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 Friday, October 23, with widespread reports from players unable to connect to the servers.
Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players started dropping into the online servers of EA’s flagship football game on October 6 with the release of the Champions and Ultimate editions of the game, while others needed to wait until October 9 for the general release of the game to hop into modes like Ultimate Team, Seasons, and Pro Clubs.
As always though, there are a few teething problems with the online services with so many players trying to hop onto the game at once, and it appears that on October 23, many were unable to gain access to FIFA 21’s online capabilities.
So, let’s take a look at the latest update on connectivity issues.
Are EA servers down for FIFA 21?
October 23, 2020
It seems that EA is running through some scheduled maintenance, but not everybody will have been aware of this taking place. This was confirmed by FIFA Direct Communication.
Fans around the world tweeting that the EA servers are down, leaving them unable to connect. They have been posting on social media and sending reports into Down Detector, which is a website that monitors the server status of different titles.
The website confirms there are reported “issues” with EA’s servers, as expected, meaning players are unable to play FIFA Ultimate Team and their Division Rivals matches, fight for promotion in Seasons or join up with their pals to take on the world in the always popular Pro Clubs mode.
The server instability likely results from the new Rulebreakers update which brings a new set of FUT cards to the game.
EA has confirmed this should only last an hour, though these things often go over their deadlines. We’ll keep you posted with updates to this article in due course.
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