FIFA fans have uncovered a chemistry glitch within the Ultimate Team mode, which EA now says it is looking into.
Community manager Rob Hodson took to the FIFA forum to fill fans in on the issue. “Thanks to the FUT community for raising awareness of a potential fitness and chemistry inconsistency in some FUT items. After hearing this, our teams were in over the weekend and continue to thoroughly investigate the information. We will keep you informed with updates from the investigation,” he wrote.
“Our commitment to a fun, fair and secure experience in FIFA is ongoing, and as a community your feedback helps us achieve that goal. A special thanks for your continuous efforts across all channels.”
FIFA players discovered that certain Ultimate Team upgrade cards don’t attribute chemistry boosts as they should. In some cases the supposed upgraded versions of day one cards, which are also more expensive, were actually worse.
To expose the glitch, Reddit user RighteousOnix took a player with a dribbling stat of less than 86, making them unable to do the “no touch sprint step over” skill move. By boosting their chemistry and raising their dribbling stat above 86, the player was able to do the skill. But then an upgraded version of the player (i.e. a non-day one card) was unable to do the skill move despite having their chemistry boosted and dribbling stat raised.
You can get a thorough recap of the glitch in action in the videos below.