With FIFA 17 EA introduced a brand new Halloween themed promotion to FIFA Ultimate Team, called Ultimate Scream. This is set to continue when the FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream event kicks off for FIFA 18. Read on for all the info you need, including when FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream starts, which players are included in FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream and how to get hold of Ultimate Scream cards in FIFA 18.
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FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream Guide
In this FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream guide we’ll detail what the special Halloween promotion is, how to get the Ultimate Scream cards, what bonuses the Ultimate Scream cards have, and when Ultimate Scream starts.
What is FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream?
FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream is a special Halloween themed event for FIFA 18 Ultimate Team. Over the Halloween period a special squad of new player cards will be released, each having an in-form boost over the original cards. What’s more, the cards will increase their stats significantly for three or four days near Halloween. These boosts can be as much as 10 points, making for hugely impressive players.
The players who are chosen to be part of the FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream squad generally come from those who have put in great real world performances or have suitable stats.
When Does FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream Start?
FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream starts on Friday, October 20 at 10am PDT/ 6PM BST. The event is set to end after Halloween.
How to get FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream Player Cards
FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream cards are released like any set of promotional cards. For the period they are available they replace the original cards in card packs. This means that if you you have the same chance of finding an Ultimate Scream card as you would any high quality player. Buy card packs and hope you’re lucky or head to the marketplace.
The Best Players in FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream
- CAM Mesut Ozil (89 OVR)
- LM Franck Ribéry (87 OVR)
- ST Karim Benzema (87 OVR)
- CB Vincent Kompany (86 OVR)
- LM Yannick Carrasco (86 OVR)
- CM Sami Khedira (85 OVR)
- CAM Ivan Perišić (85 OVR)
- CDM Lars Bender (83 OVR)
- CB Marc Bartra (82 OVR)
- CDM Sven Bender (81 OVR)
- ST Kevin-Prince Boateng (81 OVR)
- LW Memphis Depay (81 OVR)
Of these cards Ivan Perišić is a particular standout of the bunch, making his card the one to beat.
There's also a Squad Builder Challenge called 'Dracula's 11'.
- Reward: Premium Gold Players Pack
- Min 2 players from Valencia CF
- Min 2 players from Levante UD or Albacete Bpie
- Minimum Team Rating: 76
- Minimum Team Chemistry: 90
- Number of Players in the Squad: 11
Should You Invest in FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream?
Once the FIFA 18 Ultimate Scream event finishes, usually after Halloween, the special promotional cards will be removed from card packs, meaning you’ll only be able to buy them from sellers on the marketplace. Although the player stats won’t be as amazing as they were over Halloween, these cards will still fetch a lot due to collectible value.
If you choose to do so, immediately sell Scream Team cards as you get them as they likely won't go up in value after the event is over. Keep in mind that EA says the Scream boosted stats will reappear during "scary times", though it's unclear exactly what that means.