FIFA 21 Icon SBCs: Release Dates, Predictions, Solutions, What Is It And Everything We Know
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FIFA 21 Icon SBCs: Release Dates, Predictions, Solutions, What Is It And Everything We Know

Nick Farrell
27 September 2020


The highly anticipated FIFA 21 is coming to early access soon.

The wait is finally over for football fans and EA is gearing up to release the game with a new set of pitch notes.

A beloved feature is making a comeback as well!


EA has now confirmed that SBCs are making a return for Fifa 21. 

They note: 

"We’re excited to confirm that ICON SBCs are back. You’ll once again have the opportunity to earn specific ICONs by completing select SBCs."

This is a feature that many fans assumed would be making a return but we did not have official news!

In the past, players would submit a series of expensive teams in order to get an icon. In FIFA 18, this saw players complete SBCs for a specific player.

In FIFA 19. players got an Icon player pick where they could choose between a selection of players.

Release Date

EA has confirmed that SBCs will be beginning in late November and carrying on throughout the season.

How They Work

Below is a list of points EA has noted about SBCs.

This is how they will function in Fifa 21: 

  • The first ICON SBCs will be introduced from late November onwards.
  • ICON SBCs will be available long term, but not permanently.
  • Specific versions of ICONs will only become eligible for SBC release after they’ve been released in packs for a period of time.
  • After an ICON SBC expires, it may be re-released at a later date. The challenge requirements and rewards may also be updated.
  • ICONs may be used as requirements in SBCs.

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