In this article, a part of abbreviations and glossary for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team are listed according to the sequence of the alphabe to help less experienced players who may have problems understanding them.
ACCELERATION: Player’s physical attribute. The higher the value, the shorter the time needed to reach maximum speed.
ACTIVE CHALLENGE: A match against the active Team of the Week. An active challenge offers you bonus coins.
AGGRESSION: Player’s mental attribute. The frequency & aggression of jostling, tackling & slide tackling.
AGILITY: Player’s physical attribute. How agile the player is while moving or turning.
ALL-TIME RECORD: Record of all of your matches you played since the beginning of the season.
AUTOBIDDER: Software created to trade automatically on FUT. The user indicates the price they are interested in buying certain cards at and when the indicated player or players appear the program then automatically makes the bid for them.
AUTOBUYER: Software created to trade automatically on FUT. The user indicates the price they are interested in buying certain cards at and when the indicated player or players appear the program makes the buy for them automatically using the BIN option.
ANC: Anchor Chemistry style that gives +2 boost on pace, defence and heading.
ARTA: Artist Chemistry style that gives +3 boost on passing and dribble.
ARC: for Architect. Chemistry style that gives +3 boost on passing and heading.
BAC: Backbone. Chemistry style that gives +2 boost on passing, defence and heading.
BAS: Basic. Chemistry style that gives +1 boost on all stats.
BALANCE: Player’s physical attribute. The ability to maintain balance after a physical challenge.
BALL CONTROL: Player’s technical attribute. The higher the value, the less likely the ball is to bounce away from the player after controlling it.
BID: A price proposal on an auction. Each time you make an offer for a card that is being sold on the transfer market. The lower bid possible is 150 coins.
BID BUMPING: The same as Price Jacking and Bid Jacking. Very popular scamming techniques in which, at the last seconds of a sale in the transfer market, someone uses a second account and suddenly raises the price massively hoping that somebody will bid for it by mistake.
BID JACKING: The same as Price Jacking and Bid Bumping. Very popular scamming techniques in which, at the last seconds of a sale in the transfer market, someone uses a
second account and suddenly raises the price massively hoping that somebody will bid for it by mistake.
BIN: It means Buy It Now. This is another way to buy cards in the transfer market. In this case instead of bidding for them, a seller presets an immediate price without a need for bidders to bid. If you use the BIN method, you will not have to wait for the end of the selling period. It will be immediately yours. Buy It Now is something very popular for users of services like eBay.
BIO: Hidden menu that shows all the details of the player cards, including seller, number of owners, price, goals, assists, injuries, suspensions, fitness, chemistry style, stats, skills and work rate.
BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY: FUT event, which takes place in March, created by Electronic Arts to celebrate the success of the FIFA Ultimate Team game mode.
BLACK FRIDAY: Promotional FUT event which takes place in december, featuring many happy hours, increased chances and featured tournaments.
BRASILVER: Name given to silver Brazilians players and to the teams shaped exclusively by these players. They are very popular because they are the best silver players in the game.
BRONZE: The lowest of the three category cards. In the case of players’ cards, it corresponds to those with a rating up to 64.
CARDWEIGHT: Metric used to estimate how often a particular card is traded on the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team marketplace. The higher the cardweight number, means this card may be rarer plus more sought after when traded or not as frequently seen within the marketplace. It gives an indication of how rare cards are.
CHEMISTRY: It represents how well a player will perform in-game and it depends of the familiarity of the players with the positioning, the relation with the team mates and the manager. Low chemistry values will hinder players’ ability, whilst high chemistry values will result in players performing well.
CHEMISTRY STYLES: Consumable cards that allow players to choose which stats will be affected by chemistry. They redistribute the stats that will receive chemistry boosts. There are 24 chemistry styles.
CLASSIC INTERNATIONAL HEROES: In form coloured cards released to celebrate some of the best modern classic players.
COMPANION: App that let’s you to manage your FUT 17 for consoles on your iOS, Android or Windows Phone device just like you do in FUT Web App.
COMPOSURE: Player’s mental attribute. The higher the value, the better the player performs when under pressure from an opponent.
CONCEPT SQUADS: Powerful in-game squad planning tool that allows you to plan future squads using any FIFA 17 Ultimate Team player. Use Concept Squads to plan your next Transfer Market buys, find replacements for players, and test out different Chemistry combinations.
DIVISION: Each group of teams who compete against each other using a league system called ‘seasons’ at a similar competitive level. Teams can move up to a higher division of play or drop down to a lower one via the process of promotion and relegation, based on their performance in the standings at the end of the season. In FIFA 17 Ultimate Team, there are 10 divisions for both on line and single player seasons.
DNF%: Did Not Finish Percentage. Coefficient that measures the amount of unfinished matches due to volunteer player dropping. Initial and maximum DNF% is 1.25. It goes down 0.25 per each incomplete match and it goes up 0.02 per each complete match. When the DNF is greater or equal to 1, it takes the value 1.
DRAFT: Brand new mode inside FUT 17 that will test your team building skills as you pick the best fit for each position from a five-player draw. Draft a squad and challenge opponents in a series of up to four matches to win big rewards for your club.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Feature responsible to make players respond to big moments on the pitch as they would in real life. Each player has an attitude or feeling towards every team mate and opponent on the pitch.
EA ACCESS: Subscription paid program for Xbox One gamers that lets members to play for free with a selection of games, try new games five days before the release date and enjoy 10% discounts on EA digital download purchases, including full games, downloadable content and in-game currency. FIFA 16 is one the free games of the catalogue and FIFA 17 one of the games with early access.
FIFA POINTS: Currency used on FUT 17 Store exclusively to purchase packs. They are sold in bundles through the console / PC and they were introduced for PC users on FUT 12 and added to Playstation and XBox on FUT 13.
FITNESS: Index which evaluates the players’ physical state and that ranges between 1 and 99.
FUT WEB APP: Online extension where you can manage your FUT club. It is a faster and more comfortable way to search for, sell and buy cards. Also known as Web App or FUT Web.
LEGENDS: White In Form cards that are assigned to a selection of the greatest football players of all time. Each football legend has unique attributes based on their skills and flair during the peak of their careers. It is an exclusive content for XBox users.
MANAGER: Staff card that contributes to the individual player chemistry and that helps to extend the player’s contracts.
MANAGER LEAGUE: Consumable card responsible for changing the league of a manager.
ORIGIN ACCESS: Subscription paid program for PC gamers that lets members to play for free a selection of games, try new games five days before the release date and enjoy 10% discounts on EA digital download purchases, including full games, downloadable content and in-game currency. FIFA 17 is one the free games of the catalogue and FIFA 17 one of the games with early access.
OVR: Overall Rating. Player’s reputation. It shows how popular a player is, allowing you to compare him with the others. The overall rating is not an average or an reflection of the all attributes. It ranges between 1 and 99.
PENALTIES: Player’s technical attribute. The accuracy of shots from inside the penalty area.
PRO PLAYER: Cyan In Form cards that are usually assigned to professional football players that play FUT 17 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.
TOTS: Team of the Season. Each one of the teams that are released at the end of the season joining the blue In Form players based on their real performance in that very season. These cards are usually available in packs for only a week, or less, for each one of the leagues.
TOURNAMENTS: FIFA 17 Ultimate Team game mode. It uses a play-off system of 4 matches. Can be played on line or single player. There are fixed tournaments and feature tournaments.