FIFA 23 FUT Birthday Explained: Starting Time, SBCs, Icons & More Info

Happy Birthday, Ultimate Team! FUT Birthday will once again be celebrated in FIFA 23. This time, EA has invited players as well as icons, who will get huge upgrades and boosts to their special attributes. You can get even more rewards in the Swaps event that accompanies the new FUT promo. Here you can find all you need to know about FUT Birthday!

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FUT Birthday in FIFA 23 explained: Here's how the event works. | © EA Sports/EarlyGame

FUT Birthday is one of the few FIFA events that you can mark in your calendar every year. Birthdays need to be celebrated big time, and EA Sports usually does that with new special cards, a swap event with tokens, and of course also some Squad Building Challenges.

FUT Birthday In FIFA 23: Players, Icons & Release Schedule

FUT Birthday is EA Sports' way to celebrate the first release of Ultimate Team. The Canadian studio changed the way we play FIFA forever when they launched FUT on March 19 in 2009.

In FIFA 23, we're already celebrating the 14th Birthday of FUT. Happy Birthday!

We're a little late to the party this year, but obviously we won't miss the birthday celebrations of Ultimate Team. The new campaign launches on March 24, 2023. The party will last for two weeks, while the next one is coming in early April.

We can look forward to two teams of the "usual" (currently active) players and Icons. Both will receive a one-time upgrade to their overall stats and boosts to their Skill Moves and Weak Foot – each can go up to 5 stars. Here you can check out all the players:

A loading screen has revealed the first FUT Birthday players: João Félix from Chelsea FC and George Best receive some upgraded stats!

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FUT Birthday kick-off in FIFA 23: George Best and João Félix will get new special cards. | © EA Sports

Swap Event & Token Tracker

To grind additional packs and players, EA Sports once again provides us with a new swap system. By completing SBCs, mastering challenges and objectives, or by just logging into FUT you can earn yourself some tokens, which you then may spend on some in-game rewards.

You'll see exactly what these rewards are by checking out our FUT Birthday Token Tracker. In this article, we also explain which tokens are available right now, what you need to do to get them and when they'll eventually expire.

Mini Release With New Twin Upgrade System

FUT Birthday Twin Upgrades bring two versions of a player: one gets 5-Stars Weak Foot, the other 5-Stars Skill Moves. We expect a release over the weekend and will keep you posted!

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