FIFA 16 Searching for Opponent matchmaking fix

By Alan Ng - Sep 29, 2015

We have been playing FIFA 16 Ultimate Team since launch and we have noticed that there appears to be frequent issues with regards to finding opponents to play in online modes.

Specifically, many users are complaining that they can’t find an opponent in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team online and are constantly waiting for long periods of time on the FIFA 16 ‘Searching for Opponent’ screen.

We have done some digging on this issue and found out that there are a lot of players who are suffering from the same problem right now.


You can see an ongoing discussion on the official FIFA 16 forums about it, although there does appear to be a potential FIFA 16 matchmaking fix that you may want to try if you can never get into a FIFA 16 game online.

To try the fix, go to Customize > Online Settings> Matchmaking> and then toggle the option to ‘No’, which will then turn off local IP matchmaking.


This isn’t ideal though, as obviously using this method could open you up to playing matches in completely different regions and thus increasing the likelihood of experiencing lag.

Still, you could try it out for a few matches and see if your situation improves. Have you been seeing the Searching for Opponent message constantly in your area?

Get in touch with us below with your experience and let us know how you get on.

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Also See: FIFA 16 FUT Transfers updated list on Sept 2

  • Sam Saldana

    Wassup just bought Fifa 16… Can’t find opponents… Xbox1 is there a fix yet???

  • Vladimír Albrecht

    I gave them money and i can play only with my mum or dog!!!!! I bought it for online modes… F..k!!!!!!

  • Subhakar Dattala

    Same things is happening with me.I am from India and this suxx tbh..,i havent played a single game till now

    • Abhijeet Singh

      bro tell me ur fifa 16 Name so i can add you … i am also having the same problem i cant find opponent its not working for me … i add you so we can play togther… my fifa 16 id is — abhijeet309

      • Subhakar Dattala

        Peekaboo7799…add me bro

        • Harsh Pranami

          Hey bro my origin id is harshpranami Add me too. Btw did you fix it?

        • Subhakar Dattala

          unable to fix it mate..i ahve no idea what to do..

        • Harsh Pranami

          Sorry for the late reply. I’ve applied for refund. Every year they bring out same game and it gets worse. And stupid fifa have extended their contract up until 2022.

  • Desmond

    Still Can’t find opponent !!!

  • Greedy_EA

    Wtf EA. Still find no fk opponent. When is this gonna be fixed?

  • TheDangerous

    i opened all the ports i need to open, changed that setting as well and still took ages to find opponent.
    When I bought it I could play for couple of days normally without any issues, then its just changed and took 30 mins to find an opponent…

  • Milan Tomkins

    Doesn’t work

  • slade augustine

    Sold my Fifa 16 because of this problem. Bought PES finding opponents in seconds

  • steven woodbridge

    I have tried everything. I just cannot find an opponent. It really is a shambles since ea are refusing to come out and advise us on what they are doing to sort it. Really let down. Based in Oldham, Manchester

  • the nude dude

    I got opponents in Seasons for one day a couple days ago. Haven’t gotten an opponent since. Is EA going to address this or is this part of making the game ultra realistic this season by making it as unresponsive as FIFA in real life?

  • Edgar Arana Duque

    Doesnt work. Any other solution ?

  • Kichie

    Still doesnt work,

  • ogone

    This does not. Work ea please do something or you will lose customers this is extremely frustrating

  • Andrés S.

    this isn’t a solution. the problem is other.

  • André Filipe

    i have this problem too and that thing doesnt work!! EA…. i spend 79€ for my FIFA 16 Deluxe Edition

  • Ricardo Gomes da Costa

    i have this off since the beggining, but nothing still !!!

  • Sirr Stanley

    i try this option too but nothing happend. it still searching for opponent with hours. EA need to do something.