The FIFA 22 Ultimate Team market has been unusually dead ever since the game launched, and players have now accused EA themselves of manipulating the market to alter the prices of meta players.
From day one, even some of the game’s top-rated players have been selling for a fraction of what they would have demanded in past years.
Now, after a sudden surge in the market, fans have claimed that EA are manipulating the market to make meta players more expensive.
Reddit user CernMagic started the discussion in a post that claimed the publisher tampered with the FUT market, in a tactic they described as “grimy.”
According to the player, in a matter of minutes meta cards like Mbappe, Kante, and Neymar “magically” rose in price by over 100,000 coins in some cases.
While high-end cards like these did start the year with high values compared to the rest of the lackluster market, their Buy It Now price has been slowly falling in recent weeks.
Others also responded by questioning the dramatic shift in the market. “Messi was down to 430,000 and back up to 550,000 in an hour – no way it isn’t market manipulation,” said one player.
Some accused EA of tampering with the market because they have a big SBC planned, such as the rumored Flashback Mbappe, and want to make it more appealing to players.
From the FUTBIN screenshot below, by looking at the blue line we can see that the price of Mbappe’s normal gold card shot up rapidly on PlayStation between 8 AM and 10 AM on November 8.
One player even accused the publisher of “milking” its players, and urged fellow fans not to be “naive in thinking EA are good company.”
While plenty pointed the finger at FIFA 22’s publisher, some fans argued that this may instead be the work of trader groups who occasionally buy dozens of cards at once to make a quick profit.
The fact that the prices seemed to spike “like clockwork” and only on the PlayStation market has led many players to feel like this may be the case.
- Read more: FIFA 22 Rulebreakers: Team 2 & FUT upgrades
EA haven’t addressed the controversy as of yet, so it remains to be seen if devs will offer fans an explanation for this sudden market switch. As always, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for future updates.
Image credits: EA / FUTBIN
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 12 predictions: Son, Vinicius Junior, Shick
Team of Week 12 is set to land in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team very soon, so here are our predictions for the players we expect to be included.
After another game week packed with huge results and great performances, EA is set to release Team of the Week 12 into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team this Wednesday, so here are our predictions of who will make the cut in the FUT TOTW this time around.
Next up is Team of the Week 12, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.
FIFA 22 Team of the Week 12 release day
The Team of the Week arrives in packs every Wednesday 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 TOTW is the only version it is 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.
Team of the Week 12 predictions
There were some massive results around the world in the latest round of domestic fixtures, and some of the game’s biggest names showed up with top performances.
We’re expecting to see Heung-Min Son included this week after notching a goal and an assist in Spurs’ 3-0 win over Norwich. Patrik Shick is another lock for this week, scoring four in Leverkusen’s 7-1 demolition of Furth.
Elsewhere, Hakan Calhanoglu found a goal and an assist against AS Roma, while Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva scored twice in their 3-1 at Watford.
We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 12, but, until then, here are our best predictions.
- Heung-min Son – 89 OVR / LM / Tottenham Hotspur
- Vinicius Junior – 80 OVR / LW / Real Madrid
- Patrik Schick – 79 OVR / ST / Bayer Leverkusen
- Ruslan Maliinovski – 81 OVR / CF / Bergamo Calcio (Atalanta)
- Diogo Costa – 73 / GK / FC Porto
- Ronael Pierre-Gabriel – 73 OVR / RB / Brest
- Ezri Konsa – 78 OVR / CB / Aston Villa
- Lisandro Martinez – 79 OVR / CB / Ajax
- Alex Moreno – 74 OVR / LB / Real Betis
- Fred – 81 OVR / CDM / Manchester United
- Hakan Calhanoglu – 82 OVR / CAM / Inter Milan
- Alban Lafont – 78 OVR / GK / FC Nantes
- Benno Schmitz – 69 OVR / RB / FC Koln
- Franco Russo – 70 OVR / CB / RCD Mallorca
- Bernardo Silva – 86 OVR / CAM / Manchester City
- Anton Stach – 69 OVR / CDM / FSV Mainz 05
- Franck Kessie – 84 OVR / CDM / AC Milan
- Lucas Ocampos – 83 OVR / LW / Sevilla
- Gelson Martins – 78 OVR / RM / AS Monaco
- Martin Terrier – 77 OVR / ST / Rennes
- Lois Openda – 71 OVR / ST / Vitesse
- David Turnbull – 74 OVR / CAM / Celtic
- Giovanni Simeone – 75 OVR / ST / Hellas Verona
Those were our predictions FIFA 22 Team of the Week 12. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.
