FUT 17 Guide about Contracts and Player Loan

The most important FIFA 17 Ultimate Team cards are the players, and then the contracts. Don’t know how to renew contracts and use players on loan? In this guide, we’ll tell you just how you can do it.

Player Position Changes and Contracts

Ever player in FUT has a favorite position in which he’s most effective. You should, unsurprisingly, let him play on that position to get the most out of him. If you’re already got that position covered with another player, though, you can magically reprogram the newcomer using modification cards that you buy on the transfer market.

These allow you to change the favorite positions of your players. If the preferred position of your favorite player is already occupied, you can still use modification cards to give him a spot on your team. Keep your eyes peeled for the cards you need. In addition, each player will only be able to play for a certain number of games, as his contract will run out – you can check the duration of your players’ contract by using the right stick in the team line-up menu.

Every game reduces the duration of the contract by one. If no games remain, you need to use the right contract cards to renew your player’s contract. You find these cards in sets on the transfer market, too: there are separate contract cards for bronze, silver and gold levels.

These don’t differ too much in price on the transfer market. You can also buy gold contracts and use them for your bronze and silver players – the advantage of doing this is that the gold cards increase the contract duration much more than their bronze and silver counterparts.

If you’re looking for contract cards, it’s best not to scour the transfer market during prime time (that is to say, when everybody else is playing). Many players are online and will easily outbid you. It’s smarter to use the web app or companion app for FIFA 17 to keep an eye on the transfer market at quieter times.

If a player’s contract is coming to an end and you can’t (or won’t) renew it immediately, the best bet is to stick them on the reserve bench. This way you can save the best players for the most important matches – their contact duration will only reduce when they’re actually on the field. The same is true of substitutes – which means you should be careful when switching players out. Putting somebody into play at the 89th minute still counts as one game off their contract, and let’s be honest – they aren’t all that likely to turn the game around. Keep your eye on the long game, and don’t be tempted by a short-term boost that could do lasting damage to your team.

Get Cheap Boost from Players on Loan

For useful and cheap support in Ultimate Team you can rely on getting players on loan. They don’t cost you any coins, but you can only use them for a certain amount of time and you can’t renew their contracts – so save your players on loan for special occasions like important games in tournaments, during a season or online.

Once their contract is ended they’ll leave your team. You can get many players on loan as a reward, but some are only unlockable through EA Football Club. The higher your level in Football Club, the better the available players on loan.

However, their quality also influences the time you can borrow them for. The better the player on loan, the shorter the duration of his contract. And like all unlocks in Football Club you can only use them once, so you can’t recruit the same player on loan again and again.


FIFA 17 Ultimate Scream Boost Becomes Available

FIFA 17 gives you the opportunity to participate in the FUT mode at Halloween. You can get special cards that will get even better in the creepy season. Make real monsters out of your stars in FIFA 17 Ultimate Scream. Now the Ultimate Scream boost becomes available at 7pm on 28th October UK time.

From October 21 to October 28, you have the chance to get the Ultimate Scream cards from the FUT sets. These are for the time being improved players compared to their normal values. Whoever thinks the time is almost over, let it be said that the horror is just beginning!

If you have collected some of these cards, you can look forward to even better players starting at 7pm on 28th October. The boosts are not to be underestimated. Thomas Müller rises in his monster version from a player’s value from 88 to 96. So he is the Obermonster and the horror players!

After the Halloween weekend, all of these cards unfortunately fall back to their previous value. This is, however, to cope with, since they are still top players, which have very good values.

In addition to the cards you can get a lot more. In addition to the cards, you can also secure your own Ultimate Scream jersey. Your team can then chase as a skeletal team across the square. There are also special Squad Building Challenges through November 7th, giving you special rewards. Start your Ultimate Scream Weekend Now!



The sixth FIFA 17 Team of the Week squad for FUT 17 has officially been revealed!Unsurprisingly, two Chelsea players have made it into the FIFA 17 Team of the Week for week six after their 4-0 hammering of Manchester United on Sunday.

FIFA 17 TOTW 6 informs will be available in FIFA packs from 6pm, October 26th until 5.45pm UK time, November 2nd, 2016. Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante are joined in the starting XI by Stoke City’s Joe Allen and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane after impressive performances at the weekend. The squad is available to challenge on FIFA Ultimate Team.


