September is exciting for a number of reasons and this year, the month is extra special. The launch of FIFA 23 marks the final collaboration between EA Sports and FIFA. The gaming giant and the world footballing body are parting ways from next year. Therefore, there was a lot of expectation from the game, given that it was the grandest offering yet.
So far, there has been a lot of exciting additions, including women’s football, Hyper Motion 2, roping in Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond, and not to mention, the lifelike graphics which get better every year. Another key feature has returned in the form of Squad Building Challenge (SBC), with the first one dropping yesterday. In that regard, the following guide will help players to understand everything there is to know about this SBC and whether it is worth going after.
FIFA 23: Angel Di Maria SBC and OTW cards
The addition of the new feature, “Ones To Watch (OTW),” follows players who changed clubs in big moves this year. These are unique cards which will be available throughout the length of the game. The web app of the game already had several SBCs on the record, but Angel Di Maria’s introduction is the maiden one for a footballer in the console version.
The Argentine winger moved to Juventus in Serie A from French giants PSG. Though EA Sports have not revealed a promotion video for the game, they did tweet that Di Maria is getting his OTW card. Additionally, it will be receiving boosts and perks as time goes on in the game.
As is always the case with SBCs, you will have to complete some challenges under specific rules to get the card. However, not all players will find the stake worthwhile, meaning you will have to take a call depending on where you are in the game and how much rewards you have.
FIFA 23: Completing the Angel Di Maria SBC
The developers have not muddled stuff up too much in the initial days of the game. The SBC surrounding Angel Di Maria only has two steps to get over in the specified time given and you will be eligible to get the card.
- Minimum 1 player from Juventus
- 11 players in the Squad
- Minimum 83 Squad Rating
- Minimum 84 Squad Rating
- 11 players in the Squad
- Minimum 1 player from Serie A
As has been the case in previous editions, you will also get specific prizes from finishing each step, apart from the Angel Di Maria card. Players will have to have 26,000-30,000 FUT coins in order to finish the SBC wholly. However, the overall number of coins will be lessened if you have the required cards for the SBC which will then save you FUT coins as you will not have to purchase them from the FUT market.
FIFA 23: Worth the wait?
Given that the game is still in its early phase, the Angel Di Maria card is not a bad one to have. He is rated 84 and a right-winger with a great Dribbling rating of 87. However, his Pace and Shooting are pegged at 79, meaning they will be overtaken in the future updates as and whey they drop.
Of course, the card itself will be getting better as time goes one, but some players may not want to jump the gun right now itself. It is a toss-up, depending upon where you are in the game and how much you are willing to spend.
It can only be done by trial players at the moment, while the rest have to bide their time till the game unlocks, which mean any Standard Edition players will not get the SBC right now. Nevertheless, you can try to get it done through the Companion App. Just bear in mind that the card is live only for three days, meaning you will have to get a move on as quickly as possible if the Copa America 2021 winner is to be a part of your squad.
Thus, that is all the information you will need to complete the OTW Angel Di Maria SBC. There are a whole host of other players set to drop one by one, which is really exciting news for fans and players worldwide. The OTW feature is sure to add even more fervor pursuits of some of the best players in the game.
Last Updated on September 27, 2022
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