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FIFA 16 FUT Censored Word Team name fix

Earlier on we spoke about some of the early problems that FIFA 16 players were experiencing since launch. Now we wanted to go into a more detail on one specific issue that many are complaining about on console.

This is the FIFA 16 FUT ‘Censored Word’ team name problems, as there seems to be an ongoing issue with players unable to change their FIFA 16 FUT team due to an error bringing up the message which you can see below.

This is despite the fact that their team name does not contain any censored word. What we wanted to tell you is that EA are already aware of this issue and are now actively working on a fix.

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For those that are unaware of this, the full message on FIFA 16 reads: “Your club name or abbreviation contains a censored word. Please rename your club.”

We can tell you that thousands of FIFA 16 FUT players are seeing the same message and as far as we’re aware, it hasn’t been fixed yet.

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The question is how serious EA deems this problem to be. In other words, will they be able to provide a FIFA 16 FUT censored word fix via a hot fix, or will they need players to install a new patch on their console to sort it out?

As we wait for an answer from EA regarding this, give us your status below. Are you still getting this message on your console and have you been able to get past this error yet?

Update: We know that many of you are still having problems with this, but here is the latest update from EA on September 24 on the Censored Word issue:

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As you can see, they don’t have an ETA for when a fix will be available, but they have said that it is now top priority for them which is something at least. Give us your thoughts below on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Gavin Oliveira
Gavin Oliveira

When i go on the web app it tells me to purchase the game even though i already have so i cant even change my name there anyone have ideas

dale bibby
dale bibby

It’s a joke. I’ve tried absolutely everything that ea have recommended and nothing. Can’t get on web app due to having bought new Xbox one with FIFA and didn’t use it before release date.

Romario11
Romario11

I had the same problem.
If you log in at the online app at your pc, and create a name.
Then its no problem.
Log Out of Web App, then log in with your ps4/xbox1
Enjoy 😀

Karen Lansdown
Karen Lansdown

Please can people let us know if there’s is working and has EA fixed it or did you find a fix? Many thanks

Louise Field
Louise Field

Its absolutely ridiculous pay all that money and the game works for some and not others which I dont understand. You would have thought these problems would have been resolved before the release

Louise Field
Louise Field

What details do you have to use to log into web app

Ben Ajani
Ben Ajani

I had the problem, I heard u can go to the ultimate team Web app on ur home pc, change ur club name there and it might work. It worked for me, but also heard it doesn’t work for everyone

Louise Field
Louise Field

How did everyone fix the problem or have EA managed to do it at their end?

Louise Field
Louise Field

Did you have to change the club name as my son tried various names yesterday and each one came up with the censored error message

leanne
leanne

So glad it’s back on my other half was driving me up the wall haha

Harvey Wood
Harvey Wood

Mine is now fixed

Isabel McMullin
Isabel McMullin

Ours is now working fine.
I haven’t a clue how.

Karen Lansdown
Karen Lansdown

My son had same problem with the free Fifa 16 trial on Xbox 1 and that was 2 weeks ago so I’m not holding out much hope this will be fixed anytime soon!

Mason
Mason

Hi it is stlll not working

josef
josef

what a pity. I bought Fifa 16 for Ultimate Team only 🙁 Hope it will work soon….

Ashley
Ashley

Ridiculous got the game yesterday wouldn’t work yesterday and still isn’t working now if its not sorted out soon I’ll be demanding my money back

vik
vik

Tried again and still no joy. Will NOT be buying fifa again for my son. He’s so upset. And we are getting no where with when the problem will be fixed and he can ACTUALLY play the bloody game

jake
jake

unbelievable, it is to be expected of ea tho’, for me the hype is all gone

Jamie Krukowski
Jamie Krukowski

Problems with an EA game at launch? No, surely not. This article’s having a laugh. Every EA game ever has come out of the gate tip-top. Oh well, at least its only this I guess…

NCNCNCNCNCN
NCNCNCNCNCN

I’ve been able to create a team using the Web app, the team name shows up on my Xbox One, but I still cannot access my Ultimate Team.. what’s going on here?

Tomtom
Tomtom

How doya get on ultimate team iv not downloaded tha av bought it instead

Mike Horatio Byrne
Mike Horatio Byrne

No reply to 10 messages I’ve sent today to EA! It’s not fair we should have to suffer not playing a game we have paid good money for and we won’t be compensated.

