FIFA 20: Carniball Promotion Preview: Release Date, Predictions, Expected Content, Offers and More
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FIFA 20: Carniball Promotion Preview: Release Date, Predictions, Expected Content, Offers and More

Matt Thomas
3 March 2020

The FUT Carniball Promotion is supposed to be arriving pretty soon after the Winter Refresh in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team, so let’s take a look at all the expected content, offers and release dates for the celebration!

With Shapeshifters coming to an end, FIFA 20 Ultimate Team's next event will be Carniball!

This will be the first even within the month of March in FUT 20.

Carniball celebrates the world-famous Carnivals held throughout February and March across the globe.

Select players from major Carnival host countries will receive special cards, with massive stat boosts and placed into packs.

Here's what we know about FUT Carniball.

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Carniball Release Date

FUT Carniball is expected to be the first promotional event of March, predicted to be the 6th March.

The event should run for a week and end on the 13th March 2020.

Last year in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team, the Carniball promotion started on March 8th and ran until March 15th.

This year, I’d expect a similar release date, or even slightly earlier, around late February to early March.

This would account for the new Winter Refresh promotion, and a potential, short FUT Player Days promotion featuring the 2nd Best of TOTW selection, with FUT Carniball coming shortly after.

Predictions

Last year in FIFA 19, we had a squad of 14 items released into packs, with players selected from the eight major Carnival countries, these being: 

  • Brazil (Rio De Janeiro)
  • France (Nice)
  • Belgium (Binche)
  • Italy (Venice)
  • Argentina (Buenos Aires)
  • USA (New Orleans)
  • Spain (Cadiz)
  • Germany (Cologne)

Our prediction will again feature 14 players, selected from these 8 nations.

Here are some players from the 8 Carniball nations that I would like to see featured in this year’s Carniball promo.

  • 94 Paul Pogba
  • 93 Roberto Firmino
  • 92 Gianluigi Donnarumma

 

Expected Content

During the Carniball promotion, we can expect a tonne of content in FUT, including:

  • Carniball Team
  • Carniball Player SBCs
  • Flashback/Player Moments SBCs
  • Pack SBCs
  • Repeatable Upgrade SBCs
  • Carniball Season Objectives
  • Packs and Lightning Rounds

 

Carniball Team

Considered the biggest part of the Carniball promotion by many are the squad of Carniball players released into packs for a limited time.

Last year in FIFA 19, we had a squad of 14 items released into packs, with players selected from the eight major Carnival countries, these being: 

  • Brazil (Rio De Janeiro)
  • France (Nice)
  • Belgium (Binche)
  • Italy (Venice)
  • Argentina (Buenos Aires)
  • USA (New Orleans)
  • Spain (Cadiz)
  • Germany (Cologne)

With significant upgrades anticipated on these selected players to reflect the spirit of creativity, fun and celebration of Carniball, expect the Carniball team to include some meta-altering cards!

Below you can find last year's Carniball squad, and there were some massive inclusions! 

Carniball Player SBCs

Expect a good number of player SBCs to be released during the promotion, including some players that didn’t make it into the original selection released into packs. Last year we had 8 Carniball player SBCs released, with each player being from a featured Carniball nation. Last year we had Antonio Rüdiger, DeAndre Yedlin, Benjamin Mendy, Thiago, Giacomo Bonaventura, Hulk, Anthony Limbombe and Alejandro Gómez.

Flashback/Player Moments SBCs

As seen in a number of promotions of late, expect to see some Flashback and Player Moments SBCs dropped during the Carniball promotion, looking back at previous Carniball cards, as well as potential Carniball themed Player Moments cards.

 

Pack SBCs

A feature of most promotions, expect there to be some pack SBCs to be dropped, allowing players to obtain some decent packs for cheap. Last year we saw a handful of Carniball Challenge SBCs released around the featured Carniball nations, and I’d expect to see something similar again.

Repeatable Upgrade SBCs

Despite not seeing any repeatable upgrade SBCs in FUT19’s Carniball promo, I’d expect to see a few released this year. 81+ Packs would be a likely release, allowing players to continue opening packs from SBCs in an attempt to pack the new Carniball cards.

Carniball Season Objectives

Last year during Carniball, we had tonnes of weekly objectives available, with 4 cards released during the promotion. Expect the same sort of content to feature this year via Season Objectives.

Packs and Lightning Rounds

Being a FUT Promotion, expect packs to be sold throughout, and a few lightning rounds throughout peak times in FUT, i.e. weekends from 6-8pm UK.

What's Next?

The next event after Carniball is likely to be FUT Birthday!

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