It’s time for Ultimate Team to celebrate FIFA 21 FUT Birthday, and EA have lined up some new content for the occasion. Here’s an overview of everything we know, including the new promo cards, SBC and Objectives.
Since first being released back in FIFA 09, Ultimate Team has gone from strength to strength on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. The formula stays the same, but new content and features make things fresh every year.
The next big promo that we’re gearing up for is FUT Birthday, the annual celebration of Ultimate Team’s inception. So, here’s what we know about FIFA 21’s plans for the party, including some details that have leaked ahead of schedule.
FIFA 21 FUT Birthday start date
On March 23, we caught a glimpse of the first loading screen hyping up the promo event.
FIFA 21 FUT Birthday cards revealed
EA SPORTS confirmed the entire FUT Birthday set of cards on March 26, seen below.
FUT Birthday players
- Lucas Moura
- Hee Chan
FUT Birthday teasers and card design
A handful of teasers have been released during the last week. They initially showed off the theme of the promo, which was previously leaked – as seen in a later section of this article.
These teasers dropped very small details about what to expect, such as the nationality of some players included in the next promo team.
First loading screen
Second loading screen
Third loading screen
The final loading screen, seen below, revealed one player – previously just teased as Gemini – would have five star skill moves. The center graphic was built into as well, showing off a Brazil flag. We also know the last card in this teaser will be a 90-rated right footer.
FUT Birthday leaks and teasers
Many people claimed to have the scoop this time, for the promo landing on March 26.
This apparent leak came in from Huxley who claimed to have gotten a snap of an EA Sports FIFA tweet as the image was promptly deleted.
Some players always try to trick people with mockup designs of the team, posing as predictions, featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. There was zero chance that this is the real team, as seen with the confirmed set.
While we were left to speculate about what was going to be included, King Langpard on Twitter (who has leaked several FUT promos recently) accurately leaked that March 26 would be the date this promo is set to go live. Previously, he confirmed FUT Player Days would be returning – which it did on March 8, 2021.
Also seen in the tweet above, it will be a two week event – presumably packed with content.
Since that time, the card design was leaked by FUT Watch.
FIFA 21 FUT Birthday cards & rewards
In previous years, EA have released boosted cards of some of the best players in the game. No one will be forgetting FIFA 20’s Nick Pope in a hurry.
FUT Birthday SBCs & Objectives in FIFA 21
Two new cards are included in the FUT Birthday celebrations, and these are the following:
- Lucas Podolski (SBC) – 90
- Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Objectives) – 90
Podolski FIFA 21 SBC
Two teams are needed to complete the challenge:
- Players from FC Bayern: Min 1
- IF Players: Min 1
- Squad Rating: Min 82
- Team Chemistry: Min 75
- Players in the Squad: 11
- players from Germany: Min 1
- Squad Rating: Min 85
- Team Chemistry: Min 70
- # of players in the Squad: 11
Huntelaar FIFA 21 Objectives
FIFA 21 FUT Birthday packs
Just like with Team of the Year and other major promos, lightning rounds and special packs should return in this years celebration.
Though, it’s unlikely that we’ll get any new pack types. They’ll likely just be the ones we’ve come to know and open each and every year.
FIFA 21 FUT Birthday predictions
Below you can find our initial FUT Birthday predictions for FIFA 21, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Mats Hummels, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and more.
- GK: Péter Gulácsi 86→89 (RB Leipzig)
- CB: Mats Hummels 87→90 (Borussia Dortmund)
- RB: Alessandro Florenzi 84→87 (PSG)
- CAM: Adel Taarabt 77→84 (Benfica)
- ST: Memphis Depay 88→92 (Lyon)
- LB: Ferland Mendy 83→87 (Real Madrid)
- CM: Renato Sanches 82→86 (LOSC Lille)
- ST: Cristiano Ronaldo 95→96 (Juventus)
- LW: Yannick Carrasco 86→88 (Atletico Madrid)
- ST: Zlatan Ibrahimovic 85→89 (AC Milan)
- CB: David Luiz 80→86 (Arsenal)
- ST: Erling Haaland 89→93 (Borussia Dortmund)
- ST: Dominic Calvert-Lewin 84→87 (Everton)
- ST: Ryan Kent 79→85 (Rangers)
- CB: Eder Militao 80→85 (Real Madrid)
Also, be sure to check our Twitter page – @UltimateTeamUK – for more news as it drops in FIFA 21.
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