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Hats off to EA for backtracking on this terrible Ultimate Team decision

'So glad they did right by the community and basically owned up to the mistake!'

Hundreds of FIFA 17 players are praising EA after the publisher backtracked on a disastrous Ultimate Team decision.

Fans were left bemused upon finding out that the FUTTIES promotion SBC cards were just available as loan items.


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Given how late FUTTIES arrive in the game’s life cycle, a loan card – which is usually available for 48 hours – holds very limited appeal.

The FUTTIES promotion was torn to shreds when it kicked off on July 7

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The FUTTIES promotion was torn to shreds when it kicked off on July 7

Within hours of the promotion launching, gamers vented their frustration on social media – targeting EA with a barrage of angry tweets.

One fan wrote on the FIFA sub-reddit: “It is just really strange. Who would want loan players anyway, especially at this point of the game.

“I’m not mad because I didn’t really plan to do many anyway, but I’m just genuinely confused on what they were thinking.”


Thankfully, EA listened to fan feedback and decided to make all FUTTIES SBC reward cards permanent items.

This means that once an SBC is completed, the coveted pink reward card will now remain in gamers’ teams.

Unsurprisingly, the community welcomed the move with open arms.

One wrote on the FIFA sub-Reddit: ‘So glad they did right by the community and basically owned up to the mistake!’

Cristiano Ronaldo is the cover star of FIFA 18

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the cover star of FIFA 18

FUTTIES are special award in-form cards chosen by the community of FIFA players. The six-week-long promotion kicked off on July 7 and will see 30 players get a non-tradable pink card across 10 categories.

The players with the most amount of votes in a category will be awarded a special FUT card with upgraded stats.


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