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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promotion calendar: Every FUT special card

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has a long road of special cards and promotions ahead, so we’ve put together a calendar featuring every single one.

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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.

Fans have already seen Ones to Watch and Road to the Knockouts added to the mode, in addition to FUT Heroes and ICONs in packs all year.

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

Ronaldo walkout pack

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 schedule as of yet, 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 nameFIFA 21 start dateExpected FIFA 22 start dateConfirmed
Team of the WeekWeeklyWeeklyYes
FUT HeroesNew to FIFA 22October 1, 2021Yes
Ones to WatchOctober 6, 2020October 1, 2021Yes
FlashbackN/AOctober 5, 2021Yes
Road to the KnockoutsNovember 6, 2020October 14, 2021Yes
Record-breakersNovember 29, 2020October 19, 2021Yes
RulebreakersOctober 23, 2020October 29, 2021Yes
Adidas 99New to FIFA 22November 12, 2021Yes
Team of the Group StageDecember 4, 2020December 3, 2021TBC
FUTMASDecember 11, 2020December 10, 2021TBC
Road to the FinalDecember 18, 2020December 17, 2021TBC
HeadlinersJanuary 1, 2021December 31, 2021TBC
Team of the YearJanuary 22, 2021January 21, 2022TBC
Future StarsFebruary 5, 2021February 4, 2022TBC
Winter Ones to WatchN/AFebruary 11, 2022TBC
FUT BirthdayMarch 26, 2021March 25, 2022TBC
Team of the SeasonApril 23, 2021April 22, 2022TBC
FUTTIESJuly 16, 2021July 15, 2022TBC

Team of the Week

Team of the Week 1 in FIFA 22

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

FUT Heroes in FIFA 22

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.

Not only do some of them have eye-watering stats, but they also get strong chemistry links to their respective leagues.

Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch Team 2 FIFA 22

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.

OTWs automatically boost themselves to match the highest-rated TOTW that player has earned and stay there until their next in-form.

Flashbacks

FIFA 22 Flashback Kante

Returning once again in FIFA 22 are Flashback cards, sending players on a journey back through FUT history.

These special cards celebrate a player’s previous achievements and a throwback to past success.

So far we’ve had Kante for his title-winning season with Leicester, Umtiti for his OTW in FIFA 17, and Pedro for his debut Premier League campaign.

Road to the Knockouts

Road to the Knockouts Team 1

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.

Chosen players whose teams win three out of their last four group stage games, or qualify the knockout stages, are given permanent boosts to their cards.

Record-breakers

Record-breakers, much as the name suggests, are awarded to players who have entered the record books over the last year.

For example, in FIFA 22, expect the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo to be included for setting the international goal record.

These cards tend to be a one-off upgrade but significantly boost a players’ stats.

Rulebreakers

FIFA 22 Rulebreakers

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 player by swapping around their stats.

Sluggish strikers may lose some finishing ability in favor of pace, while attacking full-backs may become solid defenders.

Adidas 99

Adidas 99 is another brand new promotion for FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, backed by the real-world sportswear brand.

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.

Team of the Group Stage

Team of the Group stage in FIFA 21

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.

The beauty of TOTGS is that the player’s team doesn’t even have to qualify for the knockouts to be recognized.

FUTMAS / Freeze

Freeze cards in FIFA 21

Christmas is always kind to Ultimate Team players thanks to the yearly FUTMAS (or Freeze) promo that EA rolls out.

Here, fans are treated to a steady rollout of special cards and SBCs to celebrate the festivities, each and every day.

Road to the Final

FIFA 21 Road to the Final Team 1

Similar to Road to the Knockouts, RTTF cards constantly upgrade based on a player’s team’s performance in Europe.

This time, upgrades are awarded for individual wins in two-legged knockout matches, as well as progressing to the next round.

Road to the Final players can grow into some of the game’s cards if their team goes all the way.

Headliners

FIFA 21 Headliners cards

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

FIFA 21 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

FIFA 21 Future Stars Team 2

This one 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.

The likes of Curtis Jones and Ansu Fati were rated in the high 80s and low 90s in FIFA 21, suddenly making them some of the game’s best players.

FUT Birthday

FUT Birthday in FIFA 21
FIFA 21 FUT Hub (In Menus)

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.

If you’re a long-time player, you’re bound to recognize a lot of these cards.

Team of the Season

FIFA 21 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.

There’s also plenty of SBCs and objectives to complete, as well as a fan-voted team to take part in.

FUTTIES

FIFA 21 FUTTIES

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 Gabriel Jesus 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 on Charlie INTEL for the latest updates.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our guides on every pack in the game, as well as the rewards schedule for each mode.

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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.

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Heung-min Son in FIFA 22

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.

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 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

PSG players in FIFA 22

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

Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

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.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, here’s everything we know so far about Black Friday in FUT, as well as the latest Premier League Player of the Month.

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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.

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TOTGS FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

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 Ultimate Team release date

FIFA 22 TOTGS 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. 

For players with poor pack luck, rest assured you’ll have a chance to snap up one or two of these players through SBCs and objectives

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. 

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

FIFA 22 TOTGS FUT

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 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.

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Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

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.

FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 11

FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

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.

AC Milan player dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

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.

Screenshot of Jude Bellingham card

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.


For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the top player ratings and our guide on which strikers you should buy.

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