[Updated] EA servers down (error code 100, 918, 721, 524): ‘Apex Legends’, 'Anthem', ‘Battlefield’, ‘FIFA 19’ all facing 'unable to connect' issue

Latest status: there are new updates that have been added at the bottom of this story…

Original story from April 22, 2019

When will EA servers be back online? If you are looking for an answer to this question, you aren’t alone.

Looks like majority of EA servers are down (not online) at the moment. Games like ‘Apex Legends’, ‘Anthem’, ‘Battlefield’, ‘FIFA 19’, ‘Star Wars Battlefront 2’ are all affected. We are seeing a lot of reports from users about the same. Here’s the error many users are getting:

You lost your connection to the EA servers. Sign back in to access online features

Complainants – irrespective of whether they are on Xbox One or PS4 – are taking to social media platforms like Twitter to share the development. Following are some tweets:

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Going by reports, many users are currently unable to complete EA Account sign in or log in (Code 100). This Reddit thread here reveals users across the world are suffering from this outage.

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So far, we could not find an official word from the company on this ongoing outage, but we are constantly looking for more info. Will update the story as and we come across any news worthy development.

Meanwhile, if you are affected by this outage, share your thoughts with us and others by dropping in a comment below.

Update 1 (April 22)

One user finally managed to log in. Here’s the workaround and other info they shared:

Just try to keep logging in. I tried maybe 20 times over 20min and finally got in. From what I gather it’s an ea server across all games issue. Probably getting ddos attacked or something

Update 2 (April 22)

One user told us the server is back up for them.

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Check out their tweet here. (Update: Another user says servers are up. Update: Here’s another one.).

Update 3 (April 22)

Other error codes like 918, 721, and 524 have also come to light. Users of games like Anthem who are getting an error that says: “This EA account is restricted from accessing Anthem.”

Update 4 (April 22)

The servers are slowly coming back online now. Let us know if the problem persists for you.

Update 5 (July 10)

EA servers are down again. There are a lot of reports about it on Twitter currently (see here). We are trying to gather more info, so keep checking back.

Update 6 (May 17, 2021)

While users are complaining on Twitter about the servers going down, down detector also conveys Battlefield outage. What’s good is that EA has confirmed connection issue switch games:

Having trouble connecting to your game? We’re looking into issues with several of our games and services. We’ll be back with updates as soon as we have them.

Update 7 (August 18, 2022)

01:08 pm (IST): Many gamers are now reporting that EA servers are currently down or not working for them. Also, reports on Downdetector suggest the same.

07:33 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with EA has now been resolved.

Update 8 (September 27, 2022)

10:00 am (IST): Many gamers are now reporting (1, 2, 3) that they are facing issues connecting to EA servers. And the outage seems to be affecting various EA games including Madden 23, Apex Legends, FIFA 23 and more.

Update 9 (September 28, 2022)

05:35 pm (IST): According to reports on Downdetector, the recent outage with EA servers has now been resolved.

Update 10 (November 17, 2022)

05:36 pm (IST): Many gamers have taken to Twitter to report that EA servers are currently down or not working for them.

Update 11 (November 18, 2022)

07:03 pm (IST): The recent outage with EA servers appears to have been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh reports.

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