EA has temporarily disabled content granting–the ability for items to be directly given to a player’s account–as it continues an investigation into potential misuse of the feature in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team by an employee for personal profit.
The news comes a short time after the company started an investigation to see if one of its own employees had been granting access to rare cards in FIFA 21 to buyers online for hundreds of even thousands of dollars. The community has dubbed the scandal “EAGate,” and leaked messages appear to show someone–possibly an EA employee–explaining to a buyer how they can send these items to their account for the right price.
Because EA isn’t sure who is behind the black market sales yet, and isn’t even sure if it’s actually an employee or someone who compromised an employee’s account, content granting has been disabled for now.
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