FIFA 22: Weekend League EXTENDED after servers go down

FIFA 22 servers recently went down for an extended period, disrupting many players' Ultimate Team experience, including completing those final FUT Champions matches before the cut-off.

Stay on top of all the latest on the situation right here, including how Weekend League has been extended.

Red Alert

FIFA 22 servers were first reported as down around 4:30pm ET / 9:30 pm BST on Tuesday, 17 May.

The issues affected all platforms, with many players being taken out of online games directly.

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NO FUTING WAY - Many players reported the FIFA 22 servers going down

Players experiencing these FIFA server woes reported the typical error message, which states "Unable to connect to the EA servers at this time. Please check your network connection or try again later."

The timing was terrible, with many users getting in their last few Weekend League matches before the window expired at 3am ET / 8am BST on Wednesday, 18 May.

Taking Action

The message got out to EA, who used their FIFA Direct Communication Twitter account to let users know the issue was being investigated.

They followed this message up nearly two hours later, saying:

Players should now be able to connect to EA Servers again, thanks for your patience.

However, as many more players were quick to point out, the servers were not up and running again!


Half an hour after the issue was reported as fixed, we got another message from the Twitter account, letting us know that "new reports of players being unable to connect to EA Servers" were being investigated!

Finally, after nearly nine hours of being unable to access FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, the situation was fixed.

EA also extended the current FUT Champions Finals event by 24 hours, meaning it will now close at 3am ET / 8am BST on Thursday, 19 May.

It is unknown if they will issue any other compensation to users, as this is the second week in a row where Weekend League action has been disrupted.

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