It is incredibly difficult to acquire the absolute best cards in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The chances to get the best player or the legends card is a bit of a tough go when you are just starting off with the FIFA Ultimate Team.
You can place hours into the game yet, except if you are fortunate, you will not get an opportunity of having the chance to utilize the game’s best players and there is no fun or smoothness if you don’t have that Ronaldo 99 card in your team.
However, it appears that at least one EA Sports representative/employee is assisting players by selling them for genuine cash. Yes, you read that right! Selling FUT cards for money to the players!
In one of the franchise’s biggest ever scandals, screenshots of direct messages from Instagram and Facebook messenger have emerged claiming that an EA Sports employee or employees are offering to directly sell rare cards to gamers in exchange for big money.
Posted by popular FIFA streamer @Nick28T, an unknown FIFA player claims to have bought five rare cards for €1700.
The cards – including Prime Icon moments Ronaldo and Team of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo – are claimed to have been delivered to the account after money was paid.
The streamer then tweeted ‘video proof’ to back up the claims. This is not the only instance of FIFA players claiming they have bought some of the best cards for real-life money from EA employees.
@FUTArcade also posted similar screenshots claiming an EA employee tried to sell them cards.
#EAGate has been trending on Twitter in the previous few days after the screenshots and this claim was out.
EA Sports had also released a statement promising to investigate this matter.
Which stated “We are aware of the allegations currently circulating within our community related to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team items. A thorough investigation is underway, and if we identify improper conduct, we will take swift action.
“We want to be clear – this type of behaviour is unacceptable, and we in no way condone what is alleged to have happened here. We understand how this creates concern about unfair balance in the game and competition.”
“We will update the community as we get more clarity on the situation.”
What an incredible story. It will be interesting to see how their investigation goes and whether there is any truth to the claims.
Content allowing is when in-game things are given to explicit players’ records and are non-tradable. These things can’t be traded or moved and may not be imparted to different players.
The things being referred to are known as Icon cards which are ordinarily procured through ongoing interaction or incorporated commitment from another stage. The costs of the cards being sold by the worker went from $800-2,000 USD.
FIFA Ultimate Team, also known as FUT, is a mode wherein players can assemble groups utilizing players from any association since the commencement of expert soccer. Players can purchase packs, like exchanging cards, with the possibility of opening an uncommon player. That player would then be able to be added to an extreme group. What’s more, similar to cards, players can be exchanged or sold.
FIFA Ultimate Team brought in $1.5 billion for EA in 2020, with spending “off the charts” during the Covid-19 pandemic. The enormous prominence of FUT, particularly among more youthful crowds, has gotten the wrath from some European nations with a solid enemy of betting laws. Games with these kinds of randomized packs, otherwise called plunder boxes, may before long be marked as 18 or more in nations like Germany.
The franchise’s moneymaking influence has brought forth bootleg trades and other illegal conduct, drawn analysis of EA’s strategic approaches and dangers of guideline from European and American officials. In 2018, EA Sports started uncovering the chances of what kind of things players can hope to discover inside the game’s various sorts of virtual card packs. Also, a year ago, FIFA designers dispatched a device called FIFA Playtime, which permitted players to screen and control the measures of time and cash they spend in the game.