Find out exactly how Div Rivals works this year and why fans are so keen to change the format below.
How does Division Rivals work in FUT 22?
EA created a whole new format for Division Rivals in FIFA 22, where players effectively need to win fewer games to earn rewards.
Players can now take part in as many games as they want per week but need to secure three wins for standard rewards, or seven for upgraded rewards.
All players start in Division 10, so you'll need to put in a bit of time to climb the ranks.
Each win moves you up a notch on the Rivals leaderboard, a loss moves you back down and a draw holds your position.
You will also earn a win streak boost after winning three games in a row, which means you will move up two places per win instead of one, so you can climb the divisions much faster!
Within each division, there are a number of checkpoints that if you reach, you cannot fall back any lower no matter how many games are lost.
Rank 3 in every division has a checkpoint attached, so it is literally impossible to be relegated once you get to a new level.
Time to bring relegation back?
FIFA 22 players have taken to Reddit to unload their thoughts about the new no relegation system in Division Rivals.
One fan in particular stated:
Why am I, a div 5-4 player stuck on div 2? It makes ZERO sense.
There is no way to relax and have fun anymore.
Every single game feels like a Champs match.
You can understand this individual's frustration, as if you are a player just trying to enjoy the gameplay of FIFA 22, which is much improved this year, you don't want to be facing opponents who are levels above your standard.
Bringing relegation back would allow players to find their skill level, relax and enjoy FUT 22 game by game.
Return of relegation means worse rewards!
On the flip side, the return of the relegation system will mean players receiving worse Division Rival rewards.
Here's how Div Rival rewards work:
There are three ranks within every division, each with incrementally better rewards than the last.
The packs and coins offered also increase dramatically as you climb the divisions.
The aim every week should be to win three or seven games, while also landing in the highest rank in the highest division possible in order to earn the best possible rewards.
So, now we know that dropping down the divisions will MASSIVELY impact your rewards each week, how many people will still want to bring relegation back? We think the answer is not many.
It's a trade-off between the casual enjoyment of the gameplay and also creating the best Ultimate Team possible.
For all the details on how FUT Champs works in FIFA 22, head here.