Starting XI

GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma – Milan (Italy)
LB: Grimaldo – SL Benfica (Portugal)
RB: Sébastien Corchia – LOSC Lille (France)
CB: Andrea Masiello – Atalanta (Italy)
CDM: Naby Keïta – RB Leipzig (Germany)
CDM: Steven N’Zonzi – Sevilla FC (Spain)
CM: N’Golo Kanté – Chelsea (England)
RM: Xherdan Shaqiri – Stoke City (England)
LW: Eden Hazard – Chelsea (England)
RW: Sadio Mané – Liverpool (England)
ST: Nikola Kalinić – Fiorentina (Italy)


GK: Karl-Johan Johnsson – En Avant de Guingamp (France)
CB: Reto Ziegler – FC Sion (Switzerland)
LW: Matty Taylor – Bristol Rovers (England)
ST: Davit Skhirtladze – Silkeborg IF (Denmark)
ST: Mukhtar Fallata – Al Wehda (Saudi Arabia)
ST: Saman Ghoddos – Östersunds FK (Sweden)
ST: Andrew Keogh – Perth Glory (Australia)


CB: Carlos Izquierdoz – Santos Laguna (Mexico)
CM: Nabil Bentaleb – FC Schalke 04 (Germany)
RM: Kamil Grosicki – Stade Rennais FC (France)
RW: Fabián Orellana – RC Celta de Vigo (Spain)
ST: Alassane Pléa – OGC Nice (France)


Tips to Fix Common FIFA 17 Issues on Windows PCs

FIFA 17 is an impressive game that will definitely have you hooked you for hours in front of your computer screen. But as impressive as it is, playing FIFA 17 has been a bumpy ride for many Windows PC owners due to various issues. In this article, we will list solutions to common FIFA 17 issues on PC.

VC++ runtime error

Many gamers reported that the following error message appears during the installation process: “VC++ runtime redistributable package was not installed successfully. Setup cannot continue.”

1.Go to Origin Games\FIFA 17\__Installer\vc\vc2012Update3\redist
2.Run the vcredist_x64.exe file
3.Immediately go back to your Origin Library and install the game.

Issues with saving the resolution option when starting the game

1.Go to: C:\Documents\FIFA 17, open the fifasetup.ini file
2.Add your customized resolution at the RESOLUTIONHEIGHT and RESOLUTIONWIDTH options
3.Save the file and go back to the game.

The game crashes when launched

1.Go to the Origin game library.
2.Right-click on the game and select Repair.

If you’re experiencing the issue on Windows 10, follow these steps:

1.Go to the FIFA 17.exe file > right click on it > select Properties.
2.Select the Compatibility tab > check the option “Compatibility Mode” > select Win7.

If your computer has two graphics cards, use this workaround:

1.Go to Control Panel and run your graphics card.
2.Go to Add > make profiles for fifaconfig.exe and fifa15.exe
3.Launch regedit > change the value of the following two keys from 1 to 0

Fix graphics issues

1.Update your graphics drivers.
2.Turn down shadows and adjust graphics settings.
3.Disable third party background apps and then set FIFA 17 in High Priority in Task Manager.
4.If your computer is equipped with a Nvidia GPU, go to Settings and set Power Management Mode to Maximum Performance.

Let’s hope EA reacts as promptly as it did last year and releases a fix for FIFA 17 as soon as possible.


FIFA 17 Halloween Event and Ultimate Scream FAQ

FIFA 17 is getting in on the Halloween theme with an Ultimate Scream FUT event, launching today. From today, twenty three players (here’s the list) in the’Scream Team’will show up in FUT packs.

They’re unique items with upgraded ratings and special card designs, but come Halloween itself they’ll transform into something even more horrifying. Well,’horrifying’if you’re playing against them. Between 28 October and 1 November (10am Pacific), all of the Ultimate Scream players will get temporary stat boosts.


In addition, between 21 October and 7 November, FIFA 17 will be running some special FUT squad building challenges, “featuring unique themed rewards including an Ultimate Scream themed kit and several position change versions of select Ultimate Scream players.”

Ultimate Scream FAQ

Q: What makes Ultimate Scream items special?

A: Each Ultimate Scream player comes on a unique item design and an upgraded rating upon release. During the Halloween period, the additional temporary boost takes Scream Team players from scary to utterly terrifying. Continue to play with them and/or use them to complete themed Ultimate Scream Squad Building Challenges, which will run from Oct 21 through Nov 7 for themed rewards.

Q: How long are Ultimate Scream players in packs for?

A: All 23 Ultimate Scream players are in packs with initial upgraded ratings from Oct 21st 10am PDT – Oct 28th 10am PDT.

Q: How does the Temporary Boost work?

A: All 23 Ultimate Scream players will automatically receive terrifying temporary stats boosts from Oct 28th 10am PDT – Nov 1st 10am PDT. For example, Hector Bellerin will be released as an 80 OVR rated Ultimate Scream item, available in packs from Oct 21 to Oct 28. This item will be temporarily boosted to a 90 OVR rating during the Halloween period. When the period ends, the item goes back down to its original initially upgraded 80 OVR Ultimate Scream rating.

