EA Sports revealed that FIFA 22 players will be banned for ‘exploiting’ EA’s FUT Division Rivals unlimited rewards bug.
Following the opening of the FIFA 22 Division Rivals rewards window at 08:00 AM GMT on Thursday, February 10, 2022, some players discovered that by opening their rewards via the FUT Web App and then refreshing the page, players were able to claim their rewards again, and this method appeared to work indefinitely, allowing players to stockpile FIFA packs.
Confirmed Bans for Players
Sports then began investigating the problem at 14:07 PM GMT on Thursday, February 10, 2022, approximately six hours after the FIFA 22 Division Rivals rewards window opened, temporarily suspending players’ ability to collect their Division Rivals benefits while they investigated the problem. FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Division Rivals awards were re-enabled by EA Sport s on Friday, February 11, 2022, at 04:39 AM GMT, with the infinite rewards bug, reportedly fixed.
However, after the re-enablement of claiming FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Division Rivals rewards, speculation on social media began to grow about possible bans for players who exploited EA’s error and were able to claim an unlimited number of free FIFA packs, with some players claiming that because it was EA’s error, those packs were fair game.
EA Sports and FIFA 22 Players
Unfortunately, at 12:21 a.m. GMT on Saturday, February 12, 2022, EA Sports stated via their @EAFIFADirect Twitter account that bans were on the way for FIFA 22 players who ‘consistently’ or ‘severely’ exploited the FUT Division Rivals unlimited prizes bug.
“We have identified active accounts that consistently exploited Division Rivals Rewards earlier this week and have suspended them from FIFA 22 online for 7 days,” Said EA Sports via their @EAFIFADirect Twitter account.
“Additionally, we have identified active accounts that severely exploited Division Rivals Rewards earlier this week. These accounts have received the aforementioned suspension and will also no longer be able to access the Transfer Market in FIFA 22.”
At this time, it is unknown how many accounts EA Sports has detected. Those who ‘consistently’ or ‘severely’ exploited the FUT Division Rivals limitless rewards error will face either a seven-day FUT suspension or a permanent FUT transfer market ban in FIFA 22.