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Every FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotion ranked

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has had plenty of promotions since it launched, so we decided to rank every single one.

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Every FIFA 22 promo ranked

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has seen plenty of promotions come and go, injecting dozens of high-rated players into the mix. But which of this year’s promos has been the best? Check out our rankings right here.

As much as FIFA 22 players thrive on the competition of FUT Champs and Division Rivals, it’s really the promotions that keep them coming back week upon week.

A solid batch of new special cards can instantly change a player’s squad, and shake up the entire meta in the process.

But which of FIFA 22’s promos has made the biggest splash, and which have come and gone with little fanfare? We’ve ranked every single one, below.

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotions ranked

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotions

Not all promotions are made equal. Some give us cards that are must-haves to be competitive in the higher ranks, and some are relegated to simply being SBC fodder.

These are the best and worst promotions, and special cards, that have hit FIFA 22 this year.

  1. Rulebreakers
  2. FUT Heroes
  3. Road to the Knockouts
  4. Ones to Watch
  5. Adidas Numbers Up

We’ll be adding every fresh promo as and when they are out, so be sure to check back here for our new rankings.

Best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotions

5. Adidas Numbers Up

FIFA 22 Numbers Up cards

One of the new promos in FIFA 22, EA’s collaboration with sporting giant Adidas turned out to be slightly disappointing. Not to say there weren’t any cards worth investing in – the Diogo Jota and Eder Militao will certainly keep popping up throughout the year.

The problem here is that many cards, despite the staggered upgrades, feel behind the power curve. This is mainly because stats that get boosted to 99 are dedicated by the boots they wear, meaning they aren’t always the ones that would make them useable.

Take Dortmund’s Mats Hummels, for example. While the prospect of 99 passing is nice, keeping his pace at 60 pretty much makes using him in-game impossible.

4. Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch Team 2 FIFA 22

Ones to Watch is one of FIFA’s oldest promos, kicking off the season in style. In FIFA 22, OTW looked promising after an unbelievable summer transfer window that saw some of the world’s biggest names switch clubs.

The issue, and the reason it ranks so low, is that most of the best cards are yet to receive an upgrade. The likes of David Alaba and Memphis Depay have had healthy upgrades thanks to their in-forms, but the Lukakus and Sanchos have been rooted to their normal ratings.

This could all change, though. All it takes is a few tasty TOTW cards and this could still be one of the best Ones to Watch promos in recent memory.

3. Road to the Knockouts

Road to the Knockouts Team 1

This was the first promo to really provide FUT fans with players that were worth changing their team for. Some of the cards across Teams 1 and 2, even before any upgrades, have been terrorizing FUT Champs players for weeks.

The likes of RTTK Heung Min Son and Marquinhos are meta cards that will no doubt be useable until Team of the Season. And they’re only going to get better as the upgrades for qualifying start to rollout.

Then there are cards like Mukiele and Tonali, which plug position gaps in certain leagues and them more appealing to build a team in. And, of course, there was also THAT Fekir SBC which gave us an all-time great FIFA player used in thousands of teams.

2. FUT Heroes

FUT Heroes in FIFA 22

FUT Heroes is an idea that fans have been calling for many years, and even though EA are clearly just testing the waters right now, it’s been a rousing success. These cult heroes have been a nice bridge between normal cards and the elusive ICONS.

David Ginola and Abedi Pele have established themselves as meta players that aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Even some of the cheaper options like Fernando Morientes and Robbie Keane are enough to give players clammy hands when defending.

The only real downsides are how few of them are, and the multiple Hero Upgrades that have lowered their market values. Hopefully, EA double down next year and give us more of these cards.

1. Rulebreakers

FIFA 22 Rulebreakers Team 2

In many ways, this year’s Rulebreakers was everything you could ask for in a FIFA promotion. It conjured up some brilliant cards that will be used all year and made top players who don’t normally fit the meta a viable option.

Fan favorites like Trent Alexander-Arnold and Erling Haaland, usually suffer because of their poor pace. Now, they have been made into some of the best cards in their respective positions.

It also threw creative SBCs where you choose between two versions of the same Rulebreaker into the mix. This gave players the chance to fine-tune their team in a way that no other promo allowed.

Die-hard fans will be hoping for more promotions like this as the season moves forward.

Those were our rankings of every FIFA 22 promotion. Do you agree with our choices? Be sure to let us know on our social.


For more on FIFA 22, check out our guide on how to claim free Twitch Prime Gaming packs.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Player Moments Vardy SBC

A Moments Vardy SBC is up for grabs during the FIFA 22 Shapeshifters promo and here’s the cheapest solution for Ultimate Team players.

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FIFA 22 Vardy SBC player moments

FIFA 22 players will have a chance to secure a 96-rated Premier League winger via SBC during the Shapeshifters promo. Here’s how to complete the Player Moments Vardy SBC, along with the cheapest solutions.

