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

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

Published: 24/Jan/2020 17:36

by Jacob Hale


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.

Image of Wissam Ben Yedder
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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.


FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre


EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.


Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.


Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.


These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 1 Rewards
This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.


There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!


TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

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