FIFA 23 fans are counting down to the release of the game’s free World Cup update. The FIFA 23 World Cup update has a November 9 release date on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Judging by previous in-game updates, the FIFA 23 World Cup patch should go live around 2pm GMT, although Express Online has contacted EA Sports for confirmation. We’ll update this article when an official release time has been announced.
As for what fans can expect, the upcoming FIFA 23 update adds the official World Cup 2022 tournament mode.
This includes an authentic recreation of the upcoming World Cup, featuring all 32 qualifying nations, as well as actual groups and fixtures.
Another nice touch is the ability to customize your World Cup tournament, adding teams that haven’t quite made it to Qatar. Needless to say, you can also participate in online tournaments against other players around the world.
Similar to the base FIFA 23 experience, there will also be a live element in-game. Based on the actual schedule, confirmed teams and up-to-date stats, fans will be able to play upcoming matches or replay fixtures that have just taken place.
According to EA Sports, the ‘Your FIFA World Cup’ mode kicks off on November 21, despite the competition starting a day earlier on November 20.
EA further explains: “Choose a nation, select a live starting point from past or current match days, and play an authentic single-player tournament inheriting all the real-world progress made to date – including rosters, match stats and tournament standings so far – and take control of the FIFA World Cup fate of the nation of your choice.”
Additional World Cup features will also make their way to FIFA Ultimate Team, including new campaigns, challenges, and limited-time players.
As revealed in a recent in-depth video, EA will be releasing permanent campaign items, adding a variety of World Cup heroes and ICONS, and allowing you to customize your squad with tournament gear.
Finally, EA Sports has confirmed plans to completely update the matchday experience, which covers everything from commentary to cutscenes.
New lines of dialogue have been recorded, new stadiums have been added and new players have been scanned into the game. If you manage to win the competition, your virtual team will even be able to lift an authentic recreation of the World Cup trophy .