FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards Guide – Types, Categories and Colours Explained
It is really important to known the meaning of the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards ? Why they have different types and colours ?
You will find the answers in this FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards Guide.
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards Guide – Introduction
FUT 14 is a FIFA game mode where you try to get the right cards to build the best team possible.
The first thing you should try to answer is ‘how the cards come into the game ?’.
The FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards are created by EA that places them into the game by four methods:
- when registering a new team (‘starter pack’);
- when purchasing packages in the store;
- when winning tournaments or seasons whose prizes are packages;
- or when get Daily Gifts, Welcome Back packs and other prizes;
Any FUT 14 card can be classified according to its type and its category.
The type tell us what is the role of the card. The category tell us how good is the card.
For who has played FUT 13 or previous versions this may be a bit confused once these terms have changed. The old ‘Level’ is now called ‘Category’ and the old ‘Category’ is now called ‘Type’.
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards Types
As you know, all you have in your FUT 14 club is cards.
These cards have different types, corresponding to different roles.
Let’s see which cards types exist in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team (just click over the card name which you are interested in learning more):
- Players Cards
- Consumables’ Cards
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards Categories
No matter if we are talking about a player’s card, a staff card, a consumables card or a club item card, there is always a category associated to them. The category tell us how good a card is. It is the way we have to distinguished the cards of the same type.
There are three FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards Categories:
- Gold, the best one;
- Bronze, the worst one;
In the case of the players’ cards, their quality is measured by their ratings:
- Gold, for ratings between 75 and 99.
- Silver, for ratings between 65 and 74;
- Bronze, for ratings up to 64;
Whether it is a regular card or an in form card, all players fit in one of these three categories.
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Players’ Cards
All FIFA 14 Ultimate Team cards are gold, silver or bronze. We already said that. It is quite simple. But to players cards, the thing is a bit more complex.
You will find more information about staff cards, consumables cards and club items cards clicking above it. Now, we will explain better why players’ cards are different and why there are so many colours for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards.
Regular FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Players’ Cards
At the beginning of the game, all the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Players’ Cards belong to the Regular category. These cards have the innate characteristics and attributes of the player.
When a card is released for the first time and assigned to its first owner, the physical condition is high, 99 of fitness, and are registered seven contracts, except for the players of starter pack that have 45 contracts.
As the game progresses, users can change many of the card features such as the preferred position and preferred chemistry style. However, these cards are still considered regular cards. Only the game system can create not-regular cards.
FUT 14 Regular Cards
Upgraded FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Players’ Cards
The upgraded players’ cards, also known as UP cards, are usually released in January or February with the goal of adjust the players’ rating and players’ attributes to the reality. Only the players that have played much better than their FIFA 14 Ultimate Team ratings can get a UP version.
Physically, these cards are identical to the originals.
Transfer FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Players’ Cards
In order to keep the game updated, EA moves to FIFA 14 Ultimate Team what is happening in the transfer market.
When a player moves from his club to another one in the real world, EA Sports releases a new card of this player with the name of his new club and eventually his new league. This is the only difference you’ll find between the new card and his previous card.
From the time that the new cards are released, cards with the previous club will not be issued. That is, the same player can have cards from two different clubs: one that is being released in packs and the other that still be available on the market auction.
The most interesting thing about these cards is related to the fact that they can benefit your team chemistry since they allow new pairings of clubs, leagues and nationalities.
In Form (IF) FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Players’ Cards
One of the features that makes the game mode FIFA Ultimate Team so interesting is its dynamic component. During the season, and depending on the players’ form in the real world, EA releases In Form (IF) Cards that change the players’ attributes. By becoming owner of one of these cards, you are buying a player improved attributes.
IF Cards are the most valuable cards of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team and can be grouped into the following subcategories: Team of the Week (TOTW), Team of the Year (TOTY), Team of the Season (TOTS), Man of the Match (MOTM), Special Cards, Personal Cards and Legend Cards (only in XBox).
Team of the Week Cards
Each week, EA Sports selects a team of players based on their real performance on the previous week. These players are upgraded with a TOTW card which becomes available in packs for a week. Each TOTW has 18 players that can be of any level.
The first TOTW was released on September 18th. The last one is released one year later.
Each Team of the Week is announced at Wednesday at 3pm (UK time) and the cards are released in packs in the same day at 6pm.
The players ratings of TOTW cards are usually boosted in one, two or three points. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in the previous week, they played really well in a new position.
As you can see from the picture below, the TOWT cards are black.
FUT 14 TOTW Cards
Team of the Year Cards
Every year, in early January, EA Sports build a team of players based on their real performance on the previous year. The players of this TOTY are selected from the voting of FIFPro, the world wide professional footballers association.
These players are upgraded with a TOTY card which becomes available in packs for a week (two days for each position and a final day with all players together). Each Team of the Year has 11 players that can be of any league.
The players ratings of TOTY cards are usually boosted in four, five or six points. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in the previous year, they played really well in a new position.
Excepting the personal and the special cards, these ones are usually the most expensive cards of the whole FUT 14.
As you can see from the picture below, the TOTY cards are blue.
FUT 14 TOTY Card
Team of the Season Cards
Every end of the season (European calendar), in May and June, EA Sports build 8 teams of players based on their real performance on that season. Usually the TOTS that are released are: Gold Most Consistent but Never IF, Silver/Bronze Most Consistent but Never IF, Barclays PL, Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, BBVA and Benelux. A All-Star MLS is released in late July.
These players are upgraded with a TOTS card which becomes available in packs for a week to each TOTS. Each Team of the Season has 23 or 18 players that can be of any categorie.
The players ratings of TOTS cards are usually boosted in four, five or six points. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in that season, they played really well in a new position.
