FIFA 22 Shapeshifters guide sees Lionel Messi get a 99-rated CF card

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters take this year’s game into extra time, just when you were gearing up for FIFA 23. These new FIFA 22 items see players moved to fresh positions, and given a formidable stats upgrade. Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe becomes a striker, former Emirates favourite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is turned into a winger, and Lionel Messi gets a CF card rated 99. Tidy. Below we explain the campaign in detail, and provide you with a scouting report on the complete FIFA 23 Shapeshifters card list.

How do FIFA 22 Shapeshifters cards work?

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With FIFA 22 TOTS (Team Of The Season) complete, it was tempting to think that this year’s game would peter out in so far as offering new campaigns. Nope! FIFA 22 Shapeshifters dropped on Friday, June 17, and saw 14 players given fresh cards with new positions in Ultimate Team. In addition, each chosen player gets a ratings boost too. So while Leo Messi’s base card is 93-rated and assigned to the right wing, his new Shapeshifters item is set as a CF, with an OVR of 99.

Who was in FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 1?

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FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 1 added 11 players to packs on its release date of Friday, June 17, along with three items available in other ways – more on which shortly. Messi was the star name, but two other cards were so popular that they went extinct for a time on night one: Spurs attacker Heung-Min Son (ST, 97) and Real Madrid maestro Eden Hazard (CAM, 96). Bayern left-back Alphonso Davies being given a 96-rated ST item, with 99 pace, also caused a stir.

Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe was another man moved up front, this time with an OVR of 93, although his card can’t be found in packs – instead it’s an objectives reward. His former skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubumeyang (Barcelona, 95) received a LW card which is more widely available, until Friday, June 24 anyway. Indeed, you wonder whether Team 1 was put together by an Arsenal fan: Hector Bellerin (LB, 92), now at Real Betis, also scored a repositioned Shapeshifters treat. 

What about FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2?

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FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2 dropped on Friday, June 24, with eleven more players included. A 99-rated Cristiano Ronaldo left-wing card topped the list. Other must-own items saw Real Madrid’s Marcelo switch from left-back to striker, and a fascinating Marko Arnautovic card – moving the big Austrian from goal machine to centre-back.

All Team 2 cards have now been added to the full list of cards at the foot of this guide.

Is there a FIFA 22 Shapeshifters SBC?

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There certainly is. Following the precedent of past FIFA 22 campaigns, Shapeshifters initially delivered both an SBC and two objectives players, with EA teasing more to come. 

The first Shapeshifters SBC was for Lazio wideman Felipe Anderson (RW, 94). To earn him you needed to submit two teams, built around Brazil and Serie A. Futbin estimated the total cost to be around 175,000 coins. 

The two objectives players cost time rather than coins. As mentioned above, Arsenal speedster Pepe is one of them, and requires you to complete in-game tasks during Live FUT Friendly: Shifting Shape matches. Prefer offline challenges to online ones? You could instead score goals and win matches in Squad Battles to work towards Wolfsburg veteran Yannick Gerhardt (LWB, 91). 

The most intriguing SBC offers the chance to pick one of two versions of Dortmund’s Guerreiro. Complete it and you can choose to deploy the 94-rated Portuguese at either CM or RB. 

Later SBCs included Kevin Volland (CB, Monaco, 93), while the objectives cards list was expanded to feature Spurs’ Brazilian speedster Emerson (CM, 93). All items have been added to the full cards list below.

What about FIFA 22 Shapeshifters free content?

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Come on now. There’s no such thing as a free lu… no, wait, ignore that. There is actually a little cheeky incentive for you to get involved in the FIFA 22 Shapeshifters campaign. Next time you log in to either the game or FIFA 22 web app you’ll receive a pack containing an 85+ rated untradeable card, and a player pick for one of three Shapeshifters cards on a 5-match loan.

I scored Jack Grealish as my loan item, and Thibaut Courtois in the 85+ pack, so it’s worth taking 30 seconds to log in, even if you only plan to use the spare card as SBC fodder. (Courtois is 89-rated, so very useful on that front.)

Where can I see the complete FIFA 22 Shapeshifters cards list?

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Right here. All members of Team 1 and Team 2, along with initial SBC and objectives players, are below. The list is correct as of Thursday, June 30.

  • Lionel Messi (CF, Barcelona) – 99
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (LW, Manchester United) – 99
  • Heung-Min Son (ST, Tottenham) – 97
  • Marcelo (ST, Real Madrid) – 97
  • Eden Hazard (CAM, Real Madrid) – 96
  • Alphonso Davies (ST, FC Bayern) – 96
  • Sergio Ramos (ST, Paris SG) – 96
  • Timo Werner (RF, Chelsea) – 96
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (LW, Barcelona) – 95
  • Leonardo Spinazzola (CDM, Roma) – 95
  • Youcef Atal (CM, OCG Nice) – 95
  • Jack Grealish (CAM, Manchester City) – 95
  • Yannick Carrasco (CAM, Atletico Madrid) – 95 [SBC only]
  • Silas (CF, Stuttgart) – 95
  • Stephan El Shaarawy (CAM, Roma) – 95
  • Adama Traore (CF, Barcelona) – 95
  • Felipe Anderson (RW, Lazio) – 94 [SBC only]
  • Pierre Kalulu (CB, Milan) – 94
  • Andrew Robertson (CDM, Liverpool) – 94
  • Guerreiro (CM or RB, Dortmund) – 94 [SBC only]
  • Jesus Corona (CM, Sevilla) – 94
  • Kieran Tierney (CB, Arsenal) – 94
  • Hirving Lozano (ST, Napoli) – 94 [SBC only]
  • Nicolas Pepe (ST, Arsenal) – 93 [Objectives only]
  • Jeremiah St Juste (RW, Mainz) – 93
  • Marcus Thuram (ST, M’gladbach) – 93
  • Emerson (CM, Spurs) – 93 [Objectives only]
  • Roberto Pereyra (LWB, Udinese) – 93
  • Emre Can (CB, Dortmund) – 93
  • Kevin Volland (CB, Monaco) – 93 [SBC only]
  • Nordi Mukiele (CB, RB Leipzig) – 92
  • Hector Bellerin (LB, Real Betis) – 92
  • Marko Arnautovic (CB, Bologna) – 92
  • Thiago Mendes (RB, Lyon) – 92
  • Everton (ST, Benfica) – 91
  • Daley Blind (CDM, Ajax) – 91
  • Thomas Delaney (CB, Sevilla) – 91
  • Yannick Gerhardt (LWB, Wolfsburg) – 91 [Objectives only]
  • Samuel Grandsir (ST, LA Galaxy) – 74 [Objectives only]
  • Bebe (CB, Rayo Vallecano) – 74 [Objectives only]

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