FIFA 20 Career Mode bug turns shortlisted players into pitch invaders - Dexerto

FIFA 20 Career Mode bug turns shortlisted players into pitch invaders

Published: 7/Sep/2020 16:17

by Joe Craven


An absolutely bizarre FIFA 20 bug has surfaced, seeing shortlisted players become hilarious pitch invaders in subsequent Career Mode matches. 

Fans of the FIFA series will be no stranger to bizarre bugs and glitches, the likes of which have been as prevalent in FIFA 20 as ever. Despite being an annual release, developers appear to have certain issues when it comes to ironing out unwanted issues.

Of course, bugs and glitches vary in size, from minor visual inconsistencies through to goals registering completely incorrectly.

This one, while not necessarily game-breaking, is certainly one of the most insane we’ve ever seen.

FIFA 20 Season 9 should be a final hurrah for the 2019 release.
FIFA 20 is winding down, as fans look forward to next year’s title.

Career Mode bug in FIFA 20

Any Career Mode players will know about adding prospective signings to your shortlist as a manager. It allows you to keep tabs on potential signings, without making any financial commitments.

However, one Redditor discovered a truly bizarre glitch, relating to players recently added to a manager’s shortlist.

User mopatel03 realized that, after shortlisting Watford winger Ismaila Sarr, he made a stationary appearance in every subsequent match. The figure of Sarr is truly bizarre, simply stood still around the halfway line as play rattles on around him.

Shortlisted Ismailla Sarr in career mode and now he stands on the field every game from r/FIFA

One Redditor joked that “he wants to know what sort of club he’s gonna be coming to obviously,” but the glitch is clearly less than ideal. Sarr could potentially obstruct attacking play.

EA are yet to respond to the glitch, but many FIFA fans doubted that a fix will be implemented given how late into FIFA 20’s life cycle we are. Regardless, it’s one of the funnier and more bizarre issues we’ve ever seen.

FIFA 21 is set to release on October 9, with various special editions releasing slightly earlier.


FIFA 21 Rulebreakers promo LIVE: player leaks, start time, predictions

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:31 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:32

by Isaac McIntyre


EA SPORTS has begun officially unveiling this year’s Halloween promo event for Ultimate Team, and it looks like we’ll actually be getting something a little out of the ordinary in FIFA 21… “Rulebreakers.” Here’s everything we know so far.

The last few years have seen Ultimate Scream rule the last weeks of October. The Halloween themed promo was trotted out in Ultimate Team for the last three years, but the special event’s ‘reign of terror’ seems to be coming to an end.

Instead, a new “Rulebreakers” promo is coming soon. 

EA SPORTS teased the event on Twitter on Oct. 21, with only three letters ⁠— two Rs and an S ⁠— and a fragmented FUT card. Soon after, Dexerto data miner FutWatch confirmed the hidden word would eventually spell out ‘Rulebreakers.’

The following day, Oct. 22, EA SPORTS confirmed the promo’s name. They also revealed, “Rulebreakers leave behind their previous styles of play and transform into different kinds of stars with game-changing stat updates.”

When will the “Rulebreakers” promo begin?

FIFA’s spooky Ultimate Team promo ⁠— or at least, what Dexerto assumes is replacing the Ultimate Scream event this time around ⁠— is still based around Halloween. That means the promo will start this week, on Friday, October 23.

The event should run for just over a week, past the Halloween weekend.

If the timing on the “Rulebreakers” promo is the same as FUT’s spooky Ultimate Scream, we should see it last for just over a week. That means any special packs, challenges, and promo deals that hit Ultimate Team will last until November 2.

We’ll likely get a first-look reveal of the new promo event, and an upgraded team along with it, ahead of that 6 pm Friday release time. Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter accounts, @UltimateTeamUK, and @FutWatch, to see the news.

Rulebreakers predictions: new FIFA 21 upgrades?

Here’s where it gets a little tricky ⁠— EA SPORTS hasn’t really given us any clues about the potential upgrade team beyond the name. In fact, they haven’t even given us that yet, and we had to rely on Ultimate Team leaks to learn the truth.

It does sound like “Rulebreakers” could be one of two things. The first is those ‘destroyer’ players who pick up cards left and right, get stuck in on the pitch, and just rule the roost with their imposing presence in-game.

FIFA 21 richarlison
Everton striker Richarlison is a good Premier League shout for the “Rulebreakers” team.

The second could be more meta. The title, ‘Rulebreakers,’ could refer to cards featuring players out of position, and breaking the rules. Maybe we’ll see a 90+ pace center back ⁠— lord knows this meta needs one ⁠— or a 99 physical wingback upgrade.

This second suggestion is probably more likely, considering EA’s description of Rulebreakers: players will “leave behind their previous styles of play.”

EA has already confirmed two players for the promo too: Dries Mertens and Harry Kane. They also teased a third, a Brazillian star, but they have not yet confirmed it.

More possible ‘Rulebreaker’ players

  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
  • Pepe (Arsenal)
  • Richarlison (Everton)
  • Erik Lamela (Tottenham)
  • David Luiz (Arsenal)
  • Luis Suarez (Atlético Madrid)
  • Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
  • Arturo Vidal (Juventus)
  • Nigel de Jong (Al-Shahania)
  • Hatem Ben Arfa (Bordeaux)
  • Radja Nainggolan (Inter Milan)

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21’s new Rulebreakers Halloween promo so far. Make sure if you’ve got a few spare FUT coins you keep them in your back pocket; there could be some cracking cards on the way!

We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.