PSN Error WC-40383-8 – Is PSN Down?

There’s nothing worse than trying to play one of your favorite games online, like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and finding yourself hit with an error code and being unable to connect or play. If you have encountered PSN error WC-40383-8 then you’re probably wondering what it is. Does it mean that PSN is down, or is it just me? Is my PS4 having problems? Is there anything I can about it? We’ll try to answer all of your questions.

What is PSN Error WC-40383-8? Is PSN Down?

There’s no real explanation given if PSN error WC-40383-8 pops up, which makes it a little scary. This error occurs if PSN is having trouble. Specifically the error means “could not connect to the server (HTTP 503 error).” This means that your PS4 cannot connect to Sony’s servers, and this probably means that your PS4 is fine and the PlayStation Network is indeed down. Have a check on Sony’s worldwide network server status page, this will confirm if there are any problems with PSN.

What Can I Do About PSN Servers Down?

The good news is that nothing is wrong with your PS4 console, so you can breathe a sigh of relief there. If there was a problem with your PS4 or your internet service then you would get a completely separate error code, whereas WC-40383-8 is specifically a problem with PSN on Sony’s server side.

The bad news is that it’s entirely down to Sony as for when PSN will be back up again. PSN error WC-40383-8 usually only occurs when the PSN servers are undergoing maintenance, and this can take any amount of time. You can keep an eye on the server status page and check out the official PlayStation Twitter support service, Ask PlayStation, but otherwise you’ll just have to play offline games until PSN returns.