So what is FIFA Ultimate team that everyone becomes addicted to in FIFA? FIFA Ultimate Team (commonly called FUT or sometimes UT) is a mode in FIFA. It enables you build teams using any players from all the leagues to play offline and online to win coins to buy better players or packs which contain random players.
There are seasons where you play in 10 divisions starting in Div 10 trying to work your way up. You randomly play people online who are in your division and there is no league table. You just have to reach a certain number of points in a certain number of games to get promoted or win the division. If you don’t reach the minimum points you will be relegated to the division below. You can play as many seasons as you want.
There are also single games where you can play against random people online or a friend. You can also have guest mode on FUT 17 where 2 people on 1 console can play together. Opponents can be 1 player or have a guest too.
Does your Ultimate Team continue in new version
No anything you did in FIFA 17 on Ultimate team stays as FIFA 17. So you can load FIFA 16 and still play FIFA 16 Ultimate team or even older versions. When you start FIFA 18 Ultimate team it is new and starts from scratch. Coins from zero and only the random players you get as a new player (bronze, silver and couple of gold). You cannot transfer anything between versions.
Start of Ultimate Team
Everyone starts off with a very average team. Returning players from FIFA 17, FIFA 16 etc will get free packs at the start of FIFA 18. There is a web app which starts a couple of weeks before the console release. On there you can see what your starter team is and open any of the free packs. You can sell anything you receive in the packs but the original players you are given you cannot sell until the game is released. You can also buy players on the webapp to sell and make coins or to put in your team. If you login to the webapp daily before the game is released you receive daily gifts which are just small packs or coins. When you use the webapp before the game comes out on the consoles it continues when the game is released.
If you ordered a version of the game where you get packs these are separate and will be available in the store when you start FIFA 18 UT from the disc/digital download on your console. Although the game only gives you 1 or 2 of the packs per week available to open in the store. You do NOT get all packs to open as soon as you start the game. Also you don’t actually have to open a pack because it is there. Maybe let them build up and open them later in the year when lots better in forms or maybe team of the year players are released.