FIFA 18 TOTW cards are the most common In Form cards of FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. Let’s learn something more about these cards.
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FIFA 18 TOTW Cards
What is the TOTW?
Since FUT 10, every week EA Sports selects twenty three players of any category based on their good real performances on the previous week and joined them in a single team. That team is called Team of the Week and you can play against them in the ‘TOTW Challenge’. Initially, the TOTW was formed by eighteen players but since October 14 2015, they are picking a starting eleven, seven substitutes and five reserves. However, when the domestic leagues are over, they usualy release squads featuring only 18 players.
To each one of the players of this team, it is assigned a new black card which becomes available in packs for a week, replacing the corresponding regular card. In other words, in the week a player gets his TOTW cards in packs, it is impossible to find his regular card there. Your odds of pulling a TOTW card from a pack are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another week.
If you own the regular card of a TOTW player, your card will keep unchanged. If you want the improved version, you will need to buy the corresponding TOTW version in the market or cross your fingers when opening a pack in that week.
FIFA 18 TOTW cards are also very important for OTW cards owners. Each time a player gets a new TOTW card, his OTW, if exists, also gets upgraded.
When FIFA 18 TOTW Cards will be available?
Each Team of the Week is announced on Wednesday at 3pm (UK time) and the cards are released in packs in the same day three hours later, at 6pm. In FUT 18, 52 Team of the Week squads will be released in packs. We estimate the first TOTW for September 20 and the last one year later. You can see all the TOTW clicking here (not available yet).
Usually, the TOTW players selection is based in the domestic leagues represented in the game. In extraordinary situations, like when these leagues are interrupted, players who have played well for their national teams can also be selected.
By being permanently in packs, the TOTW cards are the ones that make the best connection between real football and the game.
Ratings and Stats
How big are the ratings and stats boosts?
The ratings and attributes of TOTW cards are usually boosted in one or two points. The rating boost is always relative to the most recent TOTW card, or eventually other special cards like MOTM or Hero, no matter if the player moved to another club or if he was upgraded. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in the previous week, they played really well in a different position.
It is possible to a player to have more than one TOTW card, if they have been assigned in different weeks. These cards differ from each other only in the ratings and attributes (eventually in the position too). The more recent is the card, the higher is its rating.
You can have the regular card and the TOTW card of the same player in your club. However, you cannot use them both in your squad at the same time.
Bronze TOTW players will automatically receive an upgrade to 64, the maximum rating at this quality, even if their regular card’s rating is already 64. Silver players will generally receive upgrades between 70-74, depending on their original rating. Gold players will receive upgrades of around +3 or +2 if their original rating is between 75-78, and +1 if their regular rating is higher than 78. Particular rating increases are subjective in some cases and can vary, depending on a player’s performance.
It is possible to a player to get a TOTW card of another quality. The only thing that he needs is to have received a second TOTW card with the maximum rating of his regular card quality. For example: if a player is rated 71 and his TOTW is a 74, the second TOTW card will be gold instead of silver.
FIFA 18 TOTW Cards Prices
What happens to the TOTW cards’ prices?
There are not many TOTW cards being auctioned in the first hours after their release but there are many people interested in them. Basically the person who pulled them can define unrealistic prices and still manage to sell them because whoever wishes to have that card will be forced to pay the stipulated price. After a few hours, new IF owners appear and define more realistic prices, forcing the others to do the same. The price keeps on falling on the following days, more gently than what happens on the first day of course, as a result of there being more similar cards on the market. Between the fifth and sixth day the market finds itself saturated and they hit their minimum price. However, on the seventh day IF cards no longer come from packs and the market notices that. The cards that were previously cheaper will no longer be available except in smaller amounts each time. Players realise that and the cards’ prices go back to increasing.
The TOTW prices tendency after the seventh day is as important as or even more than what could be noticed during the week. It varies according to the importance of the cards. The cheapest ones normally tend to follow devaluation, stabilising near their quick sell value. The ones that keep on being great alternatives for a squad become even rarer and for that they’re more expensive. General rule, prices keep increasing until the end of the game.
Basic information about FIFA 18 TOTW Cards
Colour | Black
How many Cards in FUT 18 | +- 1150
How many times they are released | 52
How often they are released | Once a week
How long they are in packs | One week (when TOTW cards expire, new cards take their place)
When they are released in packs | From September 2017 to September 2018
How big is the boost | Usually one or two points compared to the latest TOTW / special card
Date of the first card in FIFA 18 | September 20, 2017
First Card in FUT History | Released for the first time in FIFA 10
What you need to know about FIFA 18 TOTW Cards
Q: What is the Team of the Week?
A: Team of the Week, commonly abbreviated to TOTW, is a team of IF players released on a weekly basis. Players are chosen based on real life performances throughout various leagues across the world.
Q: Who chooses the players for the Team of the Week?
A: A dedicated team from EA Sports.
Q: How many players are selected for each TOTW? 18 or 23?
A: Each TOTW has 23 players. However, when there are lack of quality players in activity, like during the Summer, Electronic Arts may select only 18 players.
Q: When is the first FIFA 18 TOTW?
A: We estimate the first TOTW for Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Q: When is the final FIFA 18 TOTW?
A: We estimate the final TOTW for Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
Q: What time is Team of the Week released each Wednesday?
A: Each squad is released into FIFA 18 packs at 6pm (UK time).
Q: Are TOTW released even during the Team of the Season?
A: Yes. Team of the Week are released interrupted every Wednesday.
Q: It is possible to have two TOTW available at the same time?
A: No. TOTW never overlaps. As soon as the new one is released the old one is gone.
Q: How long are FIFA 18 TOTW cards available in FIFA packs?
A: These cards are available in packs for exactly one week. After this, they are replaced by their regular cards in packs again, and are still available via the FUT transfer market.
Q: Are certain stats upgraded to reflect a player’s TOTW performance?
A: Yes, if a player made three assists in a single match for example, his passing stats would likely receive a significant upgrade.