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Titanfall State of Service: Launch Day


This is State of Service, an ongoing review of the online service of a recently launched game. See our scored review of Titanfall here.

Wednesday, March 12 | T-minus 29 days until final verdict
Current State of Service: Moderate
Summary: Xbox One and PC versions experienced matchmaking issues. Problems seem to have been resolved. PC version experiencing crash bug.

Some players experienced problems with matchmaking during Titanfall's launch yesterday. Later in the afternoon, Xbox Live itself began to malfunction, with many users unable to login to Microsoft's online service at all. Joystiq ran into these problems firsthand during a live stream of Titanfall, during which we had trouble matchmaking and even connecting to in-game parties. At one point, our own Susan Arendt left the game, rebooted her Xbox One and was unable to sign into Xbox Live. For its part, Microsoft has stated that Xbox Live issues were unrelated to the launch of Titanfall.

Late last night, Xbox Support announced that overarching Xbox Live issues had been resolved, and advised users to power cycle their Xbox One consoles. Joystiq staff then played several hours of Titanfall without further problems.

The PC version of Titanfall has encountered matchmaking issues of its own, a problem that was solved this morning, according to the Titanfall Twitter account. Furthermore, the EA Help site notes that the PC version may crash when attempting to join a friend's match while currently playing a different match. EA Help recommends exiting to the lobby before issuing or accepting invitations.

If you encounter any problems with Titanfall, let us know in the comments or on Joystiq's Twitter or Facebook accounts (use the hashtag #sos and don't forget to specify your platform!).

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