Road to the Knockouts is FIFA 22’s answer to Road to the Finals cards in previous years of FUT. Here’s everything we know so far about this year’s UCL promotion, from the start date to the players who will be involved.
Ultimate Team’s special cards are one of the key features that keep the mode engaging over the course of the long season.
FIFA 22’s next promotion is Road to the Knockouts, based on European football’s top competitions. Here’s everything you need to know.
Table of contents
- Road to the Knockouts start date
- What is Road to the Knockouts card?
- Road to the Knockouts upgrades
- Road to the Knockouts player predictions
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts start date
Much to the surprise of many fans, EA has begun teasing its next promotion just almost immediately after the previous one ended.
A loading screen found in-game reveals that RTTK will begin on Friday, October 15, 2021.
Fans can expect the first batch of players to land in packs at 10AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6PM BST, with SBC players and objectives also likely to release over the course of the promo.
It’s unclear at the moment if this will be a one or two-week event, as Rulebreakers was originally expected to drop on October 22.
What is FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts?
While concrete details haven’t been released, RTTK appears to be an addition, or replacement, to the usual Road to the Finals promotion.
These cards will increase in rating based on how far the player’s team progresses in the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, or Europa Conference League.
Unlike the Team of the Week, these cards aren’t performance-based. So, even if the player featured on the card doesn’t play, they will still be upgraded if their team makes it through.
It’s hard to say at the moment if this will apply all the way to the final as in previous years, or if the format will be changed in FIFA 22. Check back here for updates.
How do Road to the Knockouts upgrades work?
As mentioned earlier, each RTTK is granted a rating boost every time they progress in the one of the three European competitions.
In FIFA 21, players were given a plus one boost for each stage they qualified for, as well as an additional upgrade each time they won an individual match on the knockout stages.
This meant that after the group stages, each card could see an upgrade of up to three ratings up until the quarter-final stage. Based on the name, RTTK could receive boosts from individual group stage matches as well.
Check out the full breakdown on how RTTF cards were upgraded in FIFA 21 below. We will update this page once EA confirms the format for this year’s promo.
- Reach the:
- Knockout stage – (+1 to +3)
- Round of 16 – (+1 to +3)
- Quarter-Finals – (+1 to +2)
- Semi-Finals – (+1)
- Final – (+1)
- Win the tournement – (+1)
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts players predictions
The official team of RTTK players is yet to be revealed, but there’s plenty of possibilities when you consider the sheer number of players competing across the three tournaments.
Although there are always some superstars included, like Salah or De Bruyne, EA tends to include some lower-rated players as a chance to see them grow into meta cards.
For example, in FIFA 21, Borussia Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji grew from an 82 to an 86, making him a far more viable center back later on in the year.
We’re awaiting the first reveal, so here are our best predictions for who could be part of the promotion:
- Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
- Roberto Firminho (Liverpool)
- Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
- Yuri Tielemens (Leicester City)
- Gelson Martins (Monaco)
- Neymar Jr (PSG)
- Jack Grealish (Manchester City)
- Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig)
- Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon)
- Tanguy Ndombele (Spurs)
- Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
- Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)
That was everything we know so far about FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts, be sure to check back here for all the latest updates as they are announced.
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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs guide: Names, value and, contents
There’s a whole of different packs to open in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, so here’s our guide on each ones value and contents.
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is stuffed full of different packs to open in the hope of bagging a Ronaldo or Messi, but it can be hard to know which pack is which. Here’s our full guide of every FUT pack’s name, value, and contents.
Whether you’re playing Squad Battles or FUT Champs, earning packs is the way to improve your squad and earn valuable coins.
But so many packs to be earned, it’s not always clear what’s inside the rewards you are working towards. Here’s our complete guide on every FIFA 22 pack’s name, value, and contents.
Table of contents
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs
FUT 22 bronze packs
The cheapest packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team are the packs containing bronze items, with players up to 64 rated.
- Read more: Best FIFA 22 Ultimate Team starter squad
While these may seem like they have little value, EA included them as a great way to make a small, gradual profit.
