FIFA 21 FUT Birthday Promo Event

WHAT IF

The FIFA 21 What If event was created for the first time ever in FIFA 21. It features promo packs, dynamic themed items, SBCs, objectives and other offers.
The What If Event was released for the first time ever in FIFA 21.
All release times are indicated in the UK time zone.
Start February 26, 2021 06:00 pm (Friday)
End March 10, 2021 06:00 pm (Wednesday)
This calendar shows you which FIFA 21 What If offers are new each day.
Day 0126/02/2021 (Fri) Promo Packs
What If Squad 1 Release
What If Challenge I SBC
What If Raphinha SBC
What If Caputo Objectives
Day 0227/02/2021 (Sat) Promo Packs
What If Challenge II SBC
Thomas Müller Player Moments SBC
Day 0328/02/2021 (Sun) Promo Packs
81+ Player Pick SBC
82-88 Upgrade SBC
85+ x5 Upgrade SBC
Day 0401/03/2021 (Mon) Promo Packs
What If Wendell SBC
What If Challenge III SBC
Mid or Prime Icon Player Pick SBC
Day 0502/03/2021 (Tue) Promo Packs
What If Leroy Fer SBC
Day 0603/03/2021 (Wed) Promo Packs
What If Challenge IV SBC
Day 0704/03/2021 (Thu) Promo Packs
84+ Rare Player Pick SBC
Day 0805/03/2021 (Fri) What If Squad 2 Release
What If Challenge V SBC
What If Cristian Tello SBC
What If Guendouzi Objective
Day 0906/03/2021 (Sat) Promo Packs
What If Challenge VI SBC
Joe Hart Flashback SBC
Day 1007/03/2021 (Sun) Promo Packs
What If Malcuit SBC
81+ Double Upgrade SBC
83+ Upgrade SBC
Guaranteed What If Player SBC
Day 1108/03/2021 (Mon) Promo Packs
Day 1209/03/2021 (Tue) Promo Packs
What If Adam Armstrong SBC
82+ Rated Guaranteed SBC
The updated list of all FIFA 21 What If SBCs and Objectives.

ADAM ARMSTRONG
Start 09/03/2021 6:00 pm (Tuesday)
End 16/03/2021 6:00 pm (Tuesday)
ENGLAND
Exchange a squad featuring players from England.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from England: Min 1
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 83
Team Chemistry: Min 75
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Jumbo Premium Gold Pack
84-RATED SQUAD
Exchange an 84 Rated Squad.

REQUIREMENTS
Squad Rating: Min 84
Team Chemistry: Min 70
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Prime Electrum Players Pack

KÉVIN MALCUIT
Start 07/03/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
End 11/03/2021 6:00 pm (Thursday)
FRANCE
Exchange a squad featuring players from France.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from France: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 84
Team Chemistry: Min 70
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Prime Electrum Players Pack
SERIE A TIM
Exchange a Squad featuring players from Serie A TIM

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Serie A TIM: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 85
Team Chemistry: Min 55
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Premium Gold Players Pack

GUARANTEED WHAT IF PLAYER
What If Player Item
Start 07/03/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
End 14/03/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
CHALLENGE 1
Exchange a squad for a Guaranteed What If Player.

REQUIREMENTS
Squad Rating: Min 85
Team Chemistry: Min 30
Players in the Squad: 11

83+ UPGRADE
Start 07/03/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
End 11/03/2021 6:00 pm (Thursday)
CHALLENGE 1
Exchange a squad for a Rare Gold Player rated 83 OVR or higher!

REQUIREMENTS
Squad Rating: Min 82
Team Chemistry: Min 30
Players in the Squad: 11

81+ DOUBLE UPGRADE
Start 07/03/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
End 11/03/2021 6:00 pm (Thursday)
CHALLENGE 1
Exchange a squad for a pack with Two Rare Gold Players rated 81 OVR or higher!

REQUIREMENTS
Rare: Min 7
Player Level: Min Gold
Team Chemistry: Min 30
Players in the Squad: 11

WHAT IF CHALLENGE VI
Start 06/03/2021 6:00 pm (Saturday)
End 08/03/2021 6:00 pm (Monday)
CHALLENGE 1
Complete this FUT What If Challenge before time runs out!

