FIFA 22: How to prepare for Icon Swaps 1 Set 2 in Ultimate Team

Icon Swaps 1 is in full swing in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, with most players having completed all of the first objectives set already.

The second set of Icon Swaps 1 is set to be released VERY soon, which means you'll be able to unlock the very best rewards this time around!

Find out how you can best prepare for Icon Swaps 1 set 2 right here.

Release Date

Thanks to the FUT loading screen that EA released at the start of Icon Swaps 1, we know exactly when the second set of swaps will be released.

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COMING SOON - What will you spend your new swaps on?

The second set of Icon Swaps 1 objectives will be released on Monday, 10 January 2022.

The fresh set of objectives and tokens will be released at approximately 1pm ET / 6pm GMT on the day of release, so set your watches for then and get grinding!

What are Icon Swaps?

Icon Swaps is a promo that EA runs multiple times throughout the FUT calendar.

Icon Swaps allows players to earn tokens through gameplay objectives (Squad Battles, Division Rivals & FUT Friendlies) that can be used to claim icons and pack rewards via SBCs.

How to prepare for Icon Swaps batch 2

Now that we’ve seen what EA released for batch 1 of Icon Swaps 1, we can predict how best to prepare for the next set of objectives this year.

First owned Requirement was brought back in for FUT 22, with some Icon Swaps Objectives being tailored towards Friendlies with various squad restrictions, so make sure you:

  • Save good first owned players from the Top 5 Leagues (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A & Ligue 1)
  • Save good players from popular Nations (Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium)
  • Complete Loan SBCs for usable meta cards from Top 5 Nations & Top 5 Leagues

We expect to see the same format for batch 2, which will mean you'll need to win 6 matches in a Live FUT Friendly mode, with at least 8 First Owned players from a certain league or nation in your starting squad.

Investment opportunity

The Squad Battle objectives that were released in set 1 did not require first owned players but required players from specific leagues.

Should these objective requirements return, many players will be looking to purchase cards from specific non-top 5 leagues.

Once the objectives are released the demand for these cards will spike massively.

So, it is worth purchasing players from non-top 5 leagues now and then selling when their price increases in a few days time.

The more cards you buy, the more profit you will make.

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