EA to shut down trade offers in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team

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The developers will remove the ability to trade directly with players

In a bid to combat coin sellers, EA has announced that the trade offers will be removed from FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.

Trade offers allow for users to trade players or coins with others without having to go through the normal auction process.

“We’ll be removing Trade Offers from FIFA 15 Ultimate Team,” said FIFA community manager Rob Hodson.

“Although some honest players used this feature to trade with friends, it became one of the methods used by coin sellers to sell and move coins. Account phishers also abused Trade Offers by moving stolen players and coins after wrongfully gaining access to unsuspecting FUT player accounts.

“This will also address “bid bumping”, where people would try and trick others into bidding far more than they wanted for a player item. It was a tough decision, but this is the right step towards improving security, showing cheaters the red card, and keeping FUT safe for all FIFA fans.”

Users will also only be able to bid on a maximum of 50 items, this will be a lower number at first which can be upgraded to 50 with unlockable boosts.

FIFA 15 launches on 23rd September in North America and 26th September in the UK on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

A FIFA 15 playable demo is now available.

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