EA takes action to pr event illicit buying and selling of FUT cards and items
It hasn’t been one of the quietest weeks for the community of FIFA Ultimate Team (nor for EA Sports). A few days ago, the networks exploded after multiple complaints from the public at least one company employee was caught selling cards icon or team of the year like Ruud Gullit or Ronaldo Nazario, with the consequent personal profit.
In the networks, we have seen several captures of conversations with supposed employees who have offered add these cards directly to the player’s account Thanks to his privileges and not to play games, a practice that scandalized the community, which activated the hashtag #EAGate.
EA was quick to make the accusations, making sure it was already investigating the incident and that the company was genuinely angry, understanding how “extremely annoyed and frustrated players” were. The first surveys with her showed what had happened “questionable activity involving a very small number of accounts and items”. According to EA, they assured that even if it was not a “large number”, if these accusations are confirmed, this type of “activity is unacceptable”.
The latest news from EA is that the granting of consumables and game cards to player accounts has been disabled indefinitely while the investigation continues, which is already underway. first consequences.
The granting of consumables and in-game cards to player accounts has been disabled indefinitely
This seldom-used feature, according to EA, is used to replace items lost due to game errors or as gifts for the accounts of real athletes. However these items cannot be offered for sale in the market
EA has also indicated that when the investigation is completed, it will take measures against the employees involved and any player accounts created with FUT cards or items in this illicit manner will be permanently banned and deleted game items.