For legacy players who have been playing Dream League Soccer 2021 (DLS 2021), the game’s basics are similar to its previous versions. It’s a better and modern-day remake of the classic Dream League Soccer 2020. New features like agents and scouts are in-game along with updated player data. There are new in-game currencies Gems, which allows you to upgrade your team faster. If you are new to this adventure, you can easily grasp the controls by playing the first few matches. Remember, your Dream Team won’t be an overnight success but requires a long grind.
Start your journey by completing the basic formalities of choosing your manager and captain. Choosing your manager doesn’t lock the journey in the beginning cause you can easily customize him later.
While choosing your captain, going for an attacker is usually the go-to way for a strong, high scoring team. It would be best if you had goals to win matches, and fast-paced forwards help a lot as you progress through the tournaments. From here, you will be directed to a match to learn the basic controls of the game. You can choose to skip and sit this out if you are already familiar with them. The controls are pretty simple, with the three buttons A, B, and C on the bottom right-hand side of your screen, assisting in your actions.
Focus primarily on the career mode as you start your progress in the game. From across the world, all the top teams compete in eight divisions of the Global Dream League. You’ll find elite clubs and their players as you climb divisions on your way to glory. You will start as a mediocre team in the Academy division with low rated players in your squad. As you play more matches and earn coins, you will be slowly progressing towards your goal of the Dream Team. Every time you finish a game, you can watch a 30-second ad in turn for bonus coins. Never forget to watch the adverts as you do require a stack of coins in the long run.
Upgrade your Stadium and Facilities
Always start by maxing out your stadium. With the number of coins you begin with, spend most of it upgrading your stadium for at least two divisions ahead of yours. Then upgrade your medical facility using gems. The medical center will lower the price. You bring them here to heal a player and lower the probability of getting them injured. Once upgrading your medic, focus next on upgrading the commercials. The total Stadium plus Commercial being upgraded will bump up your coins a lot per game as you win! So just focus on upgrading your stadium and other facilities first before put your heart into buying new players. Never hesitate to upgrade your facilities in Dream League Soccer. Upgrading the Training Centre unlocks formations and lower your coaches’ costs while upgrading your accommodation lets you increase your squad size.
Coaches, Agents, and Scouts
Introducing this year, Coaches will train your players based on their development potential. You can buy coaches with gems, with each coach costing more as their rarity increases. Since coaches train players randomly, so don’t use coaches unless you have the players you want in your dream team. Also, on releasing players from your team, they are not sold for coins but rather converted to technical or fitness coaches.
Moving on to transfers, there are new introductions, Agents and Scouts. Agents sign specific types of players for your team, with the player’s cost included in the agent fee, and you can buy the players just with coins. On the other hand, scouts find players at a discounted price while also offering the chance to find elite players.
You get with a free scout and agent as you begin your journey. If you are in a lower division, all the players you will be able to buy will be low rated. So in order to buy your favorite player, you have to use a legendary scout or agent to find them, and then only you can purchase them. Gone are the days when you could simply wait for Ronaldo or Messi to show up in the Transfers and buy them with all your coins.
Dream Team Soccer 2021 has excellent graphics and great gameplay. The multiplayer mode of the game makes the game pretty challenging. The AI opponent in the league gets more complicated once we process throughout the game; there is no manual difficulty selection. Dream Team Soccer 2021 is an excellent game with great graphics and gameplay and arguably the best football simulation game.