As you can see from the picture below, the TOTS cards are blue.
FUT 14 TOTS Cards
Man of the Match Cards
The Man of the Match cards are usually assigned to players that played very well in important matches, like champions league finals or continental tournaments finals.
These players are upgraded with a MOTM card which becomes available in packs for only 24 hours which makes them very rare. These players can be of any category.
The players ratings of MOTM cards are usually boosted in one, two, three or four points. The position of the players in these cards may change if, in that match, they played really well in a new position.
As you can see from the picture below, the MOTM cards are orange.
FUT 14 MOTM Card
Time to time, EA needs to create a special card that does not fit in any of the other categories. These cards are usually released for celebration or charity reasons.
These players are upgraded with a Special card which becomes available in packs for a very limited time.
As you can see from the picture below, the special cards are blue with a red background.
FUT 14 Special Card
Personal cards are assigned by EA Sports to professional football players that play FUT 14 in a bid to make friends and gain exposure.
Each professional player chosen by EA has his own personal card. It is unique and can not be sold.
As you can see from the picture below, the personal cards are turquoise.
FUT 14 Personal Card
Legends cards are an exclusive content for XBox users. The players of these cards are some of the greatest football players of all time. Each football legend have unique attributes based on their skills and flair during the peak of their careers.
The legend cards are randomly inserted into FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Gold Packs in specific periods. It is possible to sell or buy them on the transfer market as any other card. These cards can only be used in special tournaments.
As you can see from the picture below, the legend cards are white.
FUT 14 Legend Card
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Rare Cards
No matter if it is a player’s card or not, there is two kinds of cards: the normal ones and the rare ones.
Most of gamers thinks that the rare cards are better than the other ones and that they were created to help players to distinguish easily the best cards. It is not absolutely true. The rare cards are cards that have something unique. In the case of player’s cards, for example, the rare cards are assigned to players that have something that no other player has. It can be the tallest goalkeeper of his league, the only player from a country in a particular league or even a CB with an exceptional attribute compared to players with a similar overall.
These cards are usually more valuable than the other ones. Even the discard price is higher.
A player can not have associated with him a regular rare card and a regular not-rare card.
As you can see from the picture below, the rare cards are bright and with luminous aspect.
FUT 14 Rare Cards
Graphic Signs on the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Players’ Cards
Sometimes you find a player card that has something different on it. If you don’t know what is it, we will try to help you.
When a player or a manager is out of contracts, their cards have a red folder sign on the top right side. It is very useful, specially when you are searching players or managers on the auction market.
FUT 14 Player Out of Contracts
When a player is injured, his card has a red cross sign on the top right side. It is very useful, specially when you are on your main squad menu.
FUT 14 Injured Player
When a player is suspended for at least the next game, his card has a red rectangle sign on the top right side. It is very useful, specially when you are on your main squad menu.
FUT 14 Suspended Player
When someone applies a training card on a player, he will have better attribute(s) for one match. In order for anyone to recognise this, the player card has a rectangle with a different colour background. Surrounding the rating and the attributes that were improved is an arrow on the right side.
FUT 14 Player with some improved attributes
All these signs are shown on any type of player card: Regular or IF, normal or rare.
The Colours of the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards
We already explained in this article the different cards that you can find on FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. However, we will show you again all the FUT 14 cards colours:
- Colour: Gold
Cards of gold category (regular cards on the case of players cards);
- Colour: Grey
Cards of silver category (regular cards on the case of players cards);
- Colour: Brown
Cards of bronze category (regular cards on the case of players cards);
- Colour: Black
- Colour: Orange
- Colour: Blue
TOTS or TOTY cards;
- Colour: Blue with a red background
- Colour: Turquoise
- Colour: White
All the FUT 14 Players’ Card
You can learn more about the information that a player’s card has, clicking HERE.
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Cards Guide – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How can I get a card ?
A: The first owner of a card is someone that gets it in a pack. You can try to buy packs, get it in tournaments/season prizes or buy it from another player in the auction house.
Q: What kind of cards exist on FIFA 14 Ultimate Team ?
A: According with its type, the cards can be players, staff, consumables (training and development) and club items.
Q: Are the In Form cards only players cards ?
A: Yes. Only players’ cards can be In Form.
Q: Can a player change his rating or category ?
A: If you own a card, you cannot change it to another level or rating. What may happen is a new improved card of the player you have can be released.
Q: When an IF card is released, will my regular card of that player change to the improved version ?
A: No. You will need to buy the new card.
Q: How many of the same card can I have in my club ?
A: One. Excepting consumables, you can’t have repeat cards in your club.
Q: Which packs should I buy to get IF cards ?
A: Any one.
Q: When a TOTW card is released, does the regular card of that player stop being released ?
A: Yes. The regular card of that player stops being released during that week.
Q: A single player can have more than one TOTW card ?
R: Yes. Players can get a new TOTW card if they played even better than in the time that they got the previous TOTW card. That’s why the more recent is a TOTW card of the same player, but the rating will be higher.
Q: When an upgraded player card is released what happens to the old one ?
A: It stops being released in packs. You will be able to find it on the transfer market but not in packs.
Q: When a transfer player card is released what happens to the old one ?
A: It stops being released in packs. You will be able to find it on market auction but not in packs.
Q: When a transfer player card is released the rating and the attributes of that card are improved ?
A: No as this only happens sometimes when the player really deserves an upgrade.
Q: Can I own two cards of the same player with different clubs ?
A: Apparently yes. You can own two cards of the same player with different clubs but you cannot use them at the same time in the same team.
Q: I am playing with someone with a turquoise card. What does it mean ?
A: It means that you are playing against the real professional player of that turquoise card.