We all know the struggle in FIFA Ultimate Team: If you want to compete in the Weekend League, you have to build up a very strong team with the best players in the game. It is crucial to have a lot of coins, because good players are way more expensive than suckers. Of course.
The good thing is: you earn a small amount of coins for every match you play in FIFA Ultimate Team, but we all know that we need a lot of coins not only at the beginning of a FIFA year, but also throughout the whole season. So, we're gonna explain the top 10 ways on how to make Coins in FUT.
1. Early Access/Web App: Play Before Others
EA Play is the key, as is the Web App. You start the year in FUT like everybody else, where no one got many players and coins. There are basically three main points you can already do that early in the year in order to get some FUT coins in your stack.
Trade the best way you can – no worries, we'll explain this in detail later on. Also, you should complete Squad Building Challenges (SBCs) right from the start. SBCs in general are a good way to get players for your team. Third thing is complete Objectives because you'll get coin boosts from them.
Best things to do during Early Access: Play Squad Battles, collect Reward Packs, complete all SBCs and focus on bronze player packs, because they will award you with coins too if you sell the players you get from them. Like we said: don't worry. We'll explain everything in detail here.
2. Play the Game
It may sound obvious and stupid, but this is the major advice on how to get coins in FIFA Ultimate Team without spending real money. Only if you grind and put time into FUT, you are able to make a ton of coins. It's as simple as that.
And like we said: for each and every game, you get coins. You'll progress through the Season Progress and will be getting Coin Boosts, so every minute in FUT counts. At least if you do it the right way. And that is why we are here, to tell you how.
We start with the most important thing in FUT. Trading. There are two main things you can do right from the start: Buy players very quickly (sniping) and sell them for more than you invested. Or buy and hold players that will increase their value over time. So, it's definitely worth it to check out the Ultimate Team Transfer Market in order to see which players you can get for a good price.
There are Players you can buy cheap and sell high, especially right at the FIFA start. Look out for cheap meta players (basically players with high pace). Trading isn't a point you can learn and master overnight. Be patient, and you will find good players and learn how to trade better. The market is always evolving, players will rise and fall in value weekly, daily and even hourly.
Play and Trade During Early Access
With Early Access, you can get your hands on FIFA even before launch. In combination with the Web App, you can stack your coins before release. It might not sound like a big deal, but the market fluctuates hugely during those early days, and players with a few coins can turn them into a lot of coins in a matter of one or two weeks.
Snipe Players on Transfer Market
If you want to get players cheap and sell them for a higher price, stick to sniping. It's the best way to make a lot of profit and coins fast. You should set the filters on the Transfer Market on the lowest price for the player you want. Almost so low, that there aren't many players left. Then you search for them as "long as you can" and buy them quickly. After that, you can sell them for a higher price.
Simple example: Let's say Antonio Rüdiger is worth 11k coins in FUT. You will find him for approx. 8k. If you're lucky and fast enough, you can buy him for 8k and sell him immediately afterwards. And you got 3k coins more than before. Repeat this method for hours and days and get a ton of coins through sniping. The more coins you got, the more expensive the players you can snipe can be – and the higher your income of trading will get.
Invest in Dynamic Cards
In FIFA, there are Dynamic Cards like the OTW stars. You can buy them, hope for them to increase their stats and values, and sell them at a higher price. Of course, this is a speculation business, so you should really search for players and Dynamic cards that could get better.
Buy SBC Fodder
This method works with players rated from 85 to 90. Invest in cheaper non-meta players and hold them in order to use them for Squad Building Challenges (SBCs). We all know that there will be SBCs which acquire a lot of teams and players and if you got the needed players in advance, you can then sell them for a higher price – or use them to complete the SBC.
4. Complete SBCs
Squad Building Challenges (SBCs) are very useful to get strong cards and players. You can get a nice player for your team and then sell the player that will be replaced. Always look out for tradable and untradable SBCs.
Whether you plan to complete these yourself or not, it's necessary for you to pay attention to the completion requirements, as this can affect the value of players on the transfer market, including even low-value players like Bronzes and Silvers. It can be worth holding on to rare cards and then flip them at the right moment.
5. Play Division Rivals, Squad Battles and Weekend League
It's another quite obvious thing to do, but really focus on Division Rivals and Squad Battles and spend time in these modes. Play plenty of these games every week, and you will get rewards depending on which tier you got in. The higher you rank, the better rewards you will get, so as we said: play the game.
You can choose between Coins and Packs, or a mixture of the two. Avoid untradeable packs if you want to sell your players again. You still can use them for SBCs, of course.
The best rewards are waiting for you in the Weekend League. So, if you got some meta players and are confident to start the qualification, always try to get into the Weekend League. Even if you're not that good in FIFA, you should make the qualification over time and sooner or later great rewards await you there.
6. Sell unneeded FUT-Items
You want to get rid of players you don't need, we already made this clear. If you're lucky and get a high rated meta player that you don't need, that means jackpot, as you can get lots of coins for them. Pay attention to their value and sell them for the best price. Usually, prices are the highest on Thursday evenings until Friday mornings.
But also remember your consumables. Just sell the stuff you don't need and flog off managers, and chemistries you won't use anyway. And also sell kits and stadium items. You won't get rich with these, but there is also no point in holding on to them.
7. Use Coin Boosts
Like we explained, Coin Boosts are unlockable through completing objectives and earning XP towards seasonal objectives. The boosts give you additional coins on top of your match earnings. They last between five and fifteen games and can give up to 1,000 extra
coins per match.
The best thing is they’re stackable, so get a few together at once, jump onto the pitch, and you’ll have lots of coins to spend before you know it.
8. Use the BPM: Bronze Pack Method
The Bronze Pack Method (BPM) is an easy way for anybody to start into FIFA Ultimate Team. It's as simple as it sounds: open bronze packs and make profit from the items that you get.
A Bronze Pack costs you 750 coins, and you will get 12 items. You only need to sell four or five of them to make a profit. In the beginning, you might even pull something that you can use for SBCs – or others will use, so you can sell them at surprisingly high prices.
9. Play FUT Draft
FUT Draft is quite the underrated way to make coins. Choose your formation and the players you want to use for the next four matches. If you manage to win those games, you will get very good rewards.
Wait until you are good in the current FIFA, and until more Icons and special cards like Rulebreakers are available. Then you can get nice rewards from FUT Draft.
10. Buy FIFA Points
The last tip is the most stupid one. No, there is nothing wrong in buying 4600 FIFA Points to boost your Ultimate Team in the beginning of the season. But after the FIFA cycle is over, you will need a new team anyway, so... please don't spend too much on FUT.
You can buy FUT Points with real money and get packs with them. Logically, FIFA Points are maybe the best way to get coins fast, but like... you're probably not here to hear: hey, spend more money in FUT and you will have more coins. So, do this if you want to make coins really fast, but also... EA is making enough money. Don't give them more than they deserve.
There you go, these are our tips on how to make coins in Ultimate Team. Enjoy the grind, and hopefully you get some nice players out of packs this year.