Here’s what’s inside each bronze, as well as their values:
- Bronze Pack (400)
- 12 items, 1 rare
- Premium Bronze Pack (750)
- 12 items, 3 rares
FUT 22 silver packs
Next up are packs featuring silver items. Players found in these packs can be rated anywhere up to 74.
- Read more: FIFA 22 Team of the Week
If you have some coins to spare, opening these might offer up an obscure player who becomes important for an SBC later in the year.
Find every silver pack and its value below:
- Silver Pack (2,500)
- 12 items, 1 rare
- Premium Silver Pack (3,750)
- 12 items, 3 rares
FUT 22 gold packs
These are the standard FUT packs containing items that will be invaluable in the early stages of Ultimate Team but still have the chance to produce walkouts.
Although they become less appealing as the year goes on, they’re a cheap way of securing rare Chemistry Styles and Manager Leagues.
Here’s every standard gold pack you can find on the FUT store:
- Gold pack (5,000)
- 12 items, 1 rare
- Premium Gold Pack (7,500)
- 12 items, 3 rare
FUT 22 promo packs
Some more valuable FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs land on the store regularly during promotional events or serve as rewards to SBCs.
These often contain far more rare gold players than the standard lineup and have higher probabilities of pricing walkouts or special cards.
Here’s every promo pack that could show up on the FUT store:
- Gold 13 Pack (5,000)
- 13 items, 1 rare
- Jumbo Gold Pack (12,500)
- 24 items, 3 rare
- Gold Player Pack (12,500)
- 12 players, 1 rare
- Premium Electrum Players Pack (12,500)
- 6 gold players, 6 silver players, 3 rares
- Jumbo Premium Gold Pack (15,000)
- 24 items, 7 rares
- Prime Electrum Players Pack (20,000)
- 6 gold players, 6 silver players, 6 rares
- Premium Gold Players Pack (25,000)
- 12 gold players, 3 rares
- Rare Gold Pack (25,000)
- 12 items, 12 rares
- Gold Upgrade Pack (30,000)
- 12 gold players, no rares
- Rare Electrum Players Pack (30,000)
- 6 gold players, 6 silver, 12 rares
- Mega Pack (35,000)
- 30 items, 18 rares
- Prime Gold Players Pack (45,000)
- 12 players, 6 rares
- Jumbo Premium Gold Players Pack (50,000)
- 24 players, 7 rares
- Rare Players Pack (50,000)
- 12 gold players, 12 rares
- Rare Mega Pack (55,000)
- 30 gold items, 30 rares
- Jumbo Rare Players Pack (100,000)
- 24 gold players, 24 rares
- Ultimate Pack (125,000)
- 30 gold players, 30 rares
FUT 22 reward packs
Certain FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs never make their way onto the FUT store and can only be earned by completing SBCs or objectives.
These range in terms of quality, but they have no assigned coin value because they cannot be bought.
Here is every other valuable pack that can be earned on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team:
- Small Mixed Player Pack
- 2 gold players, 2 silver players, 2 bronze players, 1 rare
- Small Electrum Players Pack
- 3 gold players, 3 silver players, 1 rares
- Mixed Players Pack
- 4 gold players, silver players, 4 bronze players, 1 rare
- Small Gold Players Pack
- 6 players, 1 rare
- Small Prime Mixed Players Pack
- 2 gold players, 2 silver players, 2 bronze players, 3 rares
- Small Prime Electrum Players Pack
- 3 gold players, 3 silver players, 3 rares
- Small Rare Mixed Players Pack
- 2 gold players, 2 silver players, 2 bronze players, 6 rares
- Rare Mixed Players Pack
- 4 gold players, 4 silver players, 4 bronze players, 12 rares
- Small Rare Electrum Players Pack
- 3 gold players, 3 silver players, 6 rares
- Small Rare Gold Players Pack
- 6 players, 6 rares
- Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack
- 26 players, 7 rares
- Electrum Players Pack
- 6 gold players, 6 silver players, 1 rare
- Prime Mixed Players Pack
- 4 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze players, 6 rares
That was our guide on all of the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs. EA will likely add more FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs throughout the year, so be sure to check back here for the latest updates.
