“The Worst Glitch in FIFA Ever”, EA Investigating

FIFA's Worst Glitch Ever

EA Sports FC 24, formerly known as FIFA, is currently plagued by a bug that some are calling the worst ever.

Players can use several skill moves in quick succession alongside a cancel that ends in the ball being stuck to a footballer’s calf. That’s not quite how that’s supposed to work, as you can see through the player jogging into the other team’s net to score.

According to EA, the bug isn’t long for this world. EA took to Twitter to let everyone know that a fix is on the way.

“We’ve added a new issue to the EASFC Tracker that we’re investigating,” the developer says. “The ball can incorrectly stick to a dribbler’s leg as they run in some situations.”

This glitch aside, it’s a solid game. A good start to the EA FC franchise.


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EAFC 24: Tips to Build Your Ultimate Team

There are a number of things you can do to help improve your team in EA FC 24 do not require you spending money.

Here’s a look at a few options to help your team grow:

Get on Your Grind

Some rewards in the Ultimate Team mode on FC 24 do not offer much value, while others are worth the hassle.

To get the packs that have the possibility of resulting in you acquiring good players, you need to play the Squad Battles game mode on beginner difficulty and rack up “video game” scorelines in order to hit different milestones.

Play against the computer on beginner and slowly rack up coins.

You will win games 33-0 and have to repeat that process until you have cleared all the relevant milestones. For example, you get a valuable pack as a reward for scoring 100 goals in any game mode in FUT, but it may take you three or four games to reach that benchmark.

It is boring and takes some time, but in the end, if you achieve certain milestones, it pays off.

The players you get in the packs are untradeable but when you are starting out, that doesn’t matter too much. Acquiring as many highly rated players as you can, even if they cannot be sold to generate more FUT coins, is valuable as they can help you win games or can be used in various Squad Building Challenges.

Not every milestone will give you a useful reward. For example, after scoring 500 goals, you only get a pitch trophy, but after scoring 100 goals, you get an FUT pack. With that in mind, here is a list of the milestones to hit and the rewards each milestone brings.

100 goals
Rare Mega Pack
250 goals
Jumbo Rare Players Pack
75 finesse goals
Rare Mega Pack
50 power shots
Mega Pack
10 chip shots
Two Rare Gold Players Pack
50 volleys
Premium Gold Players Pack
25 assists
Gold Pack
50 assists
Two Rare Gold Players Pack
150 assists
Premium Gold Players Pack
300 assists
Rare Mega Pack
400 assists
Jumbo Rare Players Pack
Squad Battles

When you are starting out on FUT, it is better to play against the computer while you build your squad. Feel free to play against other players online if you wish, but the reality is, unless you are an excellent player, your opponents will win more times than not simply because their squad is far superior to yours.

To get your team up and running, utilize the Squad Battles feature, a game mode where you only play against the computer, to achieve weekly rewards.

In Squad Battles, you get rewards based on how many points you have earned after playing a maximum of 32 games within a seven-day period. If you play 32 games on professional or world-class difficulty and win the majority of those, you should get solid rewards.

The rewards typically involve a combination of FUT packs, coins and XP points. For example, if you achieve the ‘Elite 1’ rank, you will get 22,000 coins, 700 XP and two Rare Players Packs.

Use Evolution’s

It is now possible to improve a player’s overall rating in FUT, but unlike Career Mode, those improvements are incremental and you cannot always choose which players you want to improve.

To fulfil the criteria you need to improve a player’s overall rating, you usually just need to win a few games on Squad Battles.

There are also some players who can stand to benefit massively from Evolution’s. Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo, for example, is one of the most popular cards in EAFC 24 despite only having an overall rating of 62.

The reason Mainoo is so popular is because he can benefit from the Golden Glow Up Evolution. In short, if you win a certain number of games with him in your team in Squad Battles, his overall rating can jump from 62 to 82.

