28 Jul 2021 11:10 AM +00:00

FIFA 22 Career Mode set for its biggest overhaul in a decade

FIFA 22 Career Mode looks to to be the best, or at least most significant, update the mode has ever received.

You'll be able to create your own club and paint your own road to glory...

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Career Mode is the classic game mode in the FIFA series, although the lucrative Ultimate Team has taken precedence in recent years.

However, things are looking good ahead of FIFA 22 with some awesome new features already announced by EA.

We don't want to get ahead of ourselves and brand this as the best Career Mode ever just yet, after all we haven't seen it yet, but to say we are excited is an understatement.

Take a look at Realsport's 5 reasons why FIFA 22 Career Mode will be incredible this year.

Gameplay Reveal

The next marker on the road to FIFA 22 is the spotlight showcase ahead of this year's EA Play Live.

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The developers took us through Hypermotion Technology and what it is bringing to Next Gen consoles this year.

Full Reveal Coming Soon

It's happening! We will see a full FIFA 22 Career Mode reveal soon.

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Live out your football dreams in FIFA 22 Career Mode as you create a club and lead them from relegation candidates to global giants, and enjoy an overhauled Player Career experience that gives you more ways to progress, achieve, and immerse yourself in your Pro’s journey through the game.

Expect to see more detail on these new ways to play in the coming weeks.

FIFA 22 Career Mode Confirmed Features

Following the game's announcement on 11 July, EA revealed the following:

Create-a-Club

The official EA website reads:

"Live out your football dreams in FIFA 22 Career Mode as you create a club and lead them from relegation candidates to global giants."

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BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME - Can you go on to sign the likes of Mbappe and Van Dijk for your club?

Yes, we believe that you will be able to build your club from scratch, with further leaks suggesting you can create your own stadium.

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We can't wait for EA to explain more about this, and whether you can pick where your club starts off from in the football pyramid.

There's also question marks over your initial squad - will it be Newgens, will it be free agents, or will you be able to draft some players in.

Create your own Stadium

With the Create-a-Club feature in Career Mode, you will be able to create your own stadium.

The official Xbox page for FIFA 22 states: "Create football’s newest team, design your unique kit, stadium, and badge, and manage your club to glory in Career Mode."

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THEATRE OF DREAMS - Customising your stadium has been popular in Ultimate Team

We imagine EA is taking the feature it has implemented in Ultimate Team to customise your stadium to Career Mode.

Whether you can base your home ground on another current stadium remains to be seen, however.

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Player Career makes a comeback

Yes, we know Player Career with your Virtual Pro has been in the FIFA series for a number of years now, but the mode has been dormant for a little while.

In FIFA 22, "enjoy an overhauled Player Career experience that gives you more ways to progress, achieve, and immerse yourself in your Pro’s journey through the game."

This is a mysterious reveal from EA, and we'd love to see some features that shone in The Journey, liked how Alex Hunter levelled up with a skill tree - to be usable for your Virtual Pro.

Rumours

That's all we have on actual concrete inclusions from FIFA 22 Career Mode, but following leaks from the Closed Beta - a picture is starting to be painted by the community.

Cutscenes

Cutscenes, and not just press conferences, would be a great inclusion into Career Mode - and they have been immensely popular on PES' Master League since its remaster for PES 2019.

It is believed these will arrive for FIFA 22, and could be part of a Story Mode integration.

Half-time team talks, work on the training ground and meetings with the board would be a great addition to the game.

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Wishlist

FIFA Career Mode has been neglected in the past as Ultimate Team has taken over, however, EA did make some improvements last season

More details & realism

The new player development and academy systems are much better, although not the finished product.

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TRAINING DAY - Player growth is a big step forward

It still feels as though the game mode is a bit shallow, with no storylines or back story just yet.

We know it is impossible to replicate the detail of Football Manager, but there is certainly a more immersive option that EA could explore.

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Customisation

One thing we have been wanting for years is the ability to add more levels of customisation.

From kits to new sponsorship deals, more involvