FIFA 18 releases September 29th and many of you are asking questions about FIFA 18 carryover items (aspects which transfer over from FIFA 17 to FIFA 18 Ultimate Team). The most common of these questions are the transfer of FUT coins and FIFA Points. Unfortunately coins and teams among many other items do not transfer over, but there will be many aspects of your FIFA Ultimate Team that will. In our FIFA 18 carryover guide we will explain logically which items EA will allow you to transfer over.
FIFA 18 Carryover
We’ll keep the details below updated. We expect EA to confirm details in the coming weeks.
Regarding transferable FIFA 17 to FIFA 18 items, you will only keep what is linked to your Origin account. You can transfer the other items listed below when doing so from the same console.
FIFA Points will be the most significant one-time FIFA 18 carryover item. FIFA Points are a form of alternative in-game currency to FUT coins and allow you to purchase FUT packs in the store or enter FUT Drafts. You are unable to use FIFA Points to purchase items on the transfer market. EA do not sell coins, they sell FIFA points. You will not be able to transfer FIFA points during the FIFA 18 Web App Webstart period, the earliest opportunity will be during FIFA 18 Early Access.
Early Access members receive a 10% discount on FIFA Points prices (full price listed below);
100 = £0.79
250 = £1.99
500 = £3.99
750 = £5.99
1,050 = £7.99
1,600 = £11.99
2,200 = £15.99
4,600 = £31.99
12,000 = £79.99
Every time you earn XP, you gradually build up your levelling bar until you reach a new level. This is shown in the top right of your screen on your chosen platform. This information does not display on the FUT Web App. Each XP level, otherwise known at EAS FC level, becomes gradually more difficult to obtain as you need to earn more XP for each level. Once you unlock a level, you’ll never lose it within your account. It will transfer over to new FIFA titles, such as FIFA 17 to FIFA 18. Your XP level is basically your experience level within FIFA and is shown to all your friends within EA Sports Football Club. The higher your XP level, the more you are able to unlock in the EA Sports Football Club (EAS FC) store / catalogue.
Football Club Credits
You can use your Football Club Credits (FCC) to purchase items in the EAS FC Catalogue. Football Club Credits accumulate the same way XP is collected. The credits are displayed in the top right, to the left of your XP level and levelling bar. Unless these bronze looking coins are spent, they remain in your account for future FIFA titles. It’s important you have enough FCC to purchase key items at the start of FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. These items include coin boosts, increasing transfer list and transfer targets size etc.
XP Level and Football Club Credits are important FIFA 18 carryover items, coin boosts and catalogue items at the start of FIFA 18 are incredibly useful!
Pro Clubs Badge & Player Appearance
Your pro clubs badge doesn’t do anything as such other than to show when you started your pro club. Player appearance just gives you the option for your virtual pro to look the same as previous, however this may not apply due to the transition of a new FIFA 17 Frostbite Engine.
Whether you are a FUT Founder, or your club was established in September 2016, your established date will remain the same in FIFA 18. FUT Founders are those that started playing FIFA Ultimate Team during FIFA 09, shortly after the release.
FUT Club Name
You will get the option to keep or change your FUT Club Name. If you change your mind half way through FIFA 18, you can complete a manager task or use a one-time catalogue item.
Xbox Achievements and PSN Trophies
You will keep your achievements and trophies accrued from FIFA 17 on your Xbox Live and/or PSN account, but these will be new in FIFA 18.
Unfortunately FIFA 18 carryover items do not include coins. Why not? If FUT players could transfer their coins from FIFA 17 to FIFA 18 then it would cause massive fluctuations in the market. The FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Transfer Market will be its own economy, where the supply and demand for coins and cards dictate prices. The ability to transfer FIFA 17 coins to FIFA 18 would therefore create an unfair playing field. EA carefully control the market throughout the year to ensure there isn’t prolonged periods unrealistic inflation or deflation. We suggest you take your trading knowledge and really use it to your advantage during FIFA 18 webstart, that’s our plan anyway.
Players, Staff, Club Items and Consumables
Players (including loans), staff, club items and consumables will not be FIFA 18 carryover items. Unfortunately these would also give an unfair advantage and would cause chaos on the transfer market. However, ‘Generations’ will allow you to show off your old squads. Unfortunately you cannot play FIFA 18 with your old squad in any game mode.
Current Division, Record and Leaderboard
Your hard effort to get to division one, along with your record and leaderboard status will be wiped for FIFA 18. For many of you, that may be very much welcomed.
EA Sports Football Club Catalogue Items
We’re saving our Football Club Credits from now as the items you purchase in the catalogue do not transfer over to FIFA 18. As previously mentioned there will be key items available in the catalogue that will help catapult your FUT 18 journey.
What do you think should become a FIFA 18 carryover item?