FIFA 23’s newest in-game promo is rumoured to be Road to the Knockouts (RTTK), an exciting player card upgrade that boosts chosen footballers’ stats if their team manages to achieve certain real-world milestones.
RTTK involves teams currently competing in the Group Stages of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League, and is expected to replace the Ones to Watch (OTW) promo that had been introduced during the game’s launch just a week ago.
The OTW event revolves around recently-transferred stars that are expected to shine for their new clubs, including the likes of Erling Haaland, Darwin Nunez, and Angel Di Maria, but is now quickly being replaced, to everyone’s surprise.
On the other hand, the new RTTK promo introduces ‘live’ player cards for selected players from a few Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League clubs, allowing real-life results to dictate their final rating changes after the conclusion of their respective Group Stages.
How does RTTK work?
The RTTK promo chooses a few players from the current teams competing in the Group Stages of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League.
The selected players will receive respective RTTK Player Cards offering real-time rating changes if their clubs achieve certain ‘goals’ in qualifying for the Knockout Stages.
Here is how RTTK cards function in previous FIFA titles:
- Club wins 3 matches in the next 4 games
- Player card receives +1 OVR
- Club advances to the Knockout Stages
- Player card receives additional +1 OVR
Curiously, assuming that RTTK does go live on Friday, all clubs would only have 3 games remaining in their respective groups in real life, so we expect certain alterations to be made to the RTTK rules in FIFA 23.
Who are the predicted RTTK players?
Famous FIFA leaker, Fut Sheriff, had just revealed that Lionel Messi is to lead the RTTK promo with a potential 92-Rated Player Card of his own.
Considering how many of his leaks have been proven correct before, this gives weight to his claim.
You can see his leak right here, from Twitter:
Other potential players include Barcelona’s Raphinha, Chelsea’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Manchester City’s Phil Foden.
FIFA is known to favour players with less Ultimate Team (UT) cards to their names – unless it’s Christopher Nkunku in FIFA 22 – and all of them have yet to receive any updated player cards in-game.
Given that many on-form players competing in Europe still do not have new player cards for fans to unlock in UT, it would seem justified that RTTK is set to ‘substitute’ OTW a bit earlier than expected this time around.
Keep your eyes peeled on this space as we provide coverage about RTTK Team 1 once the official names are released sometime soon.
FIFA 23 is now available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and PC.
Source: Fut Sheriff Twitter account, FUTBIN
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