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FIFA 20 Carniball: Release date, Preview, Predictions, Cards, SBCs, Objectives, explained, rumours, leaks & more

EA has been delivering on the FIFA 20 Ultimate Team promo front this year, with the Winter Refresh, Prime Icon Moments, Headliners and Shapeshifters.

However, they aren't done yet - with carnival season commencing last week, FIFA 20's Carniball will be dropping soon!

This promo will celebrate the famous carnivals held all around the world over the next few months.

The special boosted cards will be made up of players that hail from the carnival-celebrating countries.

Keep reading to find out more.

Carniball Release Date

We expected this event to start on 6 March 2020 - the event should run for a week and end on the 13 March 2020.

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We saw Shapeshifters drop recently and we expect FUT Carniball will arrive shortly after.

Expected Content

During the Carniball promotion, we can expect a tonne of content in FUT, including:

  • Carniball Team
  • Carniball Player SBCs
  • Flashback/Player Moments SBCs
  • Pack SBCs
  • Repeatable Upgrade SBCs
  • Carniball Season Objectives
  • Packs and Lightning Rounds

Carniball Team

Last year in FIFA 19, we had a squad of 14 items released into packs, with players selected from the eight major Carnival countries, these being: 

  • Brazil (Rio De Janeiro)
  • France (Nice)
  • Belgium (Binche)
  • Italy (Venice)
  • Argentina (Buenos Aires)
  • USA (New Orleans)
  • Spain (Cadiz)
  • Germany (Cologne)

With significant upgrades anticipated on these selected players to reflect the spirit of creativity, fun and celebration of Carnival, expect the Carniball team to include some meta-altering cards!

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Below you can find last year's Carniball squad, and there were some massive inclusions! 

FIESTA THROWBACK: There were some incredible cards in last year's promo

Carniball Player SBCs

Expect a good number of player SBCs to be released during the promotion, including some players who aren't included in the original squad.

In FIFA 19 there was eight Carniball player SBCs released, with each player being from a featured Carniball nation.

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Last year we had Antonio Rüdiger, DeAndre Yedlin, Benjamin Mendy, Thiago, Giacomo Bonaventura, Hulk, Anthony Limbombe and Alejandro Gómez.

Flashback/Player Moments SBCs

As seen in a number of promotions of late, expect to see some Flashback and Player Moments SBCs dropped during the Carniball promotion.

These will look back at previous Carniball cards, as well as potential Carniball themed Player Moments cards.

Pack SBCs

Expect there to be some pack SBCs dropping, allowing players to obtain some decent packs at a cheaper rate.

Last year we saw a handful of Carniball Challenge SBCs released around the featured Carniball nations, and we expect to see something similar again.

Repeatable Upgrade SBCs

Despite not seeing any repeatable upgrade SBCs in FUT19’s Carniball promo, we expect to see a few released this year.

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81+ Packs would be a likely release, allowing players to continue opening packs from SBCs in an attempt to pack the new Carniball cards.

Carniball Season Objectives

Last year during Carniball, we had tonnes of weekly objectives available, with four cards released during the promotion. Expect the same sort of content to feature this year via Season Objectives.

TIME TO PARTY: Expect around four players released via Season Objectives

Packs and Lightning Rounds

Being a FUT Promotion, expect packs to be sold throughout, and a few lightning rounds throughout peak times in FUT, i.e. weekends from 6-8pm UK.

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