Houssem Aouar is one of the best cards in FIFA 22, and the French midfielder has received a massive upgrade with Winter Wildcards. Here’s how you can complete his Ultimate Team SBC and get your hands on him.
Fans of French teams in FIFA 22 will know Aouar very well, as the midfielder often features in teams made up of Ligue 1 players. His 81-rated base card is a real all-rounder, with high passing and dribbling, coupled with decent pace, shooting, and physical stats.
Last year, his 86-rated Freeze and 90-rated FUT Birthday card both became meta, and he often ends up in the Team of the Season too. Now, Aouar finally has his first OP card of FIFA 22, thanks to the Winter Wildcards event.
Players will be required to submit two squads to get their hands on this French beast, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.
FIFA 22 Houssem Aouar Winter Wildcard stats
The standout stat from his Winter Wildcard is the 84 sprint speed, making him a pacy option in the middle of the park. On top of that, his 87 finishing and 91 dribbling will make him potent in the final third, while his passing stats will make him a creative option too.
Aouar’s defensive abilities aren’t amazing but pair him with a solid CDM, or add a Shadow chemistry card, and you should be fine.
Cheapest way to complete FIFA 22 Houssem Aouar Winter Wildcard SBC
To complete this SBC players will need to give up two squads: Ligue 1 and France. This isn’t going to be a cheap FIFA 22 SBC, costing about 200,000 coins in total, but it’s well worth the expense.
You can check out the cheapest solutions below.
Ligue 1 squad requirements
- # of players from Ligue 1: Min 1
- In-Form Players: Min 1
- Squad Rating: Min 84
- Team Chemistry: Min 70
- # of players in the Squad: 11
- Reward: Prime Mixed Players Pack
Lique 1 squad solution – Cost: 42,000 – 49,000 coins
France squad requirements
- # of players from France: Min 1
- In-Form Players: Min 1
- Squad Rating: Min 86
- Team Chemistry: Min 65
- # of players in the Squad: 11
- Reward: Small Rare Gold Players Pack
France squad solution
The Houssem Aouar FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Winter Wildcard SBC is available until December 28, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible.
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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 18 predictions: Fernandes, Ben Yedder, Lewandowski
FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 18 is set to drop on January 19, and we’ve predicted who will get an in-form card with major stat upgrades.
The new year of football has been coming thick and fast, with plenty of games and goals. As always, EA Sports are set to drop some new in-form players in packs this week, and here are the players we think will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s Team of the Week 18.
Next up is Team of the Week 18, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.
FIFA 22 Team of the Week 18 release day
FIFA’s Team of the Week drops weekly, so players can expect TOTW 18 to release on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.
TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the upgraded card is the only version it is possible to pack for seven days.
Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.
Team of the Week 18 predictions
The Bundesliga, Serie A, Premier League, and Ligue 1 were in full swing last week with La Liga’s sole fixture taking a backseat to the aforementioned leagues.
Robert Lewandowski’s presence in TOTW 18 is all but confirmed as the clinical Striker scored three goals for Bayern Munich in a dominant 4-0 win against Köln. In terms of forwards making the cut, Ciro Immobile, Wissam Ben Yedder, and Erling Haaland all scored two goals over the weekend.
Elsewhere, Bruno Fernandes is a strong shout after scoring two goals in an incredible 2-2 draw against Aston Villa. Both Seko Fofana and Kevin De Bruyne scored mesmerizing game-winning goals for their clubs. Finally, speedy center-back Jeremiah St. Juste scored a rare goal for his club Mainz 05 and FUT players believe his stats fit the current meta perfectly.
We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 18, but, until then, here are our best predictions.
- Peter Gulasci – RB Lepizig – GK
- Jose Sa – Wolves – GK
- Salih Dursun – Fatih Karagümrük – RB
- Thilo Kehrer – PSG – RB
- Brandon Williams – Norwich City – LB
- Cristiano Biraghi – Fiorentina – LWB
- Jeremiah St. Juste – Mainz – CB
- Riccieli – Famalicão – CB
- Kal Naismith – Luton Town – CB
- Fabinho – Liverpool – CDM
- Seko Fofana – Lens – CDM
- Mahmoud Dahoud – Borussia Dortmund – CM
- Matt Crooks – Middlesbrough – CM
- Weston McKennie – Juventus – CM
- Fabio Vieria – Porto – CM
- Kevin De Bruyne– Manchester City – CAM
- Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United – CAM
- Harry Wilson – Fulham – CAM
- Adrien Thomassen – Racing Strausborg – CAM
- Junya Ito – KRC Genk – RM
- Jack Harrison – Leeds United – LM
- Gonzalo Martinez – Al-Nassr – LM
- Tom Lawrence – Derby County – LM
- Hirving Lozano – Napoli – LW
- Antonín Barak – Hellas Verona – CF
- Robert Lewandowksi – Bayern Munich – ST
- Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco – ST
- Ciro Immobile – Lazio – ST
- Aleksandr Mitrovic – Fulham – ST
- Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund – ST
- Marvin Ducksch – Werder Bremen – ST
Those were our FIFA 22 Team of the Week 18 predictions. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.
For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, here’s a FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide: What is sniping, how to snipe & make coins.
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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide: What is sniping, how to snipe & make coins
Sniping players is an easy way to make coins in FUT, so we’ve made a complete FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide.
Sniping is an invaluable skill when buying players in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team because it helps keep hold of some of those precious coins. Here’s a full guide on what sniping is, how to do it, and how to use it to make FIFA coins.
