*UPDATED* FIFA 21 COUNTDOWN: OUT NOW! Latest News, OTW Team 1 Revealed, Early Access, Deadline Day, FUT Web App, Ultimate Team & more

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FIFA 21 has arrived, although thousands of fans around the world managed to jump the gun through early access!

Here is all the key information surrounding the new game.

Latest News – Release Day

All editions of FIFA 21 are out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC!

Alongside the new game, the first promo squad on FIFA 21 Ultimate Team will be released 6pm BST today Friday, 9 October.

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PREM STARS! There are seven EPL players to look for this week

The Ones to Watch promo includes some top-class players like Luis Suarez, Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

Team 1 is shown above and will be included as part of the Deadline Day promo.

FIFA 21 Release Date

EA has confirmed FIFA 21 will launch on current-gen consoles on Friday, 9 October 2020.


FIFA 21 pre-orders are now open, and there are three main editions for players to get their hands on.

Each Edition has different prices and in-game bonuses, so make sure to head to our Pre-Order and Editions Guide right here, to pick the right one for you.

EA Play

Unsure about purchasing FIFA 21, well thanks to EA Play (formerly EA Access) you can play a 10-hour trial of the new game.

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PLUG IN & PLAY - EA Play is also arriving on Xbox Game Pass

For just £3.99 / $4.99 a month, you can get access to EA Play, giving you early access to game trials, in-game bonuses and a whole host of EA titles in the library.

Web App

The FUT 21 Web App is officially live.

This means players can finally get started building up their FIFA 21 Ultimate Team squad, including the TOTW 1 cards which are available now.

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PREPPED - Do you rate our FUT 21 Starter Squad?

With new objectives to complete and earn rewards, this is the best way to get your Ultimate Team underway.

Check out all the Season 1 Objectives here.


The FIFA 21 trailer was released on 23 July, showcasing the amazing new game modes.

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Cover Stars & Editions

If you want to play FIFA 21 early, you can order the Champions or Ultimate Editions and play from Tuesday, October 6.

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World Cup Winning Wonderkid - Mbappe featuring as FIFA 21 Cover Star

These editions have been released featuring cover star, Kylian Mbappe.

Champions Edition costs:

  • £79.99 / $79.99.

The Ultimate Edition costs:

  • £89.99 / $99.99

These special editions come with in-game bonuses, read more here for all the info you need on these bonuses.

PRE-ORDER NOW: FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition for three days Early Access

Career Mode

Check out the official FIFA 21 Career Mode Trailer below.

The new Interactive Match Sim allows you to take control of a simulated match at any moment during the game.

Adjusted Growth System allows developing players to change position in order to fit the team mold.

READ MORE: FIFA 21 Career Mode Wonderkids to sign

FIFA 21 also brings changes to team fitness (Match Sharpness) and to the ways in which you can sign players, with the introduction of loan to buy deals.

Ultimate Team

EA has revealed that they are bringing some exciting new features to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

We are expecting 12 brand new icons in FUT 21, including the likes of Xavi, Cantona and Cech, which will bring the total to 101.

FUT 21 will also bring us FUT Co-Op, where you can team up with a friend and compete for rewards in Division Rivals, Squad Battles and complete Co-Op Objectives.

Deadline Day

EA has announced a ‘Deadline Day‘ where players will receive a special pack if they play the game before Friday, 9 October.

This will include live OTW loan items to help improve your FUT squad.

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The announcement also saw Nathan Ake and Allan confirmed as OTW players this season.


Find out more about Deadline Day here.

READ MORE: All new Icons in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Plus, FIFA 21 will be the first time you can customize your own FUT Stadiums!

The FUT Web App is available from Wednesday, 30 September.

Next Gen

We got a look at FIFA 21 on Next Gen alongside Madden 21 at EA Play Live:

EA has stated Dual Entitlement allows you to purchase FIFA 21 once, and transfer your FUT and VOLTA progress from PS4 or Xbox One to a Next Gen console, without having to buy the game twice.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about FIFA 21 on XBOX Series S

There will be several improved features when playing FIFA 21 on Next Gen, including faster loading times, improved graphics and more realistic player animations.

Volta Football

Volta was a great addition last year, but perhaps EA didn’t quite hit the nail on the head with the street mode.

The introduction of Groundbreakers could help the game mode really take off this year, with the likes of Anthony Joshua gracing the pitch.

FIFA 21 also brings us VOLTA Squads, allowing you to team up and play VOLTA online with your friends.

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FEEL THE HEAT! The Dubai location looks insane

New locations coming to VOLTA:

  • Dubai
  • Milan
  • Paris
  • Sao Paulo
  • Sydney

Plus, you can now customize your VOLTA Pro with new celebrity designed collections along with merchandise from professional clubs.


EA has now revealed the official soundtrack for their upcoming game, which you can listen to on Spotify now!

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GLOBAL SOUNDS! There is music from all over the world this year

The playlist features over 100 artists and VOLTA has its very own soundtrack - find out more here.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about VOLTA in FIFA 21

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