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LittleBigPlanet Server Status Dashboard
Information about the status of the LittleBigPlanet game server.
Here is a manually updated list of LBP servers and when they were last online. This list does not contain custom servers created by community members.
Server Status History
LittleBigPlanet Server News
Selected LittleBigPlanet Server Updates
This is a collection of official updates about the LittleBigPlanet servers selected by LBP Union staff.
These are official updates from the developers of LittleBigPlanet.
The LittleBigPlanet Server Status Dashboard is your daily reference for news and updates about the LBP servers. If you are receiving an error code 403 or error code 0xFFFFFFFF in LittleBigPlanet, it may be a good idea to check this page to see if the servers are down. You can also see news and updates about when the servers may be returning here as well if that information is available.
Why Are the Servers Down?
The LittleBigPlanet servers could be down for any number of reasons. Recently, the LBP PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 servers have been periodically down for maintenance since early March. This results in the message, "a problem occurred when attempting to connect to the LittleBigPlanet servers 403" or "0xFFFFFFFF".
However, the LittleBigPlanet developers have recently permanently shut down LittleBigPlanet game servers for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, meaning that LittleBigPlanet 1, 2, 3 (PS3) and Vita are now all unable to connect to official online features.
How Can We Tell If The Servers Are Online?
The LittleBigPlanet server status can be determined by using HTTP return codes. We attempt to connect to the server and the server will respond with a special code. That code, if it comes back at all, will give us information about whether or not the server is online.
A very short period, such as less than one minute, is not enough to tell that the server is online. Sustained uptime for several minutes is the bare minimum, while a longer period of time is ideal.
What Are The Different Return Codes?
There are several return codes that we can use to infer the LittleBigPlanet Server Status. Some common ones are,
404: the server responded, but it told us that the webpage was not found. In the past this has meant that the server is online. However, this is not necessarily true. The servers may still be inaccessible depending on whether or not your PlayStation recognizes the security certificate of the server. Recently, Sumo Digital has begun to use a 'developer certificate' that prevents your PlayStation from connecting to the servers, even if they return a 404 status code.
503: the server we tried to reach was unavailable. This usually means that it's down for maintenance or is overloaded with traffic.
Timeout: This means that we were unable to reach the server or website.
403 (Forbidden): This means that the server refused access entirely. You may see this when trying to login to LBP on your PlayStation console.
0xFFFFFFFF: This error code, and similar codes, may indicate that the game does not recognize the server's new security certificate.
What is an Image CDN?
The image CDN was a database of uploaded photos, level badges, and sticker textures from the game. It is what the game pulls from to load images to LBP.me and in-game. There was an image CDN for both the main series games and LBP Vita. However, this network has been deprecated and is no longer in use.
How Was the Server Checking Tool Created?
The live monitoring you see at the top of the page is powered by Agent Washington, a Discord bot developed by Aklnthndr. Implementing the live server status onto this page is thanks to the combined efforts of Aklnthndr and NyaZero. The live status is directly connected to the Discord bot, so they will show the same status.
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