FIFA 12 gets anti-scam patch

EA Sports updating Ultimate Team mode and Web app to include security questions when logging in from new devices.

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Electronic Arts is rolling out an update to address security problems with the Ultimate Team mode in FIFA Soccer 12. As detailed by EA, the game's latest update goes live globally today, bringing with it a handful of changes to discourage scammers in the game.

EA hopes the new patch will remove a few blemishes from the beautiful game.

The biggest change to the Ultimate Team mode is that EA Sports will now require players to answer a security question when they log in to the system from a new console. Additionally, trade offers will now be restricted to people on each other's friends list.

The FIFA Ultimate Team Web app is also being updated to support the new console security question feature. Security questions can be created only on the console version of the game and must be answered to use the Web app every 30 days, and every time a user logs on from a new computer or browser.

Not all of the changes in the update are related to player security. The patch also addresses a bug regarding end-of-game disconnects in Ultimate Team mode, makes tweaks to the EA Sports Football Club mode, and contains a number of usability and design changes.

Discussion

10 comments
dnguyen3
dnguyen3

maybe they should make a patch so you can't use the same team over and over again online, cuz i'm sick and tired of playing Real Madrid and Barcelona all the time, maybe that will make people appreciate other teams more.

Kiaininja
Kiaininja

LOL! When I read title "Anti-SCAM Patch" I thought this article was going to be about EA patching Fifa to unlock the on disc stuff for free instead of charging for it as DLCs.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Dear EA, Please fix the INCREDIBLY BIASED REFEREE whenever I play Barcelona. Thank you :)

y3ivan
y3ivan

thats to this, hundreds of accounts have been breach

granasaberx
granasaberx

Yup...I never played the game, but ended up getting my account hacked. How did I know? It was in my achievements. EA dropped the ball on this. They had more than enough time to fix this issue.

ZoTrAcK
ZoTrAcK

Anti-scam patch? Will the game still boot?

Evenios
Evenios

kinda a bit annoying for people who had no problems. but heh.

RE2LeonS
RE2LeonS

Thanks, only AFTER my account was stolen. Big help you are EA

ICMCMXCII
ICMCMXCII

the video is from the wii version? that version didnt receive the patch, hell , theres no FUT at all on the wii

EPaul
EPaul

Amazing only took six months