The FIFA 23 World Cup Path To Glory Promo is slated to begin on November 11, 2022. This is a highly anticipated promo for FIFA Ultimate Team, especially since it signals the start of the World Cup Mode integration into FIFA 23. As we move closer to its release at 11:30 PM IST, there will be plenty of content to cover. Moreover, a few leaks from reliable sources have shown off the new card designs for new players that will be available in packs.

We’re going to discuss the content type, player predictions, and much more in this blog. So, if you’re an avid FIFA 23 player looking forward to the promo, this is content you don’t want to miss. Without further ado, let’s take a look at all that’s on offer at the FIFA 23 World Cup Path To Glory promo!

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What is the World Cup Path To Glory Promo?

FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team brings in new content every couple of weeks. This content usually includes new player cards with boosted stats, objectives, and Squad Building Challenges. For the uninitiated, this content is called Promo (or Promotion), and the Path To Glory Promo is the latest in line.

In fact, the Path To Glory Promo is the first of many such World Cup Promos to be included in this year’s Ultimate Team. EA has given us quite a bit of detail regarding how the promo will work, including a new card design as well. Basically, the Players from this promo will have upgradeable and dynamic card items. The players’ overall ratings, statistics, and other in-game traits will be upgraded based on certain conditions.

In the beginning, FIFA 23 Ultimate Team players will receive a Path To Glory player item. This is a Live Card, which will rise in value as and when they receive upgrades. However, the upgrades will be based on certain conditions. The card will be upgraded if the conditions are fulfilled based on their respective nation’s progress and/or their individual performances. This promo and the Live Cards will be permanent upgradeable items that players can put into their team or use for trading.

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Conditions for card upgrades

Path to Glory Upgrades FIFA 23 World Cup Path To Glory Promo

EA has set some conditions for upgrading the Path to Glory Promo cards. Based on the real-life performances of the featured players and their respective nations, the card statistics and traits will be changed.

  • Qualify the Group Stage – +1 to the Player Overall
  • Team Wins Round of 16 – +1 to the Player Overall
  • Win Quarter Finals – 5-Star Weak Foot Upgrade
  • Win Semi-Finals – 5-Star Skill Moves
  • Win the Final – +1 to the Player Overall and Three new Traits

While the overall increase indicates a massive rise in the player item’s value in the Transfer Market, FIFA veterans also look forward to the Skill Moves and Weak Foot upgrades. These are generally seen as extremely likeable and usable traits in the game and are instrumental during gameplay.

World Cup Stars

As part of the World Cup Mode celebration in FIFA 23, EA has also introduced some extra player cards. These are cards of players who are currently plying their trade in the major leagues across the world. Moreover, these cards can be acquired through World Cup Swap Tokens, which will be available from November 11 onwards. Bear in mind that these cards will not be upgradeable and can be availed after the event ends.

However, earning these World Cup Stars and Swaps will be slightly different. Instead of collecting them through Squad Building Challenges, you’ll have to use the World Cup Player Item (Limited Time version) and complete specific objectives. Upon completion of the objectives, you’ll be provided with the Swaps. You can then redeem the Swaps for the rewards of your choice.

Fabinho World Cup Stars

A fair number of players have already been identified for the World Cup Stars segment. This particular card item will feature one player from each of the 32 nations participating in this year’s World Cup in Qatar. At the moment, the likes of Fabinho, Eden Hazard, Andreas Christensen, Nathan Ake, and a few others have been revealed. Expect more leaks to follow soon.

Moreover, EA has added plenty of new packs to the game through a recent major update. These include 82+ x 20 and 84+ x 20 player packs, among others, which can be redeemed using a set number of Swaps. EA is also set to release the Essentials pack for certain nations, such as Switzerland. For more information, you can check out the FUT Scoreboard account on Twitter:

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Path to Glory Predictions

Unlike the World Cup Stars format, very little information is available on which players will be featured for the Path to Glory promo. A few leaks here and there often cause considerable buzz and increase the hype of the promo. However, it seems like EA has been tight-lipped about the players featured in Path to Glory and aims to surprise the players with some big names.

Marco Reus Path to Glory FIFA 23 World Cup Path To Glory Promo

However, various sources, leakers, and FIFA Ultimate Team fan accounts online have made some predictions. Let’s take a look at some of them below:

There’s also a list of players that are expected to arrive in packs as Path to Glory cards. Let’s check them out below:

  • Bruno Guimares – Newcastle United, Brazil
  • Kyle Walker – Manchester City, England
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Lazio, Serbia
  • Christopher Nkunku – France, RB Leipzig
  • Yannick Carrasco – Atletico Madrid
  • Christian Pulisic – Chelsea, USA
  • Marco Reus – Borussia Dortmund, Germany
  • Hirving Lozano – Napoli, Mexico
  • Joao Palhinha – Newcastle United, Portugal
  • Marcelo Brozovic – Inter Milan, Croatia
  • Sergio Gomez – Sevilla, Argentina
  • Steven Berghuis – Ajax, Netherlands
  • Sofiane Boufal – Angers, Morocco
  • Al Dawsari – Al Hilal, Saudi Arabia

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FIFA 23 World Cup Swaps

Along with Path to Glory, the World Cup Swaps in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team is also slated to start. These Swaps are essentially tokens which can be submitted and redeemed to avail of a host of wonderful rewards. The only ways to acquire these Swaps are by using the Limited Time Player Item in your team and completing Objectives or SBCs (Squad Building Challenges).

There will be a total of 50 Swaps to obtain from all elements of Ultimate Team.


Now that you’re aware of how the Swaps system works, you’d also be interested to know the rewards. In fact, EA is offering some excellent rewards for exchanging a set number of Swap tokens. Let’s take a look at the Tweet below:

While this may not be the complete list of rewards, whatever we’re seeing here is quite monumental. Bear in mind that the game has been out only for a few months at this stage. To receive player packs of this magnitude could completely transform your Ultimate Team. Moreover, with 40 and 50 Swap Tokens, you’ll receive a Prime Icon Cafu and Patrick Vieira, respectively!

Final thoughts

The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Naturally, any FIFA-related online game will also provide plenty of content to the players on such an important occasion. Thankfully, EA is set to bring about new players, rewards, and general content to the game in the coming days. What do you think of the FIFA 23 World Cup Path to Glory Promo, however? Are you as excited about this as we are? Post your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below, and let us know which player you’re most excited to use!

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