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FIFA 22 ICON Swaps 1 ft. Ferdinand, Del Piero, Rooney, more

The return of ICON Swaps is here as Ultimate Team players can now exchange earned tokens for some of the sport's most legendary footballers. Here's everything you need to know about the FIFA 22 ICON Swaps 1 ft. Ferdinand, Del Piero, Rooney, and more.
FIFA 22 ICON Swaps 1 ft. Ferdinand, Del Piero, Rooney, more

One of the most popular facets of Ultimate Team year after year, ICONs link past generations of footballing greatness with the present. They are always some of the highest-rated cards in the title, and of course, carry perfect chemistry when linked with any other player.

While they are extremely valuable, and typically very costly, EA Sports has made many more ICON cards attainable through free swaps exchanges. Ultimate Team players can earn FIFA 22 ICON Swaps tokens, which can be redeemed for legendary footballing figures.

Here's everything you need to know about the FIFA 22 ICON Swaps 1, including how to unlock tokens as well as some of the legendary player rewards.

FIFA 22 Van Persie ICON
Robin van Persie is one of the new additions to the FIFA 22 ICONS list after his recent retirement. (Picture: EA Sports)

How do FIFA 22 ICON Swaps work?

FIFA 22 ICON Swaps are a free process for Ultimate Team players to pick up ICON cards to add to their squad. While most ICON cards usually cost hundreds of thousands in FUT coins, ICON Swaps are available to unlock through free Squad Building Challenges (SBCs).

Ultimate Team players will have a chance to complete special Objectives challenges, which will reward them with ICON Swaps tokens. These tokens are what you'll need to complete the ICON Swaps SBCs and unlock the high-powered legend cards.

ICON Swaps 1 is now open, and the window will run until 7th February. Ultimate Team players will have the opportunity to unlock a total of 18 ICON Swaps 1 tokens in that allotted timeframe.

Wayne Rooney FIFA 22 ICON
Another legend set to debut as a FIFA 22 ICON, Wayne Rooney enjoyed a storied and glory-filled career. (Picture: EA Sports)

FIFA 22 ICON Swaps 1 - Objectives

1st ICON Swap

  • Win 6
    • Win 6 matches in the Live FUT Friendly: One League, with at least 8 First Owned Serie A players in your starting Squad
  • Score 10
    • Score in 10 separate matches using Serie A players in the Live FUT Friendly: One League
  • Through Assist 5
    • Assist with a Through Ball in 5 separate matches using Serie A players in the Live FUT Friendly: One League

2nd ICON Swap

  • Win 6
    • Win 6 matches in the Live FUT Friendly: One League, with at least 8 First Owned LaLiga players in your starting Squad
  • Score 10
    • Score in 10 separate matches using LaLiga players in the Live FUT Friendly: One League
  • Through Assist 5
    • Assist with a Through Ball in 5 separate matches using LaLiga players in the Live FUT Friendly: One League

3rd ICON Swap

  • Win 6
    • Win 6 matches in the Live FUT Friendly: One League, with at least 8 First Owned LaLiga players in your starting Squad
  • Score 10
    • Score in 10 separate matches using LaLiga players in the Live FUT Friendly: One League
  • Through Assist 5
    • Assist with a Through Ball in 5 separate matches using LaLiga players in the Live FUT Friendly: One League

4th ICON Swap

  • Win 6 Squad Battles matches on min. World Class difficulty with 11 Silver players in your starting squad

5th ICON Swap

  • Win 6 Squad Battles matches on min. World Class difficulty with 11 Brazilian players in your starting squad

6th ICON Swap

  • Win 6 Squad Battles matches on min. World Class difficulty with 11 Eredivisie players in your starting squad

7th ICON Swap

  • Win 6 Squad Battles matches on min. World Class difficulty with 11 Argentinian players in your starting squad

8th ICON Swap

  • Win 6 Squad Battles matches on min. World Class difficulty using 11 First Owned players in your starting Squad

9th ICON Swap

  • Win 13 Weekend League matches

FIFA 22 ICON Swaps 1 - rewards

ICON Swaps 1 rewards are available to redeem via SBCs. The special squad building challenges can only be completed with ICON Swaps tokens, and higher-level rewards require more tokens to unlock.

Here's the full list of rewards:

  • 81+ x25 Pack – 2 Icon Swaps
  • 82+ x25 Pack – 3 Icon Swaps
  • 83+ x25 Pack – 5 Icon Swaps
  • Casillas Icon Mid6 Icon Swaps
  • Ferdinand Icon Mid7 Icon Swaps
  • Base or Mid Icon Pack 8 Icon Swaps
  • Overmars Icon Prime 9 Icon Swaps
  • Mid Icon Pack10 Icon Swaps
  • Desailly Icon Mid11 Icon Swaps
  • Del Piero Icon Baby – 12 Icon Swaps
  • 89+ Mid Icon Pack 13 Icon Swaps
  • Base or Mid Icon Player Pick14 Icon Swaps
  • Zambrotta Icon Prime14 Icon Swaps
  • Mid or Prime Icon Prime16 Icon Swaps
  • Base, Mid or Prime Icon Player Pick17 Icon Swaps
  • Rooney Icon Mid 17 Icon Swaps
FIFA 22 ICONS full squad
The full squad of ICONS featured in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. (Picture: EA Sports)

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