With EA Sports UFC 2, EA has been promising lots of new features and content for fight fans to sink their teeth into. The upcoming game will feature a brand new knockout physics system, updated character creation and pre-match training that doesn’t feel like such a grind. It will also introduce the UFC Ultimate Team game mode.
EA Sports UFC 2 is the latest EA sports title to get an Ultimate Team mode, following the mode’s success in FIFA, NHL and Madden. A card collection mode that sees players build and customise the best fighting team possible, it will also offer a chance at taking championship titles. You can watch the UFC Ultimate Team mode trailer and find out more after the break.
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EA Sports UFC 2 – UFC Ultimate Team
In the trailer, EA explains that players will be putting together teams of five UFC characters. These characters are completely customisable as you can choose their look, their gear and their skillsets. You can make them better fighters using ‘Fight Packs’, which include a variety of different cards and can be purchased with ‘UFC Points’ or coins.
Some of these cards are ‘upgrade’ items, allowing you to permanently improve your UFC Ultimate Team character. There are cards for: attributes, perks (e.g passive abilities such as Marathoner and Lightning Speed), moves (such as Superman Punch off the Cage), and special edition items that grant signature moves inspired by real UFC fighters. There are also ‘boost’ items which offer temporary boosts (improving a character’s stats for one fight, or recovering a fighter’s fitness levels).
Additionally, EA notes that all of these cards have different levels and classes too. Some of the cards are universal and can be used on any fighter in your UFC Ultimate Team roster, but others are restricted to a certain weight class, which means that it’s probably best if you create a roster that varies in size. Moreover, every cards has a level (level 1 is the lowest, level 5 is the highest) and cards of a “high-level rating are more valuable as they have a bigger impact on the created fighter when equipped”.
And on top of all of this, there are daily objectives (e.g land 100 strikes in a heavyweight match) along with Single Player and Ultimate Championships. Although Single Player Championships will be much easier to conquer, they offer less rewards and don’t count towards daily objectives so you may have to take it online with the Ultimate Championships to get the most out of the game mode.
EA Sports UFC 2 will be released March 15 (North America), March 17 (worldwide) on PS4 and Xbox One.