EA strikes FIFA 21 leaks as gameplay, beta footage & menus revealed - Dexerto

EA strikes FIFA 21 leaks as gameplay, beta footage & menus revealed

Published: 26/Jul/2020 0:31 Updated: 29/Jul/2020 5:43

by David Purcell


EA SPORTS have been forced to hit many YouTube videos and Twitter posts with copyright strikes after a flood of apparent FIFA 21 content leaked online. 

Just about everybody interested in the game have been patiently waiting for fresh details to emerge, after EA promised August would be a big month for announcements.


Career Mode, Ultimate Team, Volta, Pro Clubs, and gameplay will all get official reveals, as detailed in a previous post from them.

That being said, it looks like some official snaps and videos from the highly anticipated title have spilled online, giving fans a first-look at the action.

EA copyright striking FIFA leaks on YouTube
This message appears on many FIFA 21 leak videos posted to YouTube.

FIFA 21 details leaked

On July 25, the game’s community were delighted to see tons of info revealed ahead of schedule. Yet, none of it came from official sources.

Instead, it appears that a source has unveiled bits and pieces without approval. These leaks have included menu screens, featuring Kylian Mbappe on the left side and a new purple color scheme.

Most leaked gameplay footage has been taken down due to copyright strikes by EA. From what we can gauge, it looked a lot faster than FIFA 20. Some streamers, like Nepenthez, have been left encouraged by what they have seen.


He said: “Maybe I fall for it every year, maybe this year it’s actually different…. but either way, I’m at 100% Hype level for  FIFA 21. The news / leaks I’m seeing today have put me over the edge with it.”

The game, however, is quite a while away from its October 9 release date, but fans can expect a lot to change between now and then. After all, even official demo gameplay differs from the real deal.

There’s no way of telling whether or not these leaks are actually from the devs themselves. Everybody should take it all with a pinch of salt for the time being.


After seeing many leaks have been taken down swiftly by EA, we have reached out to them for comment.

Should they give official comment on the situation, in a statement to Dexerto or publicly, we’ll keep you in the loop @UltimateTeamUK. 


FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.


As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

Nathan Ake Manchester City FIFA 21
Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.


Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

AC Milan FIFA 21
A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.


We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.


Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.

In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.