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FIFA 16 News Roundup #24

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, EA Sports are holding a special event in FUT 16 called Lunar New Year where every 8 hours there will be something new released like special pack promos or tournaments. FIFA Mobile users will even get a free gold red pack upon logging to their accounts!

The event will end tomorrow, February 8th.

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With the current pack promos from the Lunar New Year event, you may have the chance to pack one of the following TOTW 21 IN-Forms released this week:

Starting XI

  • GK: Kevin Trapp – Paris Saint-Germain (France)
  • LB: Balenziaga – Athletic Club de Bilbao (Spain)
  • RB: Philipp Lahm – Bayern München (Germany)
  • RB: Mario Gaspar – Villarreal CF (Spain)
  • LM: Alex Sandro – Juventus (Italy)
  • LM: Stephan El Shaarawy – AS Roma (Italy)
  • CM: Paul Pogba – Juventus (Italy)
  • CM: Luka Modrić – Real Madrid (Spain)
  • LW: Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli (Italy)
  • ST: André-Pierre Gignac – Tigres U.A.N.L. (Mexico)
  • ST: Robert Lewandowski – Bayern München (Germany)


  • GK: Marwin Hitz – FC Augsburg (Germany)
  • CB: Aaron Pierre – Wycombe Wanderers (England)
  • CM: Cheikh N’Doye – Angers SCO (France)
  • RM: Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson – Charlton Athletic (England)
  • CAM: Konstantinos Fortounis – Olympiakos CFP (Greece)
  • RW: Jack Compton – Yeovil Town (England)
  • ST: Mark Bridge – Western Sydney Wanderers (Australia)


  • GK: Victor Valdés – Standard Liège (Belgium)
  • CM: Bryan Dabo – Montpellier HSC (France)
  • CAM: Bryan Rabello – Santos Laguna (Mexico)
  • LW: Lior Refaelov – Club Brugge (Belgium)
  • ST: Cheick Diabaté – Girondins de Bordeaux (France)


These IFs are available in packs from 3rd February – 10th February. You can view the team more detailed at FUTHead or FUTWiz.

The Winter Upgrades have finally arrived in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team this week with the first batch of upgrades being released this Friday. There will be three more batches that will be released every Friday until the end of the month.  To view the first upgrades list please click here or you can download the excel file right here.

For those who don’t know how these Winter Upgrades work please read the following FAQ:

  • Upgrades apply to new non-inform players found in packs. Non-IF players in your Club will not receive an upgrade.
  • If an upgraded player’s new OVR rating equals or surpasses his existing first in-form’s rating, his IFs will get an upgrade.
  • If an upgraded player’s new OVR rating does not equal or surpass his existing in-form’s rating, his IFs will not get an upgrade(Ex: Jamie Vardy went from 71 to 75 OVR, his 82 Record Breaker will not receive an upgrade)
    • However, if an upgraded player with an existing IF gets upgraded across Quality tiers (eg. Silver to Gold), his lower-quality IF will not get an upgrade. This preserves the in-form’s high value. (Ex: Jack Butland’s item is now Gold, but his Silver In-Form will not receive an upgrade and stays Silver.)
  • If you already own the in-form version of an upgraded player in your Club, your IF will get an upgrade.


Just one batch of winter transfers was released this week in FUT 16 featuring players like Quagliarella, Doumbia and Kokorin joining their new clubs. The full transfer lists can be found here.


With the new winter upgrades released, there have been quite some updates on the price ranges.

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Mobile users can now pack these special limited edition red items in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team with the occasion of the Lunar New Year Event:


This week’s “Ones To Watch” players in FIFA Mobile were Alexis Sanchez, El Shaarawy and Moutinho.

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There are two new tournaments for you to play in this weekend and bellow you can find the squad requirements in order to participate and the rewards:

Lucky Number 8

Requirements: Minimum of 8 players from one league in the First XI
Rewards: ONLINE – 8,888 coins

Year Of The Foxes

Requirements: Minimum of 8 Leicester City players in First XI
Rewards: OFFLINE – 5,000 coins
Offline Difficulty: World Class


Round 16 of GOTW is out featuring some of the best goals scored in FIFA 16 this week:

See you next week lads with more FIFA 16 news!

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