FIFA 23: A huge bug is ruining the game’s economy, angry players!

FIFA 23: A huge bug is ruining the game's economy, angry players!


Game News FIFA 23: A huge bug is ruining the game’s economy, angry players!

FIFA 23 is tens of millions of copies sold, players who play thousands of matches to reach the highest level, who carefully compose their Ultimate Team, who sell and buy cards, or who progress their favorite career team. But when an error slips into the equation, the entire economy of the game suffers.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: a well-oiled machine in which a grain of sand has entered

FIFA 23: A huge bug is ruining the game's economy, angry players!

Every year it’s the same song. fashion enthusiasts Ultimate Team, which brings a lot of money to Electronic Arts, invest a more or less substantial budget in the purchase of cards and packs in order to create a competitive team that can lead them to the top. Purchase and resale of cards, obtaining or purchasing packs, all the mechanics are in place so that players find themselves there whatever their investment, even if the wealthiest or the most assiduous increase the chances of getting the best cards.

Anyway, the machine is broken in, and the players have quietly formed their first team in preparation for the first FUT Champions weekend on FIFA 23. Everything was going for the best, until an event came and caused a huge mess. The story of the day begins on October 8 whensuddenly some players discover that a Guaranteed Heroes Pack was available for 500 FIFA Points or 25,000 Coinswhich is about 5 euros.

FIFA 23: A huge bug is ruining the game's economy, angry players!

FIFA 23: Ultimate Team mode disrupted due to a bug!

FIFA 23: A huge bug is ruining the game's economy, angry players!

So far, nothing special. The problem, at the origin of all the rest, is that this pack was available for sale. That is, it was possible to get extremely rare players such as Yaya Touré, Donova, Marchisio, Park Ji-Sung or David Ginola for 25,000 credits, and resell them at gold prices! These cards can indeed be resold 1, 2, or even 3 million credits for some of them, which completely disrupts the market. Obviously it was an error of EA, which fixed all of this within 25 minutes that followed the release of the pack.

But it was already too late, and millions of credits have been erased. The price of cards has collapsed due to of their presence in large numbers on the market. In other words, players who bought these cards before the bug lost a lot of credit trying to resell them. On the other side, there are thousands of players, who have took advantage of the situation to buy several Heroes Packsthen wait and resell these cards at the best time.

FIFA 23: A huge bug is ruining the game's economy, angry players!

Our colleagues from MGG indicate that Ginola cards, bought for 1 million credits, could be resold for at least twice as much. The profits and losses are therefore colossal, and the mistake, however very brief, had consequences for the entire FUT market. Indeed, some star players, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Mbappé and Lewandowski have seen the price of their FUT card dropand it makes sense: why keep them on the team when very rare and extremely strong cards hit the market for the low price of 25,000 credits?

Serious consequences in the more or less long term

FIFA 23: A huge bug is ruining the game's economy, angry players!

For the moment, EA has not expressed itself on the subject, nor how things were going to be settled. The publisher could wait for the effect of the bug to wear off and for the cards to return to their normal price, but they could also reset servers to return the game to the state it was in before the pack went on sale. The second solution, however, remains unlikely, EA never used this method to clear such a situation.

The players who are victims of the bug are obviously very angry, those who took advantage of it are keeping a low profile, while the rest hope that things will be corrected because otherwise, it’s the whole economy of Ultimate Team mode that risks being brokenunbalancing a game mode that is already the subject of many criticisms due to its economic model.




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