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Mbappe named FIFA 21 cover star with three insane game cases

Published: 22/Jul/2020 16:25 Updated: 22/Jul/2020 16:37

by Jacob Hale

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French starlet Kylian Mbappe has officially been confirmed as the cover star for FIFA 21, gracing the Standard, Champions and Ultimate Editions of the game — and making them some of the best FIFA covers we’ve ever seen.

EA SPORTS dropped the traditional style of imagery for this year’s cover, following in similar footsteps to that of fellow EA game Madden with a more abstract work of art — making Mbappe look nothing short of the best in the game.

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The news was announced just one day after a leak appeared to reveal a number of potential cover stars — Mbappe included. The other possible names were Haaland, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joao Felix.

FIFA 21 Standard Edition cover art

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The Standard Edition isn’t quite as slick as the others, but still looks better than covers we’ve seen in the past.

The Standard Edition of the game is the cheapest, and while it looks great, isn’t as interesting as the more expensive editions.

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FIFA 21 Champions Edition cover art

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The Champions Edition features Mbappe’s signature cross-arm pose.

The Champions Edition of FIFA 21 sees a more relaxed Mbappe, doing his signature cross-armed pose alongside other text and images of himself as well as an aerial shot of PSG’s iconic Parc des Princes stadium.

The Champions Edition is the middle-of-the-pack edition of the game, and EA SPORTS went all in on the top-tier…

FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition cover art

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The Ultimate Edition has definitely turned some heads.

Finally, the Ultimate Edition might just be the best FIFA cover we’ve ever seen — and, ironically, without a football in sight. In fact, without the text, you might not know it’s a FIFA game at all.

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The black and white theme, with Mbappe himself looking straight out of a fashion magazine, might just make the Ultimate Edition worth the extra money.

So, what do you think? Are you tempted by the Ultimate Edition, or leaning more towards the Standard one? Let us know by tweeting us at @UltimateTeamUK.

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

Published: 7/Oct/2020 13:17

by Jacob Hale

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.