FIFA 23 servers down as players flood early access launch, unplayable Ultimate Team

FIFA 23 officially kicked off its early access period today for those who purchased the Ultimate Edition, and already the servers are down.

At the time of publication, Ultimate Team was unplayable on PlayStation and Xbox.

FIFA 23 won’t launch properly until this Friday, September 30, and its early access wasn’t supposed to start until 4 p.m. this afternoon, but the 10-hour EA Play trial was made available a day early, which means that the actual launch of FIFA 23 was yesterday, September 26th.

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EA has now acknowledged the issues and issued a statement on Twitter:

“We are investigating reports of some players being unable to connect to EA servers and will provide an update in this thread when available,” the publisher wrote.

We’ll keep an eye on the servers throughout the evening. In the meantime, it’s worth checking out our FIFA 23 launch guide to see what it’s all about.