Volta Football has been the talk of the town for FIFA 20 this year, and fans are excited to get their hands on the new street mode. For a detailed look at FIFA 20 Volta gameplay and stadiums check out our Volta piece here.
So, what’s the most important stuff you need to know?
Well, there are 17 stadiums around the world where you can play. These range from a rooftop in Tokyo to an underpass in Amsterdam. They’re called Playgrounds – and they certainly look a lot of fun.
You’ll also be able to pick your gear -much like The Journey. Kit ranges from shirts to shoes to sweaters and shorts. plus, you’ll be able to unlock more gear as you progress through in-game challenges.
What else do I need to know?
Skill Them Up
Express your skills in VOLTA game mode with a range of unique and simplified Volta moves alongside the 11-a-side skill moves in the normal FIFA 20 game.
Make a Scene
Act up for the cameras with new replay styles and celebrations that help you make the most of your best moments.
Now You’re Showing Off
Pass, lob, and shoot with additional flair, and even bait the defence with a range of taunts. Feeling really adventurous? Show off your swagger with a kneeling header.
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Hit the Wall
Play one-twos with the wall, use it to find team-mates, and even use them to celebrate goals.
Build Your Player
From height and facial features to tattoos and hairstyles
Create your male or female player with ease and take them across various modes in FIFA 20 using the new Avatar system.
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Get the traditional athletic look, deck yourself out with the latest streetwear, or break boundaries as you find yours and your squad’s perfect style. Switch it up with limited-time item drops to create unique outfits using the VOLTA SHOP.
Take your Avatar onto the street and express your style to the world throughout VOLTA FOOTBALL’s range of modes.
Complete matches to increase your player’s rating and earn skill points. Max out various traits to earn titles that show off your gameplay personality to the world.
Play it Your Way
Lead you squad in the Volta Tour, guide your avatar through Volta Story Mode, play with your squad in the online VOLTA League, or take your favourite professional teams to the streets in Volta Kick-off.
Take your Avatar across the world and face off against various real-world legends of street football. Build your squad and recruit players as you aim to win the ultimate prize: The Volta Football World Championship in Buenos Aires.
Play your way through promotion and relegation against other players with the online VOLTA League, where wins lead to promotion into a higher division.
Volta Kick-Off Mode
So, why Volta?
Depending on how old you are, some of you may remember FIFA Street and have been keen to see it make a comeback.
Play as your favourite club, or create your own male or female player and take to the streets around the globe.
From what we have seen so far, Volta appears to be a hybrid of The Journey and FIFA Street, with Alex Hunter’s story mode removed from the franchise this year.
The all-inclusive game mode Volta will allow players to create their own male or female star embark on a story mode. It will also appear on kick-off, allowing you to take real life pros like Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling to the cage, and play out real-life fixtures or rivalries on the streets.
FIFA 20 Volta Football trailer
Volta means 'tempo' in Italian, and the term has probably been used for FIFA's new street mode given the fast-pace nature of the game in real life.
Real people, real places and authenticity are just some of the reasons behind the development of Volta as street football returns fully to the FIFA franchise for the first time since 2012.
Players will also be able to play around the world and in various pitches, with street football having different rules to the Futsal game settings. A Tokyo rooftop, London cage and Amsterdam underpass are just three of the venues that have been mentioned.
The locations and inclusiveness are crucial to FIFA’s development of Volta as it aims to bring in the culture of street football, in terms of both feel and appearance.
How will Volta affect the game?
Chelcee pointed out the footwork of the players close by, to which Antwi responds “the footwork is amazing, that’s what you can do in Volta”.
This insight into the style of play and game mechanics will be important across plenty of game modes on FIFA 20 as the new strafe dribbling mechanic allows players more control, precision and agility.
As Sam Rivera (lead game play producer for the FIFA franchise) announced at E3, FIFA 20 will encourage more 1-on-1 situations, making precise dribbling crucial within the game.Players who learn to dribble on Volta may gain an advantage in the 11-a-side game as they can showcase their flair and tricks with the new dribbling system on FIFA 20.
As Grimes says, “trying something new” on the street can translate to doing it on the big stage, a hint at how Volta can be a platform for players to learn and master skill moves before putting them into practice.
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So far, we know that players can customise their own characters from their appearance to a wide range of outfits as there is no uniform on the street.
They can also play as current fully licensed teams and individuals bringing the stars of today into the pitches around the world.
Matches can be customised between three, four and five-a-side teams and with various rules from almost no rules in the street to having no goalkeepers or creating a regulation futsal game.
Unfortunately, for now Volta will not be available on Nintendo Switch, with the version a "Legacy Edition" which runs on the old IGNITE engine, catering for the less powerful consoles.
The game mode works by setting up your own team and building it over time, with EA announcing that there will be an in-game currency, but no real-world money involved so no pay-to-win either.
This is where FIFA Street 2's (2006) ‘Rule the Street’ similarities start. World Mode is an online game where you play against others and if you win, steal a player from your opponent, this is how you build your squad.
You can even steal their avatar! Don’t worry though, if you taste defeat you will not lose any players as your opponent will receive a duplicate.
Another similarity to the original game is the growth of your avatar, playing games and training will improve your player and traits being available to model your player in your own unique way.
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Arguably the most exciting announcement yet.
World Mode looks set to play out like the original FIFA Street (2005) for those old enough to remember the legendary game!
Starting up World Mode, you must create your own avatar with their appearance up to you. Clothing, footwear and tattoos are just some features you can make unique to you.
You must also select your arena complete with logos to make your home turf (or tarmac) a fortress. This is where the different rules come in as you set your own rules in your own arena.
This creates a home advantage, so choose wisely and play to your strengths!
More news will be issued about Volta in early August, with EA releasing more FIFA 20 news every couple of weeks in The Pitch Notes ahead of the new game's release.
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