What are FIFA 22’s new cards FUT heroes and how do they work?

Earlier in July, EA announced that FUT Heroes would be introduced for the first time ever in FIFA 22.

They are similar to the current in-game icons, but with a few notable differences.

Let’s take a look at what FUT Heroes are and how they differ from icons:

What are FUT Heroes?

For each FUT Hero, the cards are designed to celebrate and honour “the unforgettable moments that turned them into fan favourites“.

The cards will also have league-specific chemistry relevant to the moment in which they are remembered for, as well as a nation link.

Each FUT Hero will be available in packs at the beginning of the game, and unlike the three-tier icon system, each Hero will only have one card.

Which players have been confirmed so far?

EA have already confirmed several big names from across the world, with more to be announced across August and September.

All players included on the list so far are actively retired.

Amongst the names confirmed at the time of writing are former Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez (Bundesliga) and ex-Inter Milan striker Diego Milito (Serie A).

Here are all the players that have been announced:

  • Tim Cahill (Premier League)
  • Robbie Keane (Premier League)
  • Abedi Pele (Ligue 1 Uber Eats)
  • Diego Milito (Serie A TIM)
  • Mario Gomez (Bundesliga)
  • Fernando Morientes (LaLiga Santander)
  • Jorge Campos (Liga BBVA MX)
  • Clint Dempsey (Major League Soccer)
  • Sami Al-Jaber (MBS Pro League)

Who do FIFA fans want to see as FUT Heroes?

Via a SPORF post on Twitter, we asked who FIFA fans would like to see as their club’s FUT Hero on FIFA 22.

Amongst the names mentioned were Liverpool‘s Xabi Alonso, who helped the club to win the Champions League final in 2005.

Paolo Di Canio – who played for clubs in the Premier League and Serie A – was also put forward.

There were also suggestions for Manchester United‘s Ji-Sung Park, Manchester City‘s Yaya Toure and Tottenham’s Rafael van der Vaart.

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