EA’s follow-up to Team of the Season has been an incredible success with players enjoying everything Shapeshifters has to offer. Players currently have their hands full collecting Summer Swaps Tokens, but you won’t want to miss this Vardy SBC.

EA have listed this SBC as a Shapeshifters Player Moments item which combines the promo’s position change with the celebration of an iconic moment. This Vardy SBC is set to celebrate his performance against Manchester United in the 2014/2015 season.

Here’s how to complete the Player Moments Vardy SBC, along with the cheapest solutions.

FIFA 22 Player Moments Vardy stats

Vardy FIFA 22 SBC stats

For starters, Jamie Vardy has never felt like the most dynamic player in FIFA 22, but the 4* skill moves and 5* weak foot upgrade should add to his unpredictability.

Thanks to his LW position change, Vardy is an excellent option for Premier League squads. For most, Shapeshifters Ronaldo, Fantasy FUT Rashford, and TOTS Mane will be out of reach which makes Vardy a great alternative.

Of course, Vardy is known for his pace and prowess in front of goal which explains the 99 Finishing, 99 Positioning, 99 Shot Power, 98 Acceleration, and 97 Sprint Speed.

How to complete FIFA 22 Moments Vardy SBC

Premier League logo FIFA 22

To complete this SBC, players will need to give up three squads: England, Premier League, and 86-Rated Squad. With a value of around 335,000 coins, Vardy is not as overpriced as previous Premier League SBCs in FIFA 22.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

England requirements

  • # of players from England: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70

England solution – Cost: 83,500 coins

Vardy SBC England solution FIFA 22

Premier League requirements

  • # of players from the Premier League: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

Premier League solution – Cost: 121,000 coins

Premier League SBC solution FIFA 22 Vardy

86-Rated Squad requirements

  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60

86-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 135,000 coins

Vardy SBC FIFA 22 solution 86-rated squad

The Player Moments Vardy SBC will be available for one week as it expires on July 5. The three squads shouldn’t set you back too much but you’ll need to expend two TOTS or TOTW players in total.

Vardy is not a meta-defining player at this stage of the game, but he can certainly improve Premier League squads that aren’t utilizing one of the top players in the game like Ronaldo or Mane.


For more FIFA news, check out our guide to the leaked FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens.

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FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: New features & expected changes

Here’s a breakdown of all the new features and changes players can expect in FIFA 23’s popular Ultimate Team mode.

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FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

FIFA 23 is fast approaching and with the Ultimate Team mode set to attract football fans around the world once more, here’s a look at the new features that could make their way to FUT.

Ultimate Team will likely continue to be the main attraction of the FIFA franchise as players look forward to the release of FIFA 23. Expectations for FIFA 23 are high as the final game before the long-standing partnership between EA and FIFA comes to a close.

The Ultimate Team mode will once again deliver a ton of content for players to discover including Icons and FUT Heroes. However, early indications suggest that there’s plenty of innovation on the way that is set to shake up the Ultimate Team game mode.

Here’s what you need to know about the new Ultimate Team features in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team expected chemistry changes

FIFA 22 Chemistry explained

Building the ideal Ultimate Team squad has always revolved around linking players through the mode’s chemistry system. For years, players who share the same Nationality, Club, and or League always produced the best chemistry results.

This added chemistry would give players a performance boost in-game. According to FIFA leakers, the chemistry system will no longer rely on Club, Nationality, or League to determine the strength of links.

EA has yet to confirm the existence of this new system, but it’s safe to say that Ultimate Team players would have more opportunities than ever to build their dream squad.

If every Nation and League can create chemistry links, more player combinations will be accessible in Ultimate Team when squad building. For example, this system would allow Liverpool’s Salah to support Mbappe as a winger without being penalized for lack of chemistry.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team leaked position overhaul

Messi PSG fifa 23

If the reported changes to chemistry weren’t enough to get you excited, additional leaks claim that EA are also preparing to overhaul how positioning works in Ultimate Team.

In FIFA 22, players could change position by following a linear path. For example, RWs could swap to RMs to better suit your desired formation. However, players have long been asking for a change to positioning that would rely on an authentic system.

According to FutSheriff, position changes in FIFA 23 will be based on real-life player positions. If a player has experience playing in multiple positions, a position modifier card will allow them to show their versatility.

Two great examples of this new feature happen to be Manchester City defenders Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker. Cancelo’s secondary position would be at RB while Walker’s would be at CB. Previously, switching a LB to RB and a RB to CB were two position changes that were impossible to execute in Ultimate Team.

World Cup Ultimate Team content in FIFA 23

FIFA 23 World Cup mode

While there could be a World Cup mode in FIFA 23 that is entirely separate from Ultimate Team, EA usually also deliver World Cup content to FUT. In 2018, a special World Cup Ultimate Team add-on made its way to the game where players could build new squads from scratch using World Cup cards.