Stuart Deavy
Stuart Deavy

I bought deluxe version of fifa14, the code for gold packs said it was valid when redeemed but the gold packs never appeared on my console (360) so I contacted EA for advice, after 4 weeks and countless times contacting them for updates they informed me the code was now past the use by date and they no longer had any legal obligations to do anything?! I didn’t buy 15 as disgusted by their actions but missed the game, so stupidly buy 16, and as so many others cannot even access Ultimate team because of prohibited name error. Joke company

dan
dan

EA sport are a complete joke, you can stick fifa 16 up your ass!!!

dan
dan

Sort it our EA grrrrr

Sharon Rose
Sharon Rose

Come on

Tom
Tom

When will this get fixed won’t even let me play on ultimate team

Bon
Bon

It keeps doing it so hurry up

Rich Hughes
Rich Hughes

With my mate now who has just bough fifa 16 on xbox one and getting this message so cant play FUT, myself i pre orderd delux edition through EA acess and have experienced no problems need to sort this EA

scott
scott

Is anything actually gunna be said when it’s fixed pritty annoying when everyone you know is playing it and your sat here like a moron waiting around to get on it so you actually going to tell us anything EA ?

leanne
leanne

This is rediculouse we pay all this money out for it to NOT work……. r they gunna sort this and when……?

Chaz
Chaz

My web app says I don’t have a team? But I do!!!

Josh
Josh

i also have this problem not good enough

vik
vik

We are still having this problem. It’s not good enough. My son hasn’t even been able to play the bloody game

Mike Horatio Byrne
Mike Horatio Byrne

Never bought a digital download before so don’t fancy deleting and redownloading. Not being able to play Fifa is crippling me, especially when I have friends on the game. Stupid censor issue is beyond a joke I would accept a refund.

Vinnie
Vinnie

i tried doing it but it didnt work it says that my name has been blocked due to prophanity

Iewanxi
Iewanxi

Ok guys. Just managed a fix. So I went on the web app and confirmed my name. Went back on the console and deleted the game off the console. Then reinstalled it. And FUT now works. I hope this can help someone else. Best of luck.

Louis
Louis

HELLO!! I’ve had the same problem. Sign in via web app and create your FUT club there! Thank me later…

Francesco Fratoni
Francesco Fratoni

is possible to pay 70 euros a game that you can’t use???

Louise Hughes Was Foxall
Louise Hughes Was Foxall

My son still can’t access Ultimate Team, its just not good enough!

Karen Lansdown
Karen Lansdown

None of my son’s friends are having this problem though

Justin Williams
Justin Williams

i’m guessing they didn’t think about testing the game before releasing to it !!!

Harvey Wood
Harvey Wood

Can you fux RIGHT NOW EA

Harvey Wood
Harvey Wood

can you sort this out right now please this is unbelievable

Luke Corrie
Luke Corrie

It’s an absolute joke wait for so long for it to come out, pay the extra money for the deluxe edition and can’t even play FUT!

Isabel McMullin
Isabel McMullin

I only bought it for the ultimate team.
I am looking for a refund.

mike ray
mike ray

Travelled 8miles after work had half hour to get to the shop, just made it..:) get home and I can’t get on FUT soo gutting!!! Hope it’s up and running in next hour, please don’t reboot it on a Monday!

andy mofazil
andy mofazil

This is an absolute joke! Do you know last year some people still saw the same message until mid January! So potentially guys we could have just paid that extra £10er for the Deluxe edition and cant even use it… I am beyond fuming!!!!!!

Kane stockley
Kane stockley

How long will it take for the error to be fixed?

Jack Wilson
Jack Wilson

Okay I’ve just fixed it. . . . Google FIFA 16. . . . Click on it. . . . Click Ultimate Team and enter your EA Account details and security question. . . . . . It then comes up with the NEW WEB APP. you then need to change your name when prompted, (unlike the console version, this won’t just say its censored overtime) Once you’ve changed it, go back to your console and it’ll work.

Tim Jones
Tim Jones

im getting this error message saying that i unable to connect to fifa 16 ultimate team what .can i do

Paul Adam Elliott
Paul Adam Elliott

Mine still same ea i want a refund keep ur game it sucks never again

Irina Barrick
Irina Barrick

I meant fifa16!

Irina Barrick
Irina Barrick

He tried his fifa16 team name and same message came up

Irina Barrick
Irina Barrick

My son desperate to play but still getting censored message! Not good enough really

Karen Lansdown
Karen Lansdown

This problem is for new FUT players because when you sign in to EA web it says you have no ultimate team and asks if you want to purchase Fifa 16

Karen Lansdown
Karen Lansdown

My son is heartbroken all his friends are on Fifa 16 apart from him 🙁

Filipe Cardoso
Filipe Cardoso

go to the fifa 16 official site, press on ultimate team, then press on web app, answer your security question and then change the name and abreviation of the club, and see if you can play the game now, worked for me

Marta
Marta

Same problem – not good enough! This needs to be sorted – £45 for a game that my son can’t play – disappointed!

John Fenton
John Fenton

Are people still having problems as mine won’t work ??

Joeri
Joeri

This game is focktop! You pay a lot and get no service!!

Jane
Jane

It still doesn’t work!!!!!!! I have one extremely disappointed and upset son.

