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FIFA 21 Ultimate Team trailer: FUT Events, new ICONS, and more revealed

Published: 10/Aug/2020 15:46 Updated: 10/Aug/2020 16:44

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS have revealed their brand-new trailer for their Ultimate Team mode, and we’ve get some news about new features, new icons, and much more in FIFA 21. 

As is tradition, in the build-up to the new FIFA release, EA SPORTS dishes out reveals of their upcoming changes – be in terms of gameplay or new features and modes.

We’ve already seen the FIFA 21 gameplay reveal and now it’s time for the most popular mode to get its moment in the spotlight – Ultimate Team. The devs have revealed a brand-new trailer centered around the highs and lows of the fantasy team-building mode. 

Some new icons have been revealed in the build – with Fernando Torres, Ferenc Puskás, and Xavi being three of the standouts. Though, we’ve also got some brand new customization options for stadiums and kits. 

Haaland in FIFA 21
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Soon you and a friend will be able to play Ultimate Team together.

FUT 21 reveal trailer

The trailer, went live at 4 pm BST/5 pm CEST/11 am EDT/8 am PDT on Monday, August 10, revealing some of the most highly sought after details. 

As noted, this will mean new ICONs being revealed, but we also got an insight into the FUT Events, Community Events, Co-Op, and changes to both Division Rival and FUT Champs. These new events will be ways to earn rewards as a community while you can get a bigger look at the Co-Op mode here. 

On top of that, we’ve also got the ‘Meaningful Moments’. These will be changes to special cards like Team of the Week that “better reflect the real world footballing moments they are based on.” So, if Lionel Messi bags a hat-trick and two of them are penalties, his penalty-taking stat will soar.

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team removes fitness & training cards

In one of the major changes, FIFA 21 Ultimate Team is doing away with fitness items. That’s right, if a player gets gassed from a game, don’t worry, they will start the next game fit and fresh. Healing Items have been simplified to just Gold common and rare Items.

Training cards have also been given the boot. That means you won’t have to worry about facing a goalkeeper with +10 in attributes any more. EA noted that this change came because its “not something that was being used in game by the vast majority of players.”

As for other modes, EA have already announced that they will be revealing details about different specific modes throughout August, but they haven’t confirmed any other dates for these announcements just yet.

Pro Clubs, VOLTA, and Career Mode are all set for changes in one way or another if leaks are to be believed. So, be sure to check back with Dexerto and @UltimateTeamUK for all the breaking news and updates about FIFA 21.

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How to complete Wes Morgan Moments SBC in FIFA 21: solutions & cost

Published: 30/Nov/2020 1:07 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 2:09

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have added another Player Moments SBC as part of FIFA 21’s ongoing Black Friday promo in Ultimate Team, and this time it’s an upgrade for silver defender Wes Morgan, celebrating his role as Leicester City captain in the club’s title-winning season.

Morgan, now 36, will forever go down in football folklore as the captain who — along with talismanic hitman Jamie Vardy and enigmatic manager Claudio Ranieri ⁠— guided ⁠the Foxes to a fairytale Premier League title in the 2015/16 season.

The title run, which bookies tipped at 5000 to one before a ball was kicked, is one of the greatest stories in modern football, and Morgan was all for the whole ride.

In the end, only he and Foxes ‘keeper Kasper Schmeichel played every minute of the club’s miraculous 38 games. He was also only the third outfield player to play every minute of a title-winning Premier League season, after Gary Pallister (92/93) and John Terry (14/15). 

EA has now released a “Player Moments” card to celebrate the defender’s achievements. Though the overall may not be too high, Morgan’s upgrade looks like a hidden gem ⁠— here’s how to get your hands on the SBC card.

Wes Morgan played every minute of Leicester City's title-winning season in 2015/16.
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Wes Morgan played every minute of Leicester City’s title-winning season in 2015/16.

Wes Morgan SBC stats

At first glance, the new Wes Morgan card isn’t worth too much of a look-in. Don’t let the 74 rating fool you, however, because the Foxes captain is packing some serious firepower with his new SBC upgrade; he could even fit in a meta team!

There are a few low points. Morgan’s shooting is just a low 40, dropped down by 32 finishing and 27 volleys, and many of his stats are a middling 70ish in the front stats.

Morgan has serious gas lying beneath the surface. 71 passing disguises a hefty 95 short passing ⁠— one of the best you can get on a Premier League defender ⁠— and 81 long passing to boot. Crossing is low (29), but he won’t do that much.

Slap a “Shadow” chemistry style on him too, and he rivals top-class defenders like De Ligt and Davison Sanchez. He falls 10 pace short of Gomez, but his Defending (81) and Physical (82) are actually better than the meta Liverpool centerback.

In-game stats for Wes Morgan’s 74-rated Player Moments card.
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In-game stats for Wes Morgan’s 74-rated Player Moments card.

Wes Morgan SBC requirements & solutions

The best news about the Wes Morgan SBC is its cost too. The Leicester City captain can be yours for just a handful of FIFA 21 Ultimate Team coins. In fact, he only requires one 82-rated squad to complete, with a single Foxes player included in the puzzle.

‘Wes Morgan’

  • Players from Leicester City: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 82
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Players in the Squad: 11

As of publishing, the two-squad challenge costs around 19k coins on Xbox and Origin PC, while PlayStation players can get it for even cheaper at 15k, according to FIFA stats website FUTBIN.

The best Leicester City player to whack into the squad is likely defender Çaglar Söyüncü. He comes in at 80-rated, but costs just 2.4k, so won’t break the bank. Surround him with cheap French stars, and you should hit 70 chemistry with ease.

A cheap solution to Wes Morgan's Player Moments SBC.
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A cheap solution to Wes Morgan’s Player Moments SBC.

Want to get your hands on the new Wes Morgan upgrade? Be quick! It’s a Black Friday “flash SBC,” meaning you’ll only have the day itself to unlock the Premier League captain.

There’s sure to be plenty more of these over Cyber Monday too, so make sure you follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK; we’ll make sure you’re updated on all the latest FIFA 21 news, leaks, new SBCs, and plenty more!