Buying FUT 15 Packs Guide

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There are some types of packs in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.

Regular Packs
Always available on the store.
Promo Packs
Available only on specific periods of time, like the Happy Hours.
Free Packs
Not available to purchase on the store. They are assigned to you in the beginning of the game, as daily gifts and as tournament and seasons rewards.
FUTmas Packs
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How to Buy
If you want to buy packs, you need to go to the FUT store. You can access to the store through the console or through the FUT Web App / Companion App. You find the right pack. Details of each pack are also provided, including the number of rare cards each pack has. The store has also a folder 'My Packs' where you can claim any packs that you have earned but not yet opened.

There are two ways to pay: with FIFA coins or with FIFA Points. To buy a pack you just need to select it in the store and choose the payment method.


Happy Hour

Best Times to Buy Packs
It is impossible to talk about the best times to buy packs without referring to Happy Hours.

There are several misunderstandings about what Happy Hour is and how it works. Some players insist to say that Happy Hour is a period of one hour in which the chances of getting better cards are higher. This is not absolutely true. We will try to clarify this to those people.

A happy hour is a period of time with promo packs available in the store. It may be just one hour but it may also be a full day or even a weekend. Besides the regular packs, during happy hours other packs also exists. They are usually more attractive than the regular ones, because they have a lower cost per rare card. The chances of getting a good card during a happy hour are exactly the same. The only difference is that, most of the times, there are cheaper packs during Happy Hours.

There are a very rare kind of HH in which the chances of getting a good card are higher. These special Happy Hours are announced as '2x Chances', which means that the chances of getting an IF card during this period are two times higher than usual. However, these special Happy Hours are very rare. They only happen two or three times in a year.

The Happy Hours are not announced in advance. You may know if there is any Happy Hour in the main page of the FUT Web App or the consoles while it is active, or here.

The Happy Hours are more common at the end of the game. It is impossible to know when will be the next Happy Hour but they are very common in these moments:

- at Wednesdays, between 4pm and 5pm, just before the release of the new TOTW;
– at most of the weekends, usually during large periods of time;
– after a MOTM card release;
– and during the Christmas period.

Something that should be avoided is to buy packs between 5:30pm and 6pm of Wednesdays because it is impossible to get IF cards in these periods. In other way, it is a good strategy to buy packs during good TOTW weeks or on TOTY/TOTS weeks. In the case of success, the profit will be much higher. Remember that when a player gets his IF cards in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling an IF card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player during that period.

There are rumours that EA uses some extreme tactics to sell more packs. People say, for example, that there are better cards inside packs paid with FIFA Points and packs bought after new IF cards being released. Both make sense. In the first one, they are promoting the buying with FIFA Points. Fresh money. In the second one, they are creating the snow ball effect of 'if they got it, I also have good chances'. We can't prove if they are only rumours or not but in other times it seemed to us that there were better cards in packs mentioned. The manager tasks rewards are a good example. It also makes sense since it was created for beginners, we think that all the packs have good cards inside. Anyway, the only time that we have been sure about good times to buy packs are in the Happy Hours.

How to get Better Prices
There are many players confused about what they should do: buying packs on the store, subscribing the Season Ticket / EA Access or buying the Ultimate Edition. We will try to give a help.

Let's start by the Ultimate Edition. It is true that the packs purchased on the store are more expensive than the ones that Ultimate Edition offers. However, we strongly recommend to not buy this special edition since it only gives one pack per week. Which means that players need to wait 24 weeks to get all the packs. No one wants this.

About the Season Ticket the things are a bit different. As it happens with the Ultimate Edition, subscribers only get one pack per week but it is also true that Season Ticket holders pay 20% less to buy packs on the store with real money (FIFA Points). For who buys many packs, this may be something very useful. The one year subscription gets paid after buying packs that is worth 10k FIFA Points. EA Access is not so interesting because you don't get free packs and because the discount is only 10%.

Tips: If you play in XBox 360 or Playstation 3 and you plan to buy many FUT 15 packs, subscribe EA Season Ticket as soon as possible. EA will stop selling Season Ticket Subscriptions in March of 2015 and they are replacing it by EA Access that only gives 10% discount.