The World Cup free update for FIFA 18 is now live, but for players eager to jump into all the new content related to the world's biggest soccer event there might be some hiccups here and there. Particularly with the game's online store. It could even be like this for the next 24 hours warns EA.
When the World Cup update first dropped in FIFA 18 earlier today, players found access to the game's online stores to be a bit buggy. As of an hour ago the online store in the PC version of the game is still down. EA says that the store was taken down after some issues were reported during the initial launch and that EA is working around the clock to resolve these issues..
Hey Tyler, I'm sorry that happened. We've taken down the store to fix some issues reported after the update went live.We're asking players to have up to 24 hours of patience while we work around the clock to resolve this situation. Please hang in there, we're on it. -Claus— EA Help (@EAHelp) May 29, 2018
Some users have reported bugs where players received free packs in World Cup mode, which might be why EA temporarily took down the online store in the first place. However, issues seem to be appearing in other parts of the game as well after the World Cup update. Some players reported not being able to see team names at all, while others say they can't open their icon rewards.
The World Cup update is a tie-in promotion with this year's Russia World Cup. The update adds all the qualifying teams, their real World Cup kits, and World Cup stadiums to the game. As a bonus, the four major teams that failed to qualify for the World Cup, U.S; Chile, Italy, and Holland, will also be included as a consolation.
Whatever the issue might be, it seems likely that the rollout of FIFA 18's World Cup update appeared to be buggy in some parts. While the game is largely functional, there seems to be random moments where the game exhibits some bugs.
EA appears to be aware of the issue hence the 24-hour warning, which by then should hopefully clear up these problems. If not, EA might have a larger problem on their hands with the FIFA 18 World Cup update.
In the meantime, you can check out our FIFA 18 World Cup guide to see what new content is available with the update.