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18 Jan 2021

FIFA 21 Winter Refresh – Released Date, New Cards, Player Upgrades, ICON SBCs & more

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Winter Refresh

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Predictions

We are likely to see some new ratings this winter on FIFA 21 as many players across the world deserve an increase.

This should happen during the Winter Refresh, which should also bring an awesome new promo squad too!

Release Date

EA’s Winter Refresh could signal the end of Season 3 on FUT 21, meaning we will see it on Friday, 12 February.

The rating updates and potential new ICON SBCs or Swaps would also be introduced during the new season, so it would make sense for this to be the first promo of Season 4.

Winter Refresh

The Winter Refresh brings with it a host of updates on FIFA Ultimate Team.

Last year’s event brought new ICON Moments players, a Winter Refresh promo squad and new League SBC and Objectives.

SWAP! Thierry Henry is the main event in ICON Swaps Set 1
SWAP! Thierry Henry is the main event in ICON Swaps Set 1

We expect all this and more this time around, with some new ICON Swaps to replace Set 1 that expire at the same time as Season 3 ends.

All this excitement will come alongside some updated base cards for players that are deserving an upgrade to their current OVR.

Predictions

It is still early days, but the Winter Refresh could bring with it some awesome new players to keep in line with the power curve.

Last year we saw a 91-rated Christian Eriksen and a 90 OVR Zlatan Ibrahimovic (with 88 Pace) released in the promo team.

BEAST! This card was almost unstoppable last year
BEAST! This card was almost unstoppable last year

The team was made up of new transfers and in-form players, so we could see some crossover between the Ones to Watch players and Winter Refresh.

Looking to ICONs, we would love for one of the Brazilian stars to become available. With the likes of Kaka, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo potentially on offer, EA could send the FUT Community crazy.