FIFA 16/17 Ultimate Team: Guide to Millions
How to Make Millions of Coins Playing FIFA 15
I am going to go over some of the best and easiest ways to make money playing FIFA 15 Ultimate Team (FUT). My statistics show me that many of you are looking for cheats for this game. Before we get started, you need to know that there are no cheats at all for this game. There is no way to get free cards, hack the game, or magically duplicate cards. Cheating does not exist in this game.
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team (FUT) is incredibly fun, but it's even more fun to master. When you finish reading my guide to millions, you will have more money than you can count. You will be able to show off in front of all of your friends, you'll know the best players to buy, the best times to buy, and tips and tricks that not even the experts talk about. I am here today to change the way you play the game. With constant updates and new information, I assure you that you are reading the best guide on the internet for FIFA 15.
Please read on, enjoy, and don't forget to ask me any questions you may have. I check this site daily, and will answer every plea for help I get.
Making Money Playing FIFA 16 Ultimate Team
1. Sell Your Team
I made a video to explain what you will find:
Sell your team. You aren't always playing the game, correct? More often than not you're busy selling cards on the web app (which is much easier to use than the console version).
Every night I put my team up for sale for HIGH prices—about 5-10k above average. They usually don't sell, but when you put up an entire team with 18 players, you have a much higher chance of selling one or two. You can sell players for unheard-of prices this way and once you sell your card for 10k more than its worth, you will wake up the next day and buy another for cheap.
Just make sure your players are in a position that matches their formation and that the formation is good, for example 4-1-2-1-2 or 4-2-2.
2. Shady Bidding
This is a technique I have not actually tried myself. A few friends have, however, and have told me about their success. Basically, you get a friend to put up a very popular and expensive card (preferable an In-form). Tell him to start the card at 150 and have people bid up. You then proceed to bid on that card to run the bid up. The people will try to outbid you and if they stop, you just trade the card back to your buddy for the money.
However it gets better: You can randomly bid 20,000-50,000 coins or more at a random time in the bidding war. Quite often other bidders click without checking and outbid you. They just spent 50,000 more than they wanted, and you and your friend share the profit. Sometimes people even think the price is meant to be that high. Like I said, though, it is shady business and isn't the most respected way of doing things.
The Websites You Will Need
- FIFA 16 Ultimate Team Database & Squad Builder
The biggest FIFA Ultimate Team community on the Internet. Create squads, search the database, and find FIFA 16-10 stats.
- Squad Builder: Futhead
Create and share your own FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Squad. Choose from any player available and discover average rankings and prices.
3. Fitness Method
This method isn't for the rich. It's for those of you that have next to nothing. Make an account using this web app and go to the auction. Search for all fitness cards with a buy-now price of 250 coins. You will see that there are anywhere from one to ten of these cards at any given time. Buy them all. People don't realize that fitness cards sell for much more in this game than they have in other games. This means that you can buy fitness cards and sell them for 450 or 500 coins and make a very good profit.
Remember: This isn't the most effective way to make coins, but everyone has to start somewhere. If you aren't able to do any of the above methods, give this a shot until you make some money. I think you could make a few thousand coins every hour (probably 10,000 if you're good).
4. Sell the Managers
Another somewhat unusual method of making money is to go around the auction house looking for managers. Set your maximum price to 200 coins and bid on every single shiny manager that's selling. These will sell from 500-1000 coins every time. When you bid, you will get better deals and I've snagged a few amazing managers for less than 400 and sold them for over 1,200 each.
This is not a method to make millions in a few days but it will definitely help you if you're stuck and need cash.
5. 59-Minute Method
This is a great method for people who have less than 10k. Most people put players up for an hour, which means that at the 59-minute mark, almost nobody will have seen the cards. There are some idiots out there who sell amazing cards for dirt cheap prices.
