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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 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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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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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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