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FIFA 21 Loot Boxes Allowing Players To Preview Before Purchase

EA has always been in support of utilizing loot boxes. However, the “surprise mechanics” may no longer be a surprise as FIFA 21 loot boxes can now be previewed before you buy them.

FIFA 21 Allowing Loot Box Preview

Madden, FIFA, and so many of the publishing titan’s games all have loot boxes. This has been a huge controversy in recent years. Just a year ago, EA appeared before congress and defended the utilization of loot boxes, describing them as “Surprise Mechanics”. 

Showing rates before buying a loot box is typically a staple in gacha games. However, with EA’s iteration on FIFA, there is a catch. 

Festival of Futball packs on FIFA 21

With what EA is calling Ultimate Team Preview Packs, players can look at the Festival of Futball packs and decide if it’s worth their while. Once the player previews the pack there is a 20 hour and 35-minute cool down before they can preview another pack. In that time frame, you can buy them immediately to preview another or wait for the timer to expire. 

It is worth noting EA disclaims they “are constantly looking to improve the FIFA experience for everyone, so this article may become outdated as we make adjustments to keep our game fun for everyone.”

Multiple governments demand change from EA’s use of loot boxes. Lawsuits have been filed against EA likening the usage of loot boxes as gambling. Even charities put out research to link loot boxes to gambling. In other words, it was a matter of time before EA changed something around.

Yesterday, EA revealed Madden 22, so it is plausible EA will add the ability to preview MUT packs. 

In one way or another, the publishing giant may restructure the way loot boxes are used in-game. It is possible this will trickle down into their other titles but that remains to be seen.


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Diana Rain
Diana Rain
8 months ago

It seems to me that this is a fair treatment of users. I like it when I can know in advance what kind of loot I can win. Now I’m hooked on opening the PS4 mystery box at I would really like to win PS5 to play the coolest games.