Q: Are Ultimate Scream Players tradeable?

A: Yes. You can list the 23 Ultimate Scream players on the transfer market from Oct 21 onwards. When they receive their temporary boosts over the Halloween period, you can still trade them but beware, they will return back to their original initial upgraded rating on Nov 1st 10am PDT.

Q: Can I use Ultimate Scream players in FUT Champions and the Weekend League?

A: Yes. You can use Ultimate Scream players in FUT Champions and the Weekend League. When they receive their temporary boosts over the Halloween Weekend, you can still use them but beware, they will return back to their original initial upgraded rating on Nov 1st 10am PDT.

Q: What happens to Ultimate Scream items after Halloween?

A: On Nov 1st 10am PDT, the Ultimate Scream items will return to their initial upgraded rating. For example, Payet’s Ultimate Scream item is an 87 OVR, and during Halloween weekend he will get a temporary boost to 95 OVR. When the weekend ends, he permanently goes back to his Ultimate Scream rating of 87 OVR.

Q: What is the criteria for picking Ultimate Scream players?

A: The Ultimate Scream Team is a curated list of 23 players who have been chosen based on exceptional real world performances, records and FUT attributes.

FIFA 17 TOTW 5 Revealed

The fifth FIFA 17 Team of the Week squad for FUT 17 has officially been revealed! FIFA 17 TOTW 5 informs will be available in FIFA packs from 6pm, October 19th until 5.45pm UK time, October 26th. This new FIFA TOTW squad features some big names, but there are no FIFA 17 Ones To Watch players this week.

Players such as Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, Eveton’s Maarten Stekelenburg and Real Madrid’s Isco are among the players who made the cut. Look at FIFA 17 TOTW 5 squad below.



Starting XI

GK: Maarten Stekelenburg – Everton (England) – Holland
RB: Alessandro Florenzi – Roma (Italy) – Italy
CB: Vasiliy Berezutskiy – CSKA Moskva (Russia) – Russia
CB: Nicolas Pallois – Girondins de Bordeaux (France) – France
CM: Isco – Real Madrid (Spain) – Spain
LM: Yannick Carrasco – Atlético de Madrid (Spain) – Belgium
RM: Theo Walcott – Arsenal (England) – England
CM: Joe Allen – Stoke City (England) – England
ST: Anthony Modeste – 1. FC Köln (Germany) – France
ST: Paulo Dybala – Juventus (Italy) – Argentina
ST: Edin Džeko – Roma (Italy) – Italy


GK: Da Costa – Bologna (Italy) – Italy
LB: Scott Malone – Fulham (England) – England
RM: Junior Stanislas – Bournemouth (England) – England
LM: Pavel Nekhaychik – FC Orenburg (Russia) – Belarus
RW: Akaki Gogia – Dynamo Dresden (Germany) – Germany
ST: Martín Cauteruccio – San Lorenzo de Almagro (Argentina) – Uruguay
ST: Leandro Benegas – Palestino (Chile) – Argentina


GK: Rune Almenning Jarstein – Hertha BSC (Germany) – Norway
RM: Rafinha – FC Barcelona (Spain) – Brazil
CM: Mario Suárez – Valencia CF (Spain) – Spain
ST: Carlos Eduardo – Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) – Brazil
ST: Martin Braithwaite – Toulouse FC (France) – Denmark


FIFA 17 First Update Brings Better Game Experience

EA Sports will release the first title update for FIFA 17 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this week. The update makes a number of gameplay changes and fixes. One of the problems the update addresses is an issue where players would sometimes overrun the ball after a skill move. Additionally, the cut scene for “contentious fouls” can now be skipped.

The FIFA 17 patch also increases the likelihood of making an error on a triple-tap ground cross, while the “general responsiveness” of shooting has been improved.


This new patch also makes a number of visual changes, one of which is fixing an issue involving frame rate during the pre-match skill game. There is also a fix for an issue where the fog from a player’s breath during cold matches “was detached from their position.” Additionally, new components of the 2016/2017 Premiere League broadcast package have been added. We belive it will bring better game experience for players. You can see the full list of FIFA 17 first update patch notes below:


  • A situation where cancel was unresponsive after requesting a clearance.
  • A rare situation where the penalty shootout should have ended earlier.
  • Increased the CPU AI tendency to attack directly.
  • An issue where players sometimes overrun the ball after a skill move.
  • Increased the chance of error from ground crosses (triple tap).
  • Improvements to ball physics where shots off the goal posts lose too much speed.
  • Goalkeeper positioning for corner kicks.
  • Improvements made to player switching from corners and free kicks.
  • An issue where the player would control the ball instead of attempting a clearance.
  • Improvements to contested headers logic from corner kicks.
  • General fixes for player controlled celebrations.
  • Cut scene for contentious fouls can now be skipped.
  • Improved the general responsiveness of shooting.
  • Minor improvement to passing responsiveness when the ball is in the air.

