The World Cup content has come to an end in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, which means it's time for the regular promos again!
Winter Wildcards has returned to FUT, celebrating the festive season with boosted players as presents.
Check out everything you need to know about the Winter Wildcards event in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team right here and stay on top of all the latest news and leaks.
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Winter Wildcards Release Date
The Winter Wildcards promo started on Friday, 23 December, at the usual time of 2pm ET / 6pm GMT, taking over from the World Cup Team of the Tournament squad.
However, the celebrations kicked off slightly earlier, with the Winter Wildcards Swaps program beginning on Monday, 19 December at 2pm ET / 6pm GMT!
The event is running for two weeks, with Team 2 dropping on Friday, 30 December, before being replaced by the new FUT Centurions event.
Winter Wildcards is a returning promo in Ultimate Team, first seen last year and keeping FUTmas away from the game.
It will follow the same format as previously and produce a load of mixed-up players.
As usual, the cards will gain massive boosts to their stats and ratings, but that's the only consistency you will find.
Some players could receive position changes, others an upgrade to their weak foot or skill moves, or even a change of their dominant foot altogether!
The new cards will of course be released into Packs, and come via SBCs and Objectives.
In FUT 22 many promos also had an accompanying Swaps program - including Winter Wildcards - and it has come to the event again.
Much like Icon Swaps, you can earn Tokens as rewards from Objectives and SBCs - and additional ones via Packs in the FUT Store - then trade them in against corresponding SBCs for top rewards.
25 Swaps Tokens will be on offer as rewards, with bonus ones coming in Packs through the FUT Store.
You can find out more information on the Swaps campaign, including all the rewards, on our dedicated Winter Wildcards Swaps page.
Keep on top of all the Winter Wildcards Swaps using our Token Tracker.
Team 1 of Winter Wildcards landed in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team bringing loads of top cards to the game!
The full Winter Wildcards Team 1 is as follows:
- Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 93)
- N'Golo Kante (OVR 91)
- Jadon Sancho (OVR 90)
- Jack Butland (OVR 89)
- Joao Felix (OVR 89)
- Fikayo Tomori (OVR 88)
- Giorgio Chiellini (OVR 87)
- Ousmane Dembele (OVR 87)
- Ferland Mendy (OVR 87)
- Lukas Klostermann (OVR 86)
- Justin Kluivert (OVR 86)
- Alexandre Pato (OVR 86)
- Jeremy Toljan (OVR 86)
- Tahith Chong (OVR 85)
- Daniele Verde (OVR 85)
- Alexandre Lacazette (OVR 89)
- Ryan Gravenberch (OVR 87)
- Hernani (OVR 85)
- Ismaily (OVR 85)
Team 2 followed soon after, with some insane players included!
The entire Winter Wildcards Team 2 squad is as follows:
- Karim Benzema (OVR 93)
- Joshua Kimmich (OVR 91)
- Andrew Robertson (OVR 89)
- Gabriel Jesus (OVR 89)
- Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (OVR 88)
- Raphael Varane (OVR 88)
- Kevin-Prince Boateng (OVR 87)
- Allan Saint-Maximin (OVR 87)
- Florian Wirtz (OVR 87)
- Wout Weghorst (OVR 87)
- Jordan Amavi (OVR 87)
- Adama Traore (OVR 86)
- Brahim Diaz (OVR 86)
- Marcelino Moreno (OVR 85)
- Javier Garrido (OVR 84)
- Nicolas Pepe (OVR 87)
- Fabio (OVR 86)
- Ander Herrera (OVR 85)
SBC and Objectives Players
Winter Wildcards is a bumper promo, with daily player SBCs coming throughout the campaign!
The following players have been released via Objectives and SBCs:
- Reinier (OVR 85) - Objectives
- Jonathan Clauss (OVR 85) - Objectives
- Darren Randolph (OVR 85) - Objectives
- Rodrigo De Paul (OVR 87) - SBC
- Mesut Ozil (OVR 86) - SBC
- Dimitri Payet (OVR 89) - SBC
- Toni Kroos (OVR 91) - SBC
- Reece Oxford (OVR 86) - SBC
- Mid Icon Jairzinho (OVR 90) - SBC
- Nobel Okello (OVR 85) - SBC
- Base Icon Paolo Maldini (OVR 88) - SBC
- Maxim Gullit (OVR 86) - SBC
- Eric Bailly (OVR 87) - SBC
- Ahmed Musa (OVR 86) - Objectives
- Silas (OVR 85) - SBC
- Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (OVR 86) - SBC
- Jonjoe Kenny (OVR 87) - SBC
- Noah Fadiga (OVR 86) - SBC
- Andre Hahn (OVR 86) - SBC
- Matteo Politano (OVR 88) - SBC
- Mid Icon Zinedine Zidane (OVR 94) - SBC
Winter 'Best Of' Re-Releases
As well as the regular Winter Wildcards items in packs, EA has included a selection of Winter 'Best Of' cards with re-releases from promos so far.
Although there is no official list of players, the following cards are reported to be included:
- RTTK Lionel Messi (OVR 94)
- RTWC Kylian Mbappe (OVR 93)
- WC PTG Christopher Nkunku (OVR 92)
- WC Phenoms Rafael Leao (OVR 91)
- Rulebreakers Cristiano Ronaldo (OVR 91)
- OTW Erling Haaland (OVR 90)
- WC PTG Christian Pulisic (OVR 88)
- RTTK Niklas Sule (OVR 88)
- WC Stories Olivier Giroud (OVR 87)
- Rulebreakers Kalvin Phillips (OVR 87)
- WC Phenoms Lisandro Martinez (OVR 86)
- OTW Aurelien Tchouameni (OVR 86)
- RTWC Jesus Corona (OVR 85)