FIFA 23 STARTING GUIDE
Follow our guide to know how to start FUT 23 the best way possible.
For those who have played previous versions of FIFA Ultimate Team, there’s always that positive feeling that everything will start again. You’ll finally have the chance to start over from scratch, equally with others, knowing that you won’t make the same mistakes again. Everything now has to be perfect for you to be able to reach higher glory, sooner and long-lasting. Read on if you are prepared to rocket ahead of the pack or if you’re going to have another false start.
For those who are playing FUT for the first time, by reading this guide, you are preparing yourself for the problems you may face. After all, Ultimate Team players are not so different from one another. Some are better traders; some control the players better on the field, but everyone has to be a good club manager.
Every club who has wishes to be successful has to create a base of sustainability. You have to do things at the right time. The beginning of FIFA 23 Ultimate Team is the single most important moment of the game.
Here’s our check-list on the ten things to do at the start of FIFA 23 Ultimate Team – the perfect way:
- Prepare Yourself;
- Start as soon as possible;
- Customize Your Club;
- Sell all your cards;
- Collect even more coins;
- Start Trading;
- Buy Managers and Contracts;
- Form your Team;
Before starting the season, you have to prepare yourself. You have to plan it. The first thing to do is try to get to know the game. Has anyone ever won a chess match without knowing the rules? Probably not. FUT 23 is a game like any other, and it has (many) rules. The truth is you don’t need to know all of them, but the more you know, the better your chances are of being even more successful.
If it’s the first time you’re playing FUT, try learning some of the basics on our website, as it is the most extensive information about the game. It will be easier to follow our tips if you already have some knowledge. If you’ve played FUT 22 or a previous version, you will be looking forward to seeing what has changed and what is new.
In the planning stage, it is good to know your expectations. It may seem unnecessary and even too theoretical, but all of us should take a couple of minutes to idealize what we want for our club.
Do we want one or more teams? Is our objective to have the best players, or do we want to try unknown ones? Will we stick with regular players, or will we enhance them to the IF versions? Will we focus on the FUT Champions Finals and Division Elite, or will we play just for fun? Are we going to play with bronze, silver, gold, or all of them? How much time will we play? Will we buy packs? How many coins will we need?
The more questions you can answer, the better your approach to the game. The fulfillment of the tasks listed above will give you an edge in your process that will equal enhanced results.
Start as Soon as Possible
The sooner you start your FIFA 23 Ultimate Team campaign, the higher your chances of success. This is due to the beginning of the game being the most important time. Over time, the market will tend to become more and more stable. You’ll get a good head start knowing what you’re doing. It’s just a question of identifying the opportunities and predicting how the market will develop.
Your profit won’t just reflect in coins. If you do everything earlier, you will have bigger chances of forming a superior team than the competition and potentially winning more games, which means more coins. With more coins, you’ll build a better team and so on.
Starting early is the first step towards success, so how do you do it? Simple, we’ll show you the various alternatives at your disposal.
- Play the Beta
There are so many things to do when the game is launched, and time is so short. If you want to be familiar with the game, follow these tips to improve your chances to be chosen to the FIFA 23 Beta. As you probably already know, the progress will not carry over to the final game, but the experience will.
- FUT 23 Web and Companion Apps
If you are a returning player, it’s impossible to miss an opportunity of starting your season earlier. You have to be there.
- EA Play
If you’re willing to gain a head start on the competition at all costs, you could invest in an EA Play subscription. If you’re a good player, you could achieve the most precious victories of the season.
- Special Edition
Besides several players on loan, the Ultimate Edition comes with 4,600 FIFA Points to boost your season start. The best of all is that you can start claiming these offers right in the FUT 23 early access.
- Buying FIFA Points
If money isn’t a problem, buying FIFA Points is a much simpler way of obtaining coins for your first investments. If there is any right moment to do this, it’s at the beginning of the game. The chances of getting an excellent regular item are the same, but they are more valuable in the first weeks.
