Fancy picking up Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi on the cheap in FIFA 18?
Soon you’ll be able to.
A FIFA 18 market crash is set to happen this month, which will cause some of the best players’ values to hit rock bottom.
Until now, details have been scarce, but we’ve scoured fan forums to get everything you need to ensure you’re fully prepared. Let’s kick off.
When’s it going to happen?
Nearly all signs point to the crash happening on Black Friday – and another smaller crash on Cyber Monday (November 28), dubbed ‘the crash after the crash’.
Between now and then, expect small fluctuations in player prices.
Why does a market crash happen?
A crash occurs when large numbers of the FIFA community start flogging top-rated players, flooding the market.
Demand remains the same, but as the supply increases players continuously try to undercut one another, resulting in stock value decreasing.
To compound the issue, on Black Friday EA usually releases something new every hour for 24 hours.
These range from multiple “Happy hours” (deals on players) to “Lightning rounds” in the FUT store.
How long will the crash last?
FIFA 18 Black Friday will run for three days – but its residual effects will likely be felt for two or there days post crash.
Cyber Monday’s crash will be smaller, but it’ll help maintain momentum and lower prices.
What players will be affected most by the crash?
Messi, Ronaldo and other tier-one gold players will see their value drop.
Other elite cards, those holding the most value, will suffer the greatest loss – although expect a ripple effect through the entire player roster.
Last year, Messi reportedly went for around 700k, while Neymar dropped to 280k.
When is best to buy?
The best time to buy is early in the day or during the week.
Weekends will see fierce competition for the better cards.
I have no idea what to do in the market crash… any pointers?
Check the player prices constantly.
If they’re 20 per cent – 30 per cent lower than normal price, this will be a good indicator that the market is at a low and a crash has occurred.
Any other pointers?
1. It’s the perfect time to pick up some cheap players through auction, so stock up where and when you can
2. Visit Futbin to keep an eye on player prices pre-crash and monitor how much they’re dropping by to pick your time to buy / sell.
Good luck and happy trading!