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FIFA 15 receives no limit 15k packs, Brehme FUT Legend

EA Sports FIFA on Twitter made two announcements moments ago that included a new FUT Legend and no limit 15k packs. The news about unlimited 15k packs for FIFA Ultimate Team came about 6PM in the UK, and you will have 24 hours to take advantage until these packs are unavailable.

The tweet that delivered this news came at the regular time, as many FIFA 15 players know all too well. That tweet about no limit 15k packs can be seen below this article, although what we like more is the new FUT Legend for Xbox gamers.

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We have included the player stats for German legend Brehme above. As you can see with his card you have 89 PAC, 75 DRI, 86 DEF, 82 PAS, 66 SHO, and 86 PHY. Sadly, this card is only on Xbox and certainly for the fans of FUT Legends.

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What’s your thoughts on the Brehme FUT Legend card and also, the no limit 15k packs? Do you agree with others that FUT is dead, or is this just those annoyed by all the changes and server problems?

FIFA Ultimate Team – Team of the Week

Each week FIFA Ultimate Team assembles the best players from international and club competition around the world. This collection of players is available to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team.

Going into the holidays, it is a clear two-horse race in the Barclays Premier League between current leaders Chelsea FC and last season’s champions Manchester City. On Saturday, David Silva scored twice to lead City to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace. Manchester City’s next match is on Boxing Day, when they visit The Hawthorns to face-off against West Bromwich Albion.

Arturo Vidal was credited with the match-winning goal as Juventus defeated Cagliari 1-3 last Thursday to maintain their lead atop the Serie A table. The club head into the break with a three point lead over AS Roma. Juve’s next match is on January 6, when they host Inter.

On Sunday in Spain, Atlético de Madrid gave up an early goal but scored four second-half goals to defeat Athletic Bilbao 1-4. The 23 year-old Antoine Griezmann earned a hat-trick in the victory. Heading into the winter break, Atlético sit in third place, four points behind current leaders Real Madrid.

Starting XI

GK: Diego López – Milan (Italy)
LB: Bernat – Bayern München (Germany)
CB: Naldo – VfL Wolfsburg (Germany)
CB: Maya Yoshida – Southampton (England)
LM (LW): Pedro – FC Barcelona (Spain)
CM (CAM): David Silva – Manchester City (England)
CM: Arturo Vidal – Juventus (Italy)
RM: Romain Hamouma – AS Saint-Etienne (France)
LF (ST): Sergio García – RCD Espanyol (Spain)
RF (ST): Alexandre Lacazette – Olympique Lyonnais (France)
ST: Antoine Griezmann – Atlético de Madrid (Spain)
Substitutes & Reserves

GK: Steve Mandanda – Olympique de Marseille (France)
CB: Lorenzo Tonelli – Empoli (Italy)
RM: Matt Ritchie – Bournemouth (England)
RM: Chris Harold – Perth Glory (Australia)
RW: Leonardo Valencia – CD Palestino (Chile)
ST: Charlie Austin – Queens Park Rangers (England)
ST: Luuk de Jong – PSV (The Netherlands)

10 ways FIFA 15 Ultimate Team drives us crazy

By far the most popular game mode on EA’s legendary footie sim is FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), which since its introduction in 2009 has allowed millions upon millions of gamers to become virtual talent scouts and expert managers. According to EA, this year, 542,000 transfers are listed per hour, with 11,000 matches played each day. So, we all agree it’s great, glad we’ve got that out the way – now, on to what makes us want to stamp on the disc with studded boots.

1. There’s not enough cash

Wealth doesn’t come easy, and after all, it’s coins that matter in a mode that’s basically a footballing stock market, complete with wages to foot. Thankfully EA is addressing dodgy dealing loopholes and bots that have plagued Ultimate Team and made it just downright unfair, but there should be more bonuses for exceptional play and individual skill, instead of having to look online for convoluted ways to hustle another small handful of coin in FIFA. That said, it’s nice to be able to be able to plan future dream teams with the new Concept Squad feature.