Image credits: EA
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team pack animations: How to tell if it’s boards or a walkout
Packs are the lifeblood of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, and there’s an easy way to tell if you’re about to get boards or a walkout.
Opening packs is one of the many things that makes FIFA 22 Ultimate Team so addictive, as we desperately hunt for that next star player. Luckily, there is a way to tell if you’re getting a boards or walkout player before you see their face.
FIFA 22 has landed, and eager fans are jumping back into the Ultimate Team grind for another season. A dizzying amount of packs have already been opened, as fans seek to pull the game’s highest-rated players.
Even though EA has made the pack animations far less drawn out this year, there is still a period of suspense while you’re waiting for the player to reveal himself.
However, those with a keen eye will notice a way of knowing how good the pack is ahead of time.
FIFA 22 boards pack animation
Every card can be useful in some way, whether it be as a starter in your Ultimate Team, an impact sub, or SBC fodder. That being said, everyone opens a pack with the hope of getting someone who’s at least boards.
These cards have a rating of 83 or above, and in some cases can still have very high values depending on their stats, league, and nation.
The giveaway from EA that you have packed a boards player is that the stage that shows off the best card in the pack will have orange flames on both sides.
Once you spot it, you know you’re guaranteed at least an 83-rated card or higher.
FIFA 22 walkout pack animation
While packing a boards player is by no means a bad result – what fans really want to see is a walkout.
As the name suggests, these cards are rated 86 or higher and are accompanied by an animation of the player walking onto the screen and doing some sort of celebration.
- Read more: FIFA 22 Bundesliga Player of the Month
Much like boards, these packs are also met with fireworks that light up the screen. This time you’ll see six different flames from all around the stage to hammer home that you’ve been awarded something particularly special.
After a few suspenseful moments, the nation will appear on the boards at either side of the card, and the player you have packed will come out – usually performing a hilarious animation.
Fans had originally complained that the animation for walkout players was too fast and didn’t build up enough tension compared to previous years, but this was changed in the latest update.
That was how you can tell how good a pack is before the best player inside is revealed so you get hyped in advance.
EA may tweak the pack animations further throughout the year, we’ll update this page with any new tells that are added or discovered by fans.
Image credits: EA
How to recover quick sold FUT players in FIFA 22
If you’ve quick sold a player by mistake in FIFA 22, here’s an easy way you can recover them before they’re lost forever.
Quick-selling players in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is an easy way to make quick coins on unwanted cards. But how do you recover them back if you quick sell by accident? We’ve got a guide, right here.
If you pack an unwanted FIFA 22 player who doesn’t have much market value, you can quick sell to make a quick buck.
But if your fingers slip and you accidentally discard a high-value TOTW or an SBC player, don’t panic – there is an easy way to get them back.
How to recover quick sold players in FIFA 22
For whatever reason, EA hasn’t included a way of retrieving lost players within the main FIFA 22 Ultimate Team menus.
Luckily, all is not lost, because you can easily get them back using the FIFA 22 Web App.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
- Login to the FIFA 22 Web App or the mobile Companion App
- Head into the Club menu
- Click on ‘Quick Sell Recovery’
- Press on the calender icon and select the date you discarded the player
- Scroll to the player you want to retreive
- Click ‘Recover’
- The player will now move into the ‘Unassigned’ section of the main FUT menu
- Send them back to your club
This is an extremely useful feature if you’ve mistakenly lost an item, but it does come with a handful of caveats that fans should be aware of.
Quick sell recovery requires players to pay back the coins they received for originally discarding them.
This isn’t an issue with untradeable cards, but worth bearing in mind with special cards that have big quick sell values.
You can also only rescue players you have quick sold in the last seven days, after that they are lost forever. There’s also a limit of five recoveries every 30 days.
That was our easy guide on how to recover quick sold items in this year’s Ultimate Team, so keep it in mind the next time you discard your best player.
Image credits: EA
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