FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition Guide

FIFA 18 Ones to Watch Summer Edition Guide

 

If you want to know everything about the FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition, you need to read this guide. Here you will find the release dates, the rules, a prediction, the final squad and even the details about the squad building challenges.

 
FIFA 18 ONES TO WATCH
WINTER EDITION | RULES | RELEASE DATES | PREDICTIONS | FINAL SQUAD | PLAYER BY PLAYER | SBCs | FAQ


 
 

FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition

What can you expect from the FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition?
 

Brand new LIVE items for the top winter transfers from across the world are available for a week. Each FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition player will have a dynamic rating that will increase based on their latest Team of The Week, Man of the Match, European Team of the Tournament, Hero or Record Breaker In-Forms. Take advantage of special Squad Building Challenges during this period for a chance at ANY Ones to Watch item, including Summer Transfers.

Based on the FIFA 18 Winter transfers, that you can check here, 23 players will be released in new black cards, replacing their regular cards in packs for a limited time.

 
 
 

FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition Rules

How the FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition Works?
 

Based on what happened last year and on the first edition of Ones to Watch cards, these are the official rules we expect to see this year:

RULE 1
THE PLAYERS

The 23 players selected for the FIFA 18 OTW Winter must be some of the most promising players who have been permanently transferred between clubs in the most recent Winter transfer window and are also under the age of 30.

RULE 2
THE BOOST

FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition cards boost in rating and stats every time a player gets a new item from a selection of a few special cards:

2.1. The rating will match the highest TOTW, MOTM, ETOT, Hero or Record Breaker card or, if it doesn’t exist, the regular card.
2.2. Ones to Watch cards are not affected by TOTS, Ultimate Scream, FUT Birthday, POTM, POTY, TOTY or any other special card besides the ones specified in the previous point.
2.3. The ratings of OTW cards should be automatically updated as soon as a new card mentioned on 2.1 gets released.
2.4. The ratings update automatically, whether they are in your Club or listed on the Transfer Market.
2.5. The TOTW, MOTM, ETOT, Hero or Record Breaker cards a player received on his old club don’t affect the rating and the stats of his OTW card.

RULE 3
TRANSFERS

If an OTW player is transferred/loaned to a different club, the type attributes and latest TOTW in-form rating will be unaffected. However, his OTW player item type will remain at the players previous club until he gets a TOTW, MOTM, ETOT, Hero or Record Breaker in-form at which point the player’s club, crest and dynamic image will be updated.

3.1. If an OTW player is transferred/loaned to a club not in FIFA 18, the card will remain at the club he was previously at and he will not receive any further TOTW, MOTM, ETOT, Hero or Record Breaker cards. His Ones To Watch item type will continue to carry the last special rating he received.

RULE 4
POSITIONS

If a Ones To Watch Player’s TOTW, MOTM, ETOT, Hero or Record Breaker in-form is in a different position to their Ones To Watch item, the OTW will keep unchanged. He will, however, continue to receive any attribute upgrades from that and future in-forms.

 
 
 

FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition Release Dates & Times

When the FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition will be available?
 

The FIFA 18 OTW cards will be available in packs in the following dates (estimated):

FROM
03/02/2018 (Sat) 05:00pm 🇦🇺 AEDT (UCT +11)
03/02/2018 (Sat) 03:00am 🇯🇵 JST (UCT +9)
02/02/2018 (Fri) 06:00pm 🇬🇧 GMT (UCT +0)
02/02/2018 (Fri) 04:00pm 🇧🇷 BRST (UCT -2)
02/02/2018 (Fri) 01:00pm 🇺🇸 EST (UCT -5)
02/02/2018 (Fri) 01:00pm 🇨🇦 EST (UCT -5)
02/02/2018 (Fri) 10:00am 🇺🇸 PST (UCT -8)

TO
10/02/2018 (Sat) 05:00pm 🇦🇺 AEDT (UCT +11)
10/02/2018 (Sat) 03:00am 🇯🇵 JST (UCT +9)
09/02/2018 (Fri) 06:00pm 🇬🇧 GMT (UCT +0)
09/02/2018 (Fri) 04:00pm 🇧🇷 BRST (UCT -2)
09/02/2018 (Fri) 01:00pm 🇺🇸 EST (UCT -5)
09/02/2018 (Fri) 01:00pm 🇨🇦 EST (UCT -5)
09/02/2018 (Fri) 10:00am 🇺🇸 PST (UCT -8)

 
 
 

FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition Predictions

Which players will make part of the FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition?

FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition Guide

 

Based on the Winter Transfers, here are our FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition predictions:

FIFA 18 ONES TO WATCH WINTER EDITION
❌ Not Confirmed | ✅ Officialy Confirmed

 
GOALKEEPERS

 
DEFENDERS
✅ 🇳🇱 CB: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
❌ 🇦🇷 CB: Lisandro López (Inter)
✅ 🇫🇷 CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City)
❌ 🇳🇱 LB: Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town)
✅ 🇦🇷 LB: Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax)
 
MIDFIELDERS
✅ 🇫🇷 CDM: Francis Coquelin (Valencia CF)
✅ 🇫🇷 CDM: Soualiho Meïté (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
❌ 🇫🇷 CM: Vincent Koziello (1. FC Köln)
✅ 🇵🇹 CM: João Mário (West Ham United)
❌ 🇧🇷 CM: Rafinha (Inter)
✅ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CAM: Ross Barkley (Chelsea)
✅ 🇦🇲 RM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal)
✅ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 RM: Theo Walcott (Everton)
✅ 🇧🇷 RW: Lucas (Tottenham Hotspurs)
❌ 🇪🇸 LM: Vitolo (Atlético Madrid)
✅ 🇨🇱 LW: Alexis Sánchez (Manchester United)
✅ 🇧🇷 LW: Coutinho (FC Barcelona)
❌ 🇭🇷 LW: Marko Pjaca (FC Schalke 04)
 
STRIKERS
✅ 🇬🇦 ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
✅ 🇪🇸 ST: Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
❌ 🇦🇷 ST: Luciano Vietto (Valencia CF)
✅ 🇹🇷 ST: Cenk Tosun (Everton)
✅ 🇳🇱 ST: Jürgen Locadia (Brighton & Hove Albion)

 
 
 

Final FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition

The confirmed second edition’s Ones to Watch cards

FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition Guide

 

The FIFA 18 OTW Winter Edition cards will be available from February 2 to February 9. During this week, it is not possible to find the regular cards of this selection of players because the hybrid cards are replacing them.

There are 23 Ones to Watch cards featuring top-players with less than 30 years old who moved to new clubs on this winter transfer window. Here is the list of hybrid card for FIFA 18 Ultimate Team (Second Edition):
 
GOALKEEPERS

 
DEFENDERS
🇳🇱 CB: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
🇫🇷 CB: Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City)
🇪🇸 CB: Iñigo Martínez (Sevilla)
🇦🇷 LB: Nicolás Tagliafico (Ajax)
 
MIDFIELDERS
🇫🇷 CDM: Francis Coquelin (Valencia CF)
🇫🇷 CDM: Soualiho Meïté (FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
🇵🇹 CM: João Mário (West Ham United)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CAM: Ross Barkley (Chelsea)
🇦🇲 RM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 RM: Theo Walcott (Everton)
🇧🇷 RW: Lucas (Tottenham Hotspurs)
🇽🇰 RW: Milot Rashica (SV Werder Bremen)
🇫🇷 LM: Paul-Georges Ntep (Saint-Étienne)
🇨🇱 LW: Alexis Sánchez (Manchester United)
🇧🇷 LW: Coutinho (FC Barcelona)
🇪🇸 LW: Deulofeu (Watford)
 
STRIKERS
🇬🇦 ST: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
🇪🇸 ST: Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
🇧🇪 ST: Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund)
🇹🇷 ST: Cenk Tosun (Everton)
🇳🇱 ST: Jürgen Locadia (Brighton & Hove Albion)
🇳🇬 ST: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow)
🇸🇳 ST: Khouma Babacar (Sassuolo)

 
 
 

FIFA 18 Ones to Watch – Player by Player

Who are the OTW Players?
 

