EA has just announced some important changes to owners of the Belgian version of FIFA 19. Due to the Belgian Gaming Commission classing Loot Boxes as gambling in the country, players will now no longer be able to buy FIFA Points using real money.
FIFA 19 Ultimate Team players will know that these FIFA Points are used to buy Packs and other consumable content in the game. The change however will mean that from January 31 2019 onwards, players in Belgium will only be able to buy their packs using coins earned from playing the game.
A lengthy statement from the publisher can be seen here and it also includes the line “We do not agree with Belgian authorities’ interpretation of the law, and we will continue to seek more clarity on the matter as we go forward.”
That is rather interesting as most of you will probably agree, so we’re looking forward to what you think about it as this could be a rule that may well be rolled out to other countries in due course.
Those players in Belgium who already have FIFA Points loaded onto their account will be able to spend them but after that they won’t be able to buy any more.