We're all about Ultimate Team at FUT.GG, so naturally we've been eagerly anticipating changes to the mode going into EA Sports FC 24.
EA Sports have made sure to pack the next edition of their most popular mode with a whole host of exciting new features and changes. Here we break down everything we know about Ultimate Team in EA Sports FC 24.
What are PlayStyles in EA Sports FC 24?
PlayStyles in EA Sports FC 24 are a brand new feature, that brings a player’s real world performances into the game.
EA Sports have partnered with Opta to analyse 25+ years of player data to create 34 Unique PlayStyles that reflect a player’s ability in the game.
PlayStyles+ are special versions of these PlayStyles that are given to unique players that have a better impact in game, allowing them to show their real world flourishes in the game.
There are PlayStyle+ versions of each standard PlayStyle.
World class players like Erling Haaland and Vinicius Jr. are just some of the players that have PlayStyle+ in their cards.
You will be able to see players with PlayStyle+ attributes on their cards in Ultimate Team.
To learn more about PlayStyles in EA Sports FC check out this FUT.GG page here.
What are Player Evolutions in EA Sports FC 24?
Player Evolutions is a feature added to EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team that allows us to upgrade (theoretically at least) any player in the game via objectives.
Yes, you heard that right, you’ll be able to select a player that meets the evolution criteria and then upgrade their stats, their PlayStyle and their item as you progress in the game.
There will be an Evolutions cap in game per season, so you can upgrade your card to a certain extent until the next season comes around.
You can add a previously upgraded Evolution to a new slot which means that you could upgrade the same player throughout the year.
You can even potentially add promo cards to an evolution slot and upgrade them if they meet the criteria.
With evolutions cards you’ll get animated card designs
There will be a cost to adding cards to the Evolutions slot, whether it be coins or FC Points.
To know more about Player Evolutions in EA Sports FC 24 check out this FUT.GG page here.
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Will Icon Chemistry be different in EA Sports FC 24?
We can confirm that the Icon Chemistry will be different in EA Sports FC 24 as compared to FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.
This year, not only will Icons give +2 for the nation they belong to, they will give a +1 league chemistry contribution to ALL players on the team.
For example, right now if this was your front 3 with Icons Laudrup and Ronaldo, you’d get no chemistry on Mohammed Salah. With the new chemistry Salah will get 1 Chemistry point from 3 League contributions, +1 from each Icon.
Will Position Modifiers be a part of EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team?
This year EA Sports FC will allow us to change a player to their alternate position without the use of Position Modifier items.
You will be able to change the positions of your player to their alternate positions as many times as you want.
Will we be able to change a player’s position in the Ultimate Team Draft mode?
We will be able to change a player’s position in the Draft mode as many times as we want to.
Since there are no position modifiers in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team, you can now make your drafts with all players being able to switch to their alternate positions.
This should make drafts a lot more fun to play with and allow players to have more flexibility.
Will there be new menus in EA Sports FC?
Yes, EA Sports FC 24 will have a new and improved menu overhaul.
The User-Interface has been developed while keeping the community’s wishes in mind and has been made more quick and efficient.
The new Quick Switcher menu will allow for fast switching between frequently used sub-menu options.
Does Chemistry, and do Chemistry Styles, still exist in EA Sports FC 24?
The current chemistry system will return in EA Sports FC 24. Chemistry styles also still exist, and will not be replaced by Playstyles, they can work together.
The system is designed to work in a similar way to the current game with a notable change being made to Icon Chemistry.
Will Women be a part of EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team?
Yes, as has been announced by EA Sports, FC 24 Ultimate Team will feature both Men and Women playing on the same pitch in the game.
They will be completely integrated into the system with there being Heroes and Icons from Women’s football. Women will also be featured in the ongoing promos and campaigns and will receive objectives and SBCs throughout the year.
They will be a part of the Chemistry System in a slightly unique way. Here’s how it works:
- Women’s players give +1 league links to their own leagues (Women’s Premier League, Frauen-Bundesliga, Liga F, etc.)
