FIFA 20 WINTER UPGRADES – UPDATE ONE: EA Sports has today confirmed the FIFA 20 Ratings Refresh release date and start time.
The FIFA 20 Ratings Refresh will launch on Friday February 14 at 6pm UK time.
The EA Sports Twitter account teased the upcoming launch of FIFA 20 Winter Upgrades in a post today.
They tweeted: “Tomorrow #WinterRefresh”.
In a post online EA also outlined the top 50 upgrades coming in the FIFA 20 Ratings Refresh.
Players such as Manchester United’s Daniel James, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Erling Braut Haaland will all be getting FUT upgrades.
ORIGINAL: FIFA 20 Winter Upgrades is coming soon, with the big Ratings Refresh hitting FUT Ultimate Team on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PCs.
The FIFA 20 Winter Upgrades is one of the big FUT Ultimate Team events following the January transfer window.
The FIFA 20 Winter Upgrades gives FUT Ultimate Team players a Ratings Refresh following the midway point of the season in leagues around the world.
EA has not confirmed when the FIFA 20 Winter Upgrades release date and start date will be, but we have a good idea of when the Ratings Refresh will land.
Last year the FIFA Winter Upgrades was launched on Friday February 15.
If EA follows a similar schedule then the Ratings Refresh for FIFA 20 should launch on Friday February 14.
In terms of a start time major FIFA 20 updates tend to land at 6pm UK time, so that’s when it is likely to take place.
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A good indication of which players will receive a Ratings Refresh is the live database for the FIFA 20 Career Mode and Online Seasons.
And in a post online Goal has outlined the players that have been upgraded in the live database.
So there is a chance the following players could also be part of the upcoming FIFA 20 Winter Upgrades.
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Virgil van Dijk • Liverpool – Old rating (90), upgraded rating (91)
Robert Lewandowski • Bayern Munich – Old rating (89), upgraded rating (90)
Alisson • Liverpool – Old rating (89), upgraded rating (90)
Sergio Aguero • Manchester City – Old rating (89), upgraded rating (90)
Sadio Mane • Liverpool – Old rating (88), upgraded rating (90)
Raheem Sterling • Manchester City – Old rating (88), upgraded rating (89)
Roberto Firmino • Liverpool – Old rating (86), upgraded rating (88)
Romelu Lukaku • Inter Milan – Old rating (85), upgraded rating (86)
Mauro Icardi • PSG – Old rating (85), upgraded rating (86)
Timo Werner • RB Leipzig – Old rating (83), upgraded rating (86)
Jamie Vardy • Leicester City – Old rating (82), upgraded rating (85)
Ricardo Pereira • Leicester City – Old rating (82), upgraded rating (84)
Lautaro Martinez • Inter Milan – Old rating (81), upgraded rating (83)
James Maddison • Leicester City – Old rating (79), upgraded rating (81)
Erling Haaland • Borussia Dortmund – Old rating (73), upgraded rating (78)
Gabriel Martinelli • Arsenal – Old rating (68), upgraded rating (72)
If you’re wondering which players are eligible for the FIFA 20 Winter Upgrades then last year’s blog post explains the criteria.
You can find the FIFA Winter Upgrades FAQ below…
FIFA RATINGS REFRESH FAQ
Q: How do Ratings Refresh upgrades work?
A: Upgrades apply to new basic (not in-form) player items found in packs. Non-IF players in your Club will not receive an upgrade.
Q: If a Ratings Refresh upgraded play has an In-Form, how is it affected?
A: If an upgraded player’s new OVR rating does not equal or surpass his existing in-form’s rating, his IFs will not get an upgrade. If an upgraded player’s new OVR rating equals or surpasses his existing first in-form’s rating, his IFs will get an upgrade:
An exception is made for lower-rated player items with significant upgrades.
This does not apply to Ultimate Scream items.
Q: Will the UCL base items be upgraded?
A: UCL base items for the upgraded player’s will be upgraded following the IF rule.