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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

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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
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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.

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All FIFA 22 Women’s Teams & top player ratings

The FIFA 22 ratings are gradually being revealed, and EA has given fans their first the look best Women’s Players in this year’s game.

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EA has steadily been revealing the best-rated players heading into FIFA 22, triggering plenty of heated debates among fans. Now, the publisher has unveiled the 22 best Women’s Players in this year’s game.

The FIFA 22 ratings reveal is underway, and EA has been slowly showing off the biggest superstars in this year’s edition. These stats are always a surefire way to get fans talking, with the downgrade to Cristiano Ronaldo being a major topic of discussion this time around.

Although they’re unfortunately unavailable in Ultimate Team, FIFA also has the option to play as Women’s International Teams, with all of the best female footballers on display. Here are the best rated in FIFA 22 according to EA’s Ratings Database.

Women's teams shaking hands in FIFA

FIFA 22 top Women’s Players ratings

The popularity of the women’s game has grown significantly over the course of the last few years, and EA has reflected this by adding licensed players into FIFA in recent games.

FIFA 22 is no exception, with many of the stars who lit up the 2019 World Cup playable in-game once again in a separate mode.

More ratings will be available after the game’s launch on October 1, so be sure to check back here for updates.

Here are the top 22 Women’s Players coming to FIFA 22:

RankingPlayer NameNationalityRating
#1Vivianne MiedemaNetherlands92
#2Lucy BronzeEngland92
#3Wendie RenardFrance92
#4Samantha KerrAustralia91
#5Amandine HenryFrance90
#6Dzsenifer MarozsanGermany90
#7Caroline Graham HansenNorway90
#8Tobin HeathUSA90
#9Megan RapinoeUSA90
#10Alex MorganUSA90
#11Julie ErtzUSA89
#12Eugenie Le SommerFrance89
#13Lieke MartensNetherlands89
#14Christine SinclairCanada89
#15Fran KirbyEngland88
#16Alexandra PoppGermany88
#17Becky SauerbrunnUSA88
#18Jenni HermosoSpain87
#19Amel MajriFrance87
#20Kim LittleScotland87
#21Lindsey HoranUSA87
#22Sara DabritzGermany87

FIFA 22 Women’s Teams

Despite the ever-growing size of Women’s Football, there remains a surprisingly limited amount of playable all-female teams in FIFA.

International teams were first added back in FIFA 16, but since then the likes of the Women’s Premier League or any other club teams have remained absent.

Women's footballer in FIFA stadium.

Sadly, this is still the case in FIFA 22. Only national teams are being represented in-game once again, although there have been a handful of changes.

Japan has been removed from the roster, while Brazil with official kits and badges, but no licensed players. Portugal and Belgium are the two new additions.

See the full list of Women’s Teams in FIFA 22 here:

  • Australia
  • Brazil (generic players)
  • Canada
  • China PR
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United States

That was everything we know about the women’s portion of FIFA 22, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for fresh updates when the game is launched in October.

For more on FIFA 22, check out the Icons confirmed in Ultimate Team and our guide on how to use the Web App.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Icons: New, returning & leaked players

Icons are some of Ultimate Team’s most valuable items, and there’s more in FIFA 22 than we’ve ever seen in the series before.

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Robin Van Persie Icon cards in FIFA 22

Icons players are some the most prestigious and sought after in all of Ultimate Team, adding a touch of football class into any squad. These are Icons, new and old, heading into FIFA 22.

Another year of FIFA brings with it another year of Ultimate Team. After the announcement of Hero cards and Ones to Watch, fans are preparing for another year of carefully crafting the perfect squad of talent.

While there’s plenty of special cards on offer in FUT every year, Icons let players rub shoulders with footballing royalty.

Here are all of the FIFA 22 Icons we’re expecting to see in Ultimate Team.

Real Madrid players celebrating in FIFA 22

What are Icons in Ultimate Team?

Icons are unique special cards in FIFA Ultimate Team which depict a past legend of the real-world sport. They are hand chosen because of their achievements and contributions to football, which have been revered as an all-time great since their retirement.

Each of the FIFA 22 Icons comes with three versions with different stats – a base, mid, and prime. Each one represents a different stage of the player’s career, from when they first burst onto the scene to the peak of their powers.

They function like normal player cards in-game, only they offer chemistry links to every other player regardless of league or nation. However, they provide strong links to anyone from the same nation, making them extremely useful for building hybrid teams from different leagues.

