So how’s everyone enjoying FIFA 22 online then? For the 30,000+ players who were recently issued a seven-day ban for exploiting a FIFA Ultimate Team loophole — giving EA a little taste of its own medicine — I’d venture to say not very much.
Recently, users discovered that quitting a FUT Champions match didn’t result in a loss. EA resolved the issue, identified users who’d consistently quit without suffering a loss and hit them with the ban. Some players complained on Twitter that their ban was a lot longer than seven days — 993 days longer, to be exact.
1000 day ban* pic.twitter.com/hzIDQiahGm— KAL⚒ (@whuvinder) October 20, 2021
FIFA has always been a notoriously sweaty experience, and this year’s edition is no different with a metacritic score of 78%. It’s a flawed game, but EA doesn’t want you to focus on that (focus on micro-transactions instead).
In partnership with Sheffield FC (the world’s oldest club with a founding date of 1857), FIFA is calling on us all to clean up online play by no longer rage quitting, skipping replays and not pressing “pause” all the time.
We’ve been working on something with @EASPORTSFIFA and our birthday is the perfect time to reveal it. You can now unlock our kit from 1857 within FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. We've also created an exclusive rulebook! Check it out. @electronicarts #FOAT #FOATCODE #happybirthdayfootball pic.twitter.com/PXJOtyz6jq— Sheffield Football Club (@sheffieldfc) October 24, 2021
Will this work? No. But will it reduce rage quits by even one or two rage quits? Again, no.