Make smart signings

If you have the Ultimate Edition of FC 24, you will be able to begin your FUT journey with an advantage, as you will get 4600 FC points, which can be used to buy packs. After you buy those packs, you can then sell a majority of the items you receive to generate coins to buy better players.

If you are starting from scratch, you will likely have to use the team you start with and grind out a few games to get coins. You often get at least 400 coins for winning a match on FUT, which is why we would suggest playing Squad Battles before tackling other game modes in FUT like Rivals or Champions.

Squad Building Challenges

When you open FUT packs, most of the time, the players you get are of no use to your actual team, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have value.

Use SBCs to trade in deadwood you have in your club for rare players or FUT packs. It can sometimes be worth buying specific players to complete an SBC if you do not already own a player to match the criteria for a given challenge.

The SBCs that provide you a rare player in return are harder to complete at the start. For example, to get the Player of the Month version of James Maddison (86 overall), you have to exchange two squads: one featuring players based in England with a minimum overall team rating of 83, and exchange a squad featuring players from the Premier League with a minimum overall team rating of 85.

Below is a list of the SBCs that are relatively easy to complete at the start of your FUT journey in FC 24 and yield good results.

Foundations I
Two Players Pack
Foundations II
Premium Loan Player Reward Pack
Foundations III
Two Rare Gold Players Pack
Foundations IV
Two Rare Gold Players Pack
Gold Upgrade
Two Rare Gold Players Pack

Good Luck!

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EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team: New Features and Gameplay Changes Revealed

Compared to the FIFA 23 offering, the EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team changes will be noticeable. There are some notable differences and new features.

The latest EA Sports FC deep dive focuses on Ultimate Team, the mode where a majority of us spend our time.

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s changing in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team.

What is changing in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team?

EA is doing everything it can to ensure that the EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team will be different and upgraded compared to what’s come before it.

A lot of changes have been made, not least the introduction of women’s football players to the online mode.

The main headline to be taken from all the changes is that women’s football is now in Ultimate Team. In a move that will please many, you can mix and match men and women players together in the same team.

If you want Haaland and Kerr up-front together to form the world’s most lethal strike partnership – you can do precisely that.

Chemistry is largely untouched with the introduction of women’s football. Sam Kerr, for example, will have strong bonds with other players from her Chelsea and Australia teams.

A man and woman player from the same real-world team, let’s say Lauren James and Reece James from Chelsea, for example, will have a strong chemistry, too.

The next major headline is Ultimate Team Evolution’s.

Ultimate Team Evolution’s allow you to level up your players. Each player card in your club can be upgraded by completing objectives. You’ll see a clear path to help improve individual player skills, add to PlayStyles, overall ratings, and how the card looks.

The new gameplay feature found in other modes, PlayStyles are also going to be a part of Ultimate Team. PlayStyles changes how your player actually behaves, with skills and approaches not just based on stats as before.

It’s supposed to bring the players in the game closer to their real-life counterparts, effectively mimicking the playing styles you see from the stands or on your TV screen.

Other changes include Icon cards, which will now add +1 chemistry to your squad regardless of country or club association, making it easier to add legends of the game to your Ultimate Team.

Finally, alterations have been made based on community feedback. This includes the ability to change player positions without the need for a consumable, and the promise of easier-to-manage menu navigation.

You have a chance to try Ultimate Team early thanks to the ongoing closed beta (which comes to an end on 31 August).

To read up more on all of the EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team changes, check out the official site for more information.



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Erling Haaland Named Cover Athlete for EA FC 24

Fifa FC 24 Cover Athlete

Manchester City and Norway forward Erling Haaland has been named the cover athlete for the standard edition of EA FC 24.

“Every footballer dreams of this. Proud to be on the cover for the first season of a new era EA Sports FC,” Haaland tweeted after the reveal.

After thirty years of working together, FIFA and EA decided to part ways when the publisher declined to renew its license to use the FIFA name. In response, FIFA revealed its own plans to create and release its own game.

