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FIFA 22 Winter Wildcards: Release date, featured players, SBCs

Winter Wildcards is the next Ultimate Team promo set to hit FIFA 22 and it is strongly reminding players of FUT Freeze.



Winter Wildcard Ultimate Team

Ultimate Team players believed that the FUT Versus promo would take the place of last year’s beloved FUT Freeze. Now, it looks like we’re getting FUT Freeze under its new moniker, Winter Wildcards. 

EA aren’t afraid to think outside of the box when it comes to Ultimate Team promos. Just when you think you know what to expect they deliver a surprise. This is exactly what occurred with the previous promo as fans expected FUT Freeze but got FUT Versus instead.

FUT Versus is a brand new promo that debuted in FIFA 22. Players assumed that this would replace last year’s FUT Freeze promo. However, new information concerning the Winter Wildcards promo suggests that FUT Freeze is making a return under a new name. 

FIFA 22 Winter Wildcards release date

Winter Wildcards mini release

The upcoming promo has been revealed through FUT loading screens. The Winter Wildcards promotion is set to arrive on Friday, 17 December at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 7 PM CET. These special items will remain in packs until Thursday, December 23 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 7 PM CET, when they will be replaced with Team 2.

Winter-themed promotions tend to generate a lot of excitement and Winter Wildcards will aim to maintain this trend. 

What is FUT’s Winter Wildcards promo?

Wildcards promo screen

The Winter Wildcards promo seems heavily inspired by last year’s FUT Freeze. As with most promos, a stat boost is administered to the players involved. However, only some players can be seen in a new position.

“From supernatural boosts to shapeshifting upgrades and the powerhouses in between, Winter Wildcard Player Items will receive a variety of permanent boosts inspired by past, present, and potential future FUT player upgrades.”

The most important change is a positional one. The idea of changing the base position of players is what made FUT Freeze such a special promo. For example, FUT Freeze Adama Traoré went from a RW to a LB. This drastic change allowed for new squad-building possibilities.

PSG’s Neymar is the big-name player that is set to headline the Winter Wildcards promo. Interestingly enough his natural position of LW has shifted to ST. French superstars Paul Pogba and Kinglsey Coman are also highly sought-after players included in the promo.

Here’s a list of the featured players:

Team 1

  • Neymar – PSG
  • Paul Pogba – Manchester United
  • Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich
  • Fabinho – Liverpool 
  • Nelson Sémedo – Wolverhampton Wanderers 
  • Leonardo Spinazzola – Roma FC
  • Embarba – RCD Espanyol
  • Pau Torres – Villarreal
  • Adel Taarabt – Benfica
  • Moussa Niakhate – Mainz 05
  • Axel Tuanzebe – Aston Villa
  • Frank Acheampong – Shenzhen Kaisa
  • Jordan Graham – Birmingham City
  • Sergej Milinković-Savić – Latium (Lazio)
  • Breel Embolo – Borussia Mönchengladbach 

Team 1 mini-release

  • Jonathan David – LOSC Lille
  • Luka Modrić – Real Madrid
  • Dodi Lukebakio – VfL Wolfsburg

Team 2

  • Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
  • Eden Hazard – Real Madrid
  • Lucas Moura – Tottenham
  • Anthony Martial – Manchester United
  • Kieran Tierney – Arsenal
  • Caglar Soyuncu – Leicester City
  • Matteo Guendouzi – Marseille
  • Romain Alessandrini – Qingdao Huanghai F.C.
  • Morales – Levante
  • Alessandro Florenzi – A.C. Milan
  • Nnamdi Collins – Borussia Dortmund

FUT Winter Wildcards SBCs

Zaha SBC fifa 22 ultimate team

FUT Players will get the chance to earn a few special Winter Wildcards players through the completion of SBCs. If you’re not feeling particularly lucky in packs, the SBC will be a surefire way of securing a Winter Wildcards item. 

The players up for grabs are Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, Genoa’s Goran Pandev, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Djibril Sow, Watford’s Etebo, Bologna’s Orsolini, and Blackburn Rovers’ Magloire. Players must complete three SBCs to earn Etebo, two for Zaha, Sow, Orsolini, and Magloire, and only one SBC to earn Pandev.

Winter Wildcards Zaha requirements

Premier League

  • Min 1 Premier League player
  • Min 85 Squad Rating
  • Min 70 Chemistry

86-Rated Squad

  • Min 86 Squad Rating
  • Min 65 Chemistry

Sow requirements

Top Form

  • Min 1 TOTW player
  • Min 84 Squad Rating
  • Min 75 Chemistry


  • Min 1 Bundesliga player
  • Min 85 Squad Rating
  • Min 70 Chemistry

Pandev requirements

  • Min 1 Serie A player
  • Min 85 Squad Rating
  • Min 55 Chemistry

Magloire Requirements


  • Min 1 player from England
  • Min 1 TOTW player
  • Min 83 Squad Rating
  • Min 80 Chemistry

Top Form

  • Min 1 TOTW player
  • Min 85 Squad Rating
  • Min 70 Chemistry

Orsolini Requirements


  • Min 1 player from Italy
  • Min 82 Squad Rating
  • Min 75 Chemistry

Serie A TIM

  • Min 1 Serie A TIM players
  • Min 84 Squad Rating
  • Min 65 Chemistry

Etebo Requirements

Premier League

  • Min 1 Premier League player
  • Min 1 TOTW player
  • Min 82 Squad Rating
  • Min 80 Chemistry

Top Form

  • Min 1 TOTW player
  • Min 83 Squad Rating
  • Min 75 Chemistry

84-Rated Squad

  • Min 1 TOTW player
  • Min 84 Squad Rating
  • Min 70 Chemistry

That just about covers everything we know about FIFA 22’s Winter Wildcards promo so far. We’ll be updating this page as new information comes to light about this exciting new Ultimate Team promotion.

