EA Sports has released the FIFA 19 FUT pack odds to give us an idea of what we can expect when we use microtransactions to buy player packs in FIFA 19’s FIFA Ultimate Team mode, which came out back on September 28. Considering what we can see of them, it reminds players that EA Sports is still EA.
In the aftermath of the enormous fiasco that was Battlefront 2 and its own microtransactions, where players had to either grind for a large number of credits or straight up spend real money to buy heroes like Darth Vader and Darth Maul, a number of countries around the world have enacted legislation against microtransactions, such as Belgium by banning microtransactions entirely.
While EA learned from the enormous backlash its decision caused (a huge drop in purchases and billions of lost stock saw to that), it seems like they’re not done yet. While FIFA 19 FUT pack odds have been released and warn players of what they might get when buying packs, it still doesn’t mean they’re better.
According to the odds we’ve seen, the rarest available cards for FIFA Ultimate Team (meaning particularly great players anyone would want) have a less than 1 percent chance of dropping from a premium gold pack. While you’re guaranteed to get a player whose ranking is above 75, the chance drops when you get above an 82 ranking, down to 41 percent. And if you want to get a player above 85, you have a 4.3 percent chance.
While this does fit in with some legislation by letting players know what they’re likeliest to get in microtransactions, the FIFA 19 FUT pack odds aren’t in the mechanic’s favor, or the player’s for that matter. So, if you’re one of those people who were hoping to be able to get players by buying them, you might have to adjust your expectations. Otherwise, you can now play FIFA 19 on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.