You are not alone, (Electronic Arts) EA servers are down for many and impacting gaming services including Battlefield 1, Battlefront 2, Star Wars and FIFA 18.
It is unclear whether EA is suffering cyber attacks or a technical glitch has caused the outage but in the holiday season gaming platforms are known for suffering service interruption due to a high number of online activity by gamers.
According to DownDetector, a service that keeps track of online platforms facing connectivity issues, the outage is affecting service all over Europe, the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, and some parts of the Middle East.
EA, on the other hand, has acknowledged the issue and said that “We are aware of Origin login issues affecting some players and are currently investigating. Thank you.”
We are aware of Origin login issues affecting some players and are currently investigating. Thank you.
— EA Help (@EAHelp) December 28, 2017
Moreover, several EA users on Twitter are also complaining about the issue. Here are some the tweets from EA users:
ALL platforms and ALL users are affected. It seems an authentication system issue. Origin is offline, it’s impossible to login to any https://t.co/0fO9fPp3y3 website. Shame on you. You get billion of dollars and a decent data protection system doesn’t cost too much
— daxrob (@daxrob) December 28, 2017
Can’t log into Star Wars battlefront 2 either
— Justin (@jusin____) December 28, 2017
https://t.co/z9mJ1UjcPG Thousands have reported they have been down for a while now. https://t.co/SIr8fTK8ps
I’ve been down for about an hour
— k (@kalmamorte) December 28, 2017
Fix your servers pic.twitter.com/kLh00uH54K
— antony brands (@antony_brands) December 28, 2017
At the time of publishing this article, EA servers were down. However, stay tuned as this article will be updated soon with more information.
In a tweet, EA support said that the issue has been resolved and service is back online. However, the reason for the outage was not mentioned. “The login issues affecting Origin have now been resolved. Thank you for your patience, if you still require assistance please let us know,” said the tweet.
The login issues affecting Origin have now been resolved. Thank you for your patience, if you still require assistance please let us know.
— EA Help (@EAHelp) December 29, 2017