FIFA 20 was one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the year for gamers, with millions of players worldwide desperate to get their hands on the game this autumn. Indian football fans were left disappointed when the expected inclusion of the Indian Super League didn’t materialise, but there is still plenty for them to get their teeth into.
Despite the brand new Volta game mode, one of the most popular game modes is FIFA Ultimate Team, known by players a ‘FUT’. It is a mode where you can build your own team and improve them by playing a series of challenges and matches against other gamers or the computer.
Much of your time on FUT will be spent on the transfer market as you look to strengthen your squad. Wins are rewarded with coins which you can use to either buy packs of players, much like collecting stickers, or you can use them to buy the players you want directly from the market.
It is a fast-moving trading platform in which hesitation can cost you the player you want. With upwards of 7,000,000 players listed at any one time, knowing how to react and what to spend is vital. bwin Football’s ‘FIFA 20: How to Beat the Market in Ultimate Team’ guide offers some invaluable advice on how to get the best out of your hard-earned coins. They’re at a premium, so understanding the market is an invaluable place to start your FUT experience. Upon starting FUT you’ll be given some cards, but your team will lack chemistry. Players play better together if they have links between them, so by pairing players from the same nation, division or team you’ll see your squad perform better.
The trick is to find a suitable formation that gets the best out of you as a player, then fill your team with cards that have chemistry to ensure they work well together. If you get that right, then you’re ready to go. If you get it wrong it can drastically affect your team’s performance, as an article by Eurogamer details in great depth.
There are other ways by which to improve your team. Through the course of the game you get hundreds of cards, many of which won’t make your squad. They can be sold on the market, or they can be used in squad building challenges, where you must collect certain leagues, or get a mix of particular players. It is an engrossing and addictive mode which can bring you big rewards if you get the challenges right.
Once you’re happy with your squad it is on to the game itself and there are a variety of options for you. If you wish to play against other players you can go into one of the online modes to challenge yourself, but beware; there are some good squads out there and other players are unforgiving.
It may be best to test yourself with a spell in some of the other modes, playing against computer-controlled opposition. Squad battles offer you the chance to play against four different teams per day, each controlled by the computer. They vary in quality and you can set the difficulty too; the harder you lift the bar, the bigger the rewards.
Whichever way you choose to approach the game, you’ll find a deep and challenging experience that keeps you coming back, week after week and year after year.