FIFA 21 Fitness: Mainstay Consumable Item Removed in FUT 21

Fitness was removed in FIFA 21.
Fitness was removed in FIFA 21. | Photo by EA Sports

FIFA 21 Fitness as a consumable in Ultimate Team was removed, EA Sports announced in the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Pitch Notes.

Fitness has been a mainstay consumable in FIFA Ultimate Team since its release. Players used Fitness items to ensure players were at 99 Fitness before a game. It would ensure that player items started games at full fitness. As FIFA Ultimate Team grew, Squad Fitness consumables grew to be a coin sink during weekends as players who weren't stocked up found themselves spending thousands of coins.

FIFA 21 Fitness: Mainstay Consumable Item Removed in FUT 21

"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," EA Sports said.

Every player in FUT 21 will start at full Fitness.

Additionally, Training items were removed with EA stating how underused the mechanic was by the majority of players. Finally, Healing items were simplified into two items: gold common and gold rare.

EA Sports also revealed the 100 Icons in FIFA 21 including new additions such as Samuel Eto'o, Ferenc Puskas, Phillip Lahm and Fernando Torres.

FIFA 21 releases Oct. 9.