- Women’s players will give +1 nation links to both Men’s and Women’s players from their nation
- Women’s players will give +1 club links to both the Women’s and Men’s clubs. For example, Sam Kerr will link to both Guro Reiten and Raheem Sterling
Will Nintendo users be able to play EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team
With Nintendo finally being able to get the Frostbite engine on their console users will be able to play EA Sports FC Ultimate Team and enjoy it with their other console counterparts.
It is still not sure whether their market will be the same as the other consoles or with the PC players but we will update you as soon as we find out!
How will all these changes impact Ultimate Team?
Catch this week's episode of the FUT Weekly Podcast for a full breakdown of everything mentioned in this article, and more!
Top 5 features coming to Ultimate Team in EA Sports FC 24
With the FC 24 Ultimate Team Deep Dive being released on August 9th here are our Top 5 new features coming to EA Sports FC 24:
5. Menu Changes and Claim All
There are a few changes coming to the Menus in EA Sports FC 24 and the 2 main ones are the "Quick Switch" and the "Claim All" button in Objectives.
The Quick Switch is an augmentation to the standard menu layout which will allow you to switch between different parts of Ultimate Team without having to scroll through all the menus in between.
You can go straight from the Squad Screen to the Rivals Menu or from SBCs to the Transfer Market making the experience seamless.
After years of asking we finally have a Claim All button in Objectives. Now, if you complete an objective you can just press a button and claim all the completed objectives in the set.
Another change in the menus will be having the ability to hide your loan players while completing SBCs which will be such a boost to the menu grinders.
4. No more Position Modifiers
You read that right! In EA Sports FC 24 you will no longer have to use a Position Modifier to change a player to their Alternate Positions.
Players will automatically switch to their Alternate Positions in the Squad screen, SBCs and in DRAFT mode as well. A lot more flexibility while building your teams especially in game modes such as Draft.
You will also be able to search for players with their Alternate Positions in the Squad screens. The Transfer Market will restrict them to their Primary Positions still.
3. Squad Battles Match Length
EA Sports FC 24 will feature reduced match length for the Squad Battles game mode at the community's request.
The time for the games will be reduced from the current 6-minute halves down to 4-minute halves.
This is going to save a lot of time for us to complete objectives which is a win in every way that matters!
2. Player Evolutions
One of the biggest features released in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team will be the much sought after Player Evolutions.
You will be able to select a player that meets the requirements for an Evolutions Slot and turn them into an Evolutions Player.
You can complete objectives with this player now to upgrade the following aspects of the card:
- Major Stat Boosts (Pace, Shooting, Dribbling)
- Specific Stat Boosts (Curve, Freekick Accuracy, Reactions)
- Skill Moves
- Weak Foot
- Add PlayStyles
- Upgrade to PlayStyles+
- Overall Rating
- Add Alternate Positions
- Change Workrates
- Change card design
All these are added to truly develop your club legend and have them stand out in the pitch.
There will be multiple Evolutions Slots available, you can choose who to upgrade in them. Previously upgraded Evolutions players can be used in another slot if they meet the requirements but not until you meet all requirements.
To learn more about Player Evolutions in EA Sports FC 24 click here.
1. Icons Revamped
EA Sports FC 24 will see a complete revamp of the way Icons behave in Ultimate Team.
Starting off, there will only be one "Base" version of Icons released at the start of the game unlike the Base, Mid and Prime version of Icons we saw in previous games.
Different version of Icons will be released across the game cycle as Campaign Icons similar to FUT Birthday Icons and Shapeshifters Icons.
Icons have also been given an overhaul in the Chemistry department.
Currently Icon Chemistry works this way:
- They receive all 3 Chemistry Points as long as they are in Position
- They give +2 Nation links to the Nation they belong to
The Revamped Icon Chemistry will add a very crucial thing to the current setup: League Links.
Icons will now give +1 League Links to ALL all cards that are in the team.
This means that having 2 Icons in your team will give a +1 to any cards in the lineup which will make them crucial for building Hybrid Teams in EA Sports FC 24.
Down below you can see how adding Icon Zidane to the team gives a significant +9 boost to the Team Chemistry.
We can easily say that Icons will be incredibly crucial in EA Sports FC 24.
That finishes up our coverage of the new features coming to Ultimate Team in EA Sports FC 24. There is a lot more news to come so be sure to stay tuned to FUT.GG’s News page here.