PSN down – PS4 fans AGAIN hit by PlayStation Network server issues

PSN is down right now for a number of fans in Europe, with the latest PS4 server issues coming a few days after a massive PlayStation Network outage.

The Ask PlayStation Twitter account today tweeted to say that some PSN players are experiencing connection problems.

They tweeted: “Some players are experiencing PSN connectivity problems. Our engineers are currently investigating this. Thanks for your patience.”

However, the issue doesn’t seem to be as far reaching as the PS4 outage on Tuesday which affected thousands of PlayStation Network users.

The current PSN status for the UK is “all services are up and running”, so most gamers in the UK should be seeing PlayStation Network working fine.

PSN users took to social networking site Twitter to report issues with the service today.

One gamer tweeted: “#psndown”.

While another posted: “@AskPlayStation Is PSN still down? My console says im online, but cant get into parties or do anything online with my friends. Have rebuild database, did nothing. Help!”

And one added: “@AskPlayStation Hey PSN it’s still down for me. Shows me offline, can’t connect to party chat, can’t play any of my games that require online functions except for FFXIV. It says I’m connected to PSN but nothing’s working. Any tips on how to fix it or an update for us about what’s happening?”

The latest PSN issues comes two days after a major outage hit PS4 gamers trying to connect to the PlayStation Network.

On Tuesday PSN went down for thousands of gamers in a lengthy outage that lasted for around seven hours.

The outage began just before 5pm UK time and lasted until just before midnight, which meant it went down during an extremely busy period for gamers.

During the outage Sony acknowledged the issue on the PSN server status page, confirming that there are issues with games on PS4 and PS3.

They wrote: ”You may have some difficulty launching games, applications or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.”

The Ask PlayStation Twitter account also acknowledged the problem: “Hey! It looks like we’re having a few problems at the moment. It’ll hopefully be fixed shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience!”

The outage comes just days after system update 5.05 went live for PlayStation 4 owners.

The brand new firmware update weighs in at just 375MB and can be downloaded right now.

Unfortunately, system update 5.05 doesn’t seem to do a great deal, other than improve system performance. That’s according to the Sony PlayStation 4 patch notes.

It is, however, a mandatory update, so you will need to download and install it if you want to access features like online multiplayer.

More to follow…