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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Squad Battles: Format, ranks, rewards & tips

Squad Battles is the main offline mode in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, here’s our guide on the format, ranks, rewards and some great tips.

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FIFA 22 Squad Battles

Squad Battles is FIFA 22 Ultimate Team’s way of earning Weekly Rewards, without having to face the perils of online competitive play. Here’s a breakdown of how the mode works, its ranks and rewards, and some tips on how to succeed.

If you’re not in the mood from the occasionally sweaty worlds of Division Rivals and FUT Champions, then Squad Battles is the mode for you.

In FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, playing offline is also a valuable way of earning packs without having to face a real-life player.

Here’s everything you need to know about Squad Battles in FIFA 22, from the ranks and rewards to some priceless hints and tips.

FIFA 22 Squad Battles format

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Squad Battles pits players against a series of randomly selected teams owned by real FUT user, but controlled in-game by the AI.

Each match earns the player a varying number of points, depending on factors like the result, difficulty, goals scored, clean sheets, and cards.

The number of points accumulated each affects the rank awarded after the Sunday cut-off point.

However, the catch is that you’re limited to just 40 games in a week, broken down into sections of four.

Squad Battle ranks in FIFA 22

Each selection of four squads tends to vary from low-rated teams with next to no chemistry, up to super-squads on 100 chemistry.

On the bright side, if an opponent looks too tough, you can refresh the games to get a new choice of squads.

Doing this permanently removes any unplayed teams, and still eats into the 40 games available in a week.

FIFA 22 Squad Battle ranks and rewards

Squad Battle rewards

The ranks in Squad Battles start with Bronze 3, moving up through to Elite 1 before the top-200 are also given a unique rank. EA drops rewards every Sunday at 12.05 AM PT / 3.05 AM ET / 9.05 AM BST.

Every week, the number of points required to reach each rank varies depending on how many players have taken part in Squad Battles that week.

For example, because the ranks are ever-changing, if on Thursday you are Gold 3, by the time rewards are released you may have slipped down into SIlver 1 or 2.

Check out the full breakdown of FIFA 22 Squad Battle Ranks below:

  • Bronze 3
    • 1 x Premium Loan Player Reward Pack
  • Bronze 2
    • 1 x Gold Pack
  • Bronze 1
    • 800 coins
    • 2 x Gold Pack
  • Silver 3
    • 1,500 coins
    • 1 x Premium Gold Pack
    • 1 x Gold Pack
  • Silver 2
    • 4,000 coins
    • 2 x Premium Gold Pack
    • 1 x Gold Pack
  • Silver 1
    • 7,000 coins
    • 2 x Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
  • Gold 3
    • 10,000 coins
    • 1 x Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
    • 1 x Prime Mixed Players Pack
  • Gold 2
    • 11,000 coins
    • 1 x Prime Mixed Players Pack
    • 1 x Premium Gold Players Pack
  • Gold 1
    • 11,000 coins
    • 1 x Premium Gold Players Pack
    • 1 x Prime Mixed Players Pack
    • 1 x Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
  • Elite 3
    • 12,000 coins
    • 1 x Mega Pack
    • 2 x Premium Gold Players Pack
  • Elite 2
    • 15,000 coins
    • 2 x Mega Pack
    • 1 x Premium Gold Players Pack
  • EIite 1
    • 30,000 coins
    • 2 x Rare Mega Pack
  • Rank 200 – 101
    • 65,000
    • 1 x Rare Players Pack
    • 2 x Mega Pack
  • Rank 100 – 41
    • 65,000
    • 1 x Jumbo Rare Players Pack
    • 2 x Mega Pack
  • Rank 40 – 21
    • 75,000 coins
    • 1 x Jumbo Rare Player Pack
    • 2 x Rare Player Pack
  • Rank 20 – 2
    • 87,500 coins
    • 1 x Ultimate Pack
    • 2 x Rare Players Pack
  • Rank 1
    • 100,000 coins
    • 2 x Ultimate Pack
    • 2 x Rare Mega Pack

FIFA 22 Squad Battles tips

Squad Battles in FIFA 22

Squad Battles is different beasts compared to the online player, so it can sometimes be hard to adapt to playing against the AI.

With this in mind, we’ve together some hints and tips to help you climb the Squad Battles ranks.

