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FIFA 21 Road to the Final Team 1: Salah, Rashford, Oblak

Published: 6/Nov/2020 17:04 Updated: 6/Nov/2020 18:07

by David Purcell

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EA SPORTS have confirmed much of November will be all about the FIFA 21 Road to the Final promo in Ultimate Team, confirming a start date and a couple of players in contention for RTTF cards. 

The game’s developers have rolled out multiple promos already in FIFA 21, including their weekly TOTW program, Ones to Watch, Rulebreakers, and even Flashbacks too.

Next up is one based on the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, as we saw last year.

Here’s the team!

FIFA 21 Road to the Final Team 1

Road to the Final Team 1
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Here’s the first Road to the Final Team

The first Road to the Finals team is out and includes some big names and excellent cards. A new Rashford card will surely make waves in the meta, and Mo Salah gets a nice upgrade. For defense, Davies looks like he’s going to be a top tier back and Klostermann will be a good pickup on German teams. Oblak makes for a great addition as a LaLiga Keeper as well.

When does FIFA 21 Road to the Final start?

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Road to the Final is coming soon in FIFA 21.

On November 3, EA confirmed that the Road to the Final promo starts up in FIFA 21 on November 6. Just like other promo events, it will start up at 6pm (BST).

It will likely span over the next two weeks, with two different sets of cards released.

FIFA 21 RTTF SBC cards

On the same day of that announcement, they also revealed the first two players up for RTTF SBC contention.

The winner of Real Madrid’s game against Inter Milan would see their player handed a boosted card, which we now know will be Isco after his team won 3-2 in the CL Group Stage match.

It may have left people wondering what happens in the event of a draw. For future reference, a tweet from the devs said: “In the event of a draw, the player from the club higher in the group after Matchday 3 will get it”.

FIFA 21 RTTF SBC cards

Previously, the only one we knew for sure would be included in November 6’s team is Isco, which is a huge boost for teams full of Real Madrid or Spanish players.

Let’s take a look at our previous predictions and see how we did.

FIFA 21 Road to the Final predictions

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Liverpool will surely be one of the teams to be picked for the promo.

It’s difficult to say which specific players will be picked so early on, though we can certainly speculate about the teams selected.

  • Liverpool
  • Real Madrid
  • Manchester City
  • Chelsea
  • Manchester United
  • Barcelona
  • Ajax
  • Lyon
  • Napoli
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Bayern Munich
  • Sevilla
  • Arsenal
  • Roma
  • Juventus
  • Leicester
  • Feyenoord
  • Celtic
  • Lazio

When we have official card news, we’ll be the first to let you know. Stick with us @UltimateTeamUK and @FUTWatch for more details as we approach release time.

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FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 2: start date, Storyline cards, Icon Swaps

Published: 17/Nov/2020 5:48 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 6:32

by Isaac McIntyre

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FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 2 is just around the corner, and that means there’s a whole stack of new rewards, objectives, and Storyline cards to unlock. This time around, the new FUT season will bring something else too: Icon Swaps.

The first season of FIFA 21 is nearly up, with the expiry coming at the end of the week. That means Ultimate Team Season 2 should be firing up soon after.

Every new FIFA season brings with it Storyline cards, club rewards, untradeable packs, coin boosts, and plenty more. Season 2 will also add a little spice to the mix; Ultimate Team fans are expecting Icon Swaps 1 to launch in mid-December as well.

Here’s everything we know about FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 2 so far.

When will FIFA 21 Season 2 begin?

FIFA 21’s second season is set to arrive at the end of this week, following the conclusion of the 2020 title’s launch season. EA SPORTS has confirmed the new slate of rewards and FUT  objectives will begin on Friday, November 20.

The last season began in early October, meaning Season 2 should run for a similar length of time. That means Ultimate Team fans have until around early January to unlock the Storyline Cards, and work their way through all of Icon Swaps 1.

Every new FIFA season brings with it plenty of fancy club rewards.
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Every new FIFA season brings with it plenty of fancy club rewards.

Icon Swaps Set 1

There’s been no official confirmation from EA SPORTS that Icon Swaps 1 will be linked to the second Ultimate Team season, but considering they have confirmed it will be arriving in early December, it stands to reason they should be connected.

Icon Swaps should work the same as they did in FIFA 20; there’ll be a number of untradeable Icon cards available to unlock, for a price ⁠— unique “Icon Swap Token” puzzle cards.

These Icon Swap cards will be earned through SBCs, daily challenges, and long-standing objectives across Season 2. The higher-rated Icons will, of course, require more of the swap cards; some may even take the whole season to unlock.

We’ll make sure to update you when the Icon Swap picks have been confirmed.

The first batch of Icon Swaps are expected to arrive in FUT Season 2.
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The first batch of Icon Swaps are expected to arrive in FUT Season 2.

Ultimate Team Season 2 Storyline cards

FIFA 21’s second Ultimate Team second will also bring three new Level 30 ‘Storyline’ players, ultra-boosted FUT cards available to unlock through objective experience.

Predicting which players EA SPORTS will actually choose to become Storyline upgrades is a little tricky. There’s sure to be a Premier League player ⁠— it’s the game’s most popular league by a considerable length ⁠— and two more top-flight leagues besides.

Last time around, in Season 1, we had Marcel Sabitzer (Bundesliga) and Juan Bernat (Ligue 1) to pick from. Expect new La Liga and Serie A cards alongside the Prem in Season 2.

Here are our three Season 2 predictions:

  • Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan)
  • Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wolves)
  • Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid)
Lacazette got one of three Storyline cards last season... who will be next?
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Lacazette got one of three Storyline cards last season… who will be next?

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21 Ultimate Team’s second season, including all the Icon Swap 1 details, ahead of its release later this week.

Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter @UltimateTeamUK; once the season goes live we’ll make sure our followers know. We’ll also update this article with all Storyline cards, rewards, boosts, and objectives once they’re confirmed too.