In a world where many games have online components or live entirely online, staying connected is more important than ever. Giants like EA — with their Origin service and live titles like FIFA and Apex Legends —are reliant on working internet. So, where does one go if the servers are acting up? Keep reading to learn how to check the server status for EA.
Are EA Services Down?
At the time of this writing, there are reports of players being unable to connect to EA Servers. This has also been confirmed by EA Help.
Because EA has multiple services, it's best to follow the EA Help Twitter account. If any one of their many games like FIFA or Apex starts to have issues, it's bound to be announced or retweeted there.
How to Troubleshoot when EA servers are down
If you find no evidence EA servers are down and there are no known issues or downtime in your game, your next step is to start troubleshooting your devices and home network:
- Close the game you're trying to play and confirm your console, PC, or mobile device has a working internet connection.
- If the device doesn't work, check another device in your home to see if it is a problem with the local device or the home network.
- If all devices on the home network are unable to connect, check the status lights on your gateway (modem/router) and power cycle the gateway by leaving the power unplugged for 30 seconds minimum.
- If your device can connect to the internet and things like browsers and other games are working, double check the Twitter account linked above to see if any announcements have been made regarding an outage.
For more info on checking server status, turn those peepers to Are PlayStation Network servers down? How to check PSN server status on Pro Game Guides.