FIFA Points in FUT over the past 12 months have been under considerable scrutiny in not only the FIFA Community but also on a wider, more regulative and legislative basis with regards to various gambling laws and codes of conduct.
While it seems that in the long run, something may change with the structuring of microtransactions in FUT, for the time being, it seems that FIFA Points are here to stay.
With FIFA 21 soon to be arriving, let’s take a look at all the pros and cons of FIFA Points, if you should spend your money on them early on, what to spend them on, ways to get various discounts, and all the details on how FIFA Points can be transferred across from FUT 20 to FUT 21.
What Are FIFA Points?
For those that are newer to FIFA and FUT, FIFA Points are the main microtransaction that’s available in FIFA Ultimate Team, allowing users to spend money on virtual currency that is used to open various packs in FUT, containing players, consumables and other club management items.
The criticism in recent months and years has been that FIFA Points are very overpriced for the value that you get back, people can spend hundreds of £/$ and not receive a walkout, as well as taking only 3-5 clicks to spend heavy sums on, which is a PEGI 3 title is concerning.
While it’s clear that FIFA Points do require some form of regulation going forward, perhaps in the form of a higher age rating for FIFA or the FUT portion of the title, changes in the odds and drop rates, price changes or simply removed from the game, at the beginning of a new FUT, FIFA Points can be beneficial.
Benefits of FIFA Points Early in FUT 21
If there’s ever a time to spend FIFA Points in FIFA Ultimate Team, it’s in the very early stages of the new FIFA. There are several reasons for this:
Best Value - Big Early Coin Boost
At the start of the year, given that every user is starting with a new club, with no players in, even low rated players are worth a good amount at the start of a new FIFA. Take Wilfried Zaha for example, a standard 83 rated card, was worth over 30,000 coins in the first week of FIFA 20.
With the sky-high player prices at the start of FUT as everyone rushes to make a competitive team, FIFA Points are the most valuable as they’ll ever be, and can give you a great head start if you can pack someone half-decent.
A big reason why a lot of people like to spend FIFA Points early is that it allows you to stock the club up for a considerable portion of the year with all kinds of useful consumables. Contracts, Squad Fitnesses and Position Change cards can all be very useful things to stock up in the early days of FUT so you don’t have to worry about them later in the year.
If you’re a higher level player, FUT Draft is a brilliant place to spend FIFA Points early on. Paying 300 FIFA Points for entry is so worthwhile if you can secure at least a third-round or even a draft win, as the packs you’ll get back in return will greatly exceed the value you put in.
For reference, even the worst rewards you can get from winning a FUT draft equate to over 3x the entry fee!
FIFA 21 Prices
We expect the price of FIFA points to remain the same this season:
- 100 FIFA Points - £0.79
- 250 FIFA Points - £1.99
- 500 FIFA Points - £3.99
- 750 FIFA Points - £5.99
- 1050 FIFA Points - £7.99
- 1600 FIFA Points - £11.99
- 2200 FIFA Points - £15.99
- 4600 FIFA Points - £31.99
- 1200 FIFA Points - £79.99
FIFA 21 FIFA Points Discounts
Given that FIFA Points can be rather costly, you’ll definitely want to look at getting some discounts through various means if you can, and there are a couple of ways you can do this!
Purchase Through EA Access
For those that purchase EA Access, you’ll not only receive a 10 hour period of early access to the full FIFA 21 game, but you’ll also have a 10% discount on all other transactions, including FIFA Point purchases, but also purchases of the full game!
PSN/Xbox Card Vouchers
There are plenty of ways in which you can get slightly discounted PSN/Xbox cards and vouchers online, so make sure to do your research and shop around!
Transferring FIFA Points Between FIFA 20 and FIFA 21
Every year, for the first time logging into the new FUT on the console, if you have FIFA Points outstanding on the previous edition of the game, you have the one-time option to transfer those points onto the new game.
This is especially useful if you’ve previously purchased FIFA Points on the older edition of the game, perhaps in preparation for the new season, or have them leftover for whatever reason.
A few things to note:
- You can only transfer FIFA Points between games on the console. You can’t transfer FIFA Points between 20 and 21 via the web app or companion apps.
- You can only transfer between games on the same console. You can’t transfer FIFA Points from FIFA 20 on PS4 to FIFA 21 on Xbox etc.
- The transfer is one-way and irreversible. You can only transfer once from FIFA 20 to FIFA 21, you can’t transfer points from FIFA 21 to FIFA 20.