FIFA 23 - Christmas promo LEAKED with fan-favourite event to hit FUT soon

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The 2022 Qatar World Cup is the only topic of discussion at the moment within FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, with plenty of promo content dropping daily.

However, as the festive season approaches it looks like FUT 23's Xmas promo has already been leaked via social media.

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The Christmas-themed promotional event in Ultimate Team is always one of the most exciting in the FUT calendar and this year will be no different.

Take a look at which event EA has reportedly selected for the festive season below.

Christmas come early

According to @FUTZONEFIFA on Twitter, the Winter Wildcard event will be the FIFA 23 Christmas promo.

This is supported by the fact that EA has recently added a Winter Wildcard Kit to the Ultimate Team database.

This is usually a good indicator that the item will be released into FUT in the coming days or weeks.

Whilst this may just be a Kit that is unlockable via Objectives or a Squad Building Challenge, all the hints are pointing towards a full-on Winter Wildcard promotional campaign in FUT 23.

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The Winter Wildcard campaign will not only bring us at least one batch of special items in packs as well as SBC and Objective cards but also a new Swaps system, as we say in FUT 22.

Back in FIFA 21, we saw EA introduce the underwhelming FUT Freeze promotion, which was received poorly by the FUT community and subsequently replaced the following year by the Winter Wildcard event.

Many fans had hoped for the return of FUTmas, however, the Winter Wildcard campaign promises to be an exciting one this winter.

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What is the Winter Wildcard promo?

The Winter Wildcard promo will involve EA selecting a group of fan-favourite players and handing them significant one-time upgrades.

In addition to the rating boosts, EA will also be giving selected cards positions changes and new attributes as well as skill move and weak foot upgrades.

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STACKED SQUAD - FUT 22's Winter Wildcard Team 1 did not disappoint
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Last year, Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar Jr headlined the Team 1 squad with an incredible 93 OVR striker item that boasted five-star skill moves and a five-star weak foot.

Liverpool's defensive midfielder Fabinho was transformed into a centre-forward and handed appropriate boosts to match his new role.

The likes of Kingsley Coman, Adel Taarabt and Leonardo Spinazzola had their skill moves or weak foot star ratings adjusted.

Release Date

We can expect the Winter Wildcard promo to take over from the ongoing World Cup campaign around the time of the competition's end.

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So, the Winter Wildcard promo could kick off on Friday, 16 December, two days before the World Cup final in Qatar.

The first set of special items will be released into packs at the usual time of 1pm ET / 6pm GMT on release day.