Tutorial: Create Best Hybrid Team in FIFA 16
If you intend to dominate FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT for short) in EA Sports’ FIFA 16, understanding the concept of team chemistry is ideal. Odds of making passes and cashing in scoring opportunities will increase if you put proper chemistry in place. In fact, you should pass over superstar talent on occasion if it means perfecting chemistry. This may sound bizarre initially, but randomly building a team with world class talent goes right out the window the moment you turn the ball over or even worse, blow entire FUT seasons and tournaments.
It can be easy to overlook, as players with FIFA experience will tend to believe that as long as they have superstars on the pitch, they will have the ability to compensate for any shortcomings that may result from poorly planned chemistry. The FIFA development team worked hard to ensure players who disregard chemistry will be punished. With this in mind, here is a breakdown of chemistry and the different ways to make it work for you.
First and most importantly, always put players in their natural positions to maximize chemistry. There’s no reason to be a mad scientist or GM, thinking the key to unlocking your FUT team is to build some strange mash-up. Moving someone to a different position may cap the chemistry level of you team.
This aside, team chemistry is built on three fundamental pillars: country, league and active club. Pair players who belong to one of these same camps and you’re well on your way to becoming a sports chemist. For example, if your FUT team somehow acquires a key gold card player from the Barclays Premier League, do whatever it takes to surround this asset with people from the same league.
Then we have Hybrid Teams. This includes players from different locations around the globe. Despite hailing from different regions, they have enough in common to work well with each other. To that end, you can split your FUT team into two components. While not the easiest thing to do, constant shifting is the best way to nail this.
For example, if the left side of a squad is comprised completely of players from the German Bundesliga, and the right side from La Liga in Spain, players will need to find athletes sharing common bonds for neighboring positions, such as center midfielders and center backs. Finding a player like Xabi Alanso, who plays in the German league and is also a Spanish national player would bridge the gap beautifully. A common misconception is that all links between neighboring players need to be green or yellow in order to achieve a perfect chem rating. The illusive 100 rating can still be attained with red connections, as long as each player has at least one green stem to a neighboring position. Once a player puts in the proper research to achieve a highly rated chemistry for a squad, an additional boost can be attained through the selection of a team manager sharing the same trio of traits that affect player chemistry.
Additionally, players found in packs and originally rostered on your FUT team will automatically have good chemistry. Players brought in through the transfer market will need to play at least 10 games to gain chemistry with their new team. This unique feature allows teams to evolve with each other, leading to spectacular plays and epic scoring opportunities.
The chemistry feature in FIFA FUT’16 keeps players on their toes, and rewards good scouting and team development. Now it’s time to decide how you want to approach chemistry and build your team into a family bred for international football domination.