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.
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
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.
FIFA 21 Champions Edition cover art
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.
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.
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.
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.