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FIFA 22 FUT Champions: Rewards, ranks, format & tips

FUT Champions is home to the best packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, here’s our guide on the format, ranks, and rewards, as well as some tips.



FUT Champion logo and card designs

The FUT Champions Weekend League is the mode where the players compete for the top prizes that FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has to offer. This year, EA has made some significant changes to how it works.

If you’re looking for the absolute best rewards on offer in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to help build your perfect squad, then FUT Champions is the place to be.

FUT Champs is Ultimate Team’s elite mode, where players compete to earn coins, packs, and TOTW cards.

For FIFA 22, EA has shaken up the structure of how the mode will work. So we’ve broken it all down for you right here.

FUT Champions Player Pick in FIFA

FIFA 22 FUT Champions format

Champions Play-Offs

In previous years, players would earn qualification points when playing Division Rivals, which could be redeemed for entry to the Weekend League. This year, the whole process works slightly differently.

Now, playing Division Rivals earns Champions Qualification Points, which automatically secures your entry into the Play-Offs when you have enough.

Once in the Play-Offs, fans battle their way through a set number of matches at their leisure. At the end of the games, rewards will be unlocked based on how many points they’ve earned for winning or losing.

If you earn a certain number of points, you’ll also be granted a Finals Qualification Token. This can be used to play in the Champions Finals weekend of your choice.

FUT Champions Play-Offs screen in FIFA 22

Champions Finals

The Finals will be familiar to those who played FIFA 21, although EA has made a few tweaks to how the mode will operate.

Champions Finals takes place at the weekend, with players having 20 matches to earn as many points a possible. Four points will be awarded for a win and one for a defeat.

The number of points accumulated places you in one of six ranks, each giving out rewards such as packs, coins, and player picks.

In a drastic change from the previous year, rewards can be redeemed after all 20 matches are completed, or the Champions Finals event ends.

Champions Finals screen

FIFA 22 FUT Champions Weekend League ranks & rewards

Champions Finals Ranks

There are six possible ranks to reach in FIFA 22 FUT Champs, replacing the Bronze to Elite tiers from the previous year.

The complete list of points required for each rank can be seen below:

  • Rank 1 – 68 pts
  • Rank 2 – 56 pts
  • Rank 3 – 44 pts
  • Rank 4 – 32 pts
  • Rank 5 –20 pts
  • Rank 6 – 8 pts
Champion Finals screen

Champions Finals rewards

Rewards can now be claimed as soon all 20 Finals matches are done. Player Picks will contain special FUT Champions versions of cards from the latest TOTW.

This is the full list of FIFA 22 Champions Finals rewards:

  • Rank 6 – 1 x Player Pick 1 of 3, 2 x Jumbo Premium Gold Pack, 1 x Prime Gold Players Pack, and 5,000 coins
  • Rank 5 – 2 x Player Pick 1 of 3, 1 x Premium Gold Players Pack, 1 x Prime Gold Players Pack, 1x Jumbo Premium Gold pack, and 10,000 coins
  • Rank 4 – 2 x Player Pick 1 of 4, 1 x Prime Gold Players Pack, 2 x Mega Pack, and 15,000 Coins
  • Rank 3 – 2 x Player Pick 1 of 4, 1 x Jumbo Rare Players Pack, 1 x Premium TOTW Pack and 35, 000 Coins
  • Rank 2 – 3 x Player Pick 1 of 5, 1 x Mega Pack, 1 x Jumbo Rare Players Pack, 1 x Premium TOTW Pack and 60,000 Coins
  • Rank 1 – 3 x Player Pick 1 of 5, 1 x Ultimate Pack, 2 x Premium TOTW Pack and 105,000 Coins
Rank 3 rewards in FIFA 22

FUT Champions tips

FIFA 22 FUT Champs attracts the very players, so you’re going to need to bring your a-game if you want to grab the best rewards.

That being said, even the lower ranks are worth playing for when you consider how easy they are to achieve – especially Rank 5, which only requires you to play and lose all 20 games.

