FIFA 17 Inform Items have received an update with a new and modern design. Also there are new cards introduce to the game like FUT 17 Champions cards, Squad Builder Challenges card and One to watch card. So with all the new FIFA 17 card types and FIFA 17 card colors we made a short explanation for the FUT 17 beginner what the different colours and designs mean.
FIFA 17 Inform Items Explained:
Player cards in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team are found in your beginning team, Packs, or bought and sold through the Transfer Market. Note that at the moment of posting the game is not officially released therefor there is no official explanation for all the cards.(Cards are official and property of EA sport)
Regular Players’ Cards (Gold,Silver,Bronz)
Regular cards in FUT 17 are the most basic and at the beginning of the game almost every player has one. Only the one to watch players are different but read more on that later below. 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 first cards you get when in the FUT 17 starting pack have 45 contracts all other new bought cards come with 99 fitness and 7 contracts.
Rare Cards (Gold,Silver,Bronz)
Rare cards in FUT 17 are created for players with an unique traits. For example the rare cards are assigned to players 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. As being tallest in the league will not make you the best heading player in the league. Therefore remember that when you are building a beginning team Rare Cards are more expansive. It is therefore wise to look for the regular card of the same level.
In Form Players’ Cards
The most interesting part of FUT 17 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. The change 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, FUTTIES Winners,Pro Players and Legends(Xbox exclusive). New to the game are FUT 17 Champions, Squad Building Challenge and one to watch.
IF Cards are the most valuable cards of FUT 17 so if you have the coins this are the cards to look for. You can get this card by opening packs when this special cards are released.
Team of the Week Cards(TOTW)(Gold,Silver,Bronz/Black)
Team of the week cards are most common among the special cards. Every Wednesday EA selects twenty-three players based on their exponential real-world performances in the previous week and joins them in a single team(TOTW). In FUT 17 you can play against them in TOTW Challenge. The corresponding players normal cards are changed during that week to a new Bronze/Silver/Gold-Black card which you can get from the packs. Of course you can buy them all year round soled by other players who got them 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.
One to watch (OTW)Black)
Previously in FUT, during the season some players would get TOTW or other special cards depending on their real-life performance. This are as special cards and are released during for a specific event or specific period. Also those cards replace the normal cards only during this specific period. Once the event or in case of TOTW the week has passed normal card is restored again.
For example, if you got a standard Slimani card at the start of last season, his rating was 78. As Sporting went on and Slimani played hell of a season for which he received 4 TOTW cards, Futties nomination card and TOTS card with rating of 90. Still all those cards were separately released but the original 78 card remained unchanged.
In FUT 17, some players will no longer have normal cards, but special ‘One to Watch’ ones. This cards will be updated regularly depending on how well a player performs that season in real life.
Cool thing about this is that the rating on the card are variable.One week this card can have rating of 90 while when a player has a bad week 86. This card will brig for sure new dimension to the FUT definitely for players who like to trade. As every week the value of One to Watch cared could be different.
FUT Champions (Bronze/Silver/Gold-Red)
Also new to the game is the FUT Champions. In FUT Champions players can compete in weekly events from local to global. Read more on the events here. In this event you can win rewords in form of Fut Champions cards. Boost of this cards depends on your performance. These cards can’t be found in the packs you can only earn them in the events.
Squad Building Challenge(Blue-Purple)
Again new to FUT is the Squad build challenges. In this event players will have to create specific squads to earn points an rewords. Read more on the events here. Also for this event new card type is created which can be won during this events.Ratings of those cards may vary depending on the challenge.
FUTTIES have two versions of the card one is the non – gold which is given to the 44 nominees and the Gold version for the 11 FUTTIES Winners.
This cards are created based on in-forms choice of the FIFA community. The 11 players with most votes, for each one of the award categories, get one of these gold cards. FUTTIES Winner 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. Normal no gold version will also be available in the game during the votes but the sats of the cards are not boosted.
Team of the Year Cards(TOTY )(Blue-Gold Card)
The name speaks for itself , once a year in January, EA selects a team based on their half 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 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. This cards receive amazing boost of stats.
Team of the Season Cards (Bronze/Silver/Gold-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 Card
During international matches 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.
Continental Man of the Match
New to the game is the Continental man of the match card. It’s part of the MOTM orang cards group so the stats boost are the same. This goes for the availability as well. The card is only available 24h in the packs. Obviously this card is issued for the continental award winners.
Heroes Card( Purple)
The Heroes cards are created to reward individual honors.Honers 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.
Legends Cards (Gold-Wite)
Legend cards are exclusively available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. The cards are for retired greatest players of all time. This cards are amazing with rating between 86 and 95 (Pelé).In FIFA 17 there are 76 Legends players, 10 of them for the first time ever.
Pro Players Cards(Cayan)
Last on the list are the Pro Players card which are assigned by EA to real professional football players. 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 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.
FIFA 17 Ultimate Scream halloween Cards
During the Halloween period EA has introduced in FIFA 17 a brand new card. The Ultimate Scream! These cards were released in a single FUT squad of 23 players with upgraded ratings as unique items. However, these boosts are temporary. As after the Halloween their ratings revert back to match their initially released upgrade.
Award Winner Cards FIFA 17
Again an new introduced card by EA the Award Winner. This card seems to be the replacement of the original hero card. The effect of the boost are the same as hero. Also availability of 24 hours is the same.
TOGS FIFA 17 cards
EA keeps surprising us this year and has again introduced a new card. The TOGS cards ! These cards are created for the informs of the first stage of the European Champions League. The blue TOGS cards are available in packs for 72 hours. During this period, they replace the corresponding regular cards
Stats boost of these cars are usually one or two points. The position of the players in these cards may change based on their CL in game position. Like with TOTW cards.
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