REQUIREMENTS
Nationalities: Max 4
Same League Count: Max 7
Gold Players: Min 2
Rare: Min 10
Squad Rating: Min 70
Team Chemistry: Min 75
Players in the Squad: 11
FIFA 21 Flashback SBC
JOE HART
Joe Hart Flashback Item (untradeable)
Start 06/03/2021 6:00 pm (Saturday)
End 20/03/2021 6:00 pm (Saturday)
JOE HART
Earn a Flashback Joe Hart celebrating his prolific 2011-2012 Premier League season.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Manchester City: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 85
Team Chemistry: Min 60
Players in the Squad: 11

WHAT IF CHALLENGE V
Rare Gold Pack (untradeable)
Start 05/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
End 07/03/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
CHALLENGE 1
Complete this FUT What If Challenge before time runs out!

REQUIREMENTS
Leagues: Max 6
Same Nation Count: Min 3
Same Club Count: Max 5
Silver Players: Min 6
Rare: Min 11
Team Chemistry: Min 85
Players in the Squad: 11

CRISTIAN TELLO
Start 05/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
End 12/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
SPAIN
Exchange a squad featuring players from Spain.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Spain: Min 1
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 83
Team Chemistry: Min 75
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Premium Mixed Players Pack
LA LIGA
Exchange a squad featuring players from La Liga.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from LaLiga Santander: Min 1
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 84
Team Chemistry: Min 70
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Prime Electrum Players Pack
REAL BÉTIS
Exchange a Squad featuring players from Real Betis.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Real Betis: Min 1
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 80
Team Chemistry: Min 80
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Electrum Players Pack

WHAT IF GUENDOUZI
What If Guendouzi Item (untradeable)
Group XP: 300
Total XP: 1,800
Start 05/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
End 12/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
FIFA 21 Seasons DOUBLE TROUBLE
Score a Brace (2 goals) in 2 separate matches using Bundesliga players in the Live FUT Friendly: What If Classic
300
FIFA 21 Pack Gold Pack


FIFA 21 Seasons AIMED ASSISTANCE
Assist 5 goals using French players in the Live FUT Friendly: What If Classic .
300
FIFA 21 Pack 75+ Rated Rare Player Pack


FIFA 21 Seasons MATTÉO IN MIDFIELD
Score in 3 separate matches using Midfielders in the Live FUT Friendly: What If Classic.
300
FIFA 21 Pack Small Electrum Players Pack


FIFA 21 Seasons FANTASTIC FIVE
Win 5 matches in the Live FUT Friendly: What If Classic.
300
FIFA 21 Pack Premium Gold Pack


FIFA 21 Seasons BERLIN BOOST
Score in 10 separate matches using Bundesliga players in the Live FUT Friendly: What If Classic.
300
FIFA 21 Pack Electrum Players Pack

84+ RARE PLAYER PICK
84+ Rare Player Pick
Start 04/03/2021 6:00 pm (Thursday)
End 11/03/2021 6:00 pm (Thursday)
CHALLENGE 1
Exchange a squad for 1 of 4 Rare Gold Players, rated 84 OVR or higher!

REQUIREMENTS
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 83
Team Chemistry: Min 60
Players in the Squad: 11

WHAT IF CHALLENGE IV
Start 03/03/2021 6:00 pm (Wednesday)
End 05/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
CHALLENGE 1
Complete this FUT What If Challenge before time runs out!

REQUIREMENTS
Same League Count: Min 3
Same Nation/region: Max. 6
Clubs: Max. 5
Gold Players: Min 10
Rare: Min 2
Team Chemistry: Min. 90

LEROY FER
What If Leroy Fer Item (untradeable)
Start 02/03/2021 6:00 pm (Tuesday)
End 09/03/2021 6:00 pm (Tuesday)
NETHERLANDS
Exchange a Squad featuring players from Netherlands.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Netherlands: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 84
Team Chemistry: Min 70
Players in the Squad: 11

WENDELL
What If Wendell Item (untradeable)
Start 26/02/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
End 08/03/2021 6:00 pm (Monday)
BRAZIL
Exchange a Squad featuring players from Brazil.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Brazil: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 83
Team Chemistry: Min 80
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Premium Mixed Players Pack
BUNDESLIGA
Exchange a squad featuring players from Premier League.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Bundesliga: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 85
Team Chemistry: Min 70
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Prime Electrum Players Pack

WHAT IF CHALLENGE III
Start 01/03/2021 6:00 pm (Monday)
End 03/03/2021 6:00 pm (Wednesday)
CHALLENGE 1
Complete this FUT What If Challenge before time runs out!

