The Icon Upgrade Evolution is here in FC 24, letting you boost the stats of a legendary player within Ultimate Team.

This isn’t cheap. It will cost players 200,000 coins or 1,000 FC Points. However, the upgrades are pretty good, including two new PlayStyles.

So let’s head on into this Evolution, the requirements needed, the upgrades you receive, and the best Icons to use in it!

Requirements & Expiry

Here are the requirements for the Icon Upgrade Evolution in FC 24:

  • Max. Overall = 89
  • Max. Pace = 86
  • Min. Shooting = 78
  • Max. Passing = 91
  • Max. Physical = 87
  • Max. Playstyles = 8
  • Rarity: Base Icon
Evolution Requirements

Expiry

The Icon Upgrade Evolution is available until February 5, 2024, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT. However, once you have unlocked and selected a player, you will have until February 12, 2024, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT to complete it.

  • Unlock within:
  • Expires in:

Upgrades

Here are all of the boosts for the Icon Upgrade Evolution:

  • Level 1
    • +2 Shooting
    • +1 Passing
    • +1 Dribbling
    • +1 Defending
    • +1 Physical
  • Level 2
    • +1 Pace
    • +1 Passing
    • +1 Defending
    • +2 Physical
    • Tiki Take PlayStyle
  • Level 3
    • +2 Pace
    • +2 Shooting
    • +1 Passing
    • +2 Dribbling
    • First Touch PlayStyle
FC 24 Icon Upgrade Evolution Final Upgrade

Best Players

Here are the best options for the FC 24 Icon Upgrade Evolution. Keep in mind these players will likely be expensive:

Michael Ballack

The German midfielder is a top option, as with this upgrade, he joins the Gullit Gang (has 80+ in all base stats).

Only his Agility and Balance let him down, but other than that, he will make an excellent central midfielder.

Icon Upgrade Evolution FC 24 Ballack
Credit: FUT.GG

Robin van Persie

Van Persie has excellent PlayStyles. He has Trivela, Finesse, and First Touch+. This makes him a great Icon even without the upgrade. However, once he gets the boost, he looks to be a monstrous player.

We would probably play him out of position as a CAM, as those passing stats are pretty good.

Van Persie Evolution
Credit: FUT.GG

Davor Suker

Suker has the deadly Trivela+, so with these upgrades, he looks even better. His 86 Pace does mean you likely need to use a Hunter or Catalyst Chemistry Style.

Suker Icon Upgrade Evolution FC 24
Credit: FUT.GG

Gianfranco Zola

Zola looks to be a top-tier attacker with the Evolution boosts. He has insane dribbling and excellent shooting, and his passing is top-tier.

This is an item you can play anywhere in attack. With Finesse+ and 90 Curve, you will have no issues scoring goals.

Icon Upgrade Evolution FC 24 Zola
Credit: FUT.GG

Challenges

Here are all of the challenges for the Icon Upgrade Evolution in FC 24:

  • Level 1 Challenges:
    • Win 3 Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions) matches on min. Semi-Pro using your active EVO player in the game.
    • Win 2 Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions) matches by at least 2 goals on min. Semi-Pro using your active EVO player in the game.
  • Level 2 Challenges:
    • Play 3 Rivals or Champions matches using your active EVO player in the game.
    • Win 3 Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions) matches on min. Semi-Pro using your active EVO player in the game.
    • Assist 5 goals in Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions) matches using your active EVO player in the game.
  • Level 3 Challenges:
    • Win 3 Rivals or Champions matches using your active EVO player in the game.
    • Score 5 goals in Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions) matches using your active EVO player in the game.
    • Win 3 Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions) matches by at least 2 goals on min. Semi-Pro using your active EVO player in the game.

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