[Repost] Coming May 29th: World Cup Game Modes
On April 30, EA posted specifics regarding the FIFA World Cup Game Modes beginning on May 29th. Here is what you need to know.
What are the game modes?
The May 29th update will consist of 4 game modes:
- 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (consists of the 32 qualified teams)
- Custom FIFA World Cup Tournament (can use any licensed nation)
- FIFA World Cup Kick Off (single match)
- FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team
Is FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team the same as the current Ultimate Team?
Yes and no. Your current team will not carry over directly to the FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team. You will need to build a new squad from scratch.
Some people are predicting that Icons and PTG will transfer over from your FUT account. However, that remains to be seen.
What is transferable are coins. You can use them to buy packs in the World Cup Ultimate Team mode.
What kind of players will be available?
Players from the 32 participating nations and new World Cup Icons will be in the player pool.
Is there a transfer market like FUT?
No. There are no coins in this game mode, and everything is untradeable. You acquire your players through packs and SBCs. You can use your coins from FUT to buy packs in the World Cup Ultimate Team Mode, though.
Do players keep static ratings?
Cards in FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team act like OTW and PTG from FUT. Players can have their ratings increase or decrease based on how they play in real life. For example, if Ronaldo scores a brace in a Round of 16 victory, his rating will increase.
How does chemistry work?
While FUT chemistry is based on nation, club and league, the FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team will be based on nation and confederation. For example, Neymar and Firmino would have a green link because they are from the same nation (Brazil). Neymar and James Rodriguez would have a yellow link because they are from the same confederation (CONMEBOL).
What ways can I play FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team?
- Single Player and Online Tournament
- Single Player & Online Draft
- Squad Building Challenges
What effects will this have on the FUT Market?
In 2014, the FUT market crashed HARD when the FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team game mode was released. I expect the same to happen this year. If you don’t want to lose big, sell off your teams and either liquidate or place your coins in discard investments well before the May 29th release.