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FUT Birthday Team 2 revealed in FIFA 20: Van Dijk, Pogba, Bale, more

Published: 3/Apr/2020 18:16 Updated: 3/Apr/2020 21:14

by Albert Petrosyan

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EA SPORTS have revealed the second half of their FUT Birthday promo in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team (FUT), stacked with some high-rated cards that are available now in packs, SBCs, and Objectives.

Launched on March 27, FUT Birthday is the latest promo in FIFA 20 and an annual tradition for Ultimate Team, celebrating the popular mode’s 11th year of existence.

Following the first batch of 15 cards and another several via SBCs and Objectives, EA have rolled out the second set, headlined by a 93-rated Virgil Van Dijk, 92-rated Paul Pogba, 91 Gareth Bale, 91 Angel Di Maria, 90 Lacazette, and more.

The premise of this event is to not only boost certain players’ stats, but also upgrade either their weak foot, skill moves, or both, making cards that were previously unusable much more viable.

Team 2 features 14 cards in total — 11 of them available in packs and another three as untradeables — an 87-rated Malang Sarr, 88 Tiemoue Bakayoko, and 86 Jhon Cordoba.

EA SPORTSFUT Birthday Team 2 in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team.
EA SPORTSFUT Birthday Team 2 in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team.
  • Van Dijk (93) – five-star weak foot
  • Pogba (92) – five-star WF
  • Bale (91) – five-star WF
  • Di Maria (91) – five-star WF
  • Lacazette (90) – five-star WF
  • Douglas Costa (89) – five-star WF
  • Hernandez (88) – five-star skill moves & four-star WF
  • Lemar (87) – five-star WF
  • Da Costa (87) – five-star SM & four-star WF
  • Lasagna (86) – four-star SM & five-star WF
  • Eggestein (86) – five-star SM

FUT Birthday Team 2 SBC and Objectives

As mentioned above, there are three untradeable FUT Birthday cards released as part of Team 2, in addition to the 11 that are in packs.

The new squad building challenge, or SBC, will reward you with an 87-rated Malang Sarr, a French centerback who plays for OG Nice and now boasts five-star skill moves and four-star weak foot.

Sarr FUT Birthday SBC: requirements, cheapest solutions, total cost, and more

There are also two cards made available by completing the designated Objectives – an 88-rated Bakayoko from Monaco and 86-rated Cordoba from FC Koln.

The French midfielder’s card features a five-star weak foot while the Colombian striker’s skill moves have been upgraded to five-stars, as well.

Bakayoko & Cordoba FUT Birthday Objectives guides

EA are more than likely to release more themed SBCs throughout the week just as they did for Team 1, rolling out another two after the initial Mesut Ozil squad building challenge.

The release of Team 2 means that FUT Birthday will be going on in FIFA 20 for another full week before it wraps up on Friday, April 10, so you have less than seven days to get all of these done.

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FIFA 21: Why is Renato Sanches TOTW extinct on the FUT Market?

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:16

by Nate Searl

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Since Renato Sanches TOTW card released with Team of the Week 2 in FIFA 21, he’s been a valuable card to have. Suddenly, it seems he’s gone extinct from the FUT market – here are the reasons why. 

On October 26, Reddit user ‘Crimsonpets’ discovered that the Renato Sanches TOTW card has suddenly disappeared from the Xbox and PlayStation 4 FUT market. The card was going for around 50,000 FUT coins, but now it appears it’s gone.

It seems like FIFA 21 players are discovering how valuable the Renato Sanches TOTW card is for a team with Christiano Ronaldo. ‘IsolatedSkrtel’ pointed out that “Sanches is the only viable CM from Ligue 1.” Since he’s a Portuguese player from Ligue 1, he has a perfect chemistry link with Ronaldo.

Why did Renato Sanches go extinct? from FIFA

Despite the fact that Sanches only has an 82 overall rating, his attribute distribution is good. 83 pace is solid for a midfielder and his 85 dribbling skill with 4-star skill moves helps him make runs up the pitch. Combine that with an 80 passing rating and a 77 shooting and he’s an absolute beast for his 82 rating.

Now that the FIFA 21 FUT meta is beginning to develop, it seems like Sanches is gaining popularity in it. Most players are using Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr., and Cristiano Ronaldo as forwards. Putting Sanches on as a midfielder is a great way to boost chemistry.

Renato Sanches will go up in price

FIFA 21 Renato Sanches TOTWRenato Sanches PC Value

Now that people are realizing how valuable Renato Sanches is on a team with Ronaldo, his FUT market price is bound to skyrocket. On PC, he’s listed at 189,000 FUT Coins. Expect to see similar prices for him on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 soon.

If you do end up seeing a Sanches card for a low price, make sure to snag it. Even if you don’t plan on using it, you can flip it on the market for a big profit. You can also keep him around for a Ligue 1 or Portuguese team if you plan to make one in the future.

As of right now, it looks like he’s is going to be a staple in the meta for the foreseeable future. Be sure to be on the lookout for future cards like Renato Sanches that might take a huge spike in value.