FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has already seen its fair share of promotions, and there’s more on the horizon. Here’s a full schedule of every special card we’re expecting to see in FUT this year.
One of the most appealing parts of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is the constant rollout of fresh promotions and special cards.
With so much content still to come, we’ve put together an in-depth calendar and description of every promotion and special card set to hit FIFA 22.
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotions
EA likes to keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to promos to keep things surprising at every turn.
That being said, certain special cards have become FUT staples, and return to the mode at a similar time every year.
So while there’s no official full-year schedule, we can look to previous years to come up with a detailed calendar of promotions.
Here is every promo we’re expecting to see in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team throughout the year.
|Promotion / card name||FIFA 21 start date||Expected FIFA 22 start date||Confirmed|
|Team of the Week||Weekly||Weekly||Yes|
|FUT Heroes||New to FIFA 22||October 1, 2021||Yes|
|Ones to Watch||October 6, 2020||October 1, 2021||Yes|
|Road to the Knockouts||November 6, 2020||October 15, 2021||Yes|
|Rulebreakers||October 23, 2020||October 29, 2021||Yes|
|Numbersup||New to FIFA 22||November 12, 2021||Yes|
|Signature Signings||New to FIFA 22||November 26, 2021||Yes|
|Team of the Group Stage||December 4, 2020||December 3, 2021||Yes|
|Versus||New to FIFA 22||December 10, 2021||Yes|
|Winter Wildcards||New to FIFA 22||December 17, 2021||Yes|
|Headliners||January 1, 2021||December 31, 2021||Yes|
|Team of the Year||January 22, 2021||January 21, 2022||Yes|
|Future Stars||February 5, 2021||February 4, 2022||Yes|
|Road to the Final||December 18, 2020||February 18, 2022||Yes|
|Silver Stars Series||N/A||February 25, 2022||Yes|
|FUT Birthday||March 26, 2021||March 4, 2022||Yes|
|Fantasy FUT||N/A||March 18, 2022||Yes|
|Showdown Series||N/A||April 1, 2022||Yes|
|FUT Captains||N/A||April 8, 2022||Yes|
|Team of the Season||April 23, 2021||April 29, 2022||Yes|
|Shapeshifters||N/A||June 17, 2022||Yes|
|FUTTIES||July 16, 2021||July 15, 2022||TBC|
Team of the Week
Team of the Week cards have been a staple of Ultimate Team for many years, providing a steady stream of fresh cards based on real-world performances.
Every Wednesday, the best performers from the latest round of domestic or international fixtures are given an upgrade to replace their normal card in packs for that week.
FUT Heroes are the first new type of card in FIFA 22, giving a nod to some of the greatest cult figures in world football.
These new cards highlight players who maybe didn’t quite go down in the history of the sport, but made their mark at a specific club.
Ones to Watch
EA’s go-to for kicking off a new season, Ones to Watch cards are dynamic items that could be upgraded consistently throughout the year.
These special cards are awarded to players who have been part of a high-profile move in the latest transfer window and they automatically boost themselves to match the highest-rated TOTW that player has earned.
Road to the Knockouts
Road to the Knockouts is another new promotion for FIFA 22, celebrating the three European competitions clubs can compete during the 2021/22 season – the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League.
- Read more: When is FIFA 22 coming to Xbox Game Pass?
Chosen players whose teams win three out of their last four group stage games, or qualify for the knockout stages, are given permanent boosts to their cards.
FIFA traditionally gets a promotion every Halloween. What started as Ultimate Scream changed into Rulebreakers with FIFA 21.
These cards give big boosts to players, but also fundamentally alter the way they play by swapping around their stats.
Sluggish strikers may lose some finishing ability in favor of pace, while attacking full-backs may become solid defenders.
Numbersup is another brand new promotion for FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, backed by the real-world sportswear brand Adidas.
These special cards are selected by EA, with one stat being chosen for regular upgrades throughout the year at times decided by the developer.
This stat will keep receiving boosts until it reaches the maximum of 99 and becomes one of the game’s top cards.
Ultimate Team’s Signature Signings are items designed to celebrate some of the most successful transfers in recent years.
These players have made incredible contributions to their new teams and earned a one-time Ultimate Team upgrade as a result.
Team of the Group Stage
While Road to the Knockouts rewards team performance, the Team of the Group stage is all about individual brilliance.
These are one-off special cards given to the top performers across every European tournaments group stage, whether it be a prolific goalscorer or anchor at the back.
FUT Freeze was such a monumental hit in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, so it was a bit of a surprise to see it altered in FIFA 22. However, Versus upped the ante by offering two versions of the same stat boosted player.
Instead of just one ‘freeze’ card, there is also a contrasting ‘fire card.’ One player will have two different upgrade cards possible, similar to the Rulebreakers SBC.
