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Key sources suggest that Xbox Live is reportedly facing issues. Bungie has confirmed the same on its Twitter page stating that players are encountering problems trying to connect with Destiny 2 servers on the Xbox One console.

Sources suggest that there’s an issue with Microsoft servers. Users are facing problems with standard services such as signing-in to their accounts, creating a new account, as well as issues with the search function.

Also, it appears that the problem affects all major platforms which include the Xbox One, Xbox 360, along with Windows 10. Elsewhere, players are also running into content issues such as buying, downloading, or redeeming codes.

In other related news, Microsoft has also announced that free Kinect adapters won’t be offered to customers who purchase a new Xbox One X console. Instead, it’ll be available as a standalone accessory at a price of $40.

To recall, Microsoft ditched the Kinect port with the launch of the Xbox One S, which made the accessory useless without the adapter. To make amends, the company started offering the Kinect adapter for free for Xbox One S customers. However, the same won’t be the case with the upcoming Xbox One X.

“We provided free adapters for a good part of last year following X1S launch, but that program has ended,” said Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft’s head of Xbox games marketing.

The Xbox One X has an engraving of Halo’s Master Chief riding a scorpion on the console’s motherboard. The engraving essentially depicts the console’s codename, Project Scorpio. Also, it probably pays homage to Master Chief, one of the most popular character in video games exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox consoles.

The newly announced console is Microsoft’s response to the PlayStation Pro. It can run games in 4K resolution. features 12GB GDDR5 RAM with 9GB specifically devoted to games. Under the hood, it has eight custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz CUP and 40 customised GPU compute units at 1,172 MHz.

Priced at $499, pre-orders for the scaled-up Xbox One X are now live while shipments begin on November 7.

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