FIFA 13 Ultimate Team exploit: EA issues perma-bans, service back online

By Dave Cook, Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:20 GMT

FIFA 13 Ultimate Team’s web app went offline today following a wave of exploit claims from angry fans. The service is back online and offended players have been spanked with perma-bans, EA has revealed.

Players were taking advantage of an exploit that saw them receiving top-tier players from restricted packs with ease. Offenders were then selling their top players back into the economy, which has negative effects on its balance.

EA’s official FIFA twitter feed was updated to announce that FIFA 13 Ultimate Team’s web app was up and running again, “The FIFA Ultimate Team Web App is back up and running! Thanks for your patience”

“Yesterday, a very small number of users attempted to gain an unfair advantage on the FUT Web App.”

“Web App had to be taken offline to be stabilized and ensure a level playing field for all FUT users.”

The feed also saw a post that confirmed perma-bans for offenders, “Permanent bans for FIFA 13 FUT have been served to all users who attempted to gain an unfair advantage.”

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