Late November through December traditionally tend to be some of the busiest times of the year when it comes to shopping, as people rush to shop for everything they need in time for the holiday season.
The notorious Black Friday has been included in that mix, with discounts and offers available on all kinds of products and across all kinds of industries, including the virtual realm of EA Sports’ FIFA franchise.
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The world’s most popular soccer video game has participated in the big buyout date since FIFA 14, so what’s the story this year for? FIFA 22? GOAL brings you all the details about FIFA 22 and Black Friday.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday takes place on Friday, November 26, 2021. The long-awaited business date traditionally occurs the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, which falls on Thursday, November 25 this year.
When it comes to FIFA, the Black Friday phenomenon is related to other days on the EA Sports calendar, such as ‘Super Sunday’ and Cyber Monday, which means there are usually a number of offers, challenges, and discounts. during an in-game weekend. .
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When do the FIFA 22 Black Friday promotions start?
FIFA 22 Black Friday promotions are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. ET on Friday, November 26.
What FIFA 22 package deals are available on Black Friday?
From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, a limited number of special packs will be released in the store, including Premium Player Packs and Rare Player Packs. These are typically available on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have time restrictions.
EA Sports has had offers like discounted packages in the past, as well as free buy-one-get-one offers on select packages. Special packs should also be available through in-game objectives, including squad building challenges.
Record Breakers cards are also expected to make a comeback.
What FIFA 22 SBCs will there be for Black Friday?
Several of the special packages available during Black Friday, Super Sunday and Cyber Monday are awarded as rewards for completing Squad Building Challenges (SBC).
Players should note that some SBCs have a time limit and run for a 24-hour period from 1pm ET every day. Meanwhile, other SBCs are available throughout the weekend.
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Flash SBCs are the most special SBCs and are typically only available for an hour or two on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Flash SBCs occasionally provide potential rewards, such as upgraded players and players in the form of previous Teams of the Week.
Icon SBCs are also expected to be included in the weekend mix.
Which new FIFA Ultimate Team players are launching on Black Friday?
Every year around Black Friday, a “Best Of” Team of the Week is released in packs. These feature the best-rated fit players for each position on the season so far.
Last year’s Best Team of the Week included Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane and N’Golo Kante (see below).
There were also several records in last season’s FUT Black Friday push, with a 91-rated Kylian Mbappé and 88-rated Jadon Sancho, as well as an 87-rated Flashback Sergio Agüero.
We should expect to see similar new players for FIFA 22.
Will the FIFA 22 transfer market crash?
It’s hard to predict if there will be a major crash in the FIFA 22 transfer market as a result of Black Friday, but it has happened in the past when players are looking to capitalize on and sell their squads for the higher prices.
With so many package deals on Black Friday, it tends to mean that more packages are opened than is usually the case and more players end up on the market for sale, with people trying to undermine each other for the best value.
What usually happens in these types of scenarios is that the prices of the players go down significantly, but in recent years it has not been that hard because people are already doing it for weeks before the event.
The Black Friday transfer market crashes are nothing compared to those that occur before Team of the Year in early January, when a ton of packages open in anticipation of more players with 99 points.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.