For the last couple of iterations, FIFA Ultimate Team has become one of the most important elements of the FIFA franchise. There are a lot of components to cover which will lead you to the ultimate glory that comes with FUT.
In this guide, Iâ€™ll be discussing about different basic level things so that you donâ€™t repeat some of the commonly made mistakes in FUT.
First off, if youâ€™re a new player to FUT and didnâ€™t get a chance to try out the FUT 14, I would strongly recommend going through the official website and familiarize yourself with a couple of things about how FUT works.
Going in without any prior knowledge of FUT rules wonâ€™t get you anywhere near success. Once youâ€™re done with learning the basic idea of how FUT works, jump into the game right away.
At the beginning days of the FUT, the market is always fluctuating and you need to take advantage of this thing to score yourself a couple of good deals.
Great deals will consequently allow you to form a strong team and start winning games right from the start. Winnings will eventually put you on the path of getting better with each day and will allow you to improve your team.
After starting the game for the first time, youâ€™ll be required to give your club a name â€“ this is the same for both returning and new players. Come up with a good name and abbreviation because changing it later involves a lot of hassle.
Youâ€™ll receive some packs including a Starter Pack containing 34 cards â€“ these cards are, however, cannot be sold. After opening up all your packs, the first thing that you need to do is to financially support your club.
The best thing at your disposal, at this point, is going to be your cards. You need to sell all these cards except the ones from the Starter Pack and then proceed.
Double-check the prices to make sure youâ€™re not selling cards dirt cheap. By doing so, youâ€™ll not be able to buy contracts and increase your progression speed, but also build a decent team.
Having an abundance of coins is always a good idea; therefore, you should try to farm them whenever possible. You can begin with checking out EASFC catalogue and exchanging your credits for coin boosts.
In addition to this, you can also tell your friends to send you these items. With these items active during your first couple of matches, youâ€™ll keep on receiving bonuses until the effect of these items last.
Another useful thing to do is to complete Manager Tasks from the My Club which will net you rewards like Gold Packs. And while the cards of these Gold Packs will be non-traceable, youâ€™ll be able to use them to enjoy cheaper items.
Lastly, coming to the option of buying FIFA Points, donâ€™t go for buying these once the game has released for 3-4 weeks. Like I have mentioned above, take advantage of the marketâ€™s fluctuations and net yourself some good deals.
Trading will allow you to gather coins in a much faster way. Once youâ€™ve gathered some coins, start making small investments, but always remember not to put in everything you have. There is no hard and fast rule to ensure 100% success rate, but donâ€™t let a few failures get to you.
Note: Do note that at the beginning, you wonâ€™t find much traffic in the marketplace.
Start off with cards costing between 150 to 300 and stick to the small profits. This can be easily done by consumables which youâ€™ll be able to buy at sale prices at the beginning of the game.
Once youâ€™ve acquired a decent profit, expand your trading from consumables and move onto players.
Buying contract cards is one important aspect of the FUT. With contract cards, itâ€™s possible to make a player play after an injury â€“ only if the player has contracts.
Itâ€™s recommended that you buy these contracts as soon as possible. Couple these up with the fifty per cent bonus from the managers and all your costs will be covered effectively.
Creating the Team
Before setting out to create your team, do note that different players of your team must have a decent chemistry with each other in order to gain success in the matches. Try and go for players with the same nationality to enhance the sense of team play among them.
Another thing to keep in mind is to create a team that compliments your style of playing the game. It hardly matters if your team has a rating of 99, unless it compliments your playstyle and a playerâ€™s individual performance.
By the general rule of thumb, you should look for pace and physical stats more than anything else.
Formation is another thing that you should not neglect when building up your team. Make sure that both your formation and players complement one another and then make adjustments accordingly.
Building up a team takes up a large chunk of your wealth, but if youâ€™re left with some coins after building up your main squad, go with some cheap substitutes.
After setting up everything, try out the single-player mode first. The reason why Iâ€™m saying this is because it will allow you to get familiarized with the game and test out how your squad works with your chosen formation.
In addition to this, youâ€™ll also be able to test out the chemistry among your players.
Itâ€™s a good idea to kick off the things with some easy tournaments before diving into the TOTW. For these starting games, utilize the players that you received with the Starter Packs and keep on playing with them until the all their contracts are expired.
Once the contracts of these players end, youâ€™ll be forced to buy new players. You can go to the Transfer Market and trade them with a similar player with more contracts.
One more thing that you would be able to do is to get players on loan. By doing so, youâ€™ll be saving a lot of extra coins and weâ€™ll adding variety to your team. This will consequently allow you to win more starting matches and gain more coins.
Lastly, tell yourself never to forfeit a match! By doing so, youâ€™ll lower your %DNF and will drastically reduce the rewards gained at the end of a game.