FIFA 23 Road to the Knockouts Release Date

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FIFA 23 Road to the Knockouts release date has been set for Oct. 7.

Road to the Knockouts returns in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. It will be the second promotion of the year following Ones to Watch. Like its predecessor, Road to the Knockouts features live items. These items upgrade as players progress through the group stages of UEFA competitions. The promotion debuted in FIFA 22, and a Road to the Final promotion followed after. Players can expect the same this year in FUT.

FIFA 23 Road to the Knockouts Release Date

One addition to the promotion compared to Ones to Watch is that players will receive a statistical upgrade. Ones to Watch cards remain the same rating as their base gold cards until they receive a performance-based upgrade.

EA Sports, in collaboration with UEFA, revealed three cards ahead of the promotion:

  • Niklas Sule - 87 / CB - Borussia Dortmund
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - 89 / ST - Chelsea
  • Thomas Lemar - 86 / CM - Atletico Madrid

It's expected that the team will be heavily dominated by Champions League players, but there should also be cards for the Europa League and Europa Conference League. There will also be SBCs and objective items to get outside of promotional items in packs.

FIFA 23 Road to the Knockouts kicks off Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. ET.