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EA Servers down? FIFA 20 online server status & maintenance monitoring

Published: 29/Apr/2020 1:15 Updated: 29/Jul/2020 1:32

by David Purcell

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If you are one of those FIFA 20 players who have found themselves frantically looking for information about not being able to get into matches, sudden downtime or maintenance, this article should be able to tell you whether or not the EA servers are down. 

As many will know already, game developers can either have expected downtimes that are announced in advance, informing players to keep away from the game for a certain period of time while things are changed.

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However, when you can see “EA servers” trending on social media and your game suddenly isn’t allowing you to jump into a few games of Ultimate Team, Pro Clubs, or have access to online features in FIFA 20, people need somewhere to look in order to monitor the situation.

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Seeing the EA servers are having problems in FIFA isn’t ideal, but below we’ve got the latest status.

The normal EA SPORTS protocol for unexpected server issues is to keep their followers updated on Twitter, posting messages to inform members of the community about possible connection issues and server status.

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Downtime can occur in FIFA randomly, due to connectivity problems, or planned for updates to gameplay.

Below, you can find the most up-to-date server status for EA games, which we monitor regularly for our readers. This should help you stay in the loop and know not only when things are having issues, but when they’re going to be resolved by developers as well.

Are EA servers down? (July 28)

EA servers are currently working as intended, however, FIFA players have reported a wave of in-match disconnects after the FIFA Title Update #20. The 5GB update didn’t deliver much for fans, but does seem to have broken something behind the scenes.

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The developers have yet to confirm when this issue will be fixed, though they do seem to be working on a solution. For now, maybe skip that last Ultimate Team game you were planning to do jump in to, unless you want an unfortunate loss.

As is usually the case with this type of article, we will continually update it over time in order to keep players in the know with server problems and the latest.

For more information on FIFA 20 news, features, guides and more, follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK.

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FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale

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With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.

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As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

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Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.

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Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

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A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.

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We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.

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Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.


In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.