FIFA 21 Black Friday: When Are the Lightning Rounds?

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FIFA 21 Black Friday is one of the most anticipated weekends for Ultimate Team players.

Black Friday isn't necessarily a special promotion. It's not tied to specific events in world football like the Champions League nor does it introduce unique card types like Shapeshifter items. In fact, the promotion is rather simple in what it offers.

The major selling point of Black Friday, as it is in the real world, is that there are major discounts in the store. Additionally, it's the first weekend lightning rounds are introduced.

FIFA 21 Black Friday: When Does the Promotion Start?

FIFA 21 Black Friday is expected to start Nov. 27 and run through Nov. 29. The promotion should include lightning rounds at the top of the hour at 1 p.m. ET through 3 p.m. ET.

Based on past FIFA titles, expect the schedule to look something like this on each day:

  • 1 p.m. ET: Rare Players Pack (50K) Round
  • 2 p.m. ET: Jumbo Rare Players Pack (100K) Round
  • 3 p.m. ET: Ultimate (125K) Pack Round

It's unconfirmed how many lightning rounds there will be, but nine is a safe number for the entire weekend. It's also unknown what packs will be available at each lightning round. The only promotional team that should in theory be in packs is the Best of TOTW squad. Best of TOTW includes the best in-form items released from the first eight Team of the Week squads.

Expect players like Marcus Rashford, Lionel Messi and Timo Werner to have special items in packs during this time.