Updated September 19 2018

FIFA 18: FIFA Points buying guide on PlayStation 4

Find out how FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and FIFA Points work, and how FIFA Points are purchased through the FIFA Store and PlayStation Store.

There are multiple online modes to enjoy in FIFA 18. If you want to avoid in-game purchases, you can enjoy Seasons online — a competitive mode with no in-game currency. Simply choose your favourite team and progress against other players of the same skill level.

For those wanting to build their own squad, there is FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode. In this online mode, players can build a team through an online transfer market and compete against other teams over PlayStation Network (PSN). FUT has two currencies used to unlock players and cosmetic items.

 
 

How do currencies work in FIFA Ultimate Team?

FIFA Coins are the main currency in FUT. These coins allow players to open Player Packs, bid for players on the FUT Transfer Market and enter certain online tournaments or challenges. FIFA coins are earned in three ways: playing matches online in FUT mode, using Coin Boosts (accessed by pressing R3 in FUT menus) and completing weekly challenges/tournaments.

If you want these entitlements straight away, there is the option to use real money to purchase FIFA Points, which can then be exchanged for players and cosmetic items.

The process for a child account (age 15/16) buying FIFA Points is shown in the images below. The child fails this purchase as the spending limit has been left at 0 (this is the default setting).

Buying FIFA points through FIFA 18 Store

 
 

Buying FIFA points through PlayStation Store

Please note, this type of purchase can only be refunded if the in-game consumable is faulty, as stated in the PlayStation Store refund policy.

How to control child spending on FIFA 18

It is important that every player using PlayStation Network has an age-appropriate account. Child accounts (under-18s) require a family manager to be assigned during set up. This adult account can then set parental settings, Play Time controls and monthly spending limits.

A child account doesn't have a PlayStation Wallet, and can only make purchases using funds from the family manager wallet within a monthly spending limit. This limit is automatically set to 0 when the account is created.