So you’ve just discovered BFB Champions, and you’re determined to start off strong and dominate the virtual playing field. Well you’re in luck, because we just so happen to have this handy beginner guide to conquering the game.

Released for Android and iOS devices, the aim of the game is to become the greatest living manager to grace the virtual world of football by collecting and training players to compete in multiplayer leagues against players from all over the world.

So if you’re up for a challenge and you want to master the art of BFB Champions, just take a look at this helpful guide to find out everything you need to know about the newest football app in town.

Putting your dream team together

Kick things off by gathering your team from the in-game lucky dip or “scout” options, and train them up across a series of mini games.

Every player you gather will come with a star rating. The more stars they have, the more they can level up - which will go a long way towards helping you succeed in Career Mode and multiplayer championships, netting you (if you’ll excuse the pun) even more scout tickets.

Be sure to keep your eyes open for scout campaigns that cycle players in and out of the scout pool as well. Doing so will give you more chance of getting a rare player that has the potential to be a real game changer for you.

Talent will only take you so far though, so unless you train those exciting new prospects you’ve acquired, they’ll never reach their full potential. Make sure you get the very best out of your players by putting them through their paces using the training camp function. By using the training camp function you can even ensure your players gain new experience when you’re not playing the game.

Once you’ve levelled all your players up, you’ll be able to distribute attribute points to them –picking out those perfect qualities to make them excel in your desired style. If for instance, you’re a manager that thrives on possession, you’re going to want to give your midfield a lot of points towards control and vision.

If you prefer to have a team that punishes your opponents with swift counter attacks, you’re going to want to bless your wingers with blistering speed. The decision is really up to you, and that’s the beauty of it – any player can (with the right tweaks) go from one strength to another.

Earning your badges

Once you get started in career mode you’ll initially only have a choice of using the 4-4-2 or the 4-2-2-2 formations, but once you get the hang of the game you’ll get to pick from over 30 more advanced arrangements – letting you perfect every aspect of your squads’ performance.

Career mode features two really exciting parts - World Tour and Limited events.

In World Tour you must clear all the leagues in each area to unlock brand new ones – working your way up to the big time, in places including South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. And if you want to up the ante you can play in time limited events. Featuring loads of cool themed areas, you’ll have to play in time sensitive missions to earn rewards that are unavailable anywhere else in the game.

By playing through career mode, you’ll be able to guide your team to greater levels of skill and brilliance, building them up to take on your fellow aspiring managers in the multiplayer Championship Cups.

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Hints and Tips

Keep track of the latest in-game events and campaigns with your in-game news feed, and by regularly checking BFB Champions’ social media accounts. Make sure you pay special attention to the time limited single player areas and special multiplayer events, as they’ll give you better and rarer rewards.

So if you think you’re a top tier manager then head over to the App Store or Google Play download BFB Champions and prove your worth today.