Six Key Changes Coming To Ultimate Team in FIFA 22
With FIFA 22 right around the corner, news about the game have already begun to swirl around the internet, a lot of them being from prominent sources within the FIFA community.
Based on these leaks, here’s a comprehensive look at six of the major changes you can expect to see in FIFA 22;
FUT Champs Channel Replays
In previous iterations of FIFA, the FUT Champions Channel was exclusively reserved for top 200 players, but after much clamouring from the FIFA community, you will be able to watch your own Weekend League games on the FUT Champions Channel In FIFA 22.
This feature will grant you the opportunity to analyze your Weekend League games, learn from your mistakes and identify the areas of your gameplay that need to be improved.
Weekend League Games Reduced
A few years ago, ahead of the release of FIFA 19, EA decided to reduce the amount of Weekend League games from 40 to 30.
And now, after much deliberation, EA appears to have reduced the amount of Weekend League games from 30 to 20 ahead of FIFA 22.
This change means you’ll be able to finish your Weekend League games faster than ever before – but it also means FIFA 22’s Weekend League may be super competitive – after all, with just 20 games to play every Weekend, you’re likely to face opponents of a high caliber.
New Mode Of Weekend League Qualification
FIFA 22 will feature a new system of Weekend League qualification.
You will no longer be able to qualify for the Weekend League through playing Division Rivals – instead, your qualification will depend on a new tournament-style game mode.
This game mode is similar to the Daily Knockout Tournaments that were included in FIFA 17 and 18.
You will need to win a certain amount of games in the new tournament-style mode in order to secure qualification for the Weekend League.
This new system comes with a few caveats. For instance;
You cannot afford to lose a certain amount of qualifying games. Which pretty much means that, every week, you have a limited amount of chances to qualify for the Weekend League.
Matchmaking will be skill based. Which most likely means, the opponents you come up against will be based on your performance in Division Rivals.
Overhauled Division Rivals Mode
Division Rivals will undergo some changes for FIFA 22.
For starters, EA have eliminated placement games from Division Rivals. You will no longer be able to play “placement games” to secure a high rank in Division Rivals.
Instead, you will be placed in Division 10 at the very start of the Division Rivals season, where you’ll have to work your way up to the upper echelons of Division Rivals.
EA has also introduced a new division known as the Elite Division. This Division will be exclusively for competitive players to battle it out against other competitive players. It will not feature a relegation system – players in the elite Division will remain there throughout the course of the current season.
New Rewards System
FUT Champions Rewards will feature designated player rewards every week.
This means, in addition to your pack rewards, you’ll receive a particular player as a reward each week you play the Weekend League.
However, the rating of the player you’ll receive as a reward will depend on your Weekend League rank.
For instance, assuming a player like Alphonso Davies is the designated reward for a particular weekend.
If you secure a gold 3 finish, you could receive a 82-rated version of Alphonso Davies.
But if you secure an Elite 3 finish, you could receive an 85-rated version of Alphonso Davies.
Next-Gen Pro Scene
Reports suggest that the FIFA 22 pro scene will be exclusively hosted on next-gen consoles.
This means, if you’re a pro FIFA player, or an aspiring pro FIFA player, you will have to play FIFA 22 on a next-gen console to stand a chance to qualify for a live EA-sponsored event.
This makes sense considering the main gameplay addition of the year – Hypermotion Technology – will be featured exclusively on next-gen consoles.