In Form! achievement in FIFA 13

In Form!

Find a team of the week player in a pack

In Form!0
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How to unlock the In Form! achievement

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    14 Oct 2012 15 Oct 2012
    24 3 193
    So as you all probably know, this is for finding an In-Form player in a pack. This achievement is extremely luck based, but there are a few things you can do to increase your odds.

    1. Coins

    You are going to need plenty of coins to get this achievement. In this years FIFA, I have found that making coins is actually a lot easier than it has been in the past. There is a lot of money to be made in seasons mode, so I suggest for everyone to play that the most out of any other kind of tournament. (The prize for getting relegated in most divisions is higher than the 2,000 coins you get from winning the gold cup. You get 10,000 coins for winning the division 2 title!).

    Trading is also a very good way to make money. Scan the market for deals and try to buy players for much cheaper than they are worth. Then turn around and sell them for profit.
    Pick any player, input his information into the auction search, and set the maximum buy now to a few thousand below what he is actually worth. This is mostly based on luck, but in can make you some serious coins.

    2. Buying the packs

    There are plenty of different ways you can go about this. You definitely need to stick to opening the premium packs though. The odds of finding an In-Form in a non-premium pack are extremely low.
    For this achievement, I would recommend opening silver or bronze premium packs. They are far cheaper than the gold premium packs, and while the odds of finding an IF might be slightly lower due to the fact that there are usually more gold in-form players, the difference in price makes up for it. (I have opened over 50 premium gold packs to no result). If you are truly only interested in this achievement and don't care one bit about Ultimate Team, I would recommend going with the bronze premium packs. You are going to be loaded with a lot of useless players by the time you find your in-form, but this will give you more chances of finding one than any other method.
    Of course if you have the funds, using microsoft points can be a very effective way of going about this achievement. It can also make you quite a few coins, seeing as how every pack you open with MSP will result in pure profit. Keep in mind that you can not open bronze packs with MSP.

    3. Happy Hours
    As I am writing this, there has yet to be a happy hour for FIFA 13. A happy hour is an hour where the odds of finding an in-form player are higher. As I said, there has currently been no news about happy hours, but I can promise you that there will be soon enough. To get up to date news on happy hours, I would recommend following @UltimateTeamUK ( https://twitter.com/UltimateTeamUK ). I have my mobile notifications on for all of their tweets so I am ready to pounce when there is news of a happy hour.

    This achievement can NOT be obtained by buying an in-form player on the market, you MUST find one in a pack.

    Important note: If you ever get a season ticket pack or a pre order pack, NEVER open it on the web app! If you happen to get an in-form in a pack that you opened on the web app, you will NOT GET THE ACHIEVEMENT! This would be devastating, so be sure to remain patient! So do not buy or open packs on the web app. Only open packs on Xbox.

    If anybody has any questions or wants any help with this achievement, please let me know. This achievement is a real SOB and I will be struggling right there with you to get it.

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    LuckyKantYeah, it sucks. I have had three in form players in 4 years across 5 games. Crazy.
    Posted by LuckyKant on 23 Sep 16 at 07:51
    GsO LightReally is, someone popped it last Sunday, the same day I opened 10 packs, going to keep trying.
    Posted by GsO Light on 01 Oct 16 at 07:01
    GsO LightNew years Eve, decided to open all 25k gold packs with my 300k coins, and give up forever... on my 10th pack I got the inform Handanovic, so happy. Got my last achievement exactly 2 years ago on this date, yay finally done!
    Posted by GsO Light on 01 Jan 17 at 01:20
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  • Uranium DepositUranium Deposit410,117
    25 Dec 2012 08 Nov 2012 09 May 2013
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    This guide is intended not as competition to the other guides but as a supplement to throw hard numbers at the issue. The below numbers represent the percent chance you have of pulling any one particular card (in this case an in-form card) from each coin spent. This is an important distinction from a "per-pack opened" odds as packs cost variable amounts of coin. Also, the odds change each week depending on the number of each quality available in the TOTW. To determine which pack will provide the highest odds of pulling an IF card for your coins spent multiple the below numbers by the number of equivalent quality players available in the TOTW (including subs and reserves).

    Bronze: 0.0000762% chance/coin spent
    Silver: 0.0000158% chance/coin spent
    Gold: 0.0000286% chance/coin spent

    In case no one has mentioned it I recommend following http://www.ultimateteam.co.uk/ on twitter and setting a mobile alert for when they tweet. They announce all happy hours, which are the best way to get an IF player.

