The principle of icon swaps is that every FIFA Ultimate Team player can get icons or icon packs. You don't have to put any money into many FIFA Points or the like to play with good Icon players. And also there will be no need to buy FIFA Coins to have icon players in your team.
By completing various tasks, you can earn icon swap players in the seasonal tasks. You collect these until you have the required number for your desired icon.
Since April 24, 2020, the second tasks for the current icon swap selection have been available. The tasks to be completed are very varied. Usually you also meet opponents at Division Rivals who also want to complete these tasks.
There are two different areas in which these tasks can be completed.
Which icon swap task is the best?
- Fut Champions: Win 12 games in Fut Champions
- Club loyal players: Win 5 rivals with 11 first-time players in the starting XI
- World stars: Win 5 rivals games with at least 2 players from Premier League, Ligue 1, Seria A, Bundesliga and LaLiga in your starting XI
- Top 5 Leagues: Win 4 rival games with 9 first-time players in your starting XI
- The Stars and Stripes: Win 5 Squad Battles games (at least difficulty: world class) with 11 US players in the starting XI
- Conmebol: Win 5 Squad Battles games (at least difficulty: world class) with 11 Conmebol players in the starting XI
- EFL Championship: Win 5 Squad Battles games (minimum difficulty: world class) with 11 EFL Championship players in the starting XI
- The team: Win 6 Squad Battles games (minimum difficulty: legend) with 11 Germans in the starting XI
If you have enough icon swap players, you can trade in the squad building challenges on the "Icon Swap" grid for your desired icon or the Prime Icon Pack.
You can get these icons!
- 6 players = Jari Litmanen PIM *
- 7 players = David Trezeguet PIM
- 7 players = Gennaro Gattuso PIM
- 9 players = Michael Laudrup PIM
- 9 players = Carles Puyol PIM
- 9 players = Prime Icon Pack
- 10 players = Marc Overmar's PIM
- 10 players = Ruud Gullit baby icon
- 10 players = Frank Lampard PIM
- 13 players = Paolo Maldini mid-icon
- 15 players = Kaka Prime icon
- 16 players = Kenny Dalglish Mid-Icon
- 16 players = Ian Rush PIM
- 16 players = Dennis Bergkamp PIM
- 18 players = Juan Runan Riquelme PIM
- 19 players = Diego Maradona Mid-Icon
- 19 players = Emmanuel Petit PIM
- 20 players = Fabio Cannavaro PIM
- 21 players = Carlos Alberto PIM
- 21 players = Garrincha Prime Icon
- 23 players = Zinedine Zidane baby icon
These icons are the best!
If you need a defender icon, Paolo Maldini Mid-Icon is the most interesting, with 13 required icon swap players. This card has very strong ingame values. Compared to Fabio Cannavaro, it is the best alternative to this icon swap set.
However, if you are looking for a midfield icon, Emmanuel Petit is the best choice. You can earn it for 19 icon swap players. Petit is an extremely strong all-rounder. It is an enrichment for every club.
However, if you are looking for an offensive icon card, there are only two options that you should draw. The first is Kenny Dalglish Mid-Icon, for which you have to swap 16 icon swap players. The second option is Garrincha for 21 swap players. Kenny Dalglish is a central offensive icon player and is known for his dribbling and final strength. Garrincha, on the other hand, is more of a winger who can convince with his dribbling and speed.
This little guide could help especially those who have never really dealt with FIFA Ultimate Team before. Here you will find everything you need to know about the most popular mode in FIFA, ie. FUT.
What is FIFA Ultimate Team?
As every year, a new FIFA will be launched at the end of September. The excitement is always high and expectations increase from year to year. The most popular mode in every FIFA part is the Ultimate Team. In the Ultimate Team you can build your own team with players from many possible leagues / nations, but you have to pay attention to the chemistry that results from the players when building your team. In the following I will show you how chemistry works in Fifa Ultimate Team.
How does the Ultimate Team Chemistry work?
