FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts: Team 2, FUT upgrades & prices
Road to the Knockouts is FIFA 22’s addition to Road to the Finals cards from previous years of FUT. Here’s everything we know so far about this year’s European promotion, from the players in Team 2 to the upgrade structure and prices.
Ultimate Team’s special cards are one of the key features that keep the mode engaging throughout the long season.
FIFA 22’s next promotion is Road to the Knockouts, based on European football’s top competitions.
Here’s everything you need to know.
- Road to the Knockouts Team 2
- Road to the Knockout start dates
- What is a Road to the Knockouts card?
- Road to the Knockouts upgrades
- Road to the Knockouts Team 2 predictions
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts Team 2
Team 2 of Road to the Knockouts is live in FIFA 22, and there are some tasty-looking players that could grow into some of the game’s best if their team performs.
Stars from all three of this year’s European competitions are included, from some of the sport’s biggest clubs.
Every member of Team 2 is available in packs, while others have been added later as Squad Building Challenge or objective players.
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts start date
RTTK began on Friday, October 15, 2021, with Team 1 landing in packs at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.
Much to the surprise of many fans, EA began teasing its next promotion almost immediately after the previous one ended.
We expect Team 2 to release on Friday, October 22, 2021, at the same time as the previous week.
It’s unclear at the moment how long the event will last, as Rulebreakers was originally expected to drop on October 22. We’ll update this page as soon as more details are available.
What is FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts?
Based on the information released so far, RTTK appears to be an addition to the usual Road to the Finals promotion.
These cards will increase in rating based on the player’s team’s performance in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, or Europa Conference League.
Unlike the Team of the Week, these cards aren’t performance-based. So, even if the player featured on the card doesn’t play, they will still be upgraded if their team makes it through.
EA has already confirmed that RTTK cards are only live for the group stages, and Road to the Finals card will drop later in the year and be completely separate.
How do Road to the Knockouts upgrades work?
Each RTTK player is given an initial boost to their base card, whether it be a plus one in the case of Andrew Robertson, or an upgrade of four to Leroy Sane.
There is then the opportunity to receive two future boosts, based on how their team performs in the group stages of their European competition.
They will be upgraded if their club:
- Qualifies for the knockout stages
- Wins three out of their final four group stage games
If a player qualifies for the Europa League knockout stages by finishing third in their Champions League group, they will not be eligible for an upgrade.
EA is yet to announce how big the upgrades will be, but based on previous years, fans can look forward to an increased overall rating of one or two for each.
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts Team 2 predictions
The official second team of RTTK players is yet to be revealed, but there’s plenty of possibilities when you consider the sheer number of players competing across the three tournaments.
Team 1 already has some big names, but some clubs are yet to be represented in the promotion so far.
We’re awaiting the second reveal, so here are our best predictions for who could be part of the second team:
- Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
- Timo Werner (Chelsea)
- Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
- Yuri Tielemens (Leicester City)
- Gelson Martins (Monaco)
- Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen)
- Jack Grealish (Manchester City)
- Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma)
- Karl Toko Ekambi (Lyon)
- Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla)
- Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
- Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
That was everything we know so far about FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts, be sure to check back here for all the latest updates as they are announced.
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