Someone call technical support because EA Games servers appear to be down suffering this evening from a multitude of problems.
So whilst it might be cold comfort for FIFA 20 players, at least these issues are hitting everyone across the many EA games; and not just you on FIFA.
We imagine that's of little comfort, but it's something, we guess. Also don't think about whipping our your smartphone as it appears FIFA Mobile is also completely knackered as well.
At the time of writing thousands of players across PS4, Xbox One and PC are complaining of issues with being unable to connect to FIFA 20 servers.
According to the website 'Down Detector', which measure's outages based on social complaints, it looks as though the problems are worldwide.
There's currently a huge spike of over 2000 reports showing right now, which likely means there are thousands more from people who are far too polite to complain. But we know they're likely steaming right now.
There's been no word from EA's FIFA specific help account, known to many fans as '@EAFIFADirect' or FIFA Direct Communication, however, the traditional @EAHelp account has tweeted to say:
"We're looking into issues with our websites, games, and services. We'll be back with updates as we have them."
Likewise, FIFA Mobile's twitter account also added:
"We're aware that some players are unable to login and our engineering team is investigating. Will update as we have more info."
Unfortunately, there's little to be gleaned by actually looking at the support website for EA, because it too is broken beyond belief and not working.
Though we doubt there's much they can do given the current situation, EA's website does still suggest that any players willing can get help from the community of expert players at Answer HQ.
But don't use it just to shout at people. Servers will likely be fixed asap.
UPDATE 6:45pm – Some players online are suggesting that the EA servers might not be down, but rather, they've been hacked by a group known as lizard squad.
It's apparently as some sort of retaliation for EA's recent decision to ban prominent FIFA Streamer Kurt0411. Someone who had recently been posting abusive and threatening messages to and about EA staff.
In response, EA said.
"His messages have crossed a line of decency into very personal attacks and breach Terms of Service," EA said in a statement.
Of course, at the moment there's no precise telling why the service is down, but the twitter account for this shady group has tweeted several messages in the last hour:
"Check your EA account @Kurt0411Fifa we unbanned."
"Offline till you #FreeKurt my G!" along with a quote tweet from the FIFA Direct Communication twitter account.
"We thought it was just Fifa, however the power has took EA servers #Offline"
More to follow.
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