FIFA 21 Icon Swaps #2 countdown: objectives, rewards, release date

Andrew Amos
FIFA 21 Icon Swaps 2 with Bastian Schweinsteiger

Player-favorite promo Icon Swaps are back in FIFA 21, with EA SPORTS set to offer free versions of the prestigious cards. Here’s what you need to know about the second batch, including what Icons are included, and how you can unlock them.

Icon Swaps has already taken over FIFA 21 once ⁠— the first promotion was released back in December 2020. However, it’s returning again with a new set of Icons players can get their hands on.

That’s not all though ⁠— a selection of great packs will also be available to players. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Icon Swaps promo.

FIFA 21 Icon Swaps 2

Icon Swaps #2 launched on Friday, February 19 after being teased in-game all week. The Icons players that are included are listed below:

  • Roberto Baggio 94 CF — 17 Tokens
  • Emilio Butragueno 87 ST — 15 Tokens
  • Laurent Blanc 89 CB — 13 Tokens
  • Marc Overmars 91 LM — 11 Tokens
  • Ashley Cole 89 LB — 9 Tokens
  • Deco 91 CM — 7 Tokens

Icon Swaps 2 objectives

To get tokens to swap for Icons, you’ll need to complete some objectives. By completing certain in-game challenges, you’ll get some tokens you can cash in for those sweet Icon rewards.

The objectives for the Icons listed above will be available for the next 11 weeks, so be sure to keep a keen eye on when each set of challenges expire if you want to maximize your token farming.

Icon Swaps 2 rewards

Much like the objectives, EA hasn’t shared what rewards will be a part of Icon Swaps 2. However, taking a look at the first Icon Swaps can give us an idea of what to expect.

Obviously, you’ll be able to cash in your tokens for whatever Icons are on offer. However, there’ll also be packs ⁠— 83+ Players Packs, Ultimate Packs, Player Picks, and more. You’ll have to use your tokens wisely once the swaps open up.

The first batch of Icon Swaps are expected to arrive in FUT Season 2.
The Icons in this series of swaps haven’t been unveiled yet, but Cantona is a definite shoe-in.

Golden Goal rule: get Icon Swaps done quick

There is one certainty when it comes to Icon Swaps though, it’s likely you’ll have to play some Squad Battles or Live Friendlies. These can get pretty dragged out, making the endless grind even harder.

However, a community-driven effort worked a charm in the last Icon Swaps event, and will likely remain for the second rendition: implementing FIFA’s “Golden Goal.”

The rules are simple ⁠— if your opponent scores the opening goal in a game, concede the game. Your rivals should do the same for you (sportsmanship pending, of course), and that’ll allow players to rack up their wins with speed.

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Hailing from Perth, Andrew was formerly Dexerto's Australian Managing Editor. They love telling stories across all games and esports, but they have a soft spot for League of Legends and Rainbow Six. Oh, and they're also fascinated by the rise of VTubers.