Squad Builder Challenges is one of 2 new modes for FIFA 17, which see you complete challenges set around squad building to earn rewards. There will be basic, advanced and leagues, which will be updated throughout the year.
There are groups of challenges, each containing multiple challenges. So for example an MLS set that will comprise of multiple MLS challenges or a league and nation hybrid set, again comprised of multiple challenges. The indiviual challenges themselves will earn you rewards like packs and coins, and completing groups will bring even bigger rewards like unique player items.
The challenges will see you piece together squads, ticking off objectives, like a minimum chemistry rating of +60, or only using 2 nationalities, hitting a certain overall squad rating or having a certain number of players from one particular league.
One of the aims is allowing you to make use of players that you would perhaps normally discard or leave rotting in your club, now you’ll be able to use those players in challenges to earn packs and prestige items. Here’s the key thing to remember, when you submit your squad you’ll sacrifice those players, they will be removed from your club, so don’t go putting your star players in there. That said, you don’t have to use players from your own club if you don’t have anyone suitable, you are able to buy players from the transfer market, from inside the mode, to add into a squad, naturally, they will cost you coins though.
Some of the challenges will be timed and Squad Builder Challenges will also be available to play via the companion app.
So to summarise:
- Make use of players you’d normally discard
- Trade your players by submitting the squad
- Complete groups for more rewards
- Available on mobile