FIFA 21 Festival of FUTball saw EA cunningly link up to Euro 2020 despite not having the official rights to this summer's big tournament. Up to July 16, it saw a selection of FIFA 21 players receive in-game boosts based on national team performances – much like FIFA 21 RTTF (Road To The Final) items, but specific to country-based competition. How did it all work and can you still find the cards? GR’s FIFA 21 Festival Of FUTball guide explains all.
FIFA 21 Festival of FUTball: what is Path To Glory?
FIFA 21 Path To Glory is the system by which individual players upgrade, based on international performances. While there’s a clear hint at Euro 2020 here, the Copa America is also included – with Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez (Colombia) among those to receive a FIFA 21 PTG item.
The way it works is that once an international team has amassed three wins, a player’s respective item earns a +2 updgrade. Eden Hazard, for instance, jumped from a 95 to 97 in terms of overall rating after Belgium notched their third win of Euro 2020. A fourth win earns another +1 upgrade, a fifth win yet another +1 upgrade, and a sixth win brings 5* weak foot and skill move upgrades.
14 players made up the initial release list. Along with Havertz, Griezmann and Sanchez, EA unleashed super cards for Phil Foden (England), Serge Gnabry (Germany) and Vinicius Jr (Brazil). The full list, along with player ratings, can be found at the foot of this guide.
FIFA 21 Festival of FUTball: How much do cards cost?
The earth. On PS4, as of Tuesday, July 27 Vinicius Jr’s 99 pace rating (and 97 OVR) makes him the most expensive FIFA 21 PTG card going, at 2.7 million coins. Roberto Firmino (Brazil), with an OVR of 97, is next at 1.2 million. Marcos Acuna (Argentina) is the third most expensive card, at 945,000 coins – although it is 98-rated and therefore worth the outlay.
The campaign’s best bargain is Denis Zakaria (Switzerland). The Monchengladbach midfielder failed to receive an upgrade, but even so his CDM card is monstrous: a 91 OVR, with individual attributes of 91 pace, 90 defending, and 93 physicality. You can nab it for 58,000 coins.
At the other end of the scale are Alexandr Golovin (Russia) and Nahitan Nandez (Uruguay). The cheapest two cards in the campaign, they'll set you back 41,000 coins and 44,000 coins respectively.
How else can I get FIFA 21 Festival of FUTball items?
Continuing a trend of this season, EA unleashed additional Path To Glory cards that weren’t available on the transfer market, using time-limited Squad Building Challenges and in-game objectives.
As of Monday, June 14 two cards were available through SBCs. Alessandro Florenzi (Italy) gets a position shift from RB to CDM, and an overall rating of 91. To earn him you needed to submit three teams based around Ligue 1, Paris St-Germain and Italy, at a cost of around 369,000 coins – though significantly less if you had high-rated untradeables to submit.
Also on offer via the same route was Liverpool winger Diogo Jota (Portugal). His 90-OVR card boasts 92 pace and 92 dribbling, with one fewer puzzle to complete than Florenzi. You needed to submit teams based on Liverpool and Portugal, at a rough cost of 305,000 coins.
Poignantly, the objectives-based item was Christian Eriksen (Denmark). His 91-rated item landed just a day before the Inter talisman collapsed during his country’s game against Finland, after suffering a cardiac arrest. Which makes discussion of a FIFA 21 card feel somewhat irrelevant. For the record, it required the completion of four separate objectives groups, all pertaining to matches played in Squad Battles or Division Rivals.
Additional later items included Jack Grealish (England) as an SBC reward, and Lucas Hernandez (France) in return for completing another set of objectives. However, all of these puzzles and challenges have now expired.
FIFA 21 Festival of FUTBall: what else has changed?
Quite rightly, the new campaign sees Weekend League rewards get an overhaul. Below is what you now earn following a succesful FUT Champions campaign:
Top 200: Ultimate TOTW Packs are replaced with a TOTS Pack containing 11 TOTS Players from English, French, Italian, German, or Spanish Leagues (the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, and Ligue 1) aka ‘EFIGS’, with a minimum OVR of 91
Elite 3+: Pemium TOTW Packs are replaced with a TOTS Pack containing 3 TOTS Players from EFIGS Leagues with a minimum OVR of 91.
Gold 2+: TOTS Player Pick pack rewards will have a minimum OVR of 89. A minimum of 1 TOTS item will be from EFIGS leagues.
Silver 1 & Gold 3: TOTS Player Pick pack rewards will have a minimum OVR of 88.
Silver 2/3: TOTS Player Pick pack rewards will be capped at 89 OVR.
Silver 3+: All Red FUT Champions TOTW items are replaced with Red FUT Champions TOTS items from all leagues.
FIFA 21 Festival of FUTBall: is there a full Path To Glory cards list?
There certainly is. As of Tuesday, July 27, the complete FIFA 21 Path To Glory cards list is as follows:
- Roberto Firmino (ST, Liverpool/Brazil) - 99
- Marco Verratti (CM, Paris/Italy) - 98
- Marcos Acuna (CM, Sevilla/Argentina) - 98
- Phil Foden (CAM, Manchester City/England) - 98
- Eden Hazard (RW, Real Madrid/Belgium) - 98
- Vinicius Jr (LW, Real Madrid/Brazil) - 97
- Ben Chilwell (LB, Chelsea/England) - 97
- Marcos Llorente (RB, Atletico Madrid/Germany) - 96
- Matthijs de Ligt (CB, Piemonte Calcio/Netherlands) - 96
- Eder Militao (CB, Real Madrid/Brazil) - 96
- Leandro Paredes (RB, Paris SG/Argentina) - 96
- Kai Havertz (ST, Chelsea/Germany) - 95
- Antoine Griezmann (ST, Barcelona/Spain) - 95
- Alessandro Florenzi (CDM, Paris SG/Italy) - 95 [SBC only]
- Davinson Sanchez (CB, Tottenham/Colombia) - 95
- Paul Pogba (CM, Manchester United/France) - 95
- Georginio Wijnaldum (CM, Liverpool/Netherlands) - 95
- Jack Grealish (LW, Aston Villa/England) - 95 [SBC only]
- Alvaro Morata (ST, Piemonte Calcio/Spain) - 95
- Josef Martinez (ST, Atalanta/Venezuela) - 94
- Alexis Sanchez (RW, Inter/Chile) - 94
- Serge Gnabry (LM, Bayern/Germany) - 93
- Joao Felix (CF, Atletico Madrid/Portugal) - 93
- Christian Eriksen (CAM, Inter/Denmark) - 93 [Objectives only]
- Thorgan Hazard (CF, Dortmund/Belgium) - 93
- Yusuf Yazici (ST, LOSC/Turkey) - 92
- Denis Zakaria (CDM, M'gladbach/Switzerland) - 91
- Ante Rebic (LW, Milan/Croatia) - 91
- Diogo Jota (RW, Liverpool/Portugal) - 90 [SBC only]
- Alexandr Golovin (RM, AS Monaco/Russia) - 90
- Lucas Hernandez (CB, FC Bayern/France) - 90 [Objectives only]
- Lukas Klostermann (CB, Leipzig/Germany) - 90
- Nahitan Nandez (CM, Cagliari/Uruguay) - 90
- Florian Wirtz (CAM, Leverkusen/Germany) - 70 [Objectives only]
- Fabio Silva (ST, Wolves/Portugal) - 70 [Objectives only]