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|
|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.
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.
- Read more: FIFA 22 Fantasy FUT upgrade tracker
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.
There are also plenty of SBCs and objectives to complete, as well as a fan-voted team to take part in.
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 to Charlie INTEL for the latest updates.
Image credits: EA
How to claim free FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Twitch Prime Gaming pack
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players can grab a free Twitch Prime Gaming pack right now, and here’s how you can claim yours.
Any FIFA 22 Ultimate Team player who happens to have a Twitch and Amazon Prime account can claim free Prime Gaming packs in FUT this year. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to claim yours.
With the Twitch Prime Gaming pack, fans have the chance to earn rewards for absolutely free, and here’s how you can do it.
- What are Twitch Prime Gaming packs
- How to claim Twitch Prime Gaming packs
- What’s included in Twitch Prime Gaming Pack #8?
What are FIFA 22 Twitch Prime Gaming packs?
Twitch Prime Gaming packs are free rewards offered to any FIFA 22 Ultimate Team player with a Twitch account and a valid Amazon Prime Membership.
Players who have subscribed to Amazon Prime automatically have access to Prime Gaming, meaning they qualify for Twitch Prime Gaming packs.
EA has teamed up with the two giant companies to offer players rewards throughout the year, in the form of free packs, containing untradeable cards and player picks.
The rewards are dropped monthly throughout the season, so be sure to keep an eye on EA’s social media for the latest releases.
How to claim FIFA 22 Twitch Prime Gaming packs
In order to claim your free Twitch Prime Gaming pack, you must link all three of your accounts together.
- Read more: How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Isco SBC
It’s worth noting that if you have an Amazon Prime Membership but no Twitch account, you can create one for the purpose of these rewards.
You can find our guide on how to do this below:
- Head over to the Prime Gaming website and link your Twitch account to your Prime Gaming account
- Follow the prompts to also link your EA and Twitch accounts
- Make sure the EA account you link is the one attached to your FIFA 22 Ultimate Team on your main platform
- Head over to Twitch and click on the crown in the top righthand corner of the screen
- From this screen, you can claim your Twitch Prime Gaming pack
- Load into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team and find your rewards on the store
What’s included in Twitch Prime Gaming Pack #8
The eighth of the Prime Gaming packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has yet to drop, which has bewildered Ultimate Team players. Usually, the pack drops between the 15 and 19, but as of May 24, there is still no sign of it. Rumors suggest that the pack will be arriving on May 25, so players won’t have to wait much longer.
- Read more: FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps explained
Among the untradeable rewards, there are a handful of rare gold players and player picks, as is customary. However, leaks claim that the loan player available this time will be a valuable Prime Icon on a five-game loan.
- 7 Rare Gold Players
- Prime Icon (five-game loan)
- 2x 82+ Player picks
- 12 Rare Consumables
That was how you can claim your Twitch Prime Gaming packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.
Image credits: EA / Twitch / Prime Gaming
FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 36 predictions: Di Maria, Gundogan, Abraham
FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 36 is set to drop on May 25, and we’ve predicted who will get an in-form card with major stat upgrades.
There were plenty of memorable games and goals in the world of football last week. EA Sports are set to drop some new in-form players in packs, and here are the players we think will feature in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s Team of the Week 36.
Next up is Team of the Week 36, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.
FIFA 22 TOTW 36 release date & time
FIFA’s Team of the Week drops weekly, so players can expect TOTW 36 to release on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 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 upgraded card is the only version it’s possible to pack for seven days.
- Read more: FIFA 22 TOTS: Release date & schedule
Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.
FIFA 22 TOTW 36 predictions
PSG thrashed Metz on the final day of the season and while Mbappe’s hat-trick was impressive, his likely involvement in the upcoming Ligue 1 TOTS squad should keep him out of TOTW 36. Instead, Angel Di Maria, the man who is departing the club, should receive an in-form card.
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Over in the Premier League, Gundogan was the hero of a thrilling Manchester City comeback that saw them secure the title on the final day of the season. Olivier Giroud and Rafael Leão also made major contributions toward a title win on the last day of the season. Don’t be surprised to see one or both of the A.C. Milan players involved this week.