Pro Clubs:

  • Increased experience required for the higher overall ratings in Pro Clubs.*
  • Addressed an issue where a player’s customized facial features did not display properly in game.

Ultimate Team:

  • FUT Single Player difficulty no longer defaults to your CPU setting.
  • Addressed an issue where the player is forced to substitute an injured player in FUT online matches.
  • Corrected the shooting and crossing text in custom tactics

Career Mode:

  • Addressed a situation where the CPU AI would frequently leave star players on the bench.

Visual Changes:

  • Added new components of the 2016/17 Premier League broadcast package.
  • Updated team kits, banners and flags for Velez Sarsfield and Tigre.
  • The goalkeeper now correctly celebrates after catching the final penalty in a shootout.
  • Addressed an issue where the selected kit isn’t the one used in-game.
  • Addressed frame rate issue during pre-match skill game.
  • Addressed an issue where the fog from a player’s breath was detached from their position.
    General overlay fixes.

*As a result of the change to Pro Clubs, some of you may find you’re a lower OVR than before the update. This is intentional and you haven’t lost any of your progress.

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FIFA 17 Mobile Tips to Build the Ultimate Team

FIFA 17 Mobile is out and also brings some new features. You probably have trouble in it, so here are tips to help you.

1. Use Attack Mode

This game mode allows you to play against players all around the world in turn based systems. Each match has four turns and even if the players you challenge may not respond, you still get a lot in terms of rewards and especially fans. Fans are rewarded for your in-game performance, so even if you lose but you score a ton of goals, you still have a lot to win. The Attack Mode is fast, requires just 1 energy per turn and it’s extremely rewarding in terms of coins and fans.

2. Consider the tactic

In FIFA Mobile 17 you need to have all the possible positions filled, so you need a total of 27 players. Focus on building a strong team based on a formation you like playing, and always use that formation/tactic in all your matches. This way, you will win more games and it will be easier for you to build a perfect team than if you would try to build a legendary one for 27 positions.

3. Find suitable control method

You can pass the ball around and shoot it by swiping your finger on the screen and in some occasions that might work better. Try playing with the virtual joystick or the touch controls (or a bit of both) and see which one works best for you. Try them out and see what works for you.

4. Get best players from the market

You can get some really high rating players (70 and above) for as low as 800 Coins. All you have to do is to set your search filters to show only players with a rating of over 70 that have a Buy Now price of 1,000 or up to 1,500. Keep refreshing that and you will get your players quickly.

By the way, you shall keep an eye on the Live Events. The Live Events are amazing for getting a ton of coins in the game (especially with those First win rewards), and also for winning cards for plans and improving your game. And don’t forget the plans you have to complete.

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How to Master at Taking Free Kicks in FIFA 17

By now you’re probably more than familiar with all the brand new features that have made FIFA 17 one good game. Set pieces are something that everyone wants to get right. So here are tips and tricks to help you master at taking free kicks in FIFA 17.

1. Dipped free kick

First up is the dipped free kick, which will see your player send his shot looping over the wall and back down again into the net. We have used Antoine Griezmann as our example set piece taker. If you want the shot to go straight, line him up directly behind the ball. When you’re ready, use between one and two bars of power, depending on how far out you are and hold the left analogue stick forward on both PS4 and Xbox. If done correctly you should beat the wall and keep the ball under the bar, away from the reach of the keeper.

2. Curled free kick

Here we take Dimitri Payet as an example, we then lined the wall up with the post positioned between the last two defenders (the same can be done in reverse for a left-footed free kick taker). And then once again used one to two bars of power – depending on distance – and pulled the left analogue stick left and down (right and down for a left-footed player on other side) on both PS4 and Xbox. If done correctly it should swerve around and just above the wall and hit the back of the net.

3. Under the wall

This free kick should be used sparingly because it can only work if the wall jumps, and there is no way of knowing whether it will. It should also only be used if you are very close to the goal. We have used Griezmann as our example set piece taker. If you’d rather keep things uniformed though, so you know your shot will go where you point, move your player so that he is standing directly behind the ball. Then when you’re ready, hold L1 on PS4 and LB on Xbox, push forward on the left analogue stick and use a small amount of power. If the wall jumps, the shot should go underneath it and take the keeper by surprise.

As you can see, we take players as examples to explain to you better. If you have any experience, let we know.