EA Sports, through their official Website, has revealed changes to Icons in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team (previously FIFA Ultimate Team – FUT) mode.
Icons in earlier editions of the FIFA video game series, are legendary and iconic football players from the past who have had illustrious careers. They are featured in the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode and are highly sought after by players.
In EA FC 24, EA Sports are changing the way that ICONs will appear in Ultimate Team. Similar to Heroes & active Players, ICONs will have 1 single base version, with Campaign versions of ICONs being released throughout EA SPORTS FC™ 24. As a result you can expect to see some changes in select ICON Attributes.
For some time we’ve been exploring how we balance authentically representing the greatest Players of all time at the peak of their powers, as well as ensuring they maintain their elite status throughout the year in Ultimate Team. In recent years we’ve made a number of changes aimed at ensuring ICONs continue to feel special deep into the season, leading us to the introduction of Campaign ICONs last year.
We’ve been blown away by the reception of campaign ICONs, with player feedback asking to introduce them into more Ultimate Team Campaigns. It’s important to us that Campaign versions of ICONs still feel special, so whilst they won’t be in every Campaign, you can expect to see ICONs (& Heroes) appear in more Campaigns throughout Ultimate Team 24. Our new single base era approach to ICONs creates more space for more versions of Campaign ICONs whilst also making sure that each version feels meaningfully different. It also enables ICONs to feel in balance with other Ultimate Team content available in-game at the same time.
We always look to build content for every type of football fan, so similar to Senior & Junior Trophy Titans versions of ICONs, you can expect to see Campaign versions of ICONs rated both above and below their base version.
That’s a sneak peak at what we have in store for the year ahead, stay tuned for more detailed Campaign announcements as we head towards launch. On the EA SPORTS Football team we’ve all grown up playing EA SPORTS football games and are excited to take this step into the new EA SPORTS FC era both as fans and team members. On behalf of the wider FC Live team, who make all of the above work possible, I wanted to thank you all for your passion and energy as we build the biggest community of football fans together.