How to play CLASSIC

How to play CLASSIC

1. PERSONALISE YOUR SHIELD AND YOUR COLOURS

1. PERSONALISE YOUR SHIELD AND YOUR COLOURS

You'll be able to customize your badge, choosing its shape, form and pattern. Make sure your badge strikes fear into the heart of your opponents! Improve your ranking and become an outstanding ADRENALYN XL™ player to move up a level. Levelling up unlocks more options for changing the colour and shape of your badge. Also, the ELO system will be mapped to 20 ranking levels. You start at level 20, aiming to reach level 1. Every month, ELO levels are reset to level 20, but the best level you've reached is stored in your profile. Try to match your top level again!

2. ACTIVATE THE CARD

2. ACTIVATE THE CARD

Enter the code on the back of your trading card to add it to your virtual collection. You can also enter the code to earn COINS, which you can use to activate special virtual cards and improve your team and your chances of winning.

Every 30 activated codes, you will also receive a Standard Digital Pack and 2 Online Stars cards (realized exclusively for the digital game).

Create your squad

3. CREATE YOUR SQUAD

Before starting an ADRENALYN XL™ match, you have to put your squad together. You need 14 players – 11 of which will make up your first team and three subs. Each team must have a goalkeeper and a maximum of five players for each position. Put together your strongest team using your cards. Adapt your team and playing system to your winning game plan. Plus, to help you pick the best players, you can order extra cards according to their position, their club, and their scores in attack or defence. There's also the 'virtual trainer' button, which will help you to put together your squad.

4. CHOOSE YOUR GAME SYSTEM

4. CHOOSE YOUR GAME SYSTEM

After selecting your players, you have to decide on a formation (eg 4-4-2, 4-3-3, 3-5-2). Choose the best system for your players. If you have lots of good defenders, use a more defensive system, but if you have excellent forwards, adopt a more offensive system.

5. LOBBY

5. LOBBY

The lobby is the online ADRENALYN XL™ players’ meeting point where you can challenge an available user within your level range chosen by the system. All available users in the matchmaking-area can be marked as friends and challenged for a friendly match as well.

6. TRAIN AGAINST THE COMPUTER

6. TRAIN AGAINST THE COMPUTER

Need to train but don't have anyone to play against? You can play a friendly against the computer, with five difficulty levels. The final two levels are so tough that if you win, not only will it improve your team, but you're also unlikely to lose against a real-life opponent!

7. START THE GAME

7. START THE GAME

The player chosen by the computer to start the match selects one of their cards and decides whether to attack or to defend, or chooses the control value of their card. In turn, their opponent selects one of their cards and uses it in defence, midfield (control) or attack. If the first player attacks, their opponent has to defend themselves, or vice versa. If you play a control rating, the opposing player must also call out their control rating.

The players compare the chosen values of the selected cards. The card with the highest value scores a goal and begins the next battle. Cards chosen for this challenge cannot be selected again during the match and are placed outside the lobby.

If both numbers are the same, it goes to a tiebreaker between the total value (adding attack, control and defence) of each card. If the total value ends in a draw too, the two cards are ignored and no player wins the match. If the whole match ends in a draw, the team with less card sum wins. Just like in a real match, substitutes can snatch a win for you in the last moments, but you have to use them effectively! You have to choose your substitutes when you have the ball possession before selecting a card. The card which is replaced is discarded.

8. MARKET

8. MARKET

In the 'market' section you can:

  • redeem the COINS won during matches and tournaments, or gained by activating cards, completing the virtual binder (some items can be redeemed only after X product code activations);
  • buy special digital cards that will give you a better chance of winning your next match;
  • get virtual packs with the cards of the collection;
  • buy exclusive Online Challenger and Online Stars cards.

9. USE THE SPECIAL FEATURES

Strengthen your attack or defence with COMBOS. Playing two combo cards together gives their attack or defence scores an extra boost.

The BONUS CARDS, LUCKY CARDS and PENALTY CARDS also give your game an extra dimension. Thanks to these special features, you don't need to have the strongest team to win a match – just the best strategy and the best use of your COINS to activate your special cards and enhance your line-up.

10. COMBO

Pick some COMBO player cards to play alongside each other to earn you extra points. Dazzle your opponent with a combo-attack or combo-defence and create your best line-up!

