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FIFA 22 news: Pre-order now – plus release date, cover, trailer and everything else we know so far

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Details are gradually getting released for EA Sports' FIFA 22, with gamers and football fans alike both excited for the new game's drop. 

Release date

The new game is set to come out on October 1 2021, on Microsoft Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia.

Preorder

FIFA 22 is available to preorder now.

PREORDER Preorder FIFA 22 from Amazon (opens in new tab)

As ever, there will be bundle deals that you can take advantage of when it comes to getting a GEN5 console with FIFA 22 - and while there's no news on a FIFA 22 on PS5 bundle deal so far, here's how to secure the latest game on the next-generation console (opens in new tab).

Cover

For the second year in a row, Kylian Mbappe is the cover star for the game.

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Trailers

EA Sports have already released two trailers for FIFA 22, which features the likes of Kylian Mbappe, David Alaba and Christian Pulisic

As promised in the trailer, the game has new 'HyperMotion' technology, which is said to be groundbreaking new gameplay technology, available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia.

EA has since released a longer trailer going into more detail about the brand new game.

There is also a trailer online featuring three of the four new icons of the game, Cafu, Robin van Persie and Iker Casillas. 

New features

Details of FIFA 22's brand-new features are slowly leaking.

Derek Rae is returning to the commentary team but Lee Dixon has left, with Stewart Robson and Alex Scott set to join the franchise.

There are set to be tweaks to the way goalkeepers react, how to run more explosively and new tactical style set-ups to get stuck into.

FIFA 22 Everything you need to know about FIFA 22's new features

EA have already promised "groundbreaking new gameplay" tech, HyperMotion, which is set to improve the realism in the game on new-generation consoles. 

FIFA 22 What is Hypermotion? Everything you need to know about EA Sports' gameplay explained

FIFA games tend to move in three-year cycles when it comes to features; The Journey, for example, had three separate stories across the game. It's therefore likely that VOLTA - the FIFA Street-style mode - is going to get an upgrade on this game before being either ditched or reworked for FIFA 23

FIFA 22's Career Mode to feature Create A Club

You've been able to create your own player for a while now - but FIFA 22 will enable users to create their own club and guide to them to the top from scratch.

Create A Club brings some of the best elements of Pro Clubs and FUT together to allow users a little more fantasy in the game. FIFA 21 saw big improvements to Career Mode - and it looks like EA are ambitious to expand the feature further. 

The highest potential players have also been announced.

Will FIFA 22 have new skill moves?

Yes - there are four new skill moves set to be added to the new game

First Time Spin, Four Touch Skill, Scoop Turn Fake and Skill Bridge will all feature in FIFA 22, with an emphasis on the first touch of players in the new game. While little was revealed about these new tricks in early teases of the game, it's likely that the Skill Bridge expands on FIFA's Bridge technique

Will FIFA 22 have Dual Entitlement?

Back when fans purchased their copy of FIFA 21, next-gen consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, were yet to be released.

Luckily though, EA allowed Dual Entitlement. This meant that anyone who purchased the game on a last-gen console was entitled to a free upgrade of the game, should they buy a next-gen console.

Unfortunately, EA have decided that since the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are already out, FIFA 22 will not be offered to free on next-gen consoles to anyone who purchases a last-gen version of the Standard Edition. 

Only the Ultimate Edition, which costs $99.99 / £89.99, will come with Dual Entitlement.

Women will be added to Pro Clubs

FIFA 22

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In previous versions of FIFA, women have only been available to play as in the Volta mode, as well with international teams. But as of FIFA 22, users will be able to play as women in the Pro Clubs mode of the game

Player ratings

Cristiano Ronaldo

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As expected, Lionel Messi (93), Robert Lewandowski (92) and Cristiano Ronaldo (91) are the highest-rated players in the game. 

EA first released the list of the highest-rated players in the game before revealing the top Premier League XI that can be assembled in FIFA 22.

The full list has now been released.

FIFA 22's top-rated players:

  • Lionel Messi (RW) – Argentina
  • Robert Lewandowski (ST) – Poland
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) – Portugal
  • Kevin De Bruyne (CM) – Belgium 
  • Kylian Mbappé (ST) – France
  • Neymar Jr (LW) – Brazil
  • Jan Oblak (GK) – Slovenia
  • Harry Kane (ST) – England
  • N’Golo Kanté (CDM) – France
  • Manuel Neuer (GK) – Germany

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FIFA 22: LEAGUE XIs

FIFA 22

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PREMIER LEAGUE The best XI
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BUNDESLIGA The best XI
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LA LIGA The best XI
LIGA MX The best XI

Paris Saint Germain's Kylian Mbappe tops both categories when it comes to the quickest players on the game and the 5* skill list. 

FIFA 22 Four new skill moves set to be added to the game

The likes of Alphonso Davies, Dan James and Adama Traore appear on the list of the fastest players on the game. Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Thiago Alcantara, Riyad Mahrez and Hakim Ziyech are among those all given five-star skills.

You can see the full list of the speed merchants and skill kings that you'll want to play with here.

Who are the best dribblers on FIFA 22?

Paris Saint-Germain own the three best dribblers on FIFA 22, with Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar all in the podium spots on the new game. 

Bernardo Silva is the highest-rated Premier League dribbler on the game, while Jadon Sancho is the highest-rated English player.

You can see the full list of the top dribblers in the game here.

Who are the best passers on FIFA 22?

Manchester City talisman Kevin De Bruyne is top of the list for passing, while includes a number of LaLiga stars. 

Toni Kroos and Luka Modric of Real Madrid are both in the top 10, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is the highest-rated English player for passing. 

You can see the full list of the top passers in the game here.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack for FIFA 22 has now been released, featuring the likes of AJ Tracey, Lorde, Major Lazer and Glass Animals. 

Last year, FourFourTwo compiled the greatest 100 songs ever to feature on the game series' iconic soundtrack. You can listen to the playlist on Spotify (opens in new tab), below.

FIFA Ultimate Team

What new features are coming to FUT 22?

Most of the new features revolve around the re-structuring of Divisions and FUT Champions. 

FIFA 22 FUT updates announced for the new game, with brand new features

There are new ways to customise your stadium too and the addition of Heroes cards

Which new Icons cards are coming to FIFA 22?

Wayne Rooney

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EA Sport have announced four major new icon cards to be featured on the game: Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Cafu and Iker Casillas.

FIFA 22 Wayne Rooney to be added to the game as a FUT icon card

The four players all have the traditional three tiers of cards, with Cafu's 93-rated RWB card being the highest-rated of the lot. 

Which new Heroes cards are coming to FIFA 22?

FIFA 22

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EA Sports have teased Heroes cards, which are similar to icon cards. This year, Ole Gunnar Solkjaer, Tim Cahill, David Ginola, Freddie Ljungberg and Jerzy Dudek all look set for the game. 

FIFA 22 New Heroes cards revealed ahead of the new game

These icons will be available to purchase and unlock within the game.

Who's in the FIFA 22 FUT Team of the Week?

FIFA 22

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The first Team of the Week was revealed on September 23, featuring the likes of Mohamed Salah, Thiago Silva, Vinicius Jr and Joshua Kimmich. 

Keep up to date with the latest TOTW here

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