If you’re planning on starting your FUT 17 journey then you’ll certainly be in excellent shape. For returning FUT 16 users, we strongly recommend you spend time optimising here. We’re going to simplify all of that advice into our top tips!
1. Start during Web App Webstart & EA / Origin Access
While not essential, you should look to start FIFA 17 Ultimate Team during Web App Webstart & EA / Origin Access. Doing so can significantly help you to build an amazing squad builder early. Webstart will offer a lot of opportunities to make easy fifa 17 coins as player prices will be relatively cheap. EA Access will allow you to play FIFA 17 before it is released, meaning you can become familiar with the game before opponents. You’ll also be able to redeem items from the EASFC catalogue with your automatically transferred Football Club Credits (FCC). Both of these aspects combined will help to give you an edge over opponents.
2. Open returning user, pre-order, starter packs & daily gifts
The first thing you should do is open all of your free packs and also your daily gifts, every day! This will form the structure of your club and coin totals. Your returning user, pre-order and starter packs should be more than enough to get you on your way. Daily gifts offer that extra boost when you start FIFA 17 Ultimate Team. Definitely open the daily gifts every day as they are worth significantly more at the start of FIFA 17 as opposed to the end.
3. Liquidate most of your packed items
The majority of items that you pack will not be worth all that much and should be sold on the transfer market to boost your coin totals. Coins when you first start FIFA 17 Ultimate Team will be worth significantly more in terms of trading. That being said, you should keep expensive items when starting during Webstart / EA Access and sell them shortly after the official worldwide release. After a lot of research, the majority of prices seem to peak at the release date and start a steady decline shortly afterwards. A big contributor to falling prices is the number of packs being opened. The first big market crash will be a time when a lot of pack offers are released, such as November for FUT United.
4. Focus on trading with popular players in popular leagues
When you start FIFA 17 Ultimate Team during Webstart or Early Access, there are two methods you can use. We suggest a combination of both. If you start at the official release, use the latter.
Invest in popular players, playing in popular leagues that will see the biggest percentage increase in price. The best way to obtain these players is BIN Sniping, the 59th minute or patiently bidding on any that are ending within the next few minutes.
Start making quick profits using methods such mass bidding, investing in player performances, 400 coin bronze packs and the previously mentioned 59th minute / BIN sniping.
Please note: You can take mass bidding on a bigger scale when redeeming EASFC catalogue items which boost your transfer list and targets size.
5. Always keep coins in your account
It’s always best to keep a fifa 17 coins buffer. Investment opportunities can crop up all of a sudden and sometimes you may not have time to offload an investment. This is especially the case with player performances and can become very lucrative, very quickly.
6. If you buy packs, only use FIFA points at the start
We understand opening packs is great fun, but it will cost you fifa 17 coins and FIFA points in the long run. However, it can be beneficial to open FIFA 17 packs using FIFA points during early access! This is especially the case if you don’t have many coins in your account and you need a bit of a boost. It may help you to cement a fairly solid starting team and coins buffer.
7. Check the Transfer Market
If you’re having doubts on a player’s value, check the transfer market. Not doing so costs FIFA Ultimate Team players millions upon millions of coins each year. List players at 1 hour when possible to increase the listings’ exposure to potential buyers.
8. Complete easy manager tasks for a free pack
While slightly boring, completing the manager tasks shouldn’t take long at all and will also be an optimal use of your time during EA Access.
9. Take advantage of the Concept Squads feature
You can use the Concept Squads feature to draft your team. This will help you to figure out which players you want to build around and how much your full team will cost you. Don’t look into a player’s OVR too much, look more into individual stats based on your formation, while ensuring 100 chemistry. Also look into workrates, traits and specialities when considering a player for a specific position.
10. Take note of the player’s strong foot
When you are building your squad, choose players with a strong foot in their position. With strikers / center forwards, central midfielders and center backs, you’ll want to take note of whether they are positioned on the left or right.