FIFA 21 Season 3: Release Date, ICON Swaps, Objectives, Headliners, TOTY, Rewards, Storyline Players & more

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A new year and a new season, EA are welcoming in 2021 with Season 3 on FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

There are plenty of new objectives and rewards to get stuck into, including a new set of ICON Swap objectives!

Release Date

The new year brings with it a new season on FUT 21.

Season 3 commenced on Friday, 1 January, bringing with it a host of new challenges and rewards.

ICON Swaps

The second instalment of ICON Swap objectives has arrived with Season 3.

This means more 'Golden Goal' grinding on FUT Friendlies!


Each season brings new objectives, with some running for the duration of the season.

There are 30 levels to progress through offering various rewards, with the first few levels super easy to achieve!

PL STAR! Hector Bellerin was the Season 2 EPL objectives star
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PL STAR! Hector Bellerin was the Season 2 EPL objectives star

There are also weekly objectives which give you the best chance to earn XP and rise through the levels quickly.

Check out what is in store for Season 3 Weekly Objectives here.

Storyline Players

The pinnacle of each season is reaching Level 30. This gives you an option of selecting one of three highly rated Storyline Players to add to your club.

There is also the choice of players at Level 15.

At Level 15, Cedric Bakambu looks to be the obvious choice, especially if you have picked up Anderson Talisca and Alex Teixeira already this season.

Of the big boys at Level 30, Chelsea's Christian Pulisic offers a quality Premier League option.


The first promo event of Season 3 has seen the return of Headliners to the Ultimate Team line-up.

Headliners boast dynamic OVR’s which will be boosted based on real-life performance cards such as Team of the Week (TOTW) and Man of the Match (MOTM).

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The big event we are all waiting for though is Team of the Year (TOTY)!

TOTY brings out the very best players and the best cards too! Last year saw three 99-rated cards released.

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