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FIFA 22 Closed Beta will be the first chance to play new game

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FIFA 22 has high expectations for this year's release, and there will be opportunities for people to try the game out early.

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We'll hopefully get our first glimpse at EA Play Live, but the Closed Beta could be coming soon.

The FIFA 22 Closed Beta would likely land before a potential demo since last year's demo was cancelled, but here's what we know about the beta so far.

Latest News - Fourth club licence lost

Bad news landed for EA ahead of FIFA 22, as the fourth Serie A club licence has been lost to rivals Konami and PES in the last three seasons.

Following their work both in Italy and Europe in recent seasons, Atalanta will now become an exclusive partner with Pro Evo starting with the 2021/22 season.

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It's possible that Atalanta will end up getting named after its location in FIFA 22, likely the city of Bergamo or the region of Lombardy.

Bergamo CF and SSC Lombardia would both give them a true European feel.

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Release Date

FIFA 22 is still months away from release, so we do not have an official release date just yet.

FIFA 21 was slightly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this should not impact this year’s release date.

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Judging by previous editions of the game, we are expecting FIFA 22 to be released in late September, potentially Friday, 24 September.

Unlike FIFA 21, we expect a demo to be released beforehand giving us a first taste of the new game.

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Closed Beta

There are often some bugs and kinks that need ironing out during the Closed Beta, but that's what it is for.

FIFA players will be invited to join in the beta based on the game modes they have played throughout the previous year.

You will be asked to provide feedback to help EA perfect the game ahead of release.

The game modes involved this year should include Ultimate Team, Career Mode, and VOLTA, so keep an eye out in your emails.

Demo

There is always a big difference between demos and the full game.

This largely extends to which game modes players can access, teams, and the more in-depth options available.

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GAME CHANGER - The FIFA 22 Demo should be next level

The FIFA 22 Demo obviously won't be the full game, but it will still be the first chance to test out some of the new adaptations.

However, EA Play Live should be our first look at the full game next month.

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Career Mode

Every Career Mode fan loves a wonderkid, and there should be some great ones on FIFA 22.

You may be able to find the best ones early if you get invited to trial the game during the Closed Beta.

It looks like Eduardo Camavinga and Jude Bellingham will battle it out for midfield dominance, but they could have some new competition from Xavi Simons.

Take a look at our FIFA 22 Wonderkids.

Ultimate Team

We are expecting some new features to hit Ultimate Team after the success (albeit limited) of the co-op features.

We would love to see the scope for co-op objectives expanded whether that be in Squad Battles or Division Rivals.

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LEGEND! Will we see Wayne Rooney on FUT 22

We are also likely to see some new ICON players added to the growing list of legends available on Ultimate Team.

Take a look at the potential players we think could be added as ICONs on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

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