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.
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FIFA 23: Release date, crossplay, new features, more
FIFA 23 is right around the corner, and EA have prepared a ton of new content for players to enjoy so here’s everything you need to know.
FIFA 23 release date is fast approaching, and football fans are eager to discover what EA has in store for them this year. Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 23.
FIFA 23 will be EA Sports’ final football game with the FIFA branding as they get set to introduce EA Sports FC to the world next year.
Therefore, expectations for FIFA 23 are high and after EA showcased the new features and additions that await players across Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and Pro Clubs, there’s clearly a look to look forward to.
We’ll break down every new feature coming to FIFA 23 as well as the official release date, to best prepare you for an expansive final chapter.
- Will FIFA 23 have crossplay?
- World Cup content in FIFA 23
- FIFA 23 new & removed clubs
- FIFA 23 Ultimate Team new and improved features
- FIFA 23 gameplay changes
Will FIFA 23 have crossplay?
FIFA 23 will have a crossplay feature for certain modes at launch. Crossplay in FIFA 23 will be limited to 1vs1 modes when the game releases. This will mainly impact Ultimate Team gameplay as players on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC will face each other. Meanwhile, PS4 and Xbox One users will also match up against each other
This also means that a massive amount of players will be sharing one FUT market in FIFA. To find out more about changes to the market, you can read our article explaining how the Ultimate Team market will function in FIFA 23.
Unfortunately, EA confirmed that there would be no crossplay feature for the Pro Clubs mode. This infuriated players, and after a ton of backlash from the FIFA community, EA hinted that the feature could make its way to Pro Clubs post-launch.
FIFA 23 Ultimate Team new features
FIFA 23 Ultimate Team fans are in for some major changes. For starters, position modifiers as we know them will be removed from the game.
Instead, players will have secondary positions that mirror their real-life position changes. For example, Kyler Walker would be able to operate on full chemistry at RB or CB.
Another major change set to hit the Ultimate Team mode is FIFA 23’s brand-new chemistry system. Chemistry lines across your squad are a thing of the past in FIFA 23. You’ll know have more freedom to build your squad with a less restrictive chemistry system.
This system will factor in nations, leagues, and clubs across the entire pitch in order to give players a chemistry rating between 0-3. Proximity is no longer a factor as Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold produce chemistry from RB to LB.
Check out our guide on Ultimate Team’s new game mode called FUT Moments for a look at what to expect in FIFA 23.
FIFA 23 World Cup modes
The World Cup mode added to FIFA 18 was a massive hit among players, and the community has been urging EA to revisit the feature for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
While we currently don’t know how many game modes will feature World Cup content, EA did confirm that there will be some involvement via the Ultimate Team mode.
It’s understood that both the men’s and women’s versions of the World Cup will be celebrated in FIFA 23, but we’ll have to wait and see what they have in store for players.
Given that the men’s tournament takes place in the winter of 2022 this time around, and the women’s edition is in the summer of 2023, EA would have plenty of time to give both footballing festivals the proper treatment.
FIFA 23 new & removed clubs
Due to licensing agreements, it’s not unusual to see clubs and leagues join and depart the FIFA franchise with every new release. Lately, certain Serie A licenses have been difficult to come by with notable clubs Juventus, Lazio, and Atalanta missing from the game.
EA confirmed that Juventus will be returning to FIFA this year in full capacity, with Claudio Marchisio leading the charge as a FUT Hero item available to Ultimate Team players.
While one partnership seems to be reignited, another one is set to end in FIFA 23 as reports claim that the J-League will be removed from the game. If reports are true, this would mark the end of a 6-year partnership between the Japanese League and EA Sports.
With a ton of different licenses to take note of, it could be difficult to keep track of which teams, leagues, and stadiums will be involved in FIFA 23, but we’ve made a guide to help you out.
FIFA 23 gameplay changes
In addition to changes to the Pro Clubs and Career Mode offerings in FIFA 23, EA were also excited to announce several gameplay changes. These changes are meant to freshen up the way the game feels on the pitch.
For starters, set pieces have undergone an overhaul in FIFA 23, with penalties receiving a simplified mechanic. Set pieces also include free kicks and corners, which you’ll have to learn how to master once more this year.
One of the most entertaining ways to flex your FIFA prowess is through skill moves, and in FIFA 23 there will be more to master than ever before. You can check out our guide to discover all of the gameplay changes being introduced in FIFA 23.
For more on the FIFA series, be sure to check out our guide on how to pre-order FIFA 23 with editions available, prices, & bonuses.
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FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: Chemistry changes, position overhaul, FUT Moments, more
FIFA 23 is introducing a ton of new features and changes to the fan favorite Ultimate Team game mode, so here’s what to expect.
