EA Sports recently shared their plans regarding the FUT 20 ICONs with the community by addressing the release dates of all ICON versions and how the new changes will give you more opportunities to get an ICON card in your club.
Just in case you’re unfamiliar, there are 4 types of ICON cards in the game: Base, Mid, Prime and Prime Moments, each representing a certain period in the player’s career. All 89 ICONs will have a version of each that card, so we if do the math correctly we will have a total of 356 ICON cards in Ultimate Team this year.
However not all those cards will be available in-game at the same time! The following timeline breakdown will explain how they will get released:
As you can see the Base versions will be available in packs at the start of the game until mid-December 2019, while Mid versions will go on for a little longer, more exactly until mid-February 2020. The Prime versions instead won’t be available until mid-December 2019 and will stay in packs until the end of FUT 20. The last versions to hit the packs will be the Prime Moments scheduled for February 2020.
Starting with this FIFA edition, ICONs will not be used as requirements in Squad Building Challenges anymore and Individual ICON SBCs will be a thing of the past because EA Sports are introducing ICON Swaps!
Just like FUT Swaps in FUT 19, you will exchange Player Tokens earned by completing different Objectives and submit them for your desired ICON. There will be 3 ICON Swaps released throughout the year and each of them will feature at least 20 untradeable ICONs ranging from Base to Prime versions. If an ICON has already been released in an ICON Swaps release, it will not have any other versions released in a future ICON Swaps release.
Each Player Token can only be redeemed in that specific ICON Swaps release and does not roll over to the next ICON Swaps release. Player Tokens can also be redeemed for select Guaranteed ICON Packs during each Swaps release.
ICON Swaps 1 will be released October 11th, 2019 and will run until December with the next players available:
ICON Swaps 2 and 3 will be announced later this year.