    Math Proof:
    Bronze:
    105 pages. x50 each page.
    5250 total players
    1/5250
    1.9047 x10^-4
    .00019047
    .019047% ~ chance of pulling any one particular player
    .057141% ~ chance assuming three opportunities per pack
    .00057141 chance/750 coins spent
    .00000076188 chance/coin spent
    .0000762% chance/coin spent


    Silver:
    101 pages x 50 each page.
    5050 total players
    1/5050
    .00019802
    .019802% ~ chance of pulling any one particular player
    .059406% ~ chance assuming three opportunities per pack
    .00059406 chance/3750 coins spent
    .000000158416 chance/coin spent
    .0000158% chance/coin spent


    Gold:
    28 pages x 50 each page.
    1400 total players
    1/1400
    .00071429
    .071429% ~ chance of pulling any one particular player
    .214287% ~ chance assuming three opportunities per pack
    .00214287 chance/7500 coins spent
    .000000285716 chance/coin spent
    .0000286% chance/coin spent


    Assumptions:
    3 opportunities (players) per pack opened
    Contents of the packs cannot be predetermined nor controlled
    Only rare packs are purchased.
    Players in packs will only be of that packs quality.
    TOTW players are all equally weighted.

    Source:
    FUT Head database. Tried to use UltimateDB, however you cannot view all of the players in a single quality. If someone can provide a data dump for all the FUT player cards this could be more accurate.

    Commentary:
    The only variable in this is the number of players of quality in the TOTW. I have opened at least 200 Silver packs, 100 Gold Packs, and 250-300 Bronze packs and have not found a single IF player to finish this achievement off. Lately I've been opening solely Silver packs, which you can often break even on if you auction everything off, however the results of these statistics clearly show that unless the majority of the TOTW is silver, these provide the worst odds. Gold will almost always provide the best odds, as that is what the greatest number of the TOTW players are and where the least competition is. Only two bronze players in the TOTW will actually outweigh the chance for any other quality, however you will need to open many, many packs, and making your money back will be a slow process. If you are a stats person and see a mistake in my math please help me out! Good luck.

    HELP: For example this week (11/7/2012) has 11 Golds, 5 Silvers and 2 Bronze players. So the odds would be .0003146%, .000079% and .0001524% respectively with Gold have the greatest chance per coin spent.
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    Uranium DepositIn case no one has mentioned it I recommend following http://www.ultimateteam.co.uk/ on twitter and setting a mobile alert for when they tweet. They announce all happy hours, which are the best way to get an IF player.
    Posted by Uranium Deposit on 09 May 13 at 04:55
    L4D II JoK3rUsing this method on and off for a while I managed to get my IF card by keeping my income at a steady rate and my costs low, for this I kept using the same low budget Portuguese league team with a full bench and reserves only costing me around 30k in total they lasted me over 100 matches of which I was able to keep earning money and selling all the consumables and other cards in order to fund my next pack. Depending on the time I was able to on several occasions open 2 or 3 premium gold packs then place any cards I don't need back on the auction house for 1 hour and then return later, this allowed me to buy about 15 packs in a day by recycling the cards I didn't need, also remember to use the online app so that you can post items up whilst you're on other games. I did it whilst boosting others and just set an alarm on my PC to check every hour or so. It's still heavily luck based but using the tips provided by myself and others you can give yourself a bigger chance with minimal effort.
    Posted by L4D II JoK3r on 01 Jun 13 at 00:56
    Team BretherThere is 11 silver, 7 bronze, and 0 gold players this week. Get those bronze premium packs bought!
    Posted by Team Brether on 20 Jun 13 at 09:58
  • pezza888pezza888119,566
    26 Apr 2013 30 Sep 2013 16 May 2020
    6 1 12
    UPDATE: This achievement, as well as the other online required achievements, are now discontinued, and are no longer unlockable because the FIFA 13 servers have been shut down. In the case of this particular achievement, Ultimate Team is no longer accessible so packs cannot be bought in the store.


    Old information included below, just in case the online ever comes back (almost certainly will never happen).
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    pezza888Nice, well done
    Posted by pezza888 on 29 Aug 14 at 19:48
    CARILTOBRIGANTEWhat for packages i must buy bronze, silver, or gold that are gives different types please give the final typ i buy every gold for 5000 and nothing
    Posted by CARILTOBRIGANTE on 29 Aug 14 at 22:53
    pezza888The premium player packs that ea put up have a high chance of getting an in form. Most in form players are gold, so you have higher chances when buying gold packs. As a general rule, I would say that the more the pack costs, the higher the chance of getting the achievement.
    Posted by pezza888 on 29 Aug 14 at 23:01
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