No Loss Glitch

The Weekend League is the most important format in FIFA Ultimate Team Mode (FUT). But it seems that defeats can be avoided by stopping the game. A professional uncovers.

Over 100 players played a flawless Weekend League (WL) last weekend. 30 wins in 30 games they could achieve – the maximum in the WL.

But it seems that there is a perfidious trick currently being used which simply makes potential defeats null and void. The professional player Harry “Honey Badger” Blackmore posted a Twitter video in which he exposes the FIFA account SaLoOoM_14:

In the Champions Channel, the online archive of all FUT matches, the player had listed 52 matches for the weekend instead of the usual 30, his statistic was also 30-0 and many matches were DNF (did not finish). “I don’t quite understand how you can have so many matches,” said professional Honey Badger during his research.

In one match he even scored a goal in the 90th minute and then stopped the match. No defeat followed on his account. Honey Badger shows the clip in his video. The pro himself missed such a top 100 ranking, because this behavior also affected him.

Loyalty Glitch

You get loyalty in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team by playing ten matches with a player.

Playing ten matches with specific players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team squad battles will reward you with a loyalty bonus, as well as coins after every match.

You can play against the CPU on amateur to hopefully quicken up the process, but manually playing all ten matches would still eat up a few hours of your time.

However, there is a workaround via the loyalty glitch.

 

How to do the FIFA 21 loyalty glitch on PS4 and Xbox One

You perform the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team loyalty glitch on PS4 and Xbox One by starting an offline Squad Battles match.

Then, to follow through with the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team loyalty glitch on PS4 and Xbox One, you must simply quit the match as early as when the timer appears.

This will result in a 3-0 defeat and loss on your record, but you can overcome this by following the same method as above but disconnecting from the internet.

So, to perform the FIFA 21 loyalty glitch with no losses, you need to enter a match on squad battles, pause at least when the timer appears, and press the home button on your console’s controller.

Then proceed to either the PS4 or Xbox One network settings, disconnect from your internet, reconnect, and then return to FIFA 21.

An error message will appear saying that you lost connection from the EA servers, and the squad battles match will be finished.

Reconnect to the EA servers and Ultimate Team, and you should see that the game counted as a match played but that no loss has been given to your record.

Repeat this ten times to fully exploit the loyalty glitch.

Consequences of cheating

Along these years, EA has taken a few actions against cheaters, but we still think they were not enough, especially for PC. Let’s see the main ones:

1 PENALTIES
EA has created a penalty system that includes remove you from FUT Champions leaderboards (you lose your rewards), wipe your FUT coins, delete your FUT club, temporarily or permanently locking your account out of the Transfer Market, ban you from your current FIFA game, from all FIFA games or even from all EA games. Players will think twice before cheating.

2 TRADE OFFER BUTTON
This is an old one. A few years ago, EA removed a useful feature that allowed you to trade items directly with your friends. Unfortunately, they really had to do it in order to fight cheaters.

3 UNTRADEABLE ITEMS
Many players were used to own several clubs and transfer the items from their starter packs, daily gifts and other offers for the main account. To avoid this, EA made these cards (and many others) untradeable. In other words, it is not possible to sell them on the transfer market.

4 STRONGER AUTHENTICATION
A new two-factor authentication was added to help keep intruders away from gamers accounts. For each player it is generated a numeric pass code, valid for a short period of time, needed to log-in in accounts from an untrusted device or every 90 days. From time to time, you also see some (stupid) captchas.

5 BLOCKING SYSTEM
EA introduced a system to detect bots accessing their servers. They have suspended thousands of accounts with suspicious activity, but unfortunately, many of them are from very active traders who are following the rules. It’s a shame to see this happening to honest gamers who paid the game. In a few cases, they got their accounts back but most of the time the best they can do is to create another account, start over again and quit doing anything in the market to avoid being banned again.

Duplicating Cards

It supposedly duplicates the cards you have. Usually, they ask you to choose the cards you want to duplicate. With this, they are ensuring that you have good cards because no one wants to duplicate worthless cards. Then, they ask your account details and… well, you know what happens next.

Buying Coins

First of all, let us make it very clear that buying coins is against the game’s terms of service. You are not allowed to do it. Besides that, when you buy coins you are making FIFA a pay to win videogame (insert sarcastic joke here…). There are several online stores selling FUT coins, FIFA Points, specific players and FUT accounts. They use different methods to sell without being caught by EA. The most popular are: player auction (you sell one of your players for the maximum price range); comfort trade (you give your credentials and they do the rest); mule account (a third account is used to transfer the coins); and FIFA auction house (you list a worthless player and the seller buys him).

Tools for PC

PC is clearly the platform more susceptible to cheats. There are several programs designed to control the game. The most popular ones are Trainer and Cheat Engine. They are able, for example, to change score, game clock, stamina, player ratings and budgets. The problem here is that EA is not taking any action against them and the game is flood with cheaters, even in online single mode. Every year, new versions are getting more sophisticated which means that they are always one step ahead from EA anti-cheats policy.

Bots

Bots are pieces of software which are permanently sending requests to the EA servers in order to stay updated and take care of automatic processes. The owner just has to indicate the price he’s interested in buying specific cards and, when they appear in the transfer market, the program makes the buy for him. The majority of these programs also automatically makes sales. The big difference between an AutoBuyer and an AutoBidder is that the first buys by BIN (Buy it now) and the other one buys by BID. Some more modern bots can also buy and sell without any intervention from the player. However, in all these cases the risk of being banned by Electronic Arts is really high.

Price List for Points

FIFA Points prices in FUT 21. The complete list of FIFA Points purchases in FIFA Ultimate Team in different currencies.

