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How to activate FIFA 21 playtime tracking & FUT Pack spend limits

Published: 18/Nov/2020 3:42 Updated: 18/Nov/2020 3:47

by Andrew Amos


EA has added helpful new features into FIFA 21 to help players track their playtime and spending in-game. If you want to enable these for yourself, we’ve got everything you need to know.

EA’s history of microtransactions is well documented. There are thousands of stories out there of players who have spent too much on FIFA Ultimate Team, only to regret it.

Thankfully, the developers have implemented a new setting to track how much players play and spend on FIFA 21. Here’s how you can turn them all on.

FIFA 21 Playtime Tracking tool
The FIFA 21 playtime tracking tool monitors how much time and money you spend in-game.

How to turn on FIFA 21 playtime tracking & limits

The FIFA 21 playtime tracking tool allows you to see how much you’ve been playing. It logs both hours spent in game, as well as the total number of matches played.

You can set a weekly limit which regulates exactly how many games you can play. The ticker resets at midnight Sunday GMT every week. You’ll have to turn on some privacy filters, however.

  1. Navigate to the Customise tab on the main menu screen.
  2. Open up the Playtime menu.
  3. Turn on “Share Playtime Usage Data.” The game will now track how much you play.
  4. If you want to turn on limits, you can edit the values in the Playtime menu under “Match Limits.”

How to turn on FIFA 21 FUT Packs & Points spend limits

Much like the playtime tracking tool, the FIFA 21 FUT Packs and Points spending limit option gives players more control over how much money they put into the game on a weekly basis.

Instead of just the one customizable setting, there’s now two. You can choose to limit how many packs you buy with Coins or Points every week, as well as how many Points you buy with real life cash.

  1. Open up FIFA Ultimate Team.
  2. Navigate to the Options menu with the three horizontal bars at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Open up the Playtime menu.
  4. Choose what you’d like to edit your Pack and FIFA Points limits to.
  5. Save your options, and start playing.

While you do have to share some more of your data with EA, the option is great peace of mind for players who do struggle with keeping their playtime and spending down. It’s also great for parents to regulate how much their kids play.


How to complete Alessandrini Flashback SBC in FIFA 21: solutions & cost

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:44 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 20:29

by Bill Cooney


A new Flashback SBC is available in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team for French Winger Romain Alessandrini, celebrating his goal-studded 2017-2018 seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

SBC’s are a great way to fill out your card collection in FUT, and if you’re in need of something new on the outside, Alessandrini might be just the man you’re looking for.

Now playing for Chinese Super League team Qingdao Huanghai, the Winger notched two of the best seasons in his career while playing for the LA Galaxy in the MLS (13 goals in 2017 & 11 in 2018), which this new Flashback card harkens back to.

Fans who played Ultimate Team in FIFA 18 will remember how good the Frenchman’s cards were – almost everyone had either his first or second In-Form on their bench as a super-sub, and his nationality made it easier to even start him, for those who wanted to.

Alessandrini FIFA 21 Flashback card in-game stats

Alessandrini Stats
Stats for Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

To start off, just check out that 92 Pace on an 85 OVR card. You really couldn’t ask for anything better with 91 Sprint Speed and 93 Acceleration. Shooting, Passing, and Dribbling also all clock in at high to mid-80s as well.

Defending and Physicality are his weak points, but the good news is that there’s only one single challenge you have to knock out in order to wrap up this SBC and grab the fleet-footed Frenchman’s new card for yourself.

Alessandrini Flashback SBC requirements, solutions, cost.

Altogether these tasks should run you around 92,000 to about 105,000 FUT Coins to complete, which isn’t too shabby at all considering the Acceleration and Sprint Speed stats he’s packing. The full requirements are listed below:

Romain Alessandrini

  • Number of players from France: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11

Below are a couple of the cheapest solutions we’ve found to this Flashback SBC, and to make things even easier they don’t require any loyalty to complete.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 1

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 1
A cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 2

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 2
Another cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Now that you know all there is to know about how to knock this SBC out, the only question left is: is it worth it? Looking at the stats alone, especially that 92 Pace, we’d definitely say this SBC is worthwhile if you can afford to complete it.

If you can muster up the coinage prior to the challenge expiring on Friday, December 4, then definitely look into it because this could be a highly-coveted super-sub that you can’t get your hands on later.

As always, be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, and SBC solutions as they happen.