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Major changes to FUT 80+ upgrade SBC requirements in FIFA 20

Published: 11/Feb/2020 23:28

by Bill Cooney

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Major changes to FIFA 20 Ultimate Team’s Squad Building Challenges will allow players to submit a greater variety of items for the 80+ Player Pick Upgrade SBs.

SBC’s are key for players who want to make money and unlock top tier cards, and the latest changes could make it easier for them to do just that.

With the first Future Stars squad also revealed by EA SPORTS and becoming available in Ultimate Team packs on February 11, FIFA fans have even more valuable player cards to try and collect.

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SBCs give FUT players a good way to unlock more powerful cards.

Following the update, players will now be able to submit UEFA Champions League Rare items on SBCs that previously only accepted Gold Rare items.

“Moving forward, you are now able to submit your UEFA Champions League Rare items on SBCs that would normally require Gold Rare items only,” EA announced.

The change is already reflected in-game – visiting this SBC in FUT 20 now shows UCL Rare cards as an option in the challenge requirements.

This is obviously a very positive change since UCL cards really don’t offer anything different from their regular counterparts other than the blue appearance.

Now, players who pack them always have the option of unloading the cards in this SBC, creating more opportunities to maybe get lucky.

We’ve already mentioned the new Future Star FUT Team revealed on February 11, which is now available for SBCs and will remain as some of the best players in FIFA 20.

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FIFA 20 Future Stars Team One FUT Squad

Another powerful card players will probably see going forward in FUT is Sergio Aguero’s January 2020 Player of the Month card, which is currently shaping up to be one of the most lethal striking options that the league has to offer.

Whatever cards FIFA fans choose to go after, they’ll have more opportunities to pick them up thanks to the SBC changes, which seem to be well-received by fans.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic blasts EA over FIFA 21 game face rights

Published: 23/Nov/2020 18:01

by David Purcell

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AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had the whole world talking about him due to his insane scoring run in Serie A, but has opened a new debate with FIFA 21 makers EA SPORTS over his game face rights. 

His team is sitting pretty at the top of the table in Italy’s top flight, and after scoring two goals in Milan’s 3-1 victory over Napoli on November 22, much of the talk surrounding the player was about a possible inclusion in Team of the Week 9.

That being said, if there’s one thing Zlatan does better than anybody, it’s control the conversation about him.

Ibrahimovic challenges EA over image rights

He certainly did that on November 23, as he took to Twitter to blast EA SPORTS for using his game face without “permission” – he says.

In a series of tweets, the player said: “Who gave FIFA EA Sport permission to use my name and face? I’m not aware to be a member of Fifpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird manouver. And for sure I never allowed FIFA.com or Fifpro to make money using me.

“Somebody is making profit on my name and face without any agreement all these years. Time to investigate,” he adds in a follow-up.

As expected, the move has sent shockwaves on the social media platform.

The Swede is accusing EA SPORTS of using his face to make money, though his club AC Milan actually signed an exclusive agreement this year to allow the developers to use accurate face scans for the entire team. The same goes for other EA Official Partner Clubs, such as Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

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AC Milan are one of many EA Official Partner clubs.

There appears to be some confusion about the situation, between player, club and developer, and this story is likely to be a developing one. Should we hear more from Zlatan or other official sources, we’ll be sure to keep this article updated.

Fans of AS Roma will know the feeling of seeing their club restrict devs from using their player likenesses and official club branding in FIFA 21. Should Ibrahimovic pursue this further from a legal standpoint, there’s a chance his likeness could also be restricted for FIFA games in the future.