FIFA 21 is plagued by lag issues, but you can solve them

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  • FIFA 21 landed on the gaming market on October 9 2020, and millions of players are already playing it.
  • However, bug reports have already started pilling up, especially those concerning in-game lag.
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FIFA 21 is the latest in a long line of video games centered around you managing a football team consisting of real-life players.

You train your team, trade players, play, and win championships, all from the comfort of your home.

However, things don’t always go as smoothly as we want them, since we are still talking about a game, and games are known to have bugs and issues, especially FIFA.


Many FIFA 21 players are experiencing lag spikes

According to several users on EA’s Answers page, lag spikes are very common during gameplay:

I am so fed up with this company.I played fifa 21 today in rivals and squad battles and in every game there is 1-2 times that the game freezes for like 3-4 seconds and then fast forwards  to the normal speed.That can cause me to concede goals from online opponents and also I have been disconnected twice from FUT for no reason.Help me please

Several other users came in and complained about the issue as well, and they each tried ruling out whatever the cause of the issue may be.

Eventually, it was apparent the issues were not caused by their Internet connection, neither was it because the game used up a high amount of their PC’s memory or CPU.

That being the case, the only possible culprit could be none other than FIFA 21 itself.

Admittedly, keep in mind that FIFA 21 has just been launched and that it was already riddled with bugs when users started testing out the Early Access trial.

EA Support has yet to come up with a solution to this issue, so the only thing players experiencing it can do is just wait until the first patch fix.

We’ve already covered this issue before in a dedicated troubleshooting guide, so if you don’t like waiting for EA to fix things, go ahead and give these solutions a try.