FIFA 17 Halloween is a FUT promotion which takes place once a year to celebrate the Halloween day. It offers multiple pack offers on the FUT store, themed cards and kits, new squad building challenges and a few other surprises. In this guide you can know everything about the FIFA 17 Halloween, including how it affects the market, how it was in previous years and an updated promotional offers list.
FIFA 17 Halloween Date
Previous Years Offers
How the Market is Affected
Frequently Asked Questions
FIFA 17 Halloween Introduction
What is the Halloween Promotion?
Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Electronic Arts also celebrates the Halloween, creating the first themed promotion of the season.
During the FIFA 17 Halloween, Electronic Arts releases several FUT pack offers, themed cards, kits and squad building challenges. This promotion is not one of the most popular but it is still important because it is the first one.
Details on FIFA 17 Halloween offers will be updated below.
FIFA 17 Halloween Date
When Halloween promotion will be released?
The Halloween promotion has been going since FIFA 16 and is now more popular than ever.
For FIFA 17 Ultimate Team, the Halloween event date is:
FIFA 17 Halloween
21 October (Friday) to 1 November 2016 (Tuesday) CONFIRMED
In the following table you can see the Halloween release dates of previous years:
|FIFA 17||21 October – 01 November 2016|
|FIFA 16||30 October – 01 November 2015|
FIFA 17 Halloween Offers
What you can win with the FIFA 17 Halloween?
FUT PACKS OFFERS CONFIRMED
Many FUT packs will be available in the FUT 17 store. The most likely are these ones:
15k Premium Gold Jumbo packs
25k Premium Gold Players packs
25k Rare Gold packs
35k Mega packs
50k Rare Players packs (first appearance on FIFA 17)
NEW SQUAD BUILDING CHALLENGES CONFIRMED
New squad building challenge will be released during the FIFA 17 Halloween promotion, from 21 October to November 7. The SBC rewards includes Payet, Mário Gaspar and Douglas Costa special cards as well a skeleton kit.
You can check a complete updated list of all live squad building challenges clicking here.
THEMED KIT CONFIRMED
The Halloween kit of the following image can be yours. You will have to complete the squad building challenge ‘Spider’s Web’ to win it as a reward.
THEMED PLAYERS CARDS CONFIRMED
The Scream Team come alive for Halloween in Ultimate Scream, a brand new event in FIFA Ultimate Team. From Oct 21st to Oct 28th, 23 Ultimate Scream players will be available in packs with upgraded ratings as unique items. During the Halloween period (Oct 28 6pm ?? – Nov 1 6pm ??) these players will “come alive” and get ratings boosts, making them utterly terrifying. Be warned, these boosts are temporary. On Nov 1st at 10am PDT the temporary boost ends and their ratings revert back to match their initially released upgrade. You can learn more about these cards in the FAQ chapter.
Here is the list of players selected for a FIFA 17 Halloween card:
- GK: Costel Pantilimon – Watford (87)
RB: Mario Gaspar – Villarreal CF (81)
RB: Hector Bellerin – Arsenal (80)
LB: Filipe Luis- Atlético de Madrid (86)
CB: Per Mertesacker – Arsenal (84)
CB: Ike Opara – Sporting KC (84)
CB: Joel Matip – Liverpool (83)
CM: Andrea Pirlo – New York CFC (83)
CM: Marouane Fellaini – Manchester United (80)
CAM: Ryad Boudebouz – Montpellier HSC (80)
CAM: Wesley Sneijder – Galatasaray (84)
CAM: Hakan Calhanoglu – B. Leverkusen (81)
CAM: Hakim Ziyech – Ajax (81)
RW: Mohamed Salah – Roma (82)
LM: Dimitri Payet – West Ham (87)
LM: Douglas Costa – FC Bayern (85)
CF: Thomas Muller – FC Bayern (88)
ST: Romelu Lukaku – Everton (85)
ST: Mario Mandzukic – Juventus (84)
ST: Artiz Aduriz – Athletic Bilbao (85)
ST: Mario Balotelli – OGC Nice (80)
ST: Adebayo Akinfenwa – Wycombe (64)
ST: Emre Mor – Borussia Dortmund (64)
FIFA 17 Halloween Offers on Previous Years
How was the Halloween promotion in FIFA 16?
These were the offers available last year:
FUT Packs Offers
25k Premium Gold Players packs and 15k Premium Gold Jumbo packs available on the FUT store for 24 hours
FUT Featured Tournaments
‘Monster’s Ball’ Featured Tournament was available during 72 hours, without any entry requirement and with decent rewards (3.5k coins for single player and 7k coins for online)
Available before and during the promotion period through the Companion and Web App
How the Market is Affected by FIFA 17 Halloween
What happens to the cards’ prices during the Halloween?
