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FIFA 22 FUT players call for major changes to “mindless” Squad Battles mode

Squad Battles can be an easy way to earn some rewards in FUT 22, but players are unhappy with how the mode is playing at the moment.

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Squad Battles is a way of earning rewards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team without having to face the sweatiness of online modes. However, players feel the mode is in need of serious tweaks to make it more enjoyable.

Although the likes of FUT Champs and Division Rivals are where the best packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team can be found, Squad Battles is another option for those who don’t want to take their game online.

Squad Battles is an offline mode that pits you against a random selection of AI-controlled squads, as you earn weekly rewards based on the games you win.

It’s been a staple of FUT in recent years, but fans aren’t happy with how the mode is playing in FIFA 22 – labeling it a “boring mess.”

Squad Battles menu in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

In previous years, Squad Battles have been a way for fans to earn extra rewards or complete objectives, and a change of pace from the intensity of the online modes.

However, players feel that the slower gameplay in this year’s title has made Squad Battles “hard to bear,” and the rewards are not lucrative enough to make the grind worthwhile.

“The games are too long. I would play it more with shorter games like 3-4min halves, but now it takes forever,” said one Reddit user. “The rewards are not worth the grind on legendary plus.”

Zeegs33 added that the mode is “mindless,” and they would often watch a stream or listen to a podcast at the same time to break the monotony.

Other players pointed out the way the AI team plays is often frustrating, noting that many teams will simply pass the ball around endlessly even when it is losing.

Another user felt that his Squad Battles games were unfair, as the computer-controlled opponent is always guaranteed to score, no matter what he did to prevent it.

“It’s too scripted for me,” they said. “I normally play on legendary and I know at some point I’ll either give away a soft penalty (I hardly ever give a pen away in Rivals/Champs) or they’ll score a 30-yard banger.”

This was seconded by other players, who called out the AI’s “blatant cheating” and ridiculous goals that they often score.

It remains to be seen if EA takes the concerns of players into account in a future update, but some fans have praised Squad Battles as a fun and challenging alternative to online modes.

Some even felt that it is a perfect place to hone your skills and practice shots before you tackle the far more unforgiving Rivals or Fut Champs.

At least for now, fans will have to make the best of Squad Battles with the gameplay as it is.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out our guides on the best custom tactics and player instructions you should use in your squad.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 36 predictions: Di Maria, Gundogan, Abraham

FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 36 is set to drop on May 25, and we’ve predicted who will get an in-form card with major stat upgrades.

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FIFA 22 TOTW 36 predictions

There were plenty of memorable games and goals in the world of football last week. EA Sports are set to drop some new in-form players in packs, and here are the players we think will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s Team of the Week 36.

Each and every week, EA drops the Team of the Week into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to reward the stars who made the headlines in the previous round of fixtures.

The chosen squad of players receive a special card in packs for the next week for FUT fans to hunt down and use to improve their teams.

Next up is Team of the Week 36, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.

FIFA 22 TOTW 36 release date & time

PSG players in FIFA 22

FIFA’s Team of the Week drops weekly, so players can expect TOTW 36 to release on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.

TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the upgraded card is the only version it’s possible to pack for seven days.

Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.

FIFA 22 TOTW 36 predictions

Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

PSG thrashed Metz on the final day of the season and while Mbappe’s hat-trick was impressive, his likely involvement in the upcoming Ligue 1 TOTS squad should keep him out of TOTW 36. Instead, Angel Di Maria, the man who is departing the club, should receive an in-form card.

Over in the Premier League, Gundogan was the hero of a thrilling Manchester City comeback that saw them secure the title on the final day of the season. Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leão also made major contributions toward a title win on the last day of the season. Don’t be surprised to see one or both of the A.C. Milan players involved this week.

We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 36, but, until then, here are our best predictions.

  • Angel Di Maria – PSG – RW
  • Ilkay Gundogan – Manchester City – CM
  • Olivier Giroud – A.C Milan – ST
  • Rafael Leão – A.C Milan – LW
  • Jack Harrison – Leeds – LM
  • Andy Delort – Nice – ST
  • Joaquin Correa – Inter Milan – CF
  • Dejan Kulusevski – Tottenham – RW
  • Mario Balotelli– Adana Demirspor – ST
  • Diego Lopez – Espanyol – GK
  • Joël Veltman – Brighton – CB
  • Cédric Soares– Arsenal – RB
  • Alexander Nubel  – Monaco – GK
  • Reece James – Chelsea – RWB
  • Rodrigo De Paul  – Atletico Madrid – CM
  • Andre-Pierre Gignac – Tigres – ST
  • Tammy Abraham – Roma – ST

Those were our FIFA 22 Team of the Week 36 predictions. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out everything we know about the Serie A TOTS.

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FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS: Release date, predictions, & leaks

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS is set to be one of the biggest releases on the FUT calendar, here’s everything you need to know about the event.

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FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS

The Ligue 1 TOTS is set to hit FIFA 22 Ultimate Team very soon, celebrating the very best players that the French league has to offer. Here’s everything we know about FIFA 22 Ligue TOTS, from the release date to squad leaks.

FIFA 22 TOTS is well and truly underway, and EA is showering its players constantly with new and exciting content. The Premier League, Bundesliga, and LaLiga squads have made quite an impact on many FUT teams, and the Ligue 1 squad is set to follow suit.