EA aren’t afraid to think outside of the box and just when you think you know what to expect from the next promo they deliver a surprise.
The Winter Wildcards promo was heavily inspired by last year’s FUT Freeze. As with most promos, a stat boost is administered to the players involved but strangely enough, only some players were seen in a new position.
Headliners is a promotion that celebrates the best players of the season so far and gives them an extremely desirable card.
These dynamic items always stay one rating higher than a player’s highest-rated Team of the Week, meaning they can continue to grow throughout the year.
Team of the Year
The most prestigious and expensive cards in every FUT season, Team of the Year collects a squad of the best players from the previous 12 months and gives them an incredible stat boost. TOTY is only reserved for the best of the best, and 99-rated cards aren’t unusual to see.
This has made them some of the rarest and most overpowered players in Ultimate Team history.
Future Stars is all about the youngsters who are set to light up the world stage in the years to come.
While their base cards might be unusable because of their age, Future Stars cards are a glimpse at what a starlet may look like if they live up to their full potential.
Road to the Final
RTTF is finally making its way to FIFA 22 and thanks to the dynamic player items up for grabs, fans of Ultimate Team are truly excited.
Road to the Finals is designed to highlight players taking part in Europe’s three major club competitions and the players involved in the promo will receive upgrades at select stages from the knockout rounds to the Final.
Silver Stars Series
The Silver Stars Series shifted the focus to Silver cards in FIFA 22. While no new promo cards were added to packs, each day EA released additional Silver Stars cards that were available through either SBCs or Objectives.
These particular Silver cards offered notable upgrades to some players while also highlighting Flashback versions of Marco Reus, Paul Pogba, and Kevin De Bruyne.
Every year, EA celebrates Ultimate Team’s birthday with a festival full of quirky cards, SBCs, and objectives.
This is where FIFA looks back at the fan-favorite players who have dominated previous FUT years and brings them back with big upgrades via the FUT Birthday promo.
Fantasy FUT is an updated version of FIFA 21’s What If promo that saw players earn upgrades if their clubs met specific real-life criteria. Fantasy FUT has made it easier for featured players to earn upgrades.
As of April 1, 2022, players can earn upgrades by completing one of the three listed requirements in the next five matches:
- Play 3 matches in the next 5 games
- Win 1 match in the next 5 games
- Attackers and Midfielders score 1 goal or earn 1 assist in 5 games OR Defenders and Goalkeepers keep 1 clean sheet in the next 5 games
Showdown Series is an entirely new promo concept that arrived in FIFA 22. Much like Silver Stars, it’s a promo that provides special cards through SBCs and Objectives rather than through packs.
The promo will highlight two players from an upcoming football fixture. The outcome of the real-life football match will result in upgrades for the players involved. The winner will receive a +2 upgrade, while a tie will result in a +1 upgrade for both players.
Yet another brand-new campaign for FIFA 22, FUT Captains places the spotlight on the best skippers both past and present. Some of football’s best-known captains will be given ridiculously juiced cards to place them firmly in the FUT meta.
The FUT Heroes that debuted in FIFA 22 will also see revamp. Despite the positive response to some of the game’s cult heroes making a comeback, they don’t stack up compared to some of the incredible promo cards that have come since.
With FUT Captains, the likes of Robbie Keane and Antonio Di Natale could become viable once again.
Team of the Season
Possibly the most popular promotion in all of FIFA, Team of the Season rewards the best players from every major league for their displays throughout the real football season.
Every week, a new league of TOTS players are placed in packs with massive upgrades from their normal cards.
- Read more: FIFA 23: All new leagues, teams, & stadiums
There are also plenty of SBCs and objectives to complete, as well as a fan-voted team to take part in.
The Shapeshifters promo is well-liked by Ultimate Team fans thanks to its unique quality of changing players’ traditional positions. The Shapeshifters promo takes players out of their normal position and opens the door to new squad-building opportunities.
In FIFA 22 the promo is filled with some truly incredible cards like Lionel Messi and Heung Min Son. Furthermore, in addition to position changes and rating increases, players also received upgrades to skill moves and weak foot.
While most other promotions are based on real-life football, FUTTIES is a victory lap for the current version of FIFA itself.
Throughout the event, meta players who have been popular throughout the year, like Vinicius Junior, Mane, or Ben Yedder, are pitted against each other in fan votes.
The winner is given a heavily upgraded FUTTIES card to help them compete with the hundreds of other special players in everyone’s club.
So there you have it, that was every single promotion and special card we’re expecting to land in FUT this year. EA may well have some more tricks up their sleeve, so stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for the latest updates.
For more on FIFA news, check out our guide to FIFA 23 including leaks, Ultimate Team changes, and details of a World Cup mode.
