FUT Birthday FIFA 21 revealed with NEW Ultimate Team cards and SBCs
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UPDATE: The FIFA 21 FUT Birthday celebrations have officially started.
As you can see from the tweet below, the FUT Birthday team includes the likes of Jamie Vardy, Leroy Sane, Lucas Moura and Thiago.
Other FUT Birthday bonuses include Player SBCs, Engagement Streak Rewards and Birthday Gift Rewards.
“Take a trip down memory lane with themed FUT Birthday Player Squad Building Challenges, released during the course of the celebration. These will be released as FUT Birthday special player items with either a 5-star Skill Move or Weak Foot upgrade.”
ORIGINAL: FIFA 21 developer EA Sports is getting ready to celebrate Ultimate Team’s birthday.
The 2021 FUT Birthday has been given a March 26 release date, and a 6pm GMT start time for fans living in the UK.
Marking 12 years since the launch of the popular online mode, the upcoming FUT Birthday celebrations are a chance for fans to earn various items and upgrades.
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Based on past years, EA Sports will mark the occasion with special FUT Birthday items, themed Flashbacks, Objectives, daily engagement objectives, SBCs, and lots more.
Needless to say, the main event is the announcement of the FUT Birthday team.
Players included in the Birthday team (or teams) will feature upgraded ratings and possible skill move boosts.
In the run up to the big reveal, fans have been having fun predicting some of the players that will be included. There have even been one or two dubious leaks.
One such leak/prediction features players such as Jamie Vardy, Leroy Sane, Thiago, Ferland Mendy, Inki Williams and Ivan Perisic.
Coming FRIDAY ������ #FUT #FIFA21 pic.twitter.com/bWO4QDZqMT
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) March 25, 2021
It would be a surprise if the line-up didn’t include the likes of Erling Haaland and cover star Kylian Mbappé didn’t make an appearance, although it’s possible EA Sports will announce two teams instead of one.
EA Sports did something similar last year, as well as special engagement streak rewards, weekend player picks and “FUT Favourite” flashback SBCs.
“The past 11 years of Ultimate Team have ushered in countless players we won’t forget any time soon,” reads a post from the FIFA 20 Birthday celebration page.
“A select group of “FUT Favourites” will be released throughout the event via SBC, with a Flashback item type.”
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Engagement Streak Rewards, on the other hand, are daily objectives that appeared throughout the entirety of the event.
“Throughout the event, earn rewards for consistent daily engagement in FUT. FUT Birthday Daily Objectives will be released throughout FUT Birthday.
“Complete all daily objectives to unlock the FUT Birthday Daily Completionist group to earn additional rewards.”
Finally, Bonus Weekend League Player Picks are bonus objectives for players participating in the FUT Champions Weekend League.
“Back again for a limited time, the second weekend of FUT Birthday will feature a special bonus objective offering additional player picks for those participating in the FUT Champions Weekend League.”
Express Online will update this article with the full line-up and list of bonuses from 6pm UK time on March 26.
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