FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts promotion was revealed Oct. 13 as the next event in the Ultimate Team cycle.
Promotions are at the core of the FIFA Ultimate Team experience. These themed events add new items to the game through packs, objectives and Squad Building Challenges. Road to the Knockouts appears to be a new promotion this year compared to events in the past like Road to the Final and more.
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts Promotion Revealed
Fans expect the basis of this promotion to remain similar to Road to the Final. EA Sports would release live items for that event where players would upgrade depending on how far they advanced in either the Champions League or Europa League.
The new promotion theory has legs underneath it considering it would be a bit overkill to release new live items right after the Ones to Watch promotion which ended Oct. 13. RTTF items aren't upgraded along the same line as OTW cards, but the game would benefit from just a base promotional team. RTTF items are released with a boost though compared to OTW items which only upgrade after a performance-based item is released (Team of the Week, Man of the Match).
Road to the Knockouts could also just be a new name for Road to the Final, but that's less likely unless EA Sports plays to do another promotion once the group stages conclude.
FIFA 22 Road to the Knockouts starts Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. ET.