EA Sports has announced that Preview Packs will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team from launch, following a 'successful introduction' in FIFA 21.

Introduced in June 2021, Preview Packs allowed players to see all the specific Items contained within the pack before committing to a purchase, allowing players to make a decision on whether they wanted to buy the pack with FUT Coins or FIFA Points. However, players can only preview one pack every 24 hours.

Originally introduced during FIFA 21's Festival of FUTball promo, EA say that Preview Packs have been a hit with FIFA fans, and as such they will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

On the latest EA Sports pitch notes article, regarding FUT content, EA said: "Following a positive reception from fans after their introduction in FIFA 21, Preview Packs will be available in FIFA 22 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia and PC.

"As a reminder, Preview Packs are a pack type that allow you to see all the specific Items contained within. Once you have seen what is in the pack, you can choose to buy the pack, with either FUT Coins or FIFA Points."

FUT Preview Packs gives players more control over what rewards they receive in-game. The 24-hour timer lets players decide if the contents of the pack are useful to their FIFA Ultimate Team, and if not, they can decide to not purchase the pack and wait until the next Preview Pack becomes available.

However, if the player does decide the contents are of value and purchases the Preview Pack, they will still need to wait until the 24-hour refresh timer runs out until their next one.

So, how do the Preview packs work? And what can we expect from Preview Packs at FIFA's launch?

Here's a more in-detail look into how FUT Preview Packs work.

How Preview Packs will work in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

You are able to view the contents of the pack before making your decision (

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  1. In the FUT Store, you can select a Preview Pack to preview its contents. It’s important to remember that by previewing a pack, you are not yet making a decision to use FUT Coins or FIFA Points to buy the pack. Note the highlighted sections below, which signal that the pack you are selecting is a Preview Pack.
  2. Once you have selected to preview the pack, you will see the pack opening animation, which you can watch or skip.
  3. After the pack opening animation, you will be shown all of the Items contained in the pack, allowing you to review them in full. At this point you still have not chosen if you want to buy the pack or made a decision about using FUT Coins or FIFA Points.
  4. If you decide that you want to buy the pack you can now do so by pressing the appropriate button as highlighted in the screen below.
  5. If you decide you want the pack, and select “Buy Pack”, you will be given one final prompt asking you to confirm your purchase and choose whether to use FUT Coins or FIFA Points
  6. If you decide not to buy the pack, you will see that previewed pack remains in the store, where it is now on a refresh timer, as highlighted in the below screen. This timer has to expire before you will be able to preview another pack of the same type.
  7. 7. If you choose to, you can view a previously previewed pack again to review its contents and you will continue to have the option to buy that pack as long as the preview is still active and Preview Packs are still available in the FUT Store, with a couple of exceptions.
  8. 8. If the refresh timer is still active you can either: Buy the pack. You will then have the ability to immediately preview another, if one is available. or wait for the refresh timer to expire. You will then have the ability to preview another, if one is available.

At launch, you can expect to see the following:

● The Premium Gold Pack will be available for Preview on a 24-hour refresh timer alongside the non-Preview version.

● The Premium Silver Pack will be available for Preview on a 24-hour refresh timer alongside the non-Preview version.

FIFA 22 will be released worldwide on Friday, October 1, 2021, with the game available on Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Stadia and PC.

Players who pre-order the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 on next-gen or current-gen will receive a free OTW player item as well as four days early access and will be able to play the game from Monday, September 27, 2021.

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