In recent years, Ligue 1 has emerged as one of the most popular leagues in Ultimate Team, with many of the game’s biggest names plying their trade over in France for PSG, Lille, and other clubs. Unsurprisingly, this means the Ligue 1 is always one of the most-anticipated releases of the year.

We’ve got everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS right here, including the release date, players we expect to feature, and squad leaks.

FIFA 22 Team of the Season card design

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS release date

According to the official schedule announced by EA Sports, Ligue 1 TOTS will come to Ultimate Team on Friday, May 27, 2022. It will replace the LaLiga squad in packs from 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

The French league will take center stage for an entire week before being replaced by Serie A on the following Friday.

Don’t worry, though, if you miss out on the player you wanted, the best Ligue 1 players will likely return for Ultimate TOTS on June 10.

Mbappe in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS voting

Unfortunately, the Ligue 1 TOTS will not take fan votes into account. While the likes of the Premier League and Bundesliga always allow players to vote, other leagues are hand-picked by EA themselves.

The schedule never mentioned a voting window for the French league, and with the squad arriving on May 27, EA will be selecting the elite players involved.

FIFA 21 Ligue 1 TOTS

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS predictions

There have been plenty of stellar performances in Ligue 1 this season. PSG were an unstoppable force as they reclaimed their title, but stars from up and down the table are also worthy of a mention.

With this in mind, here is our predicted FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS.

Goalkeeper

  • Alban Lafont (FC Nantes)

Defenders

  • Achraf Hakimi (PSG)
  • Marquinhos (PSG)
  • Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille)
  • Johnathan Clauss (RC Lens)

Midfielders

  • Aurelien Tchouameni (AS Monaco)
  • Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes)
  • Dimitri Payet (Marseille)

Attackers

  • Jonathan David (Lille)
  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco)

Ligue 1 TOTS squad leaks in FIFA 22

Renowned Ultimate Team leaker DonkTrading has revealed what the Ligue 1 TOTS squad could look like, and it appears that the biggest names in world football have made the cut in FIFA 22. Donk is usually on the mark when it comes to squad leaks and they are suggesting that Neymar, Messi, and Mbappe will be included in the Ligue 1 TOTS.

Aside from PSG’s trio of attackers, Marquinhos, Fofana, Tchouameni, and Ben Yedder are expected to be the most sought-after players in the Ligue 1 TOTS squad.


There you have it! That’s everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS. For more, be sure to check out our guide to the Serie A TOTS for Italy’s best.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Isco SBC

Ultimate Team players can add an excellent Spanish midfielder to their squad amid the LaLiga TOTS promo in FIFA 22.

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Flashback Isco SBC FIFA 22

Real Madrid midfielder Isco is available via SBC during the LaLiga TOTS promo. Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Isco Flashback SBC with the cheapest solution.

EA have been releasing incredible Flashback SBCs on the same day that each of the major leagues begins their week-long TOTS promo. Dele Alli was available with the Premier League TOTS and Axel Witsel was available with the Bundesliga TOTS.

Now it is Spain’s turn as the Isco Flashback SBC enters FIFA 22 alongside the LaLiga TOTS squad. Isco is looking like a top-tier midfielder alongside the new boosted cards from LaLiga.

Here’s what you need to know about the FIFA 22 Isco Flashback SBC, including the cheapest solution.

FIFA 22 Flashback Isco SBC stats

Isco Flashback stats FIFA 22 SBC

Isco is the ideal offensive midfielder to play right under your forwards. The Spanish midfielder boasts a great combination of 5* skills and 4* weak foot. This is excellent for top players who utilize skill moves to make space on the pitch.

Isco shouldn’t be too difficult to link given the plethora of meta LaLiga cards that just entered Ultimate Team. He’ll compliment TOTS Benzema and Vinicius Jr. well with superb Dribbling and Passing stats. His Finishing, Shot Power, and Long Shots stats are also impressive, which proves he can get in on the goals as well.

How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Isco SBC

To complete this SBC, players will need to give up three squads: Real Madrid, Spain, and LaLiga. With a value of around 290,000 coins, Isco is certainly expensive, but it’s fair value considering his overall rating and quality. You might want to consider getting him into your FIFA 22 squad alongside any LaLiga TOTS players you might pack.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

Real Madrid requirements

  • # of players from Real Madrid: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70

Real Madrid solution – Cost: 68,000 coins

Real Madrid SBC solution FIFA 22

Spain requirements

  • # of players from Spain: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60

Spain solution – Cost: 79,000 coins

Spain SBC solution FIFA 22

LaLiga requirements

  • # of players from LaLiga: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 40

LaLiga solution – Cost: 140,000 coins

LaLiga SBC solution FIFA 22

The Flashback Isco SBC will be available for two weeks as it expires on June 3. This should give you plenty of time to save up coins and fodder to meet the SBC requirements above.

Isco is certainly a meta midfielder for FIFA 22’s endgame and if you use any LaLiga players, he’ll prove to be an asset to your team. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the Ansu Fati and Jesus Navas LaLiga TOTS objectives, which are free cards that also pair well with Isco.


For more on FIFA 22, check out everything we know about the Serie A TOTS.

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