Latest FIFA Update Blocks FIFA Ultimate Team Access In Some Countries

A new patch has brought this code to the popular football simulator

FUT Watch on Twitter has recently tweeted with a photo concerning the popular Ultimate Team mode of FIFA. There’s a new stream of code that EA has brought to the game.

FUT Access Blocked
FUT Access Blocked

The code depicts a possibility of some countries getting blacklisted from accessing the Ultimate Team on their FIFA. Moreover, “due to a demand from the authorities of your region” could mean that EA is trying to put the blame elsewhere.

News has been circulating that fans and gamers from the Netherlands and Belgium are most likely to be affected by this decision. This is because EA was fined about €10m back in October over Ultimate Team’s loot boxes.

The Netherlands Gambling Authority deemed FIFA’s pack-purchasing system a violation of the country’s Betting and Gaming Act. It was proposed that FIFA’s Ultimate Team packs lead to frequent spendings, and therefore, instill a gambling addiction.

To retaliate, EA plans to altogether block specific countries from accessing the Ultimate Team mode of the game. Many call out the company for this, while others suggest that a VPN will do the trick.

However, the highly competitive mode is accessible in Belgium, but purchasing in-game currency is still prohibited.

What do you make of this latest scene? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


Matt Hunter


With 4 years of experience as a tech writer on a multitude of websites, Matt Hunter currently reports to Exputer with news-based articles.
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