FIFA 22 Update 1.27 Released

FIFA 22 1.27 Update

EA Sports has released the FIFA 22 update 1.27, with several bug fixes and a few gameplay changes.

The patch was released for PC platforms earlier this month and is now available to download on consoles.

Check out the full FIFA 22 1.27 patch notes below.


Fifa 22 Update 1.27 Patch Notes


Made the following changes:

  • Increased the likelihood of a knuckle ball shot occurring when requesting a high powered shot while the ball is 0.67 meters/2.2 feet away from the ball carrier.
  • Added the new Ball Roll Cut 180 Skill Move that can be performed by players with a 4 or 5 star Skill Move rating.
  • Greatly increased the accuracy of low and mid powered Low Driven Shots.
  • Significantly reduced the reach of attempted shot blocks by AI controlled players.
  • Significantly decreased the range required for a defender to attempt a tackle without being requested to do so.
  • Increased the distance between the defender and the ball carrier when the defender is requested to Contain or Teammate Contain.
  • Slightly increased the effectiveness of Finesse Shots in potential goal scoring situations in which the ball carrier is not under heavy pressure from a defender or goalkeeper.
  • Increased the speed at which the ball travels at following a low or mid powered header.
  • Increased the speed at which the ball travels at following a chipped header.
  • Lowered the ball trajectory that can result from a chipped header.
  • Slightly increased animation speeds when dribbling, Agile Dribbling, and Strafe Dribbling.
  • Slightly increased the animation speed of Reverse Stepover, Stepover, and Body Feint Skill Moves.
  • Slightly reduced the reach of attempted shot blocks by human controlled players.

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Addressed the following issue:

  • The Compare Price functionality did not always provide search results when used on some Stadium and Consumable Items.


Addressed the following issue:

  • One of the default Avatars was not wearing shoes on the selection screen, and if that Avatar was selected, shoes could not be equipped to them.

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FIFA 22’s Shapeshifters Team 4 Revealed

Fifa 22 Shapeshifter Team 4

FIFA 22’s Shapeshifters promotion enters its final week with the release of Team 4.

The FIFA 22 Shapeshifters promo began four weeks ago with the launch of the Shapeshifters Team 1 squad. The promotion offers special player items with upgraded attributes and position changes.

There has also been a collection of FIFA 22 Shapeshifters player items released as Squad Building Challenges and objectives.

The release of the Shapeshifters Team 4 squad shut down the rumors of the Futties promo starting this week, that promotion is expected to drop next week.

Fifa 22’s Shapeshifters Team 4
  • LW: Abedi Pele (98)
  • RW: Antonio Di Natale (97)
  • RB: Ivan Cordoba (97)
  • CAM: Joe Cole (96)
  • LW: Clint Dempsey (94)
  • CAM: N’Golo Kante (98)
  • CB: Kyle Walker (95)
  • CM: Matthijs de Ligt (95)
  • CDM: Thomas Delaine (93)
  • LB: Alexis Claude-Maurice (93)
  • ST: Pepe (92)

Team 4 of the Shapeshifters promo was officially released on Friday, July 8, 2022 and will be available in packs for a week.



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Shapeshifters Team 3 Is Live On FUT 22

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 3

Shapeshifters Team 3 was added to FIFA 22 Ultimate Team today. The cards will be available in packs for a week, then taken off the market.

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.

This release has 11 new cards that will replace the second team in FUT packs.

David Ginola, Franck Ribéry and Marcus Rashford headline the squad. The most expensive card is the 98-rated Franck Ribéry, which currently runs around 4.8 million FUT coins.

Shapeshifters Team 3 Squad
  • ST: David Ginola (98)
  • CB: Mario Gomez (95)
  • CAM: Freddie Ljungberg (94)
  • CAM: Morientes (93)
  • RM: Lars Ricken (91)
  • LW: Franck Ribéry (98)
  • CAM: Marcus Rashford (98)
  • CF: Leroy Sané (96)
  • RWB: Federico Valverde (95)
  • CDM: Felipe Almeida Monteiro (93)
  • LWB: Marc Cucurella (92)



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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

You can find updates here as they become available.



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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 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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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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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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