What Is The FIFA Ultimate Team World Cup?

There are many changes going on right now within FIFA, and although EA Sports is striving to keep these changes positive, it may not always be possible to do so. While EA Sports is constantly striving to ensure everyone is kept happy with the changes, there will undoubtedly be a percentage of fans who will remain dissatisfied.

Knowledge is power, and in order to better benefit from these changes, learning all about them would be a good first step to take. The new version of the Ultimate Team has a lot of new additions that can be quite interesting for the fans if everyone knows more about what the change actually encompasses.

Looking into the Details
Firstly, in order to better accept the change, perhaps fans should know that FIFA 15 Ultimate Team World Cup is actually a separate new game entity, although it remains part of the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT).

As there is no cost being charged for the change, everyone gets to enjoy the FIFA Ultimate Team World Cup for free. All that is really needed is to download the add-ons, which of course are completely free.

Unfortunately for those who don’t already have a FIFA 15 mode, a separate purchase is necessary to facilitate participation into the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team World Cup.

Anyone owning an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or 4 models, regular PCs or Xbox One will be able to access and participate in the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team World Cup.

Getting the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team World Cup game mode can be done for free with a simple downloading exercise as long as FIFA 15 is already available on the chosen playing portal. This can easily be done by clicking on the FIFA World Cup section on the main menu and follow this action with clicking on FIFA Ultimate Team which would be displayed at the bottom corner of the page.

More “Goodies” Enjoyed with the Change
There will now be a total number of 32 teams to choose from, which literally means a whole host of new players at your disposal. From National Team crests to Adidas Brazuca footballs, your choice is endless and certainly quite exciting.

Although it is possible to play at other stadium venues, which you would ultimately have to purchase separately, the games are all played at the Estadio do Maracana, which is really more than adequate.

Players have a choice of participating in the online versions or the single player tournament versions of the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team World Cup. The mode of play covers both group and knock out stages of play. This gives everyone a good shot at the finals.

It may be a little disappointing to note that inviting others to play along is not allowed in the FIFA Ultimate Team World Cup as this mode is not designed to accommodate this allowance. Even playing on the same team is not possible on this platform.

The opportunity to play multiple squads is also not possible within the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team World Cup. Only one squad is allowed to participate and any extra squad slot offered by the EASFC will be of no use.

Free starter packs are given out to help start the squad building process. These would include the kit and badge of the nation that supports the team. This will facilitate the initial starting point for the game mode.

It is possible to buy more, in the form of consumables, which are available in the special World Cup packs offered.

Are the Players Interchangeable With The Core FUT Game Mode?
This is where things become interesting. Players cannot be interchanged between the two game modes however FIFA Ultimate Team Coins can in the sense that they can be spent on buying FIFA packs from the WC FUT mode.

In the FIFA Ultimate Team World Cup edition there is no transfer market meaning you cannot buy and sell players! Instead you have to be lucky enough to find players in packs. These packs can be purchased by FIFA points or FIFA coins.

Note: If you buy a Gold Premium pack on the FUT WC mode you will also receive a gold pack on the original FUT game mode! Therefore it makes sense to buy the FIFA pack through the World Cup mode even if you don’t really like that version of the game mode.

You might be thinking this is just a total money-spinner by EA but there are some good aspects to it. After each game you complete, you are awarded 1 free FIFA Ultimate Team player at random. Therefore it’s not a total pay-to-win game mode. You can assemble a really good squad by simply playing a lot of games.

by Jamie Gregory