How to play CLASSIC

1. PERSONALISE YOUR SHIELD AND YOUR COLOURS

1. PERSONALISE YOUR SHIELD AND YOUR COLOURS

You can customise your badge, choosing its shape, form and pattern. Create something that'll strike 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 even more options for changing the colour and shape of your badge. The ELO system has 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. LEAGUES RANKING FOR CLASSIC MODE

2. LEAGUES RANKING FOR CLASSIC MODE

Adrenalyn XL has a game ranking system based on hierarchical league levels where users are compared by their XP. You can gather XP by playing competitive matches against other users.

There are leagues in 5 levels:

  • Adrenalyn ELITE: with a unique group 20 users. This is the élite of the Adrenalyn online game.
  • First Division: three groups with 20 users each (60 users)
  • Second Division: nine groups with 20 users each (180 users)
  • Third Division: twenty-seven groups with 20 users each (540 users)
  • Amateurs: a unique group with all other users.

At the 15th and the end of each month, Panini will freeze the rankings inside each league and group to determine which users will move to an upper league and which users are relegated down to a lower league. Leagues are calculated as per the following schema:

Adrenalyn ELITE: The lowest 3 users descend to the First Division.

First Division: The highest user of each league ascends to the Adrenalyn ELITE (3 users). The lowest 3 users of each league descend to the Second Division (9 users).

Second Division: The highest user of each league ascend to the First Division (9 users). The lowest 3 users of each league descend to the Third Division (27 users)

Third Division: The highest user of each league ascend to the Second Division (27 users). The lowest 3 users of each league descend to the Amateurs (81 users)

Amateurs: The highest 81 users ascend to the Third Division

After the leagues are calculated everyone’s XP is reset, but your best placement will be stored in your profile. During the month of July 2022, all users are placed in the Amateurs division. Afterwards, the highest 800 users will form the initial division. Important: between the league calculations, users can challenge users of any league and group. Of course, in case a user with a higher XP will challenge a user with a lower XP, the points he will gain in case of win are quite low, and, at the same time, the opposite is true.

 HEAD TO HEAD MODE, XP and LEVEL RANKING

3. HEAD TO HEAD MODE, XP and LEVEL RANKING

In the HEAD TO HEAD MODE you start at level 20 and aim to reach level 1. You can gather XP by playing competitive matches against other users.

All users are ranked by their XP in a global level ranking. Every two weeks the XP and levels are reset, but the best level you have reached is stored in your profile. Try to match your top level again!

ACTIVATE THE CARD

4. ACTIVATE THE CARD

Scan the QR codes you will find into each pack to gain a new digital pack with random cards inside. 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 5 activated codes, you will also receive a Standard Digital Pack and 2 training cards.

CREATE YOUR SQUAD

5. CREATE YOUR SQUAD

Before starting an ADRENALYN XL™ match, you have to put your squad together. You need 16 players – 11 of which will make up your first team and 5 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.

6. CHOOSE YOUR GAME SYSTEM

6. 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.

7. LOBBY

7. 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.

8. TRAIN AGAINST THE COMPUTER

8. 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!

9. START THE GAME

9. 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 use them wisely! Pick your substitute when you have possession of the ball, before selecting a new card. The card which is replaced is discarded.

10. MARKET

10. 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.

