FIFA 21 Co-Op Ultimate Team details revealed | How it works
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FIFA 21 Co-Op Ultimate Team details revealed | How it works

Published: 10/Aug/2020 12:50 Updated: 10/Aug/2020 20:00

by David Purcell

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FIFA 21 Co-Op Ultimate Team is one of the most highly anticipated features in the new game, and EA SPORTS are set to reveal new information on how it works during their FUT 21 reveal trailer. 

Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players have been eagerly waiting to hear more about this addition. Co-operative play has been available in online Seasons now for consecutive titles, although the idea of bringing two friends together in their most popular game mode seems interesting.

Creating Ultimate Teams can be tough with just one player, never mind if two players are at the wheel. It should be interesting to see how this one plays out. One thing is for sure, though, people can’t wait to try it.

On August 10, the devs are set to explain how it will work in-game.

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Online Co-Op revealed

Haaland in FIFA 21
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Soon you and a friend will be able to play Ultimate Team together.

EA SPORTS have confirmed that there will not only be new ways to play Ultimate Team, but more customization too.

In a website statement, the developers said: “FUT Co-Op lets you team up with a friend and compete for rewards. Join forces in both Division Rivals and Squad Battles to earn weekly progress, and work towards brand new Co-Op Objectives that reward playing together beyond winning on the pitch.”

This means Club Owners won’t have to play individually in the mode. Instead, the option of earning collective Division Rivals and Squad Battles rewards is now on the table.

They also said: “Make your FUT Club truly unique with a range of new and expanded ways to customize your team’s look both on the pitch and in the stands.” What that means, at the time of writing, remains to be seen.

FIFA 21 Co-Op pitch notes reveal

Aside from that basic info, EA also confirmed a shed load of new details using their FIFA 21 Ultimate Team pitch notes. Details on the new mode and what to expect can be found below.

Co-Op Ultimate Team in FIFA 21
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FIFA 21 delivers new Co-Op Ultimate Team, and here’s how the menus look.

Co-Op Squad Battles & Division Rivals

EA SPORTS have revealed an official statement on how Co-Op will work in Ultimate Team for FIFA 21. Here, they revealed details on how the mode will work and what to expect when you drop in.

“In Squad Battles we’ve had a limit to the number of games that you could play that counted towards your weekly score, referred to throughout this section as a scored match. In FUT 21 we’ll also be bringing a similar cap to Division Rivals,” it reads.

“When opting to play Co-Op in Squad Battles and Division Rivals both players will use one of their scored weekly matches. Based on the result of the game each participant will earn their weekly score and coins for the match using the regular in-game calculations. With each game counting towards your number of scored matches, playing well together will be an important factor for both of your success.”

If a player runs out of games that count towards their weekly score, this means neither will continue to rack up a score. Though, you can carry on playing for coins and skill rating with your Co-Op buddy. This means working towards objectives and Weekend League Qualification can still be achieved.

FIFA 21 screenshot
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Play with friends with an all-new Co-Op mode for FIFA 21.

You will be made aware of this with in-game alerts. If you’re out of matches, this will let you know.

In the case of Division Rivals, here’s how matchmaking will work: “For Division Rivals specifically, matchmaking will be done using the highest Skill Rating of the duo. So if the host is in Division 9 and the guest is in Division 5, players will be matched at the higher Skill Rating of Division 5 using our existing matchmaking for Division Rivals.

“For those who are wondering how this will impact your Skill Ranking as a lower-ranked player who’s winning in Co-Op with their friend, your progression in Rivals will be similar to if you were playing games against players at your own level. So while you’ll still rise, Co-Op will not serve as a major accelerator to your ranking.”

There will also be a toggle that allows players to choose if they want to play a mix of solo players or Co-Op groups, which is an interesting feature.

Game invites however, will not be supported in Co-Op, so your team won’t be able to match up against another pair of friends who are on the same team. This is a bit disappointing, but you never know, this might be a feature EA is saving for FIFA 22.

Now that the reveal has been and gone, all eyes turn to EA Access which will be released on October 1. More details on that here.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 4 live: Rashford, Werner, Florenzi, more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 18:00 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 18:15

by Isaac McIntyre

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FIFA 21 is now four weeks in, and that means Team of the Week 4 has arrived in Ultimate Team. Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo, including the new TOTW 4 players, release time, and more.

Last week, TOTW was all about international football. This time, we’re back to domestic leagues ⁠— something most fans are always happy about ⁠— and football stars around the world got back into the goal-scoring flow, right off the bat.

Here’s everything you need to know about the mid-week promo.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 4

Team of the Week 4 FIFA 21
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The fourth Team of the Week (TOTW) squad in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

While there’s no arguing that a large majority of players in this week’s TOTW aren’t too exciting, there are a couple of really nice cards included, such as a Marcus Rashford In-Form that’s been position-changed from LM to ST.

Timo Werner and Ederson will definitely pique the interest of Premier League FUT fans, while the likes of Florenzi will definitely get his Ones to Watch owners excited.

Team of the Week 4 start time

On October 21, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS released the fourth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year’s annual release. The promo began at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM UK, as per usual.

These boosted player upgrades are now announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike previous years. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account for full coverage of every TOTW, starting with predictions, leaks, and a countdown.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the difference for Milan against their arch-rivals last weekend.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the difference for Milan against their arch-rivals last weekend.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 4 leaks

As with the last few weeks, a few of the TOTW 4 cards released Wednesday had already been leaked online on Twitter and Reddit. OTW cards Timo Werner, Alessandro Florenzi and Victor Osimhen are all reportedly included.

Here’s the full list of FIFA 21 cards that have leaked:

  • Marcus Rashford
  • Timo Werner
  • Mikel Oyarzabal
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović
  • Alessandro Florenzi
  • Victor Osimhen

The leaks, which were first posted by itsZTradingx on Twitter early on Wednesday morning, also hinted Kylian Mbappé ⁠— who scored twice in a 4–0 win against Nîmes ⁠— won’t actually be included in the TOTW despite his performance.

EA SPORTS also made a bit of bluster on their own too; the FIFA 21 publishers leaked one of the IF cards already, by upgrading Florenzi’s stats a full day before TOTW 4 drops. FIFA fans were quick to pick up on the mistake.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 4 predictions

Timo Werner led the way for Chelsea in a 3–3 draw with Southampton, while iconic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic declared fans “deserve to see him live” while banging in two against rivals Inter Milan on Saturday. 

Here’s our list of predictions. Now that the official team has been released, check to see how many we guessed correctly.

Marcus Rashford is one big Premier League name that could make it into TOTW 4 this week.
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Marcus Rashford is one big Premier League name that could make it into TOTW 4 this week.
  • Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid
  • Konstantinos Lamprou – RKC Waalwijk
  • Connor Goldson – Rangers
  • Djene – Getafe
  • Marc-Oliver Kempf – Stuttgart 
  • Joakim Mæhle – Genk
  • Nick Lima – San Jose Earthquakes
  • Angelino – RB Leipzig 
  • Tommaso Augello – Sampdoria
  • Raphael Holzhauser – K Beerschot VA
  • Yangel Herrera – Granada CF
  • Dusan Tadic – Ajax
  • Magnus Wolff Eikrem – Molde
  • Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich
  • Hirving Lozano – Napoli
  • Jonathan Bamba – Lillie
  • Pablo Sarabia – PSG
  • Hiroaki Okuno – Meiji Yasuda
  • Marcus Rashford – Manchester United
  • Memphis Depay – Lyon
  • Timo Werner – Chelsea
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Stevie May – St Johnstone

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 4. How did we do?