The goal of the 59-minute method is to find these mistakes faster than anyone else, snatch up the card (make sure you set it to have a buy-now price), and sell it for a profit. You may not make a ton, but every now and then you do find someone who sells something at an unheard-of price. For example, I have bought a Di Natale for 22k and sold him for 50k!
This method takes a lot of patience as you will have to scroll through every single page to reach the 59th minute. A good strategy is to narrow it down to only gold cards with a specific league or nationality. The more specific you are, the less players you'll have to sift through. This is a great way to make money and I highly recommend trying it at least once to see if you like it.
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6. Bronze Pack Method
Packs are bad, unless you use them in a smart manner. In fact, you can actually make a profit. This isn't going to get you a million coins, so don't expect it to. What you will need to do is buy as many small bronze packs as possible (the ones that cost 400 coins) and sell the contents. You can sell every contract for 150. Some players go for 20k-30k and shiny fitness cards go for 2k! So look at what you have and sell it.
If you get junk (like anything that boosts a stat for a game) don't discard it. Store it in your club and use it right away. There is no reason not to. This way you will have an advantage in the next game and will make even more coins.
Something I like to do is play a game online and use my winnings to buy another bronze pack. This isn't always going to make you money, but there is a good chance you will profit. You can turn that 400 coins into 800, and then 800 into 1,600, and keep doubling your money. Plus, who doesn't love opening packs?
*Note you can also do this with silver packs with higher risk and higher profit. You can also do this with gold packs with extremely high risk and massive profit (not recommended).
7. Buy Low, Sell Low
This is a fairly standard method of making coins, but I was surprised to see that many people don't know about it! It involves picking a player under 50k (the lower the better). Search for the lowest buy-now player price. Once you find it, buy it. Then look for the next-lowest buy-now price player, and buy that one. Keep going until you're about 1,000 or 2,000 coins below the average price. Then sell them all for that price. This way there are no cheaper cards than the ones you have, so you are guaranteed to sell. Trying to sell them for more profit is an option, but that will take many days or even weeks. This is going to make you quick cash and if you do it with 20 or 30 players, that's about 50 or 60k. Not bad, huh?
Use the ultimate database to see low prices for each day and use that information to decide how to set the sell price for each player.
8. Can You Afford In Forms?
Here is how this method works: Buy in forms for a very cheap price, as low as you can. Then spend about 2,000 coins on a position modifier and use that on the in form card. Make sure you buy a 4-4-2 or other expensive formation. His price will shoot up. I have bought a player for 40k, used the 4-4-2 on him, and sold him for 80k! Hopefully this system doesn't go away. Go out and give it a go.
9. Own the Markets
So you like Pedro from Barcelona and think you can raise his price? Here is how you do it. You are going to need a LOT of money (or some friends to help).
Buy every single Pedro from the market and sell them back for a much higher price. When people go to buy one, they will see that there are no more left for 5k and only at whatever price you have set. This creates a monopoly in the game, so be careful. Something my friends and I like to do (usually with 10 or so people) is to pick a random jersey that's really cool, but them for less than 300, and then sell them all for over 10k! This works surprisingly well. The better the card, the more profit you can make. So if you have few spare million coins, go ahead: Buy out Messi. I promise it will be the best decision you ever make.
Buying out a player is a very effective way to make money, but it is also risky. There is a slight chance with every purchase that his price will drop, that nobody actually wants this player, or that you bought him when his price was unusually high. So make sure you use the ultimate database in step number seven and click on your console. This with tell you current prices, trends, and what he has gone for in the past few weeks. It will also show the card's maximum and minimum values (the highest and lowest price he was sold for each day) and can help you decide on a good price.
10. Shiny Fitness Buyout
My latest discovery is this incredible method. I lost over 200,000 coins with the market crash. Sadly, I judged it wrong and sold my cards too late. Selling my INF Ronaldinho for 80k less than I bought him for was a real slap in the face. I wanted to make more money without investing in risky cards.