Image credits: EA
FIFA 22 Team of the Group Stage: Release date & featured players
Ultimate Team players can now test out the new Team of the Group Stage promo. Here’s the release date and every player involved.
The group stage of Europe’s three major club competitions is coming to a close. Ultimate Team fans can expect to get their hands on the Team of the Group Stage promo. Here’s when you can expect to test these new items as well as every player in TOTGS.
This year, football fans have had the pleasure of watching three European club competitions as opposed to two. The newly created Conference League joined the likes of the UEFA Champions League, and Europa League. Each year, EA Sports celebrates the most dominant players amongst these European competitions through the Team of the Group Stage promotion.
The top performers across these three competitions are set to be honored in FIFA 22. With massive clubs involved, players can expect to get their hands on some excellent cards. Here’s when FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players can expect Team of the Group Stage as well as the players up for grabs.
- Team of the Group Stage release date
- Team of the Group Stage card design
- Team of the Group Stage items
Team of the Group Stage Ultimate Team release date
After receiving some incredibly useful cards through the Signature Signings promo, Ultimate Team players are eager to see what’s next. The last matchday of European club competitions is set to take place next week between December 6-8.
It turns out EA has decided to release the promo before the last matches are complete. They are wasting no time in getting new content to players across Ultimate Team.
December 3 is the date to mark on your calendar. On Friday, December 3 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 8 PM CEST, keep an eye out for the new promo.
FIFA 22 Team of the Group Stage card design
As with past TOTGS promos we’ve seen, the card design isn’t going to display significant differences from the RTTK promo. So far, we’ve seen the TOTGS through leaks. The one major difference is the direction of the line designs in the background.
- Read more: Best defenders in FIFA 22 Career Mode
The RTTK cards all looked fantastic therefore EA probably won’t be changing much. The lime green of the Conference League certainly pops on screen.
Team of the Group Stage player items
The fact that there are three competitions to choose from this year and the same number of spots available means that some top performers have missed out. Competition is fierce this year and only the best of the best are showcased below.
Here are all of the players involved in Team of the Group Stage:
- Sébastien Haller (Ajax) *SBC*
- Victor Osimhen (Napoli) *Objective*
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
- Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich)
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)
- João Cancelo (Manchester City)
- Marquinhos (PSG)
- Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
- Federico Chiesa (Piemonte Calcio / Juventus)
- Andreas Christensen (Chelsea)
- Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid
- Tiago Djaló (LOSC Lille)
- Saïd Benrahma (West Ham)
- Erik Botheim (FK Bodø/Glimt)
That just about covers everything we know about TOTGS in Ultimate Team. Make sure to get a look at the team on December 3 and see how it compares to RTTK. Don’t forget, Ultimate Team players who log into the game between December 15 and January 14 will receive a free Next Generation card.
For more FIFA 22 news, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.
Image Credits: EA Sports
FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 11 & 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 11 lineup.
It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 11, there are some huge names for people to add to their teams and we’ve got all the details listed for you.
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 promotions is ‘Team of the Week’, which offers players a weekly batch of upgraded cards, based on real-life player performances the previous week, to help build out their squads.
We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW news, so be sure to check back here every week.
Here are the full updates for FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 11.
- This week’s TOTW
- What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22?
- What is the new Featured TOTW card?
- When is TOTW released?
FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 11
The FIFA 22 TOTW 11 is here, and it’s full of big names from across the world. For those who like to try out new cards and have the funds to do so, FIFA’s TOTW is great.
Check out the full squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 11 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 an 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.
Each new team is normally Tweeted out around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT with a full look at every upgrade.
Image Credits: EA Sports
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