FIFA 23’s free World Cup mode arrives next week
Get into the competitive international spirit with FIFA 23's upcoming World Cup mode
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🌎 The World Cup will return to FIFA next week
⚽ FIFA 23 is adding the game mode to celebrate the start of the international tournament later this month
😏 You’ll be able to play as any of the 32 competing teams or mix up the fixtures to your liking
😢 The game mode will be available on every platform, except Nintendo Switch
FIFA 23 will receive a free World Cup update next week, adding the international tournament to the soccer game just before the real deal kicks off.
The update will let you play as any of the 32 competing national teams, although an added customization option will let you change which teams qualify for the competition. An online tournament mode will also let you pick a team and kick your way through the cup in a series of multiplayer knockout rounds.
From November 18 to November 21, a special World Cup Live mode will be available. It plays like the regular mode, but lets you compete using real-world fixtures as the tournament takes place. You’ll also be able to play historic games using authentic squads to try and rewrite soccer history.
Unlike in previous years, the World Cup mode won’t come to FIFA Ultimate Team. Instead, new campaigns introducing authentic team kits and match balls will run from November 11 to November 23. A pack of 30 new World Cup Heroes cards will also be added to Ultimate Team, each sporting a World Cup theme.
Check out the video below for a deep dive into the upcoming game mode:
The patch will hit PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on November 9, but won’t be coming to Nintendo Switch. The Switch version of the game is a “Legacy Edition” that contains virtually all the same gameplay elements of FIFA 22 with few new enhancements, including updates. It’s so pared down, in fact, that we recommend against buying it, period.
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