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is all about filling out your team with the best possible players, from clinical strikers to clutch defenders. If you’re lucky, you’ll pull your dream player from a pack, but there’s a good chance you’ll have to tackle the Transfer Market instead.
While every player has a specific value, like any market you can secure a bargain if you put the time into sniping rather than just paying upfront. We’ve put together an in-depth guide on how you can snipe your dream team, and save yourself some coins in the process.
Table of contents
- What is sniping?
- How to snipe
- How to make FIFA coins by sniping
What is sniping in FIFA 22?
Simply put, sniping is the art of bagging a player from the Transfer Market for less than its usual value. This usually requires the user to act quickly and make the purchase seconds after the listing goes live.
Other FUT fans that are looking to sell a player quickly, or perhaps didn’t check the market properly, will occasionally list players for much less than they are usually worth. These are the listings you are on the hunt for.
How to snipe in FIFA 22
- Type the player’s name into the search box in the top-left corner
- Check the market value of the player you want to snipe
- Adjust the Buy Now slider for the most you are aiming to spend
- Hit search and look at the listings
- Quickly try to buy the cheapest player who pops up
- Refresh and repeat
If you’re looking to snipe a specific player, the first thing to do is type their name into the search box on the top-left of the market screen. This means that only listings for that player will show up and you won’t accidentally buy the wrong man.
Then you’ll need to check the actual market value of whoever you’re looking for to get an idea of what sort of price filters you need to set up.
Once you know how much they usually sell for, head to the price filters on the bottom-left tile and adjust the Buy Now slider to slightly less. There isn’t a certain price that guarantees you’ll find a listing, so it’s best to set it for the absolute maximum you would be willing to spend.
From here, it’s just a case of refreshing the market until one pops up so you can move in for the snipe. There are thousands of other snipers who may be trying the same thing, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t win the battle every time.
How to refresh the market quickly
One of the hardest parts of sniping is being the first to get onto the market so you can snatch a player before everyone else. If you’re too slow, then you’ll find yourself missing out more often than not.
Luckily, EA have provided a way of refreshing the market quickly if you follow this step-by-step guide:
- Set the Buy Now filter to the maximum number of coins you want to spend
- Adjust the Bid Price filter to 15,000,000 – the highest it will go
- Edit the filters to criteria you are looking for
- If no listings, or you lose out, quickly go back to the Bid Price fliter and move it down one
- Hit search again
Carrying out this method each time refreshes the market quicker than simply searching again with the same criteria. It takes practice to get the hang of, but the quicker you can pull it off, the more successful you will be.
How to make FIFA coins through sniping
While sniping is a great way to land a player for your Ultimate Team at a big discount, it’s also a way that savvier FUT fans can make easy coins.
By sniping lots of cards for a lower price, you can then re-list them back on the market for their actual value and net a tidy profit.
This can be a way to make small gains over a long period of time or make big bucks in one swoop if you’re able to snipe a high-value player for a lot less than he’s worth.
If your aim is purely to make coins, consider casting a wider net with your filters instead of looking for a specific card. For example, if French defenders are going up in value, search for all of them rather than just Kounde or Lacroix.
Who to snipe in FIFA 22
If you’re looking to sell cards to earn some coins, it’s best to go for those that are in demand.
That means sniping any players, managers, or consumables that are rare, needed for a Squad Building Challenge, have a high value, or are out of packs.
The market is always changing, but here are some transfer targets to get you started:
- CBs with a high pace stat
- Brazilian mangers
- Hunter Chemistry Style
- Players required for SBCs
- French players
- Silver cards from the top five leagues
Why you’re finding it difficult to snipe in FIFA 22
Even if you get the hang of sniping players, you may notice that they are often snapped before your fingers can react. There are a number of reasons why this could be happening.
The first is your internet connection. If there are multiple snipers all going for the same card at the same time, those with slower internet speeds will always find they come out in second place.
There’s also the issue of other users, especially on PC, bots to buy players automatically. These bits of software quickly snap up listed cards within microseconds of them going live.
Unfortunately, when it comes to snipe bots there isn’t much you can do other than try and hunt for a different card that may not be as obvious.
That was our full FIFA 22 Ultimate Team sniping guide. We’ll keep this page updated throughout the year with more helpful hints and tips when we find them.
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Best FIFA 22 camera settings for Ultimate Team
Here are the best FIFA 22 camera settings you can try out to give yourself an edge over your opponents.
When playing a game of FIFA, the camera can give you an advantage over your opponents, so here are the best camera settings that you can utilize in FIFA 22.
If you just can’t seem to feel comfortable with the default camera settings, you have the option of giving yourself a slight edge over your opponents by changing it. If you’re looking for a competitive edge, then check out our best camera settings in FIFA 22.
Best FIFA 22 camera settings
When you first launch FIFA 22, the game’s cameras will be set to the EA Sports GameCam. While this gives you the same standard view as other players, you can try tipping the odds in your favor.
Here are the options that we recommend :
- Launch FIFA 22
- Visit the Options menu
- Select the “Camera” tab
- Switch both Single Player and Multiplayer Cameras to ‘Tele Broadcast’
- Set ‘Camera Height’ to anything between 10 to 17
- Set ‘Camera Zoom’ to zero
Switching both the Single Player Camera and Multiplayer Camera to the ‘Tele Broadcast’ option will provide you with a better look at the pitch, and the camera height lets you see the field better as well.
Once your overall display has been improved, you can alter the Camera Height and Camera Zoom settings. You can try adjusting these however you’d like until you’re satisfied with the camera settings.
For more FIFA 22, take a look at our guide to the best wingers in FUT, and stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for more breaking news.
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