FUTMas is nearly here.
This week, EA will begin to flood the FIFA 18 market with lightning rounds, new pack offers, free packs, increased chances of finding in-form players and loads more bonuses.
If you play it right, it’s the perfect time to snap up incredible players for a discount. One wrong move, though, cost you dearly.
We’ve pulled together everything you need to know about FUTMas – including the types of players you need to invest in and the ones you shouldn’t part ways with.
Let’s kick off.
How much does the market change during FUTMas?
The FUTMas promotion runs between 15 December 2017 (Friday) and 2 January 2018 (Tuesday).
According to FIFAUTEAM, FUTMas has a ‘significant impact’ on the market – especially on days when the best packs are released (December 24-26 and January 1).
“On these days lots of packs are sold and many new gamers start playing the game,” they write. “Since there are more cards on the market, the prices are lower.”
The Futbin market index revealed that on both PS4 and Xbox One, prices have been falling steadily over the past couple of months – with a steep decrease happening in December.
Historically, there is a lot of uncertainty at this time, as the FIFA 18 Team of The Year will likely be unveiled in January.
What is going to be included in FUTMas this year?
Here’s a detailed breakdown of the likely offers and rewards you’ll see this year:
FIFA 18 FUTMas Offers
A new Promo Pack or Lightning Round every day
New Squad Building Challenges
FUTMas Players Cards
Potential FIFA 18 FUTMas SBC rewards
81+ TOTW Pack
What kind of players should I invest in?
According to FourFourTwo, you should keep your eyes on 83-84-rated gold players, so you can tackle as many SBCs as possible.
Make sure to spread your coins across the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and the Ligue 1 to try to meet the high chemistry requirements.
The idea here is that you pick up as many as possible.
They usually sit between 2,000-4,000 coins, prices that will likely drop even more during FUTMas.
What will be the daily reward? And tell more about the SBCs.
We’d expect the daily rewards to be special SBC players.
In Forms were required for many of the FUTMas SBCs last year – which will likely result in a price increase as gamers try to snap up as many as possible.
Although tempting, hang on to your IFs and don’t flog them – you’ll find yourself missing out.
Last year’s SBCs had a 24 hour expiry date – so the window will be small.
What about Ultimate Scream?
Make sure to hang on to these – it’s likely they’ll be needed in some SBCs (Same with Movember cards).
If you don’t have any, most will do, but prioritise 83+ rated Scream cards.
Should I invest in the best players?
If you have the money, definitely.
FourFourTwo pick out Franck Ribery, Thiago Alcantara, Mesut Ozil and Samir Handanovic – all of whom can be snapped up for around 18-45k.
When an SBC requires a high-rated squad, these players will go up in value for the duration of the challenge – so can be a quick way of turning over a decent profit.