11. 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
31 Hero Leandro Paredes (Argentina) 228 Hero Idrissa Gueye (Senegal) +5A
36 Hero Lionel Messi (Argentina) 53 Hero Neymar Jr (Brazil) +5A
39 Hero Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) 124 Hero İlkay Gündoğan(Germany) +5C
42 Hero Youri Tielemans (Belgium) 43 Hero Axel Witsel (Belgium) +3C
45 Hero Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) 43 Hero Dušan Vlahović(Serbia) +4A
51 Hero Fred (Brazil) 466 Contender Scott McTominay (Scotland) +2C
54 Hero Vinícius Jr(Brazil) 115 Hero Karim Benzema (France) +5A
56 Hero Jean-Charles Castelletto (Cameroon) 57 Hero Michael Ngadeu (Cameroon) +1D
69 Hero Alphonso Davies (Canada) 112 Hero Benjamin Pavard (France) +3D
72 Hero Jonathan David (Canada) 117 Hero Kylian Mbappé (France) +4A
76 Hero Marcelo Brozović (Croatia) 186 Hero Frenkie de Jong (Netherlands) +4C
78 Hero Mateo Kovačić(Croatia) 79 Hero Luka Modrić (Croatia) +5C
82 Hero Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark) 128 Hero Daniel Amartey (Ghana) +2D
84 Hero Thomas Delaney (Denmark) 85 Hero Pierre Emile Højbjerg(Denmark) +2C
92 Hero Pervis Estupiñán (Ecuador) 93 Hero Ángelo Preciado (Ecuador) +1D
99 Hero Gonzalo Plata (Ecuador) 494 Contender Gareth Bale (Wales) +2A
105 Hero Phil Foden (England) 250 Hero Pedri (Spain) +4C
108 Hero Harry Kane (England) 205 Hero Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) +5A
125 Hero Kai Havertz (Germany) 162 Hero Heung-min Son (Korea Republic) +4A
126 Hero Timo Werner (Germany) 288 Hero Christian Pulisic (USA) +4A
134 Hero Issahaku Abdul Fatawu (Ghana) 135 Hero Kamaldeen Sulemana (Ghana) +1A
137 Hero Hossein Kanaani (IR Iran) 138 Hero Shoja Khalilzadeh (IR Iran) +1D
145 Hero Shuichi Gonda (Japan) 154 Hero Seung-gyu Kim (Korea Republic) +1D
151 Hero Gaku Shibasaki (Japan) 152 Hero Ao Tanaka (Japan) +1C
166 Hero Edson Álvarez (Mexico) 169 Hero Héctor Herrera (Mexico) +2C
172 Hero Yassine Bounou (Morocco) 190 Hero Wojciech Szczęsny (Poland) +4D
174 Hero Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) 200 Hero Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal) +5D
182 Hero Stefan de Vrij (Netherlands) 184 Hero Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands) +5D
193 Hero Robert Lewandowski (Poland) 197 Hero Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) +4A
208 Hero Saad Al Sheeb (Qatar) 451 Contender Pedro Gallese (Peru) +1D
216 Hero Almoez Ali (Qatar) 477 Contender Ali Mabkhout (United Arab Emirates) +1A
219 Hero Sultan Al-Ghannam (Saudi Arabia) 220 Hero Yasser Al-Shahrani (Saudi Arabia) +1D
224 Hero Salem Al-Dawsari (Saudi Arabia) 438 Contender Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica) +2A
233 Hero Sadio Mané (Senegal) 234 Hero Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal) +3A
242 Hero Dušan Tadić (Serbia) 481 Contender Ruslan Malinovskyi (Ukraine) +3A
244 Hero Unai Simón (Spain) 433 Contender Keylor Navas (Costa Rica) +3D
246 Hero Pau Torres (Spain) 489 Contender Joe Rodon (Wales) +2D
260 Hero Breel Embolo (Switzerland) 261 Hero Haris Seferović (Switzerland) +2A
263 Hero Dylan Bronn (Tunisia) 264 Hero Montassar Talbi (Tunisia) +1D
271 Hero Ronald Araújo (Uruguay) 272 Hero José María Giménez (Uruguay) +3D
427 Contender Ajdin Hrustić (Australia) 431 Contender Tom Rogić (Australia) +1C
459 Contender Gianluca Lapadula (Peru) 468 Contender Lyndon Dykes (Scotland) +2A
470 Contender Walid Abbas (United Arab Emirates) 471 Contender Mohamed Al Attas (United Arab Emirates) +1D
485 Contender Roman Yaremchuk (Ukraine) 486 Contender Andriy Yarmolenko (Ukraine) +2A

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

ATTENTION: into competitive game modalities, which are modalities whose points (XP) determine user rankings, any user can challenge another user only once every 24 hours. At this purpose, during the matchmaking step, the game applies automatic rules which don't allow 2 users to play more than one non-friendly match every 24 hours. In tournament game mode, matchmaking step is not available so it may happen that during a tournament a user may play against another user already challenged in the previous 24 hours in a competitive match. If this case happens, the match won't assign any XP points at the end of the match.

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 32 different levels throughout the World. 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 5 unique codes.

14. HOW TO GET COINS

14. HOW TO GET COINS

There are several ways to earn coins:

  • Win matches
  • Burn duplicates
  • Complete a section of your virtual binder
  • Complete your daily and weekly tasks
  • Complete the survey
  • Level up
  • Buy them for real money
  • Find a COINS card and activate it!

15. 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.

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

You can increase the value of your Team Mate using this special feature card. With this card, you can put a basic player card in the training room for 1 hour. At the end of that time, that player card will receive a permanent extra score. During the training period, your card can not be used in any challenge. Training cards can be used to increase the defensive and attack values of your player cards by a maximum of 2 points for attack and defensive value. Only one card can be in-training at a time and not all card types can be trained.

PENALTY CARD

PENALTY CARD

this card can be used during a match as the last chance to save the point. If your opponent wins a card comparison, you can decide to play the penalty card, committing a foul. Then your opponent has to take a penalty – if you save it, the point is saved; otherwise your opponent wins the point and the match will continue. Important: the player card who committed the foul can’t be used in the next challenge. Not available on mobile app.

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 defence 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!