The FIFA 22 Ultimate Team campaign is nearing the end of its run, so we’re out of the current game and ahead of FIFA 23.
Some huge deals have already been completed for some of the biggest names in world football, meaning we could be looking at incredible cards in FUT 23.
Find out everything you need to know about spectator promotions and who we think will make it to FIFA 23.
The last one is Lethal Lewa
It looks like Robert Lewandowski will get his 23 followers in FUT as they say FUTZone on Twitter.
The Polish striker joined Barcelona from Bayern Munich in a £42.5m deal, signing a three-year deal at the Camp Nou.
The 34-year-old scored 35 times in 34 Bundesliga games last season, so we expect to see some updates to his OTW card in FUT 23.
Lewandowski’s rating is yet to be confirmed, but given his record in the 2021/22 campaign, an OVR of 92 seems reasonable.
The official EA Sports FIFA Instagram account has just revealed the first OTW of FIFA 23. The final team.
The Instagram story touts a few Man City stars as well as the fact that the game is now available to pre-order, with none other than summer signing Erling Holland taking center stage.
The Norwegian striker already has three goals and one assist in his first three Premier League games.
There’s no doubt that Holland’s OTW card will get a few updates throughout the season, so he might be worth the investment!
The ones to watch
Spectator cards have been introduced in the past few seasons of Ultimate Team, and they will be the first set of special cards in the new game.
The included cards are selected from the summer’s best transfers and are given a dynamic rating that increases with each selection in the Team of the Week, as well as based on “wins to watch”.
You can secure a spectator item from the launch of FUT 23 by pre-ordering FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition.
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How does an OTW card update work?
We expect that those watching the card update will work the same as they did in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.
If you’re not sure how they work, then take a look at EA’s summary below, as there are some changes from previous releases.
“As players demonstrate their skills on the pitch for their new club, the ‘Are You Spectators’ item will be enhanced while receiving form-based items such as Team of the Week and Man of the Match.
“In the new FUT 22, OTW items are also eligible for the ‘Wins to Watch’ upgrade, a one-time +1 boost in form if the team wins five of their next ten domestic league games from October 1st!”
Take a look at who we think could be in the promo next season.
Robert Lewandowski (OVR 92)
Bayern Munich’s loss is Barcelona’s gain, although there are questions about Barca’s financial ability to keep spending!
Lewandowski might be the best player in the game, so it would be crazy to be included in the fanfare.
Sadio Mane (OVR 89)
Lewandowski’s performances have been dampened by Sadio Mane’s arrival at the German champions, and Mane could be the Bundesliga’s best player in FUT 23.
Mane has boasted a terrible goalscoring record for Liverpool, so we’d expect some improvements for him over the course of the season.
Erling Holland (OVR 88)
It’s official… Manchester City have signed world-class Norwegian striker Erling Holland from Borussia Dortmund.
City have activated the €75 million release clause in the Hollander’s contract and the player will join the Premier League champions this summer.
Raheem Sterling (OVR 87)
England national team player Raheem Sterling left the champion “Man City” and moved to “Chelsea”.
Perhaps looking for more game time ahead of the World Cup, we expect Sterling to shine in the capital.
Matthias de Ligt (OVR 85)
Another of Bayern’s new boys could be a great addition to the promotion program and Matthijs de Ligt is a quality defender.
The Dutch star is quick enough to fit into the suspected ‘meta’ of FUT, and at Bayern Munich he’s sure to be one to watch for renewal.
- Romelu Lukaku (OVR 86)
- Paul Pogba (OVR 86)
- Antonio Rudiger (OVR 86)
- Kalidou Coulibaly (OVR 86)
- Frank Kessey (OVR 84)
- Rafinha (OVR 83)
- Gabriel Jesus (OVR 83)
- Aurelien Chuameni (OVR 81)
- Calvin Phillips (OVR 81)
- Richarlison (OVR 81)