FIFA 23 Icon Swaps 1 - Release date, rewards, and tokens explained

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Havertz controlling the ball in FIFA 23

One of the most exciting parts of FIFA Ultimate Team is the various events throughout the year. One such promotion in FIFA 23 is Icon Swaps. It is a perfect option to pack an icon you may not otherwise be abled to add to your club. As such, players are desperate to know when the FIFA 23 Icon Swaps 1 event will start!

In this FIFA 23 guide, we'll break down everything you should know about the Icon Swaps 1 event. That includes what it is, when it starts, and the sort of players you can expect to get as a reward.

While you are here, make sure to check our guide on how to claim a free World Cup Hero in FIFA 23. Also, here we have a guide on how to get FGS Swaps tokens. That's alongside some FIFA 23 ratings to browse!

What are FIFA 23 Icon Swaps?

Icon Swaps is a regular FIFA event that allows players to get icons and other valuable rewards by spending Icon Swap Tokens. These tokens can be obtained by completing various in-game objectives that appear during the event. Generally, these objectives are fairly straightforward, and can be completed within a few matches. You can get pretty good rewards from the event even if you are not focused on playing FIFA.

Once you've collected your tokens from completing objectives, you can plug them into SBCs to claim any reward of your choice. Each SBC has a different required number of tokens, so it all depends on how long you're willing to grind for tokens.

Icon Swaps is divided into three chapters that are released between major FIFA events like TOTY and others. Every further chapter includes better rewards proportional to general players’ ratings. As a result, Icon Swaps 1 will have the lowest ratings of all icons, but should still be worth your time.

A purple stadium looking on to the pitch in FIFA 23.
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What are the rewards from FIFA 23 Icon Swaps?

Currently, there is no official information about the rewards from Icon Swaps in FIFA 23. Luckily, these rewards tend to be the same every year. So, you can look at the table below with the rewards from Icon Swaps in FIFA 22, and estimate whether the event will be profitable for you or not.

Tokens Rewards
8Base/Mid Icon Pack
9Prime Marc Overmars
13Mid 89+ Player Pack
14Prime Ginaluca Zambrotta
17Mid Wayne Rooney

Also, keep in mind that there are only the best rewards from the previous year’s event. The entire rewards list included 17 different items, based on how many tokens you're willing to trade. There could be even more in FIFA 23.

Kylian Mbappé controlling the ball in FIFA 23.
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When is the FIFA 23 Icon Swaps 1 release date?

As well as with rewards, there is no specific release date for Icon Swaps 1 in FIFA 23. But in FIFA 21, this event was released on December 12, 2020 and on FIFA 22, it was released on December 15, 2021. So, it is pretty evident that Icon Swaps 1 will also be released this year in the middle of December. The most likely date is December 16, 2022.

That's it for our look at FIFA 23 Icon Swaps 1! For even more on the hit football game, check out our look at some FIFA 23 icons, as well as a guide on how to perform the power shot.

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