EA Sports FC 24 guide with tips for Ultimate Team, Career Mode and more

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This EA Sports FC 24 guide hub is your one-stop shop for digitised football essentials. The mega-publisher's first sim of the post-FIFA era naturally makes a big deal of Ultimate Team, but there's plenty else to go hands-on – and studs-up – with. Below we tackle FUT, career mode, gameplay, the best young players and a whole host of other essential scouting reports. Get our EA Sports FC 24 guide hub bookmarked, and see you back here again soon.

Review

EA Sports FC 24 review

FC 24
FC 24

Wondering where is FIFA 24 and what's FC 24? Click that link to have the mystery explained. FC 24 ushers in a new era for EA Sports football games, so it’s natural to wonder what it does differently – and whether it’s any good. Find out in our EA Sports FC 24 review.

Gameplay

FC 24 PlayStyles

FC 24
FC 24

The most exciting new feature sees players given their own individual strengths, much like Madden 24 X-Factors. It makes someone like James Ward-Prowse usable despite mediocre attributes. See them all on our FC 24 PlayStyles list.

FC 24 ratings

FC 24
FC 24

There’s a new name atop the FC 24 best players list this year, in Kylian Mbappe. The French speedster just about stays ahead of Erling Haaland – and that battle is going to rage for years to come. See the entire top 30 in our FC 24 ratings guide.

FC 24 formations

FC 24
FC 24

Tactical tinkering is critical if you want to find an edge in Division Rivals or the weekend league. Our FC 24 formations guide therefore focusses on four must-try strategies, steering you through the attacking and defensive advantages of each – and the players needed to master them.

FC 24 skill moves

FC 24
FC 24

Each year brings new twists and turns from EA, and this time around the additions include the Flair Rainbow, Flair Nutmeg, and Drag Back Turn. Find out exactly how to do those – and all the returning flicks and spins – in GR’s FC 24 skill moves guide.

FC 24 celebrations

FC 24
FC 24

It’s a huge season for FC 24 celebrations. There are more than 30 new ones this year, with James Tarkowski and Ashley Barnes among the surprise choices to receive their own finishing moves. Click that link to see all of them, both old and new.

FC 24 stadiums

FC 24
FC 24

The new era sees a couple of generic grounds disappear, and we also say farewell to Malaga’s home turf. However, there are an impressive 12 new FC 24 stadiums, including Udinese, Lille, and Luton Town – although the latter will be in a future update.

Ultimate Team

FC 24 meta

FC 24
FC 24

As ever, this year's meta splits the community. Some love deploying OP tactics and cards, while others consider it tantamount to cheating. Wherever your stand, our FC 24 meta guide is an essential read, showcasing the most on-trend players, tactics, and formations.

FC 24 Team Of The Year

FC 24
FC 24

Team Of The Year is always the biggie when it comes to Ultimate Team, and FC 24 TOTY did not disappoint. Indeed, this year we got two full teams, with women's players featured for the first time – as well as bonus cards for Alexandra Popp and some lad called Cristiano Ronaldo.

FC 24 Base Icons

FC 24
FC 24

The lcons system gets overhauled for FC 24. There are no longer three different types such as Prime Icons – instead, every player gets a single rating, with unique updates tied to individual campaigns promised later on. See them all in our FC 24 Base Icons guide.

FC 24 Heroes

FC 24
FC 24

FC 24 Heroes are players who don’t quite merit Icon status, but still deserve credit for their awesomeness in a particular league. Newcomers this year include Vincent Kompany, Nwankwo Kanu, John Arne Riise, and Alex Scott. Hit that link for the full list.

FC 24 Future Stars

FC 24
FC 24

It's not only past greats who get hyped within Ultimate Team. The footballing world's younger talents score fresh new cards each year too. Those selected for the FC 24 Future Stars promo included Jeremy Doku, Lauren James and Lauren Kemp, with select Icons such as Ronaldinho also nabbing flashback cards.

FC 24 Road To The Knockouts

FC 24
FC 24

The season’s first big promo ties into European Competition. RTTK stands for Road To The Knockouts, and sees players earn upgrades for performances in the Champions League and Europa Leagues. Erling Haaland and Luka Modric are among those on the FC 24 RTTK Tracker.

FC 24 Road To The Final

FC 24
FC 24

How do you follow up Road To The Knockouts? With Road To The Final, of course. We might have seen it coming, but FC 24 RTTF still contains a colossal collection of upgradable cards, based on real-life European results. Rafael Leao and Darwin Nunez are two of the standouts.

