FIFA 21 Bug Makes Players Jump Like Mario

Players discover a hilarious new bug in FIFA 21 that sees players making a superhuman jump in the game that is similar to Mario's iconic move.

Earlier this month, EA released FIFA 21, serving as the 28th installment in the long-running FIFA series. Of course, it is not unusual for games that have just been released to be filled with minor bugs and glitches, and some players noticed a pretty hilarious one on FIFA 21. This mysterious bug in question sees a player jump into the air that bears a striking resemblance to the iconic power jump of Nintendo's Super Mario.

Ever since the game's release, several players have noticed the super jump bug and have posted clips of it happening online. At the moment, no one knows exactly how this bug is triggered but some fans speculate that it is probably a particular skill or combination of button presses that triggers the unrealistic super jump. At the time of writing, EA Sports still hasn't addressed the bug but it is likely that the studio will patch it out soon, especially since it appears that the glitch is a common one.

Apart from the lackluster reviews, FIFA 21 also faced several criticisms leading up to its release, such as a controversial advertisement that EA has since removed. To those unfamiliar, the advertisement in question saw EA pushing microtransactions in a magazine that is marketed toward children. In the advertisement, EA promoted the purchase of loot boxes in exchange for real-world currency. Of course, it is unclear why EA decided to greenlight the advertisement in the first place, especially since the issue of game developers promoting loot boxes to children has long been a controversial point in the video game industry.

In a statement released to Eurogamer, EA revealed that it is reevaluating its marketing policies, especially those that are targeted towards children. The company also admitted its mistake, saying that the ad should have never appeared in a magazine, specifically a toy magazine. Of course, it is worth remembering that this is not the first time EA dealt with backlash in relation to microtransactions. The company also faced criticism during the infamous Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes controversy.

FIFA 21 is available for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One now, with support for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S planned.