As the festive time of the year approaches, it’s time to start looking forward to FUT’s premier event around Christmas, which is of course FUTMAS!
FUTMAS is a real fan favourite event that sees EA release dozens of FUTMAS Player SBCs throughout the course of the promotion, with some enticing options available to complete.
Here’s all the info regarding the potential release date of FUTMAS in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, all the latest news, expected content, predictions and everything else you need to know to get prepared for the festive period of FUT!
What Is FUTMAS?
In short, FUTMAS is a promotion that is themed heavily around special themed FUTMAS Player SBCs that are released for 24 hour periods every day for around 2 weeks, featuring a number of desirable cards.
The promotion typically lasts for around 2 weeks just before Christmas, and sees as many as 24 Player SBCs released throughout the event, with 2 released every day for 24 hours, meaning players have to think fast and act quickly to decide whether to complete an SBC or to let it pass.
FUTMAS Release Date
This year, in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, we should be expecting FUTMAS to commence around Friday 11th December, lasting for around 2 weeks in the build up to Christmas.
Last year, we saw FUTMAS released on Friday December 13th, the 2nd Friday of the month, so a release around the 11th December 2021 would coincide with the typical release schedule.
FUTMAS can be a great time to get some fantastic cards, but also a strain on the coin purse.
Be sure to take advantage of this promo early with our Investments guide.
FUTMAS Player SBCs
The biggest draw of the FUTMAS Event are without doubt the recurring Player SBCs that are released every day of the promo.
2 FUTMAS Themed SBCs will be released every day during the event for 24 hours, meaning you’ll have to think fast as to whether you want to complete an SBC, or let it pass.
In recent years, the themes of FUTMAS SBCs have been surrounding:
For example, on Day 1 of FUTMAS in FIFA 20, we had an SBC for a player from a team that finished 12th in the league in the season prior, and a Belgian, being ranked the best nation at the time (1st). On Day 2 of FUTMAS, we had an SBC for a player from a team that finished 11th, and a player from the nation ranked 2nd at the time, and so on.
Be sure to check back soon for our full FUTMAS predictions!
FUTMAS Card Design
While the official FUTMAS card design is still to be released, we’ve discovered some very nice concepts released throughout the community. DaveDesiigns’ FUTMAS concept looks like an insane card, and would add some serious value to the FUTMAS Player SBCs.
Other FUTMAS Expected Content
Aside from the FUTMAS Player SBC content, there’s still plenty to expect from this festive promo
- Team of the Year Nominees
- FUTMAS Objectives
- Upgrade SBCs
- FUTMAS Challenge SBCs
Team of the Year Nominees
Last year, for the first time in FUT, we saw TOTY Nominees released during the FUTMAS event as voting for the TOTY commenced.
This saw 55 players released with special TOTY nominee cards with a +1 boost on their base items, bringing the hype for TOTY throughout December.
Expect objectives to feature yet again in the FUTMAS promotion in FUT 21, with FUTMAS players being featured for completing gameplay objectives, likely in the Live FUT Friendlies tabs. Last year we saw the likes of Gbamin, Roussillon and Boulaya receiving FUTMAS cards in objectives, so it’ll be interesting to see who we get this year.
Last year during FUTMAS we saw both an 82-88 and 83+ SBC released throughout the event, allowing players to grind towards some cards to stock clubs for completing all the FUTMAS Player SBCs that were released. We expect similar SBCs to be released this year to stock those clubs with SBC fodder.
FUTMAS Challenge SBCs
As is the way with a big promotion, expect to see some FUTMAS Challenge SBCs for general pack rewards released throughout the event, themed around players, teams or nations that have been popular in previous years.