FIFA 23: Release date, pre-order, Pro Clubs, Volta, Career Mode, cover and everything we know so far

FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition

There has been a lot of discussion around FIFA 23 and we have all the latest news and information you need to know ahead of its release.

The football gaming franchise has been a huge success for decades; but now it appears that this will be the last ever ‘FIFA’ after EA ended their lucrative brand deal with FIFA not so long ago.

Now they look forward to a new era of football games, with ‘EA Sports FC’ set to be the new brand name going forward, however we will be receiving FIFA 23 as the last game in the FIFA franchise.

The gaming community are enjoying FIFA 22 at the moment, but as always, players are looking for the next release.

There are a lot of questions for those wondering about FIFA 23, and with the name also an issue, there will be even more questions than before.

Here is everything you need to know about FIFA 23:


Latest News

Croatia National team celebrate in FIFA 23

UPDATE 24th August 2022: The Croatia Football national team are being added to the new title!

Read More: FIFA 23: Croatia added as a playable national team


UPDATE 23rd August 2022: EA have revealed to us the first Ones to Watch (OTW) item that will be available in FIFA 23, which is the new boy at Manchester City – Erling Haaland.

Read More: FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: Erling Haaland confirmed as a OTW item


FIFA 23 Marvel Heroes

UPDATE 15th August 2022: Huge news for FIFA 23 as EA announce a collaboration with Marvel regarding FUT Heroes!

Read More: FIFA 23: EA announce collaboration with Marvel for FUT Heroes


UPDATE 11th August 2022: Chemistry has been completely overhauled in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team – you can check out all the changes below.

Read More: FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: How does the new chemistry system work?


UPDATE 28th July 2022: We have four new tutorials on how to perform some of the new features in FIFA 23! Check them out here.

Read More: FIFA 23: How to perform the new power shot

Read More: FIFA 23: How to defend like a pro with the new jockey system

Read More: FIFA 23: How to lie down behind the wall

Read More: FIFA 23: How to take penalties perfectly every time


UPDATE 27th July 2022: Will FIFA 23 be free to play? Find out here.

Read More: Will FIFA 23 be free?


Joao Felix skill

UPDATE 26th July 2022: We have seen a brand new skill-move showcased in the trailer! See it right here.

Read More: FIFA 23: Insane new skill move revealed


UPDATE 25th July 2022: Struggling to work out which edition to pre-order? We have you covered!

Read More: FIFA 23 Standard Edition vs Ultimate Edition: Which one should I pre-order?


Kai Havertz of Chelsea

UPDATE 21st July 2022: Kai Havertz, a forward for Chelsea and Germany, has announced that he is the newest FIFA 23 ambassador.

Read more: FIFA 23: Kai Havertz revealed as the new ambassador


OTW Predictions

UPDATE 20th July 2022: As the transfer window has heated up, we’ve decided to predict some of our potential picks for OTW items in the new game.

Read More: FIFA 23: Ones to Watch Prediction



Release Date & Pre-order

FIFA 23 will release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC Windows (Origin and Steam) and Google Stadia platforms, whilst a Legacy Edition is exclusively for Nintendo.

UPDATE 20th July 2022: We now have confirmed release dates for FIFA 23! Check them out below.

  • FIFA 23 Standard Edition: Friday 30th of September 2022
  • FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition: Wednesday 27th of September 2022.

You can pre-order the game right here. Make sure you pre-order the version that works for you.

Read More: FIFA 23: What is the Release Date?


Pro Clubs and Volta Football

EA revealed brand new information around game modes Pro Clubs and Volta. They also released a trailer. Down below is all the important information they revealed as well as the trailer. All this information has been gathered from EA Sports FIFA:

Customisation

  • FIFA 23 brings more customisation than ever before for your virtual player across Pro Clubs and VOLTA FOOTBALL. Shared customisation options create more diversity to the pitch and the street, with tattoos coming to Pro Clubs for the first time and more hairstyles and accessories to choose from to make your avatar stand out on the pitch or on the street. Plus, enjoy new content and apparel each Season to keep your player looking fresh from match to match.

Pro Clubs

  • Drop In Clubs: Post-match accolades celebrate your achievements on the pitch, along with rotating kits and stadiums that keep Drop In fresh from game to game, 100 levels of re-tuned Pro Clubs progression, and new big goal moments that let your squad celebrate a late winner on the pitch as you do in the party chat.
  • New Perks: Define your playing style further with four new perks that you can use during the match to drive your team forward.
  • Skill Games: Take your pro’s development further with Skill Games, a new place for you to compete against your teammates and progress your player’s stats.

VOLTA Football

  • VOLTA Arcades: New and upgraded games bring improved crowd audio, new props, bigger stadiums, dynamically coloured balls, under foot timer, and new sound effects to dial up the entertainment in the VOLTA ARCADE.
  • Gameplay: Reworked VOLTA gameplay brings a raft of improvements to street football that dial up the flair and variety from match to match. Play on new XL pitches with bigger nets and more time on the ball, enjoy improved and polished signature abilities, and unleash your flair with new skill moves like the ball roll cut and heel fake, along with a reworked skill meter that rewards team play and more responsive dribbling.

