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FIFA 22 Summer Swaps

FIFA 22 Summer Swaps

The FIFA 22 Summer Swaps token program is live, with a large selection of pretty great rewards available to redeem.

The Swaps program gives FUT players the chance to earn tokens through Squad Building Challenges, Objectives and the FUT Store, which can be swapped for rewards at a later date.

The Summer Swaps event features 50 available tokens making it the biggest swaps promotion ever.

EA has released 12 tokens for FUT 22 so far. Players will be able to redeem the Summer Swaps Tokens between Friday, June 24 and Friday, July 29. The first token can be claimed by logging in to FUT between June 24 and July 25. Below is the Summer Swaps token tracker and the full lists of rewards available.

Swaps Token Tracker
  1. Jamie Reid – Free Gift by logging into FUT (expires: 7/25)
  2. Kristian Opseth – Shapeshifters Challenge 5 SBC (Expired)
  3. Jelle Duin – Complete the ‘Shapeshifters Delaney: Across the League’ Objective (expires: 7/2)
  4. Stefan Blanaru – Shapeshifters Challenge 6 SBC (expires: 6/29)
  5. Leo Mikic – Complete the ‘Summer Swaps I: Eredivisie’ Objective (expires: 7/11)
  6. Theo Archibald – Complete the ‘Summer Swaps I: Eredivisie’ Objective (expires: 7/11)
  7. Soren Tengstedt – Complete the ‘Summer Swaps I: EFL Championship’ Objective (expires: 7/11)
  8. Rudolf Ndualu – Complete the ‘Summer Swaps I: EFL Championship’ Objective (expires: 7/11)
  9. Isak Jansson – Complete the ‘Summer Swaps I: Premier League’ Objective (expires: 7/11)
  10. Elliot Embleton – Complete the ‘Summer Swaps I: Premier League’ Objective (expires: 7/11)
  11. Samuel Alabi – Complete the ‘Summer Swaps I: Ligue 1’ Objective (expires: 7/11)
  12. Anssi Suhonen – Complete the ‘Summer Swaps I: Ligue 1’ Objective (expires: 7/11)
  13. Maximiliano Araujo – Complete the Shapeshifters Challenge 5 SBC (expires: 6/30)

    Below is a full list of rewards available to redeem with the Summer Swaps Tokens earned. These rewards will be available in FUT 22 between Friday, June 24 and Friday, July 29.

Redeemable Rewards
  • 1 Token – 25x 82+ Rated Players Pack
  • 2 Tokens – 25x 83+ Rated Players Pack
  • 3 Tokens – 25x 84+ Rated Players Pack
  • 4 Tokens – Icon Moments Schmeichel
  • 5 Tokens – 20x 85+ Rated Players Pack
  • 7 Tokens – Shapeshifters Player Pick (1 of 3)
  • 9 Tokens – 91+ EFIGS TOTS Player Pick (1 of 4)
  • 10 Tokens – Shapeshifters Kimpembe (92 OVR)
  • 15 Tokens – 93+ Shapeshifters Player Pick (1 of 5)
  • 17 Tokens – 95+ EFIGS TOTS Player Pick (1 of 3)
  • 20 Tokens – Prime Icon Moments Cafu
  • 23 Tokens – 95+ Shapeshifters Player Pick (1 of 5)
  • 25 Tokens – 92+ Icon Moments Player Pick (1 of 3)
  • 27 Tokens – Shapeshifters Kimpembe (95 OVR)
  • 30 Tokens – 96+ EFIGS TOTS Player Pick (1 of 5)
  • 33 Tokens – Prime Icon Ronaldinho
  • 36 Tokens -94+ Icon Moments Player Pick (1 of 4)
  • 40 Tokens – Prime Icon Moments Zidane

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FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2 Squad Revealed

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2 squad has been revealed, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos featuring.

Following the conclusion of the FIFA 22 TOTS promo, EA Sports began the release of the Shapeshifters promo with the release of Team 1.

Shapeshifters Team 2 has now been revealed, and the promotion is really picking up steam. Man U forward Ronaldo has been given a 99-rated LW Shapeshifters FUT card, Marcelo has a 97-rated ST card and Sergio Ramos was given a 96-rated ST special player card.

For those who aren’t familiar, Shapeshifters is a position change focused promotion where players are given high end out of position cards.

Here is the full FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2 squad.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2 squad
  • LW: Cristiano Ronaldo (99)
  • ST: Marcelo (97)
  • ST: Sergio Ramos (96)
  • RF: Timo Werner (96)
  • CAM: Stephan El Shaarawy (96)
  • CF: Silas Katompa Mvumpa (95)
  • CM: Jesus Corona (94)
  • CB: Kieran Tierney (94)
  • LWB: Roberto Pereyra (93)
  • CB: Marko Arnautović (92)
  • CDM: Daley Blind (91)

 

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FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 1 Squad Revealed

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters

Following the conclusion of the TOTS promotion, EA has confirmed the released of its FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 1, with the cards being released into Ultimate Team packs starting Friday June 17th.

