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EA Sports To Patch FIFA Ultimate Team Glitch

by Matthew Kato on Jul 01, 2016 at 05:50 AM

FIFA publisher and creator EA Sports has acknowledged the problems with chemistry and fitness in some FIFA Ultimate Team players, and is working on a forthcoming patch to hopefully clear it up once and for all.

As detailed earlier this week, the glitches involved how the chemistry and fitness attributes were applied inconsistently to FUT cards that shipped with the game and those that were released by EA post-launch.

EA Sports says the patch will be released "as soon as possible" via a title update.

Here's the statement in full from the company:

Our development teams have continued to investigate the reports of potential chemistry and fitness inconsistencies within FIFA Ultimate Team in FIFA 16, and we want to provide you with an update.

Our work has shown that there appear to be some differences in how fitness and chemistry apply to some FUT items. The differences appear to be the same for all FUT fans, but only applying to some FUT items, so we're making some changes to ensure the attributes are being applied consistently across all items in the game.

To do that, we're working on a title update for FIFA 16 on PC, Xbox and PlayStation platforms, and will be deploying it as soon as possible. We'll continue to keep you updated on timing.

We appreciate the help from the FUT community and ongoing dialogue across channels like YouTube, the forums, and r/FIFA. We hear you and your interest in better understanding how FUT works, and as we move towards the launch of FIFA 17, we will be sharing more about the deeper mechanics of Ultimate Team.

We'll be in touch again when we know the target date for the upcoming FIFA 16 update. Thank you.

[Source: FIFA Official Forums]


Our Take
Given that these glitches involved the cards that players spent game time and real-life money acquiring, it's good to see that EA is trying to address the situation promptly. It will be interesting to see how the patch performs once it goes under the assured heavy scrutiny of the community.