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FIFA 21 FUT Champs bug makes TOTW 7 red pick rewards useless

Published: 12/Nov/2020 12:47 Updated: 12/Nov/2020 16:54

by Alex Garton


Players have been experiencing issues with FIFA 21 FUT Champs Weekend League rewards, as Red Player Picks from Team of the Week 7 (TOTW 7) were made basically useless by a strange bug. 

The game has been released for just over a month now and players enjoying building up their squad in FUT. One of the many reasons FIFA players love FUT is the freedom of choosing different players and making a unique team, bolstered by rewards each weekend.

However, as with any new release, FIFA 21 has been experiencing some issues since its launch in October. One of which involved players being unable to use Red Picks from the latest TOTW squad, meaning the likes of Lionel Messi, Bruno Fernandes, and others who received boosted stats are impossible to play with.

FIFA 21 FUT Champs rewards bug discovered

The issue with FIFA 21 FUT Champs Red Picks surfaced on November 12, where developers confirmed they were looking into the situation shortly after rolling out their rewards.

The initial response from the FIFA community was one of frustration and anger, as you might expect. Despite this, EA acknowledged the bug and is currently working to fix the issue.

Their first tweet on the FIFA Direct Communication Twitter told fans to stay tuned for updates, and there has since been a second post.

Update: Issue resolved

A recent tweet has revealed that the issue with Red Picks from TOTW has been solved.

The only pick that can still not be used is 85 rated GK Castreels, which is still under investigation.

It’s good news that the majority of Red Picks are fixed, but FIFA players looking to use Castreels will have to wait a little longer.

We’ll update this article with the latest news on the topic.


How to complete FIFA 21 Current TOTW Upgrade SBC

Published: 24/Nov/2020 13:46

by Connor Bennett


EA SPORTS have rolled out a new Team of the Week-themed SBC in FIFA 21, allowing you to stock up on TOTW players. So, here’s what you need to know.

For the most part, squad building challenges – or SBCs – are focused on giving FIFA fans the chance to unlock special variant cards of their favorite players. 

These are usually like Player of the Month, Flashback, Player Moments, Road to the Final, or a number of different promos, but EA also sprinkles in something different at times too. These unique SBCs can be focused on cosmetics like kits, badges, and stadium upgrades – but there are also the ‘lucky bag’ type SBCs too. 

These SBCs come out at different points of the seasons, and the rewards are either completely random or locked to one particular set of cards. This time around, it’s all about Team of the Week.

Erling Haaland in FIFA 21
We’ve already seen stars like Erling Haaland receive TOTW cards in FIFA 21, but that doesn’t stop them from getting multiple.

Current TOTW Upgrade FIFA 21 SBC requirements

The SBC, called the Current TOTW Upgrade, isn’t all that difficult to grasp. You’ve got to build one squad, and in return, you’ll be given a Team of the Week pack. Unlike the previous TOTW Upgrade, the pack you get for this SBC is locked to the week you open it – rather than the past few weeks. 

With the reward being pretty random – there is no set rating for the player you’ll receive – EA haven’t rolled out an entirely difficult SBC. No, it’s just an 83-rated team, so you can hand over quite a bit of fodder to complete it, if you’ve got unusable cards in your club. 

You will, though, need to also have at least 50 team chemistry when its all said and done – so it can’t just a pile of random cards. But, again, it isn’t difficult. 

  • Current TOTW Upgrade: Min.83 Squad Rating, Min. 50 Team Chemistry, 11 players in the squad. Reward: TOTW Pack. 

Cheap solutions for FIFA 21 Current TOTW Upgrade SBC

Now, if you haven’t got useless cards upon useless cards stocked in your club, you will have to fork out to get the SBC completed. Though, it’s not incredibly expensive.

According to FUTBin, starting it from scratch will cost around 20,000-24,000 coins. But, we’ve got a few solutions that should save you a few coins too. 

Aside from bagging a guaranteed TOTW Card, the SBC is repeatable, so you can try your lcuk over and over – providing you have the coins or cards to do so. 

If you manage to grab anything nice, be sure to let us know what you packed by tweeting us @UltimateTeamUK.