Then I discovered this new way to make money. When an amazing team of the week is released, people buy out the packs like crazy. All of the extra cards, which includes just about everything in the pack, are sold. When people don't know the prices, they list them at 150 and hope it gets bid up. Normally, bidding sells quite a bit lower than the "buy now" price so if you go around and bid 1,500 coins on every single shiny gold fitness card, you're bound to win some. The reason you can get them so cheap is because of the amazing TTOW released. With a surplus of every card and a lack of demand, you can make quick money.
I can almost guarantee that every card you buy like this will sell for at least 2,300 coins. Buy 40 of them and you're making some serious cash. It is best to do this during the Prime Time (keep reading to learn more).
11. Find the Deal
This is an extremely reliable method. It is very straightforward and easy to do. Go to the auction market and search for Gold Players with a maximum price of 150. Look for really good players. Add them to your watch list and see if they get bid up. Remember, bidding generally goes lower than buy-now prices. Once you see what they go for, start bidding and try to get it a little lower than this price.
As an example, late one night Rooney was worth 50,000 coins. I was bidding and won one for 23,000 coins. This will not work for every card, but if you bid on 40 an hour, you're bound to win a few. If you are having bad luck, just sit around and bid-up until you get it.
There is always a deal out there. You just have to find it. Most of them come from bidding. It's very hard to get a "buy now" player at the 59th minute because so many people are trying.
What makes this method different than the rest? Well, it has a 100% chance of profit if you execute it correctly.
This method is very simple. Go to the auction market and search for Gold Players starting at 150 coins. Bid on as many as you can for 250. You will win a few. Every one of these gold cards will discard for more than 300 coins, so you are guaranteed a profit of 50 no matter what.
However, more often than not, you can sell the players for about 1,000 coins each. If you did this for 40 players, that's about 35,000 in profit for doing nothing. Just be smart about what you buy and when. The best time to do this is overnight when it isn't a peak-time. This method isn't amazing and revolutionary, but it definitely works!
13. Contract Rip-Off
Do you know of any players that have been given an upgrade, like Falcao? I sure hope so, because that's how this method works!
This is a rather evil way to make money and I only recommend it to those of you with no morals. Buy an old version of a player (like the '88 Falco) and use him in games until his contracts are all gone. He should have a red contract covering up his actual rating. Then apply a gold card that increases all stats by 15 and sell him. People will see the contract picture covering his rating, they won't realize that he's actually the lower version, and they might be quick to buy it if the price is affordable. You're basically tricking them into thinking it's the '89-rated Falcao when it's really the '88, and as the price difference is 20k between these. You could get rich fast. There are other players it works with, so play around and find what works best for you. Remember; if you don't think about it, you won't feel bad about it.
14. Player Searching
This method only works with FIFA 13 or older. I use it the most, however. I have a very good Series A team with 100 chemistry in a 4-1-2-1-2 formation, which is worth a lot more than other formations. This means that I usually have to buy my players for about 5k more than the average price. But not everyone sells them at the high price.
For example, Pirlo went for about 30k when I got him. His high price was around 43k and that was a result of the formation it had (4-1-2-1-2). However, there are some Pirlos that go well below the average. I ended up buying a 4-1-2-1-2 Pirlo for 22k and selling him for 39k in one hour! This is possible because many people don't realize how useful formations are. They see a Pirlo and just sell it with a low buy-now price because they want quick cash. So before you make a big purchase, always wait around a few days and see what you can find. This method works very well, especially when you manage to get a team for half of what you might have paid.
15. Bid Yourself Up!
Yes, this sounds crazy. Why in the world would you bid yourself up? Here's why.
People see this and immediately want to move on, because nobody likes bidding wars. They see the price going up and think two people are really going crazy trying to get the card. This is good, because it means less potential competition. It works best on cards less than 30k. If they are more, people will probably catch on to what you are doing.
