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Anthem players aren’t happy with the VIP demo server issues [UPDATE]

Published: 27/Jan/2019 21:55

by Wyatt Donigan

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UPDATE – January 25, 2019 (4:10pm PST)

After the initial launch of the Anthem VIP demo was plagued with a multitude of server issues and outages, PC and PlayStation 4 users should be happy to hear that the main problem has indeed been solved. A fix for Xbox One issues is still on the way. 

You can read the full statement from EA and BioWare below: 

“The main issue impacting the Anthem VIP demo on PC and PS4 has been resolved. Anyone who has had an issue on those platforms should restart the game and attempt to join again. Our team is still working on fixes for some of the issues we’re seeing on Xbox One.”


While many players have been looking forward to the release of Anthem, they have been met with a massive amount of technical difficulties that has resulted in much frustration.

Anthem doesn’t officially release until February 22, but the VIP demo went live on January 25, giving players a chance to get a taste of the game ahead of its launch.

Well, that was the plan, at least. Since the demo has gone live, however, players have been faced with a ton of problems preventing them from playing the game at all.

Despite EA stating that they were looking into beefing up the servers, many players are still unable to log in to the game even hours after the above Tweet was posted.

Unsurprisingly, many players flooded Twitter with various complaints about the problems, most notably the fact that EA gave out a large number of free access codes ahead of the demo’s release. The VIP demo was supposed to be only for those who pre-ordered or subscribed to EA’s service.

Some players have even gone so far as cancelling their pre-orders out of fear that these server issues will linger into the game’s official release and ruin the experience altogether. 

To the lucky few that did manage to somehow get in, things weren’t much better.

Popular Overwatch content creator Stylosa managed to find his way into the game for a brief moment, but he was met with a pretty hilarious (and terrifying) glitch.

At the time of writing, Anthem is sitting just behind Fortnite on Twitch with 170,000 viewers total. That number has crossed the 300,000 mark at one point before the server issues drove many away.

The current VIP demo runs until January 27, with an open beta expected to go live on February 1.


For everything else you need to know about Anthem, including trailers and story details, head over to our official hub.

FIFA

How to complete Okocha ICON SBC in FIFA 21: solutions, cost, more

Published: 16/Jan/2021 7:09

by Andrew Amos

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The forever-skillful Jay-Jay Okocha has finally gotten his Prime ICON card in FIFA 21, and you can pick him up for your Ultimate Team ⁠— if you’re willing to part way with your coins. Here’s what you need to do.

Jay-Jay Okocha really pumped flavor into football. His stylish moves made the likes of Ronaldinho household names, and the Nigerian experienced plenty of success for himself with PSG, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bolton.

Now, he can bring success to your FIFA 21 Ultimate Team. The 90-rated Prime ICON is available through the game’s latest set of ICON SBCs, although you’ll have to be willing to part ways with a fair bit of cash for him.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC in-game stats

Jay-Jay Okocha FIFA 21 ICON stats

Okocha’s Prime ICON card puts the legendary Nigerian into the 90s and primed for a Pace style to bump him up further theoretically.

With 87 Pace ⁠— one down from his base 85 ICON ⁠— he might not be as fast, but he makes up for it across the board with better Passing (+5), Shooting (+3), and Dribbling (+2). Throw on Hunter, and you can get up to 96 Pace and 90 Shooting. It’s a lethal card to have in CAM, especially when you take 5* Skills and 4* Weak Foot into account.

Jay-Jay Okocha ICON SBC price & requirements

Jay-Jay Okocha is the cheapest of the three new ICON SBCs, coming in at around 500,000 to 750,000 coins. If you’ve got spare cards lying around ⁠— especially high-rated untradeables ⁠— it might be worth the investment.

You’ll need to complete six SBCs for the job though. Here’s what you need to do.

Born Legend

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Bronze
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Small Silver Players Pack

Rising Star

  • Rare Players: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Silver
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Jumbo Silver Pack

Top-notch

  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 80
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Gold Players Pack

The Artist

  • # of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Mixed Players Pack

Paris Finesse

  • # of players from Paris Saint-Germain: Min 1
  • In-Form or FUT Champions Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack

League Finesse

  • # of players from Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: Rare Electrum Players Pack

Jay-Jay Okocha SBC solutions

If all those instructions are a bit of a jumble to you, here are some solutions for you so you can better understand what you need to invest.

Born Legend

Jay-Jay Okocha Born Legend SBC solution in FIFA 21

Rising Star

Jay-Jay Okocha Rising Star SBC solution in FIFA 21

Top-notch

Jay-Jay Okocha Top-notch SBC solution in FIFA 21

The Artist

Jay-Jay Okocha The Artist SBC solution in FIFA 21

Paris Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha Paris Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

League Finesse

Jay-Jay Okocha League Finesse SBC solution in FIFA 21

It’s quite a lot to digest, but you’ll have some time to fill these all out. As long as you complete all six challenges by February 9, you’ll be gifted the Nigerian talent.

If you do end up completing the SBC, tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with those slick stepovers and maybe a banger or two.