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

Published: 19/Feb/2021 4:56 Updated: 19/Feb/2021 18:40

by Andrew Amos


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.


FIFA 21 Team of the Week 22 live: release time, leaks, predictions

Published: 24/Feb/2021 7:35

by Isaac McIntyre


The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 22, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the next in-form team of 2021, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Right off the bat, we’ll admit this Team of the Week lineup has no clear star headliner crowning the squad. That said, it does look like a pretty cracking team, all up.

We don’t think FIFA 21 players will be complaining too much, however ⁠— derby heroes Richarlison and Jadon Sancho lead a potentially forward-slanted squad after ousting their opponents Liverpool and Schalke 04 in local clashes over the weekend. Real Madrid maestro Casemiro may also be splashed in too.

Lautaro Martinez could be a headlining star in TOTW 22 as well after the Inter striker dismantled local title rivals Milan in yet another February grudge match. The 3–0 win, which saw Martinez score twice, put Inter in first place.

Wolverhampton keeper Rui Patrício could also be included.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week FIFA 21 promo, including when the Team of the Week lineup will drop, and Dexerto’s weekly predictions.

Jadon Sancho missed out last week, but the young Englishman may be included in TOTW 16 instead.
Jadon Sancho may have earned his spot in TOTW 22 after demolishing Dortmund’s local rivals Schalke.

Team of the Week 22 start time

On Feb. 24, FIFA 21 publishers EA will release the twenty-second batch of Team of the Week cards. The TOTW 22 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 22 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 22 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 22 cards slip ⁠— the last time they accidentally pushed out upgrades early was TOTW 7, and more recently 10. The last two months have been fairly sparse in that regard.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 22 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Richarlison sunk defending champs Liverpool with an 86th minute goal at Anfield.
Richarlison sunk defending champs Liverpool with an 86th-minute goal at Anfield.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 22 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 22 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Daniel Cárdenas – Levante
  • Rui Patricio – Wolves
  • Birger Meling – Nimes
  • Filip Mladenovic – Legia Warszawa
  • Dani Calvo – Elche
  • Jerry St Juste – FSV Mainz
  • Marcel Sabitzer – RB Leipzig
  • Casemiro – Real Madrid
  • Gaetano Castrovilli – Fiorentina
  • Bernardo Silva – Manchester City
  • Daichi Kamada – Frankfurt
  • Mario Gotze – PSV
  • Renato Steffen – Wolfsburg
  • Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund
  • Lucas Piazon – SC Braga
  • Yusuf Erdoğan – Kasımpaşa
  • Stephy Mavididi – Montpellier
  • Dusan Tadic – Ajax
  • Harvey Barnes – Leicester City
  • Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan
  • Richarlison – Everton
  • Patson Daka – RB Salzburg
  • Alexander Isak – Real Sociedad
  • Sander Van de Streek – FC Utrecht 
Casemiro was the difference with a lone goal against Real Valladolid last Saturday.
Casemiro was the difference with a lone goal against Real Valladolid last Saturday.

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 22.

Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!