For those who aren’t familiar, Shapeshifters is a position change focused campaign where players get high end out of position cards for FIFA Ultimate Team.

Messi, Hazard, and Heung-Min Son feature in the Shapeshifters Team 1 squad.

Shapeshifters Team 1 squad
  • CF: Lionel Messi (99)
  • St: Heung-min Son (97)
  • CAM: Eden Hazard (96)
  • ST: Alphonso Davies (96)
  • LW: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (95)
  • CM: Youcef Atal (95)
  • CDM: Leonardo Spinazzola (95)
  • CB: Pierre Kalulu (94)
  • RW: Jeremiah St. Juste (93)
  • CB: Nordi Mukiele (92)
  • LB: Hector Bellerin (92)

It’s likely that the FIFA 22 Shapeshifters promo will feature two teams, Team 1 and Team 2, so we should see Team 2 released into packs on Friday, June 24, 2022.

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FIFA 22 Being Added to EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

FIFA 22 Added to EA Play & Game Pass

Stating June 23rd the latest entry in the Fifa franchise will be available on the Play List and Game Pass Ultimate members, who get EA Play access as part of their subscription.

The Play List is EA’s archive of titles, which can be played by anyone with an EA Play subscription or an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.

Currently EA Play offers a 10-hour game trial of FIFA 22, but that will be replaced with the full game on June 23.

FIFA’s addition means that all of EA Sports‘ 2021 sports titles – FIFA 22, Madden NFL 22, NHL 22 and F1 2021 – are available as part of the EA Play subscription.

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FIFA 23 Leak: Major Changes Coming for Ultimate Team

FIFA 23 LEAK

Ultimate Team will be receiving some new content this year, with new Icons and FUT Heroes being added to the roster. It also appears FIFA 23 fans will see a significant shift in a major core feature, after it was revealed that Ultimate Team’s position change functionality is set for a reset.

According to respected FUT leakers, FIFA 23 will overhaul how position modifiers work, an Ultimate Team feature that has gone untouched for years.

In FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, as well as previous releases, position changes are restricted. Cards can be packed or bought to alter a player’s positioning, such as converting a LM to LW, or CAM to CM.

This is all set to change in FIFA 23 if the leaks are to be believed. The information that was leaked states that FUT 23 players will have secondary positions that they can play in, based on how they play in real life.

This would mean that a winger that has also been deployed through the middle can be converted to a striker, which if true opens up tons of options for squad building and chemistry links.

Changes will be still be achieved through an in-game consumable, but it will be a generic card instead of a specific position switch.

We’ll have to wait for the first in-depth trailer to see the change in action, and fans will be able to try it for themselves during the FIFA 23 beta.

 

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FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS Has Landed

FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS

The FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS team is set, capping off the FUT Team of the Season promo.

The FIFA 22 TOTS event has seen TOTS squads for 15 different leagues across the world being released into packs over the last few weeks. In recognition of their great seasons, players like Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Vinicius Junior have all received boosted TOTS player cards in FUT 22.

The FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS squad takes the highest-rated TOTS players from their respective leagues and includes them in one squad, with those players being put into packs one last time before the promotion ends.

The following players are featured on the squad.

FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS
  • CF: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
  • RW: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
  • ST: Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • ST: Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  • CM: Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
  • CM: Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • LW: Rafael Leao (Milan)
  • CM: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • LW: Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
  • CF: Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
  • CB: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
  • CM: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
  • CB: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)
  • CB: Ruben Dias (Man City)
  • LB: Joao Cancelo (Man City)
  • LB: Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)
  • CB: Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • ST: Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco)
  • CAM: Lucas Paqueta (Lyon)
  • CDM: Aurelien Tchouameni (AS Monaco)
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
  • GK: Mike Maignan (Milan)

Lionel Messi is not featured, marking the first time the megastar did not make the squad.

 

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FIFA 22 MLS TOTS Announced

FIFA 22 MLS TOTS
EA has released the FIFA 22 MLS TOTS, and New England Revolution stars dominate list.

The MLS TOTS was determined via a vote from the FIFA 22 community, with the New England Revolution totaling three players on the squad. 2021 Landon Donovan MVP winner Carles Gil received the biggest bump with a rating boost of 95.

The players chosen will receive a skill boost and upgraded player items in FIFA 22, as well as a TOTS card which will be available in FIFA Ultimate Team.

