FIFA 22: 4 New Additions To Division Rivals For FIFA 22 Ultimate Team
Introduced in FIFA 19, Division Rivals has grown to become one of the most popular modes within the Ultimate Team ecosystem.
It offers players a chance to receive great rewards and face off against players of a similar skill level.
While Division Rivals has gone largely unchanged since it was added to Ultimate Team in FIFA 19, it has now gone through somewhat of an overhaul for FIFA 22.
EA recently released some information about the changes they’ve made to the game mode – you can take a look at a comprehensive summary of the changes below.
No More Placement Games
In previous FIFAs, the very first time you load up Division Rivals, you would typically play a series of “placement games” to determine what division you would be placed in.
However, that won’t be the case in FIFA 22.
EA has confirmed that Division Rivals placement games will not be present in FIFA 22. Instead, you will automatically be placed in the lowest possible division – Division 10 – alongside every other member of the FIFA community.
New Ladder-Based Progression System
Between FIFA 19 and FIFA 21, Division Rivals featured a points-based linear progression system – meaning, your Division Rivals ranking was determined by the amount of points you were able to garner.
Well, that won’t be the case in FIFA 22.
EA have switched over to a ladder-based progression system, which pretty much means that your rank will now be determined by the amount of games you’re able to win.
In this new ladder-based system, winning a game will push you “up the ladder” and closer to a higher rank, while losing a game will push you “down the ladder” and closer to a lower rank.
Introduction Of Elite Division
EA has introduced a brand new division known as the “Elite Division”.
For years, competitive FIFA players have complained about lacking a “space” where they can consistently face players of their skill level, and hone their skills.
Well, in FIFA 22 pro players will finally have their own competitive space following the introduction of the Elite Division.
The Elite Division sits above Division #1 as the most competitive division in Division Rivals. It was made specifically for the very best FIFA players in the world.
All the players in the elite division will be ranked, with the top 200 of them appearing on a publicly available leaderboard. And while unconfirmed – qualification to live EA sponsored tournaments may be conducted through the Elite Division.
It’s worth noting that players in the Elite Division will not be able to suffer relegation. They will remain in the division throughout the course of the season.
New Weekly Rewards System
Weekly Rewards in Division Rivals will now be earned by winning a certain amount of games before the week runs out.
It will no longer be based on reaching a certain amount of points, like it was in FIFA 21 – instead, there will be a specific amount of wins you will need to hit in order to receive certain rewards.
EA has also overhauled the available rewards by making the rewards in the higher divisions comparably better than the rewards in the lower ranks and divisions.
We believe they’ve done this in a bid to offer players an incentive to climb up the Division Rivals ladder and secure higher ranks.