FIFA 23 Winter Wildcards: Expected start date & player leaks

Luca Di Marzo
FIFA 23 Winter Wildcards

The festive FIFA 23 Winter Wildcards promo is looking to make a return as Ultimate Team fans get set to receive a ton of holiday-inspired FUT content.

EA love to deliver Ultimate Team promos that match the holiday spirit throughout the month of December. World Cup content is still the focus of FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team, but with the iconic tournament completed, the focus is expected to shift to Winter Wildcards.

Winter Wildcards only made its FUT debut in FIFA 22, yet it’s already a fan-favorite promo. Last year, Winter Wildcards included incredible players that dominated the meta like Neymar, Pogba, and Kingsley Coman.

Here’s everything you need to know about Winter Wildcards in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team.

FIFA 23 Winter Wildcards expected start date

FIFA 23’s Winter Wildcards promo is expected to start on December 23, 2022. The World Cup Team of the Tournament promo should come to a close on December 23 as the final World Cup event, which means there’s a strong possibility that Winter Wildcards begins on December 23.

Leakers are suggesting that Winter Wildcards will indeed arrive as a two-week promo in FIFA 23. If FIFA 22 is anything to go by, then Winter Wildcards should deliver a ton of boosted cards over two weeks.

What is Winter Wildcards in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team?

FIFA 23 players can expect a stat boost to hit Winter Wildcards items, making them incredibly appealing on the Transfer Market. In FIFA 22, some Winter Wildcards allowed players to take on an entirely new position.

With EA declaring that Out of Position cards would impact several FUT promos this year, it’s safe to expect Winter Wildcards to be one of them.

In addition, these festive cards have also been known to receive Weak Foot upgrades or alter their dominant striking foot entirely.

Is FUTMAS returning to Ultimate Team in FIFA 23?

Unfortunately for players desperate to see the iconic FUTMAS promo return, it seems like it won’t be making its way to FIFA 23.

Winter Wildcards debuted in FIFA 22 and given that it’s slated to return in FIFA 23, it has seemingly become the annual holiday-themed Ultimate Team promo.

FIFA 23 Winter Wildcards player leaks

Renowned FIFA leaker FutSheriff has begun to reveal the players that should arrive with the Winter Wildcards promo. As of now, the promo is looking Premier League heavy with four of seven leaked players plying their trade in England.

Reigning Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema is set to receive his very first promo card in FIFA 23.

We’ll keep you up to date with the latest player leaks before the official squad is revealed.

  • Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
  • Adama Traore – Wolves
  • Andrew Robertson – Liverpool
  • Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • Raphael Varane – Manchester United
  • Nicolas Pepe – Nice
  • Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich

For more FIFA 23, check out our Path to Glory upgrade tracker and our OTW upgrade tracker.

Image Credit: EA Sports

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Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.

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