Beginners Guide to FIFA 14 Ultimate Team – Short Version

FUT 14 Beginners Guide


If you are new to FUT 14, you have probbaly a lot of questions. Start by reading this beginners guide to FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.


Players Items

Items in FIFA Ultimate Team include players, coaches, stadiums, jerseys, and type of ball. Consumable items will affect a player’s contract, fitness, position, training, or health.

A player item with a high overall rating will be rarer than a player item with a lower overall rating. The higher the rating, the better value offered in the Transfer Market.

Each Player Item contains a number of different attributes, including position, country of origin and Chemistry Style. Player Items also include attribute ratings such as Pace, Shooting and Heading. Keepers have attributes specific to their position including Handling, Positioning and Diving.

All Player Item attributes reflect normal playing ability when FIFA 14 launches. When players perform well in the real world of football, this will be reflected with In-Form items in FIFA 14Ultimate Team. These In-Forms are special Player items that have boosted attributes to reflect their recent form in the real world of football.

In-Form items are rare. The Black Player Items are issued for Team of the Week Players. These are available for a limited time, which makes them even rarer and allows them to fetch higher prices in the Transfer Market.



In FIFA Ultimate Team, building the best possible side requires strong Chemistry. It’s mainly about the relationships between players. Both players and teams perform at their best when their Chemistry is high, and you’ll see the results on the pitch in the form of stunning passes and epic goals.

Chemistry can be built in a number of ways. Putting players in their preferred positions and linking them with fellow players from the same Club or League will produce Chemistry. You can also build Chemistry by pairing players who have the same nationality or enlisting a manager with the same nationality as players on the roster.

Players who have been loyal to a club will obtain a Chemistry boost. Whereas a player signed via the Transfer Market will need to play ten matches before becoming loyal, all players obtained through Packs or who were initially on a squad will automatically have this boost applied.


Beginners Guide to FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - Short Version


Transfer Market

Every day, there are over 17 million players transfers made in FIFA Ultimate Team. Players, kits, contracts and more can be traded in the Transfer Market, formerly known as the Auction Market.

Learn how to successfully buy and sell items to maximize value and discover how to find deals on items that will help improve your team.


Improve Your Team

As you improve your squad in FIFA Ultimate Team, the challenge will get more intense.

Coins are the main currency of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team, and they will allow you to purchase players and other items in the Transfer Market to keep pace with the competition.

Earn coins by playing any match in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team, including Online and Offline Seasons, Tournaments, and Special Tournaments, which may offer very large coin rewards for winning.

Coins can also be earned by selling players, coaches or other items in the Transfer Market. Purchase FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Packs with FIFA Points. Grab larger quantities for bigger discounts.



With great online and offline experiences, there’s always a challenge ready for you.

    FUT Seasons
    Take your team to the top division by competing either online or offline and winning matches. As you progress from the bottom and make your way to the top, you’ll encounter tougher challenges which will require you to improve your squad. Winning tournaments will earn you coins, items or even Packs. In FIFA 14 Ultimate Team, FUT Seasons has been extended to ten seasons, and now features historical Season stats. A deep single-player offline Seasons experience is exclusively available in FUT.
    Team of the Week
    Each and every week, we assemble the best players from international and club competitions around the world. See if your club is good enough to challenge the Team of the Week.
    Online and Offline Tournaments
    Enter online and offline tournaments to compete with other FIFA 14 Ultimate Teams and improve your squad.
    Play a Friend’s Squad
    Want to see how your Ultimate Team Squad fares against one of your friends, even when they are offline? Now you can.


Beginners Guide to FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - Short Version



The FUT Store in FIFA Ultimate Team houses a variety of Packs which contain player items. In-Form player items will appear in the FUT Store first.

Accelerate your team’s development by purchasing Packs. There are three types of Packs available, each offering something different to help build your FIFA Ultimate Team.


Stay Connected

In FIFA 14 Ultimate Team, you’re never far from the action. Manage your team away from your console either via the web or through the EA Sports FIFA Football Club App. Adjust your roster, take part in auctions or open Packs.


Redeeming Tokens

Have a FUT Token code? Congratulations, you’ve received a free promotional FUT 14 pack! These can be redeemed in the Store menu of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. The code can only be redeemed on Xbox 360.


Source: EA Website


47 thoughts on “Beginners Guide to FIFA 14 Ultimate Team – Short Version”

  1. Dennis Haldborg

    Hello Rodrigo.

    I was wondering. Do you play offline seasons in FUT?

    I really enjoyed the game until the latest patch. After the patch I went from div. 1 to div. 6.

    I reached div. 1 with a serie A team based on 4132. This was a really fun formation letting me build up via the midfield and not pacing all over, with the sprint button. The shielding was awesome giving me the time to set up nice passes and runs.

