Draft is a paid tournament game mode for Football Club 25 where you play a series of up to four matches either offline or online.
Draft for Football Club 25

Draft Explained

Draft is a game mode within Football Club 25 Ultimate Team where you can draft a team to compete against other players in up to four matches. You have the option to test your gameplay and team-building skills with players you don’t own in either a single-player or online tournament.

Also referred to as Draft Mode or Ultimate Draft, participation requires a fee, which can be paid in coins (15,000), FC Points (300), or Draft Tokens.

Upon entry, you’ll choose your game difficulty (for single-player) and select your squad’s formation from a list of five options. You’ll then pick a Captain from a pool of five superstars and fill out the rest of your 23-man squad by selecting players for each position from a five-player random draw.

Finally, you’ll select a manager from a pool of five randomly chosen managers. The formation, players, and manager you choose will remain your default selections throughout the series of matches. Your squad’s Team Chemistry and Team Rating will influence your on-field performance.

A Draft series consists of four knockout matches. Winning is necessary to progress to the next match, as a loss will eliminate your team from the series. The higher you advance, the tougher your opponents, and the greater the rewards.

As you progress through the competition, you’ll earn increasingly better rewards. These rewards include packs, coins, and Draft Mode Tokens. The most lucrative rewards are obtained by winning all four matches in a row, but you’ll still receive rewards even if you lose your first match.

Online Draft Mode generally offers better rewards compared to Single Player Draft Mode, although rewards are only received at the conclusion of your campaign.
Frequently Asked Questions
Draft is a game mode within Football Club 25 Ultimate Team where you can test your team-building skills. You’ll select the best fit for each position from a five-player draw, draft a squad, and then challenge opponents in a series of up to four matches to win rewards for your club.
Take your squad to the pitch and challenge your opponents in a four-match series. Compete in single-player or online against opponents across the world. You’ll earn better rewards as you progress. Earn the best rewards by winning four matches in a row.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. From FUT, go to ‘Play’ and choose ‘Online Draft’ or ‘Single Player Draft’;
  2. Choose one of five different formations.
    The formation you pick will be your default formation throughout the series of matches;
  3. Pick your Captain from a set of five superstars.
  4. Fill out the rest of your 23-person squad by picking players for each position from a random draw of five players. Once you choose your starting XI, Bench, and Reserves, you can move players around to improve your Chemistry rating.
Draft mode offers you the opportunity to build a squad from scratch using a random selection of high-quality players, some of whom you may not already have in your club. It allows you to experience assembling a top-tier team while learning about team chemistry, formation tactics, and overall team composition in Ultimate Team.

