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FIFA 22 demo: Release date, features, teams & more

The FIFA 22 demo is players last chance to try out the game ahead of the release date. Here’s everything we know about it so far



FIFA 22 Real Madrid celebrating

The release of the next installment in the FIFA series is right around the corner, which means the FIFA 22 demo isn’t too far away. We break down when it’s likely to drop and what players can expect from the taster.

EA Sports has already given fans a pretty sizeable look at what’s going in FIFA 22. There’s been plenty of reveals, whether it’s the announcement of FUT Heroes or the fundamental changes coming to the Ultimate Team mode.

Some players have even been able to dip their toe into the game in the FIFA 22 beta, which was released not too long ago. But while that represents an early version of the game without fully updated kits and squads, it’s the demo that really builds excitement ahead of the full launch.

Here’s everything we know about the FIFA 22 demo so far.

FIFA 22 Demo

Will there be a FIFA 22 demo?

EA hasn’t officially confirmed whether or not there will be a demo for FIFA 22. In the past, the publisher has waited until very close to its release to announce its arrival, opting to surprise fans with little fanfare.

However, the decision last year to cancel the demo shortly before the full game’s release has left players wondering if they will take the same approach this year. Resources were instead focused on getting the game up to standard on older and new consoles.

FIFA 21 was the first installment to be released on next-gen hardware, which likely set the game’s development back. But after the disappointment in 2020, it’s hard to imagine that EA would wait so long to then announce another year without a demo.

This time around, with a lot of the legwork out of the way, we expect the devs to have more time to work on what is usually a big event for the community.

Kevin De Bruyne in FIFA 22

When will the FIFA 22 demo be released?

Although there is no concrete release date yet, we can look at past years to get a good idea of when to expect it. As mentioned, the FIFA 21 demo was canceled to focus on the full game’s development, but before that, the schedule was that the trial would drop just over two weeks before the game came out.

With this in mind, and taking into account that the demo usually lands on a Tuesday, the most likely date we have at the moment is Tuesday, September 14. This would fit nicely with previous releases and give players two and a half weeks before the full game’s release. Unless, of course, you’ve managed to secure early access.

FIFA 22 Son Heung-min

Which features will be playable?

Whereas the beta lets fans into various modes, the demo tends to be a smaller, more polished slice of the final game. This usually means that Kick-Off is the main core mode available to play, and we expect this year to be no different.

In the FIFA 20 demo, we were also allowed to play the then-recently added Volta mode. This reimagining of the beloved FIFA Street has been a permanent fixture in the series, and EA’s continued efforts to plug the mode mean it will also show up in the demo.

Fifa 22 Demo

Which teams will be in the FIFA 22 demo?

Only a handful of teams make their way into the demo. These tend to be handpicked from clubs EA has partnership deals with and often feature heavily in the game’s trailers.

With this in mind, we can expect the teams involved to be picked from the following list:

  • AC Milan
  • Athletico Madrid
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Chelsea
  • Inter Milan
  • Liverpool
  • Mancester City
  • Paris Saint-Germain
  • Real Madrid
  • Tottenham Hotspur
PSG players

How big will the FIFA 22 demo download be?

Once again, there is little to go on regarding how much storage the FIFA 22 demo will take up. The most recent demo, FIFA 20, was around 6GB, but it will be launching on next-gen and last-gen consoles and PC this year, so the size of the file could easily vary.

It’s also worth noting that while the beta was only available to a handful of players and early access is locked behind preorders and EA Play subscriptions, the FIFA 22 demo will be free for all players.

As always, we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest FIFA 22 demo news when it is announced.

In the meantime, check out our articles on the first Ultimate Team ratings to be leaked and the frustrating feature set to be nerfed in FIFA 22.

Image credits: EA


How to complete FIFA 22 Player Moments Ilkay Gundogan SBC

Ilkay Gundogan is looking like a great option in the midfield, and FUT players are going to want to complete his FIFA 22 Player Moments SBC.



Player Moments Gundogan SBC

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan is the latest player to receive a Player Moments SBC in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. Here’s everything you need to know including stats and how to complete Gundogan’s Player Moments SBC.

Player Moments cards have been somewhat of a disappointment in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team but this Ilkay Gundogan SBC can potentially break that trend.

Luckily, Gundogan is easy to link to squads thanks to his Manchester City allegiance and German nationality. Although this SBC is a touch overpriced, players looking for a quick dribbling central midfielder will want to give him a try.

Players will be required to submit four squads to get their hands on this German maestro, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Player Moments Gundogan stats

Player Moments Gundogan Stats FUT

Gundogan’s two biggest assets are without a doubt his passing and dribbling which will allow you to breeze past defenders if used correctly. Gundogan is for the player that prefers a slow and methodic approach to Ultimate Team gameplay.

Unfortunately, his pace is a glaring weakness in the current Ultimate Team meta. Even central midfielders are now expected to boast a ton of pace and Gundogan simply does not have that quality.

