Gold acquisition achievement in FIFA 16 (Xbox 360)

Gold acquisition

Buy a player which is in a league above you

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How to unlock the Gold acquisition achievement

  • NmE War EagleNmE War Eagle185,804
    22 Sep 2015 22 Sep 2015 22 Sep 2015
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    First the TL;DR version:

    Simply start a new "Manager Career" from "Career" mode using a lower division team and then buy a player from a division above you. My suggestion is use Queens Park Rangers (QPR) from the "FL Championship" (England), and then buy Jaanai Gordon from West Ham (BPL). If you need further assistance then browse the full solution below.

    END TL:DR



    The full solution:

    First, we want to use Queens Park Rangers (QPR) from the FL Championship in England as they have a $26.5 million dollar budget - which is significantly higher than most lower division teams.

    So, from the FIFA 16 "Main Menu" use cn_LB or cn_RB to highlight the "Play" tab.

    Highlight the "New Career" tile (using cn_up, cn_down, cn_left, or cn_right). This tile might say "Load Career" or "Continue Career" - if it does, highlight the tile then use the cn_RS to change it to "New Career". Press the cn_A button to begin a new career.

    Highlight and select "Manager Career" from the "New Career" menu.

    Switch the country to "England", the league to "FL Championship", and the team to "QPR" (using the appropriate D-pad controls: cn_up, cn_down, cn_left, or cn_right). Press the cn_A button to "Advance".

    In the "Career Settings" menu be sure to set the "Disable First Summer Transfer Window" to "Off". It should be set to "Off" by default, but be sure or you'll waste time simming once the season starts.

    Highlight "Advance" and press the cn_A button to continue. Then repeat once more.

    Once you are in the main career menu, use cn_LB or cn_RB to highlight the "Transfers" tab.

    Highlight the "Search Players" tile, and press the cn_A button to select.

    Now you can just search for a specific player (I suggest you buy Jaanai Gordon from West Ham (BPL)).

    Alternatively, you can do the following:

    From the "Player Search" menu, highlight the "Transfer Status" tile and use the cn_RS to change it to "Transfer Listed".

    Now highlight the "League" tile, press the cn_A button to select, and change it to "Barclays PL".

    Now press the cn_Y button to search.

    Highlight & select an appropriate target. You need only one. I always selected the first player highlighted, which was Benjamin Siegrist.

    Scroll down & highlight "Approach Team to Buy" (for Siegrist it will say "Approach Aston Villa to Buy"). Press the cn_A button to go to the "Transfer Offer" screen.

    Make sure it says "Buy" & not "Loan" - use cn_LB or cn_RB to change it, if necessary.

    Highlight "Offered Transfer Sum" & don't be shy - offer them a ton for the player. Ben Amos's value was $475,000 - so I offered a cool $1 million. Instead of using cn_right to change the amount, press the cn_Y button, use cn_right to move over to the "millions" slot and make the amount at least $001,000,000, press cn_Y again to back out. Double check that changes have be enacted.

    Scroll down and press cn_A to "Submit Offer".

    Back out to the main career window, and use cn_LB or cn_RB to highlight the "Central" tab.

    Make sure the calendar tile at the top left is highlighted & press cn_A to "Advance". The simulation should stop automatically when you get an answer to your transfer offer, but watch the "Office" tab - if the number there changes, but the simulation doesn't pause, press the cn_A button to stop simming, move over to the "Office" tab & check your "Inbox" for a reply to your transfer offer.

    Highlight the "Transfer Offer Accepted" message and press cn_A to enter the "Contract Offer" menu. Again don't be frugal. Double his demanded salary (at least), give him a bonus - however, I did find that this year's version would sometime "reject" the offer if you offered the player an unrealistic squad role (i.e. offering him a role as "Crucial 1st Team Player" can lead to him rejecting the offer). Highlight "Submit Offer" and press cn_A to move on.

    Back out to the main menu again, go back to the "Central" tab, and begin simming again - again watching for the "Office" number to change (just in case it doesn't auto-pause).

    Back to the "Inbox" Emails menu. Highlight the "Contract Offer Accepted" message & press cn_A for the "Transfer Confirmation". Highlight "Accept Offer" and press the cn_A button to accept, then scroll down and press cn_A again to "Confirm".

    Voila, you just bought yourself a 15 GS achievement (cheapskates lowered the value this year)!!
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    tntiseverywereGreat solution ! Thank you !
    Posted by tntiseverywere on 01 Oct 15 at 18:35
    DovaCimaJaanai Gordon does not appear in the player search Idk why.
    Posted by DovaCima on 17 May 21 at 13:38
    DovaCimaI hope it helps, what I did to get it since the player Jaanai Gordon did not appear to me was to look for any BPL player in this case I decided on a Chelsea goalkeeper (Bradley Collins) and offering 25,000,000 for his purchase, Once the offer was accepted, I made sure to double his monthly profit and a 5% bonus as a rotating player. All this using Queens Park Rangers (QPR) from the FL Championship.
    Posted by DovaCima on 17 May 21 at 13:52
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