Sony’s PlayStation Network experienced a global outage on Wednesday evening that appeared to last for more than an hour. On the PlayStation Network status page, every service except PlayStation Video was marked as experiencing issues.
Tens of thousands of users reported issues with PlayStation Network as shown by DownDetector, where Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and Rocket League and many other games all saw spikes in user reports as well.
We saw reports in a wide variety of languages on Twitter, and PlayStation Japan officially confirmed the outage as well. Multiple publishers, including Bethesda, Fortnite maker Epic Games, Rockstar, and Sega, posted tweets alerting players about the outage while it was happening.
During the outage, two of us here at ThinkAuthority had trouble playing games on PlayStation Now. Oddly, though, I was able to hop into a Fortnite match, a colleague was able to play Destruction AllStars, and my editor was able to download content without issues.