FUT RIVALS

FIFA 20 FUT RIVALS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have created this FAQ to make it easier to understand how FUT Rivals works.
A Division is a group of FUT players playing online in Division Rivals. The higher the division, the higher the Skill Rating of the players in that Division.

FIFA 20 FUT Rivals
There are ten divisions. Division 1 is played by the best players, whilst division 10 is where you can find the less experienced ones. You can see in-game what the Skill Rating requirements are for each Division at the start of each weekly competition.
The first time you open FUT Division Rivals, you will be asked to play a series of placement matches, in order for the game determine your Skill Rating. The division you’ll start your campaign in depends on the skill rating you get. The goal of the placement matches is to ensure that you face the correct level of competition and reduce the amount of time you spend facing significantly weaker or stronger opponents.

There are five placement matches in Division Rivals, and each one is used to calibrate your skill rating to determine a starting Division that is appropriate based on your results. The end of placements isn’t the end of your skill evaluation, though; every game you play in Rivals will continue to calibrate your skill rating and Division.
You will get promoted or relegated depending on how much Skill Rating you acquired throughout the week. Your Skill Rating determines which Division you’ll be competing in every week, while your Division defines what range of rewards will be available to you that week, as well as the rate at which you earn FUT Champions Points.

It’s important to note that your Skill Rating isn’t set in stone after your placement matches. It changes after each Rivals game based on who you played and the result of your match. If you win, your Skill Rating is going to go up; if you lose, it’s going to go down.

Your opponent is also a key part of the equation: if you beat someone with a higher skill Rating than yourself, you will earn a larger Skill Rating increase than if you beat someone with a lower Skill Rating. Similarly, when you’re on the losing end of a match, your Skill Rating decreases more when it’s a lower-rated player rather than a higher-rated player.
Yes, you can. If your Skill Rating drops below the range for your current Division, you can be relegated down into a lower Division. In addition, there is a relegation zone in all Divisions except for Division 10. This provides a safe zone below the range of your current Division where you won’t get relegated down unless you drop below that range.
You can indeed move to a higher or lower division during the week. However, the rewards you receive at the end of the week refer to division in which you have started your weekly campaign. Once the week is over, you can skip (or fall) multiple divisions depending on the points you have earned.
No, just on the first time you play FUT Division Rivals. On the following weeks, your division depends exclusively on your Skill Rating.
FUT Division Rivals doesn’t work like Seasons. You do not necessarily have to win x games to have access to the next division or remain in the one you are in. You acquire Skill Rating and your division shift will come as soon as the new week starts.
Yes. You will play most of the times against players of the same division as you, and therefore players of the same level. If you’re in good form, you will be promoted to a higher division at the end of the week and you will face more skilled players, having also the chance to win better rewards.

However, since Division Rivals will always try to match you with a player of a similar Skill Rating who is close to you geographically to provide you with the best matchmaking experience possible, if you are on the cusp of promotion or relegation in Rivals, then you could potentially play against an opponent in a higher or lower Division than your current Division.

As a player who exceeds 2200 skill rating in Division 1, your matchmaking will have hit a cap. This is targeted to improve the overall likelihood of matchmaking in upper skill tiers and ensure that players find games both quicker and with more regularity.

