FIFA 20 Pre-Season promo reveal: Transfer cards & Upgrades
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FIFA 20 Pre-Season promo reveal: FIFA 21 rewards, new RTTF cards, more

Published: 29/Jul/2020 18:18 Updated: 29/Jul/2020 18:29

by David Purcell

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Mysterious Pre-Season promo teasers have been dropping in FIFA 20 for some time now, and finally EA SPORTS are set to spill the beans on their game-ending Ultimate Team event. 

Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players were left scratching their heads when the next content drop was confirmed. In the form of in-game loading screens, we have seen everything from Team of the Season So Far cards to co-ordinates for Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge and Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena.

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With a few days passing by with zero fresh content in the form of Squad Building Challenges, all eyes now turn to the reveal – and a lot is expected.

FIFA 20 Pre-Season promo reveal

De Bruyne in FIFA 21
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FIFA 20 players will be hoping some of their favorites are included in the Pre-Season event.

EA SPORTS revealed the first details about this Pre-Season promo on July 29, announcing that players will be able to play FIFA 20 to earn “distinct rewards” for both this title and FIFA 21.

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Completing the necessary Objectives and Squad Building Challenges will unlock these rewards for FIFA 21:

  • x2 Coin boosts (5 games x 500 coins)
  • FUT 20 Icon Home Kit
  • FUT 20 Future Stars Kit
  • Anchor Chemistry Style
  • Engine Chemistry Style

As for what players can enjoy in the current game, here’s a list of all the events and content that’s going to be available throughout the Pre-Season promo:

  • ‘Best of’ Pack Content: The best special cards released throughout the year will be available once again via SBCs, Objectives, and the FUT Store, including re-released TOTY cards for the first time ever. The full list can be found here.
  • RTTF Tournament Boosts: With the return of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, Road to the Final special cards are relevant again, and the items will earn a +3 boost for every win their team gets.
  • New RTTF Players: In addition, EA will be releasing new RTTF special cards.
  • Champions League Showdowns: During the UCL period, there will be new Showdown SBCs released with one player representing each team in a specific matchup. The card from the winning team will receive a permanent +3 boost.
  • Halftime SBCs: During the halftime breaks for UCL and UEL matches, there will be puzzle SBCs that players can complete for rewards.
  • Top Transfers: The Pre-Season promo will feature new cards given to top players who transfer to a new team this summer.

As with most recent promos in FIFA 20, the Pre-Season will be incorporated with the Weekend League FUT Champs, as players will receive specialized rewards for reaching specific ranks every weekend.

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WL RANK ACHIEVED REWARDS EARNED
Top 100 The ‘Best of’ 11 Players Pack will be replaced with the TOTSSF 11 Players Pack containing 11 TOTSSF player items from the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1.
Elite 3 – Elite 1 The ‘Best Of’ 3 Players Pack will be replaced with the TOTTSF 3 Player Pack containing 3 TOTSSF player items from the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1.
Gold 2+ A minimum of 1 TOTSSF item from the Premier League, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1 will be in any Player Pick earned.
Silver 1+ Any player items earned from Player Pick packs will be TOTSSF items.
Silver 2 and 3 Any player items earned from Player Pick packs will be TOTSSF items and will be capped at 88 OVR.

FIFA Pre-Season promo content leaked

Popular data miner FUTWatch has potentially revealed some SBC rewards for the upcoming event in the games files.

There appears to be info on rewards packs that will include up to five TOTY loan cards. Alongside that, a guaranteed upgrade SBC to allow players to get a TOTSSF rated 90 and above looks set to feature.

Pre-Season promo teasers

With each passing teaser, players have become more and more curious about this promo.

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Four have been released in total, so let’s break them down one-by-one.

Pre-Season teasers for FIFA 20 Pre- Season
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The Pre-Season teasers have progressively revealed more as time has passed.
  1. The first meaningful teaser showed us both Europa League and Champions League cards. This suggests the promo will follow the end of both tournaments.
  2. Secondly, there was then a purple FIFA 20 Ultimate Team SBC logo – hinting at more Squad Building Challenges coming soon.
  3. Then after that, EA revealed TOTSSF and TOTY cards could be intertwined with Pre-Season.
  4. The last one might not look super different to the third, but did include a transfer icon in the bottom right, along with two co-ordinates.

It has since been discovered that these co-ordinates match up perfectly with the locations of both Chelsea’s and Bayern Munich’s stadiums. This may be an indication about which transfer cards are coming first.

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Leroy Sane has signed for the German champions. The Blues have also been active, having secured the services of former RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. Whether these are included or not remains to be seen.

With hype ramping up for this bridging promo between FIFA 20 and FIFA 21, the ball is very much in EA‘s court now. Everybody can’t wait to see what has been packed into this content drop.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.

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Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

FIFA 21 TOTW 2
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The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.

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Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.

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These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

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This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.

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There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!

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TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.