Over 30,000 FIFA 22 players have been hit with a seven-day ban for participating in a new exploit in the game's Ultimate Team mode.
As reported by Eurogamer (opens in new tab), EA announced it would be banning upwards of 30,000 active FIFA 22 players for their recent infringements in Ultimate Team. Specifically, the 30,000 FIFA 22 players have now been banned from the game entirely, and will be unable to play the sports sim again until October 27.
We have identified over 30K active accounts that exploited this issue consistently and have suspended them from FIFA 22 online for 7 days, preventing them from participating in this week’s FUT Champions Finals.Read about our Positive Play Charter here - https://t.co/KR5ZrE9X5O https://t.co/c5wih0bkGROctober 20, 2021
The recent Ultimate Team exploit basically guaranteed players a win if they quit the game in the correct fashion. In Ultimate Team's Champion's mode specifically, players would exit FIFA 22 entirely back to their console's home screen, and reboot the game. Doing so wouldn't register as a loss, allowing players to progress through the mode without appearing to lose a single match.
EA was quickly aware of the situation, as you can probably imagine. What's interesting here is that there's no mention of EA reclaiming the ill-gotten gains from players with this method, meaning anyone who got some snazzy rewards from the exploit can keep them.
Still, the seven-day ban is now in effect, meaning those affected will miss out on participating in this weekend's Ultimate Team Champions Finals. As per EA's own Positive Play Charter (opens in new tab) outlines, which the original announcement points to, there are rules against a player giving themselves an "unfair advantage."
If you want to get your hands on some pretty nifty rewards as quickly as possible, head over to our FIFA 22 RTTK guide to see how to get Son and Rodrygo.