After Team of the Season dominated FIFA 22 for weeks, the event is finally over and a new promo is already ready to go. EA Sports brings back the Shapeshifters, which we already know from FIFA 20, as the first big summer event.
We tell you everything you have to know about Shapeshifters in FIFA 22 – all players, current leaks and all other details, we have everything you need right here. So let's check it out right away!
What Is Shapeshifters In FIFA 22?
Shapeshifters is the new event in FIFA 22 and the first one after weeks of Team of the Season content. As one of the last events in FIFA 22, the upgrades for the players have to be real heavy to make it into the teams for most players right now.
So we should be able to look forward to really crazy stats. There should also be some SBCs or new objectives for FUT. A token system, as we know it from TOTS or FUT Birthday, is not planned for the Shapeshifters event.
When Is Shapeshifters Coming To FIFA 22?
The first Shapeshifters team was released on Friday, June 17, 2022 – so at 7pm CEST / 1pm EDT/ 10am PDT, the new special cards were available in packs.
Due to current leaks, we can already assume that Shapeshifters, unlike some other FIFA promos, will be released over more than two weeks. The second batch of players was released one week later, on June 24. But that's not all...
Shapeshifters – How Will The Cards Work?
Shapeshifters are NOT dynamic cards – they get a hefty one-time upgrade, but can't improve any further after that. However, as the name suggests, EA Sports decided to go with some position changes again.
For example, strikers can be converted to center backs... or the other way around. This, of course, creates tons of new possibilities when building teams in Ultimate Team. EA has used this concept several times in FUT – for example with the Freeze-Event in FIFA 21. It makes sense because the special cards are always very popular with the community.
Leak: Team 3 Will Feature Shapeshifter Heroes
How awesome is that? According to FUTSheriff (you can find out more about him further below), the Shapeshifters Team 3 will bring the popular FUT Heroes with even higher stats. Stronger versions already came with the FUT Captains – it looks like now they are reaching their final form in FIFA 22. Can't wait!
First FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team – With Messi, Davies and Hazard
After we already had a look at the leaks of Shapeshifters in FIFA 22, and now we can see the official team, we have to admit that the upgrades look really sick so far. The selection of players with their new positions could really shake up the Ultimate Team meta a bit. Have a look at the first team yourself:
|Lionel Messi||Paris Saint-Germain||CF||93||99|
|Heung Min Son||Tottenham||ST||89||97|
|Eden Hazard||Real Madrid||CAM||85||96|
|Alphonso Davies||Bayern Munich||ST||82||96|
|Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||FC Barcelona||LW||85||95|
|Leonardo Spinazzola||Roma FC||CDM||83||95|
|Youcef Atal||OCG Nice||CM||76||95|
|Jeremiah St. Juste||Mainz 05||RW||76||93|
|Nordi Mukiele||RB Leipzig||CB||81||92|
|Hector Bellerin||Real Betis||LB||78||92|
It all looks pretty nice, with the card design and the players' upgrades and everything. We love the Shapeshifters version of Alphonso Davies especially. You can now play the Bayern star as a striker – with 99 pace, of course. How cool is that?
Speaking of 99... Lionel Messi got the first (Prime Icon Moments Pelé excluded) card with a 99 overall rating in FIFA 22. But we assume that in the remaining months until the start of FIFA 23 the 99 bar will be crossed even more often.
FIFA 22 Shapeshifter Mini Release 1
Well, that's just how events in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team work. Besides the official launch of the promo with the first batch of players, we can always expect a mini release some days later. And that's obviously the case with Shapeshifters as well.
These stars were added with the first mini-release:
|Jack Grealish||Manchester City||CAM||84||95|
|Andrew Robertson||FC Liverpool||CDM||87||94|
|Everton Sousa Soares||SL Benfica||ST||80||91|
FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2 – With Ronaldo, Marcelo & Ramos
Well, the leaks of Team 2 have promised us some really cool Shapeshifters cards. Of course, promises are not meant to be broken... and meanwhile, the cards are officially available in FIFA 22! Good luck with your packs because the upgrades are amazing this time:
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United|
|Stephan El Shaarawy||Roma FC||ZOM||79||94|
|Timo Werner||FC Chelsea||RF||84||96|
|Sergio Ramos||Paris Saint-Germain||ST||88||96|
|Silas Katompa Mvumpa||VfB Stuttgart||CF||75||95|
|Jesús Corona||FC Porto||CM||82||94|
FIFA 22 Shapeshifter Mini Release 2
The second mini-release also brought three new Shapeshifters to Ultimate Team, but unfortunately, they are not that exciting this time... Adama Traore could at least be quite interesting because of his Pace, and Emre Can is definitely one of the better Bundesliga center backs.
But let's be honest, 90% of the time we pack Thiago Mendes and... well, he's probably one of the most useless Shapeshifters in FIFA 22.
|Adama Traore||FC Barcelona||CF||78||95|
|Emre Can||Borussia Dortmund||CB||82||93|
How Many Shapeshifters Teams Are Coming To FIFA 22?
If you thought that we were heading into the last week of the Shapeshifters promo because it would then be replaced by FUTTIES or the ominous Summer Swaps, you are probably wrong. As the trustworthy leaker FutSheriff has now announced on Twitter, a third Shapeshifter squad is supposed to be released this Friday.
Shapeshifters isn't just Team 1 and Team 2.— Fut Sheriff (@FutSheriff) June 24, 2022
TEAM 3 is coming next week
And we will probably have TEAM 4
In addition, a fourth selection of players could also find their way to Ultimate Team – however, according to the sheriff, this is not 100% confirmed yet. Right now, he hasn't even started leaking the first stars from Team 3... so it's all speculation.
After Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo received the first 99-rated cards in FIFA 22, we are already wondering who will be the next "Shapeshifters headliner"... 99-rated Robert Lewandowski? Karim Benzema? Or maybe Harry Maguire after all? Let's wait and see. In any case, the Manchester United captain (despite all the memes) deserves a special card in FUT...
And that's all you need to know about the Shapeshifters in FIFA 22. The promo so far really looks like it has some potential and will bring out some nice end-game cards for Ultimate Team. You just have to be lucky and pack them....