The first thing that FIFA 18 players need to know about Ultimate Team is that is a mode that is just as expansive as a standalone game. It’s a way to play the game and one of the most popular modes. There are lots of players that dedicate more time to Ultimate Team than to other game modes. The official estimations count millions of international users enjoying this mode on a daily basis. Card collecting is the foundation on which the mode is built. Players acquire cards and create teams. Cards represent football players. The appeal of this mode is that there are no restrictions when creating the team. Footballers that belong to adversary clubs in the real world can be colleagues in Ultimate Team. But the purpose of the mode is not just team creation. These teams are used to take part in all sorts of activities. There are competitive multiplayer activities but also single player challenges.
Ultimate Team brings real life happenings into its mechanics. Football players are updated based on how they perform in real matches. There are in-game events during which players who have great games in real life will have certain attributes improved. All players begin their journey into this mode with just one pack. This is enough for them to make a team. More players are acquired by buying packs, by earning them, and by trading. Coins are the currency used in this mode. Players get coins as a reward. Store packs are bought with coins. The transfer market (players market) uses coins as well.
This mode is so popular that an entire community formed around it. This community includes not just the millions of players but also content creators and streamers. It’s recommended to watch them. There are plenty of tips and tricks that are picked up from them and they are also entertaining to watch. Ultimate Mode has an e-sports side as well. Competitions for the best UT players in the world are organized. Tournaments are held at popular locations and online transmissions allow everyone to watch the show.