26 Jul 2021 12:54 PM +00:00

FIFA’s most popular mode needs work ahead of FIFA 22

The official release of FIFA 22 is getting closer and closer!

So, what will the most popular game, Ultimate Team, have to offer in the upcoming game?

Check out what we know so far below.

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Latest news - Two more FUT Heroes revealed

EA has revealed the latest FUT Heroes to join the FIFA 22 roster during the pre-show at EA Play Live.

First up was former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Lars Ricken! Ricken is one of the heroes of the Borussia Dortmund team that won the 1997 UEFA Champions League, having scored just 16 seconds after being subbed on in the final.

The second new hero confirmed is Manchester United striker turned manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer!

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Ole won the Premier League and Champions League with Man Utd, scoring some crucial goals along the way.

Read more about FIFA 22's new FUT heroes here.

Watch official gameplay reveal

The next marker on the road to FIFA 22 is the spotlight showcase ahead of this year's EA Play Live.

The developers took us through Hypermotion Technology and what it is bringing to Next Gen consoles this year.

The event took place on Tuesday, 20 July at 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

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Ultimate Team Reveal Coming Soon

A full reveal for FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is coming soon according to EA's website, but for now this is what they have said.

"FUT 22 redesigns Division Rivals and FUT Champions to create a more accessible way to test your skills and progress against other players, gives you even more ways to make your club your own with new depths of customisation both on and off the pitch, and introduces FUT Heroes - the return of some of football’s most memorable players."

It seems as though a revamped Rivals and FUT Champions system will mix up the rewards next season, so keep your eyes peeled for more info!

Match Modes

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

Division Rivals

Arguably the most competitive game mode, we don’t think Division Rivals (and Weekend League) needs changing too much.

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

The FUT community would love better rewards, but the mode itself is solid as is. Adjustments to the co-op objectives would take the mode to new heights.

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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

FIFA 22 news is coming thick and fast, with one particular feature grabbing the community's attention.

Similar to David Beckham's free card last year, we are set to receive a load of "FUT Heroes" which represent a league they are most celebrated for.

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I NEED A HERO - There will be some new card types in FUT 22

The likes of Robbie Keane and Tim Cahill have been revealed already, with more FUT Heroes set to be confirmed next month.

Check out the new FUT Heroes here.

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Co-op

Probably the most disappointing aspect of FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

There were high hopes for co-op when it was introduced this season, but the lack of objectives available to complete in the mode has been dreadful.

If the Squad Battles, Rivals, and even FUT Friendly objectives were all available to complete while in co-op mode then the FUT community would be much happier.

To be fair to EA this has now changed, leaving plenty of room for growth in co-op as we believe it will go from strength to strength.

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.

FIFA 22 Trailer

The official FIFA 22 trailer has finally been revealed!

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The reveal trailer has got fans hyped for the upcoming release, featuring cover star Kylian Mbappe, along with top talents Trent Alexander-Arnold and Christian Pulisic.

The trailer gives us an idea of how EA will implement real-life player movements into FIFA 22 gameplay.

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