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Some of the biggest broadcasters Madden the community announced that they were going on a “package holiday”, to create a hashtag and refuse to spend money Madden 23 Ultimate Team mode until publisher Electronic Arts did some changes.

What is Ultimate Team?

Both Madden and FIFA have wildly popular multiplayer game modes called Ultimate Team, which allow users to create their own teams of all-time greats. Interestingly, you have to get your players through cards, and these cards are blindly sold in sealed virtual packs, and these packs are paid for with real money.

whom Polygon reportsbroadcasters for sports games like this one big part of the online community – have created and are calling for the hashtag #packstrike all players should refuse to spend a cent on Ultimate Team until EA addresses their concerns, not just their content-creating peers.

Zirksee, both for himself and for “other creators in the community, shared the demands of the group earlier today. He says when they unlock more expensive player packs, they want, among other things, “better rerolls” and “better pack odds,” as well as the reinstatement of rewards previously offered for games (including those offered during the initial playthrough) . the first week Madden 23 release) has since been removed:

Like I said just this weekthere is there is no number the number of tweets, reviews, or comments that could make publishers take back how much money they’re making from major sports game series in 2022. their main goal is to keep that money.

So it’s heartening to see content creators mobilizing as a means of protest! Although the decade that rocked sports games has normalized the events to such an extent that people are “crammed” into not dropping modes or completely free considering you’ve already spent $60 on the game. Instead, they want some of the game’s most exploitative systems to be a little less exploitable.

It’s like asking a prison warden for fluffier pillows. How successful this “holiday” will be remains to be seen, of course, but if it does have some kind of effect on EA Sports, I hope it at least sets a precedent for sports game fans: If they really are as sick of this constant nickel and diming as they say, to initiate more drastic measures.

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