The annual Road to the Final (RTTF) promo has taken over from the fan-favourite Future Stars event in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team!
More live cards have been introduced to the game, with upgrades coming depending on how teams fare in the three European knockout competitions.
Check out everything you need to know about the RTTF promo in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team right here and stay on top of all the latest news and leaks.
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RTTF Release Date
The Road to the Final promo started on Friday, 17 February, at the usual time of 1pm ET / 6pm GMT.
It dropped on the same week that European competitions resumed with the knockout rounds, with the first matches played on Tuesday, 14 February.
A Mini-Release followed on Sunday, 19 February, with all the cards set to rotate out of packs on Friday, 24 January, when the Showdown Series will return to FUT.
Road to the Final
Road to the Final is an annual event in Ultimate Team, so we knew what to expect from it, especially as it is similar to the Road to the Knockouts promo from earlier in FIFA 23.
Selected players from the teams who have made it to the knockout stages of the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League will be handed live cards, which will be upgraded depending on how far their team goes in the competition.
Of course, the usual boosted players will be released into Packs and come via SBCs and Objectives, with a total of 30 cards coming during FUT 22!
To make the event even bigger, new themed Puzzle SBCs and Objectives will be coming on a daily basis and UEFA Man of the Match Player Items will be released to commemorate the best performances of this year’s knockout stages.
You can keep on top of all the Road to the Final upgrades using our RTTF Tracker!
The Road to the Final Mini-Release cards have now joined the rest of the squad in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team!
The following players have gained RTTF items:
- Roberto Firmino (OVR 91)
- Leon Goretzka (OVR 90)
- Gabriel Martinelli (OVR 90)
- David Alaba (OVR 89)
- Nicolo Barella (OVR 89)
- Anthony Martial (OVR 89)
- Federico Chiesa (OVR 88)
- Lucas Moura (OVR 88)
- Ferran Torres (OVR 88)
- Youcef Atal (OVR 87)
- Wesley Fofana (OVR 87)
- Donyell Malen (OVR 87)
- Kevin Volland (OVR 87)
- Eric Lamela (OVR 86)
- Nuno Mendes (OVR 86)
- Miranda (OVR 86)
- Giacomo Raspadori (OVR 86)
- Kalvin Phillips (OVR 88)
- Emil Forsberg (OVR 86)
- Felipe Anderson (OVR 85)
- Tuta (OVR 85)
As well as the main set of RTTF cards coming in packs, the following players have been released via Objectives and SBCs:
- Player Moments Donny van de Beek (OVR 87) - OBJ
- Brais Mendez (OVR 87) - OBJ
- Moussa Diaby (OVR 88) - SBC
- Prime Icon Fernando Torres (OVR 91) - SBC
- Flashback Leonardo Spinazzola (OVR 87) - SBC
- Silver Stars RTTF Andras Schafer (OVR 70) - OBJ
- Champions League Man of the Match Rodrygo (OVR 85) - SBC
Upgrade Path Explained
Road to the Final players in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team are live cards that will upgrade as they progress deeper into the competition, with a slight change coming this year.
There may be less progression to ratings this time, but new Traits and increased Weak Foot and Skill Moves will be awarded instead.
The upgrade path is as follows:
- Win the first knockout game after the campaign launch (UCL) / Qualify for Round of 16: +1 IF Upgrade
- Qualify for the Quarter Finals: +1 IF Upgrade
- Qualify for the Semi Finals: +1 IF Upgrade and Three New Traits
- Qualify for the Final: Gain 5* Weak Foot
- Win the Final: +1 IF Upgrade and 5* Skill Moves
It should be noted that games that take place before the campaign launch will not be counted towards an upgrade, so that will disqualify all the first legs of knockout matches.
Upgrades will go live at the end of each week of a given stage, so this will take effect in FUT 23 on the following dates:
- Friday, 24 February
- Friday, 17 March
- Friday, 21 April
- Friday, 19 May
- Monday, 12 June
Road to the Final Rewind
The Road to the Final event is set to be bigger than ever in FUT 23, with RTTF Rewind a mini-event within the promo.
As stated on the official EA website, these will be:
Special Player Items to celebrate knockout shocks and comebacks from European nights past as both SBCs and Objectives.
That means we could see the likes of Divock Origi or Marcus Rashford included, likely coming as Flashback cards in recognition of their parts played in some of the great European stories.
All the Road to the Final leaks so far have proven to be true, so now we just have to wait until more come out!
This section will be updated as soon as we spot any more leaked players, which will likely come via Flashback SBCs.