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Can you get banned for leaving games in FIFA?


Even experienced and skilled FIFA players can sometimes have a bad day. You’re doing your best, you’re using all the strategies that worked before, but somehow you keep on losing matches. Maybe it’s just bad luck. Unfortunately, some players may not handle the pressure well and decide to leave the game.

But are the any major negative consequences for leaving FIFA games? Let’s find out!

Can you get banned on FIFA for quitting?

If you quit more than 15 FIFA games in a row, EA will temporary ban you from competitive matches. That’s called a soft ban. The ban usually lasts from 30 minutes to 8 hours. In rare cases, it can last for up to 24 hours. The system will automatically lift the ban when that time has ended allowing you to play competitive matchmaking again.

How to end FIFA matchmaking ban quicker

If you don’t want to wait for 24 hours, finish a full Squad Battle. If this is your first ban ever, EA will lift it immediately. If this is not your first ban, you may still need to wait for a few hours to play competitive matchmaking again.

Some players have suggested that you can end the ban earlier by turning your console off and on. If the ban persists, unplug your router, and wait for two minutes. Then plug the device back into the wall outlet, wait until your console goes back online, and check if the ban is still on.

Unfortunately, this solution doesn’t seem to work on PC. Nevertheless, you can still give it a try. If you’re lucky, this quick workaround may do the trick for you as well.

Ensure you have a stable connection

EA can’t really tell the difference between rage quitting and leaving the game due to unexpected network issues. Make sure your Internet connection is stable and you have enough bandwidth to play FIFA.

Regularly restart your router, and install the latest firmware updates. If possible, use a cable connection which is more stable and faster than a wireless connection. Additionally, disconnect all the other devices connected to your router to free up more bandwidth for FIFA.

Have you ever been banned to quitting FIFA games? Did you have to wait for 24 hours to be able to play matchmaking again? Tell me more about your experience in the comments below.

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