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FIFA 22 Shapeshifters: Team 2 release date, promo explained, player leaks
The Shapeshifters promo followed TOTS as the next Ultimate Team promo in FIFA 22. Here’s a look at the Team 1 squad and Team 2 leaks.
The Shapeshifters promo last seen in FIFA 20 has made its way to FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode following the Team of the Season.
Team of the Season is certainly one of the most popular promos of the year, but it surely isn’t the final promo for FIFA 22 players to enjoy. Luckily, there are still a few Ultimate Team promos to look forward to and Shapeshifters is one of them.
The Shapeshifters promo was a fan-favorite promo in FIFA 20, and after not featuring in FIFA 21, it has made a return to Ultimate Team in FIFA 22.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Shapeshifters promo including the release date, Team 1 players, and Team 2 leaks.
- FIFA 22 Shapeshifters release date
- Ultimate Team Shapeshifters explained
- FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 1
- FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2 player leaks
FIFA 22 Shapeshifters release date
With exciting new content to enjoy, you’ll want to log into FIFA when the new cards make their way to Ultimate Team at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM UK.
Ultimate Team Shapeshifters explained
The Shapeshifters promo is a fan favorite due to its unique tendency to have top players in unconventional positions. This promo takes players out of their standard position and allows you to build a squad with more options at your disposal.
For example, in FIFA 20, Trent Alexander-Arnold went from playing RB to CM. This drastic change opens the door to new squad-building possibilities.
- Read more: FIFA 22 leaked Summer Swaps Tokens explained
Some of the Shapeshifters cards boast skill moves and weak foot upgrades. These special cards received rating boosts, SM/WF upgrades, and position changes, which makes Shapeshifters a top-tier promo.
FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 1
TOTS was always going to be a difficult act to follow, but EA have certainly delivered an incredible promo with some stellar players on offer. Lionel Messi, Heung Min Son, and Youcef Atal will be highly sought-after players.
- Alphonso Davies – LB → ST
- Lionel Messi – RW → CF
- Youcef Atal – RB → CM
- Heung Min Son – LM → ST
- Eden Hazard – LW → CAM
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – ST → LW
- Leonardo Spinazzola – LWB → CDM
- Pierre Kalulu – RB → CB
- Jeremiah St. Juste – CB → RW
- Héctor Bellerín – RB → LB
- Nordi Mukiele – RWB → CB
- Jack Grealish – LW → CAM
- Andrew Robertson – LB → CDM
- Everton – LM → ST
Anderson and Carrasco are both available via SBC, while Thuram is expected to join them as an SBC reward throughout the promo.
Meanwhile, Wolfsburg’s Gerhardt and Arsenal’s Pepe are available via Objective.
- Yannick Carrasco – LM → CAM or LM → RW (SBC)
- Felipe Anderson – LM → RW (SBC)
- Marcus Thuram – LM → ST (SBC)
- Samuel Grandsir – LM → ST (OBJ)
- Yannick Gerhardt – CM → LWB (OBJ)
- Nicolas Pepe – RM → ST (OBJ)
FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2 player leaks
FutSheriff has shared leaks concerning Team 2 players and there is plenty of reason to be excited with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo included. It seems Ferland Mendy eludes Ultimate Team fans once again, but there’s always the next FIFA 22 promo to look forward to.
Take a look at the players they claim will be involved in Shapeshifters Team 2:
- Cristiano Ronaldo – ST → LW
- Marcelo – LB → ST
- Sergio Ramos – CB → ST
- Timo Werner – ST → RF
- Adama Traore – RW → CF
- Stephan El Shaarawy – LW → CAM
- Silas – RM → CF
- Jesus Corona – RM → CM
- Kieran Tierney – LB → CB
- Emre Can – CM → CB
- Roberto Pereyra – CM → LWB
- Thiago Mendes – CDM → RB
- Marko Arnautovic – ST → CB
- Daley Blind – CB → CDM
Shapeshifters Team 2 is looking equally as strong as Team 1. Ultimate Team fans should be excited to receive a promo that includes Ronaldo and Messi so soon after TOTS. Marcelo and Ronaldo should be the two most sought-after cards, but Ramos shouldn’t be too far behind.
For more FIFA news, check out our guide to FIFA 23 including everything you need to know about the upcoming game.
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How to complete FIFA 22 Richarlison Flashback SBC
Ultimate Team players can add a fantastic Brazilian midfielder to their squad by completing the FIFA 22 Richarlison Flashback SBC.
Everton forward Richarlison is available via Flashback SBC during the Shapeshifters promo. Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Richarlison Flashback SBC with the cheapest solution.
We’ve seen some excellent Flashback SBCs in FIFA 22 including Flashback Isco and Flashback Verratti during the TOTS promo. With the Shapeshifters promo now active, EA have decided to honor Richarlison for his inclusion in the FIFA 20 Shapeshifters promo.
