PLAYERS have reported that the servers allowing players to play FIFA 23 online crashed as soon as the game was launched.
The Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23 was released today 27th September at 4pm UK time and within minutes the servers were crashing.
This is probably due to the number of players trying to enter the game as soon as it launched.
Those who pre-ordered the game were able to pre-install it on their platform of choice.
This means that once the game went live, they could launch the game and join an online match.
The server crash initially only affected FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) players, but soon appeared to affect all online game modes.
EA Play subscribers were also able to join the game at launch as part of the FIFA 23 free trial.
If you try to join an online game, a message will appear preventing you from joining.
It reads: “Sorry, it appears that the EA servers are currently down. We are working to fix the problem.
“Please try again later. For more information, see ea.com/unable-to-connect.”
You can see real-time updates on how EA Sports is handling the issue here.
Currently the page reads: “[There are] Problems with our online services.
“In the meantime, you may not be able to connect to Online Modes or EA Play, purchase games through the EA App or Origin, or sign in to your account.
“We’re working hard to get you back in your game as soon as possible, so be sure to check EAHelp on Twitter for updates.”
The official FIFA Twitter account also said: “We are investigating reports that some players are unable to connect to EA servers and will provide an update this thread when available.”
Some players were able to access online matches by keeping trying until the servers allowed.
However, it seems that up to 77% of gamers have difficulty participating in online games.
The easiest way to find out when the servers are fully operational is to check the Twitter thread or website regularly.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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