FIFA 21 Carniball: Release Date, Predictions, Latest News, Card Designs, Content And Everything You Need To Know

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Carniball was an event that was released back in FIFA 19 Ultimate Team but wasn’t included in last years’ edition of the game.

The colourful promo brings the world's festivities to FIFA, and, with no promo confirmed for release this Friday (12 March) could it be set for an Ultimate Team return?

Here is everything that we know about a potential Carniball arrival in FIFA 21.

Carniball Release Date

Seeing as Carniball wasn’t released in FUT 20, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it could arrive this year. 

In FIFA 19, the event started on March 8th, running for a week until March 15th, coinciding with a number of world-famous Carnivals held across the globe around the same time.

We had anticipated a release at the back end of February to coincide with the worldwide carnival festivities, but with February now long gone, March looks to be the month for the return.

There's a gap in the market for a promo to arrive this Friday (March 12) so could we see Carniball this week?

Carniball Card Design

So far, we haven’t had any official Carniball card designs through. However, we’ve had some awesome concepts drawn up, and this is what the Carniball card could look like in FUT 21! 

Twitter user @FutIconOK designed this Carniball card based on the Carniball kit that was present in the FIFA 21 code.

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Carniball Squads

The biggest draw from the Carniball promotion will be the squad(s) of Carniball players that will be released into packs throughout the course of the event.

The Carniball squads, if following the same pattern from FIFA 19, will be comprised of players from each of the eight major Carnival countries: Brazil (Rio De Janeiro), France (Nice), Belgium (Binche), Italy (Venice), Argentina (Buenos Aires), USA (New Orleans), Spain (Cadiz) and Germany (Cologne).

The boosts to these players will be increased, reflecting their style of play, with position changes, skill move and weak foot upgrades and individual stat boosts likely!

Other Expected Carniball Content

When Carniball debuted back in FIFA 19, it was a pretty pack heavy promo, so don’t be surprised if it’s heavily centred around pack sales, so don’t be too surprised if this is a pretty pack heavy event. Nevertheless, we can expect a fair bit of non-pack content, including:

  • Carniball & Flashback Player SBCs
  • Upgrade & Pack SBCs
  • FUT Birthday Objectives
  • Promo Packs

Carniball, Player Moments & Flashback Player SBCs

As is the case with most promos, expect to see some player SBCs included throughout, with Carniball, Player Moments and Flashback SBCs released.

Upgrade & Pack SBCs

Definitely expect upgrades to return for Carniball in FUT 21, with things like the 2x81+, 82-88, 83+ and 80+ Player Picks returning. 

Furthermore, expect some pack SBCs themed around the Carniball nations for kits and packs.

Carniball Objectives

As is the case with all promotions, look out for objectives themed around Carniball, for both players, packs and other items.

Promo Packs

Promo Packs will also be a staple of the event, with lightning rounds at peak times around the release of the Carniball squads, and daily store refreshes of high-value packs.

For more articles like this, take a look at our FIFA 21 page.