- Game Release
If you didn’t follow any of the first five alternatives for a good start, at least try to be active when the game is released. This is the time that more than 60% of gamers start playing. And many of them are newcomers, eager to play but immature enough to drown the market with valuable items at low-cost prices.
Customize Your Club
There are a few steps before you start playing that allow you to customize your team a bit more:
- To choose the nationality of the best player from your starter pack;
- To choose a player on loan;
- To choose the main and the alternative kits;
- To choose the badge of your club.
Sell all your Cards
As soon as you sign in for the first time, you’ll be gifted with some packs, kits, and coin boosts. The first pack, an untradeable Starter Pack, offers you everything your club needs to start: players, stadium, ball, badge, and kits. Your FUT 22 gaming activity is also worth Gold Players Packs.
Once you’ve opened all your packs, this is when the game starts. You were given the minimal conditions to create your club, and you’ll have to know how to manage it with what you have. This is where most players make their first mistakes, sometimes deadly. They start playing, and they can’t progress after seven games because the game rewards are insufficient to buy contracts.
To avoid this, we advise the players to remain calm and leave those first games for later. You can start playing after completing all the stages in the checklist.
First, you have to make your club self-sufficient, and that is done with coins. The first great step is transforming all you have at your disposal into coins. As little as it is, we need something to transform it into more later.
You can choose another path, but we suggest this one: sell all the items you received, except obviously the untradeable ones. You can use these to complete the first SBCs. But it doesn’t mean you have to do it at sale prices. Although time is money, you don’t want to stay with your actives for stuck long. Verify if there isn’t any valuable card you could sell for a superior price than expected.
This procedure will also allow you to make the team from scratch. Many gamers eventually build a team around one or two players that they get in a pack. Why should you do that if, by the same amount of coins, you can build a team without limitations?!
Collect even more Coins
The items you’ve sold are already good enough for a good start, but if you can gather some more coins, your growth in the game will be even faster. That’s why it’s essential for you to waste no possibilities.
Start by going to the Seasons window. Especially at this stage, you should take advantage of everything free, like Objective rewards. A few minutes should be enough to make a few coins.
As soon as FUT is live, the first challenges are released. Some of them, especially the advanced ones, can give you a decent profit.
- Trade Coins
If you have FUT 22 coins or another platform, try to find someone interested in trading for FUT 23 coins. It won’t be easy, and you’ll certainly be doing it for a disadvantageous ratio, but at least it’ll be worth some more coins for your first investment.
Now that you’ve already got some coins, it’s time to multiply them. It would be best to start with safe investments but always leave some coins aside if anything goes wrong. Don’t worry about starting slow. You have a whole season ahead of you. The first sales are always harder to make, but as you become richer, you’ll have to reinvest most of what you earned but always leave some coins aside to buy your first cards. But never stop trading: it’s part of the game, so you should do it from the first to the last day.
There were variations in the market in the early days of the game. If this is the time you join the game, it’s convenient that you know them.
First, it’s important to understand that the market is scarce in the first days of the Web App, which coincides with the first days. At this time, it is tough to find good deals because all the gamers have experience from the previous years and because the cash flow in the market is too low. They are all waiting for the FIFA Points release and the first matches. If you’re among the lucky few to receive a top player in a pack, which is highly unlikely, do not sell him. He will be worth several times as much in a few weeks, and you can capitalize on your asset.
All player’s cards start at a much lower price, and the prices spike in just a few days. Until the end of the game, the price gradually lows, with some fluctuation due to special TOTW, TOTY, TOTS, transfer market, game updates, etc. Because of this initial effect of money shortage that it’s crucial to attack the market as soon as possible. If you get rich fast enough to catch the season of low prices still, you’ll have your future in the game guaranteed.
For your first investments, we recommend your first items to cost between 150 and 300 coins that you can sell with a profit of about 50%. The risk is shallow, and you will avoid the Price Ranges restrictions. The consumables are usually excellent targets for this end because you can store as many as you want. Remember that it’s imperative to have coins or items on hold. This can hamper your success.
