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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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FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS: What to Expect

FIFA 22 UltimateTOTS

FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS is the last leg for this year’s end-of-season promo, culminating with the best players across the event being put back into packs.

Here’s everything we know about what FIFA 22 has in store for the event, from the release date to the players we expect to feature.

What is FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS?

Ultimate TOTS brings the best players from across the event back into packs for one final week, giving fans one last chance to pull some of FIFA 22’s best cards.

It will primarily be made up of players from the five major leagues; Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Ligue 1, and Serie A.

Fans can also expect a host of Flashback Squad Building Challenges and objectives to complete during the week, as well as regular lightning rounds in the FUT Store.

FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS release date

EA has confirmed that Ultimate TOTS will cap this year’s event, starting on Friday, June 10. The returning cards will replace the Serie A TOTS in packs at and remain there for the week.

On June 17, the Ultimate TOTS will leave packs and be replaced by whichever promo EA has lined up next, so your window is limited if you want to pull some of the game’s best cards.

FIFA 22 Ultimate TOTS predictions

Certain superstars are almost guaranteed to show up. With that in mind, here is our predicted 15-man squad:

  • Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – GK
  • Joao Cancelo (Manchester City) – LB
  • Marquinhos (PSG) – CB
  • Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) – CB
  • Achraf Hakimi (PSG) – RB
  • Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) – CDM
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – CM
  • Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) – CM
  • Pedri (Barcelona) – CM
  • Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax) – CM
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – CF
  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – ST
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – ST
  • Mohammed Salah (Liverpool) – RW
  • Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) – LW

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FUT 22 Team of the Week 35 Cards Are Live

TOTW 35

Team of the Week 35 cards are live and can be pulled in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs today. Kevin De Bruyne is this weeks top star, with the set including players with overall ratings ranging from 84 to 94.

The TOTW promotion revolves around releasing cards of upgraded version of players who stood out during real-life games over the past week. The cards being added today will be replaced next week, so you have a limited time to pull them from packs.

Team of the Week 35’s Top Cards

The best cards are 94-rated Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City, 89-rated Theo Hernández from Milan, 88-rated Wissam Ben Yedder from Monaco, 87-rated Jamie Vardy from Leicester City, and 87-rated Domenico Berardi from Sassuolo.

De Bruyne is the priciest card of the group, currently going for around 300,000 FUT coins.

Pulling a player you do not want is not a total loss, the TOTW cards can be used to complete squad-building challenges. Many of the SBC challenges ask for at least one TOTW card as part of the solving conditions, so make sure you check the challenges before selling off a TOTW player you don’t want.

Here’s the full list of all of the TOTW 35 cards added to FIFA 22 Ultimate Team:

First team

  • GK: 84-rated Rui Silva (Everton)
  • LB: 89-rated Theo Hernández (Milan)
  • CB: 86-rated Jonathan Tah (Bayern Leverkusen)
  • CB: 85-rated Joel Matip (Liverpool)
  • CAM: 94-rated Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  • RM: 86-rated Jonas Hofmann (Borussia M’gladbach)
  • RM: 84-rated Jarrod Bowen (West Ham)
  • CM: 84-rated Wataru Endo (VfB Stuttgart)
  • ST: 88-rated Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco)
  • ST: 87-rated Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
  • RW: 87-rated Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo)

Bench

  • GK: 82-rated Stefan Ortega (Bielefeld)
  • RB: 83-rated Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli)
  • LB: 84-rated Alfonso Pedraza (Villarreal)
  • LM: 84-rated Sebastián Blanco (Portland Timber)
  • CM: 81-rated Adrien Thomasson (Strasbourg)
  • ST: 85-rate Georgios Giakoumakis (Celtic)
  • ST: 80-rated Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba (Al Ain FC)
  • CAM: 75-rated Rodrigo Riquelme (Mirandés)
  • RW: 78-rated Jonathan Levi (IFK Norrköping)
  • ST: 76-rated Marcel Bär (1860 München)
  • ST: 74-rated Karol Angielski (Radomiak Radom)
  • ST: 73-rated James Scott (Hibernian)

 

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team TOTS Swaps Token Program Released

FIFA 22 TOTS

The FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps 1 event is underway. The rewards have been revealed including Icons and TOTS player picks.

EA Sports have released the first FIFA 22 TOTS Swaps token program, with a second swaps program coming in the near future.

The FIFA 22 Team of the Season is into its second week, with the Community TOTS, EFL TOTS, and Premier League TOTS squads already being released into packs. Traditionally the TOTS squads feature some of the best cards of the year. In collaboration with the TOTS promo, EA has released a Swaps program to help boost the possible rewards for FUT players.

