This page is a collection of resources to help you find the LBP server status, allowing you to check if the LittleBigPlanet servers are having issues or not!
LittleBigPlanet Server News
On May 22nd, 2021, the LittleBigPlanet team shut down the LittleBigPlanet servers once again. They acknowledged that community members had been “attacked,” marking the first time that the LittleBigPlanet team…
Important Update: LBP Reconnected has been postponed until further notice due to the server outages. Please keep checking back for update on when the servers come back online. We will…
Update: You can now use our LBP Server Status Dashboard to check if the servers are up as well as see the latest news and updates from the developers! LittleBigPlanet’s…
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 LBP Servers Down?
The LittleBigPlanet servers could be down for any number of reasons. However, the LittleBigPlanet developers have recently permanently shut down LBP 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. This results in the message, “a problem occurred when attempting to connect to the LittleBigPlanet servers 403” or “0xFFFFFFFF”. To fix the problem, you’ll need to patch your game to connect to custom servers.
How Can We Tell If the LBP 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 LBP 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.
How Was the Server Checking Tool Created?
LBP Union monitors the status of the LittleBigPlanet servers using UptimeKuma. The page linked above, called UnionStatus, is maintained by KokoFloral (littlebigmolly).