How to Unban Your EA Account – Full Guide

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Got your EA account banned? No worries, as below we’ll go through a full guide on what you need to do to unban your EA account, as well as how to avoid going through this ever again!

EA is behind a lot of very popular games, among them a few competitive online ones such as Apex Legends, FIFA 22 or Battlefield 2042.

That’s why, in order to protect their games’ integrity and fairness, they’re quite harsh when it comes to bans and suspensions. In that regard, they take every offense seriously and will punish it accordingly.

However, as it happens in a lot of other games and platforms, there’s also room for mistakes. This means that not every ban is correct and quite often, restrictions are issued unfairly, be it by the system or a human.

With that in mind, let’s see what gets your EA account banned, as well as what you should avoid doing!

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What Gets your EA Account Banned?

EA account bans are issued for a variety of reasons, some being specific to a particular game (such as banned accounts in Apex Legends) while others are general. The latter apply to the whole EA account.

In that regard, here are the most common reasons that lead to a banned EA account:

  • cheating of any type;
  • abusive behavior towards other players;
  • real-money transactions;
  • account sharing and boosts;
  • account selling/buying;
  • compromised accounts.

And, of course, there’s also a situation where you’ll get banned from EA for no reason. But we’ll talk about that later.

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EA Banned Account for Cheating

EA takes cheating very seriously, regardless of its nature. In that regard, they label as cheating the following:

  • hacks and third party software (aimbot, wallhack, ESP, radar, etc.);
  • automated software (bots, autoclickers, anti-AFK, etc.);
  • skin changers;
  • glitches, bugs or exploits;
  • win-trading (allowing yourself to lose on purpose, to increase your enemy’s rank);
  • teaming up with cheaters;
  • mouse or keyboard macros that help you in-game;
  • anything that’s giving you an unfair advantage over other players.

Cheating will get your EA account permanently banned. While other offenses carry out temporary suspensions, cheating is not one of them.

More so, depending on the game, EA will also issue hardware bans on your entire computer. This is the case for FIFA and Apex Legends HWID bans, for example.

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Banned EA Account for Abusive Behavior

Also known as toxicity, any type of abusive behavior is taken very seriously and will result in a banned EA account.

However, since it might sound a bit vague, here’s what’s considered abusive behavior:

  • any form of toxicity, harassment, threats and so forth;
  • flaming other players or insulting them;
  • griefing;
  • AFKing or leaving games on purpose;
  • not participating alongside your team;
  • trying to lose on purpose;
  • having an offense in-game name;
  • false reporting other players.

When it comes to abusive behavior, EA issues account suspensions depending on their severity.

In that regard, for mild offenses, such as AFKing, being annoying or not actively trying to win, you’ll receive a temporary EA account suspension. However, if you continue the same behavior, the punishment will increase, all the way up to a permanent ban.

Toxicity Account Ban on EA

On the other hand, for extreme toxicity, such as threats, harassment, slurs and so forth, you will get permanently banned from EA, right then and there. Even if you never had a suspension or warning before. This is also a situation where getting unbanned from EA is as close to impossible as it can be.

That’s why, it’s best to always be on your best behavior when gaming, and take frequent breaks after a losing streak. Or, simply mute your chat altogether and don’t engage anyone. Bad behavior can and most likely will get you banned.

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Real-Money Transactions

Commonly referred to as RMT, this pertains to purchasing anything from unofficial sources. As in, any merchant that’s not an official EA partner.

This means that buying any of the following from outside sources will get your EA account banned:

  • coins or points (FUT coins, Apex coins, etc.);
  • packs (FUT packs, Apex Legends Founder’s Pack, etc.);
  • skins;
  • any other currency or in-game item.
EA Banned Account for RMT

With RMT however, you risk a EA account ban for a bunch of reasons, specifically:

  • the merchant charging back their transaction;
  • the merchant bought the items fraudulently;
  • EA / Origin flags the transaction.

