EA FC 24 Ultimate Team Rivals & Champs changes, rewards & ranks explained

EA FC 24 Ultimate Team Rivals & Champs changes, rewards & ranks explained
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Written by 

Morgan Truder

Published 

20th Sep 2023 11:34

A new EA FC 24 brings with it some changes to popular game types like Rival and Champions (Champs), as well as some tinkering with how the rewards work in Ultimate Team. Rivals and Champs are the two primary modes in Ultimate Team.

The above modes will offer some of the best rewards in the game and fuel your SBCs for the rest of the year, who knows if you’re lucky you may even get an Icon or two.

Not only are we going to go over any structural changes to how Rivals and Champs are played, but we will also outline comprehensively the new rewards system since red picks are no longer a thing.

Here is all you need to know about Rivals and Champs in EA FC 24.

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How do Champs work in EA FC 24 and what rewards are available?

EA FC 24 champs screen
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You will still continue to play qualifiers in Champs, in the hope of earning enough points to compete for finals that take place from Friday evening through until the early hours of Monday morning - this is the same as last year.

The biggest changes come from the rewards, with the red picks that used to take up the bulk of rewards now being left behind in favour of equivalent-value in-game items. The reason why red picks have been dropped is because, according to EA, “as we look at in-game usage, it’s clear that Ultimate Team Champions Players' match usage drops the deeper into the Live Service we go”.

Below, we will go over the rewards for both Champs Play-Offs as well as the finals. Here are the Play-Offs rewards:

Rank Rewards
Rank I

1x Jumbo Rare Players Pack

1x Rare Players Pack

1x Mega Pack

1x Finals Qualified 

Rank II

1x Rare Mega Pack

1x Prime Gold Players Pack

2x Small Rare Gold Players Pack

1x Finals Qualifier 

Rank III

1x Jumbo Premium Gold Players

2x Rare Gold Pack

2x Small Prime Gold Players Pack

 1x Finals Qualifier

Rank IV

2x Mega Pack

1x Rare Gold Pack

1x Finals Qualifier

Rank V

2x Rare Gold Pack,

1x Small Prime Gold Players Pack

1x Finals Qualification

Rank VI

2x Gold Players Pack

1x Jumbo Premium Gold Pack

400 Champions Qualification Points

Rank VII

2x Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (Untradeable)

Here are how the rewards will shake out for Champs in EA FC 24 now that there are no red picks:

Rank Rewards
Rank I

1 of 4 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick x3

1 85+ x5 Rare Gold Players Pack

1 87 x2 Rare Gold Players Pack 

1 Rare Players Pack 

2 Ultimate Pack 

1,250 Qualification Points 

1,500 XP

125,000 Coins 

Rank II

1 of 4 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick x3

1 85+ x4 Rare Gold Players Pack 

1 86+ x2 Rare Gold Players Pack 

2 Ultimate Pack 

1,250 Qualification Points 

1,500 XP

100,000 Coins 

Rank III

1 of 4 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick x3

1 85+ x3 Rare Gold Players Pack 

1 85+ Rare x2 Rare Gold Players Pack 

1 Jumbo Rare Players Pack

1 Ultimate Pack 

1,250 Qualification Points 

1,500 XP

85,000 Coins 

Rank IV

1 of 4 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick x3

85+ x3 Rare Gold Players Pack 

1 Jumbo Rare Players Pack 

1 Ultimate Pack 

1,250 Qualification Points 

1,500 XP

50,000 Coins 

Rank V

1 of 4 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick x3

1 85+ x2 Rare Gold Players Pack 

1 Rare Players Pack 

1 Ultimate Pack 

1,250 Qualification Points 

1,350 XP 

30,000 Coins 

Rank VI

1 of 3 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick x2

1 85+ Gold Player Pack 

1 Ultimate Pack

1 Rare Players Pack 

1,250 Qualification Points 

1,150 XP 

25,000 Coins 

Rank VII

1 of 2 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick x2

1 Rare Players Pack 

1 Jumbo Rare Players Pack 

1,000 Qualification Ponts 

1,000 XP

15,000 Coins 

Rank VIII

1 of 2 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick x2

1 Rare Players Pack 

2 Jumbo Premium Gold Packs

750 Qualification Points 

750 XP 

10,000 Coins 

Rank IX

1 of 2 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick

2 Prime Gold Players Pack

500 Qualification Points

500 XP

5,000 Coins

Rank X

1 of 2 84+ Rare Gold Player Pick

1 Rare Mixed Players Pack

500 Qualification Points 

250 XP

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Every change coming to Rivals in EA FC 24 and rewards explained

Vini Jr. in EA FC 24
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The focus with Rivals this year is to reward those who are the very best making it into Division 2 and above. Once again, for the higher levels of rewards, you won’t be getting red picks anymore. Instead, rewards will be inflated to have the equivalent value of these missing cards.

Rewards will continue to be handed out on a Thursday, whilst the season rewards will continue to build up over the course of a season and players will receive them once the season ends.

The Rivals tiers have not yet been released in the game, but we will update this once they're active. 

That is all there is to know about Rivals and Champs in this year's Ultimate Team. If Career Mode is more your thing, then make sure you check out our best teams to start a save with this year as well as who all the best wonderkids are. For everything else, take a look at our EA FC 24 homepage.

Morgan is one of the Guides Writers at GGRecon. He first started writing about games for fun whilst doing his BA (Hons) in History and Film. Since then he has turned this passion into a career and was previously an Editor at VideoGamer before joining GGRecon. Despite enjoying all sorts of games, he can often be found playing Football Manager, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Sekiro.

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