REQUIREMENTS
Clubs: Min 5
Same League Count: Min 3
Gold Players: Min 2
Rare: Min 5
Squad Rating: Min 70
Team Chemistry: Min 85
Players in the Squad: 11
FIFA 21 Icon SBCs
MID OR PRIME ICON UPGRADE
Start 01/03/2021 6:00 pm (Monday)
End 10/03/2021 6:00 pm (Wednesday)
85-RATED SQUAD
Exchange an 85 Rated Squad

REQUIREMENTS
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 85
Team Chemistry: Min 55
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Mixed Players Pack
85-RATED SQUAD
Exchange an 85 Rated Squad

REQUIREMENTS
IF Player: Min 2
Squad Rating: Min 85
Team Chemistry: Min 60
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Mixed Players Pack
86-RATED SQUAD
Exchange an 86 Rated Squad

REQUIREMENTS
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 86
Team Chemistry: Min 45
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Small Rare Mixed Players Pack
87-RATED SQUAD
Exchange an 87 Rated Squad

REQUIREMENTS
Squad Rating: Min 87
Team Chemistry: Min 40
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Prime Mixed Players Pack

85+ 5x UPGRADE
Five 85+ Rated Rare Players Pack
Start 28/02/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
End 07/03/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
CHALLENGE 1
Exchange a squad for a pack containing 5 Rare Gold Players rated 85 OVR or Higher!

REQUIREMENTS
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 85
Team Chemistry: Min 75
Players in the Squad: 11

82-88 UPGRADE
Start 28/02/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
End 05/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
CHALLENGE 1
Exchange a squad for a Rare Gold Player rated 82 – 88 OVR!

REQUIREMENTS
Gold Players: Min 9
Team Chemistry: Min 30
Players in the Squad: 11

81+ PLAYER PICK
81+ Player Pick
Start 28/02/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
End 05/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
CHALLENGE 1
Exchange a squad for 1 of 3 Rare Gold Players rated 81 OVR or higher!

REQUIREMENTS
Player Level: Min Gold
Rare: Min 5
Team Chemistry: Min 30
Players in the Squad: 11
FIFA 21 Player Moments SBC
THOMAS MULLER
Start 27/02/2021 6:00 pm (Saturday)
End 26/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
BAYERN MUNCHEN
Exchange a mix of players replicating Bayern’s formation.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from FC Bayern: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 84
Team Chemistry: Min 70
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Prime Electrum Players Pack
BUNDESLIGA
Exchange a squad featuring Bundesliga players.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Bundesliga: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 86
Team Chemistry: Min 55
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Rare Mixed Players Pack

WHAT IF CHALLENGE II
Start 26/02/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
End 29/02/2021 6:00 pm (Monday)
CHALLENGE 1
Complete this FUT What If Challenge before time runs out!

REQUIREMENTS
Leagues: Max 4
Nationalities: Max 3
Same Club Count: Min 2
Rare: Min 4
Squad Rating: Min 75
Team Chemistry: Min 90
Players in the Squad: 11

RAPHINHA
What If Raphinha Item (untradeable)
Start 26/02/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
End 08/03/2021 6:00 pm (Monday)
BRAZIL
Exchange a Squad featuring players from Brazil.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Brazil: Min 1
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 85
Team Chemistry: Min 65
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Prime Electrum Players Pack
PREMIER LEAGUE
Exchange a squad featuring players from Premier League.

REQUIREMENTS
Players from Premier League: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 86
Team Chemistry: Min 55
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Premium Gold Players Pack
TOP FORM
Exchange a squad featuring a TOTW player.

REQUIREMENTS
IF Players: Min 1
Squad Rating: Min 83
Team Chemistry: Min 80
Players in the Squad: 11

TRADEABLE REWARD
Small Prime Gold Players Pack

WHAT IF CHALLENGE I
Start 26/02/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
End 28/02/2021 6:00 pm (Sunday)
CHALLENGE 1
Complete this FUT What If Challenge before time runs out!

