FIFA 20 Copa Libertadores Release Date: Patch Update coming to Career Mode, Ultimate Team, ICONs & more

EA have just announced that the new South American licences are coming in the next update!

Phil Pangalos by Phil Pangalos
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The biggest update since the start of FIFA 20 is set to take place TODAY!

For the first time ever, South America’s equivalent of the Champions League, the Copa Libertadores, will arrive in the EA Sports smash.

We take a look at everything we know about the upcoming download.

New ICONs?

The day before the expected update, EA appeared to accidentally tweet to the official FIFA account that Argentinian legend, Juan Riquelme, will be joining FUT.

Luckily for us, one Reddit user posted a screenshot of the tweet on the FIFA sub-Reddit, which they grabbed before EA could delete the tweet.

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WHOOPS: The official FIFA 20 twitter accidentally tweeted the new Icon card

Riquelme, nicknamed El “Topo Gigio” for his famous celebration, is a five-time Argentinian Champion and four-time Argentinian footballer of the year.

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Evidently, the Boca Juniors legend is more than deserving of a FUT Icon card.

Free Content Update

The official EA press release states that we can feel the passion of a continent and experience the breathtaking intensity of South America’s biggest club tournaments.

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The update will include the CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana, and CONMEBOL Recopa as a free content update for FIFA 20 – available March 3, 2020.

Kick Off

Enjoy the unrivalled atmosphere of a CONMEBOL Libertadores Final, the gripping tension of a Semi-Final, and the energy of a Group Stage game with new Kick Off Mode match types.

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Take any CONMEBOL team into the final of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana and two-legged CONMEBOL Recopa, or match up against any other team in FIFA 20 in a CONMEBOL Libertadores Exhibition Match.

Tournament Mode

From Group Stage to Final, lead your team all the way to the pinnacle of South American club football with a brand new standalone CONMEBOL Libertadores Tournament Mode.

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This will be complete with official kits, and crests, and authentically recreated branding, broadcast overlays, and stadium dressings.

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Keep track of all the goings-on from around the competition through the dedicated Tournament Hub, and stay up to date with events from other matches with fully branded News, Standings, Fixtures, and Results sections.

Career Mode

Experience full integration of the CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana, and CONMEBOL Recopa competitions as you shape your club to your vision and lead them to glory in FIFA 20 Career Mode.

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RACING TO THE TITLE: Win the Copa Libertadores on Career Mode

Play with authentic CONMEBOL competition structures, branding, stadium dressings, and immersive dynamic news that complements the new Player Morale and Manager Creation systems in FIFA 20 to create the most realistic Career Mode to date.

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Ultimate Team

Get the ultimate connection to CONMEBOL Libertadores with custom content in the most popular mode in FIFA, FIFA Ultimate Team.

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Enjoy select special items and themed in-game content that connects you to the CONMEBOL Libertadores as you assemble your dream squad in Ultimate Team.

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Phil Pangalos

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