FIFA 15: Why is FIFA Ultimate Team down?

UPDATE 19:40: EA have announced that FIFA Ultimate Team is now ready to come back online after the scheduled maintenance planned for today ran over the original deadline.

“FUT is now ramping back up to full online service. Thanks for your patience,” They confirmed on Twitter.

UPDATE 18:20: EA have confirmed FIFA 15 FUT will be offline past the 6pm UK time earlier promised.

“Our scheduled #FUT maintenance has been extended until further notice,” A Twitter post from the dev team explained.

“New #TOTW available once the online service is restored.”

EA revealed they would be performing scheduled maintenance for FIFA Ultimate Team and EA Sports Football Club beginning at 7:00 AM UK.

The original estimated downtime was given at 3 hours but this has had to be extended, the games publisher have confirmed.

During this time, FIFA Ultimate Team, the Web App, Mobile companion app, and EA SPORTS Football Club will be offline but online service for all other game modes will be unaffected.

“Our #FUT maintenance has had to be extended. Apologies for any inconvenience. Our team is working to get you back on the pitch asap!” an EA statement explained.

“Scheduled maintenance on #FUT has been extended by an additional 6 hours. All platforms will be affected. Estimated up time: 6pm UK/10am PT.”

Chelsea star Eden Hazard recently revealed his FIFA Ultimate Legends Team, containing a range of former Premier League stars from Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.