FC 24 Winter Wildcards

FC 24
FC 24

The FIFA series delivered many colossal Christmas promos, including last year's highly popular Swap Tokens. Sadly, EA did away with them this time around. Instead FC 24 Winter Wildcards focussed on new items for Ruud Gullit, Pele, and Cristiano Ronaldo, along with a daily SBC release across the festive period.

FC 24 FC Pro Live

FC 24
FC 24

The season's second promo to feature upgradeable cards is something we've never seen before. It's based on an esports tournament, with item upgrades dependent on how each pro performs. For instance, H1dalgo wins earn stats boots for Sadio Mane. See them all in GR's FC 24 FC Pro Live tracker.

FC 24 Ultimate Dynasties

FC 24
FC 24

EA kicked off December with an all-time great new idea. The FC 24 Ultimate Dynasties promo saw cards released in pairs of family members: from brothers and sisters, to fathers and sons, to cousins – giving us Erling Haaland due to him being related to Jonathan Braut-Brunes. Clever.

FC 24 Trailblazers

FC 24
FC 24

With PlayStyles new to this year's reboot, EA came up with a promo that specifically ties into them. FC 24 Trailblazers gave the likes of Jude Bellingham, Kylian Mbappe and Carolina Graham Hansen new cards with a stats boost and a rejig of their signature styles. Hit that link for the scouting report.

FC 24 Centurions

FC 24
FC 24

For the second year running, EA dropped a batch of items that celebrate those who've racked up 100 caps, goals or assists for their club or country. Icons include Wayne Rooney and Ruud Gullit, while Kevin de Bruyne and Aitana Bonmati make the contemporary cards list. See them all in our FC 24 Centurions guide.

FC 24 Triple Threat

FC 24
FC 24

A new era means an assortment of new ideas, and this one split the community. It saw sets of three players dropped into packs based on specific clubs, such as Manchester City or PSG. But some big names, such as Barca and Arsenal, missed out. All is explained in our FC 24 Triple Threat guide.

FC 24 Radioactive

FC 24
FC 24

No, this isn't a special set of Imagine Dragons items. Instead, another novel campaign saw hazardous-looking cards add two chemistry points to your team regardless of which league or nation they were tied to. Lionel Messi and Sam Kerr were among those included on the FC 24 Radioactive roster.

FC 24 Versus

FC 24
FC 24

You're hot then you're cold, you're yes than you're no… if you're an FC 24 Versus card, that is. Each of the players selected for this promo received both a Fire and Ice item, with varying stats allocated to each. Click that link to see the full set of cards on both sides.

FC 24 Fantasy FC

FC 24
FC 24

One of the season's most inventive promos sees players rewarded for real-life achievements, such as goals, assists, and clean sheets. It's called FC 24 Fantasy FC, and isn't limited to current-day stars. Icons such as Vincent Kompany and Carlos Tevez are eligible for boosts, too.

FC 24 chemistry styles

FC 24
FC 24

While many elements of Ultimate Team have changed to usher in a new era, FC 24 chemistry styles work the same as they have done for a few years now. Items like Hawk, Hunter and Shadow enable you to cunningly switch up individual stats to best suit your tactics.

FC 24 best kits

FC 24
FC 24

Knowing the best strips to seek out in FUT doesn’t just help you look stylish – they can be a sneaky source of coins, too. This year sees Manchester City and Chelsea joined by Frosinone and RKC Waalwijk in GR’s guide to the best FC 24 kits.

FC 24 best badges

FC 24
FC 24

Much like shopping for kits, rare crests can be a speedy way to rack up coin-based profits – while there are also some team emblems that just ooze cool. With that in mind, Real Madrid, Luton Town and FC Botosani all stand proudly in our FC 24 best badges guide.

FC 24 female players

FC 24
FC 24

In a massive move, women and men mix together in Ultimate Team for the first time. Among those to look out for in packs are Chelsea striker Sam Kerr and Arsenal winger Beth Mead. All is explained in our news story on FC 24 female players.

FC 24 worst players

FC 24
FC 24

Want to build the opposite of an Ultimate Team? Then check out our all-bronze line-up of cards rated 50 or under. It’s the chance for underdogs such as Dennis Egel and Brian Romero to shine in our FC 24 worst players guide.

Career Mode

FC 24 career mode

FC 24
FC 24

There are no wholesale changes in career mode this year, although Tactical Visions are one means of adding your own identity. Find our how the transfer and scouting systems work, and the best teams to manage, in GR’s FC 24 career mode guide.

FC 24 best young players

FC 24
FC 24

If you do jump into career mode then one particular guide is critical: our rundown of the top 50 FC 24 best young players. You’ll recognise Haaland and Gigi Donnarumma, but in a few weeks and Julien Duranville and Nelson Weiper are likely to be heroes in your household, too.