Traditionally, late November and into December are often some of the busiest times of the year when it comes to shopping, with people rushing to buy everything they need in time for the holiday season.
The infamous Black Friday has been thrown into that mix, with discounts and deals available across all product categories and in all types of industries, including the virtual realm of EA Sports’ FIFA franchise. .
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The world’s most popular soccer video game has been on the big shopping spree since FIFA 14, so what’s the story this year? FIFA 22? GOAL brings you all details about FIFA 22 and Black Friday.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday takes place on Friday, November 26, 2021. The much-anticipated trade day traditionally occurs the day after Thanksgiving in the United States, which falls on Thursday, November 25 this year.
When it comes to FIFA, Black Friday’s phenomenon is tied to other dates on the EA Sports calendar, such as ‘Super Sunday’ and Cyber Monday, which means there’s often an extended range of deals, challenges and discounts. in the game weekend .
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When do FIFA 22 Black Friday promotions start?
FIFA 22 Black Friday promotions are set to kick off at 9 a.m. ET on Friday, November 26.
Which FIFA 22 bundles are available on Black Friday?
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, a limited number of special packs, including the Premium Player Pack and the Rare Player Pack, will be released in the store. These items are usually available on a first-come, first-served basis, while others are limited in time.
EA Sports has had offers like bundle discounts in the past, as well as buy one, get one free offer on certain plans. Special packs will also be available through in-game objectives, including Squad Building Challenges.
The Record Breakers card is also expected to reappear.
What will FIFA 22 SBCs have for Black Friday?
Several special packs are available during Black Friday, Super Sunday and Cyber Monday given as rewards for completing the Squad Building Challenge (SBC).
Players should keep in mind that some SBCs have time limits and run for a 24-hour period from 1 p.m. ET each day. Other SBCs, meanwhile, are available throughout the entire weekend.
Flash SBCs are the most special ones and are usually only available for an hour or two on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Flash SBCs sometimes offer potential rewards such as upgraded players and players from the past Week Teams.
Iconic SBCs are also expected to be included in the weekend mix.
Which new FIFA Ultimate Team players are released on Black Friday?
Each year around Black Friday, a ‘Best of the Week’ Team is released in bundles. These are the top performing, top rated players for each position in the season so far.
Last week’s XI of the week included Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane and N’Golo Kante (see below).
There are also a number of Record Breakers in last season’s FUT Black Friday push, including Kylian Mbappe ranked 91st and Jadon Sancho ranked 88th, as well as Flashback’s 87th-rated Sergio Aguero.
We should expect to see similar new players for FIFA 22.
Will the FIFA 22 transfer market collapse?
It is difficult to predict whether the FIFA 22 transfer market will experience a major crash after Black Friday, but it has happened in the past when players have sought to capitalize on and sell their team for the highest price. .
With so many Black Friday bundle deals, it tends to mean more packs opened than usual and more players ending up in the market for sale, with everyone trying to cut each other down to get the price. best treatment.
What usually happens in this type of scenario is that the prices of the players drop dramatically, but in recent years it hasn’t been so extreme due to the fact that people have been doing it for weeks before the event. .
The collapse of the Black Friday transfer market is nothing compared to those that struck before the Team of the Year in early January when countless packages were opened with the expectation of more than 99 ranked players.