EA Sports Promises Harsher Punishments for ‘FIFA 15′ Hackers

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EA Sports is breaking out the ban hammer for potential FIFA 15 scammers and coin bots, and they aren’t being very lenient this time around either. In a recent post on their website, the publisher outlined how exactly players caught participating in coin re-selling or farming will be punished, promising that repeat offenders will lose more than just their stolen cash.

According to the post, those gamers who either buy coins or promote coin buying will be subject to a three-strike punishment system. Exhaust all of those strikes and face serious gaming consequences.

The first offense will result in a warning e-mail and an in-game message – no genuine harm, no foul. The second offense, however, will lead to a FIFA Ultimate Team reset and all FIFA points will be forfeit. In essence, EA Sports is wiping your bunk team clean and removing any of your stolen or illegally procured cash.

And finally, for those who do get caught a third time, EA Sports will hit them with a permanent FIFA Online ban. That doesn’t mean for just FIFA 15 either, but the entire FIFA franchise moving forward.

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However, this three-strike plan is only for coin buyers or promoters. Those who are caught selling or farming coins – by any means – will be hit with an instant ban from ALL EA GAMES. Not just FIFA, not just EA Sports, but also every game published under the Electronic Arts banner – from Battlefield all the way to Mass Effect.

Obviously, with FIFA Ultimate Team’s success has come some unexpected results, namely the exploitation of the real money coin system. Ultimate Team has become a mini-business for EA Sports, and as a result coin farming has spun off into its own mini-business. So much so, in fact, that people are willing to hack other gamer’s FIFA accounts to charge points to their username and then reclaim those points for themselves.

But, since it’s such a popular portion of the FIFA infrastructure, EA Sports would rather not do away with Ultimate Team. So, instead they’ve tightened security and login measures, and instituted these harsher punishments to hopefully scare potential scammers away. We’ll see if it works when FIFA 15 releases next month.

How do you feel about EA Sports’ punishments for FIFA cheaters? Have you been affected by any phishing or coin re-selling?

FIFA 15 releases September 23, 2014 for current-gen and last-gen platforms.

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Source: EA Sports

TAGS: EA Sports, FIFA, FIFA 15, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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  1. I’m fine with all of this. It’ll clean up the FIFA online gameplay a little bit.

  2. I really don’t care about coins how about stopping all the lagswitchers who win every match despite timing is everything in that game and lagswitchers have ruined the FIFA games for me I don’t even bother with the online modes anymore

  3. “lagswitchers” lol no one uses those anymore if they do there really new to the community but you can just hit em offline lol

    • What do you mean ? I just played 15 today and explain why the match pauses at crucial moments like when I’m about to pass or shoot only when I have the ball in seasons mode its ridiculous yeah no one uses those huh

  4. they need to get rid of all the cheating that goes on like when your playing pro clubs and come up against somebody thats 6ft 5, 99 pace and score 40 yarderers with every shot just about. thats what spoils online play. ultimate team is pants anyway duno why so many people like it its just a money making exorcise. you never get any decent players when you buy a pack its just crap!

    what ae need to do is actually give some details about the player career mode and what they have done to make it more realistic instead of just putting pre order signs everywhere and expecting people to buy on blind faith then realise its just the same as it was last year. but i am not holding my breath cause it doesnt sound like they have done anything major with manager mode either.

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