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FIFA pro reveals how much it costs to make a good FUT squad

Published: 19/Sep/2019 14:26 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 14:58

by David Purcell

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Professional FIFA player Ivan ‘BorasLegend’ Lapanje has revealed the amount he feels he needs to hit the ground running in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, and it’s fair to say that it’s a lot more than the average.

The multiple-time Swedish champion is still his home nation’s top-rated competitor in the game’s esports scene and after being asked multiple times by fans about how much he’s willing to invest in the new EA SPORTS title, his long-awaited answer might well have raised some eyebrows. 

Buying packs comes with the territory in Ultimate Team, as players can purchase different packets filled with random cards of all different qualities and value. Getting better players will increase the value of their teams and allow them to build bigger squads in order to compete online. 

EA SPORTS FIFAFIFA 20 hits the shelves on September 24, but the web app is available to play.

With that being said, many FIFA fans appear to find it difficult to gauge just how much they should shell out on these FUT packs at the start of the game in order to hit the ground running. 

In response to some questions he had received, BorasLegend looks set to splash out on a whopping 204,000 FIFA points, which can be bought in the online store at any time. 

“I have loaded up with 204,000 FIFA points (1700$). This contribution will put me in an early advantage vs some players and reduce the disadvantage vs heavy spenders,” he said, before admitting: “I wish it wasn’t like this, just wanted to be transparent.”

Of course, not everybody will be able to afford such a huge amount of points as soon as the game releases, although competitive players have to consider who they are coming up against and how much others will spend right off the bat in order to assemble a strong team. 

FIFA players are unable to spend points on packs before the game has been released, for example in the FIFA 20 official Web App, but it looks like a certainty that BorasLegend and many others will be looking to spend some major cash to get a head start on others when it comes out. 

You can, however, buy points and packs in the EA Early Access trial for FIFA 20. More information on that here. 

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FIFA 21 Rulebreakers promo LIVE: player leaks, start time, predictions

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:31 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:32

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS has begun officially unveiling this year’s Halloween promo event for Ultimate Team, and it looks like we’ll actually be getting something a little out of the ordinary in FIFA 21… “Rulebreakers.” Here’s everything we know so far.

The last few years have seen Ultimate Scream rule the last weeks of October. The Halloween themed promo was trotted out in Ultimate Team for the last three years, but the special event’s ‘reign of terror’ seems to be coming to an end.

Instead, a new “Rulebreakers” promo is coming soon. 

EA SPORTS teased the event on Twitter on Oct. 21, with only three letters ⁠— two Rs and an S ⁠— and a fragmented FUT card. Soon after, Dexerto data miner FutWatch confirmed the hidden word would eventually spell out ‘Rulebreakers.’

The following day, Oct. 22, EA SPORTS confirmed the promo’s name. They also revealed, “Rulebreakers leave behind their previous styles of play and transform into different kinds of stars with game-changing stat updates.”

When will the “Rulebreakers” promo begin?

FIFA’s spooky Ultimate Team promo ⁠— or at least, what Dexerto assumes is replacing the Ultimate Scream event this time around ⁠— is still based around Halloween. That means the promo will start this week, on Friday, October 23.

The event should run for just over a week, past the Halloween weekend.

If the timing on the “Rulebreakers” promo is the same as FUT’s spooky Ultimate Scream, we should see it last for just over a week. That means any special packs, challenges, and promo deals that hit Ultimate Team will last until November 2.

We’ll likely get a first-look reveal of the new promo event, and an upgraded team along with it, ahead of that 6 pm Friday release time. Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter accounts, @UltimateTeamUK, and @FutWatch, to see the news.

Rulebreakers predictions: new FIFA 21 upgrades?

Here’s where it gets a little tricky ⁠— EA SPORTS hasn’t really given us any clues about the potential upgrade team beyond the name. In fact, they haven’t even given us that yet, and we had to rely on Ultimate Team leaks to learn the truth.

It does sound like “Rulebreakers” could be one of two things. The first is those ‘destroyer’ players who pick up cards left and right, get stuck in on the pitch, and just rule the roost with their imposing presence in-game.

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Everton striker Richarlison is a good Premier League shout for the “Rulebreakers” team.

The second could be more meta. The title, ‘Rulebreakers,’ could refer to cards featuring players out of position, and breaking the rules. Maybe we’ll see a 90+ pace center back ⁠— lord knows this meta needs one ⁠— or a 99 physical wingback upgrade.

This second suggestion is probably more likely, considering EA’s description of Rulebreakers: players will “leave behind their previous styles of play.”

EA has already confirmed two players for the promo too: Dries Mertens and Harry Kane. They also teased a third, a Brazillian star, but they have not yet confirmed it.

More possible ‘Rulebreaker’ players

  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
  • Pepe (Arsenal)
  • Richarlison (Everton)
  • Erik Lamela (Tottenham)
  • David Luiz (Arsenal)
  • Luis Suarez (Atlético Madrid)
  • Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
  • Arturo Vidal (Juventus)
  • Nigel de Jong (Al-Shahania)
  • Hatem Ben Arfa (Bordeaux)
  • Radja Nainggolan (Inter Milan)

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21’s new Rulebreakers Halloween promo so far. Make sure if you’ve got a few spare FUT coins you keep them in your back pocket; there could be some cracking cards on the way!

We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.