This works especially well for formation cards because there are so many people involved. They see a bidding war and move on. I get most of my 4-4-2 cards for well under 1,000 coins. I also just got Di Maria for 10k under his average price! (Yes, I did sell him for a 14k profit.)
Don't Forget the EA Tax!
500 in tax for every 10,000 coins
We all know about the EA tax. Simply remember that for every 10,000 coins you make, you actually only make 9,500. Use this when you're trying to trade with more expensive players. Instead of taking time to do difficult math (or worse, forgetting the tax completely) just remember 10,000 = 500.
This way, if you want to sell Buffon for 50,000 you know that you'll lose roughly 2,500 coins on each one. You'll need to sell him for 53,000 for any profit at all. A few of my buddies forgot about this and ended up losing money even though every sale they made technically should have made them profit. I literally can not stress how important it is to remember the tax. If you want to play it safe, I recommend buying very cheap players as there won't be a huge tax. Next time you buy a Neymar for 120,000 and sell him for 125,000, you actually lost 1,000 coins. Don't do it people, remember the rule! Worship the rule! Live by the rule!
16. Predict the Market Crashes
Every time the Team of the Year or Team of Seasons Is released, the market crashes. If you've noticed, every single price goes down like crazy. Why do the prices drop so much?
When these amazing teams come out, with 98 Rated Messi and others, people spend tons of their money buying packs. They hope to get lucky and get just one of those amazing players, knowing that if they do they will be set for life. With all of these people buying packs, there will be a surplus of every player in the market. The supply is too high and the demand is far too low. Consequently, people lower the prices to sell the players, and that's why they always go down.
Try to learn when these teams will be released and sell every player you own (that's worth more than 5k) as quickly as you can. If you sell them in time, you'll be able to rebuy your team a week later and you will have made hundreds of thousands of dollars. I did this but sadly I was on vacation and forgot to sell them. I ended up losing over 500,000 coins that week. Don't forget about these market crashes. Pay attention to the teams that are released and you can make millions.
17. Use the EASFC
The EASFC is a catalog in the game. If you look around the menu on your console, you will find it. This catalog lets you use the coins and levels you earn to buy things from uniforms to ultimate team bonuses. You can buy amazing boosts, for example. Many of them give you an extra 1,000 coins or more at the end of every game you play.
Not only can you increase the amount of coins you get for winning (temporarily), you can also increase your trade pile and watch list, among other things. I am providing a video below that shows every item you can purchase. This is not my video. All credit goes to the creator!
18. Packs = No Profit
Yeah, I know it's everyone's dream to open packs and get in form Messi or even just a regular Messi, but guess what? That doesn't happen. I tested this in FIFA 12, buying mostly bronze packs. I brought my club value up to 180,000,000 with these packs. How many in form cards did I get? One. It was Piennar worth about 20k. This did not make up for the money I spent on those packs. I suggest you try the below method I've invented that helps you stop buying packs.
Get 20-50k and spend it on bronze packs. Any size you'd like. Write down how many packs you get, how much you spent, and how much money you made. Write down how many cards you get work over 5k and if they sell. More likely than not, you will lose almost all of the money. Packs just aren't the way to go, unless you spent FIFA points to get them. If you want to open a random pack every now and then, it isn't hurting anything. I would limit it to maybe one gold back every two weeks. Don't waste your money!
19. Know Where Your Players Are From
You have to know what people want. Nobody wants some random CDM from Gabon. Nobody even knows where that is! Pay attention to what nationality or league the player is from. This is extremely important when selling players.
I am not only giving you specific tips for trading. I want you to be able to make new methods on your own. I can't tell you what player sells for the most, or who is the best deal (but I do try, if you scroll down). I can, however, show you how to find those people yourself. Find someone who is in a popular league, preferably with a popular nationality. You want people to demand more. Once you find that player, capitalize on them. Use the Futhead site listed near the top of this page to find lists of top teams, leagues, and even other useful trading tips.
How Long to Leave a Player for Sale
It all depends upon what you want!
