EA Sports has applied seven-day suspensions to more than 30.000 FIFA 22 to stop them from competing in the FUT Champions Finals this weekend. These accounts were found to be exploiting a no-loss glitch to qualify for FUT Champions, and after fixing the issue on October 16, EA Sports today doled out the punishments.
The glitch, which was first publicized via a viral TikTok, involved players switching to the PS5's main dashboard after conceding a goal, sitting there for about 30 seconds to have the game kick them for inactivity, and then returning to FIFA 22 to find the match does not count towards your FUT Champions qualification.
Despite the game's use of exploits being against EA's Positive Game Card, and the likelihood of receiving bans high, it apparently hasn't stopped thousands of players from trying.
The 30.000 bans issued by EA Sports today will completely prevent players from logging into FIFA servers, so it won't just be the FUT Champions Finals they'll miss, but Ultimate Team plus other online modes like Pro Clubs. It's time to start a new career mode, save for the weekend, you rascals.
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While a seven-day suspension isn't too severe and is the expected punishment for those who abuse the lossless glitch, FIFA 22's in-game warnings certainly caused some panic among those punished. Instead of displaying the intended seven days, some players are getting warnings that they are suspended for 1.000 days, which would leave them banned until July 2024.
Some players reported on social media that while it says 1.000 in-game days, email confirmation of their bans was seven days. EA still hasn't acknowledged this and if the 1.000 days displayed is merely a visual bug.
While some feel that the bans on using a bug in the game are unwarranted, this clearly goes against the Positive Play Card, and many players are praising EA Sports for taking action.