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How to snipe players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Published: 17/Oct/2020 18:06 Updated: 17/Oct/2020 18:09

by Joe Craven

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Over the years, ‘sniping’ has grown to be an excellent method of acquiring players for below their usual BIN price. Here’s everything you need to know to master it in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

The community dislike of Ultimate Team price ranges still hasn’t died away completely but, as you’d expect, FIFA’s fan base has figured out how trading can still be performed in the market’s conditions.

Acquiring players just before they enter a Team of the Week is as reliable as ever, but picking up true bargains has become more difficult as price ranges seek to inhibit the coin buying/selling trade.

FIFA 21 Transfer Market HUB
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With millions of items on the market, bargains are there to be found.

One way around this is ‘sniping’ – the act of intentionally searching below a player’s typical buy it now (BIN) price, and then acting quickly to finalize the purchase. Here, we’re going to break down how to do it, and how it can benefit you and your Ultimate Team bank.

Step One: Pick your player and work out his usual price

First off, you need to pick the player you want. This can be for trading, or for use in your team. You won’t want to pick a player too expensive and rare, as there simply won’t be the quantity of that player on the market. Players will also be more careful to get their money’s worth when listing a better, rarer player. We’ve gone for Raphinha of Leeds United.

Rpahinha in FUT 21 Transfer Market
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Raphinha is a steal for just a few thousand coins.

Step Two: Lower your price

As you can see, there are hundreds of cards available for 2,700 coins. We know off the bat, then, that this is too high. We’d recommend dropping the price search by about 10%, which in this case will take our searches down to about 2,400 coins.

Step Three: Buy it now

For this price, there are just a couple of options, both at the very beginning of their one hour on the market. These will sell very rapidly, so it’s up to you to act fast and ‘buy it now’. Internet will probably matter in this scenario, so if your console or PC is pretty slow, the web app might offer you more luck.

In terms of actually pushing the buttons quickly to buy the player, practice makes perfect. You’ll need to select the player, move down to Buy Now, then move up to ‘Yes’. The best way to do it is to practice.

Raphinha in FIFA 21 Transfer Market
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Raphinha is available even cheaper.

However, we should stress that it’s not this simple. A lot of the time, searching below a player’s BIN price, you’ll be met with the message tell you there are no players available at that price.

Unfortunately, you cannot just spam the search button and be taken to the players available as they are listed – you have to alternate between a couple of prices. In this Raphinha example, you’ll probably need to alternate between about 2,300 and 2,400 coins. We even found one for 2,100 coins – 600 coins below the value we know he can sell for.

Raphinha BIN price in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team
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Some bargains are available, even in players’ given price ranges.

What to bear in mind when sniping in FIFA Ultimate Team

If you’re sniping to trade, remember EA’s 5% tax. Buying a player at 2,900 coins and selling them for 3,000 is pointless, as you’ll only get 2,850 coins for the sale. This is why we recommend going about 10% below their standard BIN price, or lower.

Next, sniping is difficult with more valuable players. There are fewer of them, and players will be more cautious when listing a highly valuable player. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, it’ll just require more patience.

Finally, remember players’ values change. Buying a Raphinha today for 2,400 coins might be a good deal, but tomorrow he could only be worth 2,200 coins. Be intelligent and work quickly.

Once you master sniping, it can be a seriously useful way of saving coins. Be realistic though, as price ranges means the days of finding a 100k player for 10k are long behind us.

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How to complete James Tavernier FIFA 21 Headliners SBC: Solutions & cost

Published: 15/Jan/2021 16:12

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS have released a brand new Headliners SBC for an 86-rated version of Rangers defender James Tavernier. So, here’s how you can complete the Squad Building Challenge. 

Headliners have been in FIFA Ultimate Team for a few years, and they work in a similar way to One to Watch cards. If a player who has a Headliners card then gets a new special card which is higher rated, the Headliners version is automatically upgraded.

In FIFA 21, there have been two teams of Headliners released so far, with a few Squad Building Challenges – SBCs – thrown in for good measure too.

The newest SBC centers around Rangers right-back James Tavernier. The 29-year-old defender, who has had two in-forms in Ultimate Team already, has been bumped all the way up to an 86. So, here’s how you can get your hands on him.

Screenshot of James Tavernier's in-game stats on his Headliners card
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A look at Headliners Tavernier’s in-game stats.

James Tavernier Headliners SBC in-game stats & requirements

As you can see above, the boosted stats make Tavernier a pretty decent card to pick up, even if you haven’t built an SPFL or Rangers team. He can seamlessly fit into any team with English defenders, or ICONS, of course.

However, as you might expect, he doesn’t come all that cheap. You’ll have to build two teams to get Tavernier – each containing at least one Team of the Week player.

You can find the requirements for both, below:

England:

  • Number of English players: Min 1
  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Top Form:

  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

James Tavernier Headliners SBC cheapest solutions

Speaking of his actual price tag, according to FUTBIN, the total cost for Headliners Tavernier is between 180-190,000 coins, depending on whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, or Origin on PC.

However, to try and get you under that somewhat lofty price tag, we’ve got the cheapest solution for each part of the SBC below.

Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
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Solution for the Top Form part of Tavernier’s SBC.
Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
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Solution for the England part of Tavernier’s SBC.

Now, unlike the Player of the Month SBCs like Bruno Fernandes, you won’t have a full month to get the coins and cards needed to get yourself a Tavernier.

The card is only available in Ultimate Team until January 21, so make sure you act fast. And, let us know how you find Tavernier in-game by tweeting us a review over at UltimateTeamUK.