Have you ever looked at FIFA 21 Pack Names and thought to yourself ‘well, this is confusing’? Of course you have, we’ve all been there. It’s easy to get lost by such long names that often seem so alike. After all, there are almost 200 packs in the game, and there’s always something like Mixed, Premium, Prime or Electrum in the name. But what the hell do these things mean? As if that wasn’t already enough, EA continue to grow the family and it’s getting harder and harder for anyone to recall what each pack includes. You can always visit our packs list, but wouldn’t it be nice to know the reason behind each one of the names? Keep reading and you’ll realise FIFA 21 pack names are really not as complex as they seem.
Comprehending FIFA 21 Pack Names
Learn how it is composed a pack’s name
There are so many terms, that is normal to be confused, but the truth is that the FIFA 21 Pack Names follow a certain logical order. Let’s start with the obvious: all names end in ‘pack’. We don’t even need to mention this, but perhaps it will help you to open your eyes and look for other patterns.
Let’s make your job easier and tell you how is composed any FUT pack name. They can have up to four words preceding the ‘pack’, corresponding to four different categories, arranged in a specific order, which we will analyze below:
1 Pack Size
2 Quantity of Rare Items
3 Quality of Items
4 Category of Items.
By definition, a basic pack consists of 12 items. And there’s a reason for that. Besides being a good amount of cards, 12 is divisible by many numbers (2, 3, 4, 6). This is particularly important since new types of packs will eventually be created and the total amount of cards and/or rare ones available in them can be calculated using fractions of 12.
Generally, relatively to the size/amount of cards inside, the packs can be classified as:
Pack that consists of twelve cards, the standard amount.
In these situations, the name of the pack carries no information whatsoever relatively to size, which means that this first category is omitted.
Examples: Gold Pack, Consumables Pack, Prime Electrum Players Pack
Pack that consists of six cards, half the standard amount.
In these situations, the name of the pack always starts with ‘Small’.
Examples: Small Gold Players Pack, Small Prime Silver Players Pack, Small Rare Gold Players Pack
Pack that consists of twenty-four cards, double the standard amount.
In these situations, the name of the pack always starts with ‘Jumbo’
Examples: Jumbo Gold Pack, Jumbo Premium Gold Pack, Jumbo Rare Players Pack
Every rule has an exception, and that also happens with pack sizes. Although they seem to be very rare, there are packs with 2, 4, 13 and 26 cards inside. Don’t worry because the last two are very easy to identify, since they’ll always carry some reference of the number of cards inside on the name: Gold 13 Pack, Premium Gold 13 Pack and Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack. The first two are normally packs you get as daily gifts or in some other specific situations. We’re talking about the Gift Packs and the Two Gold Players Packs.
Amount of Rare Items
By definition, a basic pack consists of only one rare card. However, this number may be higher in some cases, and some packs will consist exclusively of rare players (the most expensive ones, of course).
Generally, relatively to the number of rare cards inside, the packs can be classified as:
The amount of rare cards inside depends on the pack’s size: one for normal or small packs; three for jumbo packs.
In these situations, the name of the pack carries no information relative to the number of rare cards inside, which means that this second category is omitted.
Examples: Gold Pack, Silver Players Pack, Small Gold Players Pack
The amount of rare cards inside still depends on the pack’s size: three for normal packs; seven for jumbo packs.
In these situations, the name of the pack always includes the term ‘Premium’. Packs from special offers may also use the term ´Premium’ referring to something of higher quality, like Premium Loan Player Packs or Premium Coins Packs.
Examples: Premium Gold Pack, Jumbo Premium Gold Pack, Premium Mixed Players Pack
The amount of rare cards inside equals half the pack’s size/total amount of cards.
In these situations, the name of the pack always includes the term ‘Prime’.
Examples: Prime Bronze Players Pack, Small Prime Electrum Players Pack, Prime Gold Players Pack
The amount of rare cards inside equals the pack’s size/total amount of cards, which means that all items are rare.
In these situations, the name of the pack always includes the term ‘Rare’.