ID TYPE NAME ID TYPE NAME BONUS
32 Team Mate Andreas Ulmer 33 Team Mate Martin Hinteregger +3D
36 Team Mate Stefan Posch 86 Team Mate Pavel Kadeřábek +5D
38 Team Mate Valentino Lazaro 424 All-Round Player David Alaba +1GC
41 Team Mate Stefan Ilsanker 43 Team Mate Konrad Laimer +2GC
42 Fans' Favourite Marko Arnautovic 44 Team Mate Michael Gregoritsch +5A
48 Team Mate Toby Alderweireld 397 Defensive Rock Toby Alderweireld +2D
51 Team Mate Thomas Meunier 53 Team Mate Timothy Castagne +1D
56 Team Mate Leander Dendoncker 274 Team Mate João Moutinho +5GC
61 Team Mate Michy Batshuayi 62 Team Mate Romelu Lukaku +5A
68 Team Mate Tin Jedvaj 69 Team Mate Duje Ćaleta-Car +3D
70 Wonder Kid Josip Brekalo 313 Team Mate Admir Mehmedi +5A
72 Team Mate Nikola Vlašić 286 Wonder Kid Ilzat Akhmetov +3GC
73 Team Mate Ivan Rakitić 406 Key Player Ivan Rakitić +1GC
74 Team Mate Mateo Kovačić 216 Team Mate Jorginho +5GC
76 Team Mate Ivan Perišić 205 Team Mate Serge Gnabry +5A
77 Team Mate Ante Rebić 79 Team Mate Bruno Petković +3A
84 Team Mate Ondřej Čelůstka 85 Fans' Favourite Marek Suchý +5D
94 Team Mate Tomáš Souček 95 Team Mate Lukáš Masopust +1GC
96 Fans' Favourite Jakub Jankto 325 Team Mate Albin Ekdal +1GC
97 Team Mate Patrik Schick 98 Team Mate Zdeněk Ondrášek +2A
102 Team Mate Jens Stryger Larsen 105 Team Mate Henrik Dalsgaard +5D
109 Team Mate Pierre Emile Højbjerg 114 Fans' Favourite Thomas Delaney +2GC
112 Team Mate Martin Braithwaite 116 Team Mate Christian Gytkjær +1A
120 Team Mate Harry Maguire 399 Defensive Rock Harry Maguire +1D
122 Team Mate Michael Keane 123 Team Mate Kyle Walker +4D
124 Wonder Kid Jadon Sancho 132 Fans' Favourite Marcus Rashford +5A
127 Team Mate Ross Barkley 128 Team Mate Declan Rice +2GC
141 Team Mate Jordi Alba 427 All-Round Player Jordi Alba +1D
142 Wonder Kid Mikel Oyarzabal 322 Wonder Kid Alexander Isak +5A
144 Team Mate Rodri 275 Team Mate Bernardo Silva +3GC
151 Team Mate Rodrigo Moreno 278 Team Mate Gonçalo Guedes +4A
162 Team Mate Fredrik Jensen 164 Team Mate Glen Kamara +1GC
166 Team Mate Joel Pohjanpalo 169 Team Mate Pyry Soiri +2A
173 Team Mate Raphaël Varane 174 Team Mate Clément Lenglet +3D
178 Wonder Kid Jonathan Ikoné 187 Team Mate Kingsley Coman +1A
180 Team Mate Corentin Tolisso 199 Team Mate Joshua Kimmich +5GC
185 Team Mate Antoine Griezmann 420 Goal Machine Antoine Griezmann +2A
192 Team Mate Matthias Ginter 194 Team Mate Jonathan Tah +3D
219 Captain Leonardo Bonucci 401 Defensive Rock Leonardo Bonucci +2D
223 Team Mate Andrea Belotti 224 Team Mate Ciro Immobile +1A
228 Team Mate Matthijs de Ligt 229 Fans' Favourite Daley Blind +3D
232 Wonder Kid Donyell Malen 242 Team Mate Steven Bergwijn +5A
235 Team Mate Davy Pröpper 236 Team Mate Donny van de Beek +5GC
239 Team Mate Memphis Depay 422 Goal Machine Memphis Depay +2A
249 Team Mate Tomasz Kędziora 251 Team Mate Bartosz Bereszyński +1D
250 Wonder Kid Sebastian Szymański 257 Team Mate Przemysław Frankowski +3GC
259 Team Mate Krzysztof Piątek 260 Team Mate Arkadiusz Milik +4A
267 Team Mate Ricardo Pereira 342 Team Mate Çağlar Söyüncü +5D
282 Team Mate Georgi Dzhikiya 403 Defensive Rock Georgi Dzhikiya +4D
284 Team Mate Andrei Semenov 285 Team Mate Mário Fernandes +2D
288 Team Mate Daler Kuzyaev 291 Captain Artem Dzyuba +1A
300 Team Mate Manuel Akanji 404 Defensive Rock Manuel Akanji +2D
303 Team Mate Kevin Mbabu 305 Team Mate Ricardo Rodríguez +5D
308 Team Mate Remo Freuler 362 Team Mate Ruslan Malinovskyi +1GC
310 Team Mate Albian Ajeti 366 Fans' Favourite Andriy Yarmolenko +3A
320 Team Mate Victor Nilsson Lindelöf 321 Team Mate Emil Krafth +5D
328 Team Mate Kristoffer Olsson 331 Team Mate Viktor Claesson +5GC
343 Team Mate Mahmut Tekdemir 344 Team Mate İrfan Can Kahveci +2GC
346 Team Mate Hakan Çalhanoğlu 414 Key Player Hakan Çalhanoğlu +1GC
349 Team Mate Kenan Karaman 350 Team Mate Cenk Tosun +5A
354 Team Mate Serhiy Kryvtsov 363 Captain Andriy Pyatov +5D
361 Team Mate Oleksandr Zinchenko 431 All-Round Player Oleksandr Zinchenko +2GC
372 Team Mate Chris Mepham 373 Fans' Favourite Ashley Williams +3D
379 Team Mate Joe Allen 380 Team Mate Joe Morrell +2GC
381 Captain Gareth Bale 432 All-Round Player Gareth Bale +4A
385 Team Mate Tom Lawrence 386 Team Mate Kieffer Moore +1A
4003 Team Mate Shane Duffy 4005 Team Mate Ciaran Clark +2D
4007 Wonder Kid Aaron Connolly 4016 Team Mate Callum Robinson +2A
4010 Team Mate Jeff Hendrick 4013 Team Mate Alan Browne +3GC
4021 Team Mate Craig Cathcart 4022 Fans' Favourite Jonny Evans +2D
4024 Team Mate Shane Ferguson 4029 Team Mate Corry Evans +5GC
4032 Team Mate Jordan Jones 4034 Team Mate Liam Boyce +5A
4039 Team Mate Scott McKenna 4040 Fans' Favourite John McGinn +1D
4045 Team Mate Stuart Armstrong 4047 Team Mate Callum McGregor +1GC
4049 Team Mate Ryan Christie 4052 Team Mate James Forrest +4GC

