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FIFA 23 OTW upgrade tracker: Ones to Watch upgrades explained

Ultimate Team players can use our OTW tracker to see which cards from the FIFA 23 FUT promo will receive vital upgrades.

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FIFA 23 OTW upgrade tracker

We’ve created a FIFA 23 Ones to Watch tracker, grouping OTW players eligible for upgrades in one spot so you can keep track of the electrifying cards up for grabs in Ultimate Team.

Since its launch, Ultimate Team players have been enjoying the new Chemistry system in FIFA 23 as it has allowed for interesting squad-building possibilities. For this reason, players snapped up as many Ones to Watch cards as possible.

The Ones to Watch promo highlighted the most exciting moves from the summer transfer window and these players are eligible for some major upgrades. If you’ve packed, bought, or secured any OTW players through SBCs or Objectives, you’re going to want to track their upgrades.

The OTW upgrade tracker showcases which players are in line for a boost thanks to real-life performances.

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FIFA 23 OTW upgrade tracker

Whether you want to track the FIFA 23 upgrade status of your players or you’re looking to snipe some off the Transfer Market, here is our Ones to Watch tracker with a list of all confirmed upgrades.

Unfortunately, OTW Tyler Adams is the only player to have failed to earn a Wins to Watch upgrade. The chance at a World Cup upgrade has also come and gone, which means TOTW upgrades are the only method remaining.

Paulo Dybala is the latest recipient of a TOTW upgrade, after appearing in TOTW 12.

Player NameBase RatingWin 3 MatchesTOTW UpgradeWorld Cup WinUpgrade Rating
Robert Lewandowski913/3NoYes93
Sadio Mane893/3Yes (1)Yes92
Erling Haaland883/3Yes (1)N/A90
Antonio Rudiger873/3NoYes89
Raheem Sterling863/3NoYes88
Paulo Dybala863/3Yes (1)Yes89
Matthijs de Ligt853/3Yes (1)Yes88
Franck Yannick Kessie843/3NoN/A86
Angel Di Maria843/3NoYes87
Gabriel Jesus833/3NoYes86
Nico Schlotterbeck823/3NoYes86
Aurelien Tchouameni823/3NoYes86
Darwin Nunez823/3Yes (1)Yes87
Antony823/3NoYes86
Corentin Tolisso813/3NoYes87
Richarlison813/3NoYes86
Renato Sanches803/3NoYes85
Steven Bergwijn803/3NoYes85
Sergino Dest773/3NoYes84
Tyler Adams762/3NoYes81

FUT Ones to Watch upgrades explained

The Ones to Watch cards in FIFA 23 are live cards eligible for upgrades and EA Sports will deliver OTW upgrades by using real-life results. There are three methods involved in determining OTW upgrades in FIFA 23 and we’ll list them below.

TOTW upgrade

For starters, “Ones To Watch items will upgrade when they receive a performance-based special item such as Team of the Week or Man of the Match.” If this is the case, your Ones to Watch card will mirror the stats of the TOTW card.

This means that players can earn more than one upgrade via TOTW if a player earns multiple in-form cards throughout FIFA 23. In addition, if the player meets the requirements for the following two upgrades, they will stack on top of the latest TOTW stats.

Wins to Watch

The second method was called ‘Wins to Watch’ and it involves the player’s club winning domestic matches. If a player’s club won three of their eight domestic league matches as of September 30, they would receive a one-time +1 upgrade. Players were eligible for this upgrade whether they featured in the game or not.

Nations to Watch

The next method was called ‘Nations to Watch’ and it also used wins to determine an upgrade, but this time players had to monitor International play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The competition kicked off on November 20, and players whose nation won a game at the World Cup received a one-time +1 upgrade.

The player did not have to be involved with the national team squad to be eligible for the upgrade.


For more, check out our FIFA 23 Ultimate Team promo calendar, or the best formation and custom tactics for Ultimate Team.

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