FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Strategy guide and tips with what's new, and how to play. FUT

Intro

This guide is going to talk about FIFA 13's ultimate team, with new features, how to play, the card packs, the auction house, and what you should do to better yourself on the game. Also please feel free to comment below at the bottom, and I will comment back. Thanks

Before I get started first let me say I am on the Xbox live network if you need help under MKS JohnR, space between the two.

Also I am on Twitter where you can find out my latest guides as I release them for various games including but not limited to FIFA 13, NHL13, NBA 2k13, Madden 13, Black Ops 2, Halo 4, and many other games that I feel the need to help you guys out with.

You can find me on Twitter at - Twitter.com/johnrr631992 or @johnrr631992 .. Also I do take requests for any guides, or strategies, and will make a guide that can specifically help you, so feel free to comment below.


What is Ultimate Team.

So with FIFA 13, I have noticed that there are MANY types of game modes, and skill games to choose from. But this guide will talk about the Ultimate Team. Ultimate Team is one of the MOST popular game modes on FIFA 13, Madden 13, and the NHL game franchises. This game modes essentially wants you to build the best team possible from nothing. Your goal should be that you are trying to in turn have a 99 ranked team full of the best players in the game. This will allow you to have the ultimate team in the game. This is a little different then traditional play because you are building a team with players you want from various teams, and build your team to your liking. This will allow you to change the rosters, players, and make the team to the best of your ability.

With that being said, the way you obtain players is of 3 ways. 1 is you can buy packs. While this is the most popular method after you begin building a half decent team, sometimes it is better if you buy the players, instead of trying to get specific positions filled by buying card packs.

The next method is the auction house. This method will allow you to buy specific players, OR a specific position. i will not go in depth to much about this because I am going to dedicate an entire guide to using the auction house.

The third method is trading. This method will allow you to take one of your players and trade it with another player for another card. This method has not been popular in the past, BUT I have seen a lot more trading in Madden 13, so who knows, this may become fairly popular in this game.

When you are playing ultimate team, you will compete in a single player season, an online season, online tournament to play games, earn experience, coins, to buy better players. This is crucial to be able to make money to continue buying new cards..

My first FIFA Fail video haha

New FEATURES

Team of the Week challenge. The team of the week is the first new feature, which is a game that you can play against a team, that based on real life has increased stats. Each week, FIFA 13 will choose a team, give them increased stats, and make them a challenge in order to award the player some bonus coins, and to complete that challenge. This is a great way to earn a good amount of coins, just keep in mind that they will slightly more difficult than that same team in season play or tournament play.

Something else that is new is the full addition of career mode added into the ultimate team. This will allow many more games to be played, and players to better them self by getting more coins, and also giving an option to playing against other players.

Card Packs

In Fifa 13 one of the best way that you will build your team is through the use of buying card packs.. So let me go over what these packs are, and the difference between them.

Bronze packs - For bronze packs this is obviously where you are going to go in the beginning. You will buy these packs to better yourself, build better chemistry, and to get those specialty cards. You will get 12 cards with a basic bronze pack.

Premium bronze- In this pack you will get a higher quality of bronze players for an extra 350 coins.. In that pack you will get 12 cards, with 3 of them being rare, as opposed to the basic bronze where only 1 card was a rare card.

Silver pack.- For 2,500 coins you can buy a silver pack. This is a good way to maintain or start building a better squad. With this pack you will get 12 cards 1 of them being rare.

Premium Silver Pack.- for 3,750 you can buy this pack. You will get 12 cards, with 3 of them being rare. To be honest IF you are going to buy a silver pack then I suggest going after this one mainly for the 3 rares instead of 1. I know it is more coins, but personally I think that this would be a much better deal overall.

GOLD pack. - This is the BEST place for you to go. i think this is the necessary step to go if you are trying to actually build a legitimate team. If you are going to be going for number 1 then this is where you start. For 5,000 coins, or 100 FIFA points, you can buy the gold pack. This will come with 12 cards, 1 of them being rare.

