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FIFA 22 RTTK Team 2: Reus, Werner and de Jong get upgradeable cards

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FIFA 22 RTTK Team 2 sees the campaign extended to include even more fresh Champions League, Europa League and UEFA Conference League cards. RTTK stands for Road To The Knockouts, a mechanic where FIFA 22 items are boosted based on real-life performances in European competition. Son Heung-Min was the most popular inclusion in Team 1, while Team 2 adds Marco Reus, Timo Werner and Frenkie de Jong. Scroll down for full details and the complete FIFA 22 RTTK cards list.

FIFA 22 RTTK cards: how do they work?


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FIFA 22 RTTK (Road To The Knockouts) cards were introduced to Ultimate Team on Friday, October 15. From that date onward, each selected player could earn up to two upgrades for their new item.

The first method of a player upgrading is their respective team qualifying for the knockout stage of their current European competition.

The second upgrade method is tied to individual match results. If a player’s team wins three of their four Groups Stage matches from Tuesday, October 19 onwards, the card also receives a boost.

Note that if a player’s team is eliminated from the Champions League and consequently awarded a place in the Europe League, then they – quite rightly! – don’t score a card upgrade.

As well as the initial batch of player cards released in packs (see below), EA is promising “a series of Road To The Knockouts Squad Building Challenges and Objectives throughout the campaign”. The first Objectives challenge was for Lille midfielder Benjamin Andre, while Piemonte Calcio* defender Matthijs de Ligt was the debut SBC reward. Later challenges included Union Berlin forward Max Kruse (Objectives) and Real Betis midfielder Nabil Fekir (SBC).

[*Piemonte Calcio is the alternate name for Juventus – for more on why they’ve had their name amended, hit our news story on FIFA 22 leagues.)

FIFA 22 RTTK players: who is included?


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FIFA 22 RTTK Team 1 dropped on the campaign’s launch date of Friday, October 15th and features 13 players in total.

Nine of these are from the Champions League, including Marquinhos (Paris SG, 89), Leroy Sane (FC Bayern, 88) and Rodrygo (Real Madrid, 84). As touched on above, Benjamin Andre (Lyon, 83) and Matthijs de Ligt (Piemonte Calcio, 87) are unavailable on the transfer market.

Two RTTK players are assigned to the Europa League: 6ft 4in striker Alexander Isak (Real Sociedad, 86) and colossal centre-back Issa Diop (West Ham United, 83). On the first evening of the campaign Diop was available for 28K. Boasting 76 pace, 83 defending and 84 physicality, that could a bargain if the Hammers go on a winning run in Europe.

UEFA’s new third-tier competition, the UEFA Conference League, adds two more cards to the FIFA 22 RTTK collection. Heung Min-Son is the pick of the entire campaign: the Spurs man gets a 90 OVR, meaning his card will set you back more than 1 million coins on the secondary market. 

FIFA 22 RTTK 2 landed on Friday, October 22. It featured 11 new cards in total: six from the Champions League, four from the Europa League, and just one assigned to the UEFA Conference League. Marco Reus (Dortmund, 89), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona, 89) and Timo Werner (Chelsea, 88) were the pick of the CL sextet. 

Scroll down to the foot of this feature to view the full FIFA 22 RTTK card list, sorted by competition.

FIFA 22 RTTF cards: Are we getting those too?


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Almost certainly! Once the group stages are complete there will be no further upgrades available for RTTK items, and instead focus is likely to shift to FIFA 22 RTTF (Road To The Finals) cards for the remainder of the 2012-22 season. 

EA confirmed as much in an official statement: “Road To The Knockouts players are only eligible for upgrades during the Group Stages,” says the publisher. “However, RTTK is just the start of our celebrations of the UEFA competitions with more to come in the Knockout Stages of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Europa Conference League.”

FIFA 22 RTTK end date: when is it?


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The final round of Champions League group stage fixtures is on Wednesday, December 8th, while the Europe League and Conference League close out their initial matches on Thursday, December 9th. So from mid-December onwards these cards should gradually drop in price, with no further upgrades possible. 

FIFA 22 RTTK cards list: where can I see it?

Right here. Below is the complete FIFA 22 RTTK cards list, with ratings correct as of Friday, October 22. We'll update the list again in late November.

Champions League

  • Marquinhos (CB, Paris SG) – 89
  • Marco Reus (CAM, Dortmund) – 89
  • Frenkie de Jong (CM, Barcelona) – 89
  • Leroy Sane (RM, FC Bayern) – 88
  • Andrew Robertson (LB, Liverpool) – 88
  • Timo Werner (ST, Chelsea) – 88
  • Bernardo Sllva (CAM, Manchester City) – 87 [SBC only]
  • Matthijs de Ligt (CB, Piemonte Calcio) – 87 [SBC only]
  • Jesus Navas (RB, Sevilla) – 87
  • Arturo Vidal (CM, Inter Milan) – 85
  • Fred (CDM, Manchester United) – 85
  • Rodrygo (RW, Real Madrid) – 84
  • Nordi Mukiele (RWB, RB Leipzig) – 84
  • Sandro Tonali (CDM, AC Milan) – 84
  • Arnaud Danjuma (LW, Villarrael) – 84
  • Benjamin Andre (CDM, LOSC) – 83 [Objectives only] 
  • Ryan Gravenberch (CM, Ajax) – 82
  • Wilson Manafa (RB, FC Porto) – 82
  • Alex Teixeira (ST, Besiktas) – 82
  • Lucas Verissimo (CB, SL Benfica) – 82

Europa League

  • Alexander Isak (ST, Real Sociedad) – 86
  • Youri Tielemans (CM, Leicester City) – 86
  • Nabil Fekir (CAM, Real Betis) – 86 [SBC only]
  • Edmond Tapsoba (CB, Leverkusen) – 84
  • Issa Diop (CB, West Ham United) – 83
  • Jordan Amavi (LB, Marseille) – 83
  • Krepin Diatta (RM, AS Monaco) – 82

UEFA Conference League

  • Heung-Min Son (LM, Tottenham Hotspur) – 90
  • Hamari Traore (RB, Rennes) – 84
  • Max Kruse (CF, Union Berlin) – 84 [Objectives only]
  • Stephan El Shaarawy (LW, Roma RC) – 84

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