With this in mind, we’ve put together some tips for how to make the most of your FUT Champions Finals weekend.

Bayern Munich players in FIFA 22

Have a warm-up game

If you go into FUT Champions for your first game of the day, chances are you won’t be playing to the best of your ability.

We advise you to drop into a Division Rivals game or play a Squad Battle on a high difficulty to get yourself in the mood for a long slog.

It won’t guarantee you a great weekend, but it will dust off those cobwebs and give you the best possible chance.

Real Madrid player heading the ball

Set up your Custom Tactics

Custom Tactics are used by many players to switch to their preferred formation in-game, but it’s easy to forget to make full use of every slot.

You have four different tactic options, from Ultra Defensive up to All-Out-Attack, so we recommend you adjust each one to cope with varying sets of circumstances.

Make sure you have a five-at-the-back formation for when you have to desperately defend a lead, as well as a formation to flood the box if you’re trailing in the last few minutes.

Check out our formations guide for a more in-depth look at how to tackle each one.

Custom Tactics in FIFA 22

Don’t be afraid to quit

You still earn one point for a loss in FUT Champions, so you don’t leave any match empty-handed.

With 20 high-pressure games to get through, it doesn’t make sense to stay in games when there is no chance of you winning.

Sometimes you are matched against a better player, so if you ship a boatload of goals in early on, quit the match, take your point, and move on to the next one.

Haaland in FIFA 22

Imapct subs

Every opponent has a different style of play to the last, meaning that sometimes the players in your starting XI might not be effective against the team you’re facing.

That’s why it’s crucial to have a diverse set of substitutes that offer something different and can turn a game on its head.

For example, if you play with a target man up front, have someone pacey on the bench so you can switch things up if you need to.

It’s also worth thinking about the players in your team with poor stamina and line up replacements for when they begin to tire.

Theo Hernandez dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

Take a break

The pressure of having to earn a certain amount of points can make FUT Champs an extremely stressful mode, and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut.

If you lose a few games on the spin, rather than using up your limited matches trying to rediscover your form, take a break from FIFA altogether and do something else.

After some time away, come back refreshed and ready to take the weekend by storm.

That was everything you need to know about how the FUT Champions Weekend League works in this year’s FIFA.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our guide on the fastest players in the game, as well as every pack on the game.

Image credits: EA


FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 6 & 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 6 lineup.



Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 6, 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.

Team of the Week 6 has reportedly been leaked thanks to Weaver – FUT, and we know the cards that are expected to be revealed on Wednesday.

FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland


The FIFA 22 TOTW 6 is here, and it’s full of big names from across the world.

Check out the full, rumored squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 6 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.

AC Milan player dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

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.

Screenshot of Jude Bellingham card.

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.

Team of the Week pack in FIFA 21

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the top player ratings and our guide on which strikers you should buy.

Image credits: EA Sports

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FIFA 22 La Liga Player of the Month: October nominees, release date & SBC requirements

Nominees for the FIFA 22 October Player of the Month in La Liga have been announced, here’s everything you need to know.



La Liga Player of the Month

Nominees for the FIFA 22 La Liga Player of the month for October have dropped, and there’s plenty of big names to choose from. Here’s everything you need to know about who is nominated, the SBC requirements, and when the card will drop in Ultimate Team.

FIFA 22 is constantly dropping new special cards into Ultimate Team, from promotions like Road to the Knockouts to the regular Team of the Week.

Some of the most popular cards are earned from the Player of the Month SBCs, rewarding the best real-life performer in a league that month with a huge upgrade.

After an action-packed month in La Liga, the nominees for the October POTM are live. Here’s everything you need to know.

FIFA 22 La Liga Player of the Month October nominees

La Liga Player of the Month October nominees

Every side in the top six has a player nominated for October, with Atletico’s Luis Suarez and Real Madrid’s David Alaba the biggest names.

