Market Crash in Ultimate Team: Why Are All Players Cheap?

Market Crash in Ultimate Team: Why Are All Players Cheap?

Did you notice how incredibly cheap all FIFA Ultimate Team cards are? The transfer market is broken. But what's behind all that? And which players are cheapest?
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First of all – I don't want to complain here. To get all my favorite players for such a low price... Could definitely be worse! But the situation right now is really unlikely. The FIFA 22 release was only a few weeks ago, but all the players are cheap af. This has never happened before!

Erling Braut Haaland for 25k, Joe Gomez for 17k, Maxence Lacroix for 22k... Even higher rated cards like the ones of Hakim Ziyech or Gabriel Jesus don't cost so much as 2k! But enough with looking at prices, let's see why this happened and whether it might change soon.

Market Crash in Ultimate Team: Why Are All Players That Cheap?

There are several reasons for this development. On one hand, it is of course due to the insanely high Weekend League Rewards. Due to the new Weekend League changes, you only need 8 wins for Elite 3. Others are complaining, I am snacking my sweet rewards.

But if everyone's getting such insane rewards, nobody has to buy the players on the transfer market. That's why the prices are s(t)inking. In the end, every average FIFA player has an OP team just a few weeks into the game. No one cares about starter teams anymore... unless you do?

Fun fact without any fun – if you lose all of your 20 games in the weekend league, you still get rewards, which are similar to last year's Gold 3. Finally, I am getting blessed by the FIFA gods too!


To clarify, Premier League players and highly rated cards are usually priceless in October! Another point: Pack luck. Have you also noticed that the packing gap has been screwed up? That's really nice from EA, but that also results in a broken market. But if I'm being honest, I like that. Thank you, EA. I don't know why people are complaining.

Since nearly every second player is spending real money for FIFA points, it's more likely, that more meta players are landing on the transfer market. That could also make the prices decrease.

Therefore, there are several reasons why even the best players in FIFA 22 are relatively cheap and noticeably stronger teams will be facing us in the next Weekend League. Mainly, however, it is due to the FUT Champions Rewards, which are just a little too good...

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