Haaland moved to Man City from Borussia Dortmund last summer and won the treble, the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League in his debut season. He crushed several records in the process, scoring 52 goals in one season for City and three more for Norway.


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FIFA 23 On PS5 May Break if You Have Too Many Friends

FIFA 23 PS5 May Break if You Have Too Many Friends

There’s never been a better time to cut down on your friends list – and if anyone asks you can just blame EA!

EA Sports released a statement earlier this week confirming that it’s exploring stability issues introduced in it’s recent title update. The recommended solution? “Reduce your PS5 friends list to 100 or less friends and re-launch the game.”

Why the issue is occurring is unclear, but apparently it’s not something the development team at EA Sports accounted for.

Have you had any issues with FIFA 23 since the latest update? Are you a social butterfly with hundreds of PlayStation friends? You can read all the latest on the known bugs in EA Sports’ football franchise on the publisher’s Trello page.

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FIFA 23 Team Of The Season; Major Changes And Rewards

Fifa 23 TOTS

FIFA 23’s anticipated Team of the Season promo has begun with the votes for Community TOTS and Premier League.

This time around EA has made drastic changes to how the mechanic works– it took the tokens out of Token Swaps. Instead of collecting tokens to exchange for rewards by completing Squad Building Challenges or Objectives, you now have to level up your Season Progress by doing those things.

Leveling up your Season Progress will give you FIFA 23 TOTS Swaps rewards at each level.

FIFA 23 TOTS Swaps Rewards

Here are all FIFA 23 TOTS Swaps rewards you can achieve:

  1. 10x 1,000 Coins Boost
  2. 1x Draft Token
  3. 1x Gold Pack
  4. 1x Stadium Theme
  5. 1x TOTS Moments Giovanni Reyna or 1x 85+ x5 Players Pack
  6. 1x Badge
  7. 1x Premium Gold Pack
  8. Tifos
  9. 1x Small Prime Gold Players Pack
  10. 1x TOTS Moments Dimitri Payet or 1x 85+ x10 Players Pack
  11. 1x 80+ Rare Player Pack
  12. 1x Badge
  13. 2x 81+ Rare Player Pack
  14. Tifos
  15. 1x TOTS Moments Moises Caicedo or 1x 83+ x15 Players Pack
  16. 1x Badge
  17. 1x 83+ Double Player Pack
  18. Tifos
  19. 1x 83+ Double Player Pack
  20. 1x FUT Birthday Icon Marcel Desailly or 1x 84+ x25 Players Pack or 1 of 3 EFIGS TOTS Player Pick
  21. 3x 83+ Player Pack
  22. 1x Badge
  23. 3x 83+ Player Pack
  24. Tifos
  25. 1x Flashback Jesús Navas or 5x 85+ Players Pack
  26. 2x 84+ Players Pack
  27. Animated Tifos
  28. 1x Mega Pack
  29. 1x Rare Mega Pack
  30. 1x FUT Birthday Icon Wayne Rooney or 1x 84+ x30 Players Pack or 1 of 5 90+ Premier League/La Liga/Ligue 1 Player Pick

The changes remove a lot of the freedom you previously had when it comes to picking rewards, but you should at least be able to obtain a lot of the things listed above. Good luck!

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Cheap High Rated Players In Fifa 23 Ultimate Team

Cheap FUT Players

Finding the cheapest rated players on the transfer market is key to completing Squad Building Challenges. Players want to make sure they aren’t paying over the odds on players. Especially when sometimes, players just guess what rating they need to get a requirement over the line.

Veteran FIFA players will know certain items to target, but prices can fluctuate based on supply and demand as well as available content. Prices usually increase when there are popular, repeatable Squad Building Challenges. Team of the Season is around the corner and it’s sure to include numerous SBCs including the Guaranteed TOTS for each league.

