GEARS 5 Microsoft Store and Steam Version

So i have a friend who is currently playing Versus on the steam version.
Watching him play it right now, the servers seem to be working okay for him.

But i own the Microsoft Store Version and the servers are not even trying to connect for the past 24 hours. I can’t go into Versus at all. I know people are experiencing server issues on all platforms. Just wanted to know if anyone on the Microsoft store version was able to even connect to the server / play a few games.

I will probably just wait another 24 more hours and see what’s up it just seems strange Steam players are getting to play over Microsoft.

The store has nothing to do with it since you need a Microsoft account to actually play the game on steam.