The Beat

ea_logo_black_news_header_723x250.jpg POSTED BY EA Staff ON Jul 18, 2012

Notice: Scheduled Maintenance Tonight, July 18

Beginning tonight at 10:00 p.m. PT (5:00 a.m. UTC), EA will be taking its authentication servers offline for a 3.5 hour scheduled maintenance.

While these authentication servers are offline, several EA game and account services will be offline as well. Here are some of the biggest potential impacts on your play:

  • Multiplayer mode in EA console and PC games like Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3 will be unavailable.
  • The Origin client will be accessible in Offline Mode only.
  • Games purchased from Origin during the maintenance window will take longer than usual to show up in your My Games library.
  • Confirmation emails will be delayed.
  • Log-in and registration for EA sites will be disabled.
  • Pogo registration will be disabled, and you will be unable to purchase Pogo gems.
  • A small portion of mobile games may be limited to Offline Mode.


All systems should be back online by 1:30 a.m. PT (8:30 a.m. UTC) on July 19, 2012. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our services. 

Comments (27)

  1. +1 0
    It's great that we are being informed about this. I know there are a lot of times a feature or service is down and we are not really told as to why or how long it lasts. I can't wait to see the new update in action. :)
    Jul 18, 2012
    0 Replies
  2. Comment Flagged 0 -1
    it would be nice if EA would add in the time for asia players.. we're kept in the dark almost all the time when updates happen and these always happen when we're awake or active. please do inform us as well and add in the timezone for us
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  3. +1 0
    10 a.m UTC and the servers are still down.. What's going on EA?
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  4. +1 0
    11.am and the servers are still down :(
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  5. +2 0
    Oh yes, EA. 11 GMT+1 and servers still offline, come on we wanna play bf3 not a new origin! -.-'
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  6. 0 0
    servers still offline ...
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  7. 0 0
    And still off-line :-(
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  8. Comment Flagged +1 0
    Asian players should be left in the Dark all the time. You guys only know how to crush vehicles and make kamikazis with the fighter jets. Jesus. Vehicles=Asian Cryptonite. BTW EA your timetable sucks harder than a Thai prostitute and thats exactly the way to loose your Premium members.
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  9. 0 0
    210am pacific and still down. Wtf?!
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  10. 0 0
    When Would It Be Online For UK
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  11. 0 0
    Also in Europe no access yet. Keep on it people, thx in advance.
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  12. +1 0
    Can you guys please pull your heads out of each other ***** taking server offline and and scanning for viruses and restarting them doesn't take 3.5 hrs
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  13. 0 0
    Netherlands 11.30 still down.
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  14. 0 0
    Sorry 11.25 pc server is up.
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  15. 0 0
    5am estern time still down :(
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  16. 0 0
    1:07 and still down Scotland
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  17. 0 0
    5:41pm still down ... France
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  18. 0 0
    5pm here central US time. Why are the servers still down? A 2 day maintenance seems unheard of.
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  19. Comment Flagged 0 -1
    server went down 7-19-2012 at 7:30pm this is the not the first time playing ncaa football13 when is this going to stop?let me know.
    Jul 19, 2012
    0 Replies
  20. +1 0
    When is the server coming back on why having so much problm server are we paying for service that doesn't work i don't think that's far because the server is always down .when is it going to get fixed
    Jul 21, 2012
    0 Replies