When the season begins, thousands of players start waiting for EA to release the best packs on the store in order to build their squads. Because of that, the first event of the year is extremely anticipated and is associated with the first big price drop in the game. Normally this happens at FUT United but this year Ultimate Scream took place. Halloween, which on FIFA 16 went pretty much unnoticed, was elevated to the event category this year and EA even innovated with some big offers, catching players by surprise. Besides the first 50k packs, Halloween on FIFA 17 featured with some theme cards, special squad building challenges and other offers.
|FIFA 17 PLAYERS PRICES CARDS DURING HALLOWEEN|
|%||↑ 4%||↑ 6%||↓ 7%||↓ 4%||↓ 4%||↑ 3%||↑ 2%||↓ 4%||↓ 4%||↓ 5%||↑ 0%||↓ 5%||↓ 3%||↑ 5%||↑ 1%||↑ 4%||↑ 0%|
This event was announced on the same day it started, that explains why the market was pretty much intact before this date. The price drops occurred all on the first day and no significant increases happened during the remaining days of the promotion. Between the first and the last day of the Halloween event, prices dropped from 20 to 25%, and recovered something around 5% after the end.
FIFA 17 Halloween Frequently Asked Questions
What you need to know about this event?
Q: What is the FIFA 17 Halloween?
A: FIFA 17 Halloween is an event that Electronic Arts organises for the FIFA 17 community. Usually it includes new FUT packs offers, a featured tournament and daily gifts.
Q: When is the FIFA 17 Halloween?
A: Between October 21 and November 1.
Q: What can we expect from FIFA 17 Halloween?
A: Happy Hours, squad building challenges, themed cards,
daily gifts and a few other surprises.
Q: Is FIFA 17 Halloween only a day?
A: No. It lasts more than a week.
Q: Which Happy Hours can we expect on these days?
A: Not good ones, because happy hours are still in an early stage in this time of the season.
Q: Can we expect 100k Jumbo Rare Players Packs ?
A: No. We don’t estimate 100k packs to celebrate the Halloween.
Q: Can we expect a featured tournament related with the Halloween?
A: No. In FIFA 16 Ultimate Team, the Halloween tournament was the first featured tournament to be released.
Q: Will EA Sports release free packs to everyone during FIFA 17 Halloween?
A: No, it is highly unlikely. However,
Daily Gifts will probably be available during the event to be redeemed in the Companion and Web App.
Q: What makes Ultimate Scream items special?
A: Each Ultimate Scream player comes on a unique item design and an upgraded rating upon release. During the Halloween period, the additional temporary boost takes Scream Team players from scary to utterly terrifying. Continue to play with them and/or use them to complete themed Ultimate Scream Squad Building Challenges, which will run from Oct 21 through Nov 7 for themed rewards.
Q: How long are Ultimate Scream players in packs for?
A: All 23 Ultimate Scream players are in packs with initial upgraded ratings from Oct 21st 10am PDT – Oct 28th 10am PDT.
Q: How does the Temporary Boost work?
A: All 23 Ultimate Scream players will automatically receive terrifying temporary stats boosts from Oct 28th 10am PDT – Nov 1st 10am PDT. For example, Hector Bellerin will be released as an 80 OVR rated Ultimate Scream item, available in packs from Oct 21 to Oct 28. This item will be temporarily boosted to a 90 OVR rating during the Halloween period. When the period ends, the item goes back down to its original initially upgraded 80 OVR Ultimate Scream rating.
Q: Are Ultimate Scream Players tradeable?
A: Yes. You can list the 23 Ultimate Scream players on the transfer market from Oct 21 onwards. When they receive their temporary boosts over the Halloween period, you can still trade them but beware, they will return back to their original initial upgraded rating on Nov 1st 10am PDT.
Q: Can I use Ultimate Scream players in FUT Champions and the Weekend League?
A: Yes. You can use Ultimate Scream players in FUT Champions and the Weekend League. When they receive their temporary boosts over the Halloween Weekend, you can still use them but beware, they will return back to their original initial upgraded rating on Nov 1st 10am PDT.
Q: What happens to Ultimate Scream items after Halloween?
A: On Nov 1st 10am PDT, the Ultimate Scream items will return to their initial upgraded rating. For example, Payet’s Ultimate Scream item is an 87 OVR, and during Halloween weekend he will get a temporary boost to 95 OVR. When the weekend ends, he permanently goes back to his Ultimate Scream rating of 87 OVR.
Q: What is the criteria for picking Ultimate Scream players?
A: The Ultimate Scream Team is a curated list of 23 players who have been chosen based on exceptional real world performances, records and FUT attributes.
Q: Is it true that last year Halloween Promotions were also available for FIFA mobile?
A: Yes, it is. However, the promotions were not the same ones of the consoles. For Android and iOS devices, EA released Halloween cards called ‘Most Feared’ to players with at least a 90 in-game strength rating.