FIFA 22 Icons can be found in packs but have increased rarity because of their high rating and invaluable chemistry features. EA tends to add Squad Building Challenges later in the year to earn Icons and Icon Swaps.

Picture of every Icon from FIFA 21

Leaked & rumoured FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Icons

A handful of new potential Icons have long been rumored, and some have even surfaced online through leaks.

Insiders like FUTWatch and Futzone reported months ago that a number of players had been added to the code for FIFA 22, however, it’s possible that some of them may come to the game as Heroes instead.

These are all of the potential Icons that have been strongly rumoured or leaked in the build-up to launch.

Player NameNationalityPotential Prime Rating
Alfredo di StéfanoArgentina93
Fernando CavenaghiArgentina85
Gabriel BatistutaArgentina91
Jaap StamNetherlands90
LucioBrazil90
Park Ji-SungSouth Korea88
Wayne RooneyEngland92
Wesley SneidjerNetherlands91

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Icons

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team saw the biggest lineup of Icons to date, with 100 of the game’s best-ever players being added to the mode alongside today’s stars.

We’re expecting all of the legends from last year to make the switch into FIFA 22 Icons, although EA is yet to confirm if adjustments will be made to any of the ratings.

The roster from last year is set to be joined by Robin Van Persie, Iker Casillas, and Cafu, with one more set to be revealed closer to release.

You can find every confirmed Icon in the list below. We will update this page with positions and ratings as soon as they are officially confirmed. New players are marked in bold.

Player NameNationRatings
Alan ShearerEngland87/89/91
Alessandro Del PieroItaly87/90/92
Alessandro NestaItaly88/90/92
Andrea PirloItaly88/90/92
Andriy ShevchenkoUkraine86/88/91
Ashley ColeEngland85/87/89
Bastian SchweinsteigerGermany87/89/91
Bobby MooreEngland 87/89/92
CafuBrazil88/90/93
Carlos Alberto TorresBrazil 87/90/93
Carles PuyolSpain86/90/92
Christian VieriItaly 86/88/90
Clarence SeedorfNetherlands85/88/91
Claude MakeleleFrance85/88/90
David TrezeguetFrance 86/89/91
Davor ŠukerCroatia85/87/90
DecoPortugal85/87/90
Dennis BergkampNetherlands 87/90/92
Didier DrogbaIvory Coast87/89/91
Diego MaradonaArgentina91/95/97
Edwin Van Der SarNetherlands87/89/91
Emilio ButragueñoSpain 87/90/92
Emmanuel PetitFrance 85/88/90
Eric CantonaFrance 88/90/93
EusébioPortugal 89/91/93
Fabio Cannavaro Italy 87/89/92
Ferenc PuskásHungary89/92/94
Fernando HierroSpain 86/89/91
Fernando TorresSpain 85/88/91
Filippo InzaghiItaly 85/87/90
Franco BaresiItaly 88/91/93
Frank LampardEngland 86/88/90
Frank RijkaardNetherlands 86/88/90
GarrinchaBrazil 90/92/94
Gary LinekerEngland 87/89/92
Gennaro GattusoItaly85/87/89
George BestNorthern Ireland88/90/93
Gheorghe HagiRomania85/89/91
Gianfranco ZolaItaly 85/87/90
Gianluca ZambrottaItaly 86/87/89
Henrik LarssonSweden86/87/90
Hernán CrespoArgentina 85/87/90
Hidetoshi NakataJapan85/86/88
Hristo StoichkovBulgaria87/90/92
Hugo SánchezMexico87/89/92
Ian RushWales 87/89/91
Ian WrightEngland 85/87/89
Iker CasillasSpain 87/89/92
Jari LitmanenFinland85/88/90
Javier ZanettiItaly 87/88/92
Jay Jay OkochaNigeria85/88/90
Johan CruyffNetherlands 89/91/94
John BarnesEngland 86/87/89
Josep GuardiolaSpain 85/87/90
Juan RiquelmeArgentina 87/89/91
Juan Sebastián VerónArgentina 86/88/90
KakaBrazil 87/89/91
Kenny DalglishScotland87/90/92
Laurent BlancFrance 85/89/91
Lev YashinRussia89/91/94
Lothar MatthäusGermany 88/91/93
Luis FigoPortugal 88/90/92
Luis HernándezMexico85/87/90
Marc OvermarsFrance 86/88/90
Marcel DesaillyFrance 87/88/91
Marco Van BastenNetherlands 89/91/93
Michael BallackGermany 86/89/91
Michael EssienGhana85/87/90
Michael LaudrupDenamark85/89/91
Michael OwenEngland 86/88/91
Miroslav KloseGermany 87/89/91
Nemanja VidićSerbia85/88/90
Paolo MaldiniItaly 88/92/94
Patrick KluivertNetherlands 86/88/91
Patrick VieiraFrance 86/88/91
Paul ScholesEngland 87/89/91
Pavel NedvědCzech Republic86/89/91
PeléBrazil 91/95/98
Peter SchmeichelDenmark86/90/92
Petr ČechCzech Republic86/88/91
Phillip LahmGermany 87/89/91
RaúlSpain 86/88/92
Rio FerdinandEngland 85/88/90
RivaldoBrazil 87/90/92
Robert PirèsFrance 85/88/91
Roberto BaggioItaly 89/91/93
Roberto CarlosBrazil86/88/91
Robin Van PersieNetherlands 87/89/91
Ronald KoemanNetherlands 85/88/91
RonaldinhoBrazil 89/91/94
Ronaldo NazárioBrazil 90/94/96
Roy KeaneRepublic of Ireland86/88/90
Rui CostaPortugal 85/88/90
Ruud GullitNetherlands 86/90/93
Ruud Van NistelrooyNetherlands 86/90/92
Ryan GiggsWales87/89/92
Samuel Eto’oCameroon87/90/92
SócratesBrazil 87/89/91
Sol CampbellEngland 85/87/89
Steven GerrardEngland 86/89/91
Thierry HenryFrance87/90/93
XaviSpain 88/90/93
Zinedine ZidaneFrance 91/94/96

