We’re just days away from kicking off the new FUT season. Learn how EA is making your FUT 16 experience more fun, fair and secure. FIFA 16 Ultimate Team important changes are coming.
FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Important Changes
EA Sports have implemented a few FIFA 16 Ultimate Team important changes to ensure that you will have fun playing it:
- Transfer Market is back to FUT Web App
Transfer Market is back to Companion App
Price Ranges will be much wider
Splitted transfer markets for each platform
Transfer Market is back to FUT Web and Companion Apps
To kick off the new Ultimate Team season, the Transfer Market will once again be available within both the Web and Mobile Companion apps beginning September 17. Returning and verified FUT 15 players will be able to get access to the web app and begin building their Ultimate Team club by opening free returning user packs and by trading early via the Transfer Market. Note that you’ll need to start on the web app before you can use the mobile app.
New players to FIFA Ultimate Team must play on console or PC before accessing the Transfer Market via the web app. Within a few days of playing on console, new players will pass verification and be granted access to the Transfer market via the web app. This is a new security measure EA has implemented for FUT 16 to make sure all players are human, as opposed to bots that harm the Transfer Market. The health of the Transfer Market, which determines its availability on the apps will be consistently assessed throughout the season.
Prices Rangers are much wider in FIFA 16
In FUT 16, Price Ranges will start much wider. This will make it easier to buy and sell players on the Transfer Market. Their aim this year is to keep Price Ranges as wide as possible throughout the season to offer a fair environment for trading and to protect the market against coin buying. The less coin farming and buying they see within FUT 16, the wider the Price Ranges will stay.
The chart below illustrates the average price of a sample top-tier player in FUT 15 and the change in Price Range parameters from FUT 15 to FUT 16 at launch. The wider ranges will enhance the trading experience on the Transfer Market.
Splitted Markets for each Platform
To further prevent coin farmers and coin buyers from negatively impacting the FUT economy, EA Sports is splitting Transfer Market economies by console generation. This means coins, club items, and transfer market items will no longer be shared between Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and between PS3 and PS4.
When first accessing FUT 16 through the web apps, you’ll be asked to choose which console you would like to start your FUT club in. After choosing your console type, it will become the default for your account. From that point onwards, all your coins and items will stay within that account on the default console.
Returning FUT players will be able to carry over FIFA Points via a one-time transfer. This can be done between FUT 15 and FUT 16 on the same console or between the Xbox 360 & Xbox One or PS3 & PS4. As always, any players using exploits or transferring FIFA Points using illegitimate accounts or means will be subject to an account ban.
FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Important Changes FAQ
Q: What is Webstart?
A: Webstart is the pre-season for Ultimate Team – it gives all returning and verified FUT 15 players a chance to start their FUT 16 season early on the FUT web and companion apps. Players can claim any returning user packs and begin trading to build their squads.
Q: When is Webstart?
A: Verified, returning FUT 15 players will be able to start trading and claim their free returning user packs with early access to the web and companion apps on or before September 17.
Q: Who can take part in Webstart?
A: FUT 15 console and PC players who have not had their account banned or wiped will have early access to the web and companion apps.
Q: I Played FUT 15, but I can’t access the Webstart, what do I do?
A: If you played FUT 15 on your console and your account is in good standing please contact us through help.ea.com.
Q: I haven’t played FUT 15, but I played an earlier version of FUT, can I get into Webstart?
A: If you are not a returning FUT 15 player you will need to wait until you can play FIFA 16 on a console before your account passes verification and is given access to the web and companion apps. This is to make sure you are a human and not a bot.
Q: Can I buy FIFA Points during Webstart?
A: As in earlier years, FIFA Points can only be purchased on the console.
Q: Is the Transfer Market on the web and companion apps back for good?
A: The web and companion apps are an important part of the FUT experience and we intend to keep them open, but player behaviour and the health of the FUT economy will decide this. We will consistently assess the health of the apps throughout the year.
Q: How much wider are the new price ranges?
A: Trading is an important part of the game so price ranges are considerably wider in FUT 16 at launch than they were last year. We aim to keep them as wide as possible while still protecting the market from coin selling. We will move ranges as needed and depending on the health of the economy.
Q: Are you still going to adjust price ranges?
A: Yes, we will continue to adjust price ranges regularly to make sure high-value players are attainable for everyone.
Q: What does splitting the FUT economies mean?
A: In earlier years, transfer markets co-existed between Xbox 360 and Xbox One and between Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. In practice, this meant that an item listed on Xbox 360 could be bought by a player on Xbox One and vice versa. In FUT 16 each console will have its own transfer market, meaning that an item listed on Xbox 360 can only be bought by another player on Xbox 360. All players will have a one-time option to transfer their FIFA Points from FIFA 15 to FIFA 16 on the same console or across console generations.
Q: How does splitting FUT economies help?
A: Splitting the economies will make it more difficult for coin sellers to move fraudulent coins from one console generation to another.
Q: Are the price ranges unique for each FUT economy?
A: Yes, the split of the economies also means that each console has its own set of price ranges, which we will adjust regularly.
Q: What is coin-glitching?
A: Coin-glitching is the act of exploiting the game to illegally obtain coins.
Q: What are you doing to stop coin-glitching?
A: With FUT 16 we are introducing new security features to prevent illegal generation of coins. However, revealing all the details of these measures would compromise their effectiveness and that is why we can’t go into details.