After skipping July 2015, the monthly PlayStation Network maintenance is back next week, with Sony announcing that the PSN will be down on Monday, August 17/Tuesday, August 18, depending on your region.
Expected to last for around 1.5 hours, here’s when you can expect the maintenance:
Monday, August 17
- 9:30pm PT – 11pm PT
Tuesday, August 18
- 12:30am ET – 2am ET
- 4:30am BST – 6am BST
As Sony adds, “Anyone who already has a PlayStation Network account can still sign in to their PlayStation Network profile, play games, and use most applications while this maintenance is carried out.”
However, during the maintenance you won’t be able to access Account Management, PlayStation Video, or complete a purchase in the PlayStation Store.
If you haven’t done so yet, Sony recommends activating your PlayStation 4 console as primary, which will ensure you have the “best experience” during all maintenances.
Just like they’ve done in the past, Sony explained why they sometimes need to do PSN maintenance:
We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.
We’ll send out a reminder about the PSN maintenance before it takes place next week.