FUT 21 Freeze is a brand new event coming to FIFA Ultimate Team. Fans can expect upgraded player items, along with SBCs (Squad Building Challenges), Themed Objectives, Pack Offers and ICON Swaps 1.
Is FIFA 21 Freeze Replacing FUTMAS?
The festive FUTMAS promotion has been a fan favourite among Ultimate Team users since it was first introduced during FIFA 13. However, it appears that EA will be replacing FUTMAS with the new Freeze promo.
Interestingly, this year's FUTMAS event was actually predicted to begin today (December 11, 2020). So with EA Sports announcing the release of Freeze FUT cards, it seems as though they will be the focus going forward.
Why Are EA Sports Not Releasing FUTMAS?
EA replaced the halloween themed Ultimate Scream promotion with Rulebreakers back in October, so it would appear that the company have decided to create their own events instead of basing them on holidays.
There could be many reasons for this, but it is possible that they simply decided to shake things up to keep content fresh. A new FUT promotion generates a lot of hype and keeps fans engaged throughout the year.
FUT 21 Freeze Official Ultimate Team Card Design
What Are Freeze Players & How Do They Work?
As there are currently no leaks or leaked information regarding FIFA 21 Freeze players, we can only speculate up until their release. Perhaps these FUT cards could represent players who are "ice cold" under pressure.
Alternatively, the Ultimate Freeze could simply follow a similar structure and format as the FUTMAS promotion. With this said, we highly recommend checking out our recent FIFA 21 FUTMAS predictions guide.
FIFA 21 Freeze Predictions
If this brand new promo takes a completely different direction from previous festive Ultimate Team cards, we could see popular players who have yet to receive an in-form item. These could include the following:
- 🇫🇷 ST: Anthony Martial 84→86 (Manchester United)
- 🇧🇷 LW: Neymar Jr 91→92 (Paris Saint-Germain)
- 🇳🇱 CM: Georginio Wijnaldum 85→86 (Liverpool)
When Will These Special Cards Be Released?
The official FIFA 21 FUT Freeze squad will be released at 6pm (UK time), December 11, 2020. However, if this promotion follows the same theme as FUTMAS, we will see a number of daily SBCs, Objectives and ICON Swaps 1.
The promotion will last at least one week (December 18), but we wouldn't at all be surprised if EA released a second squad with daily Squad Building Challenges and themed Objectives up until Christmas day (December 25).
Official FIFA 21 FUT Freeze Ultimate Team Squad
SBCs (Squad Building Challenges)
Cristian Ansaldi 85 (RB)
Available until 6pm (UK time), December 15, 2020.
Marquinhos 87 (CDM)
Available until 6pm (UK time), December 16, 2020.
Yannick Bolasie 85 (CAM)
Available until 6pm (UK time), December 25, 2020.
Prime ICONs & ICON Swaps 1
The above Prime ICONs are now available in FUT packs, replacing their Base ICON versions.
The first set of ICON Swaps SBCs are now live in Ultimate Team. See the token requirements above.
Don't forget, we could also see FIFA 21 TOTY (Team of the Year) nominees. Stay tuned for a brand new set of FUT Team of the Week predictions. Also check out this unbelievable next-gen FIFA 21 glitch on PS5 & Xbox Series X.