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FIFA 13 Ultimate Team exploit causes fan backlash, economy upset

Thursday, 20th September 2012 10:57 GMT By Dave Cook

FIFA 13 Ultimate Team is experiencing exploit issues that sees players gaining access to top tier players for free and selling them on, potentially setting the game’s economy off-balance. EA’s forums have lit up with angry gamers demanding that EA takes action.

The exploit applies to the web browser version of FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, which has now gone offline to presumably give EA a chance to fix the issue, which gives people access to restricted card packs.

Eurogamer reports that the official EA forums have seen a barrage of complaints from angry gamers wanting the exploit hole to be plugged, and for normal service to resume.

The report adds that while offending players can be perma-banned, the exploited cards sold will still remain, creating a negative impact on the game’s economy.

More as we get it. Thanks again Eurogamer.

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3 Comments

  1. SplatteredHouse

    Couldn’t they just establish who exploited, and drop the value of that players illegitimate cards by literally wrecking its stats, to where it’s no longer desirable – if indeed they do control their economy?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mojo

    that would punish ppl who legitimatly obtained those players.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Even if it had to be done to ALL the top-rated cards in the system, they could still identify the cheats, and ensure that they don’t get a free “2nd Edition” (restored) replacement for the affected cards, where anybody else would receive that complimentary.

    #3 2 years ago

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