Richarlison’s Flashback SBC is a CAM card, but this doesn’t change much as the Brazilian was always a central force. Although Flashback Richarlison will be out of reach for some, there’s no denying that he’s an incredible untradeable card in FIFA 22.
Here’s what you need to know about the FIFA 22 Richarlison Flashback SBC, including the cheapest solution.
FIFA 22 Flashback Richarlison SBC stats
Elite is the proper word to describe Flashback Richarlison’s stats. His range of passing isn’t the greatest but you should get by fine with his 93 Short Passing. You’ll have a fun time putting Richarlison’s 5* weak foot and 4* skill moves to use.
Thanks to his 99 Acceleration stat, you’ll blow by defenders in quick bursts. 98 Shot Power is another impressive stat, meanwhile all but one of his Dribbling stats are 95 rated or above. There’s nothing Flashback Richarlison can’t do in FIFA 22, which explains his steep price tag.
How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Richarlison SBC
To complete this SBC, players will need to give up four squads: Brazil, Premier League, Top Form, and 87-Rated Squad. With a value of around 460,000 coins, Richarlison is a luxury option for those chasing the best cards in FIFA 22.
You can check out the cheapest solution below.
- # of players from Brazil: Min 1
- # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
- Squad Rating: Min 84
- Team Chemistry: Min 70
Brazil solution – Cost: 68,000 coins
Premier League requirements
- # of players from the Premier League: Min 1
- Squad Rating: Min 85
- Team Chemistry: Min 65
Premier League solution – Cost: 89,500 coins
Top Form requirements
- # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
- Squad Rating: Min 86
- Team Chemistry: Min 60
Top Form solution – Cost: 138,000 coins
87-Rated Squad requirements
- Squad Rating: Min 87
- Team Chemistry: Min 45
87-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 163,500 coins
The Flashback Richarlison SBC will be available for two weeks as it expires on July 7. The two weeks should allow you to gather the necessary funds to secure the midfielder.
Richarlison is without a doubt a top meta option, but some might struggle to meet the asking price. If you’re the type of player to complete SBCs like the Icon Moments and 93+ TOTS player picks then this Richarlison is a great alternative.
Richarlison is a known entity, while the aforementioned SBCs are risky as you could end up with an awful player for around the same price.
For more FIFA news, check out our guide to the leaked FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens.
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FIFA 22 leaked Summer Swaps Tokens explained
According to a FIFA 22 leaker, Summer Swaps Tokens will be making their way to Ultimate Team during the Shapeshifters promo.
Another Swaps program is set to hit FIFA 22 Ultimate Team with valuable rewards available, so here’s everything you need to know about the leaked Summer Swaps Tokens.
It seems like the fun is set to continue as leaks suggest Summer Swaps Tokens will make their way to FIFA 22. Hopefully, this will give Ultimate Team players one last chance at achieving their dream squads before FIFA 23.
Here’s what to expect from FIFA 22’s Summer Swaps Tokens including a potential release date and leaked rewards.
- FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens expected release date
- What are FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens?
- FIFA 22 Sumer Swaps Tokens leaked rewards
FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens expected release date
According to renowned FIFA leaker FutSheriff, Summer Swaps Tokens will begin on Friday, June 24. Sheriff detailed the news of a new Swaps program and on Thursday, June 23, the leaker suggested players could expect the content on the following day.
While this information has not been confirmed by EA as of yet, you’ll want to check into Ultimate Team on the 24 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST for new content. According to the leaker, the program will last for an entire month before coming to a close on July 25.
What are FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens?
The Swaps system will task players with earning Tokens through the completion of in-game objectives and SBCs. Later, you’ll be able to submit your Summer Swaps Tokens to earn valuable rewards.
Players usually spread their Tokens to redeem multiple small rewards or save them all up for the biggest reward available. Keep in mind that this will take some considerable grinding to achieve.
Summer Swaps Tokens are expected to span multiple promos so it’ll be interesting to discover what the rewards will consist of. The Shapeshifters promo is currently active, but who knows what promo will be next.
FutSheriff has called this the biggest Swaps program ever in FIFA. According to the leaker, there will be a total of 50 Tokens to collect.
FIFA 22 Sumer Swaps Tokens leaked rewards
While we don’t have a grasp of the entire reward list, Sheriff did state that both a 1 of 5 TOTS EFIGS 96+ player pick and 1 of 4 Icon Moments 94+ player pick will be available.
Given how late into the FIFA 22 cycle we’re in, the rewards will likely entail the best of the best.
It’s interesting to note that TOTS rewards will be available considering the promo has already come to a close. Players will no doubt also have their sights set on the Icon Moments rewards as player picks can prove to be a massive success in Ultimate Team.
For more FIFA news, check out all of the new leagues, teams, and stadiums coming to FIFA 23.
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