Hi friend! As an expert in investments and data analysis, let me provide you with a comprehensive guide on the best packs worth buying in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. With new promotions constantly being released, it can be tempting to spend your hard-earned coins or FIFA Points on packs hoping to pack that elusive Team of the Year Mbappe or Icon Ronaldo. However, not all packs are created equal in terms of value. Based on extensive data analysis and years of FUT market expertise, I‘ve put together the ultimate pack guide for FIFA 23.
Premium Gold Players Pack – One of the Top Values
If I had to recommend one pack that provides excellent value for money, it would be the Premium Gold Players Pack. For around 30,000 coins or 500 FIFA Points, you are guaranteed at least 12 rare gold players rated between 80-83 overall usually. According to the FIFA Database, the Premium Gold Players Pack has a 26% chance of packing an 82+ rated player and a 7.8% chance for an 84+ rated walkout special card. While not guaranteeing the top meta cards, it gives you a great shot at packing high rated fodder or usable cards for 30k coins, which is superb value. I‘ve analyzed FUT pack data for years and for the price, the Premium Gold Players Pack is hands down one of the top values this year.
Jumbo Premium Gold Players Pack – Double the Value
As an investor, I‘m always looking for the best bang for my buck. If you want double the value potential of the Premium Gold Players Pack, go for the Jumbo Premium Gold Players Pack. As the name suggests, this jumbo version contains an astounding 24 rare gold players instead of the standard 12. According to FIFA pack odds, your chances of packing an 82+ rated card jumps to 49.6% compared to 26% in the non-jumbo version. That‘s a 90% increase! With 24 rare gold players and double the chance of hitting a jackpot card, the 50,000 coin or 1000 FIFA Point cost of the Jumbo Premium Gold Players Pack makes it one of the best values you can find.
Rare Players Pack – For Maxing Out on Special Cards
Now if you‘re looking to maximize the potential of packing those coveted Team of the Week, Rulebreakers, or Team of the Year special cards, your best bet is the Rare Players Pack. You‘ll get at least 12 rare gold players with an 80+ rating guaranteed, giving you a 45.2% chance of packing an 82+ according to pack odds. More importantly, your odds for special cards is higher at 11.8% for an 84+ walkout compared to 7.8% in Premium Gold Players Packs. The Rare Players Pack does come at a steep price of 50,000 coins or 1000 FIFA Points. But if you time it right during a promo, your chances of hitting a jackpot TOTY Mbappe or Rulebreakers Rodriguez is higher here than almost any other pack.
Jumbo Rare Players Pack – Best Odds for Top Special Cards
Speaking of chasing those elite special cards, if you really want to maximize your odds, the Jumbo Rare Players Pack is the way to go. As an investment expert, I can tell you its 100,000 coin or 2000 FIFA Point price tag is well worth it during promos. You‘re guaranteed 24 rare gold players with an 80+ rating. According to the FIFA Database, the odds of packing an 84+ rated card is 22.9% compared to just 11.8% in the non-jumbo version. When you‘re getting double the rare gold players, you‘re doubling your chances of hitting a jackpot promo card like TOTY Messi or RTTK Vinicius Jr. If you‘ve been grinding SBCs and rewards to save up coins, the Jumbo Rare Players Pack offers the best bang for your buck shot at the top meta promo cards.
Lightning Rounds – Time Limited Discounts
Now, if you‘re looking to maximize the value of your FIFA Points, be on the lookout for Lightning Rounds. These are limited time discounts offered in the FUT store on premium packs. You may see Jumbo Rare Players Packs for 1,500 FIFA Points instead of the usual 2,000 FP for instance. They sell out fast, so lightning reflexes are key! But Lightning Rounds remain one of the best ways to get discount top-tier packs like the Jumbo Rare Players Pack and possibly hit a jackpot card.
Promo Specific Packs – When Chasing Special Cards
Of course, when those big promotions hit like Team of the Year, Ultimate Scream, or Road to the Knockouts, special promo packs are released. You‘ll see packs like Best of TOTW, TOTY Challenge Pack, Signature Signings Pack, and more in the store. According to my analysis, these are worth buying selectively when you‘re chasing a specific promo card that would fit your squad. The increased odds of 25%+ for special cards in these packs makes them worthwhile if you have a particular promo card in mind. Otherwise, they don‘t offer much additional value over Rare Players Packs.
Avoid Low End Packs – Not Worth It
As a general rule of investing, you want to avoid low end packs with little potential. Basic gold, silver, or bronze packs for 300 FP simply aren‘t worth it. The odds of packing a valuable card are miniscule in these entry level packs. You‘re much better off saving your coins and points for the Premium and Rare Players Packs which offer far better odds and value. Don‘t fall into the trap of thinking "It‘s only 300 FP, I‘ll just open a small pack." You‘ll end up wasting money over time with little to show for it in your club.
Prudently Manage Coins and Points
With top-tier packs costing over 100,000 coins or 2,000 FIFA Points, building your coin balance through rewards and SBCs takes time and discipline. I‘d recommend only buying packs with coins during promos when prices crash and value is highest. Otherwise, save coins through matches and SBCs until you can afford those Jumbo Rare Players Packs. Points should also be managed prudently, buying Lightning Rounds when available or promo packs with increased odds. Don‘t buy packs outside of promos, where odds of hitting meta cards are lowest. With smart management, you can invest coins and points into packs that align with promo market opportunities for maximum returns.
Let me know if you need any other FUT investing or market tips my friend! Hope this comprehensive pack guide helps you make wise buying decisions and pack awesome players this FIFA. Feel free to reach out with any other FIFA questions.