Tips & Tricks Presented Kioxia: 5 Things to Know Before Playing FIFA 22

These FIFA 22 tips are all about fast-tracking your way to big bucks in Ultimate Team. Yet there’s much more to FIFA 22 than collecting coins in gaming’s most popular mode – such as creating your own club to rise up the divisions in career or scoring goals. These are the five essential things to know before you play.

Skip the ‘Welcome to FIFA’ story

FIFA 22 kicks off with a self-contained story in which your created player crosses paths with David Beckham and Eric Cantona, partakes in a kickabout on the streets of Paris, and plays at the Parc Des Princes alongside Kylian Mbappe and Thierry Henry. It’s harmless, although most will want to skip through in order to get started with FUT or career mode. Pause it during one of those cut-scenes and the story appears unskippable: you just aren’t given the option. But you can still skip it. The kickabout in the streets, and on PSG turf, can be paused like any regular FIFA 22 drill – and at this point, you’re given the usual options, including quitting out to the main menu.

Create-a-club is awesome

Career mode now offers the option to create your own club, and add them to any league in the game – replacing an existing team. And it’s great! You choose your name, rival, crests, and home and away kits. The latter alone is a brilliant time sink, with 80 designs to pick from, made by authentic manufacturers: Nike, Adidas, Umbro, Puma, Hummel, and New Balance.

The key part to get right during the initial set-up is the ‘Your Squad’ tab. Experiment with the top two ‘overall rating’ and ‘squad age’ sliders until you’re happy with the line-up of regen players on the right – and note that you can flick the right stick to see a list of player ages.

Bronze Pack Method is gone

Bronze Pack Method, AKA ‘BPM’, has been hampered by EA’s controversial decision to remove standard 400-coin bronze packs from Ultimate Team. Instead, you can only buy 750-coin premium packs. It makes working the market harder, but it can still be effective – you just need patience.

After buying a pack, check the ‘Compare Price’ option for each individual player. Any currently selling for ‘discard’ price – 200 coins – should be stashed in your club for now. But those whose value is higher than 200 can go straight on the market, at a price comparable to other identical cards. Aim to make 1000 coins in sales per pack, and eventually, big profits are assured.

Discard 75-81 rated gold cards

While discard-price silver and bronze cards should be held onto until required for Squad Building Challenges (SBCs), 75-81 rated golds can be dumped on the transfer market immediately. They won’t bring in mega-money – but you’re going to receive so many gold cards throughout this season, via rewards for Squad Battles and Division Rivals, that there’s just no point holding onto them. Apply a different rule to items rated 82 or above. These will go for premium amounts once Icon SBCs land – and so you’re better off storing them for now, in order to rake in maximum coinage later.

Go the LaLiga route

One final Ultimate Team tip concerns the make-up of your team. Chemistry is imperative, and the easiest way to max it out is by assembling a starting line-up comprising players from a single division. The temptation is to go with an all-Premier League squad for this – but millions of other players are doing the same, ramping up the value of cards assigned to that competition. Instead, build competitive squads around the other big leagues, at a fraction of the all-EPL cost. Your LaLiga XI can be winning games online and off, but features mega-cards acquired at bargain prices.

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