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FIFA 21 Season 2 rewards countdown: FUT Storyline cards, ICON Swap SBC

Published: 19/Nov/2020 11:27 Updated: 20/Nov/2020 18:19

by Isaac McIntyre


FIFA 21 Season 2 rewards will soon be rolling out in Ultimate Team, meaning players can soon look forward to all sorts of new Objectives to complete, Storyline cards to unlock, and maybe even ICON Swaps SBC content as well. 

The first season of FIFA 21 ends on November 20, meaning it’s only a matter of time before new content drops for the new update. Progression wise, players can complete a number of different in-game challenges and milestones throughout the season to grab special cards. These differ, of course, from season to season. 

New Storyline cards, club rewards, untradeable packs, coin boosts, and plenty more are in the pipeline. Season 2 will also add a little spice to the mix; Ultimate Team fans are expecting Icon Swaps 1 to launch in mid-December as well.

Here’s everything we know about FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 2 so far.

When will FIFA 21 Season 2 begin?

Every new FIFA season brings with it plenty of fancy club rewards.
Every new FIFA season brings with it plenty of fancy club rewards.

EA SPORTS have confirmed the new slate of rewards and FUT Objectives will begin on Friday, November 20.

The last season began in early October, meaning Season 2 should run for a similar length of time. That means Ultimate Team fans have until around early January to unlock the Storyline Cards, and work their way through all of Icon Swaps 1.

Icon Swaps Set 1

David Beckham fifa 21 ICON
David Beckham lands in FIFA 21 as an ICON card this December.

The first set of ICON Swap SBCs have dropped in FIFA 21 Season 2, including Luis Figo, Javier Zanetti, and Edwin van der Sar. There’s also loan versions of each of these SBCs, which will be ideal for those who can’t afford the real deal just yet.

These challenges are available for the next month and can be completed by taking on a series of Squad Building Challenges.

Ultimate Team Season 2 Storyline cards

Last time around, in Season 1, we had Marcel Sabitzer (Bundesliga) and Juan Bernat (Ligue 1) to pick from. New Level 15 and 30 ‘Storyline’ players will be included in Season 2, which are ultra-boosted FUT cards available to unlock through objective experience.

These include cards from different leagues, listed here:

  • Andres Tello (Level 15)
  • Woo Yeung Jeong (Level 15)
  • Joseph Aidoo (Level 15)
  • Iago Aspas (Level 30)
  • Alessio Romagnoli (Level 30)
  • Naby Keita (Level 30)

Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter @UltimateTeamUK; once the season goes live we’ll make sure our followers know. We’ll also update this article with all Storyline cards, rewards, boosts, and objectives once they’re confirmed too.


How to complete Alessandrini Flashback SBC in FIFA 21: solutions & cost

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:44 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 20:29

by Bill Cooney


A new Flashback SBC is available in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team for French Winger Romain Alessandrini, celebrating his goal-studded 2017-2018 seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

SBC’s are a great way to fill out your card collection in FUT, and if you’re in need of something new on the outside, Alessandrini might be just the man you’re looking for.

Now playing for Chinese Super League team Qingdao Huanghai, the Winger notched two of the best seasons in his career while playing for the LA Galaxy in the MLS (13 goals in 2017 & 11 in 2018), which this new Flashback card harkens back to.

Fans who played Ultimate Team in FIFA 18 will remember how good the Frenchman’s cards were – almost everyone had either his first or second In-Form on their bench as a super-sub, and his nationality made it easier to even start him, for those who wanted to.

Alessandrini FIFA 21 Flashback card in-game stats

Alessandrini Stats
Stats for Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

To start off, just check out that 92 Pace on an 85 OVR card. You really couldn’t ask for anything better with 91 Sprint Speed and 93 Acceleration. Shooting, Passing, and Dribbling also all clock in at high to mid-80s as well.

Defending and Physicality are his weak points, but the good news is that there’s only one single challenge you have to knock out in order to wrap up this SBC and grab the fleet-footed Frenchman’s new card for yourself.

Alessandrini Flashback SBC requirements, solutions, cost.

Altogether these tasks should run you around 92,000 to about 105,000 FUT Coins to complete, which isn’t too shabby at all considering the Acceleration and Sprint Speed stats he’s packing. The full requirements are listed below:

Romain Alessandrini

  • Number of players from France: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11

Below are a couple of the cheapest solutions we’ve found to this Flashback SBC, and to make things even easier they don’t require any loyalty to complete.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 1

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 1
A cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 2

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 2
Another cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Now that you know all there is to know about how to knock this SBC out, the only question left is: is it worth it? Looking at the stats alone, especially that 92 Pace, we’d definitely say this SBC is worthwhile if you can afford to complete it.

If you can muster up the coinage prior to the challenge expiring on Friday, December 4, then definitely look into it because this could be a highly-coveted super-sub that you can’t get your hands on later.

As always, be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, and SBC solutions as they happen.