FUT coins are used to acquire new player cards in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team. Of course, you can buy these coins with real money. Dedicated coin-selling sites are frowned upon by the community for a number of reasons, but you can purchase them directly in-game through FIFA Points – EA Sports term for what we call “money”. If you don’t want to buy coins, here are the best ways to help you earn FIFA 17 coins.
Gameplay: 5,000 – 8,000 coins per hour
Matches, coins boosts, tournaments and rewards. It may sound a little uninventive, but the best way to earn coins that doesn’t require you to pour hours into a virtual stock market is to simply play the game. There are caveats to that, of course, which make it much more efficient though:
1. First, you’ll want to apply your coin boosts acquired through the EA Football Club (press R3, head to the catalogue, unlock more through playing more and levelling up).
2. Then, head to the Online Leagues, and get cracking. Not only will you earn at least 600 coins for a win with the boost activated – which takes about fifteen minutes factoring in team management and annoying pause-spam from your defeated opponents – but you’ll also be working toward further rewards with Division promotion and victory. Rewards there get into the low thousands, meaning that, if you play well, you can pick up several thousand coins per hour.
3. If you back yourself, the FUT Draft mode is another gameplay-based option, but with a 15,000 coin entry fee, you’ll need to do sufficiently well to actually make the coins back (although you will pick up some packs along the way, too).
Transfer Market: 10,000+ coins per hour
Alright fine, if you insist on spending none of your time in Ultimate Team actually playing FIFA, here’s how you can earn decidedly more coins than any other method, free of charge, at a decent speed. Mass bidding is the best method specifically, here’s how to do it:
1. Find a player who’s in-demand, but cheap enough to buy en masse within your current budget. Our advice is Premier League or La Liga players, and those who play in a rarely- filled position like left or right back, or centre forward. You’re looking for a player whose demand exceeds the supply, but not to such an extent that you’re forking out several million on a Team of the Year Suárez.
2. Find their average buy-it-now price (it’s easier than eBay, just cycle through the card’s menus where it’s handily displayed for you) and calculate the amount you’d need to buy it for, if you were going to make a profit by selling it for the average buy-it-now price. How do you do that? Well, deduct the EA Tax (5 per cent, so multiply the buy-it-now average by 0.95 to find the after-tax price) and then aim for a couple of hundred coins below it.
3. Get bidding. Remember to keep in mind your profit margins – you’ll need to buy and then re-sell at a least a couple of hundred coins’ profit each time – and head to at least the second or third page of the Transfer Market list for that player. You want to be the first to bid on an item, as you’re essentially hoping to catch the ones which slip through the net. It means you’ll need to place a lot of bids – you’ll probably get one in ten at best – but the upside is you can place a wave of bids on players, play a few games or head out to work or school, and come back to your market to see what you won.
4. Sell sell sell. Assuming you got lucky and won a few cheapos, it’s time to immediately flip them on the market. If you’re staying with the game and want to re-invest your earnings right away, set the listing for one hour and the buy-it-now price as dead on the average. If you’re happy to wait, set it for four or more hours and a few hundred over the average (not too far over though, or you won’t sell it and will waste your time).
Hope you enjoy the game and gain more coins.