Here are the cheapest 88 rated players in FIFA 23 and how to monitor price increases and decreases.

Cheapest 88 Rated Players FIFA 23

The best resource to use is FUTBIN for monitoring player prices. There’s an option to select Cheapest Players by Rating. From there, players can monitor general player prices. It’s best to use this considering most players will generally assume Rare Golds are the best option no matter what. In fact, there are cheap promotional items with high ratings.

As of Apr. 20, here are the top 10 cheapest 88 rated players on the transfer market, per FUTBIN:

  • Michael Owen – Trophy Titans Downgraded Version – 28,500 Coins
  • Amath Ndiaye – Fantasy FUT – 28,500 Coins
  • Ruben Dias – Rare Gold – 28,750 Coins
  • Alessandro Del Piero – Trophy Titans Downgraded Version – 28,750 Coins
  • Keylor Navas – Rare Gold (Nottingham Forest) – 28,750 Coins
  • Marquinhos – Rare Gold – 29,000 Coins
  • Bernardo Silva – Rare Gold – 29,000 Coins
  • Patrick Wimmer – Fantasy FUT – 29,000 Coins
  • Marc Andre ter Stegen – Rare Gold – 29,000 Coins
  • Toni Kroos – Rare Gold – 29,000 Coins

Make sure you double check player prices on the transfer market as these prices will go up when demand increases. Investing when cost is low will help keep costs lower for SBCs when prices go up.

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Win An Exclusive EA SPORTS FIFA 23 Ultimate Team Kit

UEFA is giving away a limited number of in-game kits to fans, with the select band of winners also gaining access to a range of UEFA Champions League-branded stadium accessories, creating a unique FUT 23 package for fans.

To enter, fans need to visit the UCL ELITE FUT 23 kit page, select their chosen console and region, and register or log in to to submit their choices. The page will remain open for seven days, from 3 to 9 April.

The campaign is open to participants aged 18 or above from all around the world, with the winners to be contacted via email in April 2023. Winners will receive a unique in-game download code, plus step-by-step instructions as to how to redeem their kit.

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FIFA Planning To Take On EA In The Video Game Space

FIFA Plans to Take on EA

FIFA is planning to take on EA Sports with its own football game by launching a rival soccer series.

With FIFA 23 marking the end of the the football confederation’s partnership with EA, FIFA president Gianni Infantino says the organization will take on EA Sports in the football game world by launching a rival soccer series.

After a long-standing creative partnership, in May 2022, EA Sports announced that it was separating from FIFA. FIFA 23 will be the final game made in cooperation between the two organizations, with future football games from EA to be called ‘EA Sports FC.’

FIFA now apparently plans to launch its own rival football game, with Gianni Infantino stating “The new FIFA game – the FIFA 25, 26, 27 and so on – will always be the best e-game for any girl or boy,” Infantino says. “We will have news on this very soon.”

With Pro Evolution Soccer – PES eFootball as it’s now known – seemingly well behind its one-time rival, it will be good to see some different competitors on the football game field in the near future.

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FIFA 23 Fantasy FUT Update & Leaks

FIFA 23 Fantasy FUT Leaks

After making its debut in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, the Fantasy FUT promo is set to make a return to FIFA 23.

The Fantasy FUT promo is expected to launch soon. And based on all the leaks we’ve seen so far, Fantasy FUT looks set to make up for last week’s absence of Ultimate Team promotions.

In FIFA 22, the Fantasy FUT promo consisted of two teams featuring boosted dynamic player items that could upgrade even higher based on real-life individual and team performances, in some cases upgrading by plus three overall ratings. Upgrades are going to be even bigger this time around, with FUT Heroes also part of the promo.

Here’s a round-up of the latest FUT Fantasy leaks, confirmed release date and the new upgrade system.

FIFA 23 Fantasy FUT release date

One of the three Fantasy FUT-themed loading screens contains a countdown to the promo’s release in FUT, confirming that the Fantasy FUT promo will begin on Friday, March 3 at 1pm ET.

