FIFA 18 Ones to watch cards were a great addition to the game. They replace the regular player cards in specific times and boost in rating and stats every time a player gets a new TOTW, MOTM, ETOT, Hero or Record Breaker card. Let’s learn something more about these FUT hybrid cards.
FIFA 18 Ones to Watch Cards
What is a Hybrid card?
Ones to Watch cards were a brand new card category in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team. These black cards are assigned to a very limited selection of players announced on late September (Summer Edition) and early February (Winter Edition), replacing their regular cards in packs for a limited time.
Opposite to all other FUT cards, the OTW ratings and stats are not fixed. They increase or not depending on the player’s form.
When FIFA 18 OTW Cards will be available?
The OTW cards features top-players with less than 30 years old who moved to new clubs on this summer or winter transfer window.
The Summer Edition of the FIFA 18 Ones to Watch cards will be available since the first day (September 29) for a few days. The Winter edition is released in early February. During this period, it is not possible to find the regular cards of this selection of players because the hybrid cards are replacing them.
Ratings and Stats
How big are the ratings and stats boosts?
The FIFA 18 Ones to Watch cards boost in rating and stats every time a player gets a new TOTW, MOTM, ETOT, Hero or Record Breaker card. Their ratings just can go up. They can’t go down. In other words, they are in form cards that have the stats of that players highest rated cards. The ratings of OTW cards should be automatically updated as soon as one of these new card gets released.
What happens to the cards’ prices during the season?
The hybrid cards prices depend on how well the players performed and how many IF cards they get. That’s why it is so difficult to predict the prices. These cards give the game a fantasy football element.
With the hybrid cards in the game, players have now to make many important choices: do you buy a hybrid card right off the bat, knowing it will cost more than a regular card of an equivalent player? What if a player doesn’t get the TOTW card you were expecting? When do you sell? Do you cut your losses or do you hold onto the card hoping it will rise in value eventually?
Basic information about Hybrid Cards
Colour | Black (with highlight stripes of bronze, silver and gold)
How many Cards in FUT 18 | 23 + 23
How many times they are released | Two
How often they are released | Only once each
How long they are in packs | Seven to ten days
When they are released in packs | Late September and early February
How big is the boost | The same of the respective TOTW card
Date of the first card in FIFA 18 | September 29, 2017
First Card in FUT History | FIFA 17
What you need to know about FIFA 18 Ones to Watch Cards
Q: What are Ones to Watch cards?
A: Ones to Watch, commonly abbreviated to OTW, is a new In Form card category assigned to a very limited selection of players, replacing their regular cards on specific times.
Q: What makes Ones to Watch special?
A: The Ones to Watch items dynamically upgrade and have an opportunity to increase in ratings throughout the season. If you have a Ones to Watch item in your club, its ratings will automatically match that of the players latest Team of the Week In-Form. The better the player performs in real life, the higher their ratings become.
Q: What is a Live Item?
A: Ones to Watch players will be released as Live Items. The ratings on this item type update automatically, whether they are in your Club or listed on the Transfer Market.
Q: What is the criteria for picking Ones to Watch players?
A: Ones to Watch players consist of a curated selection of the highest profile and most promising players who have been permanently transferred between clubs in the most recent Summer transfer window and are also under the age of 30.
Q: Can a hybrid player’s rating change?
A: Yes. His card boost in rating and stats every time he gets a new TOTW, MOTM, ETOT, Hero or Record Breaker card.
Q: When the ratings are updated?
A: The items get automatically updated when a new Team of the Week is released, provided that the player is in that Team of the Week.
Q: Are stats in hybrid cards also updated?
A: Yes. The hybrid cards are like duplicates of the best rated TOTW, MOTM, ETOT, Hero or Record Breaker card.
Q: How long FIFA 18 Ones to Watch cards are released in FIFA packs?
A: Seven to Ten days.
Q: How long do Ones To Watch items continue to receive a stats boost?
A: If you have a Ones to Watch item in your club, its ratings will automatically match that of the players latest Team of the Week In-Form until the end of that player’s domestic league season. At this point, the player’s Ones To Watch Item type will continue to carry the last in-form rating he received through FUT 18.
Q: Can an hybrid card be downgraded?
Q: How can I get one of these cards?
A: You can get an hybrid card in the same way you can get any other card: on packs or on the transfer market. If you want to try your luck on packs, you can go to the store and buy them with coins or FIFA Points.
Q: In which FUT packs I can find FIFA 18 Ones to Watch cards?
A: They can be found in any pack with players cards. Obviously, the chances of finding one of these cards are higher if you open a pack which contains more player cards.
Q: It is possible to get a OTW card when opening a free pack like the ones from Objectives?
A: Yes, it is.
Q: Are FIFA 18 Ones to Watch cards available in the FUT Draft mode?
A: Yes, they are available in all modes, including FUT Draft and FUT Champions.
Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player is transferred/loaned to a different club?
A: The Ones To Watch Player Item type attributes and latest in-form rating will be unaffected. However, his OTW player item type will remain at the players previous club until he gets a in-form at which point the player’s club, crest and dynamic image will be updated.
Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player is transferred/loaned to a club not in FUT 18?
A: The Ones To Watch Player Item type will remain at the club he was previously at and he will not receive any further in-forms. His Ones To Watch Item type will continue to carry the last in-form rating he received.
Q: What happens if a Ones To Watch Player’s in-form is in a different position to their Ones To Watch item?
A: The player’s position on his Ones To Watch item type will not change. He will however continue to receive any attribute upgrades from that and future in-forms.