Throwback Thursday Repost: Squad Battles

The FIFA 18 introduction of Squad Battles finally gives players a reason to play against the AI. Here’s how the point system works, what the rewards are, and how the schedule is laid out.


How It Works

Squad battles, in a nutshell, can be compared to weekend league. The better you do, the more points you get, thus placing you in a higher ranking with better rewards. Players have an allotted amount of games (44) that are to be played. However, there are a couple key differences between the two.

The biggest difference is that Squad Battles are played against the AI rather than online. This allows you to choose your difficulty, giving you the option to play on Beginner, Amateur, Semi-Pro, Professional, World Class, Legendary or Ultimate. Playing on higher difficulties can yield you more points.

Difficulty Bonus Multiplier:

  • Ultimate – 2.6
  • Legendary – 2.1
  • World Class – 1.6
  • Professional – 1.0
  • Semi-Pro – 0.7
  • Amateur – 0.6
  • Beginner – 0.5

Squad battles, unlike weekend league, do not require you to qualify. Because of this, there are many more people that will participate. Even the casual players will have an opportunity play in this game mode and earn some solid rewards in the form of packs and coin gifts.


Rewards

Below are the rankings and rewards (subject to change):

Ranking: Bronze 3

Points: 100% of all players

Rewards: 1 Premium Loan Player Pack

Ranking: Bronze 2

Points: 93% of all players

Rewards: 1 Ultimate Loan Player Pack

Ranking: Bronze 1

Points: 86% of all players

Rewards: 1,150 Coins, 1 Silver Pack, 1 Gold Pack

Ranking: Silver 3

Points: 79% of all players

Rewards: 2,000 Coins, 2 Gold Packs

Ranking: Silver 2

Points: 64% of all players

Rewards: 4,850 Coins, 2 Gold Packs, 1 Premium Gold Pack

Ranking: Silver 1

Points: 51% of all players

Rewards10,900 Coins, 2 Premium Gold Packs, 1 Gold Pack

Ranking: Gold 3

Points: 39% of all players

Rewards: 12,000 Coins, 2 Jumbo Premium Gold Packs

Ranking: Gold 2

Points: 27% of all players

Rewards: 13,000 Coins, 1 Premium Players Gold Pack, 1 Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

Ranking: Gold 1

Points: 15% of all players

Rewards: 12,400 Coins, 1 Premium Gold Players Pack, 2 Jumbo Premium Gold Packs

Ranking: Elite 3

Points: 9% of all players

Rewards: 20,800 Coins, 1 Jumbo Premium Gold Pack, 1 Premium Gold Players Pack, 1 Rare Gold Pack

Ranking: Elite 2

Points: 4% of all players

Rewards: 25,200 Coins, 2 Mega Packs

Ranking: Elite 1

Points: 1% of all players

Rewards: 39,800 Coins, 2 Mega Packs

Ranking: 51-100

Rewards: 65,000 Coins, 2 Mega Packs, 1 Rare Players Pack

Ranking: 21-50

Rewards: 65,000 Coins, 2 Mega Packs, 1 Jumbo Rare Players Pack

Ranking: 11-20

Rewards: 75,000 Coins, 2 Rare Players Packs, 1 Jumbo Rare Players Pack

Ranking: 2

Rewards: 87,500 Coins, 2 Rare Players Packs, 1 Ultimate Pack

Ranking: 1

Rewards: 100,000 Coins, 2 Rare Mega Packs, 2 Ultimate Packs

Schedule

Each Monday at 1 AM UK time, points are reset and players begin competing in a new squad battle week. Here is a timeline for when matches are to be played. *all UK time*

  • Monday 1 AM – Tuesday 1 AM (4 matches)
  • Tuesday 1 AM – Wednesday 1 AM (4 matches)
  • Wednesday 1 AM- Thursday 1 AM (4 matches)
  • Thursday 1 AM – Friday 1 AM (4 matches)
  • Friday 1 AM- Saturday 1 AM (4 matches)

 

  • Saturday 1 AM – Saturday 9 AM (4 matches)
  • Saturday 9 AM – Saturday 5 PM (4 matches)
  • Saturday 5 PM – Sunday 1 AM (4 matches)

 

  • Sunday 1 AM – Sunday 9 AM (4 matches)
  • Sunday 9 AM – Sunday 5 PM (4 matches)
  • Sunday 5 PM – Monday 1 AM (4 matches)

Rewards are released immediately following the conclusion of each week i.e. on Mondays at 1 AM.


In my opinion, squad battles are a great addition Ultimate Team. The rewards are great, and it gives people a reason to play every day. Much of the FIFA community believes that this daily format will eventually replace the current format for weekend league (40 games over the weekend), which I think is a great idea. What do you guys think? Will you be participating?

Cheers,

Chief

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Pablo

44 games in squad battles?