How to Fix EA App Network Failed Error

Here are some potential fixes for the EA App network failed error.

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Running into the EA App network failed error can be a bummer. It effectively keeps you from playing games in the EA library, whether those are multiplayer or single-player titles. It can appear whether you’re playing some Star Wars Battlefront or any installment in the long-running Madden franchise. I’ve had it crop up when trying to play The Sims 4. If you’ve encountered it, you’re wondering if there’s a fix. Our guide below provides some potential fixes to try.

What is the EA App Network Failed Error?

The EA App Network Failed error often boils down to one thing: there’s a server-side problem with the game you’re trying to play. Sometimes, the server issues can be global. Other times, they can be related to a specific title.

An influx of players for a new release, patch update, or in-game event can bog servers down and are all things that usually contribute to the App network failed error. Additionally, the error can appear at random while playing and occur multiple times in a row.

Is There a Fix for the EA App Network Failed Error?

From my experience, errors like this don’t have a one size fits all fix. What works for me may not work for you, and vice versa. First, you should check the EA server status by following these tips. If all of EA’s servers are down — or even just the ones for the game you’re trying to play — the only solution is to wait things out. It’s likely there’s nothing you can do until the servers are fixed and running properly.

However, there are some potential solutions that you can at least try to make sure nothing on your end is contributing to the error.

  • Sign out of the EA App and close it completely. Then sign back in.
  • Restart your computer or console.
  • Reset your router by turning it off and unplugging it.
  • Uninstall the EA App and resintall it.

Outside of those typical troubleshooting methods, some other users have said that they were able to circumvent the error by:

  • Unchecking the “Keep me signed in” and “Sign in as invisible” checkboxes when trying to log in.
  • Flushing their DNS (here’s how to easily flush your DNS from PC Mag).
  • Tweaking their VPN settings or turning their VPN off.
  • Launching the EAupdate.exe file in their Program Files.

Again, none of these potential fixes are guaranteed to work in the event of getting the EA App network failed error. Lastly, there’s a potential workaround for using Origin instead of the EA App, which you can easily find on Reddit by searching for the issue, which seems to have worked for a small handful of users. Either way, hopefully, one of these things worked, and you’re able to play again!

About the author

Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore is the Editor-in-Chief of GameSkinny and has been writing about games since 2010. With over 1,200 published articles, he's written about almost every genre, from city builders and ARPGs to third-person shooters and sports titles. While patiently awaiting anything Dino Crisis, he consumes all things Star Wars. He has a BFA in Creative Writing and an MFA in Creative Writing focused on games writing and narrative design. He's previously been a newspaper copy editor, ad writer, and book editor. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, watching football, and walking his three dogs. He lives on Earth and believes in aliens, thanks to Fox Mulder.