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When Do FIFA 23 Lightning Rounds Start?

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FIFA Ultimate Team fans ask the same question every new game cycle: "When do lightning rounds start?"

Lightning rounds are special promotions in FIFA Ultimate Team in which EA Sports releases a limited amount of special promotional packs at the top of the hour during weekends. Packs increase in price and value as days progress during promotions. EA Sports even added new packs to the traditional formula in FIFA 22 including 86+ Star Packs and more.

Still, fans wonder when lightning rounds will start in FIFA 23. Here's everything you need to know.

When Do FIFA 23 Lightning Rounds Start?

FIFA 23 lightning rounds should kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 25 with the start of Black Friday: Road to the World Cup.

At that point, EA Sports should release Rare Player Packs. As the day progresses, and throughout the weekend on the same schedule noted below, lightning rounds will increase to packs such as Jumbo Rare Players Packs and Ultimate Packs.

Expect other packs as well based on leaks and FIFA 22 tendencies like guaranteed walkout packs and more.

FIFA 23 Lightning Round Schedule

The following should be the standard FIFA 23 lightning round schedule with some speculation as well:

  • 1 p.m. ET - Rare Players Packs (50,000 Coins or 1,000 FIFA Points)
  • 2 p.m. ET - Jumbo Rare Players Packs (100,000 Coins or 2,000 FIFA Points)
  • 3 p.m. ET - Ultimate Packs (125,000 Coins or 2,500 FIFA Points)
  • 4 p.m. ET - Special Pack Round (unconfirmed)
  • 5 p.m. ET - Special Pack Round (unconfirmed)

FIFA 23 Black Friday: Road to the World Cup kicks off Friday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. ET.