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How to recognize FIFA 21 pack animations for walkouts, in-forms & ICONs

Published: 9/Oct/2020 13:56

by Connor Bennett


Ripping through packs in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team and want to know what you’re going to get beforehand? Well, there are specific animations that you need to look for, and we’ve laid them out. 

Each year, FIFA fans rush to Ultimate Team and open packs so that they can get a leg up on the competition once things start to settle down. 

Players will invest serious amounts of money in order to get the players they want, and will rip through packs like no one’s business. 

While the packs offer a surprise, given that you don’t know exactly what’s coming, there is a way to spoil things just a little if you don’t want that level of suspense. 

FIFA 21 pack animations

If you haven’t opened a pack yet, yes, the animations from previous FIFA’s are back but they’ve been given a little bit of a change for FIFA 21.

They can be difficult to recognize at first, given that there is so much going on, but YouTuber DannyAaronsFUT has pointed out the simple tip-offs that you need to look at to tell the difference between a non-rare, rare, board, and walkout. 

FIFA 21 rare player pack animation

When it comes to spotting the difference between a non-rare and a rare, the YouTuber points out that the key lies in the corner of the image that shows on the door.

If it doesn’t glow before the door opens, you’re in for a non-rare and the animation will end quickly. On the flip side, if it does glow, you’ll be getting a rare player.

FIFA 21 rare player animation
YouTube: DannyAaronsFut
It’s a small but noticeable difference between a non-rare and rare player.

FIFA 21 walkout animation

As for walkouts, boards, and everything else, it does get a little tricky. You’ll get the typical flag, position, and club flashing up on screen before the reveal, but there are other things to look out for. 

For a non-board, there will be a small light at the end of the tunnel on the floor. In terms of a board player, the whole tunnel will be dark and just smoke. 

As for getting a walkout, the door holds the key. Danny notes that you need to look to the left-hand side of the door. If one light doesn’t show, like the image below, you’re in for a walkout.

FIFA 21 walkout animation in Ultimate Team
YouTube: DannyAaronsFut
The left side of the screen holds the key to getting a walkout.

As the year of FIFA 21 unfolds, these animations will change ever so slightly to accommodate different promos, so we’ll be sure to keep this updated.

You can find all the latest news, leaks, and updates over on our Twitter accounts – UltimateTeamUK and FUTWatch.


How to complete FIFA 21 Ibrahima Niane POTM SBC (Player of the Month)

Published: 23/Oct/2020 10:04

by David Purcell


EA SPORTS have unveiled the first Ligue 1 Player of the Month card of this game’s life cycle, with FC Metz’s firing striker being rewarded for his red-hot form. So, let’s look at how you can complete the new FIFA 21 Ibrahima Niane POTM SBC, with details on price and solutions. 

This is just one of a bunch of players to be named POTM for their respective leagues, with the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ansu Fati, and Andrej Kramaric picking up the prize for September.

As for the French top flight, the month was all about Niane, as the 6ft2 talisman made his mark on the Ligue 1.

The winner was announced on October 22 on the official EA SPORTS FIFA Twitter account, seen below, posting a short video compilation of his goals.

Now we know how his card shapes up, let’s take a look through the FIFA 21 Niane POTM SBC requirements.

FIFA 21 Ibrahima Niane POTM SBC


If you’re looking to add the speedy Senegalese sniper to your team, here’s the full list of requirements.

  • Players from Ligue 1: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60
  • Players in the Squad: 11

Cost and solution

Cost: 40,000 to 45,000 coins (FUTBIN)


FIFA 21 Niane SBC
Here’s how to complete this challenge and get Niane POTM in FIFA 21.

So, there you have it! That’s how you can complete this FIFA 21 Ibrahima Niane POTM SBC challenge for a relatively low price.

This is going to be a huge addition to the arsenal of players using Ligue 1 or hybrid squads with French league players, much like the new Laurent Koscielny Flashback SBC – which is still live for a limited amount of time.

For the price you can get him for, Niane looks to be a decent acquisition – especially if you compare this challenge to some that have gone before it. For more FIFA 21 news, tips, and guides follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK.