Warehouse full of PS4 consoles exposed as illegal FIFA farm

FIFA Ultimate Team can be a pretty profitable business for many parties. This is now also proven by a find by the Ukrainian security service, which discovered and dismantled a huge illegal FIFA farm.

The SBU, the security service of Ukraine, made a spectacular find last week: a warehouse in which 3,800 PS4 consoles were in operation. At first, authorities assumed that the operation was aimed at mining cryptocurrency, but it has now become clear that the operators illegally farmed FUT accounts for FIFA.

FIFA 21: Illegal FUT farm seized

The warehouse with the 3,800 PS4 consoles was found in the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia and the consoles were confiscated by the SBU. The goal behind it was obvious, with automatically generated FIFA accounts in-game currency and FUT card packs to farm. The operators used bots to complete as many games as possible. The accumulated FIFA Points or entire accounts should then be sold for real money.

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The SBU had supposedly become aware of the warehouse because of the high power consumption and should investigate whether there illegally diverted electricity from the city has been.

FIFA 21: FUT farm of absurd proportions

The huge operation in Vinnytsia shows how lucrative FUT mode can be for certain parties. On the other hand, it could also serve as a reminder of the blossoms that such an aggressive monetization of a video game mode can bring. Whether Deal with EA with the news of this FIFA farm and draw the conclusions from it is still unclear. However, it is extremely unlikely that anything significant about the monetization of the FUT mode will change: After all, EA has its most popular sports games through the Ultimate Team modes alone Raised over $ 1.6 billion in 2020.

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