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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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FIFA 23’s new FUT Moments rewards have Ultimate Team players delighted

In FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, players can earn more rewards than ever thanks to the new FUT Moments mode, leaving many delighted.

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The prospect of earning Ultimate Team rewards is one of the mode’s main attractions, and this year players will have more opportunities to do so than ever thanks to FIFA 23’s new FUT Moments feature.

FIFA players are always looking for more ways to grind and sink hours into their favorite football game. For some time, the Ultimate Team mode has allowed players to earn rewards through Squad Battles, Division Rivals, and FUT Champions.

Luckily, FIFA 23 players will have another method to earn rewards for their squad thanks to the new FUT Moments Ultimate Team mode. This single-player offering is one of many new additions to the Ultimate Team mode in FIFA 23.

The mode will task players with completing a number of specific objectives. These objectives will often be short scenarios where players hop into already started matches. The scenarios will be based on legendary moments and memorable real-life football matches.

The good news for players is that completing scenarios will result in stars earned. Stars will be a new currency in Ultimate Team with valuable rewards up for grabs. Each reward will have a certain price set in stars.

For example, a Premium Gold Pack could cost 12 stars to unlock. FUT Moments is being tipped as a standalone live service, with new challenges added after release. Much to the delight of players, FUT Moments will provide extra achievements to grind for alongside Ultimate Team’s usual offerings.

Players on Reddit have already begun discussing the impact FUT Moments will have on FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team experience. The vast majority of comments were positive such as this one: “This is such a W, it adds more grind potential for everyone and also gives people that like to focus on single player only something else to do.”

Players absolutely love to earn packs and improve Ultimate Team squads with new players, and FUT Moments gives them yet another method to do so.

In addition, the same player noted that “FUT Stars you win from this never expire and transfer across seasons, that is really great news too.” The most valuable FUT Moments rewards are likely going to set players back a hefty amount of stars. Therefore, the fact that stars do not expire after every season is seen as a massive win for all FUT fans.

One player explained just how efficient this new mode could be by comparing it to Squad Battles: “It’s also fast sessions of gameplay. No boring 15 min. squad battles games, they’re quick scenarios that can be completed in 2/3 mins.”

While playing Squad Battles offers valuable rewards, the gameplay is hated by many as it’s a slow offline path to rewards. In comparison, FUT Moments has the ability to place players on the fast track to new Ultimate Team rewards.


For more, check out our picks for FIFA 22’s worst ratings as we highlight 5 players who need an upgrade in FIFA 23.

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How to do Griddy celebration in FIFA 23

The popular Griddy celebration is in FIFA 23 and here’s everything you need to know about how to perform this viral dance.

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The FIFA 23 developers have added the viral dance known as the “Griddy” for players to perform in the game, and here’s how you can get this done.

There is a ton of anticipation for the release of FIFA 23, as the game is set to bring a ton of new features for fans of the series to explore in its Career ModeUltimate Team, and Pro Clubs.

Now, developer Electronic Arts have added the “Griddy” dance as a new celebration that you can trigger after scoring a goal in the game. We’ll go over exactly how to perform the viral dance.

How to perform the Griddy celebration in FIFA 23

After you’ve scored a goal, you’ll need to hold down R2/RT and flick the right control stick upwards twice in order to perform the Griddy celebration in FIFA 23. Your player will then start tapping his heels while swinging his arms back and forth.

The Griddy dance is named after its creator Allen ‘Griddy’ Davis and became a viral sensation after popular celebrities like LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase and Viking’s number 18 Justin Jefferson brought it to the NFL.

Since then, numerous players have performed the dance, and its intense popularity has led to the Griddy also being added to video games like Fortnite and Madden. Now, it’s available for you to try out in FIFA 23.

Now that you know how to perform the Griddy in FIFA 23, be sure to try it out if you feel like celebrating a particularly challenging goal. It may take a few tries to input the correct button combo, but you’ll be able to get it done in no time.

You can try performing it in the closed beta before the game is officially released on September 30, 2022. We’ll keep you posted about any other new additions to FIFA 23 as soon as they’re confirmed.


For more FIFA 23 content, check out these major hints about the Pro Clubs’ crossplay future as well as our best player predictions for every team in the Premier League.

