Now, we know what you're thinking… and yes, it is true that FUT Record Breaker cards have featured in previous versions of FIFA Ultimate Team, but there has never been an individual promotion dedicated specifically to them. Furthermore, we have only ever seen a handful of these cards, but now we suspect that the masterminds at EA are planning to release a full 23-man squad of FIFA 19 Record Breaker cards, along with potential SBCs (Squad Building Challenges) and Daily/Weekly Objectives!
However, with the above said, many FUT fans have speculated that this could also be a tease for FIFA 19 Winter OTW (Ones to Watch), or alternatively FIFA 19 Ratings Refresh (upgrades). Although both of these promos/events are expected very soon, we do not believe that EA will release them just yet. The release of Winter Ones to Watch FUT cards would be too early, as the January transfer window still has more than two weeks remaining. But why not FIFA 19 upgrades?
Last year during FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, Ratings Refresh/upgrades (no downgrades) were released on February 23, 2018. Historically, EA has changed release dates for certain promotions year upon year, but this has generally only been by a maximum of two-three weeks. With the teased date of January 18, 2019, landing on this Friday, we find it too much of a stretch to think that FIFA 19 rating upgrades would be released over a month earlier than last year.
By now you must be wondering what, specifically, makes us believe this will be a FIFA 19 Record Breaker promo. The main thing here is the color combination and style of the background of the image that EA tweeted. It appears to be very similar to that of the supposed official FIFA 19 Record Breaker card design. The same shades of green, blue, red, and black can all be seen on both. If you look even closer, you will see that the background of the FUT 19 Record Breaker card features the same arrows and lines shown in the 18.1.2019 image.
January 15, 2019, 6pm UK Update
As mentioned above, EA has now tweeted for a second time teasing this new promotion. Interestingly, the design of the revealed cards is different to the supposed official FIFA 19 Record Breaker cards. However, this does not mean that these new cards are not RB items, EA could be using this new design instead. More information has been stated to be revealed tomorrow (very likely at 6 pm UK). We will keep you all updated, as and when this new information becomes available.