A FIFA 23 Server is a physical location with hardware and software system designed to operate FIFA online gameplay.
FIFA 23 Servers Status

Server Status

There are mainly three reasons why you may be unable to connect to the FIFA 23 servers:

  • The EA servers are down;
  • The platform servers are down;
  • There is a scheduled maintenance ongoing.
If you were kicked out of matches or are unable to connect, you need to check the server status to know if you can do anything to fix it or when everything will be back to normal.

EA Server Status How To Check the EA Servers Status
  1. Go to the EA website;
  2. Click in [Server Status] to expand;
  3. Check if the server of your console is working (green).
PlayStation Server Status How To Check the PlayStation Servers Status
  1. Go to the PlayStation website;
  2. Select the region of your account;
  3. Check if ‘Gaming and social’ is green.
Xbox Server Status How To Check the Xbox Servers Status
  1. Go to the Xbox website;
  2. Click in ‘Multiplayer gaming’ and ‘Games & gaming’;
  3. Check if they are all ‘up and running’ (green).
If platform and EA servers are both up and you still can’t access the game, check if a scheduled maintenance is listed on our dedicated page. If it is not, then the problem may be on your connection.
If you want to know if an outage or maintenance is going on and when the server will be live again, please check our dedicated page.
Frequently Asked Questions
FIFA EA Servers can go down for a multitude of reasons. In many cases, the servers can’t handle all the requests in times of very high traffic. Also, EA often takes the servers down for FIFA 23 maintenance as sometimes there are faults within the game that they need to fix. In other circumstances, the servers go down for unexpected reasons, such as faults that need immediate attention.
If you want to know if FIFA 23 servers are down, go to EA website and click in ‘Server Status’. It will expand the details for all consoles, and you only will need to check your server status.

You can also check the servers status of PlayStation and Xbox on their specific pages.
There are several reasons you cannot connect to EA servers, but most of the time, EA servers are down, the platform servers are down, there is scheduled maintenance ongoing, or your connection needs to be improved/fixed.
If servers are up and there isn’t any maintenance ongoing, it’s possible your account may have been banned or temporarily blocked. Try asking a friend to see if they can connect to the EA servers before pursuing further options.
Yes, EA has the ability to shut the servers off for any platform. They can perform FIFA 23 maintenance on just one console at a time.
Except in rare cases, you can play offline while EA servers are down. The following modes do not require an online connection and can still be fun if you’re at a party chat with friends:

  • Career Mode;
  • Player Career Mode;
  • Create a Club;
  • Kick-Off.
Also known as FIFA servers, game data centres house the services that allow for online gameplay. They also provide some information that is used as part of the matchmaking process but doesn’t do the actual matchmaking itself.
The following modes in FIFA use game data centers for online gameplay:

  • FUT Division Rivals;
  • FUT Division Rivals;
  • FUT Champions Playoffs and Finals;
  • Ultimate Draft (Online);
  • FUT Friendlies;
  • Online Seasons;
  • Online Friendlies;
  • Co-Op Seasons;
  • Pro Clubs.
EA works with industry-leading enterprise technology partners when it comes to game data centers and looks to place game data centers in high-population areas with quality technology vendors.

Before implementing a new game data center, EA carefully analyzes the long-term effects it would have on the players in the surrounding region since simply adding more doesn’t automatically result in a better player experience.
FIFA 23 will always try to have you play matches on your best game data center when playing online. Although that is often the nearest one, this is not always the case.

Internet service providers (ISP) generally don’t send data from Point A to Point B directly. They route this data across locations, sometimes even the whole world. This can be a physical networking infrastructure limitation of some ISPs or part of their business model. These types of decisions are ultimately handled by individual ISPs based on their unique needs and situations.

So in some cases, your connection to a game data center that’s not your nearest one is the best connection available at the moment. It is also possible for your connection to be routed elsewhere if there are internet issues impacting the route that your network traffic would normally take or if one of our game data centers is experiencing technical problems.
There are 24 FIFA game data centers across the world:

  • Europe
    Milan Paris
  • Asia
    Hong Kong
  • Oceania
  • North America
    Council Bluffs
    Los Angeles
  • South America
    Buenos Aires
    São Paulo
  • Africa
‘Approximate Location Matchmaking’ is a feature that uses your IP address to find an opponent closer to you for online play in Head to Head modes. To turn it on follow these steps:
  • From your main FIFA screen, navigate to to [Customise];
  • Select [Settings] and then [Online Settings];
  • Select [Matchmaking Options];
  • Change ‘Approximate Location Matchmaking’ to ‘Yes’.
EA Servers

FIFA 23 Game Data Centers

When you play P2P online matches in FIFA 23, your connection can only be as good as your opponent’s. If you’re playing against someone with poor Wi-Fi, your game will feel similar to theirs as you’re both sending the gameplay information required to play online to each other over that same connection.

The advantage of playing online with a game data center – the technical name for FIFA servers – is that it handles the distribution of gameplay information to all of the involved players. The game and game data center look to collect inputs at a set interval of time; then, the game data center sends this information back to everyone else in a match. This happens at the same time for all players, with the players’ individual connections determining when they receive that data.

So if one player is streaming 4K movies and trying to play on a weak Wi-Fi signal, their experience may be impacted by these factors, but it shouldn’t impact anyone else in that match. The game data center still sends the information at the same interval.

A FIFA server essentially acts as the host of the match and is responsible for distributing gameplay information to the players. In a P2P match, one of the players acts as the host.

FIFA 23 Servers Locations

FIFA 23 currently has 26 game data centers across the world. MElectronic Arts is already testing new FGDCs that will only be announced once they go live.

Europe 10
Dublin, Eemshaven, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Warsaw and Zurique.

Asia 5
Dubai, Hong Kong, Manama, Singapore and Tokyo.

Oceania 1

North America 6
Ashburn, Council Bluffs, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and Portland.

South America 3
Buenos Aires, Santiago and São Paulo.

Africa 1

Latest Servers to be added
Ashburn, Council Bluffs, Eemshaven, Helsinki, Los Angeles, Santiago, Warsaw and Zurique

Latest Servers to be removed
Amsterdam, Columbus, Mexico City, Mumbai, Stockholm and Washington DC.