We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 36, but, until then, here are our best predictions.
- Angel Di Maria – PSG – RW
- Ilkay Gundogan – Manchester City – CM
- Olivier Giroud – A.C Milan – ST
- Rafael Leão – A.C Milan – LW
- Jack Harrison – Leeds – LM
- Andy Delort – Nice – ST
- Joaquin Correa – Inter Milan – CF
- Dejan Kulusevski – Tottenham – RW
- Mario Balotelli– Adana Demirspor – ST
- Diego Lopez – Espanyol – GK
- Joël Veltman – Brighton – CB
- Cédric Soares– Arsenal – RB
- Alexander Nubel – Monaco – GK
- Reece James – Chelsea – RWB
- Rodrigo De Paul – Atletico Madrid – CM
- Andre-Pierre Gignac – Tigres – ST
- Tammy Abraham – Roma – ST
Those were our FIFA 22 Team of the Week 36 predictions. 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, check out everything we know about the Serie A TOTS.
Image Credits: EA
FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS: Release date, predictions, & leaks
FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS is set to be one of the biggest releases on the FUT calendar, here’s everything you need to know about the event.
The Ligue 1 TOTS is set to hit FIFA 22 Ultimate Team very soon, celebrating the very best players that the French league has to offer. Here’s everything we know about FIFA 22 Ligue TOTS, from the release date to squad leaks.
FIFA 22 TOTS is well and truly underway, and EA is showering its players constantly with new and exciting content. The Premier League, Bundesliga, and LaLiga squads have made quite an impact on many FUT teams, and the Ligue 1 squad is set to follow suit.
In recent years, Ligue 1 has emerged as one of the most popular leagues in Ultimate Team, with many of the game’s biggest names plying their trade over in France for PSG, Lille, and other clubs. Unsurprisingly, this means the Ligue 1 is always one of the most-anticipated releases of the year.
We’ve got everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS right here, including the release date, players we expect to feature, and squad leaks.
- FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS release date
- FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS voting
- FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS predictions
- Ligue 1 TOTS squad leaks in FIFA 22
FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS release date
According to the official schedule announced by EA Sports, Ligue 1 TOTS will come to Ultimate Team on Friday, May 27, 2022. It will replace the LaLiga squad in packs from 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.
- Read more: How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Isco SBC
The French league will take center stage for an entire week before being replaced by Serie A on the following Friday.
Don’t worry, though, if you miss out on the player you wanted, the best Ligue 1 players will likely return for Ultimate TOTS on June 10.
FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS voting
Unfortunately, the Ligue 1 TOTS will not take fan votes into account. While the likes of the Premier League and Bundesliga always allow players to vote, other leagues are hand-picked by EA themselves.
- Read more: FIFA 22 TOTS Token Swaps explained
The schedule never mentioned a voting window for the French league, and with the squad arriving on May 27, EA will be selecting the elite players involved.
FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS predictions
There have been plenty of stellar performances in Ligue 1 this season. PSG were an unstoppable force as they reclaimed their title, but stars from up and down the table are also worthy of a mention.
With this in mind, here is our predicted FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS.
- Alban Lafont (FC Nantes)
- Achraf Hakimi (PSG)
- Marquinhos (PSG)
- Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille)
- Johnathan Clauss (RC Lens)
- Aurelien Tchouameni (AS Monaco)
- Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes)
- Dimitri Payet (Marseille)
- Jonathan David (Lille)
- Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
- Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco)
Ligue 1 TOTS squad leaks in FIFA 22
Renowned Ultimate Team leaker DonkTrading has revealed what the Ligue 1 TOTS squad could look like, and it appears that the biggest names in world football have made the cut in FIFA 22. Donk is usually on the mark when it comes to squad leaks and they are suggesting that Neymar, Messi, and Mbappe will be included in the Ligue 1 TOTS.
Aside from PSG’s trio of attackers, Marquinhos, Fofana, Tchouameni, and Ben Yedder are expected to be the most sought-after players in the Ligue 1 TOTS squad.
There you have it! That’s everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS. For more, be sure to check out our guide to the Serie A TOTS for Italy’s best.
Image credits: EA Sports
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