Exclusive: Watch our FIFA 18 World Cup Ultimate Team pack opening with Icons and other player walkouts
- We got our hands on FIFA 18’s World Cup mode early and recorded our gameplay
- There’s a new Ultimate Team mode where players are only available in packs
- We packed a few walkout players and even Brazilian Ronaldo’s 94-rated card
The highlight of the FIFA 18 World Cup update will undoubtedly be the new version of Ultimate Team with hundreds of new cards to be found.
Unlike traditional World Cup modes, there won’t be a player market – meaning you will have to rely purely on packs to find players and consumables.
We got an early hands-on preview with the update, releasing Tuesday May 29, and opened a ton of new Ultimate Team packs and managed to bag some incredible players.
We opened loads of Ultimate Team packs during our hand-on with FIFA 18’s World Cup update
During our time with the game, there were only two types of packs available, costing 5,000 coins/100 FIFA points or 7,500 coins/ 150 FIFA points respectively. As none of the cards have any rarity, the more expensive packs guarantee more players in your pack.
That also technically means that you have an even chance of packing players of any quality. That seemed to be the case for us and we received plenty of amazing cards, the highlight being Brazilian Ronaldo’s 94-rated Icon card.
The amazing card features 93 pace, 93 dribbling, 93 shooting, 80 passing and 80- physicality. We were delighted to find him although watching him dance around in an England kit during his walk-out was admittedly jarring.
After opening packs for around 10 minutes, we managed to pack Ronaldo’s Icon card
And what made it even better was the fact that he was actually our third ‘walkout’ in a row. For those who don’t know, the highest rated cards on Ultimate Team will trigger a special cutscene of that player walking onto your screen when they’re found in a pack.
Our very first pack we opened gave us another Brazilian superstar, Marcelo. And joining the 87-rated left-back in that pack was Croatian midfielder, Ivan Rakitic.
Following him was another Croatian superstar and Real Madrid player, Luka Modric. The 88-rated midfielder was actually a duplicate for us as he was in the our first pack which you receive for free in order to give you a squad.
Unfortunately we didn’t get much good after that but we didn’t care, some of the players we found were phenomenal so we couldn’t complain. Just a shame we could’t transfer those cards my account account at home.