You know what FIFA Points are, right ? But how to buy them ? What is the price ? Will I carry over my FP ? Why I can’t buy it ? This is the place where you will find all the answers. Welcome to the FIFA Points Guide for FIFA 16 Ultimate Team.
FIFA Points Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team can be found here
FIFA Points – What’s That ?
FIFA Points are the FIFA currency used on FUT 16 Store exclusively to purchase packs and Draft tokens.
It is considered a virtual currency as it meets the requirements of the European Central Bank definition (type of unregulated, digital money, which is issued and usually controlled by its developers, and used and accepted among the members of a specific virtual community) and of the US Treasury definition (medium of exchange that operates like a currency in some environments, but does not have all the attributes of real currency). In the case of FIFA 16, gamers use real money to buy FIFA Points and with them they purchase in-game items (packs).
FP were introduced on FIFA 12 Ultimate Team, exclusively for PC users. One year later, EA Sports added this currency to the other platforms – Playstation, XBox, iOS e Android – causing all the platforms use the same payment system. Before FIFA Points existed gamers bought packs paying with Microsoft Points or with Playstation Network credits.
A huge part of EA profit is made thanks to FIFA Points sales.
You can check how many FIFA Points you have, looking to the top right hand corner of any Ultimate Team menu. If you never have bought FIFA Points, you will see a ‘0’.
How to Buy FIFA Points ?
The only way to buy FIFA Points is through the game’s store or the console’s store (yes, FIFA Points are also available to buy in the Playstation Store). They are not sold in the FUT Web App (except for PC gamers) or in the Companion App. If you play on PC, there is an option in the Web App (‘get more‘) for FIFA Points that will take you to Origin.com so that you can make your purchase in the Origin Store. If you play on Xbox or PlayStation, you can only buy your FIFA Points on your console.
It is possible to buy FIFA Points in the EA Access early access
You can purchase FP for FIFA 16 starting from launch day, except if you play in PC or if you are an EA Access subscriber. You will not be able to transfer your old FIFA Points until the FIFA 16 release date, unless you have early access.
To buy FP, please follow these steps:
Open your console’s Ultimate Team, browse to ‘Store’ and then select ‘FIFA Points’ on the top right corner.
FP are sold in bundles. Choose how many FIFA Points you want to buy. You will be redirected to Origin store, Playstation store or Microsoft Marketplace according to your platform. Purchasing larger FIFA Point bundles gives you a bigger discount and more bonus points. This offers great value to users who buy several packs in Ultimate Team. For example: buying a 2,000 FP bundle will give you 200 bonus FIFA Points, which is enough to buy two extra Gold packs.
If you do have enough funds, you will be able to proceed with the payment and your download will start immediately. As soon as it ends, the FIFA Points will be added to your balance. However, if you do not have enough funds, you will have to add some money to your console’s account. The payment methods available are: credit and debit card, Skirll Wallet and Boku SMS (PC); credit card, PayPal and pre-paid (Playstation and XBox). These methods may be different depending of your region.
ALTERNATIVE WAY (PS4 and XBox One only)
FIFA Points are now available directly from the Playstation Store and XBox Marketplace. You just need to go to the official Sony or Microsoft store, depending of your console, and buy. They are automatically credited to your Ultimate Team account, where you can use them to buy FIFA packs. FIFA Points can be purchased from the PSN since April 22nd. Remember that it is applied only to Playstation 4 and XBox One owners.
FIFA Points Prices
For US players, FP prices of FIFA 16 are almost the same ones of FIFA 15. However, in many other countries, FIFA Points are more expensive this year (Brazil, for example). It has been a very controversial subject in the FIFA community. They don’t understand why, for example, UK players have to pay 80 pounds for 12k FP, while US players only pay 63 pounds (99 dollars). According to EA Sports, it has to be with the currency exchange. In the countries where the currency is weaker, FIFA Points are now more expensive. But there are ways to pay less: the EA Access subscribers get an additional discount of 10% when they are buying FIFA Points. You can also change the region where you buy FIFA Points but don’t forget that it is linked with your account.
Here are the FP prices (subject to change without notice):
|Price UK [£] (1)||Price EUR [€] (1)||Price US [$] (1)|
|FIFA Points||Included Bonus||Normal||EA Access||Normal||EA Access||Normal||EA Access|
(1) The prices and the currency can be different according to gamer’s region
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How to Use FIFA Points ?
It is not possible to buy FIFA Points to your console on the Web App
After buying FP on the console, they will be immediately available to spend on the full Ultimate Team ecosystem, which includes the console, the FUT 16 Web App and companion app (for iOS and Android devices).
You have two ways to pay FIFA 16 Ultimate Team packs: using coins or FP.