It’s exactly what it sounds like—a way to rate your skills, or performance, in Division Rivals overall. With every match you play, your Skill Rating will change. It will increase or decrease based on how you do in your matches.
Your Skill Rating determines which Division you’ll compete in each week within Division Rivals and is part of the matchmaking system in Division Rivals.
Every match you play in Division Rivals will determine any changes to your Skill Rating. Win a match and your Skill rating will probably go up; lose a match and it will probably go down. The amount that it changes depends on both your Skill Rating as well as your opponent’s. If you win a match with someone that has a higher Skill Rating than you, yours will go up more than if you won against someone with a similar or lower Skill Rating. If you draw, your Skill Rating could go up, down, or not change at all. That’s because if your opponent has a lower Skill Rating, then yours will drop. If their Skill Rating is about the same as yours, it might stay right where it is. If their Skill Rating is higher than yours, your Skill Rating could go up.
You have that information available in-game and in our rewards page.
Weekly Score is just what it sounds like—it’s the score you’ve gotten in a weekly competition of FUT Division Rivals. It’s used to determine your Rank in your Division as well as what rewards you can choose from at the end of the weekly competition.
You can improve your Weekly Score in two ways: from playing, and doing well, in a FUT Division Rivals match; from playing matches in the FUT Champions Weekend League.
For each match you play, your skill rating is increased but you also receive Weekly Points. These points are used to determine your rank within the Division, and a higher rank means a better choice of rewards when the competition ends.
The criteria for each rank is based on the results of all of the players who are taking part in the FUT Division Rivals event. This means your rank could constantly change throughout the week since the criteria for each rank adjust as the players around the world are playing. For example, if you played several matches just as the week started, you probably will rank very well but as soon as other players start playing, you will drop to a lower tier. To get an idea of how many points you will need, you can check in-game the percentage of players for each rank.
Each Rank can only hold a certain percentage of the players competing in that Division during a current weekly competition. To get the highest rank, you will need to earn more towards your Weekly Score than most of the other players in your Division. The percentage breakdown of each Rank can be seen in-game.
Yes, you can. If you start off playing a bunch of Division Rivals matches early in the week and earn a lot of Points towards your Weekly Score, you might initially be in a top Rank. But if you don’t continue playing matches throughout the rest of the week, other players could still be playing and growing their Weekly Score. That means your Rank could drop, if they out-earn you and move up. On the flip side, you could also move up a Rank if players don’t out-earn you.
At the end of each match, a screen with your Division Rivals progress is displayed: weekly score, skill rating and Weekend League points.
Each weekly competition will have a set of rewards available for each Division, with different rewards available for each Rank within the Division. Once the weekly competition ends, and assuming that you had a Weekly Score for that week, you will have earned a reward.
Yes, the higher your rank is, the better your rewards will be. Naturally, the higher your division, the better your rewards will be, too.
Once you have completed your placement matches, you start your first Weekly Competition, a leaderboard of players in your Division that is split into Ranks. If you’re familiar with the Squad Battles ranking system, you’ll quickly feel at home in Division Rivals. Each game that you play during the week will contribute to your Weekly Score and determine which Rank you finish in for your Division at the end of the week. The higher your Rank, the better rewards you will receive at the end of each week’s competition.
Your Rank in your Division isn’t directly tied to your Skill Rating; it’s based on a weekly score earned only from the matches you played that week. Winning is worth more points than losing, but every result still affects your weekly score. Inside each division, you have five ranks to cross (Rank I, Rank II, Rank III, Rank IV and Rank V). The higher your rank is at the end of the week, the better your reward will be.
The rewards are delivered every Thursday, at 6:55 am (UTC+0).
You will be able to claim your rewards shortly after the competition ends, either in-game or on FUT Web and the Companion App. In some cases, you will get to choose between different reward options. Rewards could be FUT Coins, FUT Packs (either tradeable or untradeable), or FUT Champions Points to help you qualify for FUT Weekend League.
No, you can’t. The only rewards in this game mode are delivered weekly.
Generally, they are worse than Weekend League rewards but better than Squad Battles ones.
For each rank, there are different reward options. It’s up to you to decide which reward you’re gonna take. It can be different types of packs, coins or even FUT Champions qualifier points.
You will not receive any reward for that week.
For each Division Rivals or Weekend League match you play, you win FUT Champions qualifier points. As soon as you reach 2,000 points, you win a token to qualify directly to the Weekend League. The unused points do carry over to the following week.
There isn’t a number of wins because it is reached through FUT Champions points. You can stack up the points you won in FUT Rivals with the ones you got in the Weekend League to reach the qualification. The unused points always carry over to the next week.
No. You don’t have to use it in the following Weekend League. You can save the token to use it later. Keep in mind that you can only save one token at a time.
No. All you have to do is reach the 2,000 points, no matter which division you are in. However, each division has a multiplier associated to it, making it more difficult for you to accumulate enough points if you’re in the lower divisions since they have easier opponents.
The competition refreshes every Thursday, at 6:45 am (UTC+0).
There is no limit as to how many games you can play such as in Weekend League or Squad Battles. Play as many games as you want.
This game mode will be available since day 1. It can be played at any time, seven days a week.
Yes, WL and Division Rivals can be played at the same time.
If you are qualified for the Weekend League, play it. Its games also count to your Rivals progress so you don’t have to play both on the weekend.
FUT Champions and Division Rivals are played on a dedicated server, whilst FUT Draft matches use peer-to-peer connections.