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FIFA 19 Ultimate Scream Team: Special cards, players & how to get packs

18:23 BST 22/10/2018
FIFA 19 Ultimate Scream
Halloween is a mysterious time in the Ultimate Team universe, with some players exhibiting strange characteristics

FIFA 19 has been out for just under a month and EA Sports are already spicing things up in Ultimate Team (FUT) mode.

With the season of ghouls and ghosts fast approaching, the game's developers have launched this year's FIFA Ultimate Scream team, following on from the success of the FIFA 18 and FIFA 17 versions.

Past editions of the game have seen stars such as Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Romelu Lukaku affected by mysterious changes and FIFA 19 is no different.

Avid FUT gamers will no doubt be eager to make their teams even more frightening in the run up to Halloween. 

With that in mind, Goal brings you everything you need to know, including which players are involved, how to get them and more.

What is FIFA Ultimate Scream?

FIFA Ultimate Scream is a promotion run by EA Sports as an additional perk to the FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode in the run up to Halloween.

A limited selection of players are endowed with an upgrade of +1 to their overall rating and they will also have two of their attributes boosted to 90.

In keeping with the theme of Halloween, the players in question are described by EA Sports as 'shapeshifting beasts' because their strengths will alter.

Those changes, which will see two different attributes boosted to a minimum of 90, will occur sporadically throughout the season and players will have to pay attention to find out when. 

As well as improvements to attributes and ratings, each Ultimate Scream item comes decked out in a unique Halloween style design.

FIFA 19 Ultimate Scream squad

A total of 21 players form the FIFA Ultimate Scream team and they are drawn from a variety of different leagues.

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is the highest rated of the 21 players, along with Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti, Besiktas defender Pepe and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.

Other stars who feature as part of the promotion are Nice forward Mario Balotelli, Liverpool playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

You can see the full FIFA Ultimate Scream squad and their ratings below.

Player Club Position Overall rating
Sergio Busquets Barcelona CDM 89
Marco Verratti PSG CM 87
Pepe Besiktas CB 86
Diego Costa Atletico Madrid ST 86
Mario Mandzukic Juventus ST 85
Mario Balotelli Nice ST 84
Bas Dost Sporting Lisbon ST 84
Emil Forsberg RB Leipzig CAM 83
Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool RW 82
Hakan Calhanoglu AC Milan LW 81
Javier Mascherano Hebei China Fortune CDM 80
Marouane Fellaini Manchester United CDM 80
Salomon Kalou Hertha Berlin LM 80
Rafinha Bayern Munich RB 78
Troy Deeney Watford ST 78
Martin Caceres Lazio CB 78
Omar Abdulrahman Al-Hilal CAM 77
Guillermo Ochoa Standard Liege GK 77
Tyrone Mings Bournemouth LB 75
Ethan Ampadu Chelsea CB 75
Jason Denayer Lyon CB 75

When & how can you get FIFA 19 Ultimate Scream players?

FIFA 19 Ultimate Scream players are lurking in packs right now following the promotion's launch on October 19.

FUT gamers will be able to acquire the 'shapeshifting beasts' right up until November 1, when the promotion ends after Halloween.

However, the magic does not end there, with Ultimate Scream players randomly changing their strengths throughout the season. 

Can you trade FIFA 19 Ultimate Scream players?

You will be glad to learn that Ultimate Scream players are indeed tradeable, meaning you might be able to get your hands on some if you don't get them in packs.

Additionally, they can also potentially be picked up on the Transfer Market.

When will Ultimate Scream attribute shifts happen?

The precise timing of the attribute shifts for Ultimate Scream items is unknown. When it happens, how often and which attributes is supposed to remain a mystery 

However, we can take an educated guess by using FIFA 18 as a touchstone and in that edition they occurred on the night of Halloween, full moons and Friday the 13th.

We'll just have to wait and find out when it happens this season though!