PS Plus not Working, Unable to Connect to PlayStation Network

People worldwide are having trouble with PS Plus not working and being unable to connect to PlayStation Network. While there’s definitely solace in knowing that you’re far from the only one experiencing these issues, it does jack squat for actually solving the problem. So, what exactly is going on, and is there anything you can do about it? Well, let’s find out together, shall we?

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PS Plus not Working, Unable to Connect to PlayStation Network

Unable to Connect to PlayStation Network, PS Plus not Working

UPDATE March 3, 2023:
At this moment downdetector is showing that PlayStation network servers are down. PlayStation account management store, many games and socials are down at the moment. There is no official announcement what the problem is, or when it will be solved.

If your PS Plus is not working and you’re unable to connect to PlayStation Network today, that’s because it’s down for everybody. Why? because Sony is implementing a huge, global software update for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. That means that you can expect all services to be interrupted until the process is over. At the time of writing, we don’t know when that is going to be. The official announcement over on PlayStation Blog doesn’t even give an estimate as to what time they expect the update process to be over. Granted, one would have to assume that this is a pretty big operation, so it’s bound to last a while and maybe hit a few snags along the way. So, just be patient.

So, yeah, that’s why you’re unable to connect to PlayStation Network and why PS Plus is not working at the moment. If you’re reading this in the future, then it’s probably something else, but today, it’s the update rolling out. If you want to know what the new update is bringing to the table, you can check out the article we’ve linked above, or this one that’s from when the update was in beta. Basically, it seems like it’s going to introduce a ton of changes to the UI and add a number of different features. Or as I would put it, I’m gonna have to figure out where everything is all over again. To say nothing of the errors that are bound to start popping up, but that’s a matter for a future article.

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