We’ll have to wait and see what EA have planned for the Qatar World Cup in 2022, but given that this tournament will take place in the winter, players won’t have to wait long after release to check out this new content.


For more FIFA 23 news, check out all of the new leagues, teams, & stadiums coming to FIFA 23.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best strikers: Cheap and meta players

Picking the right striker is vital to your squad’s success. So here are the best, meta, and cheapest strikers in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

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Best Ultimate Team Strikers

Strikers are a vital part of any Ultimate Team, and FIFA 22 is no different. Here are the best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team strikers you can buy, as well as some cheap and meta options.

We’re nearing the endgame of the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team season, but the endless search for the perfect squad is far from over.

Finding the ideal striker is arguably the most important part of any team, and there’s plenty to choose from this year. After fans got to grips with the launch players, EA has also added dozens of special cards into the mix to shake up the meta.

Here are the best strikers you should buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, whether you’re looking for one of the top-rated, someone who fits the meta, or a more budget option.

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Best strikers in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

Mbappe controlling a ball in FIFA 22

There are plenty of top-rated strikers to pick from in FIFA 22. The most important thing is finding the goalscorer who fits your style of play.

Whether you’re looking for someone small and pacey to make those runs in behind, or a target man to whip early crosses into, there’s a big name to suit.

One of the safest options is turning to one of the best-rated poachers, as they already have the stats to make them a menace in front of goal.

These are the non-Icon strikers in FIFA 22 that EA has awarded the best ratings.

RankingPlayer NameClubRatingAverage Price
#1Lionel Messi (SS)PSG997.9 million
#2Karim Benzema (TOTS)Real Madrid983 million
#3Robert Lewandowski (TOTY)Bayern Munich98310,000
#4Kylian Mbappe (TOTS)PSG975 million
#5Cristiano Ronaldo (TOTS)Manchester United974.7 million
#6Marcelo (SS)Real Madrid973.98 million
#7Heung Min Son (SS)Spurs973.12 million
#8Christopher Nkunku (TOTS)RB Leipzig961.3 million
#9Luis Suarez (TOTS)Atletico Madrid961.2 million
#10Ciro Immobile (TOTS)Lazio96285,000

Best meta strikers in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

Aside from the top 10 rated strikers, there are certain players that just seem to fit the game’s meta perfectly. Especially when you throw special cards into the mix, there are some overpowered cards that will completely change your FUT fortunes.

These may not always be the highest-rated players, but they’re certainly the most effective. You’ll often see these cards turn up in the Weekend League throughout the season, as high-skill players make the most of their insane stats.

In order to highlight as many strikers as possible, players included in the list above will not show up below. Although, you could assume that the likes of Mbappe and Ronaldo are two of the best striker options in the game at the moment.

Player NameClubRatingAverage Price
Ousmane Dembele (Fantasy)Barcelona953 million
Allan Saint-Maximin (Fantasy)Newcastle942.8 million
Antonio Di Natale (Captain)N/A931.8 million
Sergio Ramos (SS)PSG961.69 million
Paulo Dybala (TOTS)Juventus961.54 million
Neymar Jr (Winter Wildcard)PSG931.1 million
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Winter Wildcard)A.C. Milan91970,000
Wissam Ben YedderMonaco96682,000
Robbie Keane (Captain)N/A92358,000
Roberto Firmino (Birthday)Liverpool92270,000
Darwin Nunez (TOTS)Benfica94249,000

Best cheap strikers in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

Joao Felix in FIFA 22

While the players listed above will likely set you back a fair amount of coins, there are always some slightly lower-rated poachers that can help teams get off to a great start if you’re just starting your FUT journey.

Players with a low overall rating but with a handful of good stats, particularly pace, tend to be used a lot around this time, and can still be effective against any defense.

The market has been notoriously slow in FIFA 22 compared to previous years, so there are plenty of great cards that are selling for a fraction of what they would normally be worth.

These are the cheap strikers we recommend you use while you’re building up the coins to start splashing out. It’s worth noting that the market is ever-changing and varies across different platforms.

Player NameClubRatingAverage Price
Wissam Ben YedderMonaco849,900
Dries MertensNapoli843,700
Joao FelixAtletico Madrid831,900
Angel CorreaAtletico Madrid833,200
Gabriel JesusManchester City832,000
Luis MurielAtalanta821,200
RicharlisonEverton821,700
Joaquin CorreaInter Milan811,100
Anthony MartialSevilla812,000
Dominic Calvert LewinEverton811,300
Inkai WilliamsAtletico Bilbao811,400
Victor OsimhenNapoli801,200
Donyell MalenBorussia Dortmund80700

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out our list of the best goalkeepers, defenders, full-backs, midfielders, and wingers.

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