FIFA 22: When will Icon Swaps Set 1 be released in Ultimate Team?

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EA has treated us to plenty of brand new promos in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team this year, but it's about to get a whole lot more exciting with Icon Swaps on the way!

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Find out exactly when the first set of Icon Swaps will be released in FUT 22.

Latest - Release date revealed!

We finally have official confirmation of the release date of Icon Swaps 1 in FUT 22, and it looks like they'll be arriving sooner than expected!

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Thanks to the latest Ultimate Team loading screen, we now know that Icon Swaps 1 will be released on Wednesday, 15 December at approximately 1pm ET / 6pm GMT, so set your watches for then!

Icon Swaps 1 will most likely be broken down into two releases, with the initial objectives being followed by more after around a month, letting you accumulate a total of 18 tokens.

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What are Icon Swaps?

Icon Swaps is a promo that EA runs multiple times throughout the FUT calendar.

Icon Swaps allows players to earn tokens through gameplay objectives (Squad Battles, Division Rivals & FUT Friendlies) that can be used to claim icons and pack rewards via SBCs.

How to prepare for Icon Swaps 1

Now that we’ve seen what EA released for Icon Swaps in FIFA 21, we can predict how best to prepare for the objectives this year.

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RIDICULOUS REWARDS - Icon Swaps allows players to unlock the very best cards in FUT

First Owned Requirement was brought back in for FUT 21, with Icon Swaps Objectives being tailored towards Friendlies with various squad restrictions, so make sure you:

  • Save good players from the Top 5 Leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A & Ligue 1)
  • Save good players from popular Nations (Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium)
  • Complete Loan SBCs for usable meta cards from Top 5 Nations & Top 5 Leagues