Points Pack Usual Price Origin / EA Access Price*
100 Points
  • USD 0.99
  • EUR 0.99
  • GBP 0.79
  • SGD 1.60
  • USD 0.89
  • EUR 0.89
  • GBP 0.71
250 Points
  • USD 2.49
  • EUR 2.49
  • GBP 1.99
  • SGD 4.50
  • USD 2.24
  • EUR 2.24
  • GBP 1.79
500 Points
  • USD 4.99
  • EUR 4.99
  • GBP 3.99
  • SGD 8.00
  • USD 4.49
  • EUR 4.49
  • GBP 3.59
750 Points
  • USD 7.49
  • EUR 7.49
  • GBP 0.79
  • SGD 12.00
  • USD 6.74
  • EUR 6.74
  • GBP 4.99
1,050 Points
  • USD 9.99
  • EUR 9.99
  • GBP 7.99
  • SGD 16.00
  • USD 8.99
  • EUR 8.99
  • GBP 7.19
1,600 Points
  • USD 14.99
  • EUR 14.99
  • GBP 11.99
  • SGD 21.90
  • USD 13.49
  • EUR 13.49
  • GBP 10.79
2,200 Points
  • USD 19.99
  • EUR 19.99
  • GBP 15.99
  • SGD 32.00
  • USD 17.99
  • EUR 17.99
  • GBP 14.39
4,600 Points
  • USD 39.99
  • EUR 39.99
  • GBP 31.99
  • SGD 49.90
  • USD 35.99
  • EUR 35.99
  • GBP 28.79
12,000 Points
  • USD 99.99
  • EUR 99.99
  • GBP 79.99
  • SGD 119.90
  • USD 89.99
  • EUR 89.99
  • GBP 71.99

What are points?

FIFA points – the real-life virtual currency of FIFA

FIFA points aren’t a hard concept to grasp. They are the virtual in-game currency of FIFA that you could only purchase by using real-life money. It is imperative to understand that, unlike coins, FIFA points cannot be obtained through playing the game.

The only places where you can get your hands on FIFA points are the FUT Store, your console’s store, and from trusted retailers. FIFA points prices of course vary depending on how much you wish to buy. Generally speaking, 100 points go for around $1 with minor discounts for major quantities. For example, the maximum amount you can buy at once – 12,000, will cost you $100 instead of $120.

One of the perks of FIFA points are that they carry over, so you don’t lose them once you move to the latest version of the game. For example, the FIFA 20 points you’ve purchased will still be there when and if you decide to play FIFA 21. That is if you have any left in your bank of course.

What can you spend FIFA points on?

FIFA points are used exclusively for two things – purchasing FUT packs and paying FUT Draft entries. The former is quite obvious – you pay for a FUT pack, you get a FUT pack, that’s it. As for the FUT Draft, you’re presented with a choice to either pay your entry fee via FIFA points or FIFA coins. We’ll go over the FUT Draft in-depth in the second part of this article, but broadly speaking it is a FUT mode that holds various rewards based on how many games you win.

As we mentioned earlier, FIFA points aren’t difficult to understand. You buy them, you use them in two very specific ways and that’s that.

Or is it? Well, if there’s going to be a second part of this, the answer is obviously no. For the why behind the what, tune in for the continuation of this article, coming to your browser soon!

What are coins?

Coins and how you use them play an essential part in every successful FIFA Ultimate Team story. Here, we’ll go in depth on how to quickly stack up coins and master FIFA’s in-game currency.
Let’s begin with the absolute basics. What are FIFA coins? Well, as mentioned, they are the in-game currency with which you can buy individual player cards on the market or packs from the store, aka obtain players for your FUT squad. You can find out more about buying and trading cards, as well as opening packs in the FUT tutorial here.So, how do you get your hands on the precious goods? Well, FIFA 20’s entire makeup revolves around coin transactions, so it’s fair to say that literally everything could bring in some cash flow. What you need to remember is that you cannot buy FIFA coins with real money! You can only get them through playing the game and via the trade market. Real money can buy you FIFA points, but that’s a topic for another time. Now that that’s out of the way, here are the most effective ways to make some sweet FIFA dough.

The focus falls on three game modes: Squad Battles, Division Rivals and Squad Building Challenges. These modes hold high-end rewards, including coins, packs and in the case of Division Rivals – Champions points. Amass enough Champions points and you’ll be granted access to the Champions Weekend League where you can receive even bigger awards.

Squad Building Challenges are…well, exactly that. You’re tasked with doing something and if you do it, you get something in return. SBCs are easily the hardest of the three modes to accomplish anything in, but when you do, you’re rewarded in a fitting manner for all of your trouble.

Squad Battles are on the opposite end of the spectrum. Due to the player being able to choose his opponents and difficulty level, it’s much easier to win that way. Of course, the prize quality drops as well.

Division Rivals surely holds the title of most engaging of the three. In addition to the regular coins and packs that you get for winning, you also gather Champions points. Gain 2000 of these and you’ll be granted a pass to the Champions Weekend League where you compete against the world’s best for some truly squad-altering packages.

Equally important for your coin budget’s well-being is what you do on the market and how you spend the coins you’ve obtained. Search the web and every coin tutorial will tell you the same thing: don’t buy expensive packs. Packs are random, ok, you might get something useful, but more often than not, you won’t.

Instead, try to stick to Bronze and Silver packs and see what you can sell on the market, what you should keep for your squad or what you could keep for now and sell at a higher price later on. Similarly, keep an eye on the cards that go for sale. With an eye for a bargain and some luck, you might strike gold. Finding such bargains is the main key to building a bank once you’ve established a solid foundation through playing.