FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Guide

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FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Guide

Celebrate 15 years of Ultimate Team with the FC 24 Ultimate Birthday campaign


Calling all lifelong football fans! Get ready to celebrate 15 years of building your dream squad in EA Sports FC 24! To mark Ultimate Team's milestone birthday, a fresh batch of exciting new cards is hitting the game under the FC 24 Ultimate Birthday campaign. The promo will reward FC 24 players with special items featuring the likes of Lionel Messi, Kevin de Bruyne, Karim Benzema, and more. Read on to find out more details about the celebratory campaign and unwrap some more birthday surprises.

FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Explained

As the name implies, FC 24 Ultimate Birthday is the birthday bash Electronic Arts has thrown to celebrate the 15-year legacy of the Ultimate Team mode. Unlike FUT Fantasy, these cards won't level up, but their boosted 5-star skill moves or weak foot make them highly desirable. Therefore, they could be valuable additions to your squad.

Who Is in FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Team 1?

Superstars like Inter Miami's Lionel Messi (a monstrous 94!), Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne (a dominant 93!), and Tottenham's Son Heung-Min (a clinical 91!) all received incredible new cards under the Ultimate Birthday campaign. These elite players do come at a premium, however, as Messi's Ultimate Birthday card was a staggering 14 million coins on the secondary market as of launch night! Here is the full list of FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Team 1 players

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FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Guide

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FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Icons

Ten legendary icons have received massive upgrades in the Ultimate Birthday promo, with even more to come throughout the event. Leading the charge are Dutch maestro Ruud Gullit and French hero Thierry Henry, both boasting a monstrous 94 overall rating! Brazilian icons Carlos Alberto (a rock-solid 93 RB) and Socrates (a creative force at 92 CAM) have also joined the party with mouth-watering stats.

FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Guide

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When Is FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Team 2 Coming Out?

The second wave of FC 24 FUT Birthday players arrives on Friday, March 22nd. Get ready for another round of legendary Icons and top modern stars. We'll update this section with all the details as soon as Team 2 drops, so stay tuned!

Players With Double Ultimate Birthday Items Explained

FC 24 FUT Birthday offers some players double the options. Stars like Karim Benzema and Bukayo Saka have two unique cards to choose from, each with a specific strength to elevate your squad. Need fancy footwork? Grab Benzema's card with 5-star skill moves. Prefer a dominant weak foot? Go for his alternative option. The same goes for Saka, Rose Lavelle, Insigne, Rodrygo, Gosens, and Felipe Anderson.

Birthday Magic Evolution Breakdown

The FC 24 Ultimate Birthday campaign introduces Birthday Magic Evolution, a brand new Evolution option to personalize your squad. For free, you can create your own custom Ultimate Birthday item, complete with 5-star Skill Moves, Flair, and the Rapid+ trait. These are the player requirements:

  • Overall Max. 85
  • Pace Max. 90
  • Shooting Min. 70
  • Dribbling Max. 90
  • Physicality Max. 87
  • Playstyles Max. 8
  • Playstyles+ Max. 1
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These are the upgrades you can get:

  • Skill Moves: 5 Star
  • PlayStyle: Flair
  • PlayStyle+: Rapid
  • Overall: +5
  • Rarity: Ultimate Birthday Evo
  • Pace: +3
  • Passing: +2
  • Physicality: +2
  • Shooting: +2
  • Dribbling: +4

Birthday Magic Objectives

Level 1

  • Complete three matches in any gameplay mode, ensuring your active EVO player is part of the action.
  • Score twice with your active EVO player in Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions) on at least the Semi-Pro difficulty level.

Level 2

  • Take on three opponents in either Rivals or Champions mode, ensuring your active EVO player is involved in each match.
  • Beat your opponents in three Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions) matches, ensuring your active EVO player contributes to the win on at least the Semi-Pro difficulty level.

Level 3

  • Complete 4 Rivals/Champions matches with your active EVO player.
  • Win three matches in Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions) mode on at least the Semi-Pro difficulty. Each victory must come with a lead of at least two goals.
  • Make four assists with your active EVO player in Squad Battles (or Rivals/Champions), with the difficulty set to at least Semi-Pro.

Birthday Magic Best Players

Here are the best candidates for the Birthday Magic evolution:

  • Marcus Rashford
  • David Costa TOTW
  • Rodrygo
  • Ademola Lookman TOTW
  • Alexander Isak Winter Wildcards
  • Teun Koopmeiners TOTW
  • Phil Foden
  • Edon Zhegrova TOTW
  • Dejan Kulusevski Showdown
  • Giacomo Raspadori Winter Wildcards

Should You Buy the Ultimate Birthday Kits?

The FC 24 Ultimate Birthday promo comes with an FC 24 Ultimate Birthday kits bundle as well. The bubdle contains a Ultimate Birthday Home and Away kit. You can wear these kits to complete certain objectives and earn as much as 1200 XPs. For 75,000 Ultimate Team coins, it doesn’t appear to be a solid investment.

FC 24 Ultimate Birthday Guide
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