Updated: Xbox Live has an outage as Call of Duty DLC hits

[Updated: 10:05 pm PST: The service is back up]

Microsoft’s Xbox Live online gaming service is having an outage this evening just as new downloadable content arrives for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Just 20 minutes ago, Microsoft posted the problem with signing into the service this evening. The company said, “You might have been kicked off of Xbox LIVE, and you might be having some problems logging back in. We are investigating this issue, and we’ll get this fixed ASAP so you can get back to your favorite games, apps, movies, and music. We will let you know how things are going in 30 minutes. We appreciate your patience.”

No telling how long this will last right now. But Call of Duty fans are likely to be frustrated as Activision Blizzard was set to launch its new Revolution map pack DLC. It’s not surprising to see an outage when a new Call of Duty map pack hits because the traffic can jam the service. But we don’t know the cause right now.

Mobile developer or publisher? VentureBeat is studying mobile marketing automation. Fill out our 5-minute survey, and we'll share the data with you.

GamesBeat is your source for gaming news and reviews. But it's also home to the best articles from gamers, developers, and other folks outside of the traditional press. Register or log in to join our community of writers. You can even make a few bucks publishing stories here! Learn more.

You are now an esteemed member of the GamesBeat community. That means you can comment on stories or post your own to GB Unfiltered (look for the "New Post" link by mousing over your name in the red bar up top). But first, why don't you fill out your via your ?

About GamesBeat