*UPDATED* FIFA 20 Pre-Season GUIDE: FIFA 21 Impact Explained, UCL & UEL Road to the Final Cards, Best Of, TOTY, TOTS, SBCs, Objectives, Loading Screen, News & more
EA’s title is set to go out with a bang whilst getting us warmed up for the next instalment in October.
The Pre-Season promo offers you the opportunity to unlock FIFA 21 content early, giving you that little bit extra to play for!
Latest News – RTTF Greenwood SBC!
We have another new SBC to add to the Pre-Season roster, and it’s a biggie!
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has received a 94-rated card as the Red Devils booked their place in the quarter-finals on Wednesday night.
The SBC will only last for two days though, so you better act fast!
RTTF Mkhitaryan & Fati!
We got not one, but two brand new Road to the Final cards available in-game!
First FIFA 21 Objectives!
EA has awarded each FUT user a five-player TOTY loan pack, the contents of which you will need to use in order to complete the new ‘Pre-Season’ objectives.
Completing the objectives will earn you a Rare Players Pack for your current club, and a five-match, 500 coins and a coin boost for when you get started in FIFA 21!
The objectives are as following:
- Play 3 matches in any FUT game modes with at least 3 TOTY players in your starting squad
- Score 2 goals with TOTY players in any FUT game mode
- Assist with a TOTY player in any FUT game mode
What is the Pre-Season Promo?
According to the official press release from EA, Pre-Season will “breathe new life into the UEFA Champions and Europa League Road to the Final as those competitions prepare to restart, all the while table-setting for a tremendous year of FIFA 21 to come.”
Much like the Summer Heat promo, there will not be a squad of players going into packs, rather centring on how player can finish FIFA 20 strong and get a headstart on FIFA 21.
Here’s the top-line features from the Pre-Season promo:
- Objectives and SBCs allowing users to unlock both FUT 20 and FUT 21 rewards
- Upgrades for Champions League & Europa League special items still competing in the tournaments
- Obtainable new Road to the Final UCL/UEL items
- ‘Champions League Showdowns’, the return of the popular Summer Heat SBCs where players will get the choice of one player from one team in a real-life UCL match or a player from the opposing side – the team that wins’ player will get a +3 upgrade
- More ‘Best of’ FUT 20 players in packs, including for the first time ever, the re-release of Team of the Year items after the initial TOTY campaign.
How does Pre-Season impact FIFA 21?
The Pre-Season promo will allow FIFA 20 players the opportunity to get a head start on their FUT 21 club by earning rewards that will help you get started when the game drops on Wednesday, 9 October!
Completing selected Objectives and SBCs will allow users to unlock the following FUT 21 items:
- x2 Coin boosts (5 games x 500 coins)
- FUT 20 Icon Home Kit
- FUT 20 Future Stars Kit
- Anchor Chemistry Style
- Engine Chemistry Style
These items will become available during the first two and a half weeks of Pre-Season, with plenty more to follow!
It is a Pre-Season promo after all!
A selection of the most exciting moves of the summer will be showcased in FIFA 20, with special items released honouring those big money moves after they make the switch to their new club!
We’ve not seen this before!
During the halftime breaks of select Champions and Europa League matches, EA will be releasing limited-time puzzle SBCs into FIFA 20.
The rewards for these SBC’s haven’t been revealed, but we’re hoping for some big packs!
Champions League Showdowns
The Summer Heat Showdown campaign went down a treat during EA’s last promo and it’ll return in this Pre-Season promo.
FUT players will get the choice of one player from one team in a real-life UCL match or a player from the opposing side.
The player from the winning side IRL will receive a +3 upgrade to an already boosted special card!
RTTF Tournament Boosts
It’s been a frustrating time for those of you who kept hold of those RTTF cards despite the long delay on the resumption of the elite European competitions.
Well EA have rewarded you for your patience! Any existing RTTF items from teams still competing in the Champions or Europa League will receive a +3 OVR ratings boost.
These cards are still eligible for further upgrades depending on how far their teams progress in their respective competition.
There will also be new cards arriving via SBC’s and Objectives, but these will be part of the pre-existing Road to the Final promo, rather than brand new cards – with Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde the first to drop.
Best of FIFA 20
The Pre-Season promo will be focusing on content that is already in-game, meaning that there will be no new squad arriving.
There is also the addition of the ‘Best of’ which features the re-release of the Team of the Year items for the first time.
This has started with TOTY Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold being re-released as part of TOTW 43.
The Pre-Season Promo loading screen dropped in Ultimate Team and gave away a few clues.
However, many eagle-eyed fans have noticed that the promo’s artwork bears a resemblance with the new FIFA 21 cover art.
This was the first clue that there was to be a tie-in with FIFA 21.
READ MORE: Everything you need to know about FIFA 21