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Why FIFA 20 players think ICON Refresh event is coming soon

Published: 20/May/2020 14:59 Updated: 20/May/2020 15:14

by David Purcell


Ultimate Team players are already preparing themselves for a brand new ICON Refresh event in FIFA 20, even if nothing has been confirmed just yet. That said, the clues are certainly stacking up.

EA SPORTS have kept club owners very busy in recent times, with the arrival of the Team of the Season So Far (TOTSSF) promo, although that’s clearly not enough for some members of the community – digging for bits about what is to come next in-game.

One of the biggest rumors circulating among the player base at the moment is that of an ICON Refresh event. While not confirmed in any way, shape, or form, there have been some details leaked that have sent some alarm bells ringing.

A data miner, who goes by the name of FUT Watch on Twitter, has been leaking things ahead of time consistently throughout the current promo.

The leaker has told players about upcoming Squad Building Challenges having been added to the game’s code, such as retro kit details, and more – all of which has been accurate.

Their latest leak has also raised eyebrows, as some of the upcoming SBCs will require the likes of TOTW, Moments, and TOTSSF cards in order to unlock their rewards. We don’t know the rewards just yet, though some have came to their own conclusions already.

Following that revelation, players have been wondering about what this could mean for the future, with some coming to the conclusion that only something as expensive as an ICON card would be worth the trade.

May 21 is expected to be the release date for FIFA Mobile’s Icon Refresh, but this code was found in the PC version of the game, which has led to some speculation about its potential arrival on all platforms.

As seen in a tweet below from FUT Donk, players are expecting big things. The user even included a screenshot of an official post from FIFA Mobile that shows flag teasers for new ICON players, which could arrive as the TOTSSF event is drawing to a close.

Whether or not these teased ICONs will arrive in the game for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC version remains to be seen. Should they be added, though, we would expect them to arrive as very expensive SBCs based on the leaked information we have seen so far.

That said, should EA announce anything else based on the event – or the possibility of fresh cards coming to FUT 20 – we’ll be the first to let you know. Until then, follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for more news, leaks, SBC guides, and more – all in one place.


How to complete Alessandrini Flashback SBC in FIFA 21: solutions & cost

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:44 Updated: 28/Nov/2020 20:29

by Bill Cooney


A new Flashback SBC is available in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team for French Winger Romain Alessandrini, celebrating his goal-studded 2017-2018 seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

SBC’s are a great way to fill out your card collection in FUT, and if you’re in need of something new on the outside, Alessandrini might be just the man you’re looking for.

Now playing for Chinese Super League team Qingdao Huanghai, the Winger notched two of the best seasons in his career while playing for the LA Galaxy in the MLS (13 goals in 2017 & 11 in 2018), which this new Flashback card harkens back to.

Fans who played Ultimate Team in FIFA 18 will remember how good the Frenchman’s cards were – almost everyone had either his first or second In-Form on their bench as a super-sub, and his nationality made it easier to even start him, for those who wanted to.

Alessandrini FIFA 21 Flashback card in-game stats

Alessandrini Stats
Stats for Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

To start off, just check out that 92 Pace on an 85 OVR card. You really couldn’t ask for anything better with 91 Sprint Speed and 93 Acceleration. Shooting, Passing, and Dribbling also all clock in at high to mid-80s as well.

Defending and Physicality are his weak points, but the good news is that there’s only one single challenge you have to knock out in order to wrap up this SBC and grab the fleet-footed Frenchman’s new card for yourself.

Alessandrini Flashback SBC requirements, solutions, cost.

Altogether these tasks should run you around 92,000 to about 105,000 FUT Coins to complete, which isn’t too shabby at all considering the Acceleration and Sprint Speed stats he’s packing. The full requirements are listed below:

Romain Alessandrini

  • Number of players from France: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11

Below are a couple of the cheapest solutions we’ve found to this Flashback SBC, and to make things even easier they don’t require any loyalty to complete.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 1

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 1
A cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Alessandrini Flashback Solution 2

Alessandrini Flashback SBC solution 2
Another cheap solution to Alessandrini’s Flashback SBC in FIFA 21.

Now that you know all there is to know about how to knock this SBC out, the only question left is: is it worth it? Looking at the stats alone, especially that 92 Pace, we’d definitely say this SBC is worthwhile if you can afford to complete it.

If you can muster up the coinage prior to the challenge expiring on Friday, December 4, then definitely look into it because this could be a highly-coveted super-sub that you can’t get your hands on later.

As always, be sure to follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA 21 news, updates, leaks, and SBC solutions as they happen.