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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.

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Cover

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

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Trailer

EA Sports have already released the trailer 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.

New features

At current, very little is known about FIFA 22's brand-new features - aside from the big headlines about rewrites and new additions. 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.

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

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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. 

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.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack for FIFA 22 has yet to be released. This will be expected around September.

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, below.

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Which new icon cards are coming to FIFA 22?

So far, EA Sports have teased a few, which include Tim Cahill, Fernando Morientes, Diego Milito and Abedi Pele. 

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

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