The goal of every FUT player must be to bring his / her team to a chemistry of 100. Ideally, every single player has a chemistry of 10, even if this cannot always be realized. Basically, the higher the better. But don't make the mistake of underestimating the impact of chemistry on your team's performance. Many beginners believe that chemistry is something of a myth that has hardly any influence on the skills of the players anyway and build a dream team with their favorite players without paying attention to the chemistry. But that is a fatal mistake. You could even say that chemistry is the most important thing when building your team.
The team chemistry is shown in the team management, where you set up your team, at the top right of the screen. You can read the individual chemistry of the player on the right under the player picture. The higher the chemical values, the better the skills of your players. The influence of player chemistry on skills is 75 percent. Team chemistry accounts for the remaining 25 percent. The individual chemistry of each player is added to create the team's total chemistry value: chemistry player 1 + chemistry player 2 + ... chemistry player 11 = team chemistry. The sum of the chemistry of all eleven players then results in the team chemistry. In theory, you could get a team chemistry of 110, but the maximum is 100.
The chemistry of a single player is affected by two factors:
- His connections (links) with teammates
- His position
The basic idea in building your team is to line up players that match in three ways:
If you want to connect two players in your team, it's shown with a link.
The colors of the connecting lines give you an orientation guide as to whether everything fits in with chemistry:
Each of the three colors has a different meaning. The red color means that none of the above factors (nation, team, league) match. The green color is used if the league and nation of the two players are the same or if they play in the same team. Orange means that the players have only the same nation or in the same league but do not play both at the same time.
A green link can be divided again into:
- strong link
- perfect link
A strong link is when, as you can guess, if two of the factors mentioned match. The two players either belong to the same nation and league or play in the same club with different nationalities.
A perfect link is when all three factors match. For example, Manuel Neuer and Niklas Süle form a perfect connection because they both play in the same league (Bundesliga), belong to the same nation (Germany) and play in the same club (FC Bayern).
If you want to bring a player to the full chemistry, it is ultimately a question of having only orange or green connections or balancing red connections with green connections. If a player has only orange links, he gets the full chemistry. However, a red link must always be balanced with a green link. A Perfect Link can even balance two red connections.
Here is a small diagram where you can have the maximum value of a player in the respective position:
For example, if you have a player who is on the market as MS, the ST only has 9 chemicals in the respective position. The question is, how can you solve this problem? Quite simply, there are position conversion cards on the transfer market that you can buy, using a few thousand FIFA 20 Coins, and then give them to your players as consumables. So an MS (Griezmann) comes as ST with full chemistry. But if you do not currently have any FIFA Coins in your account, there are two other ways to get an MS in the ST position on full chemistry.
The first option is through a suitable manager in your squad. To do this, the manager needs the same nation as the player or the manager must have the same league as your player.
The second option is the loyalty bonus, which the player receives if you have bought it from a pack or an SBC or if you have played more than 10 games with the player. Then you could put the player on striker even though his card is MS and he knows 10 chemistry.
That's how team chemistry works
For all those who want to know exactly, here we present the "Chemistry Formula" at FIFA Ultimate Team, which EA Sports introduced in September 2016 to create more transparency. This formula shows you the effective impact of a player's "total chemistry" on player attributes.
In a formula, the whole thing is expressed as follows:
- (team chemistry x 0.25) + ((player chemistry x 10) x 0.75) = total chemistry of a player
The following applies:
- If the result is greater than 50, a player's attributes improve up to a maximum of 99.
- If the result is exactly 50, nothing changes and the players keep their base values.
- If the result is less than 50, the attributes of a player decline to a minimum of 1.
Starting eleven players with a team chemistry of 100 and a player chemistry of 10:
- (100 x 0.25) + ((10 x 10) x 0.75) = 25 + 75 = 100 (99)
The result here is 100 or reaches the maximum value of 99. Accordingly, the attributes of a player are greatly upgraded.
Substitute with a team chemistry of 100 and a player chemistry of 5:
- (100 x 0.25) + ((5 x 10) x 0.75) = 25 + 37.5 = 62.5
The result is 62.5. A player's attributes are easily upgraded.
