Here is a beginner guide to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team which instruct you how to get started in FUT 21, especially for the users who are new to FIFA Ultimate Team.
Kick-start your FIFA 21
FUT 21 is an in-game mode in FIFA 21, so to get into FUT, you need to know how to start and run your FIFA 21. If you are a beginner, you can follow the FIFA 21 starting tutorial to learn how to kick-start the game.
What is the Ultimate Team?
FIFA Ultimate Team (also known as FUT) is a game mode in FIFA that allows you to create and manage your own club to play online and offline matches and earn rewards using any FIFA 21 players and managers as well as a collection of various types of cards such as club items, staff and consumables. By playing FUT matches and games you will be able to get better players and items so you can improve your club’s strength and budget.
Players and Cards … and How to Gain Them
All players, managers, staff, club items and consumables are available as card items in FUT. These card items can be gained as rewards by playing FUT games, can be received by opening FUT packs and can be bought and traded in the FUT online market which is called the Transfer Market. To buy packs you need to spend FIFA coins or Points. To buy players or any other cards from the Transfer Market, you need to spend Coins.
Coins can be gained as rewards for playing FUT matches and challenges. You can also earn coins by selling your cards to the other users in the Market. Points can be only bought from the Store.
What is Chemistry?
In FUT, the chemistry is a factor that defines the compatibility of a player in his current position with his preferred position, his squad’s formation, the relation with his teammates in other positions and the team manager.
The higher player and team chemistry rates your squad can score, the better compatibility and relationship you will have amongst your players and manager. The player chemistry connections in FUT are shown as connection lines between them in your squad with red, orange and green colours, where red means the lowest chemistry, orange is the mid range level and green is the highest rate. Learn how the chemistry works in FIFA 21.
To learn more on FIFA 21 Ultimate Team essentials, read the FIFA Ultimate Team article.
Getting Prepared and Started
Before jumping into FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, you may want to learn about how to start FIFA 21. After this, we suggest you to get prepared for FIFA 21 and FUT 21, especially when you are shifting from FUT 20 to FUT 21, so you can carryover your FUT data and progress to FIFA 21.
Follow the In-game Instructions
Next, you can go ahead and launch the Ultimate Team mode from the PLAY tab in FIFA 21 main menu. When you launch the FUT for the first time, the system instructs you on how to play and run your Club in FUT. Just follow the step to create your club and learn how to play it properly:
Select a Country
The first thing you will be asked for in FUT is to choose a country from a country list given. The country you select will put more players from that nationality on your starting squad.
Your First Squad
After choosing a country, the system will give you 22 players plus a loan player who are mostly coming from the country you chose before – A loan player comes with a limited number of matches, when they reaches the limitation they will leave your club.
Your Club Identity
Now, you are required to choose your club home & away kits from the choices you get. Then you need to choose your club crest from the given collection. Don’t worry, later you can change your club kits and badge with the ones you get from the game.
Complete the Objectives
Next, you will need to complete the “Welcome to FUT” objective. Get the reward of your completed task first, then you need to play your first Season match. Make your squad ready by putting the best players in your Starting 11. The players who have better OVR ratings are considered the best players in your squad. Don’t forget to place them in they preferred positions. Try to get the highest possible Team Rating and Team Chemistry in your squad.
After completing your match, you need to buy a player from the Transfer Market as for the next objective. After you bought a new player, your third objective is to play another match and let your new player play that match.
After finishing your second match, you can carry on and follow the rest of the instructions which will give you more rewards when completed.
Keep Playing & Exploring
The more matches and challenges you play, the more rewards you gain. This means your club will get more rich by getting more coins and card items. There are many ways to earn rewards and coins in FUT 21, one of the ways to get good player card is to play Squad Building Challenges mode (SBC).
Playing online and offline matches will also cause you to earn match coins, plus packs as rewards. It also teaches you how to improve your gameplay and work on your team chemistry etc.
Try to open packs more often and during the promotional events so you get more chance to get special player cards.
Trade items in the Transfer Market, trading cards there could help you increase your club’s budget and more earn coins. Don’t forget that you can manage your your FUT club using the FIFA 21 web app and the companion app so you can access to FUT 21 using your mobile devices from anywhere.
Always keep learning about the FIFA Ultimate Team. We have a tips & tricks page for FIFA 21 in general as well as for FUT 21, there you can find articles and videos which could help you playing FUT better.
Youtube is also a good source for learning. There are tons tons of video tutorials for FUT. You can also simply search on FIFPlay for FUT tutorials and guides.