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 will make their way to FUT.
Ultimate Team will 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, EA confirmed 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 chemistry changes
- FIFA 23 Ultimate Team position overhaul
- FUT Moments FIFA 23
- World Cup Ultimate Team content in FIFA 23
FIFA 23 Ultimate Team chemistry changes
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.
Players can now link across the entire pitch. This means that your LB and RB can build chemistry with each other, as well as your GK and ST. For example, Mbappe will create chemistry with Marquinhos within the same squad.
Players have three diamonds next to their items that represent their personal chemistry, with a panel on the left side of your screen that will help you adjust the team’s chemistry.
FIFA 23 Ultimate Team position overhaul
If the changes to chemistry weren’t enough to get you excited, EA also delivered a complete overhaul to 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 to make it feel more authentic.
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. Players can have up to three alternate positions.
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.
FUT Moments FIFA 23
FUT Moments is a new Ultimate Team game mode that will give players an extra objective to work towards in FIFA 23. Players will be able to complete a series of short scenarios based on real-life players, teams, and matches of the past.
You’ll be asked to score a specific type of game-winning goal or complete a certain number of passes within a time limit. These single-player challenges are meant to be a separate offering from what Ultimate Team fans are used to.
There will also be rewards attached to completing FUT Moments challenges. Ultimate Team players will use stars earned from completing FUT Moments challenges as the currency to redeem rewards.
World Cup Ultimate Team content in FIFA 23
During their Ultimate Team reveal, EA were purposely coy when discussing World Cup features. EA confirmed that “we’re going to have the World Cup in FUT this year.” However, aside from that brief statement, they did not reveal any details.
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 23 Chemistry explained: FUT position changes & more
FIFA 23 Chemistry has been revamped to give players more options when building their Ultimate Team, including position changes.
FIFA 23 Chemistry has been overhauled in a major way, fundamentally changing how FUT fans build their Ultimate Team. Here’s everything you need to know about Chemistry in FIFA 23, from the new position changes to how it impacts player stats.
The release of FIFA 23 is edging ever closer, and football fans are chomping at the bit to see what EA has up its sleeve. As this is the last game in the series before it’s rebranded as EA Sports FC, expectations are higher than ever.
On the pitch, HyperMotion 2 is set to make the gameplay feel smoother than ever before and Career Mode is also being revamped, but FIFA 23 Ultimate Team will no doubt be the major talking point once again.
Chemistry has always been a core part of the FUT experience, as it affects which stars can slot into the same team and work together in harmony. In FIFA 23, Chemsitry has been totally reworked, and we’ve broken down all the changes you need to know about.
FIFA 23 Chemistry explained
FIFA 23 does away with the Chemistry system we’ve seen for more than a decade, replacing it with a more forgiving approach that makes building teams more flexible. Players no longer receive links from the teammates next to them in the formation but from any of the starting 11 who share a league, nation, or club with them.
For example, in previous years, the goalkeeper could only link to the center-backs, so you had to make sure you picked your defenders with Chemistry in mind. In FIFA 23, having a goalkeeper and striker from the same nation will boost both of their respective Chemistry ratings.
A player and team’s Chemistry stats are shown by a star rating out of three. Having more players who share attributes boosts their individual ratings, which in turn increases the Chemistry of the entire squad.
FUT Heroes and Icons still provide massive advantages when it comes to squad building, as they count as two players from their league and nation respectively.
FIFA 23 position changes
Another key factor in earning Chemistry boosts in FIFA 23 is ensuring your stars are playing in the correct position. FUT managers will once again have the option to change a player’s position, but this has also been revamped in this year’s Ultimate Team.
Along with the position listed on their card, players will now be given secondary positions based on roles they’ve taken up in real life. For example, Kylian Mbappe, who starts as a striker, may have a secondary position on the left wing.
These different roles can be unlocked with a position change modifier, which are found in packs or bought from the Ultimate Team Transfer Market.
Some may even have multiple different options, but using this item lets you pick the second position that suits your needs, rather than having to apply multiple consumables to move them up and down the pitch.
Does Chemistry matter in FIFA 23?
FIFA 23 Chemistry does offer stat boosts to players with higher a star rating, depending on many how many of the starting 11 share a league or nation. However, there is no longer any penalty for having a player on zero Chemistry.
In the past, anyone with a low rating would see their in-game stats decrease, forcing FUT fans to plan their teams more carefully. However, in FIFA 23, even a player with no links and starting in the wrong position will still keep the stats listed on their cards at least.
The idea is to make FIFA 23 Ultimate Team more forgiving when it comes to crafting squads and to allow fans to try out new players without worrying about changing the rest of their team.
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