eSports FIFA 18 web & companion app: How to get an early start on your Ultimate Team Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 02:44 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ultimateteam.co.uk eSports Gaming WTF Free packs and gifts will be available to players who begin collecting coins and constructing squads before this year’s game is officially released FIFA fans can begin building their Ultimate Team squads for FIFA 18 now thanks to EA Sports’ web app.Ultimate Team is FIFA’s most popular game mode – and, indeed, the most popular mode of any football game on the market – and has become hugely competitive in recent years, with rival players vying for valuable items and coins and facing off in matches.For those unfamiliar with Ultimate Team, the feature allows you to collect players from around the world and build squads that can be used in online FIFA games and tournaments. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Players can be obtained by spending FIFA coins to open packs or by trading in a huge market of buyers and sellers of individual items.For any serious Ultimate Team players, logging on to the web app has become an essential part of getting a head start on the competition and setting yourself up for instant success on release day.Here is our full guide to using the web app and making the most of the opportunity.WHAT IS THE FIFA WEB APP?The FIFA web app is an online application which allows FIFA players to manage their Ultimate Team away from their console.Users can access their squads, consumables and club items as well as the FUT store, transfer market and leaderboards. Essentially, you can buy and sell players, open packs and manage your squad without having to switch on your PS4 or Xbox.You’ll have to pick up a controller to actually play games with your teams, of course.The web app has become particularly popular because it is launched shortly before each year’s FIFA is released, allowing players to get a head start in the Ultimate Team market. EA Sports often roll out daily gifts for those who sign up, including returning player packs and starter packs.HOW CAN I ACCESS THE WEB APP?The web app can be accessed on EA Sports’ website at this link.You’ll need to have signed up for an EA account that is linked to your FIFA profile, which you can then use to log in and access your Ultimate Team squads.WHEN IS IT AVAILABLE FOR FIFA 18?The web app is now live, 36 hours before the game becomes available for EA Access and Origin members.FIFA 18’s full release will come 10 days later, on Friday, September 29. You can get your hands on the game earlier by pre-ordering the special Ronaldo or Icon editions, however, which will be available to play on Tuesday, September 26.CAN I USE IT ON MY PHONE?The web app is designed for desktop and laptop use, but EA Sports has also release a companion app for smartphones to ensure you can access Ultimate Team on the go.You can download that for iPhone and Android now by following those links on your device.You can do pretty much everything on the companion app, from managing your squad and completing squad-building challenges to making bids in the transfer market and accessing the FUT store to open packs and other items.Simply log in with the same credentials you use on the web app and you’ll be good to go.HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF THE WEB APP?Ultimate Team has some great tips in terms of making the most of the window in which the FIFA 18 web app is available before the full game is released.One of their most important bits of advice is to resist the urge to open expensive packs and instead collect as many coins as you can to focus on trading. Shop for bargain items you can flip for a quick profit and to make longer-term investments in players and consumables that will rise in value when the game comes out.Building up a good bank balance and collection of assets for release day can give you a huge head start on the competition.As fun as opening packs is, coins are hard to come by during this initial window and should be treasured and used wisely. The only exception is the strategy of buying 400-coin bronze packs and selling the contents for an overall profit, which some players have had success with.Beyond that, make sure you are online to open all of the daily gifts and sell off anything in returning user and starter packs that are not likely to rise in value on release day onwards.Ultimate Team also say that rare silver players – look for skill moves, weak-foot rating and speed – can often be picked up more cheaply than usual during the webstart period, so watch out for potential purchases there.WHEN IS FIFA 18 RELEASED?FIFA 18 will be released worldwide on Friday, September 29. There are two ways, however, to get your hands on the game early.The first is to pre-order the ‘Ronaldo Edition’ or ‘Icon Edition’, priced at £79.99 ($79.99) and £89.99 ($99.99) respectively and packed with bonus Ultimate Team content. They will be available to play on Tuesday, September 26, which is in line with EA’s knack for going live on a late Tuesday in September.If that’s not soon enough you’ll need to sign up to EA Access (Xbox One) or Origin Access (PC), both of which cost either £3.99 ($4.99) a month or £19.99 ($29.99) a year. That will get you 10 hours of trial play time from Thursday, September 21.If you’re a PlayStation 4 player, the September 26 date is the earliest you will be able to play.FIFA web app images courtesy of Ultimate Team.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 more rebel MLAs under the anti-defection law till the end of the assembly term in 2023, a day ahead of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa seeking the trust vote in the assembly to prove his majority.Eleven Congress MLAs and three JD(S) lawmakers faced the axe from the speaker, who pronounced his ruling at a hurriedly called news conference, two days after Yediyurappa took the oath as chief minister after the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) coalition government. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Speaker’s action would have no bearing on the fate of the Yediyurappa government, as with disqualification of the rebel MLAs with immediate effect, their absence would reduce the effective strength of the House, making it a walk in the park for the BJP. The absence of 20 MLAs-17 rebels, also one each legislator from Congress, BSP and Independent-during the vote of confidence motion moved by the Congress-JD(S) coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy had led to Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursdayits downfall after weeks of drama marked by murky political intrigues and court battle.With the disqualification of 17 rebel MLAs -14 from the Congress and three from JD(S) – on Sunday, the effective strength of the 224-member assembly excluding the Speaker, who has a casting vote in case of a tie, is 207. The magic figure required will be 104. BJP along with the support of one independent has 106 members, Congress 66 (including nominated), JD(S) 34 and one BSP member, who has been expelled by the party for not voting for the Kumaraswamy government during the trust vote. “I have used my judicial conscience… I am 100 per cent hurt,” said the Speaker, when asked about his controversial decision on disqualification being called into question and allegations about his conduct in the entire issue. The Speaker’s sudden move also comes with indications from the BJP that it was mulling moving a no-confidence against him if he doesn’t voluntarily give up the post when the assembly meets on Monday. Kumar said he was taking the action based on the petitions moved by the Congress and JD(S) to disqualify the rebel MLAs, who had also submitted resignations as assembly members and were absent during the trust vote. The BJP slammed the Speaker’s action, calling it “unfair and violative of the law” which, it said, had been taken “yielding to the pressure from a party”. Congress Legislature Party leader Siddarmaiah, in a tweet, termed the Speaker’s decision as “a victory for democracy”. JD(S) too, in a tweet, welcoming the Speaker’s decision, said, “the Speaker has sent a strong message to those who tried to uproot democracy by disqualifying legislators who fell for allurements of power and money, disregarded public mandate and violated the party whip.” A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi in its order on Wednesday last gave the Assembly Speaker the freedom to decide on the resignation of the 15 MLAs within such time-frame as considered appropriate by him. It had also ruled that the rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to attend the assembly proceedings. A day ahead of seeking the trust vote in the Karnataka assembly, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday expressed confidence about proving the majority. “On Monday hundred per cent I will prove the majority,” Yediyurappa told reporters here.