How to claim free World Cup Hero in FIFA 23

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A stadium marquee showing Hero cards in FIFA 23.

Do you want a free World Cup Hero in FIFA 23? Certain players who pre ordered this year's football game will soon be able to grab a rare Hero card themed around this winter's World Cup. With the new modes set to land very soon, you'll want to know how you can instantly bolster your club with a free hero.

In this FIFA 23 guide, we'll break down exactly how to claim your free World Cup Hero card. Of course, not all players can access this deal, so we'll also let you know how you became eligible. Lastly, we'll also list all the World Cup Hero cards that you're in for a chance of packing.

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Elsewhere, check out some FIFA 23 ratings, as well as FIFA 23 icons to familiarise yourself with other high-ranking cards. If you don't have FIFA 23 but want your sporting fix, read our list of the best free sports games.

How do I claim the free World Cup Hero in FIFA 23?

First off, you can only claim a free Hero card for the FIFA 23 World Cup promotion if you pre ordered the Ultimate Edition of the game by August 21. It was sold as a specific bonus for those with this version, as a digital reward given to players later down the line. With the dawn of the World Cup, that time has finally arrived. All other versions of the game did not come with this free card.

Provided you pre ordered the Ultimate Edition, you'll receive a special pack on November 11, 2022. Opening it will grant you one of the 21 World Cup themed Hero cards. Of course, there's no way of knowing which Hero you'll get, and the chances are it'll be untradeable, too.

Image of all 21 World Cup-themed Hero cards in FIFA 23

Which World Cup Hero cards are available in FIFA 23?

In total there are 21 World Cup Hero cards on offer. These are similar to the regular Hero cards elsewhere in the game, but with new artwork designed by Marvel, and some upgraded stats. The eligible World Cup Hero cards are as follows:

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  • Rudi Völler (Serie A)
  • Diego Forlan (La Liga)
  • Lúcio (Bundesliga)
  • Jean-Pierre Papin (Ligue 1)
  • Yaya Toure (Premier League)
  • Jay-Jay Okocha (Ligue 1)
  • Javier Mascherano (Premier League)
  • Rafael Márquez (La Liga)
  • Tomas Brolin (Serie A)
  • Ricardo Carvalho (Premier League)
  • Claudio Marchisio (Serie A)
  • Dirk Kuyt (Premier League)
  • Landon Donovan (MLS)
  • Hidetoshi Nakata (Serie A)
  • Harry Kewell (Premier League)
  • Wlodzimierz Smolarek (Bundesliga)
  • Saeed Al-Owairan (Saudi Pro League)
  • Joan Capdevila (La Liga)
  • Park Ji Sung (Premier League)
  • Sidney Govou (Ligue 1)
  • Peter Crouch (Premier League)

That's it for our look at how to claim your free World Cup Hero card in FIFA 23! For even more on the game, check out when the FIFA 23 World Cup release time is, as well as the best lengthy players to use.