FIFA 23 Ones to Watch tracker: All OTW cards and upgradesDiscover the current rating and upgrade progress for all OTW cards in FIFA 23
Looking for a FIFA 23 Ones to Watch tracker? Ones to Watch (OTW) players are special cards in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team which are especially powerful, as they can receive upgrades throughout the season. Those OTW upgrades are based on their performance in real life, with EA tracking their wins in both domestic and national games to hand out bonuses to their overall ratings. The ability to upgrade throughout the season makes OTW cards some of the best players in FIFA 23, so you’ll want them on your squad.
In this guide, we provide a FIFA 23 Ones to Watch tracker, which includes the latest information on OTW cards, their current stats, and their upgrade progress.
FIFA 23 Ones to Watch tracker: OTW upgrade progress and their current ratings
Recently, OTW Erling Haaland received an upgrade after earning a position in a previous Team of the Week squad. This brings his Ones to Watch card rating up to 89, matching his TOTW 3 card that you can currently earn in certain gold Ultimate Team packs. You can see this change reflected in the table below.
The next upgrades are expected on Friday 21 October, with the next Team of the Week lineup set to arrive on Wednesday October 19. We'll update this guide to reflect any changes as soon as we learn the full lineup, but remember that changes won't take effect until Friday. The FIFA 23 TOTW 4 lineup did not include any players from the OTW list, so there are no changes set to come this week.
The next set of matches for the Wins to Watch upgrades, which are explained below the tracker, will take place between October 15 and October 17. There are some huge matches to come, including Manchester City vs Liverpool and Barcelona vs Real Madrid.
Below, you’ll find our FIFA 23 Ones to Watch tracker, including all OTW cards, their starting rating, current rating, and progress towards the next upgrade:
|Name||Starting rating||Current rating||WTW progress||NTW progress||Position||Club||Nationality|
||LM||FC Bayern Munich||Senegal|
|Matthijs de Ligt||85||85||
||CB||FC Bayern Munich||Netherlands|
|Angel Di Maria||84||84||
|Franck Yannick Kessie||84||84||
||CDM||FC Barcelona||Ivory Coast|
||RB||AC Milan||United States|
||CDM||Leeds United||United States|
It's possible that we may see some players earn their Wins to Watch upgrades this week, as there are many players just one win away after an incredible performance in the previous weekend. Below, we'll list the players who could earn their WTW Ones to Watch upgrade this week:
- Robert Lewandowski
- Erling Haaland
- Paulo Dybala
- Franck Yannick Kessie
- Gabriel Jesus
- Sergino Dest
How do OTW upgrades work in FIFA 23?
FIFA 23 Ones to Watch are cards featuring popular and prestigious players that were transferred in the latest transfer window. These cards can receive upgrades based on their performance at their new club, making them incredibly strong in Ultimate Team.
FIFA 23 OTW cards can earn upgrades in a few different ways. These are:
- TOTW and MOTM items
- Wins to Watch
- Nations to Watch
We’ll explain each of these terms briefly below, explaining how FIFA 23 OTW upgrades work for each.
TOTW and MOTM items
Whenever an OTW player receives a TOTW (Team of the Week) or MOTM (Man of the Match) card in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, their OTW card will receive a +1 overall upgrade. TOTW and POTM cards are selected based on performance in real life matches happening during the season and in cup matches, so these upgrades rely solely on the players’ performance in real life.
Wins to Watch upgrade
Wins to Watch (WTW) are another way to upgrade OTW cards in FIFA 23. From the start of the season, FIFA 23 tracks the performance of an OTW player’s club to see how many games they win. It tracks them for the first eight fixtures of the season after the card is released. For future OTW cards that are not yet released, the eight matches are tracked beginning once they get an OTW card. If an OTW player’s club wins at least three of those games, the OTW card gets a +1 overall upgrade. This can only happen once, and will not repeat for the following eight games. The OTW card gets the Wins to Watch upgrade regardless of whether the OTW player was actually on the pitch, as it’s the club’s performance that matters here.
Nations to Watch upgrade
Nations to Watch (NTW) are a new way to upgrade OTW cards in FIFA 23, thanks to the upcoming 2022 World Cup. Nations to Watch tracks the OTW player’s national team, monitoring their performance during the World Cup. If their team wins a World Cup match, the OTW player will receive a +1 overall upgrade. Like Wins to Watch, the OTW card gets this upgrade regardless of whether the OTW is actually on the team.
FIFA 23 OTW pack: How to get the OTW preorder bonus in FIFA 23
Most OTW players can come in any pack that contains gold players in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team. However, those who preordered FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition will also gain an instant OTW pack when they first load the game. This FIFA 23 OTW pack contains one random OTW card, which means you could get OTW Haaland or Lewandowski in your very first pack.
It's important to note that this OTW pack is only available to those who preorder the Ultimate Edition. If you purchase FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition after launch, you will not be eligible for the OWT pack in Ultimate Team. However, if you pre-ordered and have not loaded the game yet, your pack will still be available when you do play FIFA 23.
There are currently no other ways to get an OTW pack directly from the store in FIFA 23, so you’ll need to either buy gold packs and cross your fingers, or head to the transfer market to buy OTW cards directly from other players.
FIFA 23 Ones to Watch challenges and SBCs
There are some FIFA 23 OTW cards that you can unlock through challenges and SBCs. You can find these players, who are not available in packs, listed below with information on whether they are currently active or expired and no longer available:
- Raheem Sterling (Active)
- Sergino Dest (Active)
- Richarlison (Expired)
- Franck Kessie (Expired)
- Angel Di Maria (Expired)
These players are already included in the table above, but we will explain how to unlock them below. SBCs that are no longer active aren't included below, but you can see them listed as expired above. We'll also include the expiration date for each challenge, so that you know how long they'll remain available.
Sergino Dest - Objective (Expires October 11)
To earn Sergino Dest, you must complete the following objectives in either Squad Battles matches on at least Semi-Pro difficulty, or in Division Rivals:
- San Siro Embrace: Assist a goal with a through ball in three separate matches.
- Serie A Impact: Score 8 goals using Serie A players.
- Star Speed: Assist 6 goals while having at least 3 players with a minimum Pace score of 80 in your starting XI.
- Top Performance: Win 5 matches while having at least 3 LaLiga players and 3 Serie A players in your starting XI.
Raheem Sterling - SBC (Expires October 13)
To earn Raheem Sterling's Ones to Watch card, you must exchange squads with the following requirements:
Squad A requirements:
- Minimum 1 player from Chelsea in your starting XI.
- Minimum overall team rating of 85.
Squad B requirements:
- Minimum 1 player from the Premier League in your starting XI.
- Minimum overall team rating of 86.
That wraps up our FIFA 23 OTW tracker, but we've got plenty of other FIFA guides for you to check out. If you're after more top players, take a look at our Around the World, First XI, Seven League Boots, and Puzzle Master SBC solutions. If you prefer career mode, you'll want to check out our list of FIFA 23 career mode wonderkids and hidden gems. Regardless of the mode, make sure you're familiar with the top techniques with our guides on how to do a power shot, how to do an outside foot shot, and how to do a low driven shot in FIFA 23.