FIFA 22 players are back on the Ultimate Team grind for another year, as they stride towards building their dream team. The absence of one major feature, however, is leaving fans confused.
One of the modes that saw the biggest shakeup was Division Rivals, which is where the majority of players work towards their weekly rewards.
But EA’s decision to remove relegation from Division Rivals has FUT fans begging for it to return.
The revamped Division Rivals structure uses a checkpoint system, meaning that players can no longer be relegated when they reach a new division.
While this may seem like a great way for players to earn rewards, Reddit users have argued that they are now stuck in high divisions – unable to get the seven wins required to earn the best rewards.
Redditor johnd1924 said after reaching Division 3, he has lost 16 games in a row despite plenty of changes to his team, formation, and instructions.
“I’m going to be stuck in an endless loop of losing and no rewards,” they said. “It’s so unenjoyable.”
Whereas in previous years players have been assigned a starting division after a number of placement matches, in FIFA 22 everyone started in the lowest league.
Fans have argued that having such a wide range of skills in the same division has allowed them to rise through the ranks far higher than usual.
Redditors have come up with their own suggestions on how EA can solve the problem. “The system would have made a lot more sense if they just did the placement matches to boost the really good people up further,” said one fan.
Others called for the option to relegate themselves down a division if they lose more than 10 games without winning.
It’s worth noting that Division Rivals will reset at the end of Season 1, which is currently slated for November 15, 2021.
At this point, all players will return to Division 10 to start the grind again, but fans feel that the same problems will occur without major changes.
It remains to be seen if EA changes the Rivals structure in a future update, but for now, players will have to make the best of the rank they are in.
Image credits: EA
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