FIFA 23: How do Fantasy FUT card upgrades work?

The Fantasy FUT campaign returned to FIFA 23 in style, with EA releasing incredible cards for both current players and FUT Heroes.

The Fantasy FUT campaign, which was originally introduced just last year, has injected another batch of dynamic items into the Ultimate Team database.

The likes of Eden Hazard, William Saliba and Marcos Llorente were the pick of the bunch, along with FUT Heroes David Ginola and Saeed Al-Owairan.

The dynamic nature of the items means that they can be upgraded after their release, depending on the real-life performances of the selected player and their team.

So, find out exactly how the Fantasy FUT card upgrades will work in FUT 23 below.

Fantasy FUT upgrades explained

We now know that the upgrade system is very similar to that of the FUT 22 promo, but with a few slight adjustments.

Fantasy FUT players received an initial upgrade at the campaign launch and are then eligible for a further +4 OVR upgrade, as well as the chance to add three new traits to their special card.

The image below shows you exactly how the FIFA 23 Fantasy FUT upgrades work.

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ALL THE WAY - Which players will claim a +4 OVR this year?

The FIFA 23 Fantasy FUT cards get a +1 OVR upgrade when:

  • The player makes three appearances in the next six matches.
  • The player's team wins one match in their next six games.
  • Attackers/midfielders score two goals or register two assists in the next six matches. Defenders/goalkeepers keep two clean sheets in the next six matches.
  • The player's team avoids defeat in the next six matches.

Fantasy FUT Hero upgrades explained

The Fantasy FUT Heroes upgrades work slightly differently from that of the current players' cards.

The Fantasy FUT Heroes have each been assigned a club that they are heavily associated with and their items are linked to the real-world performances of those teams.

The image below illustrates exactly how the FIFA 23 Fantasy FUT Hero upgrades work.

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LIVE HEROES - FUT Heroes have gained a whole new dimension

Fantasy FUT Heroes will get a +1 OVR upgrade when:

  • The associated former club gets one win in their next six domestic league games.
  • The associated former club avoids defeat in their next six domestic league games.

If both requirements are met, the Fantasy FUT Hero will also be given three new traits.

Fantasy FUT Team 1 & 2

Fantasy FUT Team 1 was released on Friday, 3 March, with former Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez picking up the highest-rated item in the squad.

Team 1 was as follows:

  • Alexis Sanchez (OVR 90)
  • Said Benrahma (OVR 89)
  • Alexander Isak (OVR 89)
  • Marcos Llorente (OVR 89)
  • William Saliba (OVR 89)
  • Milan Skriniar (OVR 89)
  • Fernando (OVR 88)
  • Fabian (OVR 88)
  • Dele Alli (OVR 87)
  • Angelino (OVR 87)
  • Christopher Trimmel (OVR 86)
  • Amath Ndiaye (OVR 86)
  • Armand Lauriente (OVR 85)
  • Kamal Miller (OVR 85)
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OUT NOW - These cards are available in packs right now

EA released the second batch of Fantasy FUT cards on Friday, 10 March, with the Team 2 items available in packs for precisely one week.

Ruben Dias and Eden Hazard were both given incredible 90 OVR items.

Team 2 included the following players:

  • Ruben Dias (OVR 90)
  • Eden Hazard (OVR 90)
  • Diogo Jota (OVR 89)
  • Ismael Bennacer (OVR 88)
  • Dayot Upamecano (OVR 88)
  • Oscar De Marcos (OVR 87)
  • Maoru Mitoma (OVR 87)
  • Riqui Puig (OVR 87)
  • Dominik Szoboszlai (OVR 87)
  • Nicolas Tagliafico (OVR 87)
  • Emre Can (OVR 86)
  • Omer Toprak (OVR 86)
  • Patrick Wimmer (OVR 86)
  • Christian Benteke (OVR 85)
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