EA shutting down NBA Live 18 Xbox servers later this year

EA has announced another Xbox server closure. Later this year, the NBA Live 18 servers will be closed, discontinuing several Xbox achievements.

EA shutting down NBA Live 18 Xbox servers later this year
Sean Carey

Sean Carey


If you're missing any of the online NBA Live 18 achievements, you may want to get a move on as EA has announced it's closing the NBA Live 18 servers in November.

NBA Live 18 Xbox servers to close in November

Over on EA's online services page, the publisher has announced that the NBA Live 18 servers will close on November 7, 2024, for Xbox and PlayStation. This means that any achievements related to online play will be discontinued once the server closure strikes.

Looking at the NBA Live 18 achievements, four are currently flagged as online-only: We Run the Court, Climbing the Ranks, Making a List, and Checking it Twice. Two achievements in the basketball sim have already been discontinued.

NBA Live 18 has already been delisted from the Xbox store and was removed from EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate back in 2021. If you want to grab any of the game's achievements and don't already own it, you'll need to find a physical copy.

Last month, EA also announced it was shutting the FIFA 22 servers in November.
Written by Sean Carey
Avid Xbox and achievement fan, Sean has committed to playing the best RPGs, racing games, and first-person shooters Xbox Game Pass and his precious free time will allow. Prior to joining TrueAchievements, Sean gained a degree in journalism from Solent University.
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