It seems as though EA is experiencing major problems at the moment, as the Battlefield 5, Apex Legends, and FIFA 20 servers have gone down. The issues seem to be affecting all platforms, including PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Here’s everything we know so far regarding the servers down, including a comment from EA themselves.
EA Servers Down on February 18th, 2020
According to DownDetector – a website dedicated to providing the latest reports on server issues – EA is currently experiencing a major outage across their services. As of the time writing, there have been over 3000 reports on Electronic Arts alone.
These issues seem to primarily affect video games like FIFA 20, Battlefield 5, Star Wars Battlefront, and even Apex Legends on PC while it is available on Origin.
On FIFA 20, players are experiencing the following error message:
You lost your connection to the EA servers. Sign back in to access online features. See ea.com/unable-to-connect.
As for Apex Legends, the error message reads:
Connection to server timed out. See EA.com/unable-to-connect for additional information.
Likewise, there is a similar error message occurring on Battlefield V and Star Wars Battlefront.
There’s no sign of when these issues will be fixed, although EA did acknowledge the issues on their support twitter. EA Help claims they’re “working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible,” so keep an eye out for further updates.
We’re aware of a problem currently impacting EA and EA Help services, so you may have trouble reaching us. We’re working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and we’ll keep you informed.— EA Help (@EAHelp) February 18, 2020
We’ll likely see the EA servers back up and running in a few hours from now, although there is ETA on a fix as of yet. If we hear anything official, we’ll update this as soon as possible, so you periodically refresh the article to be instantly aware of when the EA servers are online.
UPDATE – 19:00 GMT, Feb. 18: All issues have now been resolved and the servers are back online, EA has confirmed via recent tweet.
The issues affecting EA and EA Help services has been resolved. Thanks so much for your patience!— EA Help (@EAHelp) February 18, 2020