Patient passing

Where online players tend to drag their players out of position, Squad Battles stick far more rigidly to their formations.

Especially on high difficulties, it can be difficult to fashion openings in the defense as the opposing team happily sits on the edge of the box.

While this can get frustrating, we recommended taking your time with your passing and not forcing the issue. The gaps will appear eventually.

Counter attack

While it’s true that Squad Battles will sit back at 0-0 or when they’re winning, they also love to throw men forward as soon as they go behind.

With this in mind, if you do take the lead, make sure you have a tactical setup that favors counter-attacking.

By looking to hit your opponent on the break, you’ll find yourself with much more space to find that killer pass.

Chelsea players

Don’t be afraid to skip tough teams

If you’re not looking to push for the Elite ranks and just want to bag some extra packs, don’t feel obliged to play every team that EA conjures up for you.

Some of the squads can get very difficult, especially when they are on full chemistry and packed with high-rated players.

Make life easier for yourself by only playing the two easier-looking teams, then refreshing the menu to get another selection.

Adjust the difficulty

The amount of points awarded for winning on different difficulties varies greatly – but in any setting, a loss provides next to none.

If you’re taking on a strong team, or just aren’t playing well yourself, there’s no shame in dropping the challenge down to make sure you secure the win.


That was everything you need to know about Squad Battles in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our calendar of every promotion in this year’s game, as well as the latest Team of the Week.

Image credits: EA

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FIFA 23 Serie A ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Serie A will bring some of the world’s best players to FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 Serie A player rating predictions

New arrivals have made the Serie A an exciting league to keep an eye on in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team. From Juventus to both divides of Milan, here are our predictions for the top Serie A ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

With each iteration of FIFA, EA updates player ratings based on their performances in the previous season, and FIFA 23 will be no exception. Seria A fans received a title race for the ages during the 2021/2022 season as both Milan sides looked to conquer Italy.

When it comes to Serie A player ratings in Ultimate Team, you can expect the top performers to receive major rating boosts. However, don’t forget that new transfers are making their way to Italy over the summer and some major stars cannot be overlooked.

Who will be the best players in the Serie A? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated Serie A players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

Theo Hernandez dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

FIFA 23 Serie A top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ciro ImmobileLazio+188
Milan SkriniarInter Milan+187
Romelu LukakuInter Milan-187
Theo HernandezA.C Milan+286
Wojciech SzczesnyJuventus-186
Kalidou KoulibalyNapoli86
Lautaro MartinezInter Milan+186
Paul PogbaJuventus-186
Sergej Milinkovic-SavicLazio+186
Mike MaignanA.C Milan+286

There are some incredible storylines that should make for some great Serie A Ultimate Team squads in FIFA 22. Superstars Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are returning to their former clubs after time in the Premier League.

Given how both of these players failed to meet expectations, their ratings are expected to drop in FIFA 23. While new faces will make their way to Serie A, some top players will be departing including Chiellini, Insigne, Kessie, and possibly more.

Fortunately, top performers from the previous season are ready to step in to fill the void in Ultimate Team. Mike Maignan won the goalkeeper of the year award last season so there’s no denying that he’s deserving of a rating increase.

Milan Skriniar was a brick wall for Inter Milan last season and will surely receive a rating increase whether he stays with Inter Milan or moves on to PSG as rumors suggest. Koulibaly is another that could depart Serie A, but if he stays at Napoli he’ll continue to be one of the best defenders in the league.

Lautaro Martinez and Lukaku Inter Milan

FIFA 23 Serie A rating predictions: Every team’s best players

The top 10 player ratings list is dominated by Italy’s elite, but the Serie A has some hidden gems across clubs outside of the top six. EA will dish out some interesting upgrades and downgrades across the league. FIFA 23 will take into account the top performers of last season as well as the duds that failed to meet expectations.

