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FIFA 18: The biggest change to Ultimate Team in years just happened… and it’s a very good thing

This is the shake up EA's game needed

Admit it, Ultimate Team can grow tiresome.

Well, it seems as though EA picked up on that and has introduced a fresh new approach to FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Live Content.

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Enter FUT Swap Deals – a new SBC-powered Ultimate Team promotion that forces you to make some very, very difficult decisions.

Here, through Objectives, SBCs, and by winning Daily Knockout Tournaments, you can earn up to 12 tokens over the next three weeks.

Some tough decisions will have to be made

Some tough decisions will have to be made

You can then exchange those items in SBCs for players rated as high as 91-overall (for 11 tokens) or as low as 84 (and requiring just two).

The list is a bit of a mixed bag – but we’re loving the look of the Alexis Sanchez and Luka Modric cards.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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So, what are they again?

FUT Swap Deals is a new program not dissimilar to FUT Birthday in that lets you unlock untradeable players.

You can then trade these in for higher-rated untradeable items via SBCs.


How do I get swap tokens?

By completing Objectives (yet to be announced), SBCs, and winning select Daily Knockout Tournaments.

When does it all take place?

No one’s really sure.

The first opportunity (A Daily Knockout Tournament) starts at 3 a.m. ET (9 a.m. UK) on 4 April and runs until 6 April.

Untradeable Alvaro Negredo is the first unlockable FUT Swap Deals player item; it shares the same ratings as his base item.

How many swap tokens can I get?

You can earn a maximum of 12.

Alexis Sanchez is United's biggest earner on over £500,000-a-week

A brilliant Alexis Sanchez is up for grabs

How many tokens do I need to buy the players?

— 84 ST Keita Balde Diao: 2

— 84 CDM Jordan Henderson: 2

— 81 LB Wendell: 2

— 87 CM Koke: 4

— 86 CAM Dimitri Payet: 4

— 86 CAM Santi Cazorla: 4

— 90 ST Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 7

— 88 CF Lorenzo Insigne: 7

— 85 RW Timo Werner: 7

— 91 CM Luka Modric: 11

— 88 ST Carlos Tevez: 11

— 91 ST Alexis Sanchez: 11

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You can also trade tokens of the following denominations for the following types of packs (all tradeable):

— Premium Gold Pack: 1

— Rare Gold Pack: 3

— Prime Gold Players Pack: 5

— Ultimate Pack: 10

Remember, you’ll need to choose if you’re interested in both 91 Modric and 91 Sanchez, for example.

Tevez is another card likely to interest Ultimate Team gamers

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Tevez is another card likely to interest Ultimate Team gamers

When does it end?

It’ll come to an end on the 27 April.