Premium Gold Pack.- This is obviously where I am going to suggest that you spend your money, BUT if you cannot afford this pack and don't want to save up I would go for the basic gold pack. BUT for 7,500 coins or 150 FIFA points you can buy this pack which includes 12 cards plus 3 rares. When you buy this, you are taking a step further to produce that number 1 team, and to move yourself further into the game towards number 1.

As said above I prefer you go after the gold packs as your goal in ultimate team is to get the best team possible, and that will not happen buying silver, and bronze packs. While you will probably have to buy some bronze, and silver packs in the beginning I suggest that eventually you strive each time for a premium gold pack. This will give you 3 rares, and a much better chance of Making money back on the auction house, and overall have the number 1 spot.

Making Coins.

So obviously to build your ultimate team you are going to need coins, and lots of them in order to build a team to get into that number 1 spot. With that being said, there are a few ways for you to make those precious coins. While unlike Madden 13, there are a MUCH LARGER group of players, AND the prices run a little differently. So with that being said here are some methods.

First off is auctions. While I will write a specific guide for dealing with the auction house, you should note that this is a great place to make money. You can sell any card you receive on the auction house, and depending on the role, player, and level they will sell for different amounts of coins. In that, when you are looking to make coins, selling unused players is a crucial way for you to get added coins into your bank. The coins do add up, and you will be able to make a decent amount of money ONCE you start really buying packs of cards, and getting into the game.

The next method is playing games. Obviously this is the best way, to play the season, and online season in order to get a certain amount of coins each game. There are a lot of factors that play into the coins you get, but this is the number 1 method to get coins besides the auction house.

The tasks. Right now there is only one set of managers tasks out there, but I assume other will be added. This is a cool feature where after you complete 12 basic tasks you will get a free gold pack. That will be a free 5000 coin value.. With that you will be able to either auction the cards, or trade them, or add them to your team. Either way the tasks are a great way to make money as this will give you special requirements to better your skill, and will overall give you a completion bonus LIKE getting that gold pack.

Team of the week. This is also a great way for you to earn coins. These games that come each week will be a little tougher, BUT overall will give you a good bonus if you can pull out a win, and will help you have that edge by giving you that section of bonus coins.

Tournaments. Tournaments are a GREAT way for you to earn coins. There are two options, Online and solo tournaments. the solo tournaments are good for coins, and to build your skills. The online tournaments will give more coins, and a pack of cards, but are a little tougher. Either way this is a great way for you to earn coins on FIFA 13.

So for now those are the best ways for you to gain coins on FIFA 13.. There will be more added eventually along with guides for auction house, and a trading guide tips..

Summary

So overall, FIFA 13's Ultimate Team is a LOT of fun. I am still in the process of building my team, so once again feel free to ask questions below, and I can let you know what stage I am at, what I am fixing, or doing within the FUT.

ALSO I will have A LOT of FIFA guides coming out hopefully sooner than later, before the game officially gets released, so that will greatly help you. The BEST way for you to know when the guides are coming out is to check out or follow my Twitter.com/Johnrr631992.. or @johnrr631992 . That is the best way, but you can also check back, and scroll to the top, click my profile, and all my guides are there.

Thanks for reading.

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Comments 55 comments

Abaza 4 years ago

How to trade ??


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Will have a guide up on that soon... BUT have an auction guide out.. Anyway, to trade, find the player, and click trade, then it should give you criteria that you want to accept for that card.


dave 4 years ago

bought the fifa 13 for my son today but it won't let him input the code. any ideas


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Make sure your not adding spaces, dashes, or trying to uppercase letters.. if it still will not work, contact EA Sports, and they will issue you a new code, just try to have your receipt on hand. They should not give you much of a problem.


Andrew 4 years ago

Hey man I was wondering how to get more skill award coins in fifa after I play a match I only get like 100 every game so how can I get more I always see other people getting like 600 skill award coins. PLEASE HELP!


