Fortnite down on Xbox One servers with Black Ops 4, Destiny 2 and others

It has now been confirmed by Microsoft that gamers trying to play Fortnite, Black Ops 4 or Destiny 2 tonight, will run into issues. This is down to a problem with digital content and may not affect all players who own disc versions of these games. This will also be the reason why problems on […]

File-sharing software on state election servers could expose them to intruders

Enlarge / Stickers await residents who vote at the Parks and Recreation Center building on August 14, 2018, in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images) As recently as Monday, computer servers that powered Kentucky’s online voter registration and Wisconsin’s reporting of election results ran software that could potentially expose information to hackers or enable access […]

Sony goes back on 11-year-old promise to keep Warhawk servers up

Enlarge / The tank is Sony. The explosion is Warhawk players’ hopes and dreams. (credit: Sony) If you read Ars Technica (or simply play online games regularly), you’re probably accustomed to game makers shutting down online gameplay servers at will, often with little-to-no notice. When it comes to the impending server shutdown for early PS3 […]

PUBG Mobile update time: Servers DOWN as Tencent reveal 0.9 release news, download plans

PUBG Mobile update 0.9 arrives this week (Image: TENCENT) PUBG Mobile servers are going offline for an extended period, to make way for a new patch. The latest news shared by the Tencent team suggests this new scheduled maintenance will last for several hours. An in-game warning states that PUBG Mobile servers will be down […]

Trivial authentication bypass in libssh leaves servers wide open

Enlarge (credit: starwars.com) There’s a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to gain unfettered administrative control of a vulnerable server. While the authentication-bypass flaw represents a major security hole that should be patched immediately, it wasn’t immediately clear what sites or devices were […]

Fortnite DOWN: Servers offline as Epic Games release update 5.40.2

Fans will have to wait until the game servers return before they can download the latest Fortnite Update. Fortnite servers are down for maintenance being performed by Epic Games this morning, which will be followed by two new patch releases. The first is billed as 5.40.2 and is actually more of a backend patch which […]

PUBG Mobile update: Servers DOWN as Tencent begin Sanhok 8.0 release

Tonight will see PUBG Mobile servers go offline for an extended period of time. According to the latest news shared by the Tencent team, this new scheduled maintenance will last around eight hours. However, there’s also the chance that this downtime will take less time, meaning PUBG Mobile might be back online sooner. It’s currently […]

Fortnite DOWN: Epic Games taking servers offline ahead of patch notes reveal

Servers are being taken offline for maintenance this morning as the development team prepare to launch update 5.40. The news was confirmed earlier this week, with Epic Games revealing that Fortnite would be shutdown this morning. This is scheduled to begin at around 9am in the UK and will likely last several hours. This server […]

PUBG servers DOWN on Xbox One: How long is Battlegrounds offline for 1.0 maintenance?

PUBG is about to release in full on Xbox One, as update 1.0 prepares to go live. But before the release of PUBG 1.0, developer Bluehole is taking the game offline for a marathon maintenance period. Battlegrounds is going offline for 16 hours on Xbox One, starting at 9am BST. The servers will come back […]

World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth COUNTDOWN: Release date, time, requirements, servers

World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth is launching today with Blizzard releasing the WoW expansion at the same time across the world. This is the first time in World of Warcraft history that a Wow expansion is getting a simultaneous launch. In most regions the World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth expansion is launching on […]