To buy packs using FIFA Points, please follow these steps:
Go to your console’s Ultimate Team, browse to ‘Store’ and choose which one pack you want to buy.
After you select the pack you want to buy, you will have to choose if you want to do it with coins or with FIFA Points. If you do not have enough funds, you will be redirected to the FP buying menu.
The following table shows how many FIFA Points you have to pay for each pack:
|NAME OF THE PACK||COINS||FIFA POINTS||CARDS||RARE|
|Premium Bronze Pack||750||–||12||3|
|Silver Pack||2 500||50||12||1|
|Premium Silver Pack||3 750||75||12||3|
|Gold Pack||5 000||100||12||1|
|Premium Gold Pack||7 500||150||12||3|
|Gold Contracts Pack||800||–||4||2|
|Jumbo Premium Bronze Pack||1 500||75||24||7|
|Premium Bronze Players Pack||1 800||–||12||3|
|Consumables Pack||3 000||50||12||1|
|Gold 13 Pack||5 000||100||13||1|
|Premium Silver Players Pack||7 000||150||12||3|
|Jumbo Premium Silver Pack||7 500||150||24||7|
|Premium Gold 13 Pack||7 500||150||13||3|
|Silver Upgrade Pack||15 000||50||12||0|
|Jumbo Premium Gold Pack||15 000||300||24||7|
|Rare Consumables Pack||20 000||400||12||12|
|Premium Gold Players Pack||25 000||350||12||3|
|Rare Gold Pack||25 000||500||12||12|
|Gold Upgrade Pack||30 000||75||12||0|
|League Premium Players Pack||30 000||400||12||3|
|Mega Pack||35 000||700||30||18|
|Prime Gold Players Pack||45 000||600||12||6|
|Rare Players Pack||50 000||1 000||12||12|
|League PrimePlayers Pack||55 000||750||12||6|
|Rare Mega Pack||55 000||1 100||30||30|
|Jumbo Rare Players Pack||100 000||2 000||24||24|
|Ultimate Pack||125 000||2 500||30||30|
As you can see from the table, there is no proportional relationship between packs paid with
FP and packs paid with coins. The realism is that packs are cheaper with FIFA Points
and others with coins. Always analyse if you are not paying too much for your pack.
Paying Draft Entrance
To buy Draft Tokens using FP, please just go to the Draft mode and select ‘FIFA Points’ when asked about how you will going to pay. 300 FIFA Points will be debited from your account. You can also pay the entrance using one Draft Token or 15k coins.
It is not always easy to buy FIFA Points and FUT 16 packs. Let’s analyse the most common problems:
There is no option to buy packs with FIFA Points. Only with coins.
Be sure that you are not trying to buy a Bronze Pack, a Premium Bronze Pack, a Gold Contracts Pack or a Premium Bronze Players Pack. These packs can only be purchased with coins because they are very cheap.
My FP are not being transferred to FIFA 16.
The message that appears about being able to transfer FP from FIFA 15 to FIFA 16 is a one-time only transfer offer. If you’ve gone back into FIFA 15 to purchase FIFA Points after seeing this message, your points will not transfer over to FIFA 16.
When I go to the FUT store to buy FP, I get the message ‘The Store is not available at this time. Try again later‘.
Check if there is no maintenance happening and try two more times. Most of times it works. Otherwise, you will have to wait and try later.
I can’t purchase packs using FIFA Points and coins in the EAS FC Companion App.
To purchase packs using your FIFA Points and coins in the EASFC Companion App, you will need to purchase FIFA Points on your console. However, FIFA Points will only be visible on the Android and not on iOS. Additionally, iOS players are restricted to Coins and will not be able to see their current balance in the app.
My FP haven’t been credited or are missing.
Neither the FIFA Team nor EA Support will ever request your account information through the Xbox or PlayStation messaging system.
If you bought FIFA Points and you haven’t received it, check if your balance has changed. If they are missing, ensure that you have secured your account completely (changing your FUT, Origin, email password, or FUT Secret Question).
If you are based in the US, UK or Canada, you should click here. Otherwise, use the country selector on the top left hand corner of the page. Select the platform that you use to play FUT 16 and then click ‘Next‘. Click on the ‘Select a topic‘ drop-down menu, then choose ‘Billing / Purchasing‘ as your topic, type in details about your topic under ‘Please tell us a little more about your issue‘ and click ‘Next‘. You may be asked to log in with your Origin account email address and password, if you are not signed in. For last, you will have to select the contact method that works best for you from the ones that are available in your region. Don’t forget to keep your reference number that can be used in future contacts. General rule, Electronic Arts will answer you up to 15 days.