EA loses money if you make purchases from unofficial vendors and thus, forbids it. More so, since some merchants aren’t legitimate, they don’t want to be associated with any type of bad transaction where a player pays for coins, for example, but never gets them.

Unlike other companies and games, such as Riot locked accounts or Valorant account bans for RMT, EA doesn’t give you the opportunity to cover or pay back the missing amount from the unofficial transactions.

That means that, if caught for RMT, your account is permanently banned from EA.

EA Account Sharing Ban

There aren’t many reasons for which one shares their EA account, so it ultimately comes down to:

  • boosting;
  • allowing friends to try out a game.

While boosting is definitely forbidden, both reasons warrant an EA account ban.

Boosting means that you’re paying a high-skilled player to play on your account (or even duo with you), in order to increase your in-game rank. Since this is not fair towards other players, EA takes it seriously and punishes it accordingly. Usually, here are the punishments they issue for boosting:

  • temporary suspension;
  • removal of rewards earned through boosting;
  • permanent ban.
EA Banned for Boosting

EA follows an account penalty escalation for boosting. Thus, for your first offense, you’ll get a temporary suspension. But, if you keep doing it, it will get you permanently banned from EA.

On the other hand, allowing a friend to try out a game can get you banned because your friend:

  • is trying a cheat;
  • is toxic to others;
  • has custom work or coding software on his computer, flagged as a cheat;
  • has an unsecure computer (virus, trojan, keylogger, etc.);
  • logs from a different device/IP/location, triggering a review.

That’s why, it’s best to never allow anyone to play on your EA account, least of all to try out a game in your library.

More so, some of the best games are now free-to-play and for others, there’s always plenty of content on Twitch or YouTube to make an opinion about.

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Selling or Buying EA Accounts

Yet another account trading related EA ban. Regardless of your reason, this is just as forbidden.

Despite that, it’s understandable that some players might want to have a very high ranked account, or one with limited edition skins or rewards that are now unobtainable. However, there are quite a few problems with buying accounts, such as:

  • the account was boosted through cheats;
  • the account was sold to other players too;
  • the seller doesn’t have any account ownership info;
  • the original creator claims it back at a later time.

You see, the biggest issue here is not with the merchant per se, but rather with the creator of the account. For example, picture a very skilled player who gets their account to the highest rank. Then, they decide to quit the game, so why not sell it to a merchant and make a decent buck out of it.

The merchant will buy it from them, change its information (where possible), and then sell it further, to a different player.

Now, as the original creator of the account, who’s to say they won’t end up wanting to recover it at a later point? Maybe the game has a sequel, a new event, an expansion, and they want to jump back in. Well, as the original creator, they’ll be more than equipped to prove their ownership while claiming the account was stolen or compromised.

In turn, the EA account is recovered and restored back to them. Now, the buyer is out of the money and the account they bought.

Then again, if the buyer contacts Support about it too, that particular EA account will get permanently banned, as it will be clear it was involved in an account buying / selling transaction.

Thus, if you don’t know the creator, or if the vendor isn’t levelling up the account themselves, proceed with extreme caution.

Compromised or Hacked EA Account

Unfortunately, this is something quite common that happens to most games or platforms out there, and EA isn’t an exception.

There are tons of compromised accounts out there, that are used for:

  • being sold;
  • sending currency, skins, items;
  • cheating;
  • buying in-game items.
Hacked EA Account Locked

However, luckily, there are a few things you can to do prevent getting banned from EA due to an account compromise. And, of course, it pertains to not getting compromised, namely:

  • use a strong password, completely different from any other account/email/platform;
  • have a computer antivirus (even a free one is better than none);
  • don’t click on fishy links or fake emails;
  • don’t install weird software;
  • don’t share your account with anyone;
  • turn on the EA account two-factor authentication (do it for your emails as well);
  • don’t play from unsecure or public computers;
  • change your account’s password frequently.

If you follow the above tips, the chances of getting your account hacked are slim to none. And even if it somehow happens, it’ll be much easier to unban your EA account as opposed to a player who completely ignored its security.

