Replacing their regular cards in packs for a limited time, these black cards are assigned to a very limited selection of players announced on late September (Summer Edition) and early February (Winter Edition). Ones to Watch cards were a brand new card category in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team.
They increase or not depending on the player’s form. Opposite to all other FUT cards, the OTW ratings and stats are not fixed.
When FIFA 18 OTW Cards will be available?
The OTW cards features top-players with less than 30 years old who moved to new clubs on this summer or winter transfer window.
The Winter edition is released in early February, the Summer Edition of the FIFA 18 Ones to Watch cards will be available since the first day (September 29) for a few days. During this period, it is not possible to find the regular cards of this selection of players because the hybrid cards are replacing them.
Ratings and Stats
How big are the ratings and stats boosts?
The ratings of OTW cards should be automatically updated as soon as a new TOTW card gets released. They are in form cards that have the stats of that players highest rated TOTW cards, In other words. They can’t go down. Their ratings just can go up. The FIFA 18 Ones to Watch cards boost in rating and stats every time a player gets a new TOTW card.
What happens to the cards’ prices during the season?
These cards give the game a fantasy football element. That’s why it is so difficult to predict the prices, The hybrid cards prices depend on how well the players performed and how many IF cards they get.
Players have now to make many important choices, wit the hybrid cards in the game. What if a player doesn’t get the TOTW card you were expecting? When do you sell? do you buy a hybrid card right off the bat, knowing it will cost more than a regular card of an equivalent player? Do you cut your losses or do you hold onto the card hoping it will rise in value eventually?