FIFA 21 FUT What If event starts: What can we expect?

A brand-new event, “What If,” launches Feb. 26 (Source: EA Sports).
Actually, the entire FIFA community would have expected the start of the FUT Winter Refresh at the weekend, but it comes – once again – differently. In the loading screen of the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team mode EA Sports has now announced a brand new FUT event called “What If”. What is behind it?

FUT 21 What If: When does the event start?

As can be seen from the new loading screen for FIFA 21’s FUT mode, the brand new What If event will start on February 26, 2021 at 19:00 German time. Presumably the new promo will extend over a period of two weeks again, but a duration of only one week would also be conceivable.

What If promo event: card design and hints

In the second loading screen, the brand new FUT 21 What If card design was revealed, which was previously leaked on the Xbox Store. Interesting fact: The What If cards feature two arrows at the top, which could indicate that the new items are live cards similar to Headliners or Road to the Final players.

The arrows on the What If cards indicate dynamic special cards. (Source: EA Sports)

FUT What If event: What can you expect?

The What If event is a brand new promo that has never been seen before in the FIFA series. However, the concept behind it is still unclear at the moment.

At first, the community assumed that we might expect players with a position change – similar to the FUT Shapeshifters in FIFA 20, but that was already the case with the FUT Freeze event and is therefore rather unlikely.

Meanwhile, another leak from a reliable source is making the rounds: As Jack Lang reveals via Twitter, you can expect dynamic live cards in FUT 21 What If, which are supposed to work similarly to the Headliners.

However, potential updates are not linked to won matches or inform cards, but to certain tasks of the teams: For example, when a team scores a certain number of goals or goes several games without conceding a goal.

The arrow on the What If cards is reminiscent of the popular FUT Showdown SBCs, such as the recent duel between Oleksandr Zinchenko and Patrick Herrmann. It is therefore conceivable that the new promo cards could also receive a one-off upgrade.

The design of the new What If cards is reminiscent of the FUT Showdowns. (Source: EA Sports / EarlyGame)

FUT 21 What If: Which players are included?

Which players you can expect at the new What If promo event in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team is currently still unclear. However, it can be assumed that at least one player of Borussia Dortmund will be part of it.

After all, after the derby win against Schalke 04, there is surprisingly not a single BVB professional in the current Team of the Week. Jadon Sancho is considered a hot candidate, as Erling Haaland can already show a live card.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar, who surprisingly wasn’t voted Ligue 1 Player of the Month, would also be a hot candidate. Until we know more details, however, you’ll have to wait until Friday night.
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By Philipp Briel

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