PSN maintenance CE-34861-2 on Feb 12, back up soon
The PlayStation Network has gone down for maintenance today, Feb 12, with the PSN error code CE-34861-2. This appears when you try to access the PS Store, or during the sign-in process. The service should come back up within the next 3 hours according to a planned schedule.
The PSN maintenance started at 5PM UK time, but there was a few problems before the scheduled started time with an early outage.
It is worth noting that both the PlayStation website and PSN is down right now during the maintenance window. While the online gaming servers are expected to return at the above time, it’s not clear if the website will come back also then, or a little sooner.
The earlier downtime saw an error CE-34861-2 appear, although this didn’t happen at the scheduled maintenance, but is appearing now. If all goes to plan, then today’s downtime shouldn’t last longer than 4 hours at most. You can share status updates on our PSN outage page.