Squad Battles in Football Club 25 is a single player game mode where you compete against other squads from the Ultimate Team community.
Squad Battles for Football Club 25

Squad Battles Explained

Squad Battles is a single-player (or co-op) mode within FC 25 Ultimate Team that pits you against CPU AI-controlled squads owned by real players worldwide.

Each week, Squad Battles presents a new competition. Throughout the campaign, you’ll engage in up to 34 matches against AI opponents, including special squads featuring football players, professional FC players, and celebrity picks, as well as the current Team of the Week.

During the weekly campaign, you’ll encounter four opponents at a time, with the option to refresh the opponent list up to ten times. Afterward, matches are unranked, and no rewards are provided.

Playing Squad Battles earns you Coins and Battle Points, which determine your Rank in the weekly competition. Ranks are based on all participants’ results and can only accommodate a specific percentage of players. Rewards, such as coins, packs, and cosmetic items, are distributed every Sunday morning based on your Rank.

You reach a specific rank and get the correspondent rewards based on how many points you earnes compared to the other players. They are usually coins, packs, and cosmetic items, distributed every Sunday morning.

You can adjust the difficulty for each opposing squad, with higher difficulty levels yielding more points. To achieve the highest Rank, you must earn more Battle Points than all other players in the competition.

Last year, the duration of each half in Squad Battles was reduced from 6 minutes to 4 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Squad Battles in Football Club 25 is a single player game mode where you take on other squads from the Ultimate Team community to earn rewards and move up the leaderboards.
You don’t need it. Everyone is invited. You just need to enter and play. As simple as that.
Rivals has much better rewards, but Squad Battles is also a good option for those who don’t like to play against real opponents or don’t have a good connection.
Squad Battles has two windows:

  • Opponet Select
    In this phase, you choose the difficulty level and select the opponent you wish to challenge. You’ll have visibility into their squad, formation, tactics, kits, stadium, and nation. A light blue tick indicates if you’ve already played against a particular opponent. Each round presents four new teams to compete against. Additionally, you can play unlimited times against the featured squad and the Team of the Week (TOTW), which are refreshed weekly.

  • Your Rank
    This section, also known as Leaderboards, displays your current standing and potential rewards. Ranks range from Bronze 3 to Elite 1, as well as the TOP 200. It’s important to note that the event concludes on Sunday morning, so your current ranking may not be final.
Yes, it may happen if you have played at least one match on Squad Battles, Draft (online and single player), Champions, or Division Rivals.
Battle Points are earned at the end of each Squad Battles match. They are used to determine your Rank in the weekly Squad Battles competition.
You can see the Battle Points formula clicking here.
“In Squad Battles, your Rank in the weekly competition is determined by the Battle Points you accumulate throughout the week. Each Rank can only accommodate a specific percentage of players participating in Squad Battles during that week. Ranks are determined based on the average score among all competitors. To achieve the highest Rank, you must earn more Battle Points than all other players in the weekly competition. The percentage breakdown for each Rank is visible in-game.

If you rank among the Top 200 players in a weekly Squad Battles competition, you’ll receive rewards based on your position within the Top 200.
Yes, it’s possible. If you begin playing Squad Battles matches early in the week and accumulate a significant number of Battle Points, you may initially find yourself in a high Rank. However, if you fail to continue playing matches or earn fewer Battle Points throughout the remainder of the week, other players who are still actively participating could surpass you in Battle Points and climb up the ranks, causing your Rank to drop.

Conversely, you might ascend to a higher Rank if other players don’t accumulate Battle Points at a rate higher than you.
If two or more players have the same points, the player with fewer games played gets the higher position.
The leaderboard updates roughly every five minutes.
Not anymore. In Football Club 25, everyone starts Rivals in division 10, so there are no placement matches.
In FC 25 Squad Battles, you can play against three types of opponents:

  1. other squads from the Ultimate Team Community;
  2. featured squads;
  3. TOTW squad.
Your AI-controlled opponents in Squad Battles come from the real Squads used by other players in Ultimate Team. Specifically, Squads were used by players when playing Squad Battles, Draft (Online and Offline), Champions, and Division Rivals.
No, this only occurs for the featured squads.

In each round, four new teams are introduced. Since this mode is dynamic, you and your friends may encounter different squads due to its ever-changing nature.
When a set of opponents is presented, whether at the beginning of a new Squad Battles event or when you perform an Opponent Update, the game ensures to include one squad from each of the three difficulty categories: Easy, Medium, and Hard.

Additionally, it selects the fourth squad from either the Easy or Medium categories, with an equal 50% chance for it to be chosen from either category.
Each Squad in Ultimate Team has a Team Rating value and a Chemistry value. When those values are added together, you end up with an Overall Squad Rating. Each of our difficulty buckets in Squad Battles contains a range of Overall Squad Ratings:

  • Easy = 0-113
  • Medium = 114-128
  • Hard = 128+
Featured Squad Battles are special matches where you can play against:

  1. squads created by members of the FC and football community, such as real footballers, celebrities, or pro players;
  2. the TOTW.
Not every weekly competition in Squad Battles will have a Featured Squad Battle.
Yes, it is. When playing Co-Op in Squad Battles, both players will consume one of their weekly matches. Each participant earns their score and coins based on the match result using the regular in-game calculations. If one player has exhausted their matches that count toward their weekly score, neither player will continue to earn a weekly score.

However, both players can still play the match to earn Coins and Skill Ratings and make progress toward Objectives. You will receive a warning message before starting the match if this applies to either player.
The competition refreshes every Sunday at 09:00 am (UTC+0). You can see the complete calendar of FC Squad Battles on our website.
You can play unlimited matches, but only 34 will count for your ranking: the first 32 against other squads from the Ultimate Team community and the last match against the featured squad and the TOTW.
This game mode has been available since launch day and is accessible seven days a week. You can refresh to get four new squads at any time until you reach your maximum of eight refreshes for the weekly competition, allowing for up to 32 games per week.

While only the first ten refreshes count towards your weekly competition standings, you can still refresh to get new opponent squads to work on completing objectives or simply for fresh opponents to play against.
The Opponent Update feature allows you to refresh your list of available Opponent Squads. Once you’ve played against all the available squads, you’ll need to refresh the list. To optimize your battle points, make sure to use all your Opponent Updates during the event. Missing an Opponent Update means you won’t earn the maximum battle points for the event.
Be sure you don’t press the ‘Opponent Update’ button before playing against all opponents available. As soon as you press R1/RB, the opponent’s list is refreshed, and you will no longer be able to play those matches.
Each weekly competition will have a set of rewards available, with different rewards available for each tier. Once the weekly competition ends and assuming you had a score for that week, you will have earned a reward.
The rewards improve with each win, but you can enhance them further by following these tips: compete at the highest difficulty levels, maximize the number of matches played, challenge the featured squad, face tough opponents, and aim for various skill bonuses such as goals scored, shots on target, corners, and clean sheets.
You’ll get your rewards shortly after the event ends (usually, it takes 5 minutes).
You can claim your rewards shortly after the competition ends, either in-game or on UT Web and the Companion App.
Generally, they are much worse than Champions and Rivals rewards.
It can be different types of tradeable packs or tradeable packs, and coins. Check the complete list of rewards for Squad Battles in Football Club 25.
You will not receive any reward for that week.
Rewards don’t expire. They will be waiting for you in your Ultimate Team.
Sure. You can save your rewards to be opened when the best special items are available in packs.