FIFA 23 online servers DOWN - Why can't I play Ultimate Team?

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Can’t pay FIFA 23 Ultimate Team? Find out exactly what is going on with the FIFA online servers and when you can get back stuck into the action below.

FIFA 23 servers DOWN

EA has announced that there is a scheduled maintenance period on Wednesday, 22 February.

During this time, you may be disconnected or unable to access online services.

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GUTTING - You hate to see this message pop up on screen

The maintenance period means you are unable to access the online features until 7am ET / 12pm GMT on Wednesday, 22 February.

This affects FIFA 23 on all platforms as well as the FUT Web App.

FIFA Online Maintenances

EA periodically takes the servers down and runs maintenance on the servers that host FIFA 23.

When they are planned, it is scheduled maintenance. However, it is extraordinary maintenance when there is an unexpected issue, and EA is forced to fix it.


The most common thing they do is upgrade the server software to match updates to the game. It involves pushing server code, restarting scripts, and enabling new content. Less frequently, maintenance is about hardware.

Most of the time, it doesn’t take more than a couple of hours. However, in rare situations, it can go up to six hours. After that, you will be able to continue playing as usual.

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