FUT 23: FIFA 23 Ultimate Team's first special items have been UNVEILED

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The FIFA 23 Ultimate Team Deep Dive Trailer revealed loads of new information about the revamped chemistry system, FUT Moments, and all the other new features arriving in the game's most popular mode.

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Find out everything you need to know about the game mode below, and what you can expect to see in this year's game.

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LATEST - Ones to Watch Reveal

As has become tradition, the Ones to Watch promo event will be the first to feature in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

EA has now revealed four Premier League stars to be included in the event, so keep an eye out for them in packs come launch!

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GOALS GALORE - Four EPL attackers will be part of the Ones to Watch event

Manchester City's Erling Haaland is certainly one to look out for, especially if he can continue his incredible early-season form.

Raheem Sterling, Darwin Nunez, and Richarlison should all offer decent Premier League attacking options too, so it's a great start for the FUT 23 cycle!

Release Date

As confirmed during the reveal trailer, FIFA 23 will be fully released on Friday, 30 September.

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Pre-ordering the Ultimate Edition of the game will gain you early access from Tuesday, 27 September.

Deep Dive

Brand new features have been added to the flagship mode, with a whole new game mode available for fans to play.

FUT Moments

FUT Moments is the newest way to earn rewards in Ultimate Team.

In FUT Moments, you’ll earn a new currency type, FUT Stars, which can be exchanged for Items and Packs in the Moments Star Gallery.

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FUT Moments aim to deliver a new mode that offers a number of unique challenges, provide a shorter match experience and offer a natural skill progression

Stadium Customisation

The Stadium customisation options will return in FIFA 23.

Promising to return bigger and better, stadiums in FUT23 can be made bigger than ever, with new tiers, roof designs and colour schemes added.

Animated baseboards and mega screen textures have also been added, with animated TIFOs and Pitch Props also arriving in FIFA 23.

Authentic Club VIP areas have been updated with new smoke effects, as well as adding more life to the crowds with increased dynamic motion in our Crowd Cards and Flags.

Redefined Chemistry

Without an overall squad chemistry, each player now has a maximum of three chemistry points.

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Players may only add chemistry points when played in their preferred position in the starting XI, and they will contribute to others when the same criteria are met.

The chemistry of each individual player is then accounted for by the number of players in the starting XI who share the same league or nation, with the same club adding an extra boost!

FUT Web App

One of the best ways to stay on top of your FUT squad is by using the FUT Web App.

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ON THE GO - The Web App allows you to manage your side remotely

Keeping active on the transfer market, completing SBCs in a flash, and creating your next squad can all be done on the move.

The app will likely be available on iOS/iPhone/App Store and Andriod for you to download a few days before the game's full release.

Match Modes

The usual game modes will be available to play once more.

Division Rivals & FUT Champions

The most competitive game modes for Ultimate Team players, test your skills against human opposition and climb up the divisions.

You can also play qualifying games to enter FUT Champions, where you will have a limited number of matches to complete in a short time frame to earn the biggest rewards.

FIFA 22 saw an update to the qualification process which helps fit games around your schedule, and also brought in a new rewards system in FUT Champions.

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Squad Battles

Competing offline against the computer, Squad Battles is only really played to complete objectives, as it can be monotonous and time-consuming.

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FEATURED SQUAD BATTLE - Even testing your skills against special teams doesn't make people want to play Squad Battles

A noticeable improvement in CPU ability has spiced it up a little in FIFA 22, but there is still plenty of improvements that could be made here.

FUT Friendlies

Many objectives now need completing in the Live FUT Friendlies, and it can often be the most fun game mode because of that.

Assembling new teams within certain requirements keeps the play fresh, and when playing to the Golden Goal rule you can whizz through multiple objectives in no time.

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Icons & Heroes

It's not just about the current crop of players in Ultimate Team, with Icon and FUT Heroes cards a massive part of the experience.

Cafu, Iker Casillas, Robin van Persie, and Wayne Rooney were new Icons welcomed in FIFA 22, and the roster will continue to grow in FIFA 23.

Take a closer look at the FIFA 23 Icons.

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100 UP - There are now over 100 legends in the game

Brand NEW FUT Heroes have been revealed too, with a number of exciting new stars set to join the roster in a cross-over with Marvel!

Check out the FIFA 23 FUT Heroes here.

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Key Dates

There are plenty of release dates to watch out for so that you can make the most of your early game experience.

The Web & Companion App is always a big one as it is crucial to how you get started in Ultimate Team.

It is also a World Cup year, so we could see some exclusive content released towards the end of November.

With all that in mind, here are some of the key (predicted) dates for your diaries.

Predicted FIFA 23 Key Dates:

  • Thursday, 11 August - FIFA 23 Closed Beta
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  • Wednesday, 21 September - FUT Web App Launch
  • Thursday, 22 September - FUT Mobile Companion App Launch
  • Tuesday, 27 September - Early Access (Ultimate Edition Pre-Orders) & EA Play Trial (10 hours) - CONFIRMED
  • Friday, 30 September - Full Launch - CONFIRMED
  • Monday, 21 November - 2022 World Cup kick-off