FC 24 Messi Glitch
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EA's FC 24 Glitch Gifts Players a £700 Messi

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

In an unprecedented turn of events, EA Sports FC 24 became the center of attention not for its gameplay but for a glitch that turned into a virtual gold rush. Thousands of players found themselves in possession of Team of the Year Lionel Messi, a card valued at around £700, due to what appeared to be a bugged Squad Building Challenge (SBC). This incident has not only sparked discussions across gaming forums and social media but also prompted a swift response from EA.

Key Points:

  • The Glitch: A seemingly flawed SBC in EA Sports FC 24 allowed players to acquire Team of the Year Lionel Messi, a highly coveted card, without the intended challenge or cost.
  • Community Reaction: The gaming community was buzzing, with many players rushing to take advantage of the glitch, while others debated the fairness and potential impact on the game's economy.
  • EA's Response: EA quickly addressed the issue, acknowledging the mistake and outlining steps to rectify the situation, ensuring the game's competitive balance remains intact.

This incident highlights the challenges of managing live-service games and the importance of quick developer response to unforeseen glitches. It also showcases the community's vigilance and the dynamic interaction between players and game developers in the digital age.


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