Earlier this afternoon, twitter lit up. To the point where “15 Million” was listed as a related search to FIFA 13. Why? Because UT appears to have been hacked in some way, but we can’t seem to find anything concrete.
All we know is that some ridiculous bids were being put in on certain players, some up to 15,000,000. The most popular theory seems to be that someone glitched an unlimited amount of coins, or at the very least an absolute shitload, and started spending them pretty wildly.
There’s been a bit of speculation on the official forums, with people complaining of threads related to the topic being deleted but nothing from EA as yet, apart from a few tweets along these lines and a similar post on Facebook.
Hopefully EA can get auctions up and running again quickly, but there’s still the question of what to do about the glitched funds. Some FUT players were able to sell cards for huge values and they technically haven’t done anything wrong, so do EA let them keep those coins, or do they have to reverse the transactions to try and return normality to the market?
Credit to @DonElCrisco for the photo.
If you know anything more about this issue, please let us know in the comments.
*UPDATE* EA have acknowledged the issue on the forums with the following statement:
While we work to resolve an issue we’ve temporarily disabled FIFA 13: Ultimate Team. This is to ensure that an optimal experience can be sustained in the future. FUT13 online gameplay, trading, store purchasing, the Web App, and the mobile companion app will be unavailable during this time.
We’ll keep you updated as soon as we have additional information throughout the coming days. Other FIFA 13 online game modes will not be affected.
Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience. LINK.
So, bad to worse as the whole of FUT gets disabled. Again.