Are EA servers down? FIFA 21 server status May 12, maintenance & downtime - Dexerto

Are EA servers down? FIFA 21 server status, maintenance & downtime

Published: 12/May/2021 10:27 Updated: 12/May/2021 10:31

by David Purcell


FIFA 21 players are never happy when the EA servers are down, and it appears that the latest offering of the popular football franchise is struggling with issues on May 12, 2021, with widespread reports from players unable to connect to games in Ultimate Team. 

Players by now expect FIFA 21 to run relatively smoothly. Unfortunately, this has not been the case with players running into regular issues with FUT rewards and server connectivity.

As these problems can strike at any time, it’s difficult to know when the servers are down or having issues. That’s why we’ve put together an article that keeps track of any server problems that players are experiencing.


Without further ado, let’s take a look at the latest update on connectivity issues.

Co-Op in FIFA 21
Players won’t be celebrating when the EA servers go down.

Are EA servers down for FIFA 21?

May 12, 2021

FIFA 21 players are currently struggling with server connectivity and cannot access online matches. Unfortunately, this means players cannot make any progress or complete any challenges in FUT mode.

EA have confirmed this is scheduled maintenance for the servers.

Reports on Down Detector spiked in the early hours of May 12, 2021. 

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Down Detector
Down Detector flagged the problems on May 12, after a surge in reports.

For now, that’s everything we know about the issue, but EA has revealed that they’ll update FIFA players when the maintenance has ended – even if it’s dragged over a little.

Rest assured, we’ll update this article with all the latest information, including news of a fix when it eventually arrives.


Stick with us @UltimateTeamUK for more updates on EA servers, FIFA 21 news, and more. We’ll be updating this page when we have more details.