EA SPORTS respond to issue with bugged FIFA 20 FUT CONMEBOL cards - Dexerto

EA SPORTS respond to issue with bugged FIFA 20 FUT CONMEBOL cards

Published: 7/Mar/2020 10:27

by Connor Bennett


EA SPORTS have addressed an issue with the recently released CONMEBOL Sudamericana cards in FIFA Ultimate Team, claiming that players will be compensated for the problems. 

After months of waiting, EA SPORTS finally dropped the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana content for FIFA 20 on March 3 – giving fans the chance to lift the greatest prize in South American football. 

In addition to the new single-player mode, the Sudamerica cards were also added to Ultimate Team in a similar style to the UEFA Champions League cards. Featuring players like Carlos Tevez, Antonio Valencia, and Emmanuel Adebayor, these cards were styled in unique artwork that hadn’t been seen in FIFA before. However, there have since been issues. 

The Libertadores DLC brings some of South Americas finest to FIFA 20.

Not long after they were released in packs, FUT players noted that they were not receiving the new versions of the cards – only being able to pack the common variations of the cards in their place.

However, after a round of complaints, EA SPORTS themselves have addressed the issue by removing the common items from packs until further notice. “Common CONMEBOL Sudamericana player items have been removed from gold packs while we investigate concerns of these items appearing in rare guarantee packs,” they tweeted. 

“Users who packed these items will be compensated in-game at a later date. Stay tuned for updates.”

Of course, it’s not the only issue that FIFA 20 has had with getting cards from packs. Players have reported issues in the past with other promos, while back in January, they were unable to claim their Weekend League red player picks

How long until this issue with the cards is fixed remains to be seen – as does the compensation that players will receive. EA could very well refund the packs and give players the coins or packs back – or they could just drop the new cards into their club.

It is all a waiting game now, so, we’ll keep you updated as soon as they make a change.


Are EA servers down? FIFA 21 server status, maintenance & downtime

Published: 4/Dec/2020 1:43 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 1:45

by David Purcell


FIFA 21 players are never happy when the EA servers are down, and it appears that the latest offering of the popular football franchise is struggling with issues on December 3, with widespread reports from players unable to find games in Ultimate Team. 

With next-gen consoles finally jumping onboard the FIFA 21 hype train, the servers were expected to struggle. Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 players got access to the next-gen game on December 3, with all-new graphics and big performance boosts.

As always though, there are a few teething problems with the online services with so many players trying to hop onto the game at once, and it appears that on the same day, many were unable to gain access to FIFA 21’s online capabilities.

So, let’s take a look at the latest update on connectivity issues.

Co-Op in FIFA 21
Players won’t be celebrating when the EA servers go down.

Are EA servers down for FIFA 21?

December 3, 2020

The FIFA 21 servers have been struggling with the increased load from next-gen consoles. While players have noted they were struggling to log in, the FIFA Direct Communication Twitter has reported a new issue with matchmaking.

“We are aware that players are currently unable to matchmake in FIFA 21 FUT, across all platforms. We are investigating and will provide an update when one is available,” they said.

It’s not just next-gen players who are affected, but players across all platforms, regardless of whether you’re on the older consoles, or even PC.

The outage has been going on since around 7:30pm ET, although its still spiking hours later, according to Down Detector.

The site confirms there are reported “issues” with EA’s servers, as expected, meaning players are unable to play FIFA Ultimate Team and their Division Rivals matches.

EA has yet to comment on how long this outage will last, but hopefully, it wraps up before too long. We’ll keep you posted with updates to this article in due course.

Stick with us @UltimateTeamUK for more updates on EA servers, FIFA 21 news, and more. We’ll be updating this page when we have more details.