EA Sports, through their official Website, has revealed major changes to Ultimate Team Champions rewards in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team (previously FIFA Ultimate Team – FUT) mode.
FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Champions Red Picks was highly anticipated feature for competitive FIFA players over the years. These red player picks were typically awarded to players who perform well in the FUT Champions Weekend League, which was a competitive mode where players compete in a series of matches over the weekend to earn rewards.
In previous FIFA editions, players who achieved a certain number of wins in the Weekend League were rewarded with red player pick packs. These packs contained a selection of player cards with increased ratings compared to their base versions. The number of player picks and the quality of the players within those picks often depended on the number of wins a player achieved in the Weekend League.
EA Sports has announced significant changes to the rewards system in the Ultimate Team (UT) Champions mode for the upcoming EA Sports FC24 installment. These changes aim to provide players with more relevant and meaningful rewards throughout the year, addressing the evolving landscape of the game and player behavior. Here are the key points from the announcement:
1. Replacement of Ultimate Team Champions Player Items (Red Picks): The most notable change right from the game’s launch is that the Ultimate Team Champions Player Items, often referred to as Red Picks, will be replaced by rewards of equivalent in-game value. This change does not mean that Champions Players will disappear entirely from Ultimate Team; instead, their availability will be adjusted and focused on specific times during the year.
2. Emphasis on Relevance: The motivation behind these changes is to ensure that rewards remain relevant to players’ Ultimate Team journey throughout the year. The announcement suggests that the match usage of Champions Players tends to drop as the Live Service progresses, with players increasingly using them in Squad Building Challenges (SBCs).
3. Historical Changes: The previous year saw a revision of Champions rewards during Season 2, which aimed to provide players with:
- A greater ability to receive Campaign content as part of their Champions rewards.
- A guaranteed minimum overall rating (OVR) for player rewards, allowing for more options when completing SBCs.
4. Frequent Reward Updates: By removing Champions Players from the default rewards lineup, EA Sports intends to deliver more frequent changes to Champions rewards throughout the year. This approach ensures that the rewards system remains a key avenue for squad growth throughout the entire season.
5. Improvements for Elite Play: EA Sports plans to update Champions rewards for Rank 2 and above. Their goal is to better balance the difficulty of achieving elite ranks with the rewards received, with a focus on rewarding the best players every week.
Overall, these changes reflect EA Sports’ commitment to keeping UT Champions rewards fresh, relevant, and engaging for players throughout the EA Sports FC24 season. The adjustments aim to better align rewards with player behavior, making the rewards system an integral part of the Ultimate Team experience. Players can look forward to more dynamic and balanced rewards as they progress in the game.