Gameplay Changes

HyperMotion 2 + Matchday Experience*

Pro Clubs and VOLTA FOOTBALL get all the benefits from the Gameplay and Matchday Experience teams’ hard work. If you want to get into the depths of everything that entails check out the deep dive [link], but a few of my favorite improvements coming to Clubs are the new AR Replay System, which turns a great goal with your friends into an unforgettable moment. Secondly, the pitch: it just looks amazing and I’m still blown away by the quality the team was able to achieve. If you’re going to spend time on the pitch with your friends, this is by far the best looking and feeling one i’ve ever seen.

*HyperMotion2, AR Replays, and Hyper-Realistic Pitch only available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia. 

Perks

Four new Player-based Perks have been added to FIFA 23 allowing you to further refine your play style.

Here are the four new Perks and what they do:

Attacking Perks

  • Poacher – Increases your all-round finishing (including boosts to Volleys, Finishing, and Heading Accuracy) when inside the box.

Chance Creation Perks

  • Light Passes – Increases your teammates’ ability to trap and control your passes.

Defensive Perks

  • Interceptor – Improves your ability to intercept & disrupt your opposition’s passes & shots when defending and in close proximity to the ball.
  • Chase Down – Increases your pace when defending immediately following a loss of possession. The perk will deactivate after 40 in-game seconds if you have not regained possession.

Drop-Ins

In a bid to make Drop-Ins a faster paced and more engaging experience, Pro Clubs Drop-In has undergone some changes for FIFA 23. 

Most noticeably, Half Length has been reduced to four minutes and matches will proceed to Golden Goal extra time in the event of a draw at the conclusion of 90 mins. Matches will not proceed to penalties at the end of two periods of Golden Goal and instead, the match will end as a draw. 

To freshen up the match experience, Drop-In games will now be played in a variety of stadiums, and the teams will wear kits from a selection of new Drop-In designs. These kits and stadiums will rotate to make sure the environment you play in never gets old.

Post-Match Accolades

New post-match Accolades recognise the top five performers, assigning them for topping statistical categories such as most tackles, furthest distance run, and more to celebrate players for their all-round performance.


New features

Catarina Macario takes freekick

Firstly a new free-kick system has been revealed in the trailer! It appears we now have more control over free-kicks than we ever have before. Find out all the info below.

Read More: FIFA 23: New free-kick system revealed 


A new bit of tech has been developed by EA for the new game, in the form of HyperMotion2 – more on this below.

Read More: FIFA 23: What is the new HyperMotion2 technology?


Tottenham Hotspur stadium FIFA 22

We also have an entirely new ‘Matchday Experience’, making this the most immersive FIFA yet! Again, more on this below.

Read More: FIFA 23: ‘Matchday experience’ overhaul makes this the most immersive FIFA yet


If you want a full list of all the new gameplay features – we’ve got you covered.

Read More: FIFA 23: New gameplay features


Who will feature on the cover?

FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition cover featuring Kylian Mbappe and Sam Kerr
Credit: EA Sports FIFA

Captioned as ‘two phenomenal forces up front’, EA announced via their official Twitter account that Kylian Mbappe would be partnered with Chelsea Women striker and Australia international Sam Kerr, the first time in the game’s history that a female footballer will feature on the cover of one of their games.

This is only for the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23, with more covers likely to be unveiled in the near future.

Read more: FIFA 23: EA reveal all-new Ultimate Edition cover featuring Kylian Mbappe


Career Mode

A deep dive Career Mode gameplay trailer has been released, which you can view right here.

With this – new features were unveiled, including new ‘Playable Highlights’ which you can find out more about below.

Read More: FIFA 23 Career Mode: How do Playable Highlights work?


Closed Beta

UPDATE 14th July 2022: Want information on how to have the best chances to receive an invitation to the FIFA 23 Closed Beta? We’ve got you covered.

Read More: How to have the best chance of taking part in the FIFA 23 Closed Beta


Icon News

Icons in FIFA 22

Icons are a massive part of FIFA Ultimate Team now, with the cards being some of the best items obtainable in the game.

EA like to release a new batch every year and when they confirmed these players, we will reveal all right here.


Will FIFA 23 be Free to Play?

FIFA 23 is NOT free to play – despite some speculation suggesting otherwise. This was confirmed by EA following the trailer release on the 20th of July 2022.


Will FIFA 23 have Crossplay?

Kai Havertz controls ball

EA has confirmed that cross-play has now come to FIFA 22 ahead of the full implementation of the format for FIFA 23!

Play together against friends on different platforms as FIFA 23 introduces cross-play for players on the same platform generation. Connect with friends and play in 1v1 modes, including Online Friendlies, and in FIFA Ultimate TeamTM in FUT Play A Friend.

Plus, compete against players on different platforms in Online Seasons, FUT Online Friendlies, FUT Rivals, FUT Champions, and FUT Online Draft to help you to get into your next online match more easily than ever before.

Read More: Will FIFA 23 be cross-platform?


Web App

The Web App is a way for Ultimate Team players to trade, buy and sell players on the market whilst on the go as it works on the PC and mobile phones.

This typically releases a few days before the game comes out, but if there are any huge changes, we will update you with all the information right here.


Trailer

You can view the trailer for the new instalment of FIFA right here!

Read More: FIFA 23 trailer: EA drop epic reveal for new game


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