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Mystery FIFA 20 Pre-Season promo could unlock FIFA 21 rewards early

Published: 24/Jul/2020 23:24

by Bill Cooney

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A mysterious new FIFA 20 promo being teased could allow players to unlock rewards that will carry over to FIFA 21, before the game even comes out.

On July 24, a new promo began to be teased for FIFA 20 called “Pre-Season,” obviously hinting at the next upcoming FIFA Ultimate Team season.

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The countdown indicates that this next promo, whatever it is, will begin on July 29 at about 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST, but provided little else.

There’s nothing outright explaining what this event will be, although most believe that it’ll be a way for players to unlock rewards they’ll be able to use in FIFA 21, which seems to be the likeliest scenario.

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There is some debate about whether giving players the chance to earn rewards for FIFA 21 before the game releases is actually a good thing or if it could end up dampening player’s hype when the next game actually comes out.

Some argue that the Pre-Season promo, if it is what most people are theorizing, could make one of the most exciting parts of a new FIFA release in FUT – the initial grind to keep your team in tip-top shape – less important.

But the chances of EA giving out end-game cards this early on for FIFA 21 are slim to none for those getting worried, there will probably be some decent cards for sure, but nothing absolutely out of this world or overpowered.

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Mbappe cover of FIFA 21
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Don’t expect a high-rated Kylian Mbappe card as part of the Pre-Season promo.

This event is coming at an interesting time in the FIFA 20 life cycle, since the July-August period is when things usually die down as players get ready for the beta, demo, and full launch of the next title.

However, FIFA 21 isn’t due to be released until October 6, a couple of weeks later than usual, so this is clearly an effort from EA to keep users interested and playing the current game a little longer, and what better way to do that than by linking it to the upcoming title.

We won’t have too long to wait to see what this “Pre-Season” promo contains so even though there’s plenty of speculation floating around right now, we’ll definitely know more within a few days.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.

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Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

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The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.

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Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.

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These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

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This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.

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There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!

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TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, guides, and more.