15 Jul 2021 5:41 PM +00:00

Preview Packs set to be introduced in new look FIFA 21 Ultimate Team store

EA has just released the Pitch Notes for some huge changes coming to FIFA 21, which will see the Ultimate Team store changed significantly!

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Check out what we know, along with the full Pitch Notes below.

New Look FUT 21 Store

From Friday, 16 July 16th at approximately 6pm BST / 1pm ET, the FUT Store will look a little different, with both standard FUT Packs, and Preview Packs present in the store at the same time.

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In some cases, both a standard version of a FUT Pack and a Preview Pack of the same type will be available in the FUT Store at the same time.

In other cases, the pack offer may only have a Preview or standard version.

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Standard Packs and Preview Packs of the same type will have the same FUT Coin and/or FIFA Point price.

Both the standard FUT Packs and the Preview Packs will function in the same manner as they did previously, so players will have the option of which FUT Packs they want to engage with.

Pack Probabilities

Also included in the Pitch Notes was a statement about pack probabilities.

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When viewing the Pack Probabilities of a standard FUT Pack and Preview Pack of the same type, such as a Gold Pack and a Gold Preview Pack, you may see some slight differences between the values, despite the makeup of the packs being the same.

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The contents of standard FUT Packs and Preview Packs are generated exactly the same way.

This variation in Pack Probability displayed is due to how Pack Probabilities are calculated.

How Pack Probabilities are calculated

Pack probabilities in FIFA are calculated by simulating the opening of a very large number of each pack type in the FUT Store. The number of packs opened in a simulation varies based on the content within those packs, but it will always be enough to be statistically valid. We then re-run this process with every content update.

This means that, to generate the calculation for Pack Probabilities, both the standard Gold Pack and the Gold Preview Pack were separately run through the above process, which may result in some minor differences in the probabilities shown, despite the makeup of the packs being the same.

Upcoming FUT Downtime

The Pitch Notes also included details on the upcoming FUT downtime.

There will be a short FUT maintenance taking place at 5:30am BST / 12:30am ET on Friday, 16 July.