Premiere of FIFA 23 took place with some complications. Most complains come from PC gamers, mentioning the new security system, preventing some people from even launching the game. The solution, however, does not prevent the use of cheats, which in turn prompts console users to disable crossplay.
Problematic reward packages
On top of that, there is a more recent problem - it relates to prize packs for SBC (Squad Building Challenges), which were incorrectly described and misled the users.. We are talking about reward packs for SBC Haaland Transfer and Novice Challenge. The cards received turned out to be non-transferable (they can't be sold on the FUT transfer market), although their labeling didn't indicate this. Electronic Arts has fixed this problem and promised compensation. At the time of this writing, it has not yet been sent to players.
Those who performed SBCs before the update will receive redeemable packages in the following days as compensation. For many players, however, this is not enough. In responses to a thread started by the FIFA Direct Communication account on Twitter, we can read that players are demanding Ultimate packs or free icons.
To some, the promises made are of no use, since the PC version is difficult to run at all, despite the fact that several days have passed since the game's release (it took place on September 30). Yes, as mentioned earlier, it's mostly owners of the PC edition who are complaining, but on Metacritic console versions also do not enjoy particularly good opinion among fans of the series. At this point, the average rating does not exceed 2.8 out of 10 for all editions.
The review bombing is a result of the sheer dislike of the brand and microtransactions. In many other places we can see that reception of EA Sports' latest game is fairly positive, including among critics. FIFA 23 is available on almost all major platforms - PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and on Nintendo Switch (on the latter as FIFA 23: Legacy Edition).
- FIFA 23 - game guide
- FIFA 23 - official website