FIFA 22 FUT Headliners: Start date, Team 1 & 2

Matt Porter
FIFA Headliners artwork

One of FIFA’s most popular events is back, with Headliners set to return to Ultimate Team to ring in 2022 in style.

FIFA Ultimate Team fans have had plenty of events to sink their teeth into during December 2022, from the unpopular Versus event to the Winter Wildcard extravaganza.

Now, one of the mode’s most popular events is back, with Headliners set to close out 2021 with a host of powerful cards. First added in 2019, this event is always full of special packs, SBCs, objectives, and great players for your FUT team.

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We’ve got all the details about what to expect down below.

Mbappe in FIFA 22

When does FUT 22 Headliners start?

FIFA 22’s Headliners is set to kick off on New Year’s Eve, meaning players can get their hands on upgraded cards from Friday, December 31 with Team 2 available as of January 7.

Almost all FIFA 22 Ultimate Team events kick off at 6PM GMT / 1PM EST, and Headliners is no different.

What is FUT 22 Headliners?

Headliners is a simple event, with players earning a special upgrade based on real-world performances.

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To get an upgrade, players will need to:

  • Get a new Team of the Week card
  • Earn a Player of the Match upgrade
  • Be part of a team that win four consecutive games (one-time only)

Headliners can receive four upgrades through the rest of FIFA 22, and will always be one rating point ahead of their highest-rated TOTW card.

FUT 22 Headliners Team 1 & Team 2

Team 1 hasn’t been the most well-received promo to date but there are some superstars up for grabs. Kylian Mbappé’s Headliners card is without a doubt the most sought-after item in the promo, with Van Dijk, and Koulibaly next in line. Unfortunately, there’s a steep drop-off after the top choices in Team 1.

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Team 2 fares better with more options that will leave you satisfied. Salah and Kimmich are the top two options and their clubs have a great chance at winning four straight before the season ends.

However, Barella, Cancelo, Vinicius JR., Theate, and to some extent Watkins are all excellent options as well.

For more FIFA, check out how to complete Saïd Benrahma FIFA 22 Headliners SBC, or find out how you can sell these 10 FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players for big coins.

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