FUT Draft or Draft Mode is a competition mode in FUT 21 which gives you a series of four matches that can be played offline or online. To enter a FUT Draft competition you need to either spend 15,000 FIFA coins / 300 FIFA points or unlock it with a FUT Draft Token.
How to Play
FUT Draft mode is available under Single Player and Online tabs in FUT 21. A FUT Draft entry (offline or online) costs 15k coins or 300 FIFA points, you can also unlock it if you have a FUT Draft token.
After the entry, you will be asked to choose your game difficulty and your squad’s formation by choosing between five different formations. After choosing your formation, your first player decision is to select a Captain from a set of five superstars. Then, you need to fill out the rest of your 23-man squad by picking players for each position from a random draw of five players.
Finally, you will need to choose your manager from a random selection of five managers. The formation, players and manager you pick will remain as your default selections throughout the series of matches. Your squad will have Team Chemistry and Team Rating which will affect your gameplay on the pitch. Your team’s kits, ball and stadiums will be your last selected ones in FUT.
A FUT Draft competition series contains four knockout matches to play. You need a win to qualify to the next match, which means a loss will eliminate your team out of the series. The higher you go, the more stronger opponent you will face and the higher you finish in the competition, the bigger the rewards will be.
As you progress throughout the competition, you will earn better rewards. FUT Draft rewards are including packs, coins and Draft Mode Token. Winning four matches in a row will earn the best rewards possible. Even if you lose your first match you will still receive a reward. Online Draft Mode has reportedly better rewards in compare to Single Player Draft Mode. Here is a list of possible you could get by playing a FUT Draft competition.
Offline Mode Difficulty
Before entering a Single Player Draft mode competition, you need to choose your game difficulty which will determine your competition prizes, the higher difficulty you choose, the better rewards you will earn at the end of the competition. Your game difficulty selection in Draft Single Player mode cannot be changed throughout the series of matches and it can fluctuate slightly for each match. Below is the list of difficulty selection including its difficulty breakdown information.
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Here are the frequently asked questions about the FUT Draft Mode in FIFA. If your questions are not answered here, you can ask it using the comment form given below this post:
Why It Is Called Draft Mode?
As a competition mode in FIFA Ultimate Team, FUT Draft mode allows to build a squad for your club from the scratch with a random set of high quality players which you may not already have their cards in your club. Draft mode gives you an opportunity to experience building a high quality squad while you can learn about the team & players chemistry, formation settings and in general, forming a good team in FUT. Technically, Draft mode is a test drive for you to see how which players from which leagues and nationality you can go for to form a FUT squad. In FUT Draft mode, you don’t spend coins/points to get player cards – except for the competition entry, this will help you to draft out a team in action and improve your knowledge of how to fit the players in a team, as well as how to improve your gameplay with that team while you are achieving prizes and earning coins.
Who Can Enter FUT Draft Mode?
Everyone who has a FUT Club is eligible to enter the Draft mode by either purchasing it for 15,000 coins / 300 points, or redeeming a FUT Draft mode using a Draft Token found in packs.
Can I Use my Own Player and Manager Cards for FUT Draft Matches?
No. You are only able to use the players and managers which are given to you by the system in FUT Draft mode.
Can I Change my Squad’s Formation During FUT Draft Mode Matches?
No. The formation you choose before finalising your squad will be your primary formation and you will not be able to have a secondary one.
Is a FUT Draft Token Tradeable?
No. Draft Tokens are only to redeem and can not be traded in the Transfer Market.
Where Can I Find a FUT Draft Token?
You may find a FUT Draft Token in FUT packs only depending on your luck.
Who Are My Opponents in Draft Mode Matches?
If you are playing FUT Draft Single Player mode, the teams you will be playing against are real clubs from FIFA 21 teams controlled by CPU. In FUT Draft Online mode, you will be facing the other FUT Draft mode players who are connected to EA online servers.
How About the Disconnections During FUT Draft Games?
Disconnections in Draft mode matches will follow the same DFN rules as FIFA 21‘s.
Are My Draft Mode’s Players Tradeable?
No. The players you’re receiving in FUT Draft mode are only available in the Draft mode and they won’t go to your Club, which means you won’t own them.
What Are Draft Mode’s Prizes?
Packs, coins and FUT Draft Token.
How Many Times I Can Play the FUT Draft Mode?
As many times as you pay for the FUT Draft entry.