Here’s 90min’s breakdown of all things upgraded.
Skill Move Upgrades
His previous 4* skills have been upgraded to 5* (the highest possible), making him a potent attacking threat and joining a select few players that are credited with 5* skill moves.
Whilst Foden’s base card of 73 is undesirable to most, the youngster was selected as part of the ‘Future Stars’ promotion last month, giving him an insane 88-rated card. Naturally that card costs an extortionate amount to capture – roughly 200k – but with his new skill upgrade he becomes one of the best midfielders on FIFA 19.
A third player of note to receive an upgrade is Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi. He now boasts 4* skills as well, so even though his base card still ranks at lowly 68, he becomes an interesting proposition to both Chelsea fans and anybody looking to build a team consisting only of silver cards.
Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon completes the seemingly endless line of young English talent to receive a winter boost, as his skill moves similarly jump from 3* to 4*, while o
Skill moves are not the only attribute to have received a tweak in EA’s latest upgrade, with weak foot ability also adjusted for players who have demonstrated that they are more than capable on either side.
Former Manchester City, turned Real Madrid star Brahim Diaz is the biggest beneficiary from the latest update – with the youngster now boasting a 5* weak foot to go with his ‘Future Stars’ card that is rated 85.
Crystal Palace fan favourite Patrick van Aanholt has also received a weak foot upgrade, being boosted from 3* to 4*.
Other notable recipients of a weak foot upgrade include diminutive Napoli’s
Receiving 5* upgrades are Leverkusen wonderkid Kai Havertz and Roma’s Edin Dzeko, while there are also upgrades to 4* level for Edinson Cavani and Axel Witsel.
Which Players Receive Upgraded Ratings?
With upgraded player ratings now live in the game, the question is often asked: ‘will the card I own be updated with a new bumper rating?’
Well no, not in every case.
Any ‘normal’ cards you have in your FIFA Ultimate Team club will not be upgraded, but some special cards may be upgraded automatically providing they meet certain criteria. As long as their new base card figure equals or surpasses their first ‘Team of the Week’ rating, they will be upgraded – as will any subsequent promotional cards released for that player.
These upgrades could apply to Team of the Week, Ultimate Scream, Champions and Europa League live editions, as well as Ones to Watch and FUTmas cards. All that’s left now is to log on, reap the rewards and enjoy some new and improved players.