Ultimate Team is the major game mode in FIFA 23, and FUT has been at the forefront of EA's content this year.
The World Cup provided a great opportunity to introduce new content to FIFA 23, and EA did not disappoint with a host of great content in both online and offline game modes.
Whether you are new to the game or an expert, we have everything FUT 23 covered below.
EA's money-spinner and arguably the most exciting element of FUT are the various promo events that take place throughout the season.
The events range from the ridiculous to the sublime, and often link to real-life results in the footballing world. Take a look at the events we have seen in FUT 23 below.
Ones to Watch
Kicking us off for the 2022/23 season was the usual Ones to Watch event which began on Friday, 30 September 2022.
Each player included in the event was a summer signing, and their ratings can improve throughout the season in line with any Team of the Week or Man of the Match items they may receive.
Road to the Knockouts
Kicking off on Friday, 7 October 2022, the Road to the Knockouts event featured players from the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League.
Each player included had a dynamic rating which increased based on their club's performance in their respective competition.
The first of the two-week-long events beginning on Friday, 14 October 2022, Rulebreakers was back for more in FUT 23 after featuring in previous editions of the game.
Players received fixed upgrades with hugely altered attributes which changed the playing styles of those involved.
Out of Position
New to FUT 23, EA introduced a completely new concept as part of their Out of Position event which kicked off on Friday, 28 October 2022.
Players received drastic changes to their base items including to their positions. EA has also steadily released more Out of Position players throughout the season since the initial squad release.
World Cup Warm-Up Series
In preparation for the World Cup in Qatar, EA introduced us to the World Cup Warm Up-Series on Friday, 4 November 2022.
Filled with packs, SBCs, and Objectives, the warm-up series was the perfect start to a winter of international football.
World Cup Path to Glory
The road to World Cup glory is a long one, but EA's World Cup Path to Glory allowed players to increase their ratings based on the performance of their nation at the tournament.
Lasting for two weeks, PTG kicked off on Friday, 11 November 2022, and ran through the majority of the group stages.
Road to the World Cup
Celebrating players that played a major role in their countries making it to Qatar, Road to the World Cup saw some insane items added to the game.
Kylian Mbappe was the headline in the squad released on Friday, 25 November 2022.
World Cup Stories
Highlighting some of the storylines in the World Cup, the World Cup Stories event took place on Friday, 2 December 2022.
Including Gareth Bale and Virgil van Dijk, the World Cup Stories squad included a bumper set of top-rated superstars.
World Cup Phenoms
As the end of the tournament approached, EA turned to the youngsters who had lit up the World Cup with the World Cup Phenoms event on Friday, 9 December 2022.
England stars Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham both received special items during the event.
World Cup Team of the Tournament
As expected, a World Cup Team of the Tournament arrived on Friday, 16 December 2022, highlighting the top performers from the competition.
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe led the way with fixed ratings of 94 OVR in this epic event.
The final FUT promo event of 2022 arrived in the form of Winter Wildcards on Friday, 23 December 2022.
With a swap token system, position changes, and massive upgrades, EA tried their best to prevent an anti-climax following a World Cup that provided excellent content.
If you have over 100 appearances, goals, clean sheets, or any other milestone, then FUT Centurions was an opportunity to be selected for a new special item.
Commencing on Friday, 6 January 2023, the new event saw in the New Year with terrific new ratings for Mohamed Salah and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Team of the Year
The big one. EA's annual Team of the Year event did not disappoint with a squad of incredible items for the world's best players from 2022.
Proceedings kicked off on Friday, 20 January 2023, with EA drip-feeding the items into packs before a big release later in the event.
The stars of tomorrow were selected for the popular Future Stars event, although EA has been wide of the mark with some of their selections in previous titles!
Julian Alvarez and Jamal Musiala were accompanied by another set of Swap Tokens in the two-week event on Friday, 3 February 2023.
Road to the Final
Another performance-based event, Road to the Final focuses on the Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League competitions.
Just one squad was released on Friday, 17 February 2023, with the items able to upgrade as their team progresses through the competitions.
No squad, just Showdown SBCs! For a week beginning on Friday, 24 February 2023, EA released a Showdown challenge each day during the Showdown Series.
The players would then receive a +2 upgrade if their team won the featured match, or a +1 for a draw. The loser received no upgrade.
Fantasy football meets FUT 23 as once again real-life performances impact on how a player may be upgraded.
A maximum of +4 upgrade is available for all current players that were released in the Fantasy FUT event on Friday, 3 March 2023.
Another event arriving in FUT for the first time this season was FUT Ballers on Friday, 17 March 2023, and no one knew what to expect.
EA released seven great-value SBCs and accompanied them with terrific objectives to help upgrade them!
Celebrating the 14th anniversary of Ultimate Team, FUT Birthday has provided another swap system alongside some incredible new items in packs.
With upgrades to Skill Moves and Weak Foot ratings, the newly upgraded players always go down well with the FUT community.
What's the next FUT promo? While EA attempts to keep things under wraps, we do know that Team of the Season will be arriving in the near future!
A new event named "Trophy Titans" has also been leaked ahead of schedule, and that could be the next to arrive.
Team of the Week
The FUT community had been crying out for changes to be made to the Team of the Week system in Ultimate Team, and EA has finally responded.
In each squad, two featured players receive huge upgrades, making players selected in the Team of the Week much more enticing for fans.
The boosts awarded to players have also increased, giving much more meaning to the TOTW squads which are released weekly on Wednesdays.
Player of the Month
Each month, EA runs a fan vote for Player of the Month for all of Europe's major leagues.
Each winner earns a hugely boosted special item in Ultimate Team which can be unlocked via SBC.
The Eredivisie Player of the Month also receives an SBC item in FUT, but there is no fan vote to decide the winner.
Three new Icons were introduced to the ranks this year in Xabi Alonso, Gerd Muller, and Brazilian winger Jairzinho.
EA has also provided fans with new types of Icon items, including World Cup Icons and brand-new FUT Birthday Icons!
The additional card types have gone down a hit with fans, and we are expecting more of the same from Icons in FIFA 24.
After being introduced to the game in FIFA 22, FUT Heroes took it to a new level in FIFA 23 as they were included in promos too.
Players received new items in Fantasy FUT as well as during the World Cup, giving fans plenty of opportunity to add cult heroes to their club.
According to leaks loads more heroes will be added in next year's game, so we can't wait to see the FIFA 24 FUT Heroes.
Brand new features were added to the flagship mode this season, with a whole new game mode available for fans to play!
FUT Moments is the newest way to earn rewards in Ultimate Team. In FUT Moments, you can earn a new currency type, FUT Stars, which can be exchanged for Items and Packs in the Moments Star Gallery.
FUT Moments aim to deliver a new mode that offers a number of unique challenges, provide a shorter match experience, and offers a natural skill progression.
The Stadium customisation options will return in FIFA 23. Promising to return bigger and better, stadiums in FUT 23 can be made larger 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.
There is still total squad chemistry, but each player now has a maximum of three chemistry points. 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 & Companion App
One of the best ways to stay on top of your FUT squad is by using the FUT Web App or the Mobile Companion App.
Keeping active on the transfer market, completing SBCs in a flash, and creating your next squad can all be done on the move.
The companion app is available on iOS/iPhone/App Store and Android, while the Web App is available on any laptop/PC with an internet connection.
The usual game modes are 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 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.
Competing offline against the computer, Squad Battles is only really played to complete objectives, as it can be monotonous and time-consuming.
A noticeable improvement in CPU ability spiced it up a little in FIFA 22, but there are still plenty of improvements that could be made here.
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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