Before that happens, however, the TOTS Warmup Series has come, giving us some time to prepare for the upcoming promo.
The Warmup Series has brought us plenty of SBCs but this begs the question - which SBCs should you actually be completing?
We're taking a look at which SBCs you should avoid or complete in order to maximise your club's efficiency ahead of TOTS.
SBCs to complete
EA has dropped some brilliant SBCs during the Warmup Series so far, with many seemingly coming in at a brilliant price.
The Daily Login Challenges are great value, requiring just eight Silver Commons and three Gold Commons, rewarding you with a Two 81+ Rated Rare Players Pack each time you complete it.
Similarly, the league specific challenges (for example the Serie A League Challenge) are very cheap and provide you with a Premium Players Pack from the specific league.
EA has also released an 81+ x11 Upgrade for each major league. This one is a little more expensive but is well worth completing for each league.
You should save these league specific packs until the particular TOTS squad is out, giving you a better chance of packing a TOTS card.
Finally, we recommend completing any 'EFIGS Upgrades' that EA releases over the next few days (for example the 83+ x5 EFIGS Upgrade).
The EFIGS packs contain players from the Premier League, Ligue 1, Serie A, Bundesliga and LaLiga.
SBCs to avoid
For now, you should not complete ANY Icon Squad Building Challenges.
First of all, the Icon SBCs usually require you to submit 10-20 different squads, with several in the high 80s.
This means that, unless you have the most stacked club in the game, you will submit almost all of your fodder in just one single Icon SBC.
This is the same fodder that will be essential during the Team of the Season promo, with EA set to release guaranteed TOTS upgrades for the different leagues.
Secondly, all of the current Icon SBCs expire long after the TOTS promo will end, so you can choose to come back and complete one if you wish to do so.
The only Icon SBC which expires before the TOTS promo begins is the Prime Icon Player Pick, but we would also recommend avoiding this one.
And finally, the Icon Swaps 3 campaign is now underway, meaning you can unlock some of the best Icons in the game for FREE and without using your untradeable cards.
We have many key dates for the Team of the Season schedule already, so check them out below:
- Community TOTS Vote - Sunday, 17 April - Wednesday, 20 April
- Premier League TOTS Vote - Friday, 22 April - Monday, 25 April
- Bundesliga TOTS Vote - Wednesday, 27 April - Sunday, 1 May
- Week #1 - Community TOTS - Friday, 29 April
- LaLiga TOTS Vote - Tuesday, 3 May - Friday, 6 May
- Week #2 - Premier League TOTS - Friday, 6 May
- Week #3 - Bundesliga TOTS - Friday, 13 May
- Week #4 - LaLiga TOTS - Friday, 20 May
- Week #5 - Ligue 1 TOTS - Friday, 27 May
- Week #6 - Serie A TOTS - Friday, 3 June
- Week #7 - Ultimate TOTS - Friday, 10 June
The Ultimate TOTS will bring the TOTS campaign to a close with the very best cards included from across the different leagues.