Evil Dead Not Working on Xbox - Errors and Fixes

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Image of Ash from Evil Dead 2 in the game of the same name.

The long-awaited multiplayer Evil Dead game is finally out now as we speak, but some Xbox players who have bought the game are having a hard time actually getting in. If you're one of them, we're here to help explain how to fix the issue of Evil Dead not working on Xbox.

In this Evil Dead guide, we'll go over the exact issue Xbox owners seem to face when trying to play the game. That's followed by a look at how to solve the problem so you can get into the game as soon as possible. We should say that there isn't a quick and easy fix for this, which is definitely a shame for those who have already bought the game on Xbox.

Elsewhere in Evil Dead, we've got details on whether Evil Dead single player is even a thing, as well as whether or not Evil Dead crossplay can get you playing with friends on other platforms. Lastly, is Evil Dead is Game Pass? Click that link to find out.

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Why Is Evil Dead Not Working on Xbox?

Some, but not all, of Evil Dead owners on Xbox are expressing difficulties actually getting into the game. Despite having purchased and pre-loaded the title, when they try and select the game it simply won't boot up.

It won't come as a surprise to anyone that this is a particularly frustrating error. Especially since players on other platforms don't seem to be encountering this issue, it's an oddly Xbox-specific problem. Equally, it seems that some Xbox owners can get on while others can't, make it even more confusing.

How Do I Fix Evil Dead Not Working on Xbox?

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Simply put, there isn't currently a fix for the Evil Dead not working on Xbox issue. The good news is that Saber Interactive are aware of the problem and already have a solution incoming, but it's going to take time.

This locking out of some Xbox players was supposedly caused by "a systems error," as per Saber Support. The fix isn't immediate, but it should be solved within the next few hours. They say affected players will be able to access Evil Dead at 8 AM PT/11 AM ET/4 PM BST.

Therefore, while you can't go and immediately remedy the issue, it's not too long to wait until it's solved. Within just a few hours, you'll be able to dive into Evil Dead as initially planned. Maybe play a little Dead by Daylight chapter 24 if you just need a thriller fix before things get back to normal.