FIFA 22 Headliners LIVE: Team 2 Released, Denis Zakaria Objectives, Dimitri Payet SBC, How It Works & More

2022 has arrived, and EA has welcomed the new year in an impressive fashion, by bringing the Headliners promotion back to FUT.

The performance-based promotion has arrived in Ultimate Team following the conclusion of the Winter Wildcards promo, which ended on Friday.

Here is everything we know about the 2022 edition of the Headliners promo.

Latest News

January 7th (6pm) -

Team 2 of the Headliners promotion has arrived in FIFA 22's Ultimate Team.

As expected, it is Mohammed Salah who leads the way in a team that also includes the likes of Joshua Kimmich and Joao Cancelo.

You can view the Team 2 squad in full below:

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December 31st (6pm) -

The Headliners promotion has arrived in FIFA 22's Ultimate Team today.

Kylian Mbappe is the standout figure in a squad that also features the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Vinicius Jr.

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How Does Headliners Work?

The Headliners promotion is a performance-based event, featuring the top performing players from across the world of football.

Those lucky enough to be selected for a place in the squad will receive a card that is one in-form upgrade higher than their latest qualifying performance based item in FIFA 22. For example should Christopher Nkunku arrive, he will begin as an 89 OVR as his highest-rated item in-game currently is an 88-rated Team of the Group Stage card.

FUT 21! Last years promotion featured Bruno Fernandes, Fabinho and Ben Yedder!
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FUT 21! Last years promotion featured Bruno Fernandes, Fabinho and Ben Yedder!

Following their release, each time a Headliner receives a performance based card in FIFA 22 their Headliner item will also receive an in-form upgrade. This means that the Headliner card will always remain the highest-rated version of the card available in-game.

Do note that Team of the Year and Team of the Season cards do not have any effect on the rating of a Headliner. The performance-based cards that apply to this promotion are as follows:

  • Team of the Week
  • Man of the Match
  • Hero
  • Team of the Group Stage
  • Team of the Knockout Stage

Headliners Leaks & Rumours

As has become a customary occurrence during the FIFA 22 year so far, there has been some concrete-looking leaks on social media regarding who will feature in the first Headliners release of FIFA 22.

If you are looking to avoid spoilers ahead of the promotional release, then we'd advise skipping this section of the article.

Kylian Mbappe looks set to headline the promotion with a 93-rated ST card, whilst Virgil Van Dijk (91 OVR), Kalidou Koublibaly (89 OVR) and Christopher Nkunku (89 OVR) are also set to feature.

You can view the full leaked squad below:

Headliners Release Date

The Headliners promotion is expected to begin this Friday (December 31st).

Two squads are expected to arrive, with Team 1 live in packs until January 7th, before being replaced by Team 2 on the same day.

The promotion will end on January 14th, when we are hoping to see the beginning of the highly sought after Team of the Year promotion.

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