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I will say that I WILL be making a guide about your question tomorrow or the next day, but basically there are a number of factors that play in.. First off the difficulty of the game, how many goals, whether you win or lose, passing, how many goals the other team scored are all factors that play into the coins you get...


Andrew 4 years ago

I know john but I am confused because I played a bronze tournament on fifa 13 and beat a guy 11-0 with lots of possession and passing and I still got 146 coins or something close to that.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

In that case, you might have had a bad record, or a new record, and his record might have been like.. 11-0 for instance, and then him beating you will have less of an effect than if he was 0-11.... There are many factors that come into play in getting coins, and I did finish my guide on making coins per game, http://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/FIFA-13-Ultimate...


Andrew 4 years ago

actually i found out the way you make more coins is by not quitting so you get your dnf modifier up so you can get more coins at the end of a match, thanks :)


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Well, that's a given.. You don't ever want to quit a game, its better to lose then to quit, or you will get penalized.


Andrew 4 years ago

Yes but it is idiotic when you get your dnf modifier up and you lose connection to the EA servers :(


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yah, I haven't done much online play, I decided to wait 1 week after full release so that the connections are set..


mark 4 years ago

this blows, buying packs is the quickest way to lose coins not make them!


Mr 4 years ago

agreed the best way to make coins is by checking the auction room for players going for less and selling at a higher fee also try 59th minute trick, you could spend all day saving up 7500 coins buy a gold pack and get nothing in fact 999/1000 that's what will happen


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I mean, it all depends on the luck of the cards i guess.. I was fairly disappointed with cards that I received so far as well. But I did get a pretty good suarez card which I know will fetch a decent amount of money.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@ MR.. yah i would agree with that, also because from what I have seen even in madden the auction house has changed an awful lot this year..


Andrew 4 years ago

OMG second time lost connection to EA servers and back to .50 when I had a .96 FUUUU EA fix ur f'ing servers


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Ya i still have yet to try the servers knowing how bad EA screws this up with each game release.


Lee31893 4 years ago

how much is the auction fee?


nick 4 years ago

im making a barclays ultimate team and need a barclays striker who should i get around the 3-5k mark i was thinking defoe or bent etc.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Don't know to much about prices but I would suggest going with Joe Hart..


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warchild75 4 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

Hi John, Good hub, you seem to have stolen my title as Fifa ultimate team GOD!! Ive been out a while but great to be back and writing about ultimate team again!! Good luck with your hubs!


Josh Weeden 4 years ago

hi, i was actually searching for if ou get the black cards in bronze, silver and gold?

Can you help me please.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Warchild, I have been told by a few people on Twitter that I should try to recreate your FIFA 11 or 12 hubs for making coins and reference ways to do that on 13, none the less, I am new to FIFA 13, and will not be pumping out a lot of FIFA guides until 14, as of now I am just trying to help as best as I can.. None the less, thank you for commenting, and I do appreciate your hubs on FIFA as they have helped me out a bit.


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warchild75 4 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

Im holding fire until 14 as well, Between us we should pretty much have that niche sown up!! lol Im doing a few this year but haven't had as much time to play the game. Glad my hubs have helped


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yah, im fairly new to the game, so I am trying to keep the guides to a minimum until I can really help people, so I assume that will be next year, But yes we will definitely have that niche sown up..


Pete 4 years ago

How many times I have to beat the TOTW so to get any coins. Do I have to complete from beginer level to the ulimate difficulty level?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I don't think you have to compete from beginner to ultimate, but I would try that solely based on what you're doing now is not working. Never the less, it should work either way, and it does not make sense you are getting no coins.


Darkblock68 4 years ago

i have 2 players that are in totw, when does totw change ? and should i sell them now before the totw changes ?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Umm, I mean it may be beneficial to sell the players before the end or change, but in the end its your choice. But I would..


