Team of the Season is only just finished, but EA SPORTS are already barrelling into the next FUT promo — FIFA 21 is all set to celebrate EURO 2020 in Ultimate Team with the return of “Festival of Futball” later this week.
EA confirmed the new promo with a FUT loading screen.
Last time out, Festival of Futball celebrated the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Ultimate Team players who had stuck around until the end of FIFA 18’s cycle were treated to boosted “Path to Glory” upgrade players, a variety of SBCs, special “Classic International Heroes” cards, and of course a raft of limited-edition FUT packs.
Dexerto expects the 2021 edition to be no different: with heavyweight international teams like France, Belgium, Italy, and England descending upon 11 cities across Europe for the 2020 championships, there’s loads of star players for EA to upgrade.
Here’s everything we know about the “Festival of Futball” promo so far.
When will Festival of Futball 2021 begin?
EA SPORTS has confirmed the next FIFA 21 promo — “Festival of Futball” — will begin on Friday, June 11. The Ultimate Team loading screen has now been updated into a ticking countdown for the event, to build up early hype.
Early Festival of Futball leaks
It’s been all quiet on the social media front regarding “Festival of Futball” leaks so far, and that’s not surprising — up until EA SPORTS updated the FUT loading screen earlier today, the FIFA 21 community had no clue the promo was even on the way. Expect to see more leaks slip through the cracks as Friday approaches.
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Our dataminer, @FutWatch, should find the promo card style soon.
Our Festival of Futball predictions
While it’s tricky to point at a dozen FIFA 21 players that will get Festival of Futball boosts over the next few weeks, we can look back at the squads from past years.
Last time Ultimate Team celebrated the European Championships was in FIFA 16. Back then — five years ago, if you can believe it — EA SPORTS released four boosted squads that were based around the international game:
FIFA 16’s Festival of Futball promo squads
- European Heroes
- European Team of the Tournament
- Team of the Tournament Copa America
- North & South American Heroes
Two years later, the FIFA franchise brought back the “Festival of Futball” to celebrate the next World Cup, hosted in Russia. As well as a side-game playlist, EA added the following squads to their flagship game mode:
FIFA 18’s Festival of Futball promo squads
- Team of the Matchday:
- Festival Winners
- Team Of The Tournament
- Classic European Heroes
- Classic ROW Heroes
Dexerto expects to see something similar rolled out in FIFA 21, with boosted Flashback cards and upgraded Player Moments SBCs splashed into the mix too.
So there you have it — everything we know about FIFA 21’s next Ultimate Team promo, Festival of Futball. Expect to see new cards, SBCs, and FUT packs for the EURO 2020-themed event all the way up to the grand final on July 11.
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We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.