15 Feb 2021 5:29 PM +00:00

When will Ultimate Team's Winter Upgrades arrive in FIFA 21?

The January transfer window has been and gone, which means it's almost time for the annual FIFA winter upgrades.

But when will they be heading to the EA title? Let's see.

Winter Upgrades Release Date

The winter upgrades are a feature that we see each year, with EA rewarding those who have outperformed the ratings that they were handed at the beginning of the FIFA year.

The upgraded cards are expected to come as part of the Winter Refresh promo, but when can we expect that to drop into FIFA 21?

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The Winter Refresh promo is expected to start on Friday, February 19 with the rating upgrades likely to drop into Ultimate Team on the same day.

We also expect to see the second batch of Ones to Watch players arrive as part of the Winter Refresh promo, so there is plenty to be excited about.

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Predictions

So who can we expect to see feature in the FIFA 21 Winter Upgrades?

Well, Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is one man who is a shoo-in for an upgrade.

GOING UP - Gundogan could well jump to an 85 this Friday
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GOING UP - Gundogan could well jump to an 85 this Friday

The German has vastly outperformed his 83-rated base card from the start of the year and, with a POTM card to his name and a TOTW 21 spot expected, there are plenty of cards that would be boosted.

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He won't be the only Manchester City man in line for an upgrade either.

Stalwart defensive duo Ruben Dias (81 OVR) and John Stones (80 OVR) could both be in line for an upgrade too.