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every Serie A club’s top three players in FIFA 23:

Atalanta

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Duvan Zapata83
Ruslan Malinovsky+182
Mario Pasalic+482

Bologna

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marko Arnautovic81
Roberto Soriano+179
Riccardo Orsolini+177

Cremonese

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Emanuele Valeri75
Leonardo Sernicola73
Matteo Bianchetti72

Empoli

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Szymon Zurkowski+373
Petar Stojanovic+273
Andrea Pinamonti+573

Fiorentina

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Lucas Torreira+181
Nicolas Gonzalez+279
Cristiano Biraghi+278

Hellas Verona

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Antonin Barak+280
Giovanni Simeone+378
Adrien Tameze+176

Inter Milan

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Milan Skriniar+187
Romelu Lukaku-187
Lautaro Martinez+186

Juventus

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Paul Pogba-186
Wojciech Szczesny-186
Juan Cuadrado+184

Lazio

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ciro Immobile+188
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic+186
Luis Alberto84

Lecce

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Grabriel75
Gianluca Frabotta+273
Strefezza+570

A.C. Milan

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mike Maignan+286
Theo Hernandez+286
Fikayo Tomori+382

Monza

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Alessio Cragno-180
Leonardo Mancuso+274
Giulio Donati+173

Napoli

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kalidou Koulibaly86
Fabian +183
Victor Osimhen+282

Roma

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Lorenzo Pellegrini+182
Leonardo Spinazzola-182
Tammy Abraham+381

Salernitana

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Franck Ribery-180
Luigi Sepe77
Federico Fazio+176

Sampdoria

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Antonio Candreva79
Francesco Caputo+179
Emil Audero 78

Sassuolo

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Domenico Berardi+284
Andrea Consigli81
Maxime Lopez+378

Spezia

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Daniele Verde+276
Ivan Provedel+175
Giulio Maggiore+273

Torino

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Andrea Belotti-180
Sasa Lukic+277
Armando Izzo-178

Udinese

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Gerard Deulofeu+180
Roberto Pereyra80
Marco Silvestri79

EA are yet to reveal the official ratings for Serie A players in FIFA 23. We’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information when ratings are revealed.


For more on FIFA 23 ratings, be sure to check our predictions for Premier League ratings in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team.

Image credits: EA Sports / Serie A

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How to complete FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Volland SBC

Ultimate Team players can secure a German defender from Ligue 1 by completing the Volland Shapeshifters SBC in FIFA 22.

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Volland FIFA 22 Shapeshifters SBC

A unique card is available with the Kevin Volland Shapeshifters SBC in FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode. Here’s how to secure the defender and complete the SBC with the cheapest solution.

The FIFA 22 Shapeshifters promo has already delivered some incredible cards with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi involved in the promo. In addition, an exciting Team 3 will hit Ultimate Team on July 1.

Although you may be busy attempting to secure as many FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens as possible, you’ll want to take a minute to analyze if Shapeshifters Volland can integrate into your squad.

Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Volland SBC, along with the cheapest solutions.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Kevin Volland SBC stats

Volland SBC stats FIFA 22

Volland has transformed from a lethal striker into a brick wall of a defender during the Shapeshifters promo. His Defending stats including Standing Tackle and Interceptions are all within the 90s.

Pace is not an issue for Volland as he maintains his speed as an attacker now playing in a defensive role. Volland will no doubt feel like an incredibly smooth CB on the ball thanks to his impressive Dribbling stats that include 85 Ball Control, 95 Composure, and 89 Balance.

How to complete FIFA 22 Volland Shapeshifters SBC

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Players will need to give up one squad to complete this SBC: Kevin Volland. With a value of around 87,000 coins, Volland is very affordable and he can fit into Bundesliga or Ligue in FIFA 22.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

Kevin Volland requirements

  • # of players from Germany: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55

Kevin Volland solution – Cost: 87,000 coins

Kevin Volland SBC solution

The Kevin Volland Shapeshifters SBC will be available for one week as it expires on July 7. Volland should be within reach for many Ultimate Team players given his affordable price.

He isn’t a game-changing CB by any means but he’s a solid option with tons of pace and excellent ball-moving ability at the back. In addition, you don’t need to submit a TOTS card as an SBC requirement, which is a major benefit.


For more FIFA content, check out our guide to Ultimate Team in FIFA 23 including a breakdown of new features & expected changes.

