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EA Sports Confirm Fitness And Training Cards Have Been Scrapped In FIFA 21

EA Sports Confirm Fitness And Training Cards Have Been Scrapped In FIFA 21

EA Sports have confirmed fitness and training cards have been scrapped from FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

The publisher dropped their newest trailer for the game on Monday and along with it a new set of 'pitch notes' for FUT.

One vital bit of information explained that the squad management items have been removed from FIFA 21.

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Gamers will usually spend thousands of coins on fitness cards over time while training cards took up valuable space in packs.

The 'pitch notes' explained: "Fitness items have been a light management element in Ultimate Team since the very beginning. The decay of players' fitness was put in the game originally to encourage rotation in the squad and to simulate some of the management decisions that football squads have to consider.

"However, we've evaluated these mechanics and have decided that it wasn't creating the desired effect in rotation and players were spending time doing a management action that was frequently required and, ultimately, not very fun.

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"So this year, while Fitness and Player Stamina will still be important factors inside of a match, dictating, for example, how much you can sprint and for how long, you will no longer have to manage that mechanic in the menus as well."

Rumours began to circulate last month thanks to a leak shared on Reddit.

EA had already taken fitness items out of their other franchises, such as NHL's 'HUT' mode and Madden's Ultimate Team.

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It is a welcome change to the game mode and it means pack luck could be at an all-time high come October 9.

Meanwhile, this year's game will offer fans the chance to play with more legends than ever thanks to 'Icons: The FUT 100.'

Icon cards have been a staple of the FIFA series since their introduction in FIFA 16 and fans are always eager for new legends.

This year will see 100 icons for the first time ever and a number of huge names have joined the roster.

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Spanish maestro Xavi Hernandez is a card many will want to try while Premier League stalwarts Nemanja Vidic, Fernando Torres and Ashley Cole also join the roster.

German duo Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm are included as well as Samuel Eto'o.

It looks like EA Sports are going all out to make FIFA 21 a must buy ahead of a new console generation.

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What do you think of the changes made for FIFA 21?

Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: EA Sports

Topics: PlayStation 5, gaming news, Xbox One, Xbox, Football News, PS5, Football, EA Sports, Playstation, FIFA 21

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.