Coming soon.

 
 
 

Special Squad Building Challenge

The SBCs that may reward you with a OTW player
 

These are the SBCs available:

 
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LUCAS MOURA

ℹ️ Lucas Moura has moved to a new club! Exchange these squads for rewards. [Tradeable]
🔢 2 Challenges
🔁 Non-Repeatable
📆 From February 8 to February 9, 2018

GROUP REWARDS
🎴 1 x Gold Players Pack
 
1 FROM PARIS

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Same League Count: Min 4
✔️ Leagues: Min 4
✔️ Nationalities: Min 3
✔️ Squad Rating: Min 75
✔️ Team Chemistry: Min 90
✔️ Players in the Squad: 10

REWARDS
🎴 1 x Prime Mixed Players Pack
 
 
2 TO NORTH LONDON

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Same Nation Count: Min 4
✔️ Nationalities: Min 4
✔️ Leagues: Min 3
✔️ Squad Rating: Min 75
✔️ Team Chemistry: Min 90
✔️ Players in the Squad: 10

REWARDS
🎴 1 x Jumbo Premium Gold Pack[/vc_column][/vc_row]
 
 


 
 
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PIERRE-EMERIK AUBAMEYANG

ℹ️ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has moved to a new club! Exchange these squads for rewards. [Tradeable]
🔢 2 Challenges
🔁 Non-Repeatable
📆 From February 3 to February 8, 2018

GROUP REWARDS
🎴 1 x Premium Gold Players Pack
 
1 FROM DORTMUND

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Players from different Leagues: Exactly 3
✔️ Players from different Nations: Exactly 5
✔️ Min. Team Rating: 75
✔️ Min. Team Chemistry: 90
✔️ Number of Players in the Squad: 10

REWARDS
🎴 1 x Rare Gold Pack
 
 
2 TO NORTH LONDON

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Players from different Leagues: Exactly 5
✔️ Players from different Nations: Exactly 3
✔️ Min. Team Rating: 75
✔️ Min. Team Chemistry: 90
✔️ Number of Players in the Squad: 10

REWARDS
🎴 1 x Jumbo Gold Pack[/vc_column][/vc_row]
 
 


 
 
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ALEXIS SÁNCHEZ

ℹ️ Sánchez has moved to a new club! Exchange these squads for rewards. [Tradeable]
🔢 2 Challenges
🔁 Non-Repeatable
📆 From February 2 to February 3, 2018

GROUP REWARDS
🎴 1 x Premium Gold Players Pack
 
1 FROM NORTH LONDON

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Players from different Leagues: Exactly 3
✔️ Min. 5 Players from the same League
✔️ Min. Team Rating: 75
✔️ Min. Team Chemistry: 90
✔️ Number of Players in the Squad: 10

REWARDS
🎴 1 x Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
 
 
2 TO MANCHESTER

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Players from different Nations: Exactly 3
✔️ Min. 5 Players from the same Nation
✔️ Min. Team Rating: 75
✔️ Min. Team Chemistry: 90
✔️ Number of Players in the Squad: 10

REWARDS
🎴 1 x Rare Gold Pack[/vc_column][/vc_row]
 
 


 
 
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82+ RATED GUARANTEE

ℹ️ Exchange a squad for a guaranteed Rare Gold player rated 82 or higher [Untradeable]
🔢 1 Challenge
🔁 Repeatable
📆 From February 2 to February 9, 2018

REWARDS
🎴 1x 82+ Rated Rare Player

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Exactly Gold Players
✔️ Min. Rare Players: 7
✔️ Min. Team Rating: 30
✔️ Number of Players in the Squad: 11[/vc_column][/vc_row]
 
 


 
 
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ONES TO WATCH: WINTER PLAYER

ℹ️ Guarantees a player from Ones to Watch: Winter Edition!
🔢 1 Challenge
🔁 Non-Repeatable
📆 From February 2 to February 9, 2018

REWARDS
🎴 1x OTW Winter Edition Player

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Ones to Watch Players: Exactly 1
✔️ Team of the Week Players: Exactly 1
✔️ Min. Team Rating: 83
✔️ Min. Team Chemistry: 30
✔️ Number of Players in the Squad: 11[/vc_column][/vc_row]
 
