Faced with potential criminal prosecution, EA has agreed to veer away from loot boxes in Belgium: specifically, the publisher will stop selling FIFA Points, which FIFA Ultimate Team gamers have the option of paying for with real money to acquire new players via card packs. “In September 2018, the Belgian government, which had declared loot boxes to be a form of gambling because players don't know exactly which items a box may contain when buying one.” Belgium's Gaming Commission determined loot boxes found in FIFA 18, Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive were an "illegal game of chance", and thus subject to Belgian gambling laws. Following the ruling, Blizzard, Valve and 2K Games all elected to disable loot boxes in their games in Belgium. EA, however, had done nothing - until now. "After further discussions with the Belgian authorities, we have decided to stop offering FIFA Points for sale in Belgium," EA said.