FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Perma-Bans Issued to Cheaters
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More FIFA 13 Ultimate Team have recently surfaced this week, resulting in yet more permanent bans for a "small number' f players who had been manipulating the in-game economy. Previously, some players had been found to be exploiting the game via the FIFA 13 UT web app, and were issued with perma-bans.

This most recent breach means that EA temporarily took FIFA 13 Ultimate Team offline earlier this week, so that a "level playing field" could be restored to the game. Ultimate Team has since gone back online, with EA releasing a statement on the matter.

"Earlier this week, a very small number of users attempted to gain an unfair advantage by manipulating coins," EA explained on its forums. "To ensure a fair economy for all our users we decided to take FUT offline in order to restore a level playing field."

EA's statement continues: "We take issues like this very seriously. Permanent bans for FIFA 13 have been served to all users who attempted to gain an unfair advantage.

"We would like to thank you, the community, for your patience during the downtime. We'll continue to maintain the best experience for all fans of FIFA 13: Ultimate Team."

EA Sports also released a title update for FIFA 13 earlier in the week too, fixing several bugs including instances of freezing and invisible balls. Nice.

[Via CVG]


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Comment #1 by mphcrash
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 05:23:51 AM
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Am i the only one that hates ultimate team?

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Comment #2 by Monty111
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 05:32:29 AM
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Nope, same here. Loved it last year, played 400+ games but this year it is far worse.

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Comment #3 by Conquisidor
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 05:33:30 AM
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EA cheats us everyday. Whos banning them?

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Comment #4 by iBuzz7S
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 05:34:23 AM
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Ultimate Team is one of the reasons why a lot of Xbox LIVE profiles have been "hacked" over the past 2 years. EA blame Microsoft, Microsoft blame EA. Their security measures have mildly improved, but it's not going to stop someone from getting what they want.

As for the bans, LOL! They already made over $100 off of someone else's stupidity for the best possible team. As if they care about a ban. Buy a used, unbanned Xbox, buy FIFA 1X used, call EA and convince them for a free online pass..... guess who is back making money?

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Comment #5 by cheevo360
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 06:35:15 AM
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This happened again, again and again. Cheaters is never learns and never behave well in true gaming world and being gamers. Cheaters never listen and learns as alway.

EA is not faults. It is hackers, cheaters and modders who alway ruin gaming world. Sad i knew but at least good thing developers and publishers alway searching and banning them which is good thing we got. :)

FIFA games is not my taste and never play it but my one friend told me recent he getting annoyed with cheater who ruin in MP online. Cheaters is such stupid kids, adults or whoever sad person he or she is.

Myself alway use natural cheats in LEGO games when using cheat codes that fine but not like those other side cheats is bad like ruin MP on other players who trying best in MP or try their best to be good skills. :)

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Comment #6 by sm182
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 06:40:40 AM
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Agreed, MS just needs to shutdown UT once and for all.

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Comment #7 by bigp 6
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 07:10:42 AM
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Thats just like EA to only care about cheaters if it cost them money but after all this time we still dont have a patch for body spaming or flag glitching in fight night champion

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Comment #8 by GR4V1G0R3
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 07:12:11 AM
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i'm not surprised, i guess its the same glitch that has been there as long as UT has.

i'm not a fifa player, or even a football game player tbh, but this wreaks of poor copy n paste coding used by activision in CoD, and across the whole industry because it's easy, and the old stuff worked...not good enough, not when you make the large sums of money these franchises do

glad to see those who took part in the "theft" have been dealt with...
the minimum penalty should be loss of access to EA servers through the account...if more than one offence, then pass details to MS, get them hardware & account banned too

shame it will never stop people like this, a select few have fun in hacking software / hardware and should be respected for being very intelligent, however, it is the hangers on of the communities they frequent, who will at the drop of a hat release all source codes & data of how to hack "_____game / _____hardware" and try to gain kudos in the "scene", sometimes even claiming the work to be their own...and worse than those, are 2 sets of people, those who abuse said hacks to brag about their 1337 5k1llz (cheating bastards) or those who sell such code (thieving ass hats)

not that i'm on the side of either MS or EA either, i hate them both, but not quite as much as i hate activision...or thieving shits (both come under the same banner IMO)

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Comment #9 by ZedChuva
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 07:19:39 AM
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Banned from what tho? Playing online? Playing FIFA, on or off, ever? Playing any game your 360 ever? Playing any game online? Or is it "Perma-Ban", like the deodorant, so your pits smell fresh every day?

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Comment #10 by OBLIVORAT3RxUKx
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 08:43:24 AM
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so glad i stay away from all fifa games.

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Comment #11 by three15
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 09:06:07 AM
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I like they way they make out they did for 'the good of the community and to make it fair for everyone' I'm sure It's got nothing to do with them losing money because of it /sarcasm.

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Comment #12 by Akatsuki Sensor
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 09:50:46 AM
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@4 - Shit you can actually call up and get free online passes if you make up some bullshit story? Nice, thanks for that.

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Comment #13 by thisispreston
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 01:06:33 PM
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haha, invisible balls in a football game, brilliant :)

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Comment #14 by Optomistic
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 02:45:42 PM
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Dunno why #5 got downvotes but I agree with him/her. I hate hackers/modders on xblive. Worthless snivelling scum.

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Comment #15 by SatNiteEduardo
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 06:30:00 PM
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They should get rid of the In Form achievement. I will never hack or cheat in a game but stupid achievements like the In Form one could possibly have tempted me. I still do not have the cheevo even after spending way too much real money. EA are burglars so maybe they should be banned.

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