 


 
 
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ONES TO WATCH: WINTER PLAYER (UNTRADEABLE)

ℹ️ Guarantees a player from Ones to Watch: Winter Edition (untradeable)!
🔢 1 Challenge
🔁 Non-Repeatable
📆 From February 2 to February 9, 2018

GROUP REWARDS
🎴 1x OTW Winter Edition Player (untradeable)

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Ones to Watch Players: Exactly 1
✔️ Min. Team Rating: 81
✔️ Min. Team Chemistry: 30
✔️ Number of Players in the Squad: 11
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ONES TO WATCH: SUMMER PLAYER

ℹ️ Guarantees a player from Ones to Watch: Summer Edition!
🔢 1 Challenge
🔁 Non-Repeatable
📆 From February 2 to February 9, 2018

GROUP REWARDS
🎴 1x OTW Summer Edition Player

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Ones to Watch Players: Exactly 1
✔️ Team of the Week Players: Exactly 1
✔️ Min. Team Rating: 84
✔️ Min. Team Chemistry: 30
✔️ Number of Players in the Squad: 11
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ONES TO WATCH: SUMMER PLAYER (UNTRADEABLE)

ℹ️ Guarantees a player from Ones to Watch: Summer Edition (untradeable)!
🔢 1 Challenge
🔁 Non-Repeatable
📆 From February 2 to February 9, 2018

GROUP REWARDS
🎴 1x OTW Summer Edition Player (untradeable)

REQUIREMENTS
✔️ Ones to Watch Players: Exactly 1
✔️ Min. Team Rating: 82
✔️ Min. Team Chemistry: 30
✔️ Number of Players in the Squad: 11
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FAQ

The answers to the most common questions about FIFA 18 Ones to Watch
 

Q: What makes FIFA 18 Ones to Watch special?
A: The Ones to Watch items dynamically upgrade and have an opportunity to increase in ratings throughout the season. If you have a Ones to Watch item in your club, its ratings will automatically match that of the players latest Team of the Week, Man of the Match, European Team of the Tournament, Hero or Record Breaker In-Forms. The better the player performs in real life, the higher their ratings become!

Q: What is a Live Item?
A: Ones to Watch players will be released as Live Items. The ratings on this item type update automatically, whether they are in your Club or listed on the Transfer Market.

Q: When do Ones to Watch items get updated?
A: The items get automatically updated when a new Team of the Week, Man of the Match, European Team of the Tournament, Hero or Record Breaker is released, provided that the player is included.

Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player is transferred/loaned to a different club?
A: The Ones To Watch Player Item type attributes and latest applicable in-form rating will be unaffected. However, his OTW player item type will remain at the players previous club until he gets an applicable in-form at which point the player’s club, crest and dynamic image will be updated

Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player changes nationality?
A: The Ones To Watch Player Item will be updated with the new nationality as soon as possible.

Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player is transferred/loaned to a club not in FUT 18?
A: The Ones To Watch Player Item type will remain at the club he was previously at and he will not receive any further in-forms. His Ones To Watch Item type will continue to carry the last applicable in-form rating he received.

Q: What is the criteria for picking FIFA 18 Ones to Watch players?
A: Ones to Watch players consist of a curated selection of the highest profile and most promising players who have been permanently transferred or on full season loans between clubs in the most recent Summer transfer window and are also age 30 or under.

Q: How long do Ones To Watch items continue to receive a stats boost?
A: If you have a Ones to Watch item in your club, its ratings will automatically match that of the players latest applicable In-Form until the end of that player’s domestic league season. At this point, the player’s Ones To Watch Item type will continue to carry the last in-form rating he received through FUT18.

Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player’s in-form is in a different position to their Ones To Watch item?
A: The player’s position on his Ones To Watch item type will not change. He will, however, continue to receive any attribute upgrades from that and future applicable in-forms.

 
 

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14 COMMENTS

  1. what about the domestic team of the season ratings?
    suppose he’s in the premier league TOTS, will the OTW card match the rating of the domestic TOTS?

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