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EA Banned Account for No Reason

Yup, you read that right! Getting banned from EA for no reason can and does happen, unfortunately.

However, don’t think there’s a particular Support agent that bans you on purpose for no reason. Nope. In fact, EA no reason account bans happen due to:

  • false positives (work or coding software);
  • mass / false reports against you from other players;
  • accessing your account from too many locations / devices in a short timespan;
  • blocked transactions (bank error; accidental reversal; Origin not registering it, etc.);
  • being mistaken for a bot or a cheater in some games.

The good part, if any, about no reason EA bans is that they’re easy to be overturned.

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Can You Unban a EA Account or HWID?

Yes. Contrary to popular belief, you can unban a EA account or HWID. However, this depends on a few factors, such as ban reason.

For example, an EA account that was permanently banned due to extreme toxicity, racism and threats stands close to no chances at getting unbanned.

On the other hand, an account restriction due to a cheating allegation has a lot more chances of being overturned, especially if issued unfairly.

Regarding EA HWID bans, the best way of removing them is through appealing, the same was as for an account ban.

Thus, below we’ll cover just that, namely how to unban your EA account.

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How to Get Unbanned from EA

Regardless of the nature of your restriction, in order to unban your EA account you must get in touch with their Support department. However, if you’re looking to get unbanned from Apex Legends or appeal an EA Sports FC 24 ban, we’ve covered those guides separately.

Time needed: 5 minutes

To get your EA Account Unbanned, you must:

  1. go to their Support Center here;

    it’s not mandatory to log into your EA account, but if you’re able to do it, you should;

  2. fill in your name and email then click on Next;

    make sure to put your real name as well as your EA account’s email address;How to Contact EA Support

  3. click on the Email plus sign;

    you’ll find the Email form at the bottom of the page, under “Other Support Options”;Appeal a Banned EA Account

  4. write a subject for your contact form;

    this depends on your issue, but it can be “EA Unban Appeal”, “Banned from EA for no reason”, “Hacked EA account”, etc.

  5. describe your issue;

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Once that’s done, simply press “Email us” and your EA unban appeal will be sent for review.

Keep an eye on your email, as that’s where they’ll get back to you!

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EA Ban Related Most Asked Questions

1. Does EA ban HWID?

Yes, EA issues hardware ID bans. The most common games for which HWID bans are issued are: Apex Legends, FIFA 22 and Battlefield 2042.

2. Can EA ban your console?

Yes. Regardless of the platform you play on, if you break the rules, you will get HWID console banned as well.

3. How do EA bans work?

Based on the offense, EA issues an account or HWID ban. For toxicity, boosting or currency related offenses, you receive an account ban. For cheating, there’s a very high chance of receiving a HWID ban.

4. What to do if your EA account is banned?

The only way of getting unbanned from EA is by submitting an EA unban appeal. You can find our guide on how to do that in the paragraph above.

5. How long does a EA ban last?

EA bans can be temporary or permanent. You will be notified via email regarding the type of punishment you received. However, for cheating accusations, EA issues permanent account and HWID bans.

6. Do EA bans carry over?

Yes and no, as it depends on the type of ban. For example, if you are banned from the transfer market in FIFA 21, that ban does not carry over to FIFA 22’s transfer market. However, if you entire account is banned from FIFA 21, it will be banned from FIFA 22 as well.

7. Does EA issue IP bans?

No. EA bans accounts and devices (computers, phones or consoles) altogether. Thus, you cannot use a VPN to bypass a EA ban.

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About the Author


Michael, founder and writer of Unbanster, brings over 20 years of gaming experience and a law degree to his specialized work in his unbanning service. Though he didn't pursue a traditional career in law, his unique legal perspective enables him to tackle the intricacies of gaming policies and appeals processes. Motivated by a personal unjust ban, Michael launched Unbanster in 2015 to aid gamers facing similar challenges, having successfully assisted thousands to date, striving to ensure fairness and transparency in the gaming community.

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