FIFA 20 81+ Double Upgrade SBC: Requirements, solutions, cost

Published: 2/Jun/2020 17:25

by Jacob Hale


While the Team of the Season So Far continues to slowly roll out in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, giving each major league’s top players a huge ratings boost, EA SPORTS are also offering non-TOTSSF SBCs for players to complete.

The TOTS So Far SBCs tend to be fairly costly ventures, which makes sense given the fact that you’re getting some of the best cards in the game from them.

To make sure that everyone has a chance at completing SBCs and earning decent rewards, EA SPORTS have released the 81+ Double Upgrade SBC, gifting players the opportunity to earn two 81+ rated Rare Gold players.

Ligue 1’s Team of the Season So Far features two 98-rated players in Neymar and Mbappe.

SBCs throughout the TOTS So Far period have been many and varied. For each TOTS that arrives in the game, a number of SBCs come with it, including several specific players as well as “upgrade” challenges, such as the recent Ligue 1 Upgrade SBC which allows players the opportunity to pick up the likes of Neymar or Mbappe for below market price.

The issue is that these are often expensive and sometimes the reward isn’t worth it, so that’s where the 81+ Double Upgrade steps in, giving you more chance at getting a decent player at a much lower cost.

How to complete 81+ Double Upgrade SBC in FIFA 20

Deadline and Requirements

With this SBC, you can exchange a squad for a pack with Two Rare Gold Players rated 81 or higher.

Here are the requirements needed to complete the challenge, and it doesn’t look too strenuous:

  • Rare: Exactly 11
  • Player Level: Exactly Gold
  • Team Chemistry: Min 50
  • # of players in the Squad: 11

As you can tell, all you really need is 11 Gold players – the chemistry is easy to achieve and this can easily be done on a tight budget.

Cost and solution

According to the database of completed challenges on FUTBIN, this really is a cheap SBC to complete, clocking in at around 10,000 coins.

Obviously, when these SBCs arrive there is always some fluctuation in card prices, but the below team has come out as the cheapest solution to the challenge, at 9,850 coins on PS4 and 10,750 on Xbox One at the time of writing.

This is the cheapest solution at the time of writing.

Evidently, this isn’t the one squad that you have to use, and if you’ve got any cards in your club that might work, or an idea of who you can fit in here for cheaper, you might be on to a winner at an even lower cost.

It’s worth noting that as these are only 81+ upgrades, the chances of getting a seriously good card isn’t all that high, and is even lower if you’re hoping to get a TOTSSF card.

Regardless, for 10,000 coins, it might just be worth trying your luck, because you never know – this could be a real money-spinner if it works out for you.


Son Heung-min builds his dream “Ultimate player” in FIFA 21

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:25 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 1:28

by Bill Cooney


Tottenham star Son Heung-Min sat down with Irish footballer David Meyer to build the ultimate Hotspur card for FUT 21, and it would be an absolute titan were it real.

Son is generally considered one of the best wingers playing today, and was named EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month for the third time in October 2020.

Along with Meyer, the South Korean concocted an Ultimate Teammate, a monster of a card combining the best stats from Tottenham players including himself, albeit a bit reluctantly.

Each of the six stats that make up a FIFA player card — Pace, Shooting, Passing, Dribbling, Defense, and Physical — were included, and the end result is a Frankenstein’s Monster of skill that you would never want to go up against (though, we’d take him on our squad).

So, let’s take a look at what Son managed to cook up, starting with Pace, and running on through the list:

Pace — Lucas Moura

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Lucas is certainly speedy, so we can’t fault Son here.

For any fan of the Spurs, the choice of Lucas Moura for best Pace will come as no surprise, boasting a highly decent 92 on his regular gold card.

“Lucas is definitely faster than me,” Son laughed, when prodded by Meyer that he might actually have the edge in speed. EA apparently agrees, only giving the Winger an 88 Pace for his standard card.

Shooting — Harry Kane

Who else but Harry Kane? That 92 shooting will fit in quite nicely.

For shooting, the choice was none other than Harry Kane, who comes in with 92 in that category, one of the highest on Tottenham.

Again, Son was reluctant to name himself. Possibly because he’s a crack FIFA expert and was aware Kane has six more points in shooting than his 86, that, or he’s just doesn’t want to leave anyone out.

Dribbling — Lucas Moura

Despite considering Steven Bergwijn and himself (again) for best dribbling on Tottenham, Son once again went with the reliable pick of Moura.

While Bergwijn is only an 85 DRB, it could have really gone either way between the final two contestants, but an unwillingness to give himself much credit led to Lucas getting picked once again.

Passing — Giovani Lo Celso

Argentine Giovani Lo Celso was Son’s pick for Tottenham’s best passer.

For Passing, Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso got the nod, but only comes in with an 82 for his standard card in the stat. Still, we have to remember this was only Tottenham players that were able to be picked.

That, and Son has hooked with Son quite a few times for memorable goals over their careers, which could have been another factor in the pick.

Defending —Toby Alderweireld

Belgian back Toby Alderweireld’s 85 DEF got him a spot on the Ultimate card.

After joking that the upgrade to make his DEF 45 for his latest POTM card might be enough to finally make him choose himself, Son made a more reasonable choice and went with Alderweireld.

87 Defence is definitely nothing to scoff at, and put together with our sixth and final stat, it helps to make this “Ultimate Card” absolutely freakish.

Physical — Moussa Sissoko

Looking at the stats, it’s easy to see why Sissoko got the pick here.

Finally, rounding things out at Physical is Moussa Sissoko who comes in with an 89 — his best stat by far. This was one area where Son probably wouldn’t be considered either, on top of Defense.

Altogether, we get a 99 OVR card boasting 92 Pace, 91 Shooting, 82 Passing, 87 Dribbling, 87 Defense, and 89 Physical. Just imagine for a moment the price tag that would come along with the SBC for this bad boy.

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An absolute monstrosity, in more ways than one.

Luckily, Son’s Ultimate Teammate card will most likely never make it into FIFA 21 itself, as it would be massively overpowered — if you haven’t picked up on that already.

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