Frenchman Robin Le Normand from surprise leaders Real Sociedad also gets a nod, and owners of the Road to the Knockouts Fekir will have a close eye on him thanks to the strong nation link.

There are also representatives from Espanyol and Osasuna, after what has been an enthralling month of Spanish football.

Fans can vote by visiting the La Liga website. Check out the full list of October nominees below.

  • David Alaba (Real Madrid)
  • Luis Suarez (Ateltico Madrid)
  • Rafa Mir (Sevilla)
  • Robin Le Normand (Real Sociedad)
  • Raul De Tomas (Espanyol)
  • Rodri (Real Betis)
  • Manu Sanchez (Osasuna)

FIFA 22 La Liga Player of the Month October release date

Real Madrid players celebrating

EA haven’t yet offered an official release date has for the October La Liga Player month card in FIFA 22, however, we expect it to land on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Based on how the process worked with Karim Benzema last month, fans will have a week to vote for their winner out of the seven nominees.

The SBC to earn the special card is then expected to drop in FIFA 22 on the first Friday of the month.

We’ll keep you posted right here with the final release date when it is announced.

FIFA 22 La Liga Player of the Month October SBC requirments

We won’t have the full list of SBC requirements until EA announces a winner and releases the challenge in-game.

The requirements tend to reflect the winner for that month, with the required ratings and chemistry rising depending on how highly rated the player is to begin with.

If heavy-hitters like Suarez or Alaba come out on top, then expect some tough SBCs to secure their card.

That was everything you need to know about the La Liga Player of the Month for October.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our similar for both the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 Player of the Months.

Image credits: EA / La Liga

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FIFA 22 players slam “dead” Ultimate Team content

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is supported with a stream of fresh content, however fans are angry with quality of the SBCs and objective this year.



Kimmich in FIFA 22 with hands on head

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has been live for just over a month, and a handful of promotions like Ones to Watches and Road to the Knockouts have already been and gone. This hasn’t stopped FUT fans from slamming the daily content EA have rolled out.

While the draw of building an Ultimate Team is what gets players through the door, it’s the constant stream of content and promotions that keeps them around.

So far in FIFA 22, we’ve been treated to the Ones to Watch and Road to the Knockouts promos, with plenty more on the horizon.

However, fans have slammed the lack of daily Squad Building Challenges and objectives so far in FIFA 22, calling this year’s content “dead.”

Haaland in FIFA 22

Despite the regular big promotions, FIFA fans have been disappointed with how little daily content has been released by EA so far in FUT 22, saying there is little to work towards.

Reddit user BavarianAngel posted claiming “the content is so dead,” after weeks of SBCs with very slender rewards and few meaningful objectives.

Other fans responded in agreement, saying there is “nothing to play for” during the week outside of the usual seven Divison Rivals wins.

Many also called out the SBC rewards, which have tended to be extremely low-value packs or 75+ players, which are highly unlikely to give out top-rated superstars.

While there have been some player SBCs, like the RTTK Nabil Fekir and Record-breaker Inaki Williams, fans feel that only releasing them occasionally is making the game “boring.”

“I just wish there was something to play for that gives me the chance at gaining some coins apart from 30k every week and Weekend League if you’re even able to qualify,” pleaded one fan.

The biggest problem FUT players outlined with the “subpar” content so far this year is how difficult it is becoming to make coins.

“This version of FIFA is the best I have played and they managed to ruin it somehow with s**t content,” said another.

Chelsea players lined up in FIFA 22

They argued that nerfing the quality of SBCs and objectives means that it’s increasingly harder to earn good players without resorting to buying FIFA points.

After all the praise that FIFA 22’s gameplay has recieved, fans are clearly disappointed that EA isn’t giving them much incentive to keep coming back.

It remains to be seen if the developers will work to improve the daily content and allow the game to thrive over the course of the entire year.

For more on FIFA 22, check out this clever trick to score straight from corners, as well as how to claim free Twitch Prime Gaming packs.

Image credits: EA

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