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warchild75 4 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

@john Just done a couple more Fifa Ultimate team hubs if you were interested in taking a look, I like to get other hubbers opinions!


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I did look into the guides, and I commented on one of them. i did enjoy the read, and thought it had many ideas I would not have thought of.


cristiano 4 years ago

hi john !!! well my question is how can i get more fifa credits to buy items in the catalogue easfc ?? thanks


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Umm, well you get credits for everything it seems.. I mean if you play a game you get credits, participating in online game, and sometimes even logging onto the EA Servers.. It really isn't that difficult to get coins on the game..


Nicolaj 4 years ago

how do you get your dnf modifer up? just by playing games?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yes just by playing games, and finishing them. Your dnf is made up of games you backed out of, so don't leave games under any circumstance.


dazaaa 4 years ago

hi, is it possible to play multiplayer on ultimate team online ? i have seen youube videos of people doing it but can't find out how. help me out, thankyou!


guest 4 years ago

to play multiplayer on ultimate team your friends have to be with you on the same system


Nigel 4 years ago

Hi,

I've just bought season ticket and downloaded it. Went onto the first gold promo pack and it said "we are sorry there is an error connecting to FIFA 13 ultimate team" - any ideas? Thank you


asdfgjkl; 4 years ago

its because EA servers went down try it again and it should work


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Nigel, If you JUST bought the season ticket it may have taken a couple days for it to work, and the best thing is to restart the console, and re log in to the servers.. If that does not work contact EA Sports, and ask them, but it should work..


Toni 3 years ago

My Son has Fifa 13 and in on x box live over the past couple of days he has bid for players and then within a minute or so of the bid being successful the player is being removed and my son has lost all his fifa coins - any ideas what's happening here - would be grateful for your comments or where to look to find the answer


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

That is VERY interesting.. I know wen you bid on a player, you have to have the coins, and it takes those coins from you... Usually after an auction finishes you receive the coins back if you didn't win.. Try to see if there is a section that includes "Ended Auctions" or "Sold cards" and see if there is an option to get cards back.. I know usually it takes 2 hours for the coins to automatically be given back to you. BUT if they are still not there and cannot figure it out.. Try going to the EA Sports support section of their website, and see if there is a phone number to call.


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Well, buying coins in any game makes it easier lol, but for most who don't have, or won't spend the money that's why I write the guides haha.


MOITRAs 3 years ago

I wouldn't waste money on packs.... I always trade and now I have a stacked team with David villa, David silva, fabergas, piqué, puyol, Torres


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Well, it is whatever works best for each player in the end.


Tinchy111 3 years ago

hi,

i keep on having the same problem when play the TOTW where i get through a few minutes and then it disconnects me from the EA servers, i don't have this problem when i play online on other game modes, help?


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I would contact EA Sports because it is obviously a server issue.. I have had this happen on EA games in general, but it shouldn't be happening at this point.


Tinchy111 3 years ago

okay thanks very much, btw add me on psn: Tinchy111


bazingunited 3 years ago

I was in the middle of match and my xbox turned off when i got on the FUT web app on the internet it said because of it i would be reduced coins on futher matches i wasn't reduced anything but they never give me any coins at all on TOTW but i don't understand why?


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Tinchy.. Sadly im not on PSN...

@bazing.. yah, that doesn't make sense you should receive coins on TOTW.. but xbox shutting off may fall under dashboarding and may not record hence the no point loss per game.


Tinchy111 3 years ago

im really annoyed wth this, please help? i have bpought a season win in the catalogue and it hasn't activated but the FFC has been spent, is there a way to activate it or what?


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Well, it should have been applied.. Especially if it has been spent.. and is showing it was used.. Then somewhere it should show that you used, and it was activated. I am fairly certain there are no extra buttons that need to be pressed, once bought it should automatically be applied to the current season you are on.


Tinchy111 3 years ago

do you mean the online season?


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Well yes.. It should have bee applied to an online season.. Unless it specified something otherwise that is normally what it would be applied to..

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