How to get free FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers card: Upgrades explained

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Qatar 2022 may be over, but FIFA 23 players can still earn a free World Cup History Makers card to add to their squad. Here’s how to get your FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers card in FUT and how the upgrades work.

World Cup content has taken over FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, and players are being treated to new promos and special items inspired by Qatar 2022. Path to Glory cards give fans the opportunity to drastically upgrade their team, while World Cup Swaps offers a boatload of in-game objectives to work through.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, as EA are handing out free FIFA 23 History Makers cards inspired by the greatest show on earth.

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Here’s how you can get your hands on a free FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers item in Ultimate Team, as well as how they will be upgraded.


What are World Cup History Makers in FIFA 23?

World Cup History Makers are brand-new items in FIFA 23, celebrating the stars of Qatar 2022 as well as the national team legends that have come before them. There are 12 World Cup History Makers in total, and each one is tied to a FUT Hero or Icon from the same nation.

Check out all of the FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers and their Hero or Icon players below:

  • Kylian Mbappe and Zinedine Zidane (France)
  • Virgil van Dijk and Robin Van Persie (Netherlands)
  • Federico Valverde and Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
  • Joao Felix and Luis Figo (Portugal)
  • Jude Bellingham and David Beckham (England)
  • Kai Havertz and Rudi Voller (Germany)
  • Christian Pulisic and Clint Dempsey (USA)
  • Pedri and Xabi Alonso (Spain)
  • Wataru Endo and Hidetoshi Nakata (Japan)
  • Jordan Ayew and Michael Essien (Ghana)
  • Raul Jimenez and Rafael Marquez (Mexico)
  • Salem Al Dawsari and Saeed Al Owairan (Saudi Arabia)

These new items can’t be earned through traditional FUT packs and will be given out by EA if players meet the criteria.

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How to get free World Cup History Makers in FIFA 23

Getting hold of a World Cup History Maker in FIFA 23 is relatively straightforward, as they are awarded to anyone who played the game anytime before Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

After this date, the first time they log in, FUT players will find a pack on the store which will contain a random World Cup History Maker to add to their squad permanently. It will also come with their corresponding FUT Hero or Icon from the same nation on a seven-game loan.

FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers upgrades

These cards will have the same stats as their usual player ratings when they come out of packs, but will then receive two +1 upgrades. The first arrived on January 13, while the second is scheduled for February 14.

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It’s unclear if more upgrades are scheduled as the season progresses, but the World Cup stars could easily become key players in many FUT squads once their ratings are increased.

For more on FIFA 23, be sure to check out our other guides:

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