FIFA 20: FUT Birthday COUNTDOWN – Release date, Loading screen clues, card predictions, leaked content, SBCs, packs, news & more
With Ultimate Team turning 11 years old, when will the celebratory promo arrive and what can we expect?
EA finally confirmed that FUT Birthday would be coming to FIFA 20 Ultimate Team at 6pm GMT / 2pm ET on Friday, 27 March.
The celebratory promo will mark FUT’s 11th birthday and include a load of new content.
Below we’ve outlined everything you need to know about the promo ahead of its release.
Also, be sure to follow our live updates for all the breaking news on the new promo.
FUT Birthday Release Date
As we’ve mentioned, EA tweeted this week confirming that FUT Birthday will finally be arriving to FIFA 20 Ultimate Team this week.
Fut Birthday will arrive in FIFA 20 on Friday, 27 March 2020 at 6pm GMT / 2pm ET.
FUT Birthday Card Design
EA is really starting to build the anticipation for the promo, with a second tweet revealing FUT Birthday’s card design for FIFA 20.
The card features some vibrant colours with a sprinkling of celebratory confetti. But what else can we expect from the promo?
FUT Birthday Loading Screen
EA dropped a new loading screen for FUT Birthday in the build-up to the promo.
Three cards have been teased so far, but with little clues to go for.
Loading Screen Clues
Although there’s very little to go by, one Twitter user has had a stab at deciphering the clues.
Twitter user @inhutradiac1 believes Tanguy Ndombele, Kai Havertz and Quincy Promes are the three players.
FUT Birthday Expected Content
During the FUT Birthday promotion, we can expect a load of content, including:
- FUT Birthday Team
- FUT Birthday Player SBCs
- Flashback/Player Moments SBCs
- Pack SBCs
- Repeatable Upgrade SBCs
- FUT Birthday Season Objectives
- Loyalty and Login Rewards
- Packs and Lightning Rounds
FUT Birthday Squad Predictions
Here are the players we expect to feature in the FUT Birthday Squad.
FUT Birthday Explained
FIFA 19’s FUT Birthday Team included a squad of players themed around positional changes.
However, a positional change promo has already featured on FIFA 20 in the form of Shapeshifters.
Therefore, we’re expecting something a little different – perhaps the promo will revert to its old theme of featuring the most popular players in Ultimate Team.
FUT Watch tweeted recently with some leaked FUT Birthday content.
FUT Birthday Code
The first leak doesn’t look like much, however what you’re looking at is actually FIFA 20 game code.
You can see included in the code is a FUT Birthday banner, tifo and team.
It doesn’t give much away, but if nothing else it looks to confirm that FUT Birthday will be arriving this week!
FUT Birthday Kit
The next leak is a little more exciting as it reveals the FUT Birthday kit for FIFA 20’s promo.
There’s certainly a strong birthday theme to this kit, which will bring some vibrancy to your Ultimate Team.
For more leaked content, head to our full FUT Birthday Leak article here.
FUT Birthday Player SBCs
You can expect a number of further promo players to be released via SBCs.
Last year in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, we had 5 extra FUT Birthday players released via SBCs, these being Timo Werner, Ivan Perisic, Willian, Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Ramos.
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.