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FIFA 23: Release date, crossplay, new features, more

FIFA 23 is right around the corner, and EA have prepared a ton of new content for players to enjoy so here’s everything you need to know.

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FIFA 23 release date is fast approaching, and football fans are eager to discover what EA has in store for them this year. Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 will be EA Sports’ final football game with the FIFA branding as they get set to introduce EA Sports FC to the world next year.

Therefore, expectations for FIFA 23 are high and after EA showcased the new features and additions that await players across Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and Pro Clubs, there’s clearly a look to look forward to.

We’ll break down every new feature coming to FIFA 23 as well as the official release date, to best prepare you for an expansive final chapter.

Will FIFA 23 have crossplay?

FIFA 23 will have a crossplay feature for certain modes at launch. Crossplay in FIFA 23 will be limited to 1vs1 modes when the game releases. This will mainly impact Ultimate Team gameplay as players on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC will face each other. Meanwhile, PS4 and Xbox One users will also match up against each other

This also means that a massive amount of players will be sharing one FUT market in FIFA. To find out more about changes to the market, you can read our article explaining how the Ultimate Team market will function in FIFA 23.

Unfortunately, EA confirmed that there would be no crossplay feature for the Pro Clubs mode. This infuriated players, and after a ton of backlash from the FIFA community, EA hinted that the feature could make its way to Pro Clubs post-launch.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team new features

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team fans are in for some major changes. For starters, position modifiers as we know them will be removed from the game.

Instead, players will have secondary positions that mirror their real-life position changes. For example, Kyler Walker would be able to operate on full chemistry at RB or CB.

Another major change set to hit the Ultimate Team mode is FIFA 23’s brand-new chemistry system. Chemistry lines across your squad are a thing of the past in FIFA 23. You’ll know have more freedom to build your squad with a less restrictive chemistry system.

This system will factor in nations, leagues, and clubs across the entire pitch in order to give players a chemistry rating between 0-3. Proximity is no longer a factor as Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold produce chemistry from RB to LB.

Check out our guide on Ultimate Team’s new game mode called FUT Moments for a look at what to expect in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 World Cup modes

The World Cup mode added to FIFA 18 was a massive hit among players, and the community has been urging EA to revisit the feature for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

While we currently don’t know how many game modes will feature World Cup content, EA did confirm that there will be some involvement via the Ultimate Team mode.

It’s understood that both the men’s and women’s versions of the World Cup will be celebrated in FIFA 23, but we’ll have to wait and see what they have in store for players.

Given that the men’s tournament takes place in the winter of 2022 this time around, and the women’s edition is in the summer of 2023, EA would have plenty of time to give both footballing festivals the proper treatment.

FIFA 23 new & removed clubs

Due to licensing agreements, it’s not unusual to see clubs and leagues join and depart the FIFA franchise with every new release. Lately, certain Serie A licenses have been difficult to come by with notable clubs Juventus, Lazio, and Atalanta missing from the game.

EA confirmed that Juventus will be returning to FIFA this year in full capacity, with Claudio Marchisio leading the charge as a FUT Hero item available to Ultimate Team players.

While one partnership seems to be reignited, another one is set to end in FIFA 23 as reports claim that the J-League will be removed from the game. If reports are true, this would mark the end of a 6-year partnership between the Japanese League and EA Sports.

With a ton of different licenses to take note of, it could be difficult to keep track of which teams, leagues, and stadiums will be involved in FIFA 23, but we’ve made a guide to help you out.

FIFA 23 gameplay changes

In addition to changes to the Pro Clubs and Career Mode offerings in FIFA 23, EA were also excited to announce several gameplay changes. These changes are meant to freshen up the way the game feels on the pitch.

For starters, set pieces have undergone an overhaul in FIFA 23, with penalties receiving a simplified mechanic. Set pieces also include free kicks and corners, which you’ll have to learn how to master once more this year.

One of the most entertaining ways to flex your FIFA prowess is through skill moves, and in FIFA 23 there will be more to master than ever before. You can check out our guide to discover all of the gameplay changes being introduced in FIFA 23.


For more on the FIFA series, be sure to check out our guide on how to pre-order FIFA 23 with editions available, prices, & bonuses.

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