Things are not looking good for EA these days. The company’s stocks have dwindled by roughly 4% ever since the Battlefront community lashed back at the game company for not caring about players and for implementing different schemes of making players waste their money to unlock “essential features” of the game.
The fact that players have to pay $60 for a game, and then pay an endless amount in microtransactions to receive full access caused a revolution in the gaming world and now FIFA players are lashing out as well. Let’s take a look at the biggest issues FIFA players have with the game.
As previously mentioned, this revolution against EA’s microtransactions system was started by the Battlefront community and now FIFA players are joining in. A Reddit user that goes by the name “SSROCK” made a post in which he covered all the major issues the FIFA community has with EA and he is asking people to boycott EA during Black Friday by not purchasing any in-game points or the game itself.
The biggest problem that the FIFA community has with EA are RNG (random number generator) packs. These packs can be purchased for $1.50 and every player who wants to create a top-tier team needs to get them.
The issue with these packs is that the items they contain are randomized. Therefore, most top-level FIFA players end up spending over $8,000 to get all the star players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in order to create their dream team.
Broken Competitive Mode
The only way to rank up in FIFA is to play the Weekend League. This league lasts from Friday night to Sunday night and players need to complete 40 games!
Considering that an average match lasts from 12 to 20 minutes, having to play 40 games in the span of three day is absurd. EA needs to reduce the number of required games or to extend the playable days because the grind for this competitive mode is outrageous.