The Swaps token program gives FUT players the chance to earn tokens through Squad Building Challenges and Objectives, which can be swapped for themed rewards at a later date. The first token can be claimed by logging in to FUT between May 6 and May 27.

25 tokens are set to be released throughout the duration of the TOTS Swaps 1 event. This is the fourth FUT promo so far in FIFA 22 that has included the Swaps token scheme, having already been featured in the FUT 22 Future Stars, Winter Wildcard, and FUT Birthday promos.

Here are all the FUT Team of the Season Tokens Released so Far:

1: Samuel Guibert

  • Release Date:  May 6th 2022
  • How to Unlock: Free Token by entering the game
  • Expiration Date: N/A

2: Markus Wallner

  • Release Date: May 6th 2022
  • How to Unlock: Objective TOTS Moments De Gea / Winner in Eight
  • Expiration Date: May 13th 2022

3: Nils Piwernetz

  • Release Date: May 6th 2022
  • How to Unlock: SBC Premier League TOTS Challenge 1
  • Expiration Date: May 9th 2022

4: Sami Belkorchia

  • Release Date: May 6th 2022
  • How to Unlock: Objective TOTS Saka / Fine Feet
  • Expiration Date: May 16th 2022

5: Ivan Saravanja

  • Release Date: May 7th 2022
  • How to Unlock: Objective Premier Cup (Needs 3 Wins)
  • Expiration Date: May 20th 2022

6: Diego Guti

  • Release Date: May 8th 2022
  • How to Unlock: Objective TOTS Willock / Scoring Style
  • Expiration Date: May 15th 2022

7: Gonzalo Miceli

  • Release Date: May 9th 2022
  • How to Unlock: SBC Premier League TOTS Challenge 3
  • Expiration Date: May 11th 2022

8: Jonatan Braut-Brunes

  • Release Date: May 10th 2022
  • How to Unlock: BC EFL TOTS Upgrade
  • Expiration Date: May 14th 2022

9: Facundo Ferrero

  • Release Date: May 11th 2022
  • How to Unlock: BC Premier League TOTS Challenge 4
  • Expiry Date: May 14th 2022

 

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FIFA 23 Update: Will Look Familiar Despite the Upcoming Name Change

FIFA 23

EA FC is coming after FIFA 23 but for now its status quo.

EA Sports and FIFA decided to end their nearly thirty-year partnership, announcing the decision earlier this week. Instead, EA will rebrand the franchise as EA Sports FC.

FIFA 23 will be the final game that EA and FIFA will release as part of the partnership. Considering the recent news, and given that a FIFA World Cup is happening in 2022, players are wondering if FIFA 23 will have a World Cup mode.

FIFA 23 World Cup mode

In a blog post announcing some of their upcoming plans for the franchise, EA confirmed that FIFA 23 will have World Cup content. So despite the uncertainty surrounding the long-term changes to the franchise, players now know they’ll get their fill of World Cup content in FIFA 23.

The 2022 Qatar World Cup is also on the horizon, it will be played in the winter as opposed to the summer. This means that FIFA 23 could launch with World Cup content.

Ultimate Team World Cup content in FIFA 23

There is very little information out right now on FUT 23 content. In FIFA 2018, World Cup content was added to the game as a free downloadable add-on. We can expect something similar in FIFA 23 and probably more.

In FIFA 2018, Ultimate Team underwent a World Cup makeover, and fans are clearly excited at the prospect of a World Cup Ultimate Team mode in FIFA 23. We are almost certain to see special World Cup packs at multiple points throughout the year.

 

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EA Sports FC Coming in 2023

EA Sports FC

FIFA 23 will release this year, but it will be EA Sports FC after that.

EA has announced that the FIFA series will change its name after FIFA 23, ending a partnership that has been in place since 1993.

EA Sports announced the change in a blog post, stating that there will be more information coming about the first EA Sports FC in July 2023. “This new independent platform will bring fresh opportunity – to innovate, create and evolve,” reads a statement from EA Sports representative, Cam Weber.

Despite dropping the name license, EA Sports FC will keep FIFA’s league, club and player licenses, including 19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100+ stadiums and 30 leagues. FIFA itself has not released a statement at time of writing.

EA Sports vice president David Jackson released an important statement regarding the change: “In terms of things that they’ll miss, players will notice only two things: The name and a World Cup piece of content every four years. Outside of that, very little will change about the things they know, and love about the current FIFA products.”

EA had previously said it was exploring the idea of renaming the series, and trademarked the EA Sports FC name, but this is the first time it’s been officially confirmed.

Previous reports suggested that FIFA wanted to charge EA $1 billion every four years to use the name. A name mired in controversy for many years, including major corruption scandals.

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