Those who have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 will be able to play the game on September 27th, but what exactly do you get with the more expensive bundle and where does it rank in terms of value?
Every year, Electronic Arts (EA) releases an Ultimate Edition version of the FIFA series, which is aimed at players who want to get a head start in the game's Ultimate Team mode.
In addition to dual-entry on current-generation and next-generation consoles, the £89.99 version of FIFA 22 will also include additional FUT benefits.
Players who pre-order the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 coins will receive the following bonus items in addition to the game's base game:
- Untradeable Ones to Watch Player Item from October 1
- 4 Days Early Access
- 4600 FIFA Points
- Team of the Week 1 Player item
- Kylian Mbappé Loan item
- FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
- Career Mode Homegrown Talent
So, how do these stack up in terms of value for money and quality?
7. Homegrown Talent in the Workplace
This is undoubtedly an excellent perk for those who prefer to play career mode, but if you're purchasing the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22, chances are you'll be a fan of the Ultimate Team mode, don't you think?
6. FIFA Ultimate Team Ambassador Loan Player Selection
When it comes to FIFA Ultimate Team, loan players have always been a bit of a mixed bag, but at the very least, you'll get a high-caliber player for a short period of time.
5. Loan Agreement with Kylian Mbappe
The inclusion of Mbappe as a pre-order bonus comes as no surprise, as EA usually includes the PSG striker in some capacity as a perk for pre-orders. However, you'll only be able to use the PSG forward for five games, so it's not exactly a significant deal.
4. Early Access for Four Days
This is a pretty cool perk, but unless you're planning on taking those days off from work, it's not necessarily a huge advantage. Depending on who you ask, this might even have been the first thing they thought of when making a list like this.
Three. Player Item that is not tradeable from October 1st to the present
The Ones To Watch player is the focus of attention for the majority of players, as they will have the opportunity to sign a recent big-name transfer and turn them into the focal point of their team.
With the exception of the already-confirmed David Alaba, EA has not revealed who the players on the Ones To Watch list will be.
A recent leak from fut. wo indicates that the following are the first five official OTW cards to make their way into the game:
- Ibrahima Konate: CB, Liverpool- 81 Rated
- Jack Grealish: LW, Manchester City- 84 Rated
- Achraf Hakimi: RWB, PSG- 85 Rated
- Memphis Depay: CF, FC Barcelona- 86 Rated
- Jadon Sancho: RM, Manchester United- 89 Rated
It has also not been confirmed whether or not players will be able to choose which OTW player they will receive, so players should be aware that it may be random and that they may not be able to select exactly which player, league, or nationality will work best for their FUT 22 Coins.
2. 4600 FIFA Points (instead of 4600)
When you consider that 4600 FIFA points are worth approximately £32 based on the price of FIFA 21, this is a fantastic deal. This perk will get you up and running with pack openings very quickly, which is ideal if you want to get a head start on the competition.
If you are fortunate enough to draw the right player in your first few packs of the game, you could be set for the rest of the season. But that isn't going to happen because this is FIFA, so just accept it for what it is.
1. The Team of the Week 1 Player of the Week item
However, EA has not confirmed whether or not you will actually be given the option of selecting a player from the first TOTW lineup, so this could be a major disappointment. It's a risk, but it has the potential to pay off handsomely in your first week of FIFA 22.