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FIFA 21 dev teases ‘secret clues’ for new features hidden in July trailer

Published: 24/Jul/2020 8:56 Updated: 24/Jul/2020 9:01

by Isaac McIntyre


Now, this is cheeky! ⁠EA SPORTS producer Gilliard Lopes has teased a handful of “hidden references” to upcoming FIFA 21 features the developers will be adding in the franchise’s next annual release; have you spotted any?

The long-awaited FIFA 21 reveal trailer dropped on July 23, and revealed Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappé as the cover star. The hype video itself was pretty standard; fans were treated to a look at 2020’s annual FIFA title.

There were a few standout moments. As well as the live-action shots of EA’s new lineup of ambassadors, including Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, there was a hefty chunk of FIFA 21 gameplay.

EA also confirmed the new co-op Ultimate Team plans in the clip, and locked in Eric Cantona as the latest retired footballer to join the ever-growing FUT ICON roster from 2020 onwards.

As it turns out, however, there were a few things everyone missed. EA’s Lopes took to Twitter to tease a few ‘secret clues’ buried in the 141-second clip: “Can you spot the hidden references to some of our new features?”

There are a few things that stand out straight off the bat. One eagle-eyed FIFA fan pointed to the moment Trent Alexander-Arnold fires off a curling kick into his practice bin. The moment (around 1:38) rewinds after he misses, and he takes the shot again.

It may be a little ridiculous to get a “second-chance” feature in FIFA 21, especially when you remember how competitive Ultimate Team is. What is more likely, however, is a more nifty replay system coming in the 2020 release.

Trent Alexander-Arnold kicks a ball in the FIFA 21 reveal trailer.
Screenshot via EA SPORTS
Trent Alexander-Arnold is given a second chance to “score” in the trailer; a potential replay feature?

Gameplay-wise, a “second man in” command could be coming to the game to make attacks flow a little better. At the 0:32 mark in the trailer, Mbappe can be seen scoring at the Parc des Princes, to a monstrous cheer.

Three seconds earlier, however, you can see the moment playing out within the live FIFA 21 engine. Mauro Icardi is being controlled by the player, but a green line appears from Mbappe, who is making a run. It only appears for a second.

Mbappe follows the green line, and Icardi’s back-heel pass comes off seamlessly. Could that be a guiding system for players to control their AI teammates a little better as they’re on the attack? Only time will tell, unfortunately.

Icardi passes to Mbappe in FIFA 21.
Could this green passing line be one of the new FIFA 21 features Lopes teased?

Lopes was pretty tight-lipped about the aforementioned “secrets,” however. Thankfully we won’t have to wait long to find out. According to EA’s original reveal schedule, career mode, Volta, pro clubs, and Ultimate Team are still on the slate.

The reveals were actually all tipped to land in August too, so the fact we’ve got a bit of FIFA 21 news early is a nice surprise. Keep your eyes peeled on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK; there’s no telling when EA drops the next big FIFA 21 reveal.


How to complete FIFA 21 Inaki Williams Rulebreakers SBC

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:23

by Nate Searl


EA Sports just released an all-new Squad Builder Challenge (SBC) for Inaki Williams. Here, we will show you how to complete the SBC and earn yourself the prize. 

If you’re looking for a La Liga Striker to add to your squad, EA Sports just gave you two legitimate options. The newest SBC features Inaki Williams, but with a twist. You get to choose between two cards with different stats.

The first option features a Williams card with an 82 shooting stat and a 90 dribbling stat. The second option features a slightly different Williams card, with 89 shooting and 83 dribbling. The rest of the stats are the same for both cards. As an 84 overall with an 88 pace, he will instantly become one of the best Spanish Strikers in the game.

FIFA 21 Inaki Williams Rulebreakers SBC


You must create two different teams to complete this SBC. The first is called Top Form and the other is National Duty. Here’s how to get them done and get your hands on the new Rulebreakers card.

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Top Form

  • Number of players from La Liga Santander: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Number of players in the squad: 11


Inaki Williams FIFA 21 Rulebreakers SBC
Top Form Solution

National Duty

  • Number of players from Spain: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55
  • Number of players in the squad: 11


Inaki Williams SBC FIFA 21 Rulebreakers
National Duty Solution

Depending on what platform you play on, according to the Futbin Database, these solutions should range from around 50,000 to 70,000 FUT coins. This amount should be well-worth the new Rulebreaker card.

Should you choose dribbling or shooting?

Once you complete the SBC, you will get to choose between the two cards. Classically in FIFA, dribbling is an extremely important stat. The ability to get around opponents and protect the ball is of the utmost importance. Shooting is also a nice stat to have, but an 82 shooting rating should be more than enough for decent players to score goals with.

If you’re looking to maximize the potential of the card, taking the card with the higher dribbling stat is probably the best option. Either way, both options are excellent, and having some extra shooting skills never hurts either.