In October EA SPORTS made a modification to the matchmaking system in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT). This change was targeted to help increase the quality of online matches by updating rules around acceptable ideal ping thresholds.
There have seen some initial ping improvements across matches globally, and EA SPORTS will continue to monitor the matchmaking system and make adjustments as needed. Their priority with the matchmaking system is to ensure an optimal and fair online experience. They need to then balance and tradeoff between three main factors when tuning the matchmaking: opponent connection quality, skill level gap and the overall time a player must wait to find a suitable opponent; each factor must be carefully weighed to maintain a well-balanced experience. They’re also looking at more ways for players to see in-game information about their connection status.