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FIFA 18: A load of leaked new kits just confirmed exactly what EA Sports has planned

Some of these look very tasty indeed

FIFA 18 fans will be treated to a number of stunning promo kits in the coming weeks.

Images of the new kits found their way online and were posted on Twitter, appearing to confirm a number of promotional events on the way.

While they can’t be 100 per cent verified, a Valentine’s Day kit can be seen, as well as a Team of the Season and FUT Birthday strip.


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The latter is particularly exciting and marks the anniversary of Ultimate Team.

Taking place at the end of March, FUT Birthday will see 23 current players get upgraded ratings reminiscent of their past FUT item and a brand-new item type.

New SBCs with rare packs as rewards, as well as Premium Items will also be on the cards.

Unsurprisingly, fans on the FIFA sub-Reddit are very excited. One wrote: “Good to know we’ll have fut birthday again this year. Best promo last year imo.”

Another said: “That Birthday kit is sick.”

The kits themselves look incredible – and range from the red and white ‘San Fermin’ to the garish ‘Caminito’ strip.

The Caminito kit will divide fans but we think it’s pretty cool

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The Caminito kit will divide fans but we think it’s pretty cool

The standout kit, though, the ‘World’s Game’ home strip – which has all the countries in the world mapped across the chest and shoulder sections.

The World’s Game kit looks so good

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The World’s Game kit looks so good

Speaking of the ‘World’s Game’, FIFA fans could be treated to a free World Cup mode this year, to coincide with the upcoming tournament.

Although it’s yet to be confirmed, you’d only need to look back to FIFA 14 to see how EA Sports could capitalise on the global event.


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Back on May 29 2014, EA released a special Ultimate Team: World Cup mode – and better yet, it didn’t cost a penny.

It arrived as a free update – a welcome change given how strongly EA leans on the in-game purchase model.

EA will be missing a huge trick if they do not include a World Cup mode

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EA will be missing a huge trick if they do not include a World Cup mode

The mode featured players and kits from all 32 teams taking part. It even included the official adidas® Brazuca match ball and Estadio do Maracana in Rio.

There were new player items, too – with updated player images and a fresh World Cup theme to make your squad stand out. Some players even received updated stats for the World Cup alone.

 

New cards and ratings will surely be part of the promotion

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New cards and ratings will surely be part of the promotion

But it gets better.

Back then, there was a two-for-one promotion on FUT packs – which meant you got a free normal Gold pack in every World Cup pack opened.

Yes, you read that right.

The mode could be played offline and online – so was accessible to all

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The mode could be played offline and online – so was accessible to all

You could even play through the full tournament online or offline, from the groups to the knock-out stages. Incredible.

FIFA 14 really brought the World Cup to life – but this year the Frostbite engine should blow it out of the water

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FIFA 14 really brought the World Cup to life – but this year the Frostbite engine should blow it out of the water

Please make this happen, EA.

Remember, keep on top with all the latest FIFA 18 news and FIFA 19 rumours by checking out our detailed ‘Absolutely everything you need to know’ article.