There has been mass speculation about a potential battle royale mode in the highly-anticipated Halo Infinite, and popular streamer Dr Disrespect claims to have “inside information” about it.
Halo Infinite is one of the most anticipated games of 2021, as fans keep checking for any news ahead of its December 8 launch. One of the biggest rumors surrounding the game is that it will feature a Battle Royale mode.
This has previously been hinted at through some leaked audio files. Now, popular streamer Dr Disrespect has added fuel to this rumor with some “inside information” about an upcoming Battle Royale mode.
The Doc was in a stream with Z_Laner playing Warzone. While talking about Battle Royales, he made the claim that he was ‘in the know’ regarding an upcoming announcement.
“From what I’ve heard, 300 players, set loop, power weapons on the map, the map designed around the power weapons and locations and points of interest,” said Dr Disrespect.
He claimed that this was all inside information that he had received, and he expects it to feel “really good, supposedly, super optimized.”
The Doc stated that it was a technical Alpha test for a future Battle Royale, and he was very impressed with what he saw. The mention of “power weapons” is a strong hint that 343 Industries might be working on that mode for Halo Infinite.
However, it’s worth keeping in mind that the streamer tends to joke a lot, so he could just be saying all of this out of jest. So, it’s worth taking this information with a grain of salt until we get some official confirmation from the devs.
Hopefully, we’ll see a battle royale mode when the game finally releases. For more Halo, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out our guide on how to sign up and play the Halo Infinite multiplayer preview beta.
Image credits: 343 Industries
FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 5 & featured players
EA have announced another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as the full FIFA 22 TOTW 5 lineup.
It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 5, there are some huge names for people to add to their teams, and the featured player is a former FUT favorite.
Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is incorporating real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the new FUT Heroes.
One of the mode’s oldest special items is the Team of the Week, which offers players a weekly batch of new upgraded cards to help build out their squads. We’ve got everything you need to know about FUT TOTW right here.
We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW, so be sure to check back here every week.
FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 5
The FIFA 22 TOTW 5 is here, and it’s full of big names from across the world.
Check out the full squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 5 here:
What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?
Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.
Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.
Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Player’s can not receive an in-form two weeks in a row.
While the in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Featured TOTW
In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.
Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.
To qualify for this additional stat-boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.
When is the TOTW released?
Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.
No specific time has been set for when the team will be announced. However, so far, they have tended to surface at around 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM BST.
We’ll update this post with an exact schedule as and when it is available.
Image credits: EA Sports
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotion calendar: Every FUT special card
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has a long road of special cards and promotions ahead, so we’ve put together every single one.
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has already seen its fair share of promotions, and there’s more on the horizon. Here’s a full schedule of every special card we’re expecting to see in FUT this year.
One of the most appealing parts of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is the constant rollout of fresh promotions and special cards.
With so much content still to come, we’ve put together an in-depth calendar and description of every promotion and special card set to hit FIFA 22.
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotions
EA likes to keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to promos in an effort to keep things surprising at every turn.
That being said, certain special cards have become FUT staples, and return to the mode at a similar time every year.
So while there’s no official schedule as of yet, we can look to previous years to come with a detailed calendar of promotions.
Here is every promo we’re expecting to see in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team throughout the year.
|Promotion / card name||FIFA 21 start date||Expected FIFA 22 start date||Confirmed|
|Team of the Week||Weekly||Weekly||Yes|
|Ones to Watch||October 6, 2020||October 1, 2021||Yes|
|Road to the Knockouts||November 6, 2020||October 14, 2021||Yes|
|Record-breakers||November 29, 2020||October 19, 2021||Yes|
|Rulebreakers||October 23, 2020||October 29, 2021||TBC|
|Team of the Group Stage||December 4, 2020||December 3, 2021||TBC|
|FUTMAS||December 11, 2020||December 10, 2021||TBC|
|Road to the Final||December 18, 2020||December 17, 2021||TBC|
|Headliners||January 1, 2021||December 31, 2021||TBC|
|Team of the Year||January 22, 2021||January 21, 2022||TBC|
|Future Stars||February 5, 2021||February 4, 2022||TBC|
|Winter Ones to Watch||Not released||February 11, 2022||TBC|
|FUT Birthday||March 26, 2021||March 25, 2022||TBC|
|Team of the Season||April 23, 2021||April 22, 2022||TBC|
|FUTTIES||July 16, 2021||July 15, 2022||TBC|
Team of the Week
Team of the Week cards have been a staple of Ultimate Team for many years, providing a steady stream of fresh cards based on real-world performances.
Every Wednesday, the best performers from the latest round of domestic or international fixtures are given an upgrade to replace their normal card in packs for that week.
Ones to Watch
EA’s go-to for kicking off a new season, Ones to Watch cards are dynamic items that could be upgraded consistently throughout the year.
These special cards are awarded to players who have been part of a high-profile move in the latest transfer window.
OTWs automatically boost themselves to match the highest-rated TOTW week that player has earned, and stay there until their next in-form.
Road to the Knockouts
Road to the Knockouts is a new promotion for FIFA 22, celebrating the three European competitions clubs can compete during the 2021/22 season – the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League.
Chosen players whose teams win three out of their last four group stage games, or qualify the knockout stages, are given permanent boosts to their cards.
Record-breakers, much as the name suggests, are awarded to players who have entered the record books over the last year.
For example, in FIFA 22, expect the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo to be included for setting the international goal record.
These cards tend to be a one-off upgrade but significantly boost a players’ stats.