Image Credits: EA Sports / FUTBIN

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FIFA 23 Premier League ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Premier League is set to host some of the best players in FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 Premier League ratings

The Premier League will be home to some of FIFA 23’s brightest stars, with players from the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool set to dominate Ultimate Team. Here are our predictions for the top Premier League ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

Each and every year, EA updates its roster of players with new ratings based on how they performed in the previous season, and FIFA 23 is no exception. The 2021/22 campaign saw some exceptional performances, which will no doubt be reflected in the FIFA 23 ratings.

One of the biggest leagues to feature in FIFA 23 is the Premier League. Whether you’re building your dream Ultimate Team or embarking on a Career Mode, the English top-flight is likely to play a part.

But who will be the best players in the Premier League? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated Premier League players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA

FIFA 23 Premier League top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kevin De BruyneManchester City91
Cristiano RonaldoManchester United91
Mohamed SalahLiverpool+190
Heung Min-SonSpurs+190
Harry KaneSpurs90
Alison BeckerLiverpool+190
EdersonManchester City+190
Erling HaalandManchester City+290
Virgil Van DijkLiverpool89
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool+288

After they two fought tooth and nail for all three domestic trophies last season, we’re expecting Manchester City and Liverpool to dominate the ratings in FIFA 23.

After winning Premier League Player of the Season, Kevin De Bruyne will likely keep his lofty 91 rating, sharing the top spot with Cristiano Ronaldo, who also enjoyed a great individual season in a struggling United team.

We’ve listed Erling Haaland as one of the highest climbers, who should receive a large bump after his high-profile move to City. Trent Alexander-Arnold is also expected to be rewarded after his best season to date, managing 12 assists from right back.

Heung Min-Son also registered his most prolific year in the Premier League so far, finishing as the joint-top goalscorer. This should be enough to see him move up a rating and join the coveted 90 club.

Salah shooting in FIFA 22

FIFA 23 Premier League rating predictions: Every team’s best players

While most clubs won’t have a shot of landing a player in the top 10, it’s still interesting to see how EA upgrades and downgrades stars from across the league. Every team had both standouts and flops that should be reflected when FIFA 23 rolls around.

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every Premier League club’s top three players in FIFA 23:

AFC Bournemouth

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jefferson Lerma+176
Dominic Solanke+375
Ben Pearson75

Arsenal

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Gabriel Jesus+184
Martin Odegaard+284
Bukayo Saka+383

Aston Villa

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Emiliano Martinez84
Lucas Digne84
Philippe Coutinho+183

Brentford

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Cristian Eriksen82
Ivan Toney+480
Frank Onyeka+277

Brighton

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marc Cucurella+283
Leandro Trossard+279
Lewis Dunk78

Chelsea

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
N’Golo Kante-288
Thiago Silva85
Kai Havertz+185

Crystal Palace

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wilfred Zaha+183
Vicente Guaita-179
Eberechi Eze+279

Everton

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jordan Pickford83
Allan-182
Dominic Calvery-Lewin+182

Fulham

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Aleksandar Mitrovic+479
Harry Wilson+378
Tom Cairney+277

Leeds United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Rodrigo79
Jack Harrison+178
Patrick Bamford78

Leicester City

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wilfred Ndidi85
Jamie Vardy-284
Kasper Schmeichel-184

Liverpool

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mohammed Salah+190
Alisson Becker+190
Virgil Van Dijk89

Manchester City

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kevin De Bruyne91
Erling Haaland+290
Ederson+190

Manchester United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Cristiano Ronaldo91
Bruno Fernandes88
Jadon Sancho-186

Newcastle United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Allan Saint-Maximin+382
Bruno Guimaraes+382
Kieran Trippier-282

Nottingham Forest

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Taiwo Awoniyi+276
Philip Zinckernagel+176
Brice Samba+275

Southampton

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
James Ward-Prowse+384
Stuart Armstrong+279
Kyle Walker-Peters+279

Spurs

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Harry Kane90
Heung Min-Son+190
Hugo Lloris87

West Ham United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Declan Rice+385
Jarrod Bowen+482
Thomas Soucek82

Wolves

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ruben Neves+183
Raul Jimenez-182
Jose Sa+382

EA are yet to reveal the full slate of Premier League ratings in FIFA 23. As soon as they do, we’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information.


For more on FIFA 23, be sure to check out how to preorder the game and how to get early access with EA Play.

Image credits: EA Sports / Premier League

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