June 19th, 2017

FIFA Ultimate Team changes explained by EA

EA want to clear the air to explain their decisions on price ranges and more.

Since the start of this month there’s been some major changes to FIFA Ultimate team, especially when it comes to transfer price range caps. In an update today they explain why these changes have been made.

“What are we trying to achieve with these changes? It’s simple – we want to keep the game fair and secure for everyone, and ensure a level playing field for all FUT fans. To accomplish this we have to root out the activities of coin farmers and cheaters who are harming your experience with the game. These exploiters generate coins illegitimately in the FUT economy through the use of bots and phishing scams, creating a flood of fraudulent in-game currency and driving up the cost of players on the Transfer Market. This inflation fundamentally damages the economy, making top players unattainable for the vast majority of FUT fans who are not exploiting the system and who simply want to play the right way.”

According to EA, these changes are “restoring balance” in the market and they are actively fighting farmers and coin sellers. The push for changes is their attempt to make FUT a “safer place to play”.

“We continue to invest in security tools, and promise to continue to find the right ways to fend off coin sellers and farmers who are hurting the game. We imposed a daily limit on matches, which has also had a positive effect in stopping coin farmers from generating illegitimate coins. But we have more work to do.”

Related:  FIFA 15 Review

As we mentioned a couple of days ago, each platform now has its own price ranges which they say will “reflect the values and dynamics in those unique economies”.

With regards to the now pulled Transfer Market from the Web and Companion App, EA say they are working hard at bringing these back but they won’t become active until they are more secure.

We recently ran one a weekly poll where we asked you what you thought of the transfer market changes and overwhelmingly you said that EA has ruined FUT’s transfer market. It’s doubtful that today’s comments will change that opinion.

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