2. It’s not often pretty football

Games often play out with high balls being lofted from one end to the other and mad scrambles, with the goalkeeper either making wonder saves or being rounded three times with four minutes to go. Long shots are really difficult to pull off unless you’ve got the most expensive players, tackling is harder so fast strikers simply speed through your defence and penalties come thick and fast (We’ve explored these issues in more depth before). It all gets a bit tiring and it’s sometimes hard to know if you’ve spent your money well when the gameplay can feel so random.

3. Packs are rubbish

Yeah, yeah, it’s a bit of thrill to open a pack and hope for the best, but just as when you were a kid, all you’ll usually get is disappointment (when opening the pack, not just with childhood life in general). Okay, yes, you’ll get great players eventually, but you’ll have to part with a lot of dough. You’re better off in the transfer market building a team packed with affordable players with high chemistry (rather than having one or two big stars), but then that’s all such a headache. Okay, we’ll try just one more pa… OH NOT YOU AGAIN!

4. It’s too rigid

You are free to build your ultimate team, so why can’t you get them to play where you like? Aren’t you meant to be the boss? I mean, it’s us who’s paid for these players (and the game), so you should be able to mix positions and formations up a bit more. Custom tactics are also a fiddly, administrative mess that takes up a lot of time, especially when you have to set everything up repeatedly from game to game.

5. It’s not emotional enough

Yes, the players have got a fresh lick of emotion on the pitch, but it’s quite a sterile environment for actually creating a team; more like a science lesson followed by double maths than the attachment you get from watching a real team develop. Fine, it isn’t real life, it’s a market trading simulation game, but it would be good if players interacted and built chemistry in more human ways, rather than earning loyalty in a cold, stat-based fashion. Basically, we want more reports of hugs and player strops. And we want a virtual Wenger-style Puffa coat while we deal with it.

6. Missing legends

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Sure, he only cost £1.2 million when Sir Alex bought him way back in 1992 (and he kung-fu kicked a fan) but Eric Cantona’s name is still sung at Old Trafford week in week out to this day, so how come EA can’t remember him? Also, while we’re at Man Utd, where’s George Best? Yet Robbie Fowler gets the nod… Someone at EA’s obviously a fan of awful punditry and extremely gelled hair.

7. It’s really hard for casual players

FUT is not something you can dip your toe into. Some will never quite understand it, and even though you’re in the minority it can be frustrating to have a game mode on your £45 purchase that you never really get into. It’s especially frustrating when the transfer market still has occasional glitches, you know the sort of thing, like having your gold taken when you didn’t even win the bid. Nothing’s perfect and it’s incredibly smooth when you consider 13 million transfers are listed per day, but it’s very frustrating when you don’t feel in control.

8. It hasn’t changed enough

Disclaimer: Ultimate Team is incredible. But! But is it all starting to get a bit… repetitive? There’s no doubt it’s brought joy to the masses and shifted more copies of the franchise for EA than all the other modes combined, but, with the exception of loan players and Concept Squads, it’s all pretty much the same as last year, just with slightly worse gameplay. In FIFA 16/17 it would be great to see a complete overhaul, maybe a completely new optional mode with the old FUT still in place, before someone else offers one instead.

9. It’s very expensive

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team mode

Aside from the cost involved within the virtual world of Ultimate Team, and the cost if you actually spend your real money, it’s a dent in the wallet to have to buy a new copy of FIFA every year if all you’re interested in is FUT, which many are (64 per cent according to EA). A standalone FUT game at half the price would be nice.

10. Finally, people who won’t stop

On the other hand, don’t you ever sometimes just get Ultimate bloody Team fatigue? When you just want to stick in the disc and load up a quick game of United v City, in whatever stadium, with whatever kit and… shock horror… whatever old line up you’re offered? But no, there’s always someone wanting to tinker for what seems like hours (because it is hours) before even kicking the ball, by which time you’ve gone to bed. Sometimes it’s good to just play.