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Overwatch Sep 23 update finally makes highly-demanded elevator change

Published: 24/Sep/2020 4:22 Updated: 24/Sep/2020 4:37

by Brad Norton

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Blizzard has introduced a highly-requested change to Overwatch map design in the latest Public Test Region (PTR) patch – finally fixing elevators after four years of frustration.

Overwatch features 21 unique maps that span four distinct game modes. Across these maps, tons of unique elements can be found. From the jump pads on Oasis to the bullet train on Busan, there’s plenty to interact with.

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One such feature found on a few specific maps is moving platforms. Some float horizontally across various sections, while others are simple elevators that rise up and drop back down. These elevators have worked in a single way since the game launched in 2016. They haven’t changed in the slightest… until today that is.

A fresh PTR update went out on September 23 and while it touched on a number of changes, elevators were among the featured items in the blog post. After years of often frustrating timing, here’s how they’re being altered moving forward.

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Overwatch Volskaya Industries
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It’ll soon be far simpler to get on and off elevators in Overwatch.

The two main culprits in the expansive map pool are Hollywood and Volskaya Industries. The former has a rising platform towards the back of the first objective and another in the middle section of the map. Meanwhile, the latter has a wider elevator as the attacking team reaches the second capture point.

Up until now, these elevators were both constantly in motion. They would always be going up and coming down without pause. There was no way for players to interact with them, no way to impact the timing. If you missed the elevator while your team cruised on up, you’d have to wait for the next window.

However, that awkward wait is no longer a thing thanks to the latest patch. The September 23 update has changed elevators for the better as they “will now wait at the bottom of their track until a player boards the platform.” This means that you’ll be able to take your time and board them when it best suits you. Instead of rushing to get on at the right moment.

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“We’ve received quite a bit of feedback about the unreliability of looping elevators,” Josh Nash said. “In an effort to improve that experience, we have re-designed the elevators in both maps so they no longer endlessly loop.”

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Elevators can play a pivotal role across Hollywood and Volskaya.

Not only will this change “make elevators quicker and more reliable,” but it will also provide a new dynamic for those two maps. “Nearby players” will be given “fair warning” that enemies are on the elevators thanks to “updated sound effects,” Nash confirmed.

So while elevators will be handier, your opponents will have more intel than ever. Be on the lookout for this change to land on live servers in the coming days.

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FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards for Online & Single Player

Published: 8/Oct/2020 9:58

by David Purcell

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FUT Draft has some of the biggest rewards up for grabs in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, including packs, coins, and free tokens to enter. With online and offline rewards differing, this list should help you see how many wins you need to break into the better prizes. 

The draft mode can be played by Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players in FIFA 21 – if they pay the entrance fee to take part.

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This cost is no different depending on if you select single player or multiplayer, as they’re both 15,000 coins or 300 FIFA Points. The rewards in the online version makes it more competitive, though.

When building a FUT Draft team, as regular players will know, you are given the option of high rated cards in almost every position. First of all, you will pick a formation, a captain, then go spot by spot in the squad until you have a team ready to compete. The best strategy, in terms of chemistry, is to pick a league or nationality to ensure you have as many strong links as possible before those picks run out.

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FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards

Below, you can see a boat load of known rewards for each placement in FIFA 21 FUT Draft – courtesy of EA SPORTS. If you ever get something that doesn’t feature on this list, do shoot us a message @UltimateTeamUK and we’ll update the rewards sections.

FIFA 21 FUT Draft Online rewards

0 Wins

Ultimate Loan Player Pack
2× Gold Pack

Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack

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Silver Players Pack
2× Gold Pack

3× Gold Pack

Draft Token Pack

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2× Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Silver Pack


1 Win

Premium Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack

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Silver Pack
Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Jumbo Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Draft Token Pack

Gold Pack
2× Premium Gold Pack

Premium Silver Pack
2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack


2 Wins

Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
2× Premium Gold Pack

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack


3 Wins

3× Premium Gold Pack

2× Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack

Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack

Rare Players Pack

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack
20,000 Coins

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Gold Players Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack
20,000 Coins

Gold Players Pack
2× Premium Gold Players Pack


4 Wins

Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack

2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Rare Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack
25,000 Coins

Premium Gold Players Pack
Mega Pack

2× Gold Pack
2× Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack
30,000 Coins

Gold Pack
2× Mega Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Gold Pack
Mega Pack

2× Premium Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Mega Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack
25,000 Coins

Premium Gold Players Pack
Rare Gold Pack
Mega Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Mega Pack
Rare Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Rare Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Rare Players Pack
45,000 Coins

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Rare Players Pack

Mega Pack
Jumbo Rare Players Pack


FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards menu

FIFA 21 FUT Draft Single Player rewards

0 Wins

Gold Pack

Draft Token Pack


1 Win

Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack


2 Wins

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

3× Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Silver Pack


3 Wins

Premium Silver Pack
2× Gold Pack

2× Gold Pack
Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Draft Token Pack

3× Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack


4 Wins

Gold Pack
Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Gold Players Pack

Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack

Rare Gold Pack

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

2× Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Draft Token Pack

2× Premium Gold Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack
Draft Token Pack

Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Mega Pack

Premium Gold Pack
2× Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack

Gold Players Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Gold Players Pack
Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Premium Gold Players Pack

Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
Mega Pack

Rare Players Pack


So, there you have it! Those are the packs, coins, and tokens that are available at each stage of FIFA 21 FUT Draft rewards placements. Clearly, winning the thing is the best option to secure top rewards, though even two or three wins can be enough to break into some big prizes. Good luck!