That is all of the FIFA 22 Icons we currently know will be playable in this year’s game. Full ratings and positions should follow after the game is released.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out our guides for the best defenders, midfielders, and strikers you should buy.

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FIFA 22 top 100 player ratings: Release date & confirmed ratings

EA have finally started gradually announcing the ratings for FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, so here are the biggest names revealed so far.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is shaping up to be the biggest yet, and fans are eagerly awaiting EA dropping the top 100 player ratings for the coming year. Here’s everything we know so far.

Ultimate Team is comfortably the most popular mode in the FIFA series, as fans compete to fill out their clubs with the biggest superstars in world football. Every year, one of the major talking points is each player’s rating and whether they have been overrated or undervalued.

After confirming Icons and Ones to watches, EA has started revealing the top stars in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, so we’ve put together all the big names we know so far.

FIFA 22 ratings release date

FIFA 22 Haaland kicking a ball

Based on previous years, the full slate of ratings won’t be revealed until players have FIFA 22 in their hands and search for their favorites. But in the lead-up to each game’s release, the top 100 rated players are usually are announced gradually until we reach the game’s elite.

EA has announced that they will begin revealing ratings over the course of the week, beginning on September 13. Historically, a new batch of players is shown off every day before the top 10 are announced on Friday.

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team ratings top 100

FIFA 22 PSG players

There are plenty of factors that can impact a player’s Ultimate Team rating. Sometimes a move to a big club will cause stats to rocket up, while a sub-par season can see top players hit with a downgrade.

With an eventful real-world season behind us, as well as a packed summer of international football, we’re expecting some big changes to the top 100 this year.

The 100 best players are set to be gradually revealed in the coming days. We’re expecting EA to unveil them in blocks until the lineup is finally confirmed on Friday, September 17.

No official times have been slated for the announcements, but the first 22 were posted at 4 PM BST / 11 AM EDT / 8 AM PDT, and they seem to be sticking to this schedule each day.

We will continue to update this table as more and more ratings are officially revealed.

RankingPlayer nameTeamPositionRating
#1Lionel MessiPSGRW93
#2Robert LewandowskiBayern MunichST92
#3Cristiano RonaldoManchester UnitedST91
#4Kevin De BruyneManchester CityCM91
#5Kylian MbappePSGST91
#6Neymar JrPSGLW91
#7Jan OblakAtletico MadridGK91
#8Harry KaneSpursST90
#9N’golo KanteChelseaCDM90
#10Manuel NeuerBayern MunichGK90
#11Marc-Andre Ter StegenBarcelonaGK90
#12Mohamed SalahLiverpoolRW89
#13Gianluigi DonnarummaPSGGK89
#14Karim BenzemaReal MadridST89
#15Virgil van Dijk LiverpoolCB89
#16Joshua KimmichBayern MunichCDM89
#17Heung Min-SonSpursLM89
#18Alisson BeckerLiverpoolGK89
#19Thibaut CourtoisReal MadridGK89
#20CasemiroReal MadridCDM89
#21EdersonManchester CityGK89
#22Sadio ManeLiverpoolLW89

FIFA 22 top-rated Premier League players

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EA has taken a different approach to the ratings reveal this year. Rather than gradually announcing the top 100 themselves day by day, they’ve allowed individual players and teams to reveal their ratings as and when they choose.

