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GameStop reveal the 10 most popular pre-orders after E3 2019

Published: 20/Jun/2019 12:06 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 12:51

by Paul Cot

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E3 2019 shared some exciting details surrounding some of the most anticipated upcoming games, but which of those are the most popular? The pre-order numbers are in. 

GameStop, the largest video game retailer in the world, have shared their top 10 most pre-ordered games that were showcased at E3. The list can be seen below:

  1. Call of Duty Modern Warfare
  2. Pokemon Sword/Shield
  3. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  4. Cyberpunk 2077
  5. Borderlands 3
  6. Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  8. Gears 5
  9. Super Mario Maker 2
  10. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Call of DutyModern Warfare unsurprisingly tops the list…

Surprise surprise, Call of Duty is top

Call of Duty’s 2019 game, Modern Warfare, didn’t have the exposure it has had at past E3 events. Nevertheless, the brand speaks for itself and when there is a list and Call of Duty is involved, the iconic shooter usually finds itself at the very top.

The game has already created attention for itself by creating a campaign that supposedly makes it previous most controversial campaign “No Russian” look like a “Pixar film”. Reports since have indicated that the Modern Warfare campaign is already changing because parts are so “disturbing”.

Pokemon games are always popular…

Pokemon in at #2

Somewhat predictably, the new Pokemon game comes is the second most pre-ordered game. The introduction of the eighth generation of Pokemon has been hyped for several years now, and in November 2019 fans will finally get the chance to experience it themselves. 

However, while pre-orders are clearly looking healthy right now, many fans were actually left rather disappointed by what they saw at E3. The biggest news to come from the event was that the National Pokedex won’t be included – and this could see pre-orders drop.

CD Projekt RedThe appearance of Keanu Reeves will no doubt boost Cyberpunk 2077 sales…

Cyberpunk behind Final Fantasy VII

The new Cyberpunk 2077 game has been years in the making and the hype for the game would have only been amplified by the appearance of Keanu Reeves at E3. 

Despite the celebrity factor, the Final Fantasy VII Remake is currently receiving more pre-orders which is testament to the popularity of the original.

NintendoSuper Mario Maker 2 comes out next week…

Super Mario Maker surprisingly low down

The second Super Mario Maker game has been heavily promoted by Nintendo and the game’s reception at E3 was remarkably positive.

Even so, it could be argued that the game still lags behind the likes of Gears of War 5, Borderlands 3 and fellow Nintendo Switch game, Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

BethesdaThe Elder Scrolls 6 will sell well but is still years away from release…

More games to come

Of course this list only shows games that appeared at the E3 trade fair. There are plenty of other huge releases to look forward to that have yet to be announced.

Among those are GTA 6, which will no doubt even knock Call of Duty of its perch when it’s available to pre-order. Elsewhere, there’s the hugely anticipated Elder Scrolls 6 game to look forward to and a Microsoft exclusive Fable 4 game.

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FIFA 21 Rulebreakers Team 2 live: Start time, player leaks, predictions

Published: 30/Oct/2020 13:50

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS is on the brink of announcing FIFA 21 Rulebreakers Team 2, which goes live on October 30, and some players have been leaked ahead of time. 

Coming into the Halloween season, FUT fans were expecting Ultimate Scream to make a triumphant return for the fourth year in a row. Instead, EA blindsided everyone with an all-new FIFA 21 promo: the “Rulebreakers” event.

The first team was stacked full of swapped stars too. Harry Kane’s monster pace upgrade was the headline, but other boosts ⁠— Dries Mertens, Douglas Costa, and Radja Nainggolan among them ⁠— turned older FUT cards into terrifying FIFA 21 beasts.

The second half of the Halloween promo, Rulebreakers 2, is set to drop later this week  ⁠— here’s everything we know about the second boosted squad so far.

FIFA 21 Rulebreakers Team 2 leaks

Inter Milan's Lukaku FIFA 21 card rating
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Lukaku wasn’t happy about his FIFA 21 rating on his base card, but it looks like he’s about to get a Rulebreaker.

A few players appear to have been leaked ahead of team for FIFA 21 Rulebreakers Team 2, and it looks like great news for fans of the Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A again.

According to fut.investments on Instagram, who has been bang on now for weeks, the following will feature:

  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Toni Kroos
  • Sergio Aguero

This will be a huge boost for Man City supporters, as Aguero suffered significant pace downgrades for the release of EA’s flagship title. Now, given that Kane was boosted heavily in Team 1, it looks lik the little Argentine is next.

When will “Rulebreakers 2” be released?

Rulebreakers 2 is just over the horizon now ⁠— if the in-game dates EA SPORTS has already loaded into the Ultimate Team backend are correct, the second half of the Halloween promo team should arrive on Friday, October 30 (6pm BST). 

This new team should stick around for a week. That means any special packs, challenges, and promo deals that hit Ultimate Team will last until November 6.

FIFA 21 Rulebreakers
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The first Rulebreakers team was fairly stacked — will Rulebreakers 2 be the same this week?

Rulebreakers Team 2 predictions

When the event goes live, you will be able to see how many predictions we got right. Based on the leaks we have so far, it looks like we were on the right lines. 

  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
  • Vitolo (Atlético Madrid)
  • Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)
  • Hulk (Shanghai SIPG)
  • Sergio Aguero (Man City)
  • Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
  • David Silva (Real Sociedad)
  • Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
  • Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21 Rulebreakers Team 2. Make sure if you’ve got some Ultimate Team coins saved up you keep them in your back pocket; there is sure to be some cracking Halloween cards on the way!

We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.