Best answer: Other than waiting for Sony engineers to fix any lingering PSN problems, you can always try going offline to play your games or resetting your router to see if that fixes the issue.
How do I know when the PlayStation Network is down?
Alternatively, you'll know when you try to log in to your account and suddenly can't connect to anything or play any games.
How long will it be down for?
Each outage is different, and there is no way to predict how long the network will be down for. Usually an outage will only last a few minutes to a few hours at most. In extreme cases, like during a DDOS attack or around the holidays when everyone is flooding the network, it could take a few days before PSN is working properly.
Is my account at risk when PSN is down?
Generally, no. Your account should not be at risk because the network is down. However there are cases where
What are common error codes when PSN is down?
- WV-33899-2 or E-82000168 (Could not connect to PlayStation Network)
- NW-31201-7 (Could not connect to the network)
- NP-31952-0 (Network connection has timed out)
- E-8200013A (Can't Access PSN Server)
- CE-33945-4 (Connection to server failed)
- CE-34861-2 (A network error has occurred)
If the entire PlayStation Network is down, there isn't much you can do. You can try going offline to access your games that way, but that may not work in every case — and it certainly won't allow you to play multiplayer. In order to play your digital games offline, the PS4 console you are using must be set as the primary system tied to your account.
The problem isn't always PSN, though; it may be your internet. If this is the case, try resetting your router and reconnecting your PS4 to your Wi-Fi network. You can perform a internet connection test by going to Settings > Network > Test Internet Connection on your console. If that doesn't cut it, you may also want to consider connecting your PS4 to the internet with an Ethernet cable.
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