11. SPECIAL CARDS

BONUS CARDS

BONUS CARD

You can use these cards to increase the scores of your player cards during a challenge. There are digital bonus card that you can pick during a game to strengthen the value of your card, but you have to use them carefully since you will only be allowed to use three bonus card during the same match.

NEW!!

There are also bonus cards that are part of the trading card collection you can activate and play during a match with a TEAM MATE of the same team (Magic Moments, Team Logos and Line-Ups) or of any team (Skillzy and Logo UEFA Euro) to increase all scores of the player card of an extra boost of 5. These "special" bonus cards can not be used more than once during a match.

LUCKY CARDS

LUCKY CARDS

These cards are similar to the bonus cards, but the effective value can vary depending on the pack you've activated. In a MEDIUM RISK pack, you'll probably find a really positive BONUS.

The LUCKY CARDS, as the name suggests, are random, giving the game a bit of uncertainty but also making it much more exciting…

TRAINING CARDS

TRAINING CARDS

These are used to train your cards to raise their points. You can get one of these cards every 30 activated codes.

You can put it in the Training Room for 1 hour together with a player card of any player. At the end of the training, the player card will raise its points. While the training is underway, that card cannot be used in matches. There are Attack, Game Control and Defense Training Cards and they can add up to 2 points for each value.

PENALTY CARD

PENALTY CARD

This card can be used to cause a penalty in a certain match situation. When this happens, the rival player chooses a shooter and shoots the penalty.

If you stop it, you collect the point in that match; if you don’t, the other player wins it.

STADIUM CARD

STADIUM CARD

In real football matches, home advantage is one of the most important factors for a team to win. You can use the STADIUM CARD in a similar way.

These exclusive digital cards will add points (+1 defense value, +1 midfield value, +1 attack value) to each player associated to the team of the stadium that you have in your line-up. Use the power of your stadium!

12. TOURNAMENTS

12. TOURNAMENTS

The tournament section lets you challenge more than one team, just like in a real competition. Tournament ranking is set again to zero at the end of every tournament period. Try to be the best every time and climb the charts until you get to be the number one! The points you can win depend upon the number of participants in each tournament.

So don't be afraid to take a few risks and show everyone that you're the best at playing ADRENALYN XL™!

The points table is as follows:

Number of users

 Points for each position      

100000000
2-310000000
4-1021000000
11-2532100000
26-5053210000
51-80107532100
81-1002010753210
101-999925151075321
13. SAGA MODE

13. SAGA MODE

The SAGA Adrenalyn XL™ is one of the most interesting section of the online game. You can try your skills challenges the Adrenalyn XL™ teams in more than 20 different levels throughout the Europe.

Complete the SAGA, be the best Adrenalyn XL™ player!

The first level is available for any user. To unlock the entire game mode, users have to enter at least 30 unique codes.