Essentially, Draft mode serves as a test run to explore which players from different leagues and nationalities you can utilize to form a cohesive squad. In Draft mode, you don’t spend coins or points to acquire player cards, except for the entry fee for the competition. This allows you to draft a team in action, enhance your understanding of player integration within a team, and improve your gameplay strategy while competing for prizes and earning coins.
FUT Draft was released for the first time in FIFA 16.
In Football Club 25, a Draft competition consists of four knockout matches. Winning each match is crucial to progress to the next round, as a loss will eliminate your team from the series. As you advance, you’ll face progressively tougher opponents, and your final standing in the competition determines the size of the rewards you’ll receive.
Yes. This mode is available for single player and online.
The popularity of this mode is because you can try new players and new items.
To play Draft mode, you first must choose your formation, pick a captain, build your team and select a manager.
No, similar to players, there’s a random selection of five formations to choose from in Draft mode. Begin your Draft by selecting the formation that suits your preferences best. Keep in mind that the formation you choose will be your default formation for the entire series of matches, so choose wisely.
No. You can only change the formation after you lose or start over again.
The captain is the first player you must choose for your Draft squad. Usually, he is the best player on your team. In the five-player draw, you will have to pick the other positions based on this choice.
Once you’ve chosen your captain, complete your 23-man squad by selecting players for each position from a pool of five random players. This presents intriguing team-building dilemmas: should you prioritize selecting the highest-rated player for each position, or focus on maximizing team Chemistry? Experiment with different combinations to determine what suits your strategy best. After finalizing your starting XI, Bench, and Reserves, you can rearrange players to optimize your Chemistry rating.
No, you don’t. Just look at the bottom of your screen. There is a button to auto-complete your squad.
No. Any player may appear in the draft, including Icons, special and in-forms. With that kind of variety, the Draft is a great opportunity for all gamers to try some of the best players.
Yes, not just during their current week. For example, TOTY players can show up after TOTY is over.
Yes, but some versions are only available at selected times.
No. You can only use the players and managers given to you by the system in Draft mode.
No. These players are not yours. There is no market in Draft mode. You pick your squad and need to keep with them until you have a fresh start.
No, Draft players can only be utilized for a maximum of four matches, after which you’ll need to assemble a new squad for Draft mode. These players are exclusively for use within the Draft mode and cannot be transferred to your regular Ultimate Team squad. However, any rewards earned from Draft mode can be utilized to enhance your original Ultimate Team roster.
Your squad will have Team Chemistry and Team Rating, which will affect your gameplay on the pitch. Besides that, the selected players don’t play all the same way.
From the main Ultimate Team screen, go to [Play] and select [Draft].
Every PlayStation, Xbox, or PC player who owns an Ultimate Team Club is eligible to enter the Draft mode. To play, they also need to pay an entry fee.
This game mode has been available every day since the first day.
No, it is not available.
If you are playing Draft Single Player mode, the teams you will be playing against are real clubs from teams controlled by CPU. However, in Draft Online mode, you will face the other Draft mode players connected to EA online servers.
Disconnections in Draft mode matches will follow the same DFN rules as other game modes. Be sure to have a good connection because you’ll lose your progress if you get disconnected. Don’t forget to take a look at our connection guide.
You can play it as often as you pay for the Draft entry.
Yes. You can choose the match difficulty in single-player matches. It will affect the number of coins received per game but not the winning rewards.
Before entering a Single Player Draft mode competition, you need to choose your game difficulty, which will determine your competition prizes; the higher difficulty you choose, the better rewards you will earn at the end of the competition. You cannot change the game difficulty level during your Draft Single Player campaign. Below is the list of difficulty selections, including its difficulty breakdown information.

Attacking Inteligence
Reaction Speed
Marking and Space
Beginner 10% 20% 15%
Amateur 20% 40% 30%
Semi-Pro 40% 50% 50%
Professional 50% 70% 60%
World Class 75% 80% 80%
Legendary 90% 90% 90%
Ultimate 100% 100% 100%
Yes, there is. If you don’t own a token, you must pay 15,000 coins or 300 FC Points every time you play this mode.
Depending on your luck, you may find a Draft Token in packs and as a Draft reward.
No. Draft Tokens are only to redeem and can not be traded in the Transfer Market.
Once ready, it’s time to take your squad to the pitch and challenge opponents to compete in a four-match series. You can compete in single-player or online against opponents across the globe. You’ll earn better rewards, including coins, packs, and more, as you progress. Win four matches in a row to earn the best rewards possible. When you are defeated before the fourth match, you also get a reward but not as big. Each time you win, the potential rewards increase.
Yes. According to Electronic Arts, you get your investment back even if you lose the first match.
The same as when you are knocked out: you claim your prize and start all over again, building a new squad and going on a new Draft four matches season.
Packs, coins, and Draft Token. Usually, you get one or more packs that you can use in your original Ultimate Team squad. You can find the complete list on our rewards page.
Yes, they are. You can sell them in the transfer market if you wish.
Yes, while playing Draft, for the same amount of wins, online rewards are always better.
No. Single-player rewards are not affected by the game difficulty. It only affects the coins you receive at the end of each match.