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Original story (published on April 15, 2021) follows:

Many Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale players have scrambled to Twitter and Reddit with claims that the games are down on Xbox, PS4, PC, and other platforms.

These three popular games by Hi-Rez Studios see thousands of users daily and are some of the most recent games from the company.

Like most other modern games, the developers add new features or squash bugs via server-side updates or patches to keep things going smooth.

But in the recent few hours, players have been left scratching their heads seeking more information on why Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale are down on Xbox, PS4, PC & other platforms.

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Paladins still down. It’s almost 3am. How long will it be down??? (Source)

Paladins and SMITE are both down for me :/ (Source)

The outage for Smite has also been recorded on the official Xbox Status page which indicates that it has not been fixed yet.

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But before you go calling out Microsoft or Sony to fix the problem on the Xbox or PS4, you should know that this downtime was planned.

Smite, Paladins, and Realm Royale are all down on the Xbox, PS4, PC, and other platforms due to scheduled server maintenance.

At present, only Rogue Company — developed by Hi-Rez Studios — is operational.

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However, it seems that the maintenance is taking longer than usual. This has led some players to poke fun at the developers.

I’m not sure if there is actually maintenance. I think the servers might have just given up without supervision. (Source)

The one time I stay up late, and it’s under maintenance for over an hour… (Source)

Nevertheless, the three games under maintenance should be up and running soon. We’ll post an update if there are any further developments.

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Update 1 (February 25, 2022)

09:00 am (IST): Smite servers are currently under maintenance, as confirmed by Hi-Rez Operations on Twitter and it’s official server status webpage.

Therefore, if you’ve been wondering why the game isn’t working, you can expect it to go live again very soon.

Update 2 (March 05, 2022)

11:38 am (IST): Many players are again reporting that Smite is down or not working for them. Users have taken to Twitter to raise their complaints. Moreover, the reports on Downdetector also suggest the same.

Update 3 (March 07, 2022)

03:29 pm (IST): The outage with Smite seems to have been addressed earlier, but fresh reports on Downdetector indicate that it’s down again for some users.

Update 4 (March 09, 2022)

06:23 pm (IST): It seems that the issue with Smite has been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Twitter and Downdetector.

Update 5 (May 09, 2022)

11:46 am (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter and Downdetector indicate that Smite is again down or not working for many.

Update 6 (May 13, 2022)

12:56 pm (IST): The recent outage with Smite is seemingly resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Downdetector.

Update 7 (May 20, 2022)

10:47 am (IST): Many users are now reporting on Twitter and Downdetector that Smite is down or not working for them.

Update 8 (May 23, 2022)

12:18 pm (IST): Users are still reporting that Smite is down or not working for them. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also suggest the same. Unfortunately, the support team hasn’t yet acknowledged this outage.

Update 9 (May 25, 2022)

05:23 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Smite has now been resolved.

Update 10 (May 30, 2022)

12:35 pm (IST): Many users have taken to Twitter to report that Smite is currently down or not working for them. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also covey the same.

Update 11 (June 1, 2022)

02:13 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Smite has now been resolved.

Update 12 (June 6, 2022)

12:24 pm (IST): Many users are now reporting on Twitter that Smite is currently down or not working for them. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also suggest the same.

06:46 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Smite has now been resolved.

Update 13 (June 17, 2022)

11:34 am (IST): According to Hi-Rez Studio’s support page, devs are investigating the connectivity issue which is preventing Smite players from accessing the game.

06:35 pm (IST): Hi-Rez Studio on its official status page has confirmed that the connectivity issue has now been resolved. That means players will now be able to access Smite without any issues.

Update 14 (June 21, 2022)

08:35 am (IST): Recent reports on Twitter and Downdetector indicate that Smite is currently down and not working for some users.

Update 15 (June 27, 2022)

12:06 pm (IST): Fresh user reports on Twitter and Downdetector now indicate that Smite is again down or not working for many.

06:32 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Smite has now been resolved.

Update 16 (August 8, 2022)

12:02 pm (IST): Many players have taken to Twitter to report that Smite servers are currently down or not working for them. And reports on Downdetector also suggest the same.

06:27 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with Smite has now been resolved.

Update 17 (September 19, 2022)

11:59 am (IST): Many gamers have taken to Twitter to report that Smite is currently down or not working for them. Also, an expeditious spike in the number of reports on Downdetector conveys the same.

Update 18 (September 20, 2022)

11:11 am (IST): Reports on Downdetector now suggest that the recent outage with Smite has now been resolved.

Update 19 (July 11, 2023)

08:24 am (IST): Some Paladins players report ongoing server issues preventing them from accessing the game (1, 2, 3).

05:21 pm (IST): The reports about the Paladins outage stopped hours ago, so it seems that the game is already working correctly.

Update 20 (August 4, 2023)

08:22 am (IST): Some players are facing an issue where they are getting stuck on loading screens. The dev team is already aware and investigating.

We’re aware of an issue preventing players from progressing past the Loading Vendors stage of login & looking into it.

Thank you for your patience & apologies on the disruption! 💚
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02:05 pm (IST): The dev team confirmed that the game is now working correctly. Also, they will give compensation for the problems.

We’ve brought the game back online & resolved the issue!

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we worked through this. As thanks, we’ve activated 2x Champion XP for the weekend!
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