Late November and early December generally tend to be some of the busiest times of the year when it comes to shopping, with people rushing to buy whatever they need in time for the holiday season.
The infamous Black Friday was thrown into this mix, with discounts and deals available on all kinds of products and across all kinds of industries, including EA Sports’ FIFA franchise virtual domain.
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The world’s most popular soccer video game has entered the big shopping event since FIFA 14, so what’s the story this year for FIFA 22? GOAL brings you all the details about FIFA 22 and Black Friday.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday is Friday, November 26, 2021. The long-awaited trade date traditionally occurs the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, which falls on Thursday, November 25 of this year.
When it comes to FIFA, the Black Friday phenomenon is tied to other days in the EA Sports calendar, such as “Super Sunday” and Cyber Monday, meaning that there is usually a series of events. weekend deals, challenges and discounts in the game.
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When do FIFA 22 Black Friday promotions start?
FIFA 22 Black Friday promotions are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. ET on Friday, November 26.
What FIFA 22 Pack offers are available on Black Friday?
From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, a limited number of Special Packs, including Premium Player Packs and Rare Player Packs, will be available in the store. These are generally available on a first come, first served basis, while others are time limited.
EA Sports has had deals like discount packs in the past, as well as buying one, get one free on some packs. Special packs should also be available through in-game objectives, including team building challenges.
Record Breakers cards should also be featured again.
Which FIFA 22 SBCs will there be for Black Friday?
A number of special packs available during Black Friday, Super Sunday, and Cyber Monday are awarded for completing Squad Building Challenges (SBC).
Players should keep in mind that some SBCs are time limited and operate for a 24 hour period starting at 1 p.m. ET each day. Other SBCs, meanwhile, are available throughout the weekend.
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Flash SBCs are the most special SBCs and are usually only available for one or two hours on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Flash SBCs sometimes bring potential rewards such as upgraded players and fit players from past Teams of the Week.
The Icon SBCs are also expected to be included in the weekend mix.
Who are the new FIFA Ultimate Team players coming out on Black Friday?
Each year around Black Friday, a “Best Of” team of the week is published in packs. These feature the best rated and fit players for each position this season so far.
Last year’s Best Of Team of the Week included Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane and N’Golo Kante (see below).
There were also a number of records broken during last season’s Black Friday FUT push, with a Kylian Mbappe rated 91 and Jadon Sancho rated 88, as well as a Flashback rated Sergio Aguero 87.
We should expect to see similar new players for FIFA 22.
Will the FIFA 22 transfer market collapse?
It’s hard to predict if there will be a major crash in the FIFA 22 transfer market in the wake of Black Friday, but it has happened in the past as players look to capitalize and sell their teams to the players. highest prices.
With so many packs offers on Black Friday, that usually means more packs are open than usual and more players end up in the market for sale, with people trying to cut each other down to get the best value for money.
What usually happens in this type of scenario is that player prices drop significantly, but in recent years it hasn’t been that hard as people have been doing this for weeks before the event already.
The Black Friday transfer market crashes are nothing compared to those that occur before the Team of the Year in early January, when many packs are opened in anticipation of more than 99 rated players.