FIFA 20: FUT Beginner’s Guide

Discover all the tips to get started on FIFA 20 in our FUT beginners guide.

If you’re looking to get started on FIFA Ultimate Team mode in FIFA 20, here is our beginner’s guide to FUT. It must be said that FUT has quickly become the most important mode of the game of football, pushing fans to play hundreds of hours just to improve their training via credits and coins. We explain everything to you in order to progress quickly in this game mode.


Which edition of FIFA 20 should I buy?

First of all, it’s important to note that the choice of edition of FIFA 20 will have an impact on your evolution in FUT mode. Indeed, if you can play correctly with the standard edition, it is recommended to buy the Ultimate Edition (with Zidane on the cover) because of the bonuses conferred. It must be said that if the Standard version offers 3 Gold packs for purchase, the Ultimate Edition includes a total of 24 Rare Gold packs (2 per week for 12 weeks), enough to get ahead in the composition of its team.

So, although it is entirely possible to obtain good maps by following the rest of our advice, a person wishing to fully invest in FUT mode should choose the Ultimate Edition in order to ensure a total of constant cards.

How to get credits for FUT?

Credits are essential for the FUT mode of FIFA 20 since they allow you to buy all the cards: players, coaches, contracts and the various boosts for your training.

However, it is possible to get credits without spending money on FIFA 20:

  • By completing weekly and monthly challenges
  • By performing the various inexpensive Team Building Challenges (DCE) bringing back Card Packs
  • Via the auction house: by reselling your unused cards

You can also consult our guide on how to earn credits (FUT corner) in the FUT mode of FIFA 20.

Getting started on FUT with a first team

After seeing the edition and credits aspect, our beginner’s guide to the FUT mode of FIFA 20 tackles the first big piece: create your first eleven!

First start by opening your different packs (depending on your edition). Practice the gameplay of the game by performing a few challenges in order to unlock more packs and credits. Thus, you will get your first player cards in order to constitute a first formation. Then identify the following:

  • Who are the good players you have (80+ overall rating)?
  • Do you have multiple cards from the same league?
  • How many players from the same nation do you have?

Depending on the answers you have, you will need to build your first team around the possible synergies between your best cards.

Note that your first training will mainly consist of silver and bronze player cards if you do not have an Ultimate edition. However, do not worry, your team will progress quickly, the current maps will only be used for a few games to familiarize you with the FUT mode.

Build only one team at the start, set aside good cards if you have a specific objective or style in mind, but above all avoid investing a lot in several useless cards.

Basic advices with your first team

Overall, your first training (the one obtained in the very first card packs) should be used to play your first matches against the computer (AI) in order to win challenges and thus obtain more credits and packs.

Therefore, remember the following tips:

  • Don’t use your best cards
  • Leave your temporary icon card on the bench
  • Do not buy contracts for cards you are going to replace
  • Save as much as possible on your credits to constitute your “starter team” (see our explanation below)

Conversely, invest in a second silver / bronze team to participate in certain meetings against the CPU for specific challenges. This will save contracts on your typical team which will generally cost more than your reserve team cards.

Beginner’s guide: the collective value of FUT

If for some, the priority will be to get the best cards in the game to train their team, this strategy will be limited by a central point: the collective value.

This concept works in the following way: each player on your team has a link with his or her close team-mates, if they do not share one or more elements in common (nationality, club or championship), the link will be orange or even red, lowering the overall quality of the card.

Therefore, you will have to take into account this collective value each time you want to set up training. This is also why it is important to take the time to analyze your cards when creating your first team.

Build your starter team on FIFA 20

Have you played several games with your starting team and started to accumulate cards and credits? The next step is to form a starter team. A starter team is a team mainly made up of Gold cards serving as the basis for your future starting eleven in the game.

Thus, its composition is important since if you manage your move well, it can simply evolve over time without having to redo everything each time you open a few packs.

A good starter team must have the following:

  • A fairly low total cost (below 10k credits)
  • A global value around 75-80
  • A collective level close to 100
  • A certain flexibility to be able to add better cards without completely redoing your eleven
  • Favor big championships to be able to add better cards

Things not to do when you start on FUT

Overall, the FUT mode in FIFA 20 forces players to be patient at the start, enough time to get enough to buy cards and improve your team. Here are some additional tips for getting ahead on FUT:

  • Keep your best cards (both on your bench and at the auction house)
  • Do not buy large cards at the very beginning, the prices will be very high
  • Do not try to constitute two Gold + training at the same time

Don’t force links with cards that are difficult to use (if your best cards come from small championships or nationalities with few good players). Rather try to sell them.

Use the FUT FIFA 20 app

Less fundamental than in previous editions (but that could change in a few weeks), the FUT application allows you to do a lot of things:

  • Buy and sell player cards
  • Track the evolution of player card prices
  • Get regular gifts (packs, FUT required) by logging in

So this is our beginner’s guide to FIFA 20’s FUT mode. Obviously, several concepts must be fully mastered in order to progress in more detail in the game, which is why we recommend that you consult the other guides on the site.

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