The complete list of MLS TOTS players is as follows:

  • Carles Gil CAM (OVR 95)
  • Hany Mukhtar LF (OVR 94)
  • Valentin Castellanos ST (OVR 93)
  • Joao Paulo CM (OVR 92)
  • Johnny Russell RW (OVR 91)
  • Walker Zimmerman CB (OVR 91)
  • Jack Price CDM (OVR 90)
  • Claudio Bravo LB (OVR 90)
  • Brandon Bye RB (89)
  • Yeimar Gomez Andrade CB (OVR 88)
  • Matt Turner GK (OVR 88)

 

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Report: FIFA 22 Packs Use “Arsenal Of Tricks” To Exploit Players

FUT 22 Packs

A report on loot boxes, written by the Norwegian Consumer Council, has targeted FIFA 22 packs for misleading players about their odds of getting rewards.

The NCC states that the companies use “layers of virtual currencies to mask or distort real-world monetary costs”.

The report, published on May 31st, is an investigation into “how the gaming industry exploits consumers using loot boxes” and identifies FIFA 22 as a case study for this type of behavior. It goes on to accuse developer EA of employing “a wide arsenal of tricks to push consumers into spending as much time and money as possible exploiting consumers hope to receive the reward despite a minuscule chance and likelihood to do so.”

According to the NCC FIFA 22 markets its packs by trying to trigger players’ fear of missing out, and claims that EA’s transparency regarding odds are “meaningless probability disclaimers” that do not tell players the actual probability of getting specific cards.

Continuing on, the NCC claim that even when players get their desired reward from a pack, they rarely stay valuable due to “the FIFA gameplay cycle” that introduces stronger cards as the year goes on.

“This creates a continuous gameplay loop, where players are continuously encouraged to open packs in the hope of obtaining upgraded cards to keep up with other players.”

Another major talking point is the reports claims that FIFA‘s pack probabilities are “dynamically generated”. They “can potentially be manipulated in real time based on any number of factors, all with the objective of incentivizing and maximizing spending”. Because there are no listed odds players on the verge of halting purchases as a result of bad luck could be artificially given a high-value card in an effort to bring them back.

In summary, the report says “it appears obvious that the design and mechanisms driving in-game purchases in these games are predatory, manipulative, and exceedingly aggressive, targeting consumer vulnerabilities at every opportunity.”

The report has been backed by 20 consumer groups across 18 companies, urging governments across the world to regulate loot boxes. The report calls for gaming companies to be banned from “using deceptive design to exploit consumers” and says in-game currencies should “always be denominated in real-world currency.”

It adds that games likely to be played by minors should not offer loot boxes for real money, nor should they include pay-to-win mechanics. The report also calls for more transparency on algorithms and better ways for consumer enforcement authorities to enforce these rules.

If these steps do not alleviate the identified issues, the NCC says governments should “consider a ban of paid loot boxes”.

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Report: Big Changes Coming to FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

FIFA 23 Leaks

Rumors and leaks are pointing towards the popular game mode being set for big changes to the chemistry system in FUT 23.

Players Ultimate Team squads are typically limited by two things, the amount of coins they have and their squads chemistry. The latter can impact the ability of the team if certain conditions are not met.

To build team chemistry in Ultimate Team FIFA users currently have to play their players in their correct positions, while also having links to other players in the other positions. These links include that the players play in the same league, for the same club or represent the same nation. Chemistry is rated up to a score of 100 on Ultimate Team and should the team’s chemistry be below 100, it will negatively impact all of the players on the team, reducing their effectiveness.

Recent leaks on social media suggest that chemistry could be getting a major overhaul for FIFA 23. Reputable FIFA Ultimate Team trader @WeaverImBMW4er claims that the information he has received shows the ‘Chemistry’ system will be replaced by a new ‘Stars’ system in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

The reported changes suggest that EA will be reducing the restrictions that are in place with the current chemistry system, allowing players to be more creative with their team without taking a hit to their squads overall effectiveness.

FIFA 23 is expected to be released later this year, in what will be the last EA Sports FIFA title.

 

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Who will be FIFA 23 cover star?

FIFA 23 Cover Athelete

FIFA 23 will be released later this year, but we still don’t know which player will be the FIFA 23 cover star.

Kylian Mbappe has been the guy for the FIFA franchise for the past two years, and the expectation is that he holds that title again for FIFA 23.

EA Sports has confirmed partnerships with UEFA, Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga following the decision to end their partnership with FIFA after almost 30 years. EA however did not announce an agreement of continued partnership with Ligue 1 after FIFA 23, which could see Mbappe be replaced as the cover star.

So if it’s not Mbappe on the cover, then who?

PSG, Liverpool, Man City, Milan, Inter and Real Madrid all have exclusive deals with EA so their players are most likely to feature on the cover. With that in mind EA could tab someone like Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior, Manchester City’s Phil Foden or Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold.

We’ll have all the details as soon as the FIFA 23 cover athlete is announced. Who do you want to see on the cover?

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