8 must-read tips for anyone getting into FIFA Ultimate Team
Ever dreamt of being a pro footballer? (Of course you have.) Didn’t make it? (Of course you didn't.) So how about being a professional virtual player instead?
Well, EA Sports are making that possible via their FIFA Ultimate Team Champions mode, where you can win a coveted place in a tournament of the best 32 players in the world and get paid to compete.
You just need to be darn good at the game. FIFA Ultimate Team is incredibly popular: millions of players have signed up to the above tournament and are competing at eSports for real money. If this tickles your fancy, you’ll want to get to grips with the FIFA Ultimate Team mode to be able to compete at the top table.
Here’s our best advice for building a quality team quickly and learning the ropes...
1. Complete all the manager tasks
It’s a simple way to get some free packs without spending any extra money on your team
Once your team has got going, you can easily pick up extra coins by going to the Manager Tasks section and working your way through the various assignments. These act as a tutorial for newcomers, who learn about developing team chemistry, building up a squad, changing formation, signing players and so on.
It’s a simple way to get some free packs without spending any extra money on your team, while you’ll also pick up the basics of the mode. Win-win.
2. Win some tournaments in single-player mode first
There are various prizes on offer depending on which competition you enter and the difficulty level you play at
Before heading online, it would be wise to play some single-player action to get used to your team and build up coins. Blast through a league or cup and you can pick up some easy coins and Gold packs; there are various prizes on offer depending on which competition you enter and the difficulty level you play at.
Although a league competition may seem like a lot of games, it's actually limited to 10 matches and gives you a little room for error in losing or drawing a couple of encounters.
3. Head online once you’re happy with your squad
Similarly to completing the manager tasks, you’ll pick up some bonus coins and packs for just competing online
Similarly to completing the manager tasks, you’ll pick up some bonus coins and packs for just competing online. It’s here that you can play the new FUT Champions weekend league mode and begin your career as a pro player. Perhaps…
There’s also a draft mode where you can pick up coins, although there’s a 15,000 coin entry fee (300 FIFA Points) for this competition. Otherwise it’ll be Online Seasons for you, and earning coins against all and sundry.