The PlayStation Network is down and players all over the world are outraged. Users have been complaining that they are receiving the maintenance error code WS-37432-9. The PSN support team has shared updates that they are looking into the matter. Unfortunately, no scheduled maintenance has been confirmed for today.
“You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience,” was Sony’s latest update.
We’re aware that some users are experiencing issues logging into PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate: https://t.co/NJX2xGusZM
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) February 2, 2017
Suspected DDOS attack
According to Down Detector, the PlayStation Network has been having these issues since 12:25 PM EST. The ones affected by the outage are the users from the UK, Europe and some parts of the US. Down Detector is a website that tracks major network outages.
— Outage Report (@ReportOutage) February 2, 2017
At the moment, it is unclear what has caused this major outage. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack might have affected the network as some players suggest. Meanwhile, hacktivist LizardSquad has claimed the said attack via a post on Twitter. But like fake news, fake accounts are also rampant, and these claims have so far not been verified.
— Mr D3AD LizardSquad (@Alexdown77Ps) February 2, 2017
According to Express UK, the following PSN services are affected:
- PlayStation Now
- PlayStation Video
- PlayStation Vue
- Gaming and Social
- PlayStation Store
- PlayStation Music
- Account Management
PS Plus free games
It is quite unfortunate since PlayStation has just announced the free games for February. Titles entering the Instant Game Collection include:
- LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4)
- Not a Hero (PS4)
- Ninja Senki DX (PS4, PS Vita)
- TorqueL (PS4, PS Vita)
- Starwhal (PS4, PS3)
- Anna: Extended Edition (PS3)
Meanwhile, these titles will be leaving the Instant Game Collection:
- Azkend 2: The World Beneath (PS4, PS Vita)
- Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PS4, PS Vita)
- The Swindle (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
- The War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4)
- Titan Souls (PS4, PS Vita)
- BlazeRush (PS3)
Stay tuned to TheBitbag for updates on the PlayStation outage.