It was meant to be a time for celebration, but EA Sports will be licking their wounds this morning after gamers spotted a number of things wrong with their latest World Cup cards.
As the world gears up for the biggest competition on the planet, EA Sports began revealing revised ratings and cards for the teams taking part – starting with Argentina.
Only, there’s something not quite right about the squad.
There seems to be a number of players who have been given cards despite not making the final cut for the World Cup.
Key players including right back Gabriel Mercado and keeper Nahuel Guzman are just a number of players who are nowhere to be seen.
As one gamer on the FIFA reddit explains: “They just added players they saw in qualifiers without caring who will be next World Cup.
“First with missed players from pre-selection, players like Armani and Centurion are forgiven as they didn’t have any minute for us although they have a chance to be in 23. “But Guzman, Enzo Perez and our Mercado not in the game? They have been for years in the NT and were obviously be considered.
“In conclusion, I really hope they add the correct players. It’s just a joke leaving it like this.”
EA will no doubt have to backtrack as it simply doesn’t make sense having players who are not going to the competition get cards.
Landing on May 29, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia download promises to deliver authentic gameplay, teams and stadiums in the single-biggest add-on since FIFA 14.
EA confirmed the update will be arriving on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. The Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles appear set to miss out on the update.
Despite concerns a number of teams would be missing from the update, EA announced all 32 nations who qualified for the tournament will feature.
As well as a solo mode, which lets you take a team from the group stage to the final in Moscow, you’re also able to create your own Custom Tournament draw.
A revised Ultimate Team mode will let you build your dream World Cup team as well as see the introduction of World Cup Icons.
All 12 stadiums from Russia are included in the update – as well as pitch environments, advertisements, dressings, national team banners and high-resolution crowds.
To ensure the most realistic experience possible, the official World Cup graphic and broadcast package has also been replicated in-game, while Frostbite-driven cinematic scenes keep you immersed long after the final whistle.
Elsewhere, a new chemistry system provides different ways to link your favourite international players.
Instead of clubs and leagues, nationalities and confederations will be key chemistry components to consider when building and organising your squad.
All squads from every qualifying nation will be up-to-date with refreshed ratings, while dynamic World Cup Items will be released to match real-world performance.
Finally, for every Standard or Premium pack you purchase in World Cup Ultimate Team, you will receive equivalent pack value in FUT.
Phew, that’s a lot of content!
May 29 can’t come soon enough.