If you've been trying to play some Ultimate Team, you might have noticed that FIFA 23 is down today (Thursday 24th August), with EA Sports taking the servers temporarily offline for its massively popular football game.


This latest batch of FIFA downtime has affected older games in the franchise, too. You may have found that you've been unable to play FIFA 18, 19, 20 or 21 at the same time.

It's nothing going wrong on your end. This is scheduled maintenance.

Read on to find out everything there is to know about the latest batch of FIFA 23 downtime and to see when it's due to end.

Is FIFA 23 down?

The official EA channels have confirmed that FIFA 23 is down at the time of this article being updated (the morning of 24th August).

On the FIFA 23 Direct Communication Twitter account, it was announced at 5am this morning that "scheduled maintenance" was starting and "you may be disconnected or unable to access online services" during this period.

Match creation was disabled half an hour before the maintenance began.

When will FIFA 23 servers come back online?

In that same tweet, which we've included below, EA confirmed that FIFA 23 should come back online at 11am UTC. That's at midday here in the UK.

FIFA 21, FIFA 20, FIFA 19 and FIFA 18 should come back online from 10am here in the UK.

Of course, these things are never an exact science so it might be wise to give a bit of extra time on top of that before you try and jump back into your FIFA Ultimate Team.

How to check if EA servers are down

In future, whenever you want to know if the EA servers are officially down, it's best to check the FIFA 23 Direct Communication account on Twitter, which appears to be updated regularly with server status information.

If that Twitter account (and the Trello board it links to) don't seem to tally up with your experiences, it's also worth checking Down Detector, a community-generated site where players can log their issues and see if anyone else is currently having problems as well.

There's also a comment section on there, which can come in handy if you're trying to work out what's going on. Beyond that, it can't hurt to see what the game's marketing team are saying on the main FIFA Twitter account. Hopefully your issues won't last long!

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