No chat, but still toxic – The FUT community and its bad reputation

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Of: Henrik Jansen

The FIFA 23 community is once again under criticism and has to face the accusation of being toxic. We show where the bad reputation comes from.

VANCOUVER, CANADA – FIFA 23 is the most successful title in EA’s long-standing series and accordingly brings with it a large community. The fact that this does not enjoy the best reputation should be known recently. Even in the new FIFA 23, the FUT players don’t exactly cover themselves with glory. But where does the toxic behavior come from? We show the reasons for the quite justified image of the FIFA community.

name of the game FIFA 23
Release (date of first publication) September 30, 2022
Publishers Electronic Arts
series FIFA
platforms PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Google Stadia
developer EA Sports
genre football simulation

FIFA 23: Toxic community – streamers, time game and Co. – That’s where the bad image comes from

No chat, but time game: How can the FIFA 23 community be toxic if there is no chat? If you take a look at other titles whose communities are classified as toxic, such as League of Legends or Dota 2, you will notice that the games each have voice or text chat.

In FIFA 23, players cannot communicate directly with each other. However, an omnipresent toxic element is time play in FUT. Since there is no counter to this method, it is extremely frustrating. And players often take this frustration out on each other or on EA. FIFA 23 World Cup mode is free. Here you will get all the information you need before you start.

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FIFA 23: No chat, but still toxic – The FUT community and its bad reputation © EA Sports

Streamers exemplify Rages: Getting upset over a video game is natural. In FIFA 23, however, this occurs more than average. On Twitch, every streamer burns through the fuse every now and then. Whether EliasN97, MontanaBlack or Trymacs. The streamers suggest to their viewers that playing FIFA makes you angry. Trymacs even deleted his entire FIFA team.

Golden Goal Rule: Within the FUT community there is an unwritten rule. If a goal is scored in friendly game mode, the opponent must leave the game. This scenario arose due to the FUT tasks published by EA. In order to earn special cards, you have to grind in FUT Friendlies mode. To speed this up, players quit the games.

To make it clear that a game is over, FIFA 23 players name their FUT team “Golden Goal”. However, there are always screenshots of people who have the same name themselves, but want to play the game to the bitter end. Incidentally, there is no punishment for a quit. Again, this is part of the toxic FIFA 23 community. It remains to be seen whether the behavior will improve in the coming years.