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FIFA forced to pull Ben Yedder Ultimate Team SBC after major error

Published: 24/Jan/2020 17:36

by Jacob Hale

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EA Sports were forced to withdraw an Ultimate Team Squad Building Challenge (SBC) from FIFA 20 after realizing they had made a major error, making POTM Ben Yedder a much easier acquisition than intended.

The Player of the Month edition of AS Monaco’s star striker – rated 88 thanks to his recent performances for the French Ligue 1 side – was only available for around half an hour after release, before EA quickly realized what was going on.

Nevertheless, many players managed to take advantage of the SBC in the short time it stayed up, giving them a highly-rated player for just a fraction of the price.

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Wissam Ben Yedder joined AS Monaco from Spanish side Sevilla for a reported fee of €40m (~$44.1m) in 2019.

The SBC had five separate squads needed to complete, each with a variety of requirements based on overall team rating, chemistry, nationality, and even in-form players.

Each squad traded in rewarded the player with a new pack of varying rarity, and one of these was a squad with an overall team rating of 86 (among other things) that rewards the player with a Rare Electrum Players Pack.

However, there was a bug with this particular requirement, meaning the team only needed to be rated 80 – making it a considerably easier squad to build. In no time, thousands of Ultimate Team players had started to get rid of their 80-rated players in exchange for a significantly better reward.

Of course, as soon as EA realized their issue, the SBC was taken down and they sought to immediately fix it.

They confirmed that any players who had completed some aspects of the SBC but not the full thing will receive compensation for losing their players, with the aim being to simply return items back to players who lost them.

On the other hand, many players will be delighted to have bolstered their squads and been lucky enough to complete the SBC on time, saving a lot of coins as well as relishing the rewards given to them.

You can be assured, though, that EA will be extra cautious for their next big SBC, and will double-check every single requirement to make sure it’s in-line with what they actually want.

In the meantime, it appears EA Sports want to get the Ben Yedder SBC up-and-running again, so that should be back up before long.

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How to claim FIFA 21 Twitch Prime Gaming reward packs (January 2021)

Published: 23/Jan/2021 7:00

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch Prime Gaming loot for FIFA 21 looks like it’ll be back at the end of January. After a long while of waiting, here’s what you can expect: including the type of pack, when you can claim, and more.

Last year, a number of free packs were made available to members of the game’s community on a month-by-month basis. Alongside their Division Rivals and FUT Champions rewards, these help gather a big squad of players which can be useful for either playing with, or alternatively for completing SBCs.

The more cards, the better. That’s a general rule for Ultimate Team.

A lot of players will have redeemed these in the past, so let’s take a look at what to expect in the future.

FIFA 21 van dijk and fabinhoSome big players can walk out of FUT packs, so anything free is a bonus for players.

FIFA 21 Twitch Prime rewards

EA SPORTS hasn’t given players any proper indication that Prime Gaming rewards will be back. However, dataminers have. FUT Watch uncovered pack art for the Prime Gaming pack in the FIFA 21 files on January 21, meaning their launch shouldn’t be far away.

Once they roll out, you’ll know. The FIFA Twitter account always notifies players when a new promotion starts, and the Prime packs are no exception.

What’s included in the FIFA 21 Prime Gaming pack?

While it’s not set in stone yet, players can expect potentially similar rewards to those doled out for FIFA 20. The FIFA 20 Twitch Prime packs, which were last handed out in August, included:

  • 1x 83+ OVR Player
  • 5x Rare Gold Players

While it’s not the most stunning pack, more players are always a good thing in FIFA. Plus, if you can get it for free with Twitch Prime, you wouldn’t turn it down. Maybe your pack luck might strike with it.

When will FIFA 21 Twitch Prime rewards come out?

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 1 Rewards
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Rewards are expected to come out soon in FIFA 21.

Chances are, given the release of the pack art at the end of January, rewards will start rolling out early in February. Based on timings from FIFA 20, this’ll give Twitch Prime users around six or seven packs to redeem before FIFA 22 comes out.

Once we have an official release date and time, we will update this article.

How to claim FIFA 21 Twitch Prime Gaming rewards

When the FIFA 21 Twitch Prime rewards start rolling out, you’ll only need to do a few things to get them.

  1. Connect your Twitch account to an Amazon Prime account, on their website.
  2. Connect an EA SPORTS account to the Twitch account.
  3. Head over to the Twitch Prime crown on the top-right of the page.
  4. Claim the rewards from there.
  5. Load up FIFA 21 and select ‘Store’ on the Ultimate Team screen.
  6. Click ‘My Packs’ and your rewards should be delivered – ready to open!

If you get a Prime Gaming pack after they launch, be sure to tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with your opening ⁠— especially if you get something nice!