EA has apologised to FC 24 followers after a bugged problem by chance awarded hundreds of gamers an extremely costly and hard-to-get TOTY participant.
In keeping with a weblog posted on the official web site, plainly for twenty-four minutes on thirtieth January, gamers partaking within the new Squad Builder Challenges (SBC) had a spectacularly excessive likelihood of securing the 86+ OVR untradeable Lionel Messi card value lots of of kilos.
EA was notified of the problem and pulled the problem inside half an hour, however it was already too late; hundreds of gamers had already snagged it, main these who had not been so fortunate to name for EA to stage the taking part in discipline – actually and metaphorically – and reward the cardboard to all.
“We perceive this has precipitated frustration inside the Final Crew Group, and we apologise and admire your persistence,” the group mentioned. “We’ve explored a number of eventualities for how you can proceed in a method that’s each honest and would protect long run sport well being.”
EA’s resolution? Gamers who accomplished this SBC whereas it was accessible “will hold their rewards”, and “the SBC is not going to be returning as initially designed”. In keeping with the developer, simply “0.7 per cent” of Final group gamers obtained a TOTY Messi merchandise on the time the inaccurate problem was working (thanks, VGC).
“We all know that this isn’t an ideal resolution, and we are going to proceed analyzing our processes with the intention of minimising such points sooner or later,” the group mentioned.
“The one folks that may defend this are people who received Messi who have been panicking their card could be taken away,” opined one participant within the soccer sport’s official Reddit.
Others are disputing EA’s “0.7 per cent” declare, saying: “I imply, the percentages for getting Messi in that SBC alone was round 20-25 per cent, although.”
“It in all probability is an actual quantity, however that quantity doesn’t signify their energetic gamers neither is consultant for the individuals who had entry to their consoles at content material launch time,” agreed one other. “The vast majority of folks logging on at content material time are Europeans so nearly all of gamers who did the SBC are additionally European.”
“In the event you’re a devoted participant of the European timezone you may be seeing Messi quite a bit,” lamented one other participant.
Late final 12 months, EA needed to disable an EA Sports activities FC 24 perk as a way to handle a glitch that was giving some gamers an unfair in-game benefit.
The glitch within the soccer sim allowed dribblers with the Trickster Playstyle to connect the ball to their calf after which merely run into the opposition’s web to attain.