EA servers are currently experiencing major issues, impacting users on FIFA 19 and Battlefield 1 [UPDATED] - Dexerto

EA servers are currently experiencing major issues, impacting users on FIFA 19 and Battlefield 1 [UPDATED]

Published: 1/Nov/2018 22:12 Updated: 2/Nov/2018 2:24

by Albert Petrosyan


We will keep this article updated with any new information announced by EA, or any developments that occur relating to the ongoing server and connection issues.

The game servers of Electronic Arts are currently experiencing major issues and hundreds of users are unable to get online.

The issue is seemingly impacting thousands players attempting to access major EA titles such as FIFA 19 and Battlefield 1 across Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Origin on PC.

Connectivity error messages began popping up for users on their platforms early on November 1, and even those who are able to get online are experiencing heavy menu lag, especially in FIFA 19.

Down Detector, an independent outage monitor, reported thousands complaints on social media about EA servers, with roughly 69% of them coming from FIFA 19 players.

UPDATE – 11/1/2018 5:14 PM PT

EA have announced that all services are now back up and running.

After initially being vague about the situation, EA eventually officially acknowledged that there were connectivity issues in a statement they put out on Twitter.

“We’re having some trouble with our services right now, so you might not be able to get into your games or create a case with us on help.ea.com,” they tweeted. “We’re looking into it, and we’ll let you know when we have more info.

Ironically, the EA Help website linked in the tweet is also experiencing major lag and connection issues, which likely has to do with the heavy load of users who are attempting to access the page. 

As of now, EA have not revealed what could be causing these issues or how long this situation will last before being resolved.

From the standpoint of FIFA 19, the timing could not have been any worse, as the in-game rewards for the previous week’s Weekend League were awarded on Thursday, which is also the starting date of this week’s Weekend League. 

However, in previous instances where connection issues affected Weekend League, EA have usually granted extensions to both the start and end dates of the competition, as well as the the deadline to register. 


Liverpool’s Diogo Jota has incredible FIFA 21 Ultimate Team revealed

Published: 17/Jan/2021 12:52

by Joe Craven


Liverpool and Portugal star Diogo Jota has had his incredible FIFA 21 Ultimate Team revealed, and it’s no surprise how strong it is given the forward’s obvious talent in EA Sports’ title. 

Many Liverpool fans have been delighted with the impact made by Diogo Jota after he signed for the Merseyside club from Wolves during the 2020 summer transfer window.

His pace and quick feet have offered an effective alternative to the established front three, and his impact has already been borne out in some important goals and performances.

Unfortunately, Jota picked up a pretty bad injury back in December and has been sidelined ever since. It seems he’s spending some of his recovery time on FIFA, and his Ultimate Team has now been revealed.

Diogo Jota celebrates in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.
Diogo Jota was in red-hot form for Liverpool prior to his injury.

We’ve already heard of his talents when it comes to FIFA, going an unbeaten 30-0 in FUT Champs back on FIFA 20. His team back then was impressive, but this one is just as strong.

Shared by one Redditor who came up against Jota in Champs, there’s a spot for four of his Premier League colleagues. Nick Pope is in goal, with Adama Traore’s FUT Freeze card at LB. Teammate Joe Gomez is at LCB, with Man City rival Kyle Walker at RCB. James Tavernier’s Headliners card rounds off the most meta back five we’ve probably ever seen.

Into midfield, and meta players swap for pure powerhouses. Vieira, CR7, and Ruud Gullit make up a central three, in behind Diogo Jota’s own 99 OVR pro card. Hirving Lozano’s Headliners card and R9 Ronaldo round off a truly terrifying team. The full team and their ratings are listed below.

Diogo Jota’s FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

  • GK: Nick Pope (82)
  • RB: James Tavernier (86)
  • CB: Kyle Walker (86)
  • CB: Joe Gomez (85)
  • LB: Adama Traore (84)
  • CDM: Patrick Vieira (88)
  • CDM: Ruud Gullit (90)
  • CM: Cristiano Ronaldo (92)
  • LW: Diogo Jota (99)
  • RW: Hirving Lozano (87)
  • ST: Ronaldo (94)

Diego Jota in champs from FIFA

With a team like this and Jota’s in-game talents combined, it’s no surprise that he has a reputation as one of the very best pro footballers when it comes to FIFA.

We hope to see him back on the pitch in real life soon.