For more information on the latest FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promos stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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TOTY FIFA 22 Ultimate Team release date, full squad, & SBCs

As the year comes to a close, FUT players can’t wait to get their hands on the Team of the Year promo. Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 22 TOTY.




Ultimate Team’s TOTY promo is one of the most anticipated events of FIFA 22. The top footballers of the past year are honored as players vote for their favorite TOTY nominees in FIFA 22.

Team of the Year highlights the best Goalkeepers, Defenders, Midfielders, and Attackers in an eleven-man squad. However, players can also expect 5-6 additional cards through the 12th Man, Objectives, and SBCs.

The competition was stiff this year as 2021’s top performers stepped up their game. Let’s take a look at the release date and the players included in the TOTY promo in addition to SBCs and Objectives FUT players will get a chance to complete.

When is the FIFA 22 TOTY release date?

TOTY FIFA 22 squad

After the full squad was revealed on January 20, the TOTY will begin to appear in packs as of Friday, January 21, 2022. Forwards will appear in packs first on January 21, with midfielders and defenders set to follow in the subsequent days.

As is the norm with most promos players can expect to get their hands on these coveted cards at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 7 PM CET.

What is Team of the Year?

TOTY logo FIFA 22

TOTY is a compilation of footballers who performed the best throughout 2021. Unlike Team of the Season which uses a club season as the criteria, this promo uses the calendar year to judge the top performers. 

EA Sports typically chooses a squad of eleven players that fit into a 4-3-3 formation. Although, there is some flexibility when it comes to the way players fit into the formation. All players can expect a stat boost that will take their overall into the 90s.

Interestingly enough, this promo is decided by FUT players through a vote. You’ll get to decide which superstars are included in this year’s iteration of the Team of the Year. We’ll keep you posted when voting opens to FIFA 22 players.

FIFA 22 TOTY full squad


The criteria for selecting the TOTY is heavily influenced by trophy-winners. Most of the players on this list will have won a competition by the time 2021 comes to a close.

For example, Jorginho isn’t known as the flashiest footballer but his contribution to winning the Champions League with Chelsea and Euro 2020 makes him an undeniable representative. 

The Attackers are led by Robert Lewandowksi who many believed should have won the 2021 Ballon d’Or thanks to his brilliant performances in the Champions League and Bundesliga. After winning Copa America last summer, Lionel Messi is once again involved in the squad.

As previously mentioned, Jorginho’s Euro and Champions League winning year see him make the TOTY. His Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kanté is right beside him in the midfield.

Check out the full squad below.

  • 96- Donnarumma
  • 94- Cancelo
  • 95- Marquinhos
  • 97- Ruben Dias
  • 93- Hakimi
  • 96- De Bruyne
  • 97- Jorginho
  • 96- Kanté
  • 98- Messi
  • 97- Mbappe
  • 98- Lewandowski

TOTY Objectives & SBCs

TOTY vote

As of now we currently have no indication of what to expect in terms of the players up for grabs through Objectives and SBCs during TOTY.

When EA Sports announces additional information concerning the official release date and SBCs we’ll update this section so be sure to check back in!

For more FIFA 22 news check out our 10 Ultimate Team players you can sell for big coins.

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FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 18 & 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 18 lineup.



Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 18, 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 18.


FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

The FIFA 22 TOTW 18 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 18 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 10 best Ultimate Team cards in FIFA 22 and our guide on which strikers you should buy.

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How to vote for 12th man in FIFA 22 TOTY

Following the reveal of the TOTY squad, Ultimate Team players will get a chance to vote for the TOTY 12th man in FIFA 22.



TOTY 12th Man FIFA 22

Voting for the TOTY main squad is now closed but Ultimate Team players will soon be able to cast their vote for the illustrious 12th Man in FIFA 22.

After the TOTY nominees were revealed by EA Sports, FUT players could vote for the main squad of eleven from January 10 to January 18. With voting now closed, players are already speculating at which of the best footballers of 2021 made the cut.

Leaks have already hinted at some of the world’s best being involved but there will no doubt be a ton of debate on who unjustly missed the cut. Luckily, players will get a chance to vote a 12th player into the TOTY squad, known as the 12th Man.

When is the TOTY 12th Man release date?

TOTY FIFA 22 card design

12th Man voting gives players a great opportunity to vote one last player into the TOTY promo. After the announcement of the initial 11 man squad that is expected to occur on January 21, EA will put forth three more nominees that just missed the cut.

Once the three footballers are revealed, FUT players will get their chance to cast a vote for the members of this special ballot. This will likely occur after the full TOTY squad is revealed.

How to vote for the TOTY FIFA 22 12th Man

FIFA Team of the Year logo

Contrary to the TOTY main squad vote that took place on EA’s FIFA webpage, the 12th Man voting takes place in-game or on the companion app.

Follow these steps, once the nominees have been selected:

  1. Log into FIFA 22.
  2. Start Ultimate Team up on your platform of choice or via the Companion app.
  3. Choose the nominee you wish to cast a vote for in the proceeding screen.
  4. Cast your vote.
  5. Collect your loan player as a reward.

Players will receive a loan card matching the nominee they selected as a reward.

With leaks indicating that Ronaldo and Salah both missed out on the TOTY, competition will be incredibly fierce for the 12th and final spot.

For more FIFA 22 news check out our guide to the best FIFA 22 camera settings for Ultimate Team and the best wingers available in Ultimate Team.

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