20 Sep 2021 5:06 PM +00:00

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: NEW Pitch Notes reveal EXCITING updates

FIFA 22 is just a matter of days away, with the EA Play Trial in beginning this week!

On top of ratings, other FUT news has been coming thick and fast.

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For everything you need to know about Ultimate Team, continue below.

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Latest news - FIFA Playlists revealed

All the songs coming to FIFA 22 have been confirmed by EA ahead of the full release.

Once again there are two playlists, with VOLTA receiving a longer playlist with a more "gritty underground" vibe.

FIFA 14 classic 'Love Me Again' by John Newman has been remixed and is back for another season and we can't wait.

Check out the FIFA 22 Soundtrack reveal here.

Early Access

EA Play members can play a 10-hour trial starting Wednesday, 22 September.

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EA Play Pro players will have full game access on the PC, also starting Wednesday, 22 September.

People who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition will have full access from Monday, 27 September, 4 days before the worldwide launch.

During Early Access you’ll find the following content:

  • An untradeable 80-84 OVR Player Pick and a 10 game loan Team of the Week (TOTW) player earned via special Early Access Objectives.
  • Team of the Week #1 with boosted Items highlighting the best performing players from the previous week’s footballing action. Plus the first Featured TOTW Item of FUT 22. More on that later.
  • A limited-time Early Access Live FUT Friendly where you can compete for pack rewards
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There will also be an exclusive OTW Player SBC, only available during Early Access.

Ones to Watch Secrets

Some OTW cards will be eligible for a 'Wins to Watch' boost, giving them +1 OVR if their team wins 5 out of their next 10 games.

Mini-releases mean there will be more OTW cards than before, with additional cards coming out on Sundays to add to the respected OTW teams.

If you have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 you are guaranteed an OTW item, and who it could depend on when you open it.

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We haven't had confirmation on who will be included in what team, but if Messi, Ronaldo, and Lukaku make OTW Team 1, you will want to be opening your pack early.

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Performance-Based Programs

To try and keep Team of the Week cards relevant for more of the year, EA has brought in a new feature.

Featured TOTW items have come to the game, which will earn a bigger boost than regular TOTW items.

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The base card must be rated 80 OVR or below to qualify for this, and future performance-based cards will use this new rating and add to it.

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Preview Packs from the start

After bringing in Preview Packs towards the end of the season, EA will be using them once again.

The Premium Gold Pack and Premium Silver Pack will both have preview versions, so you can check before you buy.

FUT Web App

One of the best ways to stay on top of your FUT squad is by using the FUT Web App.

Buy and sell players on the go in this easy-to-use app, as well as manage your squads. It can save you bags of time fiddling about in-game.

This will be launching for Web on Wednesday, 22 September, and then Mobile on Thursday, 23 September.

Ratings reveals underway

Kylian Mbappe did the honours and got the FIFA 22 ratings underway - with the Frenchman receiving a +1 upgrade for FIFA 22.

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LEADING FROM THE FRONT - Mbappe revealed his own FIFA 22 rating

Other players like Heung min Son, Christian Pulisic and Jude Bellingham have been revealed - with EA "formally" kicking things off from Monday, 13 September.

Check out some of the ratings so far in the Top 100 right here.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Trailer

Match Modes

We can’t see EA making sweeping changes to the match modes, but they could use some tinkering.

Division Rivals & FUT Champions

For those who play comeptitively in Ultimate Team, Division Rivals FUT Champs will feel much less of a slog.

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SUPERSTAR - Rodrygo is likely to play a role in many FUT promos to come

FUT fits around your schedule this year, with the qualification process overhauled.

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Squad Battles

For those who prefer to play online, it can be monotonous and time-consuming, especially when trying to complete objectives.

This is another mode that needs the injection of co-op in its objectives to become a really enjoyable FUT mode.

FUT Friendlies

EA has started to use FUT Friendlies for their objectives, and so far, we have loved it.

Having to assemble new teams has actually been refreshing from the meta squads we see on a weekly basis, although some of the ‘score in x number of games’ objectives have created new issues.

Icons

We saw the FUT 100 introduced on FIFA 21, and with the addition of David Beckham there are now 101 legendary players available in Ultimate Team.

We want to see more added too, and we think Wayne Rooney has a great chance of being included after his transition into management.

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100 UP - There are now over 100 legends in the game

There are plenty of other players who could be included too. After the likes of Xavi and Fernando Torres were added to FIFA 21, we have high expectations.

Take a closer look at potential FIFA 22 Icons.

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FUT Heroes to get upgrades?

Already a new feature, FUT Heroes could have an additional secret identity.

EA confirmed they will be in the game from worldwide launch throughout the entirety of the game.

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I NEED A HERO - New card types are coming for FUT 22

They have teased that additional versions may also become available, so watch this space.

Check out the new FUT Heroes here.

Serie A integration

EA has announced an exclusive partnership with Italy's Serie A, meaning 14 of the Italian top-flight will be exclusive to FIFA 22.

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Integration with Ultimate Team will also arrive, meaning we will see Serie A POTM items for the first time.