UPDATE: It seems like things are coming back online!
Good news, we're seeing recovery across our games and services! Thanks again for sticking with us! Still need help? Let us know through here or our EA Help site.
— EA Help (@EAHelp) October 24, 2020
Original story below….
EA have temporarily disabled match creation in FIFA 21 due to ‘connectivity issues’, rather unfortunate when they are about to release the Rulebreakers event for the Ultimate Team mode.
We have temporarily disabled match creation in all active FIFA titles while we investigate reports of connectivity issues. We'll provide an update in this thread when one becomes available.
— FIFA Direct Communication (@EAFIFADirect) October 23, 2020
There are reports that other games are suffering online problems including Apex Legends, Madden 21, and NHL 21. The good news is that EA have identified the source of the problem and are working to fix it.
Wanted to give you all an update: We've identified the source of the issue and we're actively working on a resolution. Thank you so much for your patience!
— EA Help (@EAHelp) October 23, 2020
FIFA 21 scored an impressive 8/10 in our review.
On the pitch, FIFA 21 is an incremental improvement over FIFA 20, but doesn’t address some of the biggest issues with defending and the high-scoring matches this leads to. With Volta still missing a certain spark and Ultimate Team not really changing much, it’s the Football Manager-inspired Career mode that takes the biggest step forward. It’s still a good football game, but it feels like the real focus is on next-gen.
You can read the full review here.
Rulebreakers players will be available in FUT over the course of the campaign, with the first group released on Friday 23rd October. Rulebreakers leave behind their previous styles of play and transform into different kinds of stars with game-changing stat updates.
Now you can play in new ways with some of your old favourites, creating variety in squad building like never before. Keep your eyes peeled for additional FUT 21 Rulebreakers to be made available through upcoming Squad Building Challenges and Objectives.
In addition, for the first time, by completing select Objectives during a limited-time Live FUT Friendly event, you’ll be able to obtain an exclusive Rulebreakers player reward. Finally, Halloween and Day of the Dead also return to FUT with Squad Building Challenges and Objectives featuring themed kits, stadium items, and pack rewards beginning Thursday 29th October.