To increase your chances of success, be sure to have the following information available before contacting your Game Advisor:
- Your proof of purchase
Affected persona name (Origin ID, PSN ID, Xbox Gamertag)
Date the FIFA Points went missing
How the points were lost
Missing Points Description (How many?)
Any additional details that may be important to your issue
I can’t buy FIFA Points because it doesn’t accept credit cards.
It probably doesn’t have to do with Origin, Sony or Microsoft. In some regions, it is not allowed to use credit cards to buy on the internet. It is the case of Brazil, for example.
I can’t buy FIFA Points because I receive a message saying that my region doesn’t match.
To buy FP, three regions have to match: game region (disc or downloaded file), Sony / Microsoft region and DLC region (downloadable content). You can create a new account to match with the game region but you should pay attention to the FIFA Points region. The DLC is locked by the region of the game, not the system. So, for example, if you’re buying EU disks/downloads, you need EU DLC.
If you can’t use your credit card to buy FIFA Points, purchasing a pre-paid card may be a good option.
FIFA Points Carry Over (1)
You need to play FIFA 16 in a console before carry over FIFA Points to the Web App
You are allowed to transfer your FP from FUT 15 to FUT 16. But you can only do it once. You can even buy some by the end of FUT 15 so you can use on the FUT 16 release date. When you connect to FIFA 16 for the first time ever, with the same account, the system recognizes you and asks you if you want to transfer your old FIFA Points or if you want delay that operation. From the moment you perform this transfer, you no longer will receive this message again and FIFA Points purchased in FUT 15 will not be transferred to FIFA 16 Ultimate Team any more. This one time life transfer can be made, exceptionally, between consoles of the same platform (PS3-PS4 or XBox 360-XBox One).
It is possible to transfer FIFA Points during the early access period but only on FIFA 16 from XBox One to XBox One (EA Access).
FIFA Points may be transferred between Playstation systems (PS3-PS4) and XBox systems (XBox 360-XBox One) as many times as you want. In FIFA 16 you no longer can share FIFA Points between PS3 and PS4, and between XBox 360 and XBox One. You need to buy FIFA Points to the console you will use. It is not possible to share FP between different consoles. So, for example, if you buy them on Xbox 360 for FUT 16 you can’t use them on Xbox One.
If you want to know more about FIFA Points Carry Over, please click here.
FIFA Points Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: When FIFA Points will be available ?
A: FIFA Points will be available for you to purchase as soon as you play FIFA 16 from a retail disc / downloaded game. If you are a PC gamer, FIFA Points are available since the FUT 16 Web App release date (‘get more‘ in the top right corner). FIFA Points are also available in the EA Access early access.
Q: Where can I see how many FP I have ?
A: On the top right corner of your FUT dashboard, next to your coins.
Q: Is there any other way to buy FIFA Points besides do it through the console ?
A: Except for PC users that can do it in the FUT 16 Web App and for Playstation 4 users that can do it in the Playstation Store, there is no other way.
Q: When it will be possible to transfer FIFA Points from FUT 15 to FUT 16 ?
A: From the release date or in the early access. Don’t forget that it is an one-time transfer.
Q: It is possible to buy FIFA Points in the Early Access version ?
A: Yes, but only for EA Access.
Q: Which advantage EA Access programs give me when I buy FIFA Points ?
A: 10% discount.
Q: Where can I find the FIFA Points prices ?
A: We have published in this guide the FP prices. However, if you use a different currency check the FUT 16 Store on your game retail.
Q: How much FIFA Points should I buy ?
A: It depends on the number of packs you want to buy. For comparison, 1 FIFA Point corresponds to 50 coins when buying packs.
Q: There is any other way to buy packs besides using FIFA Points ?
A: Sure. Coins are accepted as a payment method to buy packs.
Q: I have bought 2,200 coins but I didn’t get the bonus. Why ?
A: You did. What you actually have bought was 2,000 FIFA Points. The other 200 were the bonus.
Q: There is any advantage to buy bigger bundles ?
A: Yes. The bigger the bundle, the higher is your bonus. You have to buy, at least, 1,000 FIFA Points to be rewarded with a bonus.
Q: It is possible to use FIFA Points to buy coins ?
A: No. FIFA Points can only be used to buy packs in FUT 16 store.
Q: How can I see the FP purchases history ?
A: Follow this path for Playstation gamers: PSN – Accounts Management – Transactions Managements – Transaction History.
Follow this path for XBox gamers: Log-in to your account on Xbox.com – Click ‘My Account‘ – Go to ‘Download History‘
(1) It was officially confirmed that FIFA Points may be transferred from FIFA 15 to FIFA 16 (one time transfer)