    Then came the patch and this playstyle was no longer possible. My players no longer made the correct runs, I could no longer shield properly, my players felt slower, 8/10 passes did not complete since my players either ran away, got blocked or simply just stood there causing interception.

    Reading other peoples hints and tips I decided to buy me a french team based on 433 with either Benzema or Remy in front. Needless to say the whole team was pace based and the only option when playing up field was to LB-Y the wingers hoping to catch the LB/RB off guard and outpace them. From there either cross or try and get in on goal. This playstyle is awfull and in the long run VERY boring. I found myself either winning 1-0, drawing 0-0 1-1 or losing because of awfull AI on my team.

    I get that EA’s idea is to contain i defense and wait for the right moment to tackle the opposing player and counter, build up etc. This is simply impossible 4/5 times because the AI is so overpowered and the AI on my own team plays like semi-pro difficulty or lower.

    I have now more or less given up UT divisions offline since it’s more or less impossible to win against the now extremely overpowered AI.

    It seems that the AI now can do all the things we were able to do pre-patch.

    I would play online but the playstyle there is sprint-sprint-sprint lob pass over and over and over.

    There are many other issues like rebounds 9/10 times return to AI, Very poor goalkeepers, 50-60 paced CB’s running down 90+ attackers, tiny players bossing huge stronger players rally easy, AI going on rampage in 45+ and 90+ and so on and so on.

    What are your thoughts regarding the latest patch and these issues, if any?

    There a several threads on EA forums regarding all this and it would sadly seem that nothing is changing for the better.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi. Thank you for your comment.

      I usually play online. I played offline just a few times.
      What you wrote makes sense. You are not the first one that has complained to me about this situation. As I usually don’t play offline, I can’t give you a solid opinion but you are probably right in everything you said.
      Maybe they will fix it in the future.


  2. I just want to know how do I stay longer with my players bcoz I cant renew their contracts after a 2 o3 mach services

    Help please

  3. Jean-Francois Lapierre


    Ive started the season 1900 coins + 1 silver contracts pack (A. Bundesliga) but i dont fit the tournament requirements.
    1) max. team star rating: 2.5 stars
    2) min. number of players from a.bundesliga: 2 in the squad’s starting 11

    Thanking you in advance for your precious help.

      1. SoccerFanatic :)

        Hey Rodrigo, So how do I use a training card to improve my goalkeeper’s speed? am trying to improve my goal keeper’s speed and reflexes but I don’t know how to use my coaching staff training card to improve these attributes in my goalkeeper.

        For FIFA14 Ultimate Team in iPad

        Can someone help? pls 🙂

  4. Bartholomew Rore

    is it possible to get TOTW players or In Form players from packs on iOS. Also is it possible to play online with origin friends on iOS

  5. Bartholomew Rore

    what kind of packs do you buy. and how do I play with origin friends if you could explain in detail thanks

    1. Hi.
      I don’t buy packs. It is the worst thing you can do to your coins/money.
      I don’t have any device to try but I think that it is not possible to play with friends in standard version.

  6. Hey i get a problem with bundesliga. I enter the league but i cannot play. It seems like i cannot fulfill the second requirement, even though i already put a bundesliga player.

    1. Hi!
      Are you talking about Bundesliga Division 1 Single Player ? You need to fulfill these requirements:
      Min. number of players from Germany: 5 in the squad’s starting 11, Min. Number of players from Bundesliga: 2 in the squad’s starting 11

  7. Hi Rodrigo,

    Will more single player tournaments become available throught the rest of the year? I feel I have missed out on opportunities to load up on coins from tournaments due to buying the game so late. I don’t play any online mode as I don’t have a gold account.Is there a schedule which shows which tournaments will be coming out? I’d like to prepare my sqaud, especially if there are any that have tough requirements to play in.

    Also is it best to buy coins from a third party resource or play and earn them. I feel a little cheated that I can’t purchase massive amounnt of gold packs or even a single IF card. If buying them is the way to go which site is a good/secure one?

    Finally, is it wise to invest on the 7,500 or 15,000 gold packs or try and buy rare players, IF, etc. with the coinage?


    1. Hi.
      Yes, more single player tournaments should become available until FUT 15. But just a couple of them. There is no schedule about it. You can check here the list of past tournaments.
      It is best to buy ti a third party resources. You can try the MMOGA banner in the right side of this page.
      About packs, you should read this.

  8. I play ultimate team on my android and I can’t seem to find where I can renew my players contracts… Help pls

  9. Hi,

    I played the Bundesliga and won 1900 coins, but I could not get the Silver Contract Pack as it said the connection is lost / unable to update store….

    Is there a way to get the pack? Without having to play the whole league again 🙂


  10. min. number of players from psg+chelsea:1 in squad’s starting 11 and subs ea games need help what to do

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