EA Sport will soon be launching the new FIFA Ultimate Team season, and have shared more details on they plan to make this year's FUT experience fun, fair, and secure.
Three major updates have been revealed, including early access to the transfer market via the Web and Mobile apps, the widening of price ranges for players and the new security measures put in place to protect the game's coin economy.
Transfer market Available In Web & Companion Apps: The Transfer Market launches on the Web and Mobile Companion apps beginning September 17, with returning and verified FUT 15 players able to start building their Ultimate Team club by opening free returning user packs and by trading early via the Transfer Market.
However, this won't be open to all, new players to FIFA Ultimate Team must play on console or PC before accessing the Transfer Market via the web app.
The new security measure has been implemented for FUT 16 to make sure all players are human, hopefully bringing down the population of bots that harm the Transfer Market.
The health of the Transfer Market, which determines its availability on the apps will be consistently assessed throughout the season, EA Sports has confirmed.
Price Range Changes In FIFA 16: EA Sports are looking to take control of coin farming with their latest tweaks to the price range system, which will start much wider than before.
"Our aim this year is to keep Price Ranges as wide as possible throughout the season to offer a fair environment for trading and to protect the market against coin buying," an EA Sports statement explains.
"The less coin farming and buying we see within FUT 16, the wider the Price Ranges will stay."
FIFA 16 FUT security: Coin farmers are firmly in EA Sports' sights this year, who have announced they will be splitting the Transfer Market economies by console generation.
This means coins, club items, and transfer market items will no longer be shared between Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and between PS3 and PS4.
"When first accessing FUT 16 through the web apps, you’ll be asked to choose which console you would like to start your FUT club in," the EA statement continues.
"After choosing your console type, it will become the default for your account. From that point onwards, all your Fifa 16 coins
and items will stay within that account on the default console.
"Returning FUT players will be able to carry over FIFA Points via a one-time transfer. This can be done between FUT 15 and FUT 16 on the same console or between the Xbox 360 & Xbox One or PS3 & PS4.
"As always, any players using exploits or transferring FIFA Points using illegitimate accounts or means will be subject to an account ban."