FIFA 23 Ones To Watch - Release Date Speculation, Predictions, and More

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Looking to get some FIFA 23 Ones to Watch cards? If so you're in the right place, with our guide all about these dynamic cards in the new FIFA. They arrive at the launch of each game like clockwork, and with this year's edition only a few months out, it's time to see which OTW may land.

In this FIFA 23 guide, we'll break down all the key details on this year's One To Watch cards. That includes which players may appear, how to get them, and when they're due to come out. Considering their stats scale based on real-life performances, you'll definitely want to add them to your team.

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Elsewhere, feel free to check some of our other FIFA 23 coverage out. We've got a look at how the top ratings may shape up, alongside details on the web app for you to get started on Ultimate Team trading early. Of course, first of all comes the FIFA 23 beta, which should emerge fairly soon.

Who Is In The FIFA 23 Ones To Watch Team?

See the list below for our suggestions for the players who may get an OTW card in FIFA 23. Considering they're always based on recent real-life transfers, expect to see many of these getting their own dynamic cards.

  • Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
  • Darwin Núñez (Liverpool)
  • Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal)
  • Sadio Mané (Bayern Munich)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
  • Jules Kounde (Barcelona)
  • Paolo Dybala (Roma)
  • Matthijs De Ligt (Bayern Munich)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea)
  • Raphinha (Barcelona)
  • Raheem Sterling (Chelsea)
  • Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City)
  • Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United)
  • Franck Kessié (Barcelona)
  • Andreas Christensen (Barcelona)
  • Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid)
  • Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham)

Of course, if any more big-name transfers happen we'll update this list. Equally, once EA starts confirming certain OTW cards, we'll let you know accordingly.

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When Do FIFA 23 OTW Cards Release?


Generally, most of the One To Watch cards tend to arrive on the first day players get access to Ultimate Team. Considering that happens on the web app prior to the game actually launching, we'll probably see the first OTW cards at some point in September 2022.

However, EA then adds more cards down the line. There tend to be a few Ones To Watch cards exclusive to SBCs or objectives, such as Diogo Jota's card in FIFA 21. To get those, you won't be able to rely on pack luck.

What Are FIFA 23 Ones To Watch Cards?

Ones To Watch are one of the various special card types in FIFA 23. Unlike your regular upgrade cards such as Team of the Week, OTW cards scale up throughout the season. Every time the player in question appears in EA's Team of the Week, their OTW card gets an OVR upgrade of +1. As such, the card could skyrocket in value and performance over the course of the year, making it handy to keep in your club.

They tend to be the very first promo card type in each FIFA game, to usher in the biggest transfers and celebrate the new season. As such they can be very hard to get your hands on, with everyone eager to pad out their fledgling team with a dynamic card.

That's it for our look at Ones To Watch cards in FIFA 23! As soon as more details emerge on which players will be included, we'll update this guide. Until then, feel free to read up on the Modern Warfare 2 release date, which is coming around soon.