Fifa 22 release date and news – everything we know so far


FIFA 22 is just around the corner – and we already have plenty of details about what’s to come.

Brace yourselves for kick-off…

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The cover star for Fifa 22 has already been revealed

What is Fifa 22?

Fifa 22 is the next entry in a long-running footie franchise popular around the world.

It’s due out later this year, and is available on a wide range of platforms.

This includes Xbox Series X and S, PS5, Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Google Stadia.

It’s also coming to Nintendo Switch – more on that later…

The cover star this year is PSG icon Kylian Mbappé.

If that sounds familiar, it’s because Mbappé was also the cover star of Fifa 21.

Fifa 22 release date – when is Fifa 21 out?

Fifa 22 is expected to release on October 1.

That fits in with similar timings from previous Fifa games.

Importantly, it gives the Fifa franchise a good run up to Christmas, with gamers hoping for a special delivery from Santa.

It’ll be out after the latest Premier League season has begun.

You can pre-order the Fifa 22 Ultimate Edition and get an untradeable FUT Heroes player too.

  • Fifa 22 at EA – pre-order here

Fifa 22 news – what’s the latest?

There are two versions of Fifa 22 at present.

First up is the Standard Edition, which is the base game and nothing more.

But you can also spring for the pricier Ultimate Edition, with a four-day early access window, bonus FUT rewards and points.

Nintendo Switch players will also be able to get a Legacy Edition version of the game.

That means the game will be available to play on the console, but it’ll be running on the old engine – and not the new one.

The game uses powerful new HyperMotion tech, which should make the game feel more realistic.

But details are still light at this stage.

  • Fifa 22 at EA – pre-order here
The game is expected to be more realistic than ever

Fifa 22 AI is significantly more advanced than in previous games


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