Meanwhile, the publisher’s website has been picking out the absolute best from different leagues in the Ratings Database.

One of the lists they have posted is the top 20 players from the English Premier League. Check them out below.

RankingPlayer NameTeamPositionRating
#1Cristiano RonaldoManchester UnitedST91
#2Kevin De BruyneManchester CityCM91
#3Harry Kane SpursST90
#4N’Golo KanteChelseaCDM90
#5Mohamed SalahLiverpoolRW89
#6Virgil van DijkLiverpoolCB89
#7Heung Min-Son SpursLM89
#8Alisson BeckerLiverpoolGK89
#9EdersonManchester CityGK89
#10Sadio ManeLiverpoolLW89
#11Bruno FernandesManchester UnitedCAM88
#12Romelu LukakuChelseaST88
#13Raheem SterlingManchester CityLW88
#14Ruben DiasManchester CityCB87
#15Andrew RobertsonLiverpoolLB87
#16Jadon SanchoManchester UnitedRM87
#17Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpoolRB87
#18Paul PogbaManchester UnitedCM87
#19Hugo LlorisSpursGK87
#20Joao CanceloManchester CityRB86

FIFA 22 top-rated LaLiga Santander players

Casemiro tapping his badge

As mentioned above, this year, EA has opted to reveal the ratings league by league rather than in order of rating.

The second batch to be revealed was the top 20 in LaLiga Santander. Many players have been given big boosts from last year, while some have seen noticeable downgrades.

Check out the 20 best players in the Spanish league below.

RankingPlayer nameTeamPositionRating
#1Jan OblakAthletico MadridGK91
#2Marc-Andre Ter StegenBarcelonaGK90
#3Karim BenzemaReal MadridST89
#4Thibaut CourtoisReal MadridGK89
#5CasemiroReal MadridCDM89
#6Luiz SuarezAthletico MadridST88
#7Toni KroosReal MadridCM88
#8Sergio AgueroBarcelonaST87
#9Luka Modric Real MadridCM87
#10Frenkie de JongBarcelonaCM87
#11Segio BusquetsBarcelonaCDM86
#12Gerard MorenoVillarrealST86
#13Marcos LlorenteAthleticoCM86
#14ParejoVillarreal CM86
#15Jordi AlbaBarcelonaLB86
#16Antoine GriezmannAthletico MadridST85
#17Memphis DepayBarcelonaCF85
#18Eden HazardReal MadridLW85
#19David SilvaReal SociedadCAM85
#20OyarzabalReal Sociedad LW85

Other confirmed FIFA 22 Ultimate Team ratings

Real Madrid celebrating

Although the stats are revealed officially by EA, many real-life teams and footballers find out their rating ahead of time. This appears to have been the case this year, as some have taken to social media to announce theirs to the world.

Many of these aren’t players who will feature in the top 100, so they offer insight into how the rest of the Ultimate Team roster might look.

These are all of the ratings that have been confirmed ahead of the official reveal taking place soon.

Player NameClubPositionRating
Thiago SilvaChelseaCB85
Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund CAM85
Theo HernandezAC MilanLB84
Phil FodenManchester CityCAM84
Nicolo BarellaInter MilanCM84
John Stones Manchester CityCB83
Domenico BerardiSassuoloRW82
Alphonso DaviesBayern MunichLB82
Luis MurielAtalantaST82
Christian PulisicChelseaLW82
PepePortoCB82
Ben Chillwell ChelseaLWB82
Jan VertonghenBenficaCB81
Vinicius JuniorReal MadridLW80
Jude BellinghamBorussia DortmundCM79
Eduardo CamavingaReal MadridCM79

Those were the biggest Ultimate Team ratings that have been confirmed by EA so far. But the release of FIFA 22 is right around the corner, so be sure to check back here for the latest rating news as and when it is announced.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our guides for the best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and strikers in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

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