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[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.