22 Jul 2021 5:20 PM +00:00

The PSN servers are down as PlayStation Network stops working (July 22)

Update: 17:15 BST

Sony's PSN monitoring site lists all PSN features as up and running now. Down Detector reports have dropped significantly, though other services, including Fortnite, could still be affected at this time.

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PlayStation's PSN network servers are down this evening, with reports of possible sign-in problems for PlayStation users on PS4 and PS5 consoles on the rise across social media.

Problems with the service first began at around 4.30pm BST with numerous reports from players complaining that they were experiencing issues with the service.

Independent outage monitor Down Detector has received a surge of PSN down reports with the majority of issues relating to ''sign-in' issues.

There are also countless reports of players receiving an CE-33743-0 error message, but there's nothing you can really do to correct this error message.

Why? It's because it's one of the most generic issues the PS4 and PS5 consoles can face.

According to Sony the CE-33743-0 error means the "Connection to server failed" and the only suggested corrective action is this:

The PS4 was unable to connect to the server. Please try again later.
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As we mentioned, not very helpful. You can check the status of the PSN here should you so desire.

Last we checked there have been 18592 reports as of 5pm BST this evening but it's likely to grow the longer the outage continues.

For those who do not know, DownDetector is an independent website that tracks social mentions around certain topics to detect server outages across the globe.

The Down Detector outage map says that the PSN issues are hitting users across the world, but predominantly in the UK, Europe and North America.

There's currently no word on what is causing the issues or when they will be fixed but it's impacting numerous online games.

This includes Call of Duty Warzone, FIFA 21, Fortnite, Overwatch, Rocket League and more.

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