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FIFA 21 Squad Battles & Division Rivals rewards system revealed

Published: 10/Aug/2020 19:51

by Bill Cooney


EA SPORTS have released a new Ultimate Team trailer for FIFA 21, and with it a ton of details on rewards for Squad Battles, Division Rivals, and Co-Op mode. We’ve got all the details here about what money-making opportunities will be coming to FUT this Fall.

Squad Battles are a single-player game mode that rewards coins/tradable packs and is a decent money-making activity on the side, and Divison Rivals is essentially ranked play, where players can climb the ladder and earn rewards while doing so.

EA is making big changes to the rewards we’ll get for each this year, and it’s good news for players as we’ll be seeing more coins than ever to help build our teams headed into the new game.

More details on Co-Op mode have also been revealed, and how rewards for FUT’s various modes will work with two people at the helm instead of just one. So, let’s get right into it and look at the revamped rewards system coming to FIFA 21.

FUT 21 Division Rivals

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We’ll be getting more coins every time we rank up in Division Rivals for FUT in FIFA 21.

In FIFA 21, there will be all new coin rewards for promotion in Division Rivals. Every time we rank up to another division, a “one-time” coin reward will be added to our clubs “immediately upon promotion.” EA is also making a change to how this affects Placement Matches, which will be much better rewarded than before.

You’ll now receive coins for each division you passed through during placements. Say you finish and end up in Division 4, this will get you all the rewards from Divisions 10 through 4, definitely a nice little jump-start to begin fine-tuning your squad at the beginning of the season.

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There will be a cap on the number of games that will contribute to your weekly score accumulation in Division Rivals in FIFA 21.

FIFA 21 will also introduce a 30-game cap on the number of matches that contribute to a player’s weekly score in Division Rivals. Anything after these 30 matches will no longer help you build your score, but you’ll still be able to make progress against Objectives, earn higher Skill ratings, and rank up into new Divisions.

FUT 21 Squad Battles

Squad Battles will work a bit differently as well in FIFA 21, with the addition of Co-Op.

This year, players switching over from Squad Battles will have an alternative placement method to find their level in Division Rivals. The first 30 matches played in Squad Battles will factor the difficulty you play at, and the results of your games will factor you in to your placement Division.

Squad Battles will also be getting a cap on the number of games we can play that will count towards our weekly score, but we’ll still be able to earn Coins & Skill Rating, make progress towards Objectives, and accumulate Weekend League Qualification Points after reaching the limit.

FUT 21 Co-Op

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Soon you and a friend will be able to play Ultimate Team together.

The changes noted above will also apply to Ultimate Team’s new Co-Op mode coming in FIFA 21. If one player has reached their cap of games in either Squad Battles or Division Rivals that count towards weekly score, neither of you will be able to earn more if you play together, but you’ll still accumulate coins and additional rewards.

One important thing to note is that in Division Rivals Co-Op specifically, matchmaking will be made using the highest Skill Rating of the duo. So if your friend is in Division 9 you’re up in Division 5, your team will be put at the higher Skill Rating of Division 5, using the existing matchmaking system for Division Rivals.

Co-op play should definitely shake things up in FUT this year, and test a few friendships in the process, but the match cap changes to Squad Battles and Division Rivals will definitely benefit those of us who don’t have hours upon hours each week to dedicate to Ultimate Team matches.

What do you think of the new reward systems in FUT for FIFA 21? Drop us a line on Twitter and let us know @UltimateTeamUK, and stick with Dexerto for all the latest FIFA updates, news and info.


How to complete FIFA 21 Marquee Matchups SBC Week 4: solutions, cost

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:43

by Connor Bennett


Marquee Matchups are back once again in FIFA 21, with two of Europe’s biggest derbies taking centre stage – Barcelona vs Real Madrid and Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund. 

Ever since the Marquee Matchups SBCs were added to FIFA, they’ve typically focused on the biggest games of the weeks. Though, sometimes like in Week 3, you’ve got to look elsewhere. 

After many clubs across the globe let their players depart for international duty, and the Marquee Matchups focused on four European matchups, club action is back for Week 4 – with the focus on some interesting clashes.

These include the first El Clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as the first Revierderby between Schalke and Borussia Dortmund. So, let’s get right into it. 

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

First off, the standout game from this round of Marquee Matchups is undoubtedly the Clasico but don’t worry, you won’t need to give up a Messi, Benzema, Hazard, or Ansu Fati to complete this SBC.

No, instead, you just need a player from either club, as well as some others from La Liga to get you to a squad rating of 75. According to FUTBin, this part of the SBC group will cost between 4,000 and 8,000 coins. 

  • Min #1 player from Barcelona or Real Madrid
  • Min #2 players from La Liga Santander 
  • Max 3 leagues
  • Min 75 Squad Rating 
  • Min 85 Team Chemistry

Schalke vs Borussia Dortmund

Moving on and sticking with the other derby – Schalke and Borussia Dortmund. Again, for this SBC, you’ll need a player from either side.

You’ll also need to use players from at least four different clubs while also achieving a Team Chemistry of at least 80. Again, it’s not too expensive, and should set you back between 5,000 and 9,000 coins if you need to start from scratch.

  • Min #1 player from Schalke or Dortmund
  • Min #4 different clubs
  • Max 3 in same league count
  • Min 75 Squad Rating 
  • Min 80 Team Chemistry

Southampton vs Everton

Aside from those two games, there is also an SBC for the matchup between Everton and Southampton – seeing as the Blues are, as of writing, topping the Premier League table. 

You don’t need players from either side, however, for this one – just players from the Premier League and one other league. Yet, you are limited to a maximum of six players from the same club.

Again, it won’t cost all that much. According to FUTBin estimates, it’ll set you back between 5,000 and 8,000 coins if you need to build the whole thing from scratch.

  • Min #2 players from La Liga Santander 
  • Min #2 leagues
  • Max 6 in players from same club
  • Min 74 Squad Rating 
  • Min 75 Team Chemistry

Galatasary vs Trabzonspor

Last but not least, the final game in this SBC group is a matchup between two Turkish sides – Galatasary and Trabzonspor. For this, you’ll need at least one Turkish player, but he doesn’t have to play for either team.

In addition to one Turkish player, you’ll also need at least eight silver players and a minimum of 75 when it comes to Team Chemistry. Like the other three, its pretty cheap, as FUTBin suggests it’ll cost between 5,000 and 9,000 coins.

  • Min #1 player from Turkey
  • Min #8 Silver players
  • Max 5 nations
  • Min 2 rares
  • Min 75 Team Chemistry

All in all, its another set of Marquee Matchups that aren’t incredibly difficult or expensive to complete, and have some nice rewards in store.

If you manage to grab anything nice from your packs, be sure to let us know by tweeting us @UltimateTeamUK.