Just four days ago we brought you the news that the FIFA 12
online services were due to be discontinued in February 2014. Since then, there has been a couple of developments and, at the behest of the community, we are bringing you an update on the status of the servers. There is good news and bad news.
We'll start with the good news. The servers have had a short, but probably welcome, extension. They will be open for five days longer and will close on February 28th, 2014. This is also confirmed on EA's Service Updates page
, so this is likely to be the final definitive closing date.
Now for the bad news. In an in-game update, EA SPORTS informs players that "The FUT store has been disabled". There was no prior warning for this. Players are unable to purchase Ultimate Team packs, meaning that some of the Ultimate Team achievements are now discontinued: I'll have that one
, How Great is that?
and Pack King
. The following achievements remain obtainable but are likely to be much harder.
The Friendly achievement in FIFA 12 worth 20 pointsFinish a match against a Friend in FIFA 12 Ultimate Team The Marquee Signing achievement in FIFA 12 worth 70 pointsPurchase a Gold Player from the trade market for 15,000 or more coins using Buy now The Growing Club achievement in FIFA 12 worth 130 pointsAchieve a club value of 85,000,000 in FIFA 12 Ultimate Team The "Big Cup" Squad achievement in FIFA 12 worth 85 pointsEnter an Ultimate Team tournament and finish a match with an overall squad rating of 85 or higher The Club Legend achievement in FIFA 12 worth 49 pointsPlay 100 matches with any player in FIFA 12 Ultimate Team
The achievements in the other four game modes and for the "EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012" DLC remain unaffected. A list of those achievements can be found in the original article
Thanks to the members of the community who alerted us to the changes!