The end of November and into December traditionally tend to be some of the busiest times of the year when it comes to shopping, where people rush to buy everything they need in time for the holiday season.
The infamous Black Friday has been thrown into that mix, with discounts and offers available on all kinds of products and in all types of industries, including the virtual world of EA Sports’ FIFA franchise.
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The most popular football video game in the world has participated in the big shopping date since FIFA 14, so what’s the story this year for FIFA 22? GOAL brings you all the details of FIFA 22 and Black Friday.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday takes place on Friday, November 26, 2021. The long-awaited commercial date traditionally takes place 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 linked to other days in the EA Sports calendar, such as ‘Super Sunday’ and Cyber Monday, which means that there is usually a weekend wide range of offers, challenges and discounts in the game. .
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When will FIFA 22 Black Friday promotions start?
The FIFA 22 Black Friday promotions start at 9.00 AM A Friday, November 26th.
What FIFA 22 package deals are available on Black Friday?
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, a limited number of special packs, including Premium Player Packs and Rare Player Packs, will be released in-store. These are usually available on a first-come, first-served basis, while others are limited in time.
EA Sports has previously had offers such as discounted packages, as well as buy one, get a free quote on certain packages. Special packages should also be available through in-game objectives, including Squad Building Challenges.
Record Breakers cards are also expected to reappear.
Which FIFA 22 SBCs will be there for Black Friday?
A number of the special packages available during Black Friday, Super Sunday and Cyber Monday are awarded as rewards for completing Squad Building Challenges (SBCs).
Players should keep in mind that some SBCs are time-limited and run for a 24-hour period from 6 p.m. 13.00 ET every day. Other SBCs, meanwhile, are available throughout the weekend.
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Flash SBCs are the most special SBCs and are usually only available for one or two hours on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The Flash SBCs occasionally bring potential rewards such as upgraded players and well-informed players from previous Teams of the Week.
Icon SBCs are also expected to be included in the weekend mix.
Which new FIFA Ultimate Team players will be released on Black Friday?
Every year around Black Friday, a ‘Best Of’ team is released in packages. These have the highest rated players in terms of each position in the season so far.
Last year’s Best Of Team of the Week included Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane and N’Golo Kante (see below).
There were also a number of record-breakers in last season’s FUT Black Friday push, with a 91-rated Kylian Mbappe and 88-rated Jadon Sancho, as well as a Flashback 87-rated Sergio Aguero.
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 that has happened in the past as players look to capitalize and sell their teams at the highest prices.
With so many package deals on Black Friday, it tends to mean that more packages are opened than is usually the case, and that more players end up in the market for sale, where people try to undercut each other to get the best value.
What usually happens in this type of scenario is that the prices of players fall markedly, but in recent years it has not been that hard due to the fact that people are already doing it for weeks leading up to the event.
Black Friday crashes in the transfer market are nothing compared to those occurring ahead of Team of the Year in early January, when plenty of packages open in anticipation of more 99-rated players.