REQUIREMENTS
Clubs: Max 6
Same Nation Count: Max 6
Same Club Count: Max 4
Rare: Min 2
Squad Rating: Min 75
Team Chemistry: Min 75
Players in the Squad: 11

WHAT IF CAPUTO
What If Caputo Item (untradeable)
Group XP: 300
Total XP: 1,800
Start 26/02/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
End 05/03/2021 6:00 pm (Friday)
FIFA 21 Seasons THROUGH TALENT
Score 2 Outside the Box goals in the Live FUT Friendly: Difference Makers.
300
FIFA 21 Pack Gold Pack


FIFA 21 Seasons FOUR STAR FINISHING
Score 5 goals using Serie A players in the Live FUT Friendly: Difference Makers .
300
FIFA 21 Pack 75+ Rated Rare Player Pack


FIFA 21 Seasons SERIE A SETUP
Assist in 3 separate matches using Forwards in the Live FUT Friendly: Difference Makers.
300
FIFA 21 Pack Small Electrum Players Pack


FIFA 21 Seasons WINNING WAYS
Win 4 matches in the Live FUT Friendly: Difference Makers.
300
FIFA 21 Pack Premium Gold Pack


FIFA 21 Seasons SASSUOLO SCORER
Score in 10 separate matches using Italian players in the Live FUT Friendly: Difference Makers.
300
FIFA 21 Pack Electrum Players Pack
During the event, two teams of What If players are released:

Team 1
Available in Packs: February 26 – March 05

Team 2
Available in Packs: March 05 – March 12
RB 87 Ricardo Pereira Portugal Leicester City
CB 86 Pepe Portugal FC Porto
LB 87 Reguilón Spain Tottenham
CDM 88 Lucas Leiva Brazil Lazio
CM 86 Daniel Wass Denmark Valencia CF
CAM 87 Florian Thauvin France Ol. Marseille
RM 85 Krépin Diatta Senegal AS Monaco
LM 86 Vincenzo Grifo Italy SC Freiburg
CF 89 Dries Mertens Belgium Napoli
ST 88 Morales Spain Levante
ST 87 Richarlison Brazil Everton
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RB 85 Kevin Mbabu Switzerland VfL Wolfsburg
CB 88 Chris Smalling England Roma
CB 88 Marcelo Brazil Ol. Lyonnais
LB 87 Yuri Berchiche Spain Athletic Club
CDM 91 N’Golo Kanté France Chelsea
CM 86 Pierre Lees-Melou France OGC Nice
CAM 90 Alejandro Gómez Argentina Sevilla FC
CAM 88 Martin Ødegaard Norway Arsenal
RM 90 Jadon Sancho England Borussia Dortmund
ST 87 Luka Jovic Serbia Eintracht Frankfurt
ST 87 Roberto Pereyra Argentina Udinese
Click or tap on the player you would like to know more.
In-depth analysis of the FIFA 21 What If event and items.
With the football calendar reaching a fever pitch, the wave of current and soon-to-be leaders are looking to rise to the occasion. FUT “What If” introduces new opportunities for players to elevate their games, with boosted special items presented with “What If” scenarios to earn a potential additional ratings upgrade.

Q: What are FUT 21 “What If” dynamic player items?
A: FUT “What If” players are boosted dynamic items that are eligible for an additional one-time +2 OVR upgrade based on their team fulfilling “What If” Scenarios based on real-life football criteria.

Q: How do “What If” player items receive upgrades?
A: Attackers & Midfielders upgrade if the player’s club scores at least 6 total goals in their next 5 domestic league matches. Defenders & Goalkeepers upgrade if the player’s club keeps at least 1 clean sheet over their next 5 domestic league matches.

Q: When does tracking for each “What If” player item start?
A: “What If” Upgrade Tracking will start from the date and time they are first released into FIFA Ultimate Team. If a team plays on the same day as an item’s release, it will only count if the domestic league match kicks off after the item is released into the game.

Q: What matches count for “What If” tracking?
A: Only domestic league matches are eligible for “What If” upgrade qualification. As mentioned, the first domestic league match tracked has to kick off after the item is released.

Q: How long will a FUT 21 “What If” player item take to get updated in-game?
A: After a “What If” player fulfills their upgrade requirement scenario, the earliest the corresponding player item will be updated is on the following Wednesday.

Q: Will FUT “What If” player items receive any additional individual performance-based upgrades?
A: No. “What If” player items will only receive upgrades based on the criteria outlined above. Team of the Week, Man of the Match, and other individual performance-based special items will have no impact on FUT21 “What If” player items.

Q: What happens if a player transfers or is no longer on the roster of a club?
A: If a player is no longer on the roster of the club their item is released for, they will no longer be eligible to receive any future additional upgrades.