FIFA 16 Inform Items have received an update as well with a new and modern design. So just in case we made a short explanation for the FUT 16 beginner what the different colors and design mean.
FIFA 16 Inform Items Explained:
Player cards in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team are found in your beginning team, Packs, or bought and sold through the Transfer Market.
Regular Players’ Cards (Gold,Silver,Bronz)
Regular cards are the most basic and at the beginning of the game every player has one. During the season players can change the cards features such as the preferred position and preferred chemistry style. Note that this card remain regular and the changes made are not permanent. The fist cards you get in the starting pack have 45 contracts all other new bought cards come with 99 fitness and 7 contracts.
Rare Cards (Gold,Silver,Bronz)
Rare cards are created for players that bring something unique to the game. For example the rare cards are assigned to player that are fastest in the league or tallest in the league. Even the only player from a particular county in a particular league gets a rare card. Although this players have something unique it does not mean that a they are better than the players with regular card. So remember when building a beginning team Rare Cards are more expansive and it could be wise to look for the regular card of the same level.
In Form Players’ Cards
The most interesting part of FUT 16 are the In Form Cards which are created in the game based on the players real world performance . During the season EA chooses players with exponential performers and gives them an In Form (IF) Cards, this changes the players attributes which is permeant when you buy those unique cards.
IF Cards can be grouped into the following subcategories: Team of the Week (TOTW), Team of the Year (TOTY), Team of the Season (TOTS), Man of the Match (MOTM), International Man of the Match (iMOTM), Heroes, Record Breaker, FUTTIES, Pro Players and Legends(Xbox exclusive).
IF Cards are the most valuable cards of FUT 16 so if you have the coins this are the cards to look for.
Team of the Week Cards(TOTW)(Gold,Silver,Bronz/Black)
Most regular of the special cards are team of the week cards. Every Wednesday EA selects eighteen players of any category based on their exponential real-world performances in the previous week and joins them in a single team(TOTW). You can play against them in TOTW Challenge in FUT. The corresponding players regular or rare cards are changed during that week to a new Black card which you can get from the packs. Chance of drawing TOTW card during the week are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another week. TOTW cards are boosted in couple points and a player could be multiple times part of TOTW with different boost levels.
Team of the Year Cards(TOTY )(Blue-Black Card)
The name speaks for itself , once a year in January, EA selects a team based on their previous year performance. The team is selected from the FIFPro voting, the WWPFA and announced in the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala. This are the best players in the world. Like with the TOTW the regular player cards are changed but this time in to Blue-Black also this cards become available in the weeks packs. Cards are available for two days for each position and a final day with all players together. Again chance of drawing TOTY card during the week of the year are exactly the same of pulling the regular card of that player in another week
Team of the Season Cards (Blue)
Team of the season cards created in May and June based on the real-world season performance. Unlike TOTY which is one team ,TOTS cards are released per league or region with in total of 14 teams. Besides these ones, a All-Star MLS is also released in early August. all of the corresponding player cards are change in to Blue and made available in the week pack. TOTS cards are boosted very well between 4 to 6 points. It is possible that the players position on this cards is different if the player played well on a different position during the season than his regular .
Man of the Match Cards (Orange)
MOTM cards are assigned to the players of a non-leagues matches. Card become available for 24 hours starting at midnight (UK time). Again regular cards of the particular players are replace for the MOTM Orange Cards. The ratings are boosted with 1 or 2 points and like in TOTS the position of the player can be different than normally if he played on a different position during his MOTM.
International Man of the Match Cards (Green)
Euro 2016 is coming and for every match a iMOTM cards will be released. iMOTM cards will be available for 24 hours and will replace the regular corresponding cards. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in that match, they played really well in a different position.
Heroes Cards( Purple)
The Heroes cards are created to reward individual honors, like an heroic contribution during an important match such as a league derby, winning promotion to a higher league, or saving his club from relegation. Also winning a award for best player and best young player grant a honor of an heroes card.
These purple cards are available in packs for only 24 hours. During this period, the Heroes cards replace the corresponding regular cards.
The ratings and attributes of purple cards are usually boosted in one or two points, compared with their last TOTW / MOTM card or, if it doesn’t exist, their regular card. However, they are always worse than TOTS and TOTY cards. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in that match, they played really well in a different position.
categories, get one of these cards. FUTTIES are cards with improved stats packed during a week, just like TOTW cards. They are released only once, almost in the end of the season.
It is extremely rare, but sometimes EA needs to create new cards that does not fit in any of the other cards types. These special cards are usually released for record celebration likes Rooney recent international record or, less often, for charity reasons.
The ratings and the stats of these players receive a huge bonus in these blue-red cards, making them almost always the best players of the game. Usually, these cards become available in packs only for 24 hours. The record breaker cards are extremely rare and that’s why they are the most expensive ones.
Pro Players Cards(Cayan)
Pro Players cards are assigned by EA to real professional football players that play FUT 16. You can say that they are created for PR reasons and the cards are not soled so you won’t find them in a package. If you see some with ag this Cyan card the you are probably playing against a real pro. Note that this cards have assured ratings of about 95 with minimal of 88.
Legends Cards (Gold-Wite)
Last on our list are the Legend cards which are exclusively available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. The cards are from retired greatest players of all time. This cards are amazing with rating between 86 and 95 (Pelé).In FIFA 16 there are 64 Legends players, 8 of them for the first time ever.
This is the sum-up of the FUT 16 cards differences.