The inclusion of the women's championships and its players in "Ultimate Team", one of the big new features in the most popular game mode of EA Sports' latest addition "EAFC 24" (formerly known as "FIFA"), has not done any good for the sexist reflexes of some members of the community.
A new level in the nauseating reactions of some members of the community of fans of the game has been crossed, while the player of Olympique Lyonnais Ada Hegerberg, Ballon d'Or 2018, shared this Monday in her Instagram story a particularly insulting message that was sent to her because of the... Level of his avatar in the game.
In her Instagram story, OL player Ada Hegerberg shared the cyberharassment she was subjected to because of her avatar in the game "EA Sports FC 24", the latest in the saga formerly known as "FIFA".
"N**** well your mother the f*** on FIFA you stink the m****, dirty grose s***** go. N**** your mom f***s her," she can be heard in a voicemail she shares from an Instagram user. "It goes a little far, doesn't it?" asks the player, mentioning the American developer of the game, EA Sports, whose game, one of the best-selling in the world, is available since Friday for players who have acquired the "Ultimate" version, a week before the worldwide release date.
We are investigating an issue impacting the Ada Hegerberg Player Item. Players who have this Item in their active Squad will not be able to start a match until the Item is removed from the Squad.
A card has been created on the EASFC Tracker which you can follow for updates....
— EA SPORTS FC Direct Communication (@EASFCDirect) September 25, 2023
A few hours later, EA Sports communicated about the Norwegian... unexpectedly. In a message published on social networks but also displayed to all players at the time of their connection to the "Ultimate Team" mode (and which also included a mistake in the player's name, spelled "Aga"), EA explains "investigating a problem affecting the map (in this game mode, players are in the form of cards) of the player Ada Hegerberg, it reads. Players who have this card on their active team will not be able to start a match until the item has been removed from the team. »
Several Internet users had indeed noticed, since the release, that the avatar of the player, rated at 89 and therefore part of the best cards in the game, was affected by a funny bug that prevented Hegerberg from moving correctly with the ball. An astonishing, but relatively common hiccup in the early days and weeks of a new game, including EA Sports' reference football game that is subject to corrections and adjustments throughout the year.
Ada Hegerberg is bugged xdddd#EAFC24 #EAFC pic.twitter.com/NqP0Q7fP6i
— Bruno (@Bruno69JR) September 21, 2023
Present since 2015 in the game, initially in very small quantities, the players were massively introduced this year in "Ultimate Team", the most popular and popular game mode of the game "FIFA", which changed its name this summer. Five championships (Germany, England, Spain, France and USA) have been added in full to the game mode, and Hegerberg and other stars of women's football can now be fielded in the same teams as their male counterparts.