It’s a big week for EA as the developer gets ready to release nextgen upgrades for their titles on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. With a busy week ahead, the login servers going bust today doesn’t paint well for the developer and is a grim sign for anyone planning to enjoy the holidays playing Fifa or any other EA title.
According to various reports, fans of various EA games such as Apex Legends, Battlefield, and Fifa 21 were unable to login and play online. Since all games are always online service, players were unable to play even offline modes.
An Independent website, Down Detector, also confirmed receiving hundreds of reports that FIFA 21 isn’t working along with other EA games. Down Detector monitors various social mentions around certain topics to detect when services go down across the world and publish an outage map that showed FIFA 21 issues were affecting users in the UK and Europe.
Without waiting for EA Support to acknowledge the outage, players quickly took over social media sites and started complaining about the outage.
“Hello, I am trying to enter FIFA 21 ultimate team servers from Athens, Greece, but it does not let me enter,” one fan tweets. “I am on PS4. I have restarted both the game and the console and checked my WiFi and it is running fine. Are the servers down?“
“It’s a shame that servers are down because I’m unable to buy the 12,000 fifa points I planned on getting…. oh well, best spend it on scouts on pes instead.”
Soon the EA Support responded and ensured players that they are looking over the issues and will be trying to restore services at the earliest.
“We’re looking into issues with our games, and services. We’ll be back with updates as we have them.”
Since that Tweet, the services are restored for the majority of players with some areas still experiencing the outage.