There is a way to give your players better values with chemistry styles.
How do the chemistry styles work for players?
On the transfer market there is the possibility to buy your player a chemistry style to improve their values. If you have the player in the current team, you can see which values improve or deteriorate depending on the player's chemistry. Here is a list of all possible chemistry styles in Fifa 20.
Each of the Chemistry Style listed pushes different values from the players. For example, a hawk (pace, shooting and physique), but anchor (tempo, defensive and physique). Everyone pushes different values and areas of application for attack, midfield or defense. The most popular are Hunter (pace and shot) and Shadow (pace and defense), which also cost a lot of FIFA Coins.
We all enjoy our time in FIFA 22 playing the latest released Team of the Season squad, the biggest event in FIFA Ultimate Team, and trying to keep up with the weekly-themed objectives. While we had fun and received many great cards from the Premier League TOTS, we're welcoming Bundelisga next and it is going to be one of the most popular squads among others! Premier League was the first featured squad in this promo, but there are many more yet to come and we couldn't be more excited! Let's take a look at which players are included in the Bundesliga squad.
FIFA 22 Bundesliga (Team of the Season)
The Bundesliga Team of the Season squad was released on May 13th, replacing the Premier League squad in packs. The new Bundesliga squad will stay in FUT packs for one week from release, with the La Liga TOTS squad taking over from it on May 20th.
Players are able to try out new cards every week on Team of the Season. There are going to be a lot of brand-new cards from different squads which you can track down and see what's next from here. The Bundesliga squad members were chosen by users' votes, just like other squads, and there are some world-class players on this team who you don't want to miss. What makes Germany's Bundesliga different and more suitable for FIFA Ultimate Team is that the squad brings several top-tier players from different nations to make the chemistry linking in your squad a simple task to do! Without any further ado, let's take a look at the squad in every position.
FIFA 22 Bundesliga TOTS Defender
- Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich
- Nico Schlotterbeck – Freiburg
- Evan Ndicka – Frankfurt
- Jeremie Frimpong – Bayer Leverkusen
- David Raum – Hoffenheim
FIFA 22 Bundesliga TOTS Goalkeepers
- Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich
FIFA 22 Bundesliga TOTS Attackers
- Christopher Nkunku – RB Leipzig
- Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
- Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
FIFA 22 Bundesliga TOTS Midfielders
- Florian Wirtz – Bayer Leverkusen
- Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich
- Jude Bellingham – Borussia Dortmund
- Moussa Diaby – Bayer Leverkusen
- Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich
- Filip Kostic – Frankfurt
Let's review some of these players to get more familiar with the squad.
Robert Lewandowski (OVR 97) is a well-known goal scorer who has once again, gotten amazing numbers in a free-scoring Bayern Munich side. It's safe to say that Lewandowski has started all league games this season and he continues to surprise us as we proceed!
Probably one of the most popular footballers among FIFA fans and the best players in RB Leipzig. Nkunku (OVR 96) with 16 goals and 11 assists in this season has claimed 2 TOTW, 4 POTM, and a TOTS card for himself. We've got to admit that it's pretty impressive for a footballer of his age.
No need for much introduction, Erling (OVR 95) is one of the hottest and most successful assets in the football world. Despite his injury, he has still managed 16 goals and 6 assists in 18 games this season!
Bayer Leverkusen's winger, Moussa Diaby has been another impressive and unstoppable player this season. 12 goals and 9 assists have brought him 3 TOTW cards, and another boosted TOTS card!
Of course, there are many other footballers to review but we just randomly picked these 4 great footballers to show you how great the Bundesliga TOTS is! FIFA fans can expect more items to come via Squad Building Challenges and objectives. One of the many great aspects of TOTS is that if you're not lucky enough to win your favorite card in the current squads, you'll have a good chance to win a better one in the upcoming squads. So don't give up and make sure to check our store during the promo for discounts and cheap FIFA coins. You can always benefit from a few extra coins in case you were in urgent need of purchasing something for your FUT 22 Club!