FIFA traditionally gets a promotion every Halloween. What started as Ultimate Scream changed into Rulebreakers with FIFA 21.
- Read more: Best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team starter squad
These cards give big boosts to players, but also fundamentally alter the way they player by swapping around their stats.
Sluggish strikers may lose some finishing ability in favor of pace, while attacking full-backs may become solid defenders.
Team of the Group Stage
While Road to the Knockouts rewards team performance, the Team of the Group stage is all about individual brilliance.
These are one-off special cards given to the top performers across every European tournaments group stage, whether it be a prolific goalscorer or anchor at the back.
The beauty of TOTGS is that the player’s team doesn’t even have to qualify for the knockouts to be recognized.
FUTMAS / Freeze
Christmas is always kind to Ultimate Team players thanks to the yearly FUTMAS (or Freeze) promo that EA rolls out.
Here, fans are treated to a steady rollout of special cards and SBCs to celebrate the festivities, each and every day.
Road to the Final
Similar to Road to the Knockouts, RTTF cards constantly upgrade based on a player’s team’s performance in Europe.
This time, upgrades are awarded for individual wins in two-legged knockout matches, as well as progressing to the next round.
Road to the Final players can grow into some of the game’s cards if their team goes all the way.
Headliners is a promotion that celebrates the best players of the season so far and gives them an extremely desirable card.
These dynamic items always stay one rating higher than a player’s highest-rated Team of the Week, meaning they can continue to grow throughout the year.
Team of the Year
The most prestigious and expensive cards in every FUT season, Team of the Year collects a squad of the best players from the previous 12 months and gives them an incredible stat boost.
TOTY is only reserved for the best of the best, and 99-rated cards aren’t unusual to see.
This has made them some of the rarest and most overpowered players in Ultimate Team history.
This one is all about the youngsters who are set to light up the world stage in the years to come.
While their base cards might be unusable because of their age, Future Stars cards are a glimpse at what a starlet may look like if they live up to their full potential.
The likes of Curtis Jones and Ansu Fati were rated in the high 80s and low 90s in FIFA 21, suddenly making them some of the game’s best players.
Every year, EA celebrates Ultimate Team’s birthday with a festival full of quirky cards, SBCs, and objectives.
This is where FIFA looks back at the fan-favorite players who have dominated previous FUT years and brings them back with big upgrades.
If you’re a long-time player, you’re bound to recognize a lot of these cards.
Team of the Season
Possibly the most popular promotion in all of FIFA, Team of the Season rewards the best players from every major league for their displays throughout the real football season.
Every week, a new league of TOTS players are placed in packs with massive upgrades from their normal cards.
There’s also plenty of SBCs and objectives to complete, as well as a fan-voted team to take part in.
While most other promotions are based on real-life football, FUTTIES is a victory lap for the current version of FIFA itself.
Throughout the event, meta players who have been popular throughout the year, like Gabriel Jesus or Ben Yedder, are pitted against each other in fan votes.
The winner is given a heavily upgraded FUTTIES card to help them compete with the hundreds of other special players in everyone’s club.
So there you have it, that was every single promotion and special card we’re expecting to land in FUT this year.
EA may well have some more tricks up their sleeve, so stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for the latest updates.
Image credits: EA
Diogo Jota’s incredible 20 million coin FIFA 22 team revealed
Liverpool’s Diogo Jota is a known FIFA fan, and his unreal FIFA 22 Ultimate Team squad is already worth over 20 million coins.
Liverpool’s Portuguese star Diogo Jota is well-known for his ability on the real pitch, but he’s also a big fan of the virtual game. One FIFA 22 player has revealed the striker’s FUT team after matching against him in Division Rivals.
But it’s easy to forget that many professional footballers also jump into FIFA 22 when they’re not training.
One excited fan happened to match against Liverpool’s Diogo Jota, whose team, even in October, would strike fear into the most hardened of FIFA veterans.
Diogo Jota is well-known for his FIFA prowess, as he notoriously went 30-0 in FUT Champions on FIFA 21, so it’s no surprise that one fan ran into him in the Elite Division of Division Rivals
The screenshots shared by a Reddit user only show us the starting XI, but it’s clear that his team is worth well over 20 million coins.
We can confirm that the squad does belong to Diogo Jota, as his team name and online ID match-up from FIFA 21.
Check out his full lineup, as well as the value of each card, below:
- GK – Lev Yashin (ICON) – 644,000
- LB – Ferland Mendy – 119,000
- CB – Raphael Varane – 295,000
- CB – Marquinhos (RTTK) – 670,000
- RB – Achraf Hakimi (OTW) – 378,000
- CM – Patrick Viera (ICON)
- LM – Kylian Mbappe – 1.74 million
- CAM – Ronaldo (ICON) – 12.1 million
- CAM – Ruud Gullit (ICON) – 8.4 million
- ST – Cristiano Ronaldo – 1.23 million
In the past, professional players would be handed a 99-rated version of themselves to use in-game, partly as a bit of fun, but mainly so that fans could recognize when they were playing one of their heroes.
EA has done away with this feature in FIFA 22, meaning there is no room for Jota in his own FUT squad.
That’s not to say his team was easily beatable – it still contained some of the rarest and most expensive players FUT coins can buy.
Despite Jota’s team being packed with superstars past and present, he ultimately fell to a 1-0 defeat once the game kicked off.
That being said, we still don’t want to run into him on Rivals or FUT Champs any time soon.
Image credits: EA
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