Cheapest way to complete Player Moments Gundogan SBC

Ilkay Gundogan FIFA 22

To complete this SBC players will need to give up four squads: Tactical Emulation, Germany, Premier League, and 88-Rated Squad. With a value of around 600,000 coins, Gundogan is certainly overpriced but those desperate for a new midfielder should not find it hard to invest fodder into this FIFA 22 SBC.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Tactical Emulation requirements

  • # of players from Manchester City: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 80

Tactical Emulation solution – Cost: 40,000

Tactical emulation sbc solution

Germany requirements

  • # of players from Germany: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 86
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 60

Germany solution – Cost: 120,000 coins

Germany SBC solution

Premier League requirements

  • # of players from the Premier League: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 87
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 55

Premier League solution – Cost: 165,000 coins

Premier League sbc solution

88-Rated Squad requirements

  • Squad Rating: minimum 88
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 50

88-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 245,000 coins

88-rated squad sbc solution

The Gundogan Player Moments SBC is available until January 21, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible. Market value is expected to rise in the coming days as anticipation for TOTY builds but Gundogan is still a solid choice for players who have an abundance of fodder.

For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to Team of the Year Warmup Series, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best wingers.

Image Credits: EA Sports / FUTBIN

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FIFA FUT 22 Team of the Year Warmup Series: Start date, TOTY leaks, more

Before FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team TOTY event, EA Sports are dropping a special Warmup Series promo to build hype.



FIFA 22 TOTY Warm Up Series logo

Team of the Year is here, but before the full squad arrives, EA Sports are dropping the TOTY Warmup Series promo.

For the first time ever, EA Sports have decided to host a pre-TOTY event, with the Warmup preempting the release of the upcoming superpowered squad.

Because this is the first time it’s ever happened, there wasn’t a lot of information about this promo available to players. We can confirm that it’s linked to Team of the Year, and it will give players a chance to stock up on valuable packs.

Players can expect some SBCs, a handful of new packs, and maybe even a few player cards following its initial release. For now, here’s everything we know about FUT 22’s Team of the Year Warmup Series event.

FIFA Team of the Year logo

FIFA 22 Team of the Year Warmup Series release date

The good news is that players won’t have long to wait for this promo to start. According to a loading screen in FIFA 22, TOTY Warmup Series will kick off on Friday, January 14.

As with all Ultimate Team promos, the promo will start at 6 PM GMT, adding new content to the game at that time.

TOTY Warmup Series leaks

Interestingly enough, FIFA leakers weren’t able to discover anything about this promo prior to its release.

As it turns out, EA have decided to throw players a curveball with the TOTY Warmup. Instead of receiving a collection of new promo cards, players have received new SBCs, Upgrade SBCs, and new Objectives.

Players will get a chance to earn some incredible new cards through these various means from now until the release of TOTY. EA has also granted players a free 83+ x3 pack that can be found in the FUT Store.

TOTY warmup series announcement

As of now, players can complete a Player Moments Ilkay Gundogan SBC, League Player Malang Sarr Objective, 83+ 3x defender, midfielder, and attacker upgrade SBC as well as two TOTY-themed SBCs.

We’ll be sure to keep updating this article as more information becomes available, while the TOTY Warmup Series continues.

In the meantime, make sure you’re using the best players possible with our guide to Ultimate Team’s best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and strikers.

Image Credits: EA Sports

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How to complete Alexandre Pato FIFA 22 Flashback SBC

Alexandre Pato is one of the most electrifying strikers in FIFA 22, and FUT players are going to want to complete his Flashback SBC.



Flashback Pato solution

EA have decided to celebrate the career of Alexandre Pato by releasing a Flashback SBC for the Brazilian striker. Here’s how you can complete Pato’s Ultimate Team SBC and get your hands on an excellent forward.

Ultimate Team players are no stranger to incredible Flashback cards and it seems like Alexandre Pato is the latest to join a growing list that includes Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.

The fact that Pato currently plays his football in the MLS will make him rather difficult to fit into squads but players should consider making room for him as the striker should be a goal machine leading the line.

Players will be required to submit three squads to get their hands on this Brazilian speedster, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Flashback Alexandre Pato stats

Flashback Pato stats

When examining Pato’s stats it’s difficult not to like what you see given how well-rounded of a striker he is. We knew that Pato was going to bring top-tier pace and dribbling to the table but his shooting and physical stats are a pleasant surprise.

86 strength and 94 jumping will be incredibly useful in the box while his 90 shot power and 87 finishing will lead to a ton of goals. Pato feels quick and responsive as a forward with mazelike dribbling ability and his 4* skills and weak foot are a huge bonus. If you use Brazilian players, Pato is a no-brainer SBC.

Cheapest way to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Pato SBC

Pato FIFA 22 Orlando City

To complete this SBC players will need to give up three squads: Rossoneri, Seleção, and League Finesse. Considering the value, this is an incredibly affordable FIFA 22 SBC, costing about 145,000 coins in total.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Rossoneri requirements

  • # of players from Milan: minimum 1
  • TOTW players: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 83
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 80

Rossoneri solution – Cost: 31,000 coins

Rossoneri SBC solution

Seleção requirements

  • # of players from Brazil: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 75

Seleção solution – Cost: 37,000 coins

Selecao SBC solution

League Finesse requirements

  • # of players from Serie A TIM: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 85
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 70

League Finesse solution – Cost: 75,000 coins

League Finesse SBC solution

The Alexandre Pato FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Flashback SBC is available until January 20, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible. Even if you don’t have a ton of Brazilian players, Pato makes for a fantastic impact from the bench.

For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to FUT 22 Team of the Year, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best wingers.

Image Credits: EA Sports / FUTBIN

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