FUT 21 Rivals

FUT 21 RIVALS

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 FUT 21 Rivals. The higher the division, the higher the Skill Rating of the players in that Division.

FIFA 21 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 FUT 21 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.

Squad Battles can also be used as an alternative placement method to help you find your level in Division Rivals. The first 30 matches played in Squad Battles will factor the difficulty you play at, and the results of your games, into your placement Division. The aim here is to identify the right Division for you through single-player gameplay. This alternative placement method will lead to a better overall online experience for those players who are not used to playing head to head, and for those who prefer to learn the game through single player before heading online.

FIFA 21 FUT Rivals
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. Each time that you reach a new Division in Rivals, the respective coin reward is immediately added to your club.

This change will also ensure that your Placement Matches are better rewarded than before as once your placement is completed you’ll get coins for each division you passed through. So if you finish your placements in Division 5, you’ll get the coins for Divisions 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, and 5 all at once.
No, just on the first time you play FUT Division Rivals. On the following weeks, your division depends exclusively on your Skill Rating.

FUT 21 Rivals
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.

Divisions / Skill Rating Screen
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 FUT 21 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.

In Co-Op matches, matchmaking will be done using the highest Skill Rating of the duo. So if the host is in Division 9 and the guest is in Division 5, players will be matched at the higher Skill Rating of Division 5 using our existing matchmaking for Division Rivals. Your progression in Rivals will be similar to if you were playing games against players at your own level. So while you’ll still rise, Co-Op will not serve as a major accelerator to your ranking.

FUT 21 Rivals
It’s exactly what it sounds like — a way to rate your skills, or performance, in FIFA 21 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.

To know more about skill rating, weekly score and FUT Champions Points, please click here.

Divisions / Skill Rating Screen
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.

Divisions / Skill Rating Screen
You have that information available in-game and on 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 players who have already completed 30 or more Division Rivals matches before playing Weekend League, completed Weekend League matches will not contribute to the Weekly Score in Division Rivals. In case you still have some Rivals matches that count towards the Weekly Score remaining, each completed Weekend League match will contribute 400 Weekly Score, independently of the result, and consume one of your 30 Division Rivals matches.
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.

FUT 21 Rivals
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 FUT 21 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.

Division 10 Rewards
Yes, the higher your rank is, the better your rewards will be. Naturally, the higher your division, the better your rewards will be, too.

Promotion Reward
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 FUT 21 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, Rank V and Rank VI). 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 can see the complete calendar of FUT 21 Rivals clicking here.
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 FUT 21 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.

FUT 21 Rivals
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 21 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).
Contrary to previous years, there is a cap on the number of games that will contribute to the Weekly Score accumulation in Division Rivals. After completing your first 30 Rivals games on your PlayStation, Xbox or PC, the matches will stop adding to your Weekly Score. Through this change, players who play Rivals more than 30 times per week can continue to make progress against Objectives, earn higher Skill Ratings, and climb to new Divisions, but they won’t make it harder for players with tighter play schedules to compete in the weekly leaderboard through their continued play.

Rivals Access
This game mode will be available since day 1. It can be played at any time, seven days a week.
Yes, WL and FIFA 21 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.
Yes, it is. When opting to play Co-Op in FIFA 21 Rivals both players will use one of their scored weekly matches. Based on the result of the game each participant will earn their weekly score and coins for the match using the regular in-game calculations. If one player has run out of games that count for their weekly score, neither of you will continue to earn weekly score. That being said, the both of you can still play the match to earn Coins & Skill Rating, make progress towards Objectives, and accumulate Weekend League Qualification Points. You will know before starting the match if this applies as both players will receive a message warning if they are out of matches.

If you don’t want to play against Co-Op pairs in Rivals, there is a toggle that lets you choose between a mix of solo players and Co-Op groups in your matches, or just vs solo players.

FUT 21 Co-Op
FUT Champions and FUT 21 Rivals are played on a dedicated server.