FIFA 17 may well be the best sports game ever made- at the very least, it is the most ambitious sports game ever made. And while all the attention this year has been lavished on the game’s new Story Mode, the Journey (which you can see how to get through in our walkthrough for it here), FIFA 17 also includes the litany of other modes and gameplay improvements that the series has come to be known for with each annual installment.
It can be a bit overwhelming to try and work your way through everything that FIFA 17 has to offer. That’s where this guide comes in. From tips and tricks, to a guide for player formations, to player ratings and FIFA Ultimate Team FUT (Player Chemistry, Packs and Cards, Team Formation), unlimited and infinite FIFA Gold Coins, points, and money, and some Achievements and Trophies, our FIFA 17 Mega Guide covers everything. Let’s get started.
Tips and Tricks:
The core of any sports game is how it recreates the nuance and moment to moment play of the real sport to its digital conversion- and this is something that FIFA games have always excelled at. FIFA 17 provides arguably the most refined take the series has had on recreating football into a video game- and for any player who wishes to do well in the game, knowing the actual mechanics of a football match are necessary and important.
The videos below walk you through some of the most basic maneuvers in FIFA 17, ones that you need to have a handle on if you wish to make any headway into the game. From dribbling, attacking, scoring corners, passes, defending, scoring goals, and more, these videos cover just about everything.
FUT – Ultimate Team Guide:
Ultimate Team is without a doubt the most popular game mode in FIFA. It is also the central focus of this guide. Ultimate Team is likely to be what you will spend most of your time in when you play FIFA 17. It is a mode that allows players to build a team from real world players, and then invest in improving that team after each match. Millions of players worldwide play it every year, so if you want to make any headway in it, it’s best to have a full understanding of what you are getting into.
General Tips And Tricks:
Use the Manager Tasks. You may want to strike out on your own right off the bat, but the Manager Tasks are specifically designed to serve as a highly effective tutorial, taking the player through the basics of setting up your team, using the transfer market, how to use chemistry, and so on. You can do Manager Tasks at your own pace, too, so there is no reason to ignore them.
Utilize the Squad Building Challenges. Coins are hard to come by in Ultimate Team, and since they are the central currency of the mode, having more of them always helps. The Squad Building Challenges let players trade sets of cards – sometimes in small numbers, sometimes a full team – in exchange for rewards. The rewards can be a smaller quantity of higher rated cards, or a whole lot of coins.
Don’t just go for the stars- Messi and Ronaldo may be the most popular players in the world, but the demand for them is so high that their prices are pushed up to obscene degrees. You either need to spend a whole lot of money, or a whole lot of time, to get those players. Stop trying to do that- instead, look for other players who have similar capabilities, and invest in them- it’ll be cheaper, and the net effect will be almost the same.
Remember, the popular players are more expensive, and their prices are always going up wing to demand- in general, look for higher rated players from less popular leagues. So invest in French League players over EPL or La Liga teams, as an example- you’ll get similarly high rated players, but save a lot of money, too.
Pay attention to formations and chemistry. These are essentialto doing well in Ultimate Team.
One of the things that determines how well your team will do is your player and team chemistry, that basically decides how well your players get along with each other, and understand each other- both essential to player performance on the field.
Chemistry is an important attribute. It is applied to players at the start of the game. The effects of Chemistry are governed by a combination of Team Chemistry and Individual Player Chemistry:
A player in the starting XI: 25% from Team Chemistry & 75% from Individual Player Chemistry.
A player who comes on as a substitute: 25% from Team Chemistry & 75% from Static Individual Player Chemistry of 5.
What does this mean in simple terms? It means that a player in the starting squad of eleven benefits from his (or her) own individual chemistry with other players, as well as the team’s overall chemistry, but a substitute player, while benefitting from the overall team chemistry, does not benefit from individual chemistry with other players as much- as you can see above, his (or her) individual chemistry is always set to 5.
The effects of Chemistry on players’ attributes are calculated with the following formula:
If the solution to this is greater than 50, the attributes increase
If the solution to this is less than 50, the attributes decrease
If the solution to this is exactly 50, the attributes remain the same
Once the game itself starts, your Team Management has no effect on Chemistry- this includes formation and position changes, as well as substitutions (since all effects are calculated and applied at the beginning of the game).
Packs and Cards
The metagame for Ultimate Team is entirely centered around cards- players are represented as cards, as is gear and boosts for them. You will be buying and using a lot of packs and cards in this mode, and unless you understand what you are doing, you’re not going to get too far. Thankfully, the video below explains just what the deal with the cards and the packs is.
