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FIFA 21 pre-order bonuses: FUT Ambassador, Career Mode rewards, and more

Published: 20/Jun/2020 17:10

by Connor Bennett

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FIFA 21 is now available to pre-order but there a few new bonuses and rewards that have caused some players to raise an eyebrow. Here, we take a look at what they are and what they’ll mean for Ultimate Team.

After some weeks of waiting, EA SPORTS finally revealed the release date for FIFA 21 during their EA Play 2020 event. The game, which will launch on Xbox One and PS4, will release on October 9, before it also becomes available on both Xbox Series X and the PS4.

Following the small teaser trailer, where FIFA fans got a look at some of the new graphics – especially how Kylian Mbappe and Liverpool’s Anfield stadium looked – EA revealed that the game would be available for pre-order with the standard, Champion, and Ultimate editions. 

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The FIFA 21 atmosphere should be electric once the football franchise lands on next-generation consoles.

FUT Ambassador FIFA 21 pre-order bonus?

The standard edition, which is the one version of FIFA 21 that won’t allow you to play three days early, comes with a number of bonuses for Ultimate Team – but it lacks the career mode rewards of the other two.

Players who grab the standard edition will receive a few free packs, special kits, stadium items, and two loan players. One of these loans will be a cover star, but the other – the FUT Ambassador – has caused a little more confusion. 

FUT Ambassadors are usually players who can be seen around the menus – take Vinicus Jr for FIFA 20 – so they are likely to be current players rather than changes to the Icons as some fans have suggested.

What is FIFA 21’s Career Mode Homegrown Talent pre-order bonus?

As for the Champion and Ultimate editions, players will receive similar bonuses to the standard edition with more free packs depending on what version they pre-order – as well as a Career Mode Homegrown Talent.

This reward is described as a ‘local youth prospect with world-class potential’ which seems like the ‘Future Star’ catalog item that fans have come to use. Though, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not this differs in FIFA 21.

An image of FIFA 20's EASFC catalog
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The Scout Future Star bonus looks to have changed in FIFA 21.

You can find a full breakdown of the different rewards that you will get for each edition below, including the amount of free FUT Packs and loan items.

FIFA 21 Standard Edition pre-order

  •  3 Rare Gold Packs – one per week for 3 weeks, 5 game Cover Star Loan Item,  3 games loan FUT Ambassador Player Pick, Special Edition FUT Kits and Stadium items

FIFA 21 Champions Edition pre-order

  •  3 Days Early Access, 12 Rare Gold Packs – one per week for 12 weeks, 5 game Cover Star Loan Item, Career Mode Homegrown Talent, 3 games loan FUT Ambassador Player Pick, Special Edition FUT Kits and Stadium items

FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition pre-order

  • Untradeable FUT 21 Ones to Watch Item, 3 Days Early Access, 4 Rare Gold Packs – two per week for 12 weeks, 5 game Cover Star Loan Item, Career Mode Homegrown Talent, 3 games loan FUT Ambassador Player Pick, Special Edition FUT Kits and Stadium items

However, to get the untradeable FUT 21 Ones to Watch card, you do have to pre-order the Ultimate Edition before August 14. 

Whichever edition you choose to go for, be sure to let us know what you get in your free packs on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 live: Ronaldo, Haaland, Lukaku, Leno

Published: 25/Nov/2020 17:59 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 18:04

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 9, is now live in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team. 

Last week’s TOTW, the eighth in FIFA 21, was undoubtedly the best we’ve seen yet, so it’s going to be a tough ask for Team of the Week 9 to go one better.

Forwards weren’t the only stars to shine this week either. Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s Lucas Digne could get in-form cards, while Monaco centerpiece Cesc Fabregas pulled the strings in a 3-2 win over PSG.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo, including when the newest Team of the Week lineup will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, possible in-form card leaks, and how Dexerto’s weekly TOTW predictions matched up. 

Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.

FIFA 21 TOTW 9 revealed

The following is the entire TOTW 9 squad, featuring Cristiano Ronaldo and more.

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Here’s the entire TOTW 9 squad for FIFA 21.

Team of the Week 9 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the ninth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 9 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 9 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the new FIFA 21 team as soon as it’s live.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 9 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 9 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:

  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Anthony Lopes – Lyon
  • Conrado – Lechia Gdańsk
  • Lucas Digne – Everton
  • Marcos Senesi – Feyernoord
  • Aleksandar Dragovic – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş
  • David Brooks – AFC Bournemouth
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan – AS Roma
  • Yannick Carrasco – Aletico Madrid
  • Diego Perotti – Fenerbahçe
  • Cesc Fabrega – AS Monaco
  • Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese
  • Yusuf Yazici – Lille
  • Zakaria Labyad – Ajax
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventu
  • Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • Andy Delort – Montpellier 
  • Jean-Phillipe Mateta – Mainz
  • Danny Johnson – Leyton Orient

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 9. 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!