The latest version of the world’s biggest football match will be released soon. Goal tells you everything you need to know about the new edition
The launch of the next FIFA game – FIFA 22 – is on hand and avid gamers definitely have the popular EA Sports title on their wish list.
The coronavirus pandemic has delayed the launch of last year’s issue, but so far no delays are expected for the release of the next version of the football match.
Purpose look at things like the next FIFA release date, how much it costs to buy, the consoles on which it can be played, player ratings and more.
- When will FIFA 22 be released?
- What is the price of FIFA 22?
- On which consoles will FIFA 22 appear?
- When can I pre-order FIFA 22?
- What new features does FIFA 22 have?
- Who’s on the cover of FIFA 22?
- Who are the best rated FIFA 22 players?
FIFA 22 is expected to be released in September or October 2021, with every FIFA issue since FIFA Football 2003 being released in the last week of September or the first week of October.
For most of the past few years, FIFA was released at the end of September, but it was moved back to early October for FIFA 21 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
No major delays are expected this year, so FIFA 22 could return to its usual place on the release calendar and start on the consoles on Monday 20 September or 27 September.
FIFA 22’s new features and release date are expected to be confirmed on July 22 at EA Play Live.
|PS4 and PS5||£ 59.99 / $ 59.99||£ 79.99 / $ 79.99||£ 89.99 / $ 99.99|
|Xbox One and Xbox Series-X||£ 59.99 / $ 59.99||£ 79.99 / $ 79.99||£ 89.99 / $ 99.99|
|PC||£ 54.99 / $ 59.99||£ 69.99 / $ 79.99||£ 79.99 / $ 99.99|
|Nintendo Switch||£ 44.99 / $ 49.99||–||–|
Last year, the standard FIFA 21 issue costs £ 59.99 in the United Kingdom and $ 59.99 in the USA. Prices for FIFA 22 are expected to remain roughly the same.
In addition to the standard edition, EA Sports also usually brings out special versions of the game that contain additional content, such as extra packages, kits, items, and players for FIFA Ultimate Team and Volta.
The special versions are more expensive than the standard edition and are available in both the physical copy and the download version.
FIFA 21 Champions Edition costs £ 79.99 in the UK and $ 79.99 in the US.
FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition was £ 89.99 and $ 99.99 in the Xbox and Playstation official stores.
FIFA 22 is expected to be released on next-generation consoles PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, as well as Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
EA Sports had a dual legal offer for FIFA 21, which allowed users to upgrade their PS4 copy to PS5 or Xbox One copy to Xbox Series X / S at no extra cost. This offer may return for FIFA 22 as many gamers may purchase the game before getting a new console present during the 2021 holiday season.
In recent years, the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA is a group update rather than a new game, and it is possible that this ‘Legacy Edition’ version may be the case again for FIFA 22.
Launched in 2019, Google Stadiums did not have FIFA 20, but FIFA 21 did was available to play on the new platform. This should continue for FIFA 22.
Once the release date for FIFA 22 is announced, avid gamers should be able to pre-order the new game.
Pre-ordering usually has additional benefits, such as lower prices as well as extra game content, such as free players and loan players in Ultimate Team, as well as additional FUT packages and Volta content.
The Champions Edition and Ultimate Edition are likely to be pre-ordered on all consoles.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S versions of FIFA 21 offer responsive haptic feedback, faster loading times, an improved lighting system to make the game look more realistic, spatial sound for a more immersive stadium experience and off-ball humanization where players look and feel more like their real peers.
These changes should return for FIFA 22, with other game enhancements announced on July 22 at EA Play Live.
Career mode is one of the most important parts of the game that gamers want to update.
FIFA 21 added the ‘Quick Sim’ option where you could jump in and out of matches, while the Active Training System made player development much more dynamic.
Improved AI and transfer options have also made the game more lifelike, but there are still claims for further improvements in FIFA 22.
Every year, EA Sports adds new game enhancements due to the graphical changes.
Agile Dribbling, Positioning Personality and Creative Runs were added last year, in addition to previous improvements in defense, passing and dribbling.
It will probably be built on for FIFA 22 with other game changes.
There were more than 100 icons in the last issue of FIFA, and more need to be added to FIFA 22.
A good indication of the icons that will be added is the list of legendary players from FIFA Online.
The following players have recently been added to FIFA Online 4 and can therefore be added to FIFA 22:
- Gabriel Batistuta
- Robin van Persie
- Park Ji-Sung
- Jaap Stam
- Cha Bum-kun
- Diego Forlan
- Wesley Sneidjer
- Iker Casillas
In the last few months of FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, preview packs have been added, enabling players to see the contents of the packs before purchasing them in the store.
It is believed to take away the gambling aspect of Ultimate Team and make store purchases more like downloadable in-game purchases than a game of chance, thus avoiding gambling laws in certain countries.
As a result, there is a good chance that these preview packages will be preserved as a game element in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.
FIFA’s street football mode Volta has had continuous updates such as players, clothing and items throughout the year, and it will continue in FIFA 22.
New players, stadiums, venues and merchandise will be added for FIFA 22, as well as a new story mode.
The introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is the biggest change in football in the modern era, with controversial decisions and moments that can now be reviewed.
Despite being first launched in 2017, VAR was not a feature of FIFA 21, and this is likely to continue with FIFA 22.
Since FIFA 20, Juventus has been known as Piedmont soccer, and EA Sports have lost more licenses to Pro Evolution Soccer in recent years.
PES recently acquired the license to Serie A team Atalanta, meaning EA Sports will not be able to use their real name for the next three years, starting with FIFA 22.
Napoli and Roma have also signed exclusive deals with PES, which will definitely disappoint fans of these Italian clubs.
Kylian Mbappe was the world cover of FIFA 21 and may return for FIFA 22.
The France and Paris Saint-Germain forward said it was a dream to appear on the cover of the match.
In previous years, Eden Hazard, Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Kevin De Bruyne and Paulo Dybala also appeared on the cover.
Konami’s deal with Juventus means that Ronaldo will not return to the front page of FIFA in the foreseeable future.
Lionel Messi is probably the best player in FIFA 22 again, as he is currently the only player in the live database.
Two players currently have a rating of 92: Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski.
Jan Oblak, Kevin De Bruyne and Neymar are all rated 91 overall, while Kylian Mbappe currently has the highest potential of any player in the match with a current rating of 90 and a potential rating of 95.