Ones to Watch items are released when the game comes out (late September) and during the Winter Refresh event (February).
Most of the players are available in FUT packs for 10 days, but a few ones can only be earned via objectives and squad building challenges.
The Ones to Watch items dynamically upgrade and have an opportunity to increase in ratings throughout the season. If you have a OTW item in your club, its ratings will automatically match that of the players latest TOTW, MOTM, TOTT, Hero or Record Breaker item. The better the player performs in real life, the higher their ratings become.
Q: What are Ones to Watch cards?
A: Ones to Watch, commonly abbreviated to OTW, is an In Form item category assigned to a very limited selection of players, replacing their regular cards on specific times.
Q: What makes 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 TOTW, MOTM, TOTT, Hero or Record Breaker item. The better the player performs in real life, the higher their ratings become.
Q: What is a Live Item?
A: Ones to Watch players are 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: What is the criteria for picking 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 Winter transfer window.
Q: Can a player aged 30 receive a OTW item?
A: Yes, it is possible. In the first two years, only players aged under 30 could receive one of these items but EA has changed the rules in FIFA 19.
Q: How many players receive one of these items?
A: Usually 23 for both editions. However, depending on how many popular transfers occur, the Winter Edition may feature less players.
Q: When OTW players are announced?
A: A few players are announced in late July, while the rest is only unveiled when the game is released.
Q: Are all players made available via FUT packs?
A: No. Some players are made exclusively available via objectives and squad building challenges.
Q: How can I get one of these cards?
A: You can get an hybrid card in the same way you can get any other card: on packs or on the transfer market. If you want to try your luck on packs, you can go to the store and buy them with coins or FIFA Points.
Q: In which FUT packs I can find Ones to Watch items?
A: They can be found in any pack with players cards. Obviously, the chances of finding one of these cards are higher if you open a pack which contains more player cards.
Q: It is possible to get a OTW card when opening a free pack?
A: Yes, it is.
Q: How long Ones to Watch items are released in FIFA packs?
A: Ten Days.
Q: Can I get OTW cards for free?
A: You may get Ones to Watch items from a pack or as a reward which could be tradeable or untradeable. By pre-ordering FIFA 20 Ultimate Edition, you will receive an OTW card for free (untradeable). However, the pre-order must to be made before August 5, 2019
Q: Is it true that OTW items don’t have traits or specialities?
A: No. You may not find that information on the database but they have the same traits and specialities of their NIF cards.
Q: When is released the Ones to Watch event?
A: The Ones to Watch event has two editions. The first one is released when the game comes out. The Winter Edition is released in February.
Q: When was OTW released for the first time ever?
A: The Ones to Watch items were a brand new card category in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team. Since then, they are being released every year.
Q: Which offers can I find during the Ones to Watch event?
A: Dynamic items, a few squad building challenges and eventually promo packs available on the FUT store.
Q: When do Ones to Watch items get updated?
A: OTW items are upgraded based on TOTW (until the end of the 2019-20 season), MOTM, Hero, Record Breaker and Team Of The Tournament selections. OTW items will NOT be upgraded based on POTM, Award Winner, SBC, or other in game event selection. Each item’s dynamic ratings will increase based on the players’ real-world performances throughout the season.
Q: How long does EA take to update an OTW item?
A: Once a player gets a Team of the Week, Man of the Match, European Team of the Tournament, Hero or Record Breaker item, EA only takes a few minutes to update his OTW card.
Q: Can OTW cards be downgraded?
A: No, they can’t.
Q: Are stats in OTW cards also updated?
A: Yes. The OTW cards are like duplicates of the best rated TOTW, MOTM, TOTT, Hero or Record Breaker card.
Q: What happens if a OTW 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 OTW Player is transferred/loaned to a club not in FUT?
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 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 OTW Player’s in-form is in a different position?
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.
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 FUT 20.