Image Credit: Bethesda
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
Image via EA Sports

FIFA 23: How Showdown SBCs and cards work in FUT

Showdowns are back for FIFA 23.

Over the past few years in FIFA, EA Sports have inserted special Showdown Squad Building Challenges. Showdown cards are typically released right before major matches and feature footballers from opposing clubs. These cards are eligible for future upgrades, but what exactly triggers upgrades for these cards? Let’s take a look.

Recommended Videos

Related: How will FUT Moments work in FIFA 23

How Showdown SBCs and cards work in FUT

As mentioned previously, these kinds of challenges have been in FIFA in past games. Showdown challenges were first added back in FIFA 20, and have been a part of FUT since then.

Here’s how these challenges work. At various points throughout the year, EA Sports and the FIFA team will release special SBCs that revolve around a particular match. These matches are usually highly-anticipated ones, such as FIFA World Cup and UEFA Champions League matches, or major league rivalry games.

Showdown SBCs come in pairs and feature one player from each squad in the highlighted match. In every case, players will need to complete the lineups for that particular player, in order to receive the card.

Here’s where things get a bit complex. Those players do receive an initial upgrade from their base item, but are eligible for a second upgrade, depending on the outcome of the match. The player on the winning team will receive a +2 OVR stat boost. The player on the losing end will not receive a stat increase. If there is a draw in the match, both players won’t be shut out of any rating increases. In the event of a draw, both items will receive a +1 OVR stat boost.


Gamepur is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
related content
Related Content
Author
Image of Chris Studley
Chris Studley
Chris is a staff writer for Gamepur who lives on the East Coast of the U.S. Chris has covered sports games, including the Madden, FIFA, NHL, NBA 2K, and MLB The Show franchises, for Gamepur since 2020.