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

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

FIFA 23 servers DOWN

The official FIFA Direct Communication Twitter account has announced that there is a scheduled maintenance period on Thursday, 12 January.

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

The Twitter page had previously stated that the maintenance period would take place between 5am GMT and 1pm GMT.

However, the updated post states you will now not be able to access the online features until 3pm GMT on Thursday, 12 January.

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

As well as this, all FIFA editions from FIFA 16 to FIFA 22 is undergoing a scheduled maintenance period on Thursday, 12 January from 7am GMT and 10am GMT.

Again, you will be unable to access online services on all platforms for these editions.

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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