Examples: Rare Gold Pack, Rare Players Pack, Small Rare Electrum Players Pack
As you’ve noticed, a pack will never have more than one name of the same category. That’s why you’ll never see packs called Rare Premium or Prime Rare-something, for example. If you’re an observant player, you’ve also noticed there aren’t any Small Premium ones as well. The reason for that is simple: they’re the same as the Small Prime ones. Haven’t you noticed? Let’s do some thinking: If a Premium Pack has 12 cards and 3 of them are rare, a Small Premium one would have that same amount of rare cards with just 6 on the total. Well, since Prime Packs are known for having 50% of rare cards, there are 3 rare ones in them already.
Quality of the Items
As you know, all the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team cards are associated with one quality: gold, silver and bronze. The packs are also classified according to the quality of the players inside. Also, the packs can receive another specific name if there is more than one quality of cards inside.
Generally, relatively to the quality of the cards inside, the packs can be classified as:
Pack that has cards of all qualities divided equally.
In these situations, the name of the pack always includes the term ‘Mixed’.
Examples: Mixed Players Pack, Small Rare Mixed Players Pack, Premium Mixed Players Pack
Pack that has gold and silver cards divided equally. There are no bronze cards.
In these situations, the name of the pack always includes the term ‘Electrum’.
Examples: Small Electrum Players Pack, Small Rare Electrum Players Pack, Premium Electrum Players Pack
Different to the other categories, there must always be a reference to quality on the name of the pack.
Types of Items
As you probably know, there are 4 types of items in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team: players, staff, consumables and stadium items. There are also packs that are classified according to the types of cards inside.
Generally, relatively to the types of items inside, the packs can be classified as:
Pack that consists of a mixture of all four types of cards.
In these situations, the name of the pack carries no information relative to the types of cards inside, therefore this fourth category is omitted.
Examples: Gold Pack, Jumbo Premium Bronze Pack, Premium Gold Pack
Pack that consists exclusively of player cards.
In these situations, the name of the pack always includes the term ‘Players’.
Examples: Gold Players Pack, Rare Mixed Players Pack, Rare Players Pack
Pack that consists exclusively of consumable cards, including contracts, healing cards, manager leagues, position modifiers and chemistry styles. There are also packs that consist exclusively of contracts.
In the first situation, the name of the pack always includes the term ‘Consumables’. In the second situation, it always includes the term ‘Contracts’.
Examples: Gold Contracts Pack, Consumables Pack, Rare Consumables Pack
As you can see there are only three groups. There are no packs that consist exclusively of staff or stadium items.
Now that you’re familiar with the four major categories and the names that are used, let’s test some FIFA 21 pack names out to see if you now know how everything works.
Let’s start with the Small Prime Electrum Players Pack. The four categories we’ve talked about are being used here in the correct order. First, we have the size: Small, which means it has 6 cards. The term Prime indicates that half of them are rare, so it has 3 rare cards and 3 regular ones. Electrum means there will be both gold and silver cards, 3 of each. Finally, the term Players makes it a very valuable pack because it’s exclusively made of players. Immediately a name that was seemingly complicated turns into something you can easily visualise: 6 players, half rare, 3 gold ones and 3 silver ones.
Let’s take a look at another example: the Rare Gold Pack. As you can see, the size (the first category) isn’t being mentioned here. Therefore we can say it’s a standard size pack, which consists of 12 cards. The terms Gold and Rare indicate that all cards (or almost all of them) will be rare and gold. However, there’s no reference to which type of items will be inside (the fourth category). That means that the 12 rare cards inside will include players, staff, consumables and stadium items.
For commercial and marketing reasons, there are a few packs that don’t follow the name patterns we’ve explained here. For instance, there’s the Ultimate Packs and Mega Packs. The first one is supposed to be the biggest and most attractive pack of all. EA wanted to highlight this one and gave it an original, unique name. The second one, which has the rare variant, is also a pack with unique characteristics EA wanted to promote in a different way.
Lastly, remember that in some specific situations packs can be launched with small variations, such as those including the term “League” that will only have players from one specific league or the terms “Defenders”, “Midfielders” or “Forwards”, that will only feature players of these positions.