EA Launches Investigation Into Major FIFA Ultimate Team Scandal

The biggest scandal in FIFA Ultimate Team history appears to have emerged over the past 24 hours, and as a result, Electronic Arts has confirmed it's conducting a "through investigation" into the claims.

So, what's happened? Basically, FIFA fans have allegedly discovered that an EA employee has been selling some of the most valuable FIFA Ultimate Team items for hundreds - if not thousands - of dollars and euros, in order to allow buyers to bypass the loot box system and the in-game transfer market, where these items are very difficult to acquire.

All that's required in order to make this happen is reportedly a player's gamertag, and after that, untradeable versions of some of the best FIFA 21 Ultimate Team players suddenly appear in the buyer's FUT inbox.

The messages you see above are still unverified at the time of writing, but nevertheless EA has moved to calm tensions by announcing it will take "swift action" if it identifies improper conduct has taken place.

The company issued the following message on social media:

"We are aware of the allegations currently circulating within our community related to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team items. A thorough investigation is underway, and if we identify improper conduct, we will take swift action.

We want to be clear - this type of behavior is unacceptable, and we in no way condone what is alleged to have happened here. We understand how this creates concern about unfair balance in the game and competition. We will update the community as we get more clarity on the situation."

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[source twitter.com, via twitter.com]