FIFA 18 Ultimate Team: How to Make 80K a Day With 10 Minutes Work
There are a lot of FIFA Ultimate Team '18 money-making guides out there which will tell you the same thing over and over again: "buy low, sell high," "invest," "price-fix." Most will give you these general guidelines, but none of them have in-depth tutorials of what to actually do!
Making profit on FUT '18 is not about making hundreds of thousands of coins on one lucky trade. Instead, aim to make little profits which add up in the long term. You can spend weeks trying to find an In-Form Van Persie for 20K and chances are that only one or two will be auctioned for that price and you'll probably miss them. Or, you can spend five minutes an hour making tens of thousands of coins a little at a time.
This year and last, the introduction of price caps has hindered many players ability to make money. I do not believe this is the case. The caps can be used to our advantage.
I'm sure you've heard of this one before, but probably not in detail. Here's the method:
- Choose a player who is popular and in demand. For this example, I chose Marchisio as he is a high-rated center midfielder in a popular league, with a popular club, from a popular country.
- Find out what price he goes for on average. The way I do this is to find his lowest Buy Now price on the market and round up. Use your best judgement, but if you don't feel confident, just add 200 coins to his price. In this case, Marchisio's average price is 5200.
- Once you have found their average Buy Now price, subtract 5% away to account for EA's tax. For Marchisio, 5200 x 95% = 4940.
- On average I try to make at least 250 coins of profit per player. Since Marchisio is a relatively expensive player I realised that bidding 4500 on him and selling for 5200 (4940 after tax) would give me a profit of 440 coins! Now, this may not seem like much, but let's say that I bid on 60 Marchisio cards, I'm going to get outbid on about 75% of them, that's a fact. So I'll end up with, say, 15 cards, which when multiplied by 440 is 6600 coins! And that took me, at most, 10 minutes of work.
- Once an hour, repeat this process of bidding and listing all the cards you've won. If you do it for just four hours, you can make over 20,000 per day in profits.
- Mass bidding works with almost any Gold player worth more than 2,000. With experience, you can start trying with rare Silver players, who are in lower supply and, in some cases, higher demand. However, people don't usually bid on Silver players, leaving the market fairly open.
- Be smart and patient. If you're trying to make 1,000 profit on someone worth 3,000, you'll fail. Even making only 250 coins on a player can add up in the long term. 10,000 per day is 3.6 million in a year, all before playing a single match.
- Don't give up after two days because you're not efficient. Efficiency will come with time, and after a couple of weeks you'll realise how much money you've actually made!
- You don't have to do this with just players! I also use this method with Silver fitness squads. I bid 1000 on each of them (800 after TOTW) and sell them for 1400, giving me a profit of 330 each! If they all sell (which is rare), a full trade pile of these every hour is an easy 16,500. Normally I get closer to about 12,000 an hour.
59th Minute Method
This is my least-preferred method, but a lot of people like it. Basically, this is a way to score players who have been undervalued on the auction market. Sometimes, out of ignorance or error, people put a player up for auction for less than he's worth. The aim of this method is to scoop up these players before anyone else. I should also note that you're probably never going to find a Messi for 200 coins, but you may find players selling for 3,000 or 4,000 under what they're worth.
By default, a player will be up for auction for one hour, and if you search through the players available for Buy Now with 59 minutes left to sell. Generally, getting to the 59th minute on the auction interface is a very lengthy process, but there are two ways to combat this:
- Choose a team. When I tried this method, I was unfamiliar with most of the market but since I had made a Chelsea team before, I was pretty knowledgeable about the prices. Also, it's pretty easy to write down the prices of 20 players, which is what I did. Then I searched for Club: Chelsea and Max Buy Now Price: 1,000,000, so that all the Chelsea players would show up. Then I pressed Next Page for about five minutes until I ended up at the players in their 59th minute. Every time I refreshed the page there was a new bargain, and after about two hours I had made a steady 40,000 on about 70 players. I probably averaged about 500 coins per player, but they definitely added up.
- Cheat Engine. If you're familiar with Cheat Engine, then you may know that you can use it to get to the 59th minute in almost no time. It allows you to see the whole market, rather than just one team. Take a look at the video below to see how to use Cheat Engine.
What I personally found best was to use the Barclay's Premier League as a search term and use Cheat Engine to get to the 59th minute. I would advise you that you combine both methods. Try using other leagues with less competition for players for more sales.
Fun and Easy Ways to Make Coins
Apart from trading, there are a few other ways to make money.
- Playing Matches. This method is not only fun, but in the last two FIFA games, they have included the Seasons feature in Ultimate Team. This adds a whole new level to money-making as it combines the fun of playing with a good way to make a few extra coins on the side. Playing three or four seasons on the weekend can add up to roughly 30,000 coins if you do well.
- Buying Coins. This method is often frowned upon, by members of the FIFA community and EA themselves. The fact is though, most coin-selling sites have brilliant rates —$10 for 100,000 is brilliant. Spending $10 on FIFA Points and buying packs can get you around 25,000, maybe more if you're lucky.
A Few More Tips
- Take note of current events. If a player is doing well, his price may rise. The best example of this was Gareth Bale. He was 14,000 before his run of good form and ended up at 80,000 at the end of FIFA 13. There is also a price drop right after TOTW is released, because more and more people are buying packs. Finally, there is usually a market crash after Christmas due to the increased number of people playing.
- List a player on three list cycles before lowering his price. This creates the best chance of them selling. If selling a large number of one item (such as 50 Silver Squad Fitness cards), list them all for one hour. If you are listing one or two expensive players, like Iniesta, I would list him for 5,000 above the lowest Buy Now Price for six to twenty-four hours, depending on how much time you have. Players like Iniesta, or any expensive (60,000+) player, can fluctuate by thousands of coins throughout the day, so there's a chance that your card could become relatively cheap and sell.
59th Minute Method
Only 10 minutes every hour
Constant, very time consuming
Constant, very time consuming
12K an hour
Up to 40K an hour, may take luck
About 6K an hour
Lots of options and always reliable
May be unreliable, depends on market
Fun but very slow money
Frowned upon and costs real money
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