Ultimate Team Formation Guide:
The most popular mode in FIFA, year in and year out, is Ultimate Team- the mode allows players to build a team from real world players, and then invest in improving that team after each match. Ultimate Team has a whole different metagame of its own- but the most important things to consider while considering your team’s effectiveness in Ultimate Team, as in other game modes, is your team’s formation. Your formation determines where your players will be on the field, and can basically enhance or impede your play style- depending on how you like to play, choosing the correct formation is essential.
FIFA 17 provides a staggering array of formations that you can use- finding one that works for you can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Happily, these two videos below will walk you through some of the best team formations you can go with- in Ultimate Team, as well as in other game modes.
Unlimited FIFA Gold Coins, Money And Points:
Your currency for FIFA‘s Ultimate Team is coins- the more you have, the more you can invest in packs, the better players you can get, the better gear and equipment you can get for those players, and the better your team gets. So naturally, anything that can let you score more coins, points, or money – without having to spend actual real world money (which you can also do) – is appreciated.
These videos below have some tips on how to do just that. They’re perfectly legal tips too, so you’re not going to be running the risk of getting banned either.
FIFA 17 Player Ratings:
EA Sports have a very rigorous and extensive methodology with which they rate and rank players for their games, year in and year out. And the cream of the crop of these players, in all categories, are listed below.
David De Gea
Marc-André ter Stegen
Free Kick Takers:
Ada Stolsmo Hegerberg
Achievements and Trophy Guide:
Telepathic Assist a goal using a threaded through pass
Slotted Score a goal using a low shot
The Architect Perform 3 successful threaded through ball passes with the same player in the attacking third
Can’t believe you fell for that Score a Penalty Kick after stuttering
100% Win a penalty shoot-out without missing
Offence starts with the keeper Score a goal from a counter attack that started with a goalkeeper driven throw
Pure class Score by performing an outside of the foot free kick
Aerial threat Score a goal with a downward header
During open play, score a long-distance goal with a defender (25 yards out)
They did their homework Score 2 goals from a corner in a match
Where’s the ball?
Score a goal after 10 consecutive passes in the opposing third of the pitch
Complete your first Squad Building Challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team
Complete your first Squad Building Challenges Group in FIFA Ultimate Team
Trial of Power
Win all 4 matches in an Online FUT Draft session in FIFA Ultimate Team (2)
Make it count!
First appearance, Starting or Sub, of a player bought from the Transfer Market in FIFA Ultimate Team
Win all 4 matches in a Single Player FUT Draft session in FIFA Ultimate Team
Half a Century
Have a player score their 50th goal at the club in FIFA Ultimate Team
Friendship endures Win a Friendly Season in FIFA Ultimate Team
Sign a Loan Player from the EASFC Catalogue
The Science of FUT Apply your first Chemistry Style consumable in FIFA Ultimate Team
Proving grounds Challenge and complete a match against the Team of the Week in FIFA Ultimate Team
Champions! Win a division title in FIFA Ultimate Team Seasons
A shift in power… Change your captain in FIFA Ultimate Team
Complete a Brand Exposure objective in Career Mode
Positive cash flow Complete a Financial objective in Career Mode
Strategic planning Complete a Youth Development objective in Career Mode
Show me your skills Complete a multiplayer skill game
I’ll take all the help I can get
Play a full match with the FIFA Trainer overlays turned on
Here we go… Win Division Title in Online Head to Head Seasons (must be obtained through game-play)
Fancy a Match? Play a Drop-In Match in Pro Clubs
Still friends? Finish an Online Friendlies Season
Just warming up
Complete and win your first Pro Club Seasons league match
Spend a skill point in Pro Clubs
Team Spirit Join a club with your Online Pro and play your first match in Pro Clubs
Gift an EA SPORTS Football Club Catalogue Item
Mine! Purchase an EA SPORTS Football Club Catalogue Item
Game on Play a women’s football match
Best of the Best
Win the Women’s International Cup tournament
Unstoppable Score 5 goals in a women’s football match
Got Flair? Score a goal with a Flair Shot in a women’s football match
Top of the Class
Finish all training drills in a week with an A in The Journey (without simming)
Hard to get
Achieve a transfer value of £8,000,000 in The Journey
Social Media Star
Reach 50,000 followers in The Journey
The best is yet to come Finish The Journey
Note: This guide will be updated if we find more about information about the game.