The FIFA 22 RTTK campaign brings something completely fresh to this year's Ultimate Team, rewarding specific players for real-life performances in the group stages of European competition. RTTK stands for Road To The Knockouts, and players to have received a FIFA 22 upgrade so far include Chelsea striker Timo Werner and Bayern winger Leroy Sane. Below we outline exactly how the campaign works, before tracking every player on the FIFA 22 RTTK cards list.
FIFA 22 RTTK cards: how do they work?
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 won three of their four Groups Stage matches from Tuesday, October 19 onwards, the card also received 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 promised “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?
FIFA 22 RTTK Team 1 dropped on the campaign’s launch date of Friday, October 15 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.
Sane and Rodrygo were among the first bunch of players to receive upgrades, to 89 and 86 respectively.
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).
UEFA’s new third-tier competition, the UEFA Conference League, initially added two more cards to the FIFA 22 RTTK collection. Heung Min-Son was the pick of the entire campaign: the Spurs man gets a 90 OVR, meaning his card will set you back more than 524,000 coins as of late November.
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. Werner was the first that bunch to be upgraded, to 89.
Scroll down to the foot of this feature to view the full FIFA 22 RTTK card list, sorted by competition, and with updated stats as of Tuesday, November 30.
FIFA 22 RTTF cards: Are we getting those too?
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?
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 Tuesday, November 30. We'll update the list again in December, once all the fixtures above are complete.
- Marquinhos (CB, Paris SG) – 89
- Marco Reus (CAM, Dortmund) – 89
- Frenkie de Jong (CM, Barcelona) – 89
- Leroy Sane (RM, FC Bayern) – 89
- Andrew Robertson (LB, Liverpool) – 89
- Timo Werner (ST, Chelsea) – 89
- Bernardo Sllva (CAM, Manchester City) – 89 [SBC only]
- Matthijs de Ligt (CB, Piemonte Calcio) – 87 [SBC only]
- Jesus Navas (RB, Sevilla) – 87
- Arturo Vidal (CM, Inter Milan) – 86
- Rodrygo (RW, Real Madrid) – 86
- Fred (CDM, Manchester United) – 85
- Nordi Mukiele (RWB, RB Leipzig) – 84
- Sandro Tonali (CDM, AC Milan) – 84
- Arnaud Danjuma (LW, Villarrael) – 84
- Ryan Gravenberch (CM, Ajax) – 84
- Benjamin Andre (CDM, LOSC) – 83 [Objectives only]
- Wilson Manafa (RB, FC Porto) – 82
- Alex Teixeira (ST, Besiktas) – 82
- Lucas Verissimo (CB, SL Benfica) – 82
- 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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