Mike Horatio Byrne
Mike Horatio Byrne

17 hours since the launch and still messed up

Emil Rasmussen
Emil Rasmussen

It still dont work

jeff
jeff

Ea well done

Rhys Ranford
Rhys Ranford

I’m having the same problem in UK

Louise Hughes Was Foxall
Louise Hughes Was Foxall

When you pay £40+ for a game you expect it to work!! Not good enough!

David
David

FIX IT!!

Stanfifa
Stanfifa

EA fix it !!!!

Panni Nicholas
Panni Nicholas

EA please fix my censured issue with ultimate team it keeps saying that my club name and abbreviation name contains a censored word when it doesn’t.

Heléne
Heléne

Still the same problem, we just purchased it (in Sweden) and get the same message about censured name.

Nathan Bam Bam
Nathan Bam Bam

Is ultimate team got fix yet i bought the gold edition and now im going lose packs r they going give free packs

DazzaRosh
DazzaRosh

It won’t even let you use your old club names

DazzaRosh
DazzaRosh

Yes, same problem here UK time 1438hrs

Bobby James Richardson
Bobby James Richardson

This is absolute disgrace bought deluxe addition and it won’t let me create ultimate team . Every team name or abbreviation is coming up censored word !!!! This is a disgrace

Ir Rubbu
Ir Rubbu

Worst fifa ever.i dout if i buy any fifa game again.bought the delux edition for nothing.f…. Off EA!!!

Mike Horatio Byrne
Mike Horatio Byrne

Sent EA 6 messages and they still haven’t got back to me. It seems they are apologising a lot on twitter though.

Their words mean nothing, sort it out EA! This is like selling someone a bike without any handlebars.

Nick Stroobants
Nick Stroobants

Same problem here! 🙁

Ben Ajani
Ben Ajani

I’m totally unhappy, iv brought the ultimate team edition, and won’t be able to play it and will ea refund me for the of lost packs if they don’t fix it until following weeks? Probably not. I mean how can they have an ultimate team edition and not know the game mode is working? Prats. saw the problem when they released it on ea access 5 days early, how it’s not fixed yet is beyond me. Ea get ur heads in gear and fix this problem it is totally unacceptable

Leeham21
Leeham21

Fifa just keeps getting worse they creat new games but still cannot sort their servers out, monkeys would do a better job livid

Adam Mizzi
Adam Mizzi

Im in victoria australia and still same problem.

Daniel Bladen
Daniel Bladen

Having same problem not happy spent 44 quid on this game and can’t even play joke

sander
sander

haha its called fifa 16 but it works like 12 wtf ea allready ????? i am done with fifa bye ea

Rhys Morgan
Rhys Morgan

cant get on ultimate team. had this problem for about 5 hours now still not sorted. sort it out easports people pay good money for these games

Mike Horatio Byrne
Mike Horatio Byrne

Has the “censored” problem been fixed yet?

Josh Morgan
Josh Morgan

Spent £40 on the game and all my mates are on it apart from me, this needs to be sorted out ASAP, even the word ABCDE123 is censored!!! Any idea when it will be fixed?

Mike Horatio Byrne
Mike Horatio Byrne

Spent £64.99 on the digital download deluxe edition on PS4, my friends £42 in store for the normal version. They can play it, I cannot. There’s me not socialising until I can play Fifa. I don’t know how a name can be censored even Aaaabc212 is censored!!!

Tony
Tony

Does anybody know when this will actually be fixed ?

sterling
sterling

my gamertag is de la x stussyy and i am experiencing this problem. i do not know the information to my origin account so i cannot sign into the web app. i have had the same team for 5 years now. please fix this asap i paid 60 USD for no reason being as ultimate team is almost all i play.

Nathan Bam Bam
Nathan Bam Bam

Whats going on now i paid 55 pound for nout now

Adriano
Adriano

GUYS GO TO THE WEB APP AND CLICK ON THE LITTLE PROFILE ICON AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SELECTED THE RIGHT PLATFORM!!!!!!!! —AT FIRST I HAD MINE AS PS4 AS OPPOSED TO PS3… DOUBLE CHECK THAT AFTER WHICH YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO CHANGE YOUR TEAM NAME AND PLAY ONLINE! HOPE THIS WILL HELP EVERYONE.

El Pollo Loco
El Pollo Loco

Facing same problem in Canada … This is B.S.!!! Stupid game costs $90.25 CAD. and I can’t play FUT! EA just seems to get worst every year

Ygor Melo
Ygor Melo

wtf i cant even keep my fifa 15 club name please fix EA!!

Tony
Tony

How much longer ????????//

Mark
Mark

Problem still persists in Sydney Australia

Mark Lawson
Mark Lawson

so we sit here lose gaming time paid 80 pounds

Angela Chaderton
Angela Chaderton

I signed on web app on pc. Still wouldn’t let me use what I wanted so I put some numbers before it. It worked – no idea why

Dbzgoku11___
Dbzgoku11___

I still have this problem

khalid
khalid

Same problem here

Kevin Kunicki
Kevin Kunicki

Has this problem been fixed?

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