Base or Mid Icon Upgrade SBC in FIFA 22 - 360K Coins!

The Base or Mid Icon Upgrade SBC is back in FIFA 22. After you could already get hold of the base versions of the icons a few weeks ago, now the stronger cards are also up for grabs. What is the cheapest way to complete the SBC and is it worth it at all?

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Pull on of these 3 fellas and you're gucci. | © EA Sports / EarlyGame

Icons are amongst the most popular cards in FIFA. Whether it's R9, Ronaldinho, Henry or Vieira: many of the legends have really cool cards that usually also fit pretty well into the meta. Of course, there are also a few stinkers that you don't like to see in your pack.

In the meantime, FIFA 22 has arrived in December and besides the currently still running Versus Event, EA has now also dropped a Base or Mid Icon Upgrade SBC. Should you complete the challenge? And how can you do it as cheaply as possible? Stay tuned and you'll find out.

Base or Mid Icon Upgrade SBC Summary

First of all: The new Icon SBC will be available for another six days, until December 19th. Furthermore, it is unfortunately non-repeatable if you wanted to exchange quite a lot of players in your club. As you will see in the following overview, not as much is required as you might think. Then there should still be enough players for Vinicius Jr. POTM, for example, right? Well, here you have the summary for the Base or Mid Icon Upgrade SBC:

TeamsPrice RangeRewards
85-Rated Squad20K-30KSmall Prime Electrum Players Pack
86-Rated Squad20K-30KPremium Gold Players Pack
87-Rated Squad165K-175KRare Electrum Players Pack
Completed Challenge360K-380KBase or Mid Icon Pack

As you can see, the SBC is not that complex, especially by EA standards. 3 challenges and for each one there are even decent packs on top. There have definitely been Icon SBCs with less value in recent years. Nevertheless, 360K is still a lot, of course... Besides, the Prime Icons will probably be released soon, so why not just wait and see?

Is the Base or Mid Icon SBC in FIFA 22 Worth It?

To be honest, we are a bit torn. Let's put it this way: If you currently have a lot of players lying around in your club anyway, you can complete the SBC pretty safely. But if you only have 400K coins and have to buy everything, you'd better keep your hands off the SBC.

Pro Icon SBCCon Icon SBC
  • better than Base Icon SBC
  • solid Packs
  • not much effort needed
  • still quite expensive
  • a lot of "worthless" Icons
  • soon Prime Icon Release?

Base or Mid Icon Upgrade SBC Cheapest Solution & Rewards

What is the cheapest way to complete the Base or Mid Icon Upgrade SBC? If we show you the cheapest solution, it means that this SBC has a lot to offer! But of course, even with average challenges, you should know how to get the cheapest deal. So let's take a look at the teams you have to swap for this Icon SBC:

85-Rated Squad SBC Cheapest Solution [Small Prime Electrum Players Pack]

Base Mid Team 1
Stick to players from LaLiga. | © Futbin

Team 1 SBC Requirements

  • IF-Players: Min. 1
  • Squad Rating: Min. 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 65

86-Rated Squad SBC Cheapest Solution [Premium Gold Players Pack]

Base Mid Team 2
Choose Immobile up front but stay mostly in Spain. | © Futbin

Team 2 SBC Requirements

  • IF-Players: Min. 1
  • Squad Rating: Min. 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 60

87-Rated Squad SBC Cheapest Solution [Rare Electrum Players Pack]

Base Mid Team 3
Mix it up with some Premier League Stars. | © Futbin

Team 3 SBC Requirements

  • Squad Rating: Min. 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min. 55

SBCs are extremely popular in FUT. You shouldn't miss out on this Challenge: