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How to get free FIFA 21 Deadline Day pack

Published: 4/Oct/2020 13:39

by Connor Bennett


FIFA 21 players have got the chance to get their hands on some early rewards, including an all-new ‘Deadline Day’ pack for Ultimate Team. Here’s what you need to know. 

The EA Play early access period for FIFA 21 has allowed FIFA fans from around the globe to get their hands on the new game ahead of it officially releasing.


As a result, many have dived in to build Ultimate Team, start Pro Clubs journeys, and set down a marker in Career Mode. Though, as you might well expect, it’s Ultimate Team that has taken the most interest.

With the game only a few days away from the release, and the real-life transfer window set to come to a close, EA SPORTS are using the real-life transfer moves to give players a reward.

New OTW cards
EA Sports
There are plenty of new Ones to Watch cards coming to FIFA 21.

How to claim FIFA 21 Deadline Day pack in Ultimate Team

Announced on October 2, players who dive into a game of FIFA 21 before 11:59 pm PT/2:59 am ET/7:59 am GMT/8:59 am CEST on October 9 will be rewarded with a Deadline Day pack.

What’s inside this pack you ask? Well, as the name suggests, it’s all about transfers. So, every player that opens one will be rewarded with four loan One to Watch cards from either OTW Team one or Team two – depending on when you open the pack.

That means that you can end up with a loan Timo Werner, Gareth Bale, or Thiago. There are also more players to be announced, so, the rewards could be even spicier

  1. Log into FIFA 21 before midnight on October 9
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes on FIFA 21
  3. Wait until EA hands out the rewards on or before October 16!

It really is simple, you don’t have to complete a set of objectives or a Squad Building Challenge. Simply log in during the offer period and you’ll be rewarded with a pack.

If you open your pack while OTW Team 1 is still in packs, you get those cards, but if you wait until Team 2 is released, you’ll get those. We’ve got all those details in our OTW hub, which can be found here.


FIFA 21 Ones to Watch Team 1 countdown: OTW release time & players

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of FIFA 21 seeing millions of football fans across the globe start competing to try and become the best in FIFA Ultimate Team, the first Ones to Watch promo team is fast approaching. Here’s everything we know about it.

Ones to Watch follows players that have transferred to other teams, promising them upgrades for every time they make a new promo such as Team of the Week, Team of the Tournament and more.


As such, OTW cards are highly desirable, and if you get a decent one at the start of the year, you could see a lot of improvements as the season unravels.

So, here’s everything we know about Ones to Watch in FIFA 21, including release dates and times, the players included and more.

Nathan Ake Manchester City FIFA 21
Nathan Ake is a confirmed OTW player after his transfer from Bournemouth to Manchester City.

FIFA 21 Ones to Watch release date & time

We now know that the Ones to Watch is going to be up and running soon, with its first availability on the weekend of launch. Here are the dates for the cards being released:

  • October 9-16: OTW Team 1
  • October 16-21: OTW Team 2
  • October 21 onwards: OTW Teams 1 and 2

It’s worth noting that you will get a Guaranteed OTW Item if you preordered the game before August 14, and the card you receive will be based on which date you open the pack, in correspondence with the dates above.

Most FIFA promos drop at 6pm BST (11am PDT / 12pm EDT / 5am AEDT), so expect packs to be available from that time starting October 9.


Confirmed OTW players

So far, a small selection of players have been confirmed as Ones to Watch cards, though we expect more to be announced over time.

AC Milan FIFA 21
A number of players and clubs are featured in the first OTW team of FIFA 21.

Here are the confirmed players that will feature in the opening weeks of FIFA 21 Ones to Watch:

  • Timo Werner – 85 – RB Leipzig to Chelsea
  • Gareth Bale – 83 – Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur
  • Hakim Ziyech – 85 – Ajax to Chelsea
  • Thiago – 85 – Bayern Munich to Liverpool
  • Martin Odegaard – 83 – Real Madrid
  • Achraf Hakimi – 83 – Real Madrid to Inter Milan
  • Allan – 83 – Napoli to Everton
  • Nathan Ake – 79 – AFC Bournemouth to Manchester City
  • Luis Suarez — 87 — Barcelona to Atletico Madrid
  • Kai Havertz — 85 — Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea

Tonali OTW SBC

As well as these, Sandro Tonali (77 OVR, on loan from Brescia to AC Milan) is the first OTW SBC in FIFA 21.


We’ve written up a guide on the cheapest way to complete the SBC if you’re looking to get Tonali in your squad.

Ones to Watch predictions

On top of the confirmed players above, there are several we expect to see have their OTW cards announced soon.


Here’s who we’re expecting to see included:

  • Leroy Sane – 85 – Manchester City to Bayern Munich
  • Ferran Torres – 81 – Valencia to Manchester City
  • James Rodriguez – 82 – Real Madrid to Everton
  • Blaise Matuidi – 83 – Juventus to Inter Miami
  • Ben Chilwell – 81 – Leicester City to Chelsea
  • Jude Bellingham – 69 – Birmingham City to Borussia Dortmund
  • Gabriel – 78 – Lille to Arsenal
  • Victor Osimhen – 79 – Lille to Napoli
  • Willian – 82 – Chelsea to Arsenal
  • Rodrigo – 82 – Valencia to Leeds
  • Donny van de Beek – 83 – Ajax to Manchester United
  • Miralem Pjanic – 85 – Juventus to FC Barcelona
  • Arthur – 84 – FC Barcelona to Juventus
  • Jonathan David – 79 – Gent to Lille
  • Dani Parejo – 85 – Valencia to Villarreal
  • Reiner Jesus – 71 – Loan, Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund
  • Everton – 81 – Gremio to Benfica

As these are only our predictions, don’t put too much stock into that list, but we would be surprised if at least a few of these players don’t get OTW cards.

In the meantime, you can check out @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter for all the latest news and updates regarding FIFA 21.