Buy low, sell higher. That’s the magic formula to becoming rich. First, you need to study the prices carefully. Then, as soon as your staff and consumable cards have given you a profit bigger than 50k coins, you can try widening your trading to players and spend some of those coins on the remaining things on our checklist.
Managers can be the solution to a problem you should manage with extreme caution: contracts. These are the only consumables you are forced to buy to be able to play.
Most of the gold managers contribute with a raised percentage on all contracts: the rare gold with 3% and the non-rare with 1%. The rare silver manager also contributes 2%. You can hire managers so that the sum of your percentages equals 50%. Always choose the cheapest and, for example, check to see if there aren’t three non-rare gold managers cheaper than a rare golden one. The only important thing is hitting that 50% bonus at the lowest possible price.
As we’ve told you, the contract cards have an important strategic role. For example, if a player is injured, you can put him in the reserves until he becomes available instead of applying a healing item. That, however, is not valid when a player is without contracts. The only way of making him play again is using a contract card. This has to be done. Period. That’s why buying contracts as soon as possible makes sense, especially if you plan to play in the Champions Finals.
Build Your Team
Now that the house is clean, you can finally build your dream team. You probably already have an idea of the players you want to play. In FUT 23, it’s not enough to gather a good group of players. You need to have a good mesh between them. In other words, good chemistry. Preferably players with the same nationality or at least play in the same league.
But chemistry is not the only thing you must consider when selecting players. You should also have in mind their characteristics. Every position verifies the attributes you value more in your style of play and certifies that the players have those attributes. Having a team with a good rating will be useless if you won’t be able to take advantage of your player’s skills and if they don’t fit your style of play.
If you want a good team in the shortest time possible, you’ll have to buy with intelligence. Now that you’ve saved up some coins try starting to fill places in your squad with medium players that will serve as substitutes or reserves in the future. Every time your balance allows, buy a first-team player. One by one, you’ll form your team. This way, you’ll have time to analyze the behavior in the market for your next purchase, and you’ll be able to buy good players at lower prices.
The best way to do this is using the ‘Concept Squads‘. First, idealize the team you want to build and set the order of your purchases.
If you’ve followed all the tips we left here, you can relax because your club has everything it needs to succeed. To be sure, it’s convenient to rehearse before challenging powerful adversaries. This is because winning games is an excellent way of winning coins, but losing doesn’t work as well.
You should avoid playing Friendlies in the first days because these matches are not rewarded. Instead, play Squad Battles with a low difficulty level and use your first players, the ones you got in the starter pack and that cannot be sold until their contracts expire. It is a smart way to get familiar with the gameplay without pressure, avoid expenses, and save a few coins from match rewards.
Another good strategy is to use players on loan, especially in your first online matches. You don’t have to spend on contracts, and you will give more quality to your team. What’s the point of saving them for later if it is now that you need to save every coin you can? Their quality will help you win more matches and earn more coins.
Don’t forget to turn on the ‘Trainer’ feature and its power and direction bars, which will teach you to play in-game. Turn it off as soon as you see that you are not learning anything more. You need to practice but don’t play too many matches. It’s just that the match prizes are superior on online mode, and in the beginning, every coin counts.
In Draft, you don’t use consumables. Not even contracts. You don’t even need a squad to play. You only need 15k coins. It may look a lot for who is starting, but if you feel confident that you can win a few rounds and if the market is buying, this is no doubt a good investment. However, if you are at least a decent player, you can’t miss the FUT Champions and the FUT Rivals. They are the game modes that will reward you better.
When we start playing, we all want to keep a nice history. We try to stay invincible for as long as possible, but we forget that sooner or later, the bad results will appear, and the wins-draws-losses registry will become less and less important. This desire to want everything to be perfect initially does not fit with what we want for the team in the long term. Leave these worries aside and focus on the gameplay. Details like chemistry and styles might be left for later.
Whatever you do, never forfeit. Even if you’re being humiliated, keep playing because if you quit, your %DNF will lower from your 1.00 initial to values that will penalize the number of coins you receive as a prize at the end of each game. In that case, you will be ruining the sustainability that you have conquered.