We expect that the promo will have two squads released over a two-week period, with the promotion concluding on Friday, March 17 at 1pm ET. The loading screen also showed two different Fantasy FUT card designs, potentially hinting at a new type of player item being included.

FIFA 23 Fantasy FUT upgrades

In FIFA 22, Fantasy FUT players were able to earn up to +3 overall upgrades based on individual and team performances over the five domestic league games following the promotions release. The first +1 OVR upgrade was if they made three appearances in the five domestic league games, the second +1 OVR upgrade was if they make an appearance in a team win in one of the five domestic league games, and the third +1 OVR upgrade was if attackers and midfielders either scored or assisted whilst defenders and goalkeepers keep one clean sheet in the five games.

According to a FUT 23 loading screen, FIFA 23 will have a new and improved upgrade system for Fantasy FUT. According to the loading screen, there are now four upgrade opportunities as well as the ability to earn three new traits.

These are the four ways that Fantasy FUT players can upgrade in FIFA 23 after each player has been released.

  • +1 Upgrade: One win in the next six domestic league games
  • +1 Upgrade: Three appearances in the next six domestic league games
  • +1 Upgrade: Two goals or assists (Attackers/Midfielders) or two clean sheets (Defenders/Goalkeepers) in the next six domestic league games
  • +1 Upgrade and three new traits: Avoid defeat in the next six domestic league games

FUT Heroes will also be included in the promo, receiving Fantasy FUT Heroes player items. The Heroes will only be eligible for two of the four possible upgrades due to them not being able to make appearances or be involved in goals or clean sheets.

FIFA 23 Fantasy FUT leaks

The leaks come from reliable leaker @FutSheriff. According to him, Fantasy FUT could be one of the best of FUT 23 with FUT Heroes set to be included in the promo, but with a twist.

Each FUT Hero item included in the Fantasy FUT promo will receive upgrades based on a team they represented in their playing career, though they will not be listed as a player for that club, with the most logical option being a FUT Heroes league. As well as the FUT Heroes, the leaker has revealed a handful of players that are also reportedly set to feature. Here are the latest Fantasy FUT leaks.

  • David Ginola (FUT Hero) – Performance upgrades based on Newcastle United
  • Ivan Cordoba (FUT Hero) – Performance upgrades based on Inter Milan
  • Abedi Pele (FUT Hero) – Performance upgrades based on Marseille
  • Joan Capdevilla (FUT Hero) – Performance upgrades based on Villarreal
  • Ledley King (FUT Hero) – Performance upgrades based on Tottenham
  • Lars Ricken (FUT Hero) – Performance upgrades based on Borussia Dortmund
  • Peter Crouch (FUT Hero) – Upgrades based on Liverpool
  • Sami Al-Jaber (FUT Hero) – Upgrades based on Al-Hilal (SBC)
  • Harry Kewell (FUT Hero) – Upgrades based on Leeds United
  • Alexis Sanchez (Marseille)
  • Marcos Llorente (Atletico Madrid)
  • Fernando (Sevilla)
  • Said Benrhama (West Ham United)
  • Amine Gouiri (Rennes) – Objective
  • Kamal Miller (Impact Montreal)
  • Armand Lauriente (Sassuolo)
  • Christopher Trimmel (Union Berlin)
  • Amath Ndiaye (Mallorca)
  • Angelio (Hoffenheim)
  • Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan)
  • Memphis Depay (Atletico Madrid) – SBC
  • Alexander Isak (Newcastle United)
  • Dele Alli (Besiktas)
  • William Saliba (Arsenal)
  • Fabian (Paris Saint-Germain)

None of these players are yet to be confirmed to feature in the promo by EA, so we won’t know if they are included until the official release. We also don’t know if these players are leaked to come in Team 1 or Team 2 of the promo.

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