[Updated] Xbox Party Chat down, not working or getting disconnected for many users

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on October 05, 2019) follows:

Just in case you’re trying to get your head around why Party chat is getting disconnected, find solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one facing issues lately.

A quick look at micro-blogging site Twitter conveys there are many other affected by the issue where they have trouble connecting to Xbox parties. Parties, as you may know, allows players to get together and chat with their friends through your Xbox One.

For a quick glance, here’s how some of the complainants word the problem:

@XboxSupport
Is party chat messing up or something. Had to reconnect to party chat 3 times for it to actually work. And even though I’m in the party. It is very laggy. #Help #Xbox
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@Xbox

@Microsoft
What the hell are you guys doing, Xbox live parties aren’t working.
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Yo
@XboxSupport
what’s going on with party chat on Xbox one
source

Any official word on the matter? Negative, as yet. We’re yet to locate a word from the official service channels or their social media handles.

Rest assured, we’re keeping a continuous tab on all related developments, and will update this page with relevant info as and when we come across any. So in case you’re encountering the problem discussed here, stay hooked for updates.

Update 1 (January 31, 2022)

09:23 am (IST): Fresh reports indicate that users around the world aren’t able to use party chat on their Xbox consoles.

@Xbox any word on an east coast outage? Party chat not working. (Source)

@XboxSupport I just wanted to let you guys to know that the Xbox party chat is bugging out and not allowing some people to connect to the party can you guys look at this when you have a chance (Source)

Are Xbox party chats down or I’m bugging? (Source)

Update 2 (February 01, 2022)

12:50 pm (IST): While players await an official acknowledgment for Xbox Party Chat issue, here are some basic checks to do as workarounds that may possibly resolve this issue.

– Check the Xbox server status.

– Install system software updates.

– Power cycle the router.

– Check your NAT type.

– Refresh the Xbox cache.

– Refresh the party chat app.

– Use wired connection.

– Check your internet speed. (Source)

Update 3 (August 3, 2022)

06:36 pm (IST): Some Xbox and Windows gamers are still facing the issue with the Xbox Party chat system. Reported issues include disconnections and crashing (1, 2, 3).

Fortunately Xbox consoles recently got integration with the popular Discord service. So Discord becomes the best alternative to replace the Xbox Party chat system.

Update 4 (August 10, 2022)

09:56 pm (IST): Many Xbox players have recently been reporting that the Xbox Party Chat functionality is down or not working at the moment.

The Xbox Party Chat is something that adds a lot of value to gameplay and makes the player experience a lot better.

Losing this functionality, even temporarily, has led to players being frustrated and voicing their opinion on social media platforms like Twitter (1,2,3,4).

Thankfully, Xbox Support has already acknowledged the issues with the Party Chat and is working to resolve them.

We are aware that some users may be experiencing issues with Party Chat. Our engineers are on it!
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Update 5 (August 11, 2022)

09:47 pm (IST): Xbox support has informed players that they have resolved the recent issue with Party Chat.

Our teams have reported that users should no longer be experiencing issues with Party Chat. We appreciate your reports. As always, we are here & listening! (Source)

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