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How to get free FIFA 23 World Cup player items in Ultimate Team

FIFA 23 players can get some free World Cup player items in Ultimate Team by predicting the outcome of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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With the FIFA 23 World Cup takeover commencing November 9, here’s how you can get some free World Cup player items for Ultimate Team, including a free upgradeable card from the History Makers promo.

The FIFA 23 World Cup is set to bring the drama of the real-life Qatar 2022 competition to the most popular football game in the world.

The event now has its very own game mode in FIFA 23, but it will also have an influence on Ultimate Team too. There will be new World Cup player items up for grabs in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, and there are ways to get them for free.

EA Sports have set up a World Cup prediction system, and after the devs simulated all 64 matches using “dedicated FIFA World Cup 2022 ratings,” Argentina came out on top.

According to the EA blog, EA have predicted “the last three winners” of the World Cup, and now they’re handing it over to the community to predict and win some in-game rewards.

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FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers promo date

EA have announced that the World Cup History Makers offer is live now, and players have until January 3, 2023, to play FIFA 23 and they will be guaranteed to receive these special items.

How to claim free History Makers pack in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

In order to secure yourself a History Makers World Cup pack, you just need to play FIFA 23 before January 4, and the pack will turn up in Ultimate Team’s Store section when EA are ready to deploy them.

There is nothing too specific on its drop date just yet, with EA making it clear that as long as you play FIFA before January 3, “The FIFA World Cup™ History Makers content will be granted between December 23, 2022, and January 3, 2023.”

So, the devs have yet to make their make up their mind as to when the pack will be dropping, but players have been assured it should be between these dates.

How do History Makers Overall Upgrades work in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team?

If you’ve been able to secure yourself a History Makers card in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, then it is going to receive not one, but two boosts to its overall.

EA has said: “FIFA World Cup™ History Maker players will receive one upgrade on January 13th 2023, and the second upgrade on February 14th, 2023.”

Every FIFA 23 World Cup History Makers player reward in Ultimate Team

If you’ve secured your free History Makers rewards, then you’ll be in line for either a Loan ICON or Loan Hero, in addition to an untradeable History Makers card from the same nation as your ICON or Hero card.

Here’s the complete list of players that FIFA 23 Ultimate Team gamers could obtain:

  • England: David Beckham and Jude Bellingham
  • France: Zinedine Zidane and Kylian Mbappé
  • Germany: Rudi Voller and Kai Havertz
  • Ghana: Michael Essien and Jordan Ayew
  • Japan: Hidetoshi Nakata and Wataru Endo
  • Mexico: Rafael Márquez and Raúl Jiménez
  • Netherlands: Robin van Persie and Virgil van Dijk
  • Portugal: Luís Figo and João Félix
  • Saudi Arabia: Saeed Al Owairan and Salem Al Dawsari
  • Spain: Xabi Alonso and Pedri
  • Uruguay: Diego Forlán and Federico Valverde
  • USA: Clint Dempsey and Christian Pulisic

FIFA 23 World Cup predictions for free items

In order to get three free FIFA 23 World Cup player items in Ultimate Team, players must make their own FIFA World Cup 2022 prediction using the EA website.

Simply visit the EA World Cup prediction page, log in, and make your prediction. After doing this, “three Limited Time FIFA World Cup Player Items” will be added to your FIFA 23 Ultimate Team squad when the event goes live.

FIFA 23 World Cup Swaps and leveling up

These aren’t the only rewards that are up for grabs during the FIFA 23 World Cup takeover, as players can also receive some end-of-event rewards by leveling up.

Players will also be able to grab some World Cup-themed Swaps, so make sure you check out our guide on the World Cup Swaps so you know everything about them.


For more on FIFA 23, check out our dedicated FIFA 23 Team of the Week page for updates on the weekly promotion.

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