Looking for how to complete SBCs and master Chemistry in FUT in FIFA 23? SBCs, also known as Squad Building Challenges, are a core part of the FUT 23 or FIFA Ultimate Team experience. In essence, they test your team building abilities by setting a variety of parameters which you'll need to fulfil in order to earn rewards.
FIFA 23: How to Complete SBCs and Master Chemistry in FUT
You'll collect a lot of Players in FIFA 23, and it's unlikely you'll use all of them for Division Rivals or FUT Champions. Instead, you'll either trade them on the Transfer Market or use them to complete SBCs, also known as Squad Building Challenges. Cards used primarily for SBCs are commonly referred to as "fodder" by the franchise's community, because they exist largely to fulfil the criteria of the team building challenges, as opposed to as starters in the Best Formations and Custom Tactics for FUT.
There are many SBCs available in FUT 23, and you'll find them in the Home section of the FIFA Ultimate Team main menu. If you're new to the game, then you should start by completing the SBCs listed under the Foundations tab. Not only are these extremely easy to complete, but you'll also get a number of free Packs for your troubles, which will help you to complete some of the other SBCs available in the game.
Below, as part of our FIFA 23 guide, we've included some suggestions which will help show you how to complete SBCs and master Chemistry in FUT. Remember that if you're struggling to complete an SBC or aren't sure how much an SBC will cost to complete, you can often find that information on third-party websites.
Dispose of Untradeable Players
Some of the Players you'll collect as rewards for completing Seasonal Objectives and Milestones will be Untradeable, which means they can't be traded on the Transfer Market or Quick Sold. They can, however, be used to complete SBCs. Always try to dispose of these cards when you can, especially if you're not planning to use them in your team.
Often you'll need to fulfil Chemistry requirements in order to complete SBCs. You gain Chemistry by including players of the same Nationality, League, and Team. The Chemistry system has changed in FIFA 23, allowing for a lot more flexibility in team-building challenges.
In past FIFA games, players with similar attributes had to be connected positionally in order to build Chemistry. For example, if you had two players with the same Nationality and League in the CB position, you'd receive a Green Chemistry link. However, in FIFA 23, Chemistry can be built across the entirety of the pitch.
For example, if you have two English players in your team, they'll receive one Chemistry block each, as long as they're in their designated position. Adding three more English players to your team will award them all with two Chemistry blocks each. However, you can also accrue Chemistry blocks by choosing players from the same Team and League. A player can have three Chemistry blocks each in total, meaning maximum Chemistry is reflected by a team with 33 Chemistry. It's worth noting that in FIFA 23, players will always perform at their base statistics, so Chemistry only ever provides bonuses and never penalises you. You can also use your manager's League and Nationality to add additional Chemistry blocks.
When it comes to SBCs, the best approach is to plan ahead. Think about the requirements of the SBC you're trying to complete, and begin to build Chemistry milestones so that you can comfortably fulfil the requirements of the puzzle. Remember you can use Position Modifiers if you need to, although we'd advise you don't waste these on SBCs if you can avoid it.
Make the Most of Upgrade SBCs
One easy method of How to Make Coins in FUT relies on you purchasing Bronze Packs and using them to complete repeatable SBCs called Upgrades. First complete the Bronze Upgrades to get Two Silver Players, then invest these into Silver Upgrades to get Three Common Gold Players. You can then use these Common Gold Players as fodder to help complete promotional SBCs for Rare Players or Promo Packs. While it is, admittedly, a long-winded and tedious process, if you're willing to put in the work you will get a lot of high-quality Players for very little cost.
Use the Web App and Companion App
Chances are, when you've got FIFA 23 on your television, you're going to want to be playing matches of Division Rivals or FUT Champions. But by logging into your EA Sports account on your PC or smartphone, you can take advantage of the Companion App to complete SBCs while you're at work, on the bus, or even on the toilet. You can access the Web App through the link, and you'll find the Companion App on your smartphone's app store, on iPhone or Android.
Keep Useful Players in Your Club
If you pack a Team of the Week or other promotional player, it can be tempting to list them on the Transfer Market immediately. However, sometimes it can be valuable to keep these Players in your Club in anticipation of SBCs. Not only will their value increase as others seek out promotional cards in order to complete SBCs, but you may find that you're able to use them at a later date yourself in order to complete high value SBCs without needing to spend Coins.
Do you have any other suggestions for how to complete SBCs and master Chemistry in FUT in FIFA 23? Turn in a team-building solution in the comments section below, and check out our FIFA 23 guide through the link.