FIFA 13 Ultimate Team is back online after EA took the service offline to investigate player manipulation of coins.

"FIFA 13: Ultimate Team is back up and running. Earlier this week, a very small number of users attempted to gain an unfair advantage by manipulating coins. To ensure a fair economy for all our users we decided to take FUT offline in order to restore a level playing field," explained EA.

EA has acted swiftly to ensure cheating players are punished.

"We take issues like this very seriously," wrote EA. "Permanent bans for FIFA 13 have been served to all users who attempted to gain an unfair advantage."