The so-called ‘cryptocurrency mining farm’ gets allegedly used for illegal FIFA gaming.
On Sunday, July 18, the IGN Southeast Asia reported about the recent seize of the Ukraine government in a supposedly ‘cryptocurrency mining farm.’ Instead of seeing computers mining cryptos, thousands of units of PS4 models were found in the area. Turns out, the gaming devices were allegedly used in automatically playing FIFA Ultimate Dream.
Not a mining farm
Last week, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported about their last seizure in one rural area in the country. According to the report, authorities were able to find dozens of computers and PS4 models in the area. It was reportedly meant as a cryptocurrency mining farm.
Then, they found out that about 3800 PS4s were also in the same area. Since these gaming devices are not usually used as crypto farming mediums, SBU already figured something wrong about the place. In their investigation, they found out that the PS4 units were allegedly being used to build ‘valuable FIFA Ultimate Team accounts.’
As shared in the Delo newspaper report, about 500 video cards, 50 processors, several flash drives, notebooks, and phones were found in the supposed ‘crypto farm.’ Though, instead of using those as mining equipment, they were used to play FIFA Ultimate Dream nonstop, and earn profit from high-value cards from the game.
As of now, the supposed crypto farm already shut down its operations, as per local government’s guidelines.
FIFA Ultimate Dream illegal farm
EA Sports’ FIFA Ultimate Dream is now one of the most popular online games on consoles. This online mode allows players to create their own set of dream XIs by earning coins and spending them on packs or buying individual cards.
If you have the money, you can also spend real-life money to buy FIFA points. Then, you can choose which one to purchase in packs. However, not all players of FIFA have the money to spend on loot packs.
In fact, Twitch streamer and YouTuber ScudzTV recently revealed to Twitter how many hours they spend to have their ‘dream team.’
According to them, to reach the 100m-coin target of the game, a player needs to have “22,000 hours of gameplay or 916 days of gameplay.” This means a FIFA player should allot two years and above playing before he’s able to have his ‘dream team.’
ScudzTV added in a separate tweet: “Assuming an average of 100,000 coins profit per 12k FIFA Points spend I need to purchase 1000x 12k FP.”
“At a cost of £79.99 per 12k, I will need to spend a total of £79,990 on FIFA Points.”
Due to this difficulty in the game, illegal mining farms such as the one in Ukraine recently opened.
FIFA 22 release date
On October 1, EA Sports will officially release the all-new FIFA 22. As boasted by the developer, the new game will be powered by a new Hypermotion Technology.
This technology has an “advanced 11v11 Match Capture and proprietary machine learning technology to deliver the most realistic, fluid and responsive football experience for next-gen consoles and Stadia, unlocking the raw emotion, passion and physicality of the world’s game.”