When selling cards on FIFA 15 Ultimate team, you can list cards for anywhere from one hour to three days. Which is best?
- First, decide if you need the money now or if you can wait. When selling cards that start at 150 and get bid-up, it is best to put them up for three days. The simple explanation is that the longer it's up, the more people who will see it. You want as many people as possible to see your card. Some people get really into it and bid extremely high against another person. These are called bidding wars and they are something you really want to happen. So the longer it is up, the more people will see it, and the more likely you are to get a bidding war.
- When you sell cards for average to above-average prices, you want to list it as often as possible. When you scroll through looking for players, you see the ones ending soonest first, right? That's what you're going to use to help. If you have the time, list your cards every hour (and only for an hour), so more people see it. If you list cards that are priced normally for three days, nobody will see it because it will be so far back. The reason people see the cards mentioned above is because they start at 150, which is abnormally low, so people bid hoping to get it.
- List your cheap cards for as long as possible and all other cards as often as possible. Use these steps and you will be on your way to being a FIFA master, like me.
When should you sell players?
If you didn't know already, there are windows of time when it's best to buy and sell players. I call this the prime time. This is easy to understand, so don't worry.
- Logically, there won't be as many people on the game when it's late at night. We know that most of the players live in the US or around England (most, not all). This means we want a time when both of those areas are not going to be on the game. If they aren't on, there's less competition and you'll win cards at much lower prices. I live in the Eastern part of the U.S., so I try to buy cards between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. if I'm up. Use the internet to convert that time to your time zone and use this to your advantage.
- For selling cards, it's just the opposite. Most people are on during the day, and the best time to sell would be from about 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The more people that are on, the better chance you have of making a sale. Although I make many sales overnight, I tend to make the most during daytime hours.
- More people play during the weekend than during the week. So if you'll be gone for the weekend, put your players up for three days while you're gone. You're sure to sell something!
More Tips and Tricks
- Remember that EA takes a 5% tax on everything you sell via the market. If you buy a player for 100,000 and sell him for 105,000 you actually just broke even. When investing, try to focus on players for less than 50,000 coins. If you want to do the high prices ones, you should look for some that have large ranges (i.e. sell from 80,000 to 120,000).
- If the player takes longer than a day or two to sell, don't just give up and lower the price! Keep it the same, as long as the value of said player hasn't dropped and your asking price is reasonable, you will sell him. Just be patient.
- Pay attention to real life soccer, if the MLS All-Star game is coming up, then the MLS players prices will rocket up, buy them. Make sure you know what's happening in real life, that does dictate many of the prices.
- A great time for you to buy some new cards is during the start of a new tournament. For example, if a tournament starts that is for silver players, then the price of all silvers will slightly go up, and everything else will drop.
- Pay attention to the time when you sell. Always sell during the day when more people are active, and buy late at night, because there will be less competition. Maybe you can score big with the 59th minute method!
- Make sure you don't buy any packs like I mentioned above!
- When buying solely to invest, only buy in the top formations. 4-4-2 and 4-1-2-1-2. 4-3-3 and 3-5-2 are good as well, if you haven't tried any of these I highly recommend it.
- It is a bit late now, but when the TOTY players come out (the really good blue cards) then the price of Everyone drops, because we are all buying a few packs here and there trying to score big time. However, this then floods the market with players nobody wants, and it crashes. This will happen with every FIFA game, and every time there is a good inform team, the prices will drop a bit.
- Never give up! Read this guide, memorize these methods!
- If you've read this far, you deserve a secret. Leave me an email (it's on my homepage) and I will personally give you my best tip for money making. It's free, no strings attached, but it's too valuable to just list on here. It has made me OVER 200,000 coins within one weekend. If you want to know, ask, and I'll be glad to tell you. Just keep it on the down low.
Ask below! I will always answer. Let me know what methods you have, or who you sell! I am always looking for new methods.