If you’re a long-time FIFA player, you’ll know the lure FIFA packs have when it comes to staying competitive in Ultimate Team. However, up until recently, these shiny packs – which can be bought with coins or real money – have been a total gamble with their contents hidden from view until they’d been purchased. However, this is set to change with FIFA 22 preview packs.
Preview packs were introduced for the first time in the later stages of FIFA 21 as a trial and allowed players to see the contents of their packs prior to purchase for the first time. This is similar to the lootbox system employed in Rocket League and is meant to make the system more transparent for all – something EA Sports has come under fire for before.
Clearly EA Sports has considered the trial as a success because preview packs are being added to FIFA 22 for launch. These packs will coexist alongside the normal FIFA packs that hide their content from view.
But if you’ve never seen these packs before, you probably have some questions. Luckily for you, we’ve got all the answers. Read on for everything you need to know about FIFA 22 preview packs, including how much they cost, where you’ll be able to buy them, and how often.
What are FIFA 22 preview packs?
FIFA 22 preview packs are basically lootboxes that reduce the risk normally associated with buying FIFA packs. These special packs will allow you to take a sneak peek at its contents before you decide to buy it.
You can browse the contents of a pack by clicking preview pack in the store. After that, you’ll have the choice of either leaving the preview without buying it or buying it with either earned FIFA coins or FIFA points.
What FIFA 22 preview packs are available?
At launch, FIFA 22 will only have two preview packs available. These are:
- Premium Gold Pack (24-hour timer)
- Premium Silver Pack (24-hour timer)
This means you’ll only be able to see the content of two packs every day. This might change as we get into the swing of the FIFA 22 season, though.
How much are FIFA 22 preview packs?
It’s a common misconception that FIFA 22 preview packs cost more. In fact, these nifty little packs cost the same as the traditional pack. Except, unlike the normal one, you’ll be limited to how many you can take a peek at per day.
Premium Gold Packs can be opened for 7,500 coins or 150 FIFA points. Premium Silver Packs, on the other hand, can be opened for 3,750 coins or 75 FIFA points.
Do FIFA 22 Preview Packs contain duplicates?
There is a risk, like all packs, that previews will contain duplicate players. However, when previewing pack contents, you won’t be told if you already have this player or not.
Since you can return to a previously previewed pack, it might be best to check the contents of your club before deciding whether to buy a FIFA 22 preview pack for this reason.
What if I don’t want to buy a FIFA 22 preview pack?
The beauty of FIFA 22 preview packs are that you can choose to ignore them if they’re full of SBC fodder. If your preview pack is full of rubbish and you decide to walk away, the pack will remain in the store for a set period of time.
You’ll have to wait until that countdown has expired before you can preview a new pack.
So there you have it, everything you need to know about FIFA 22 preview packs. We’ll keep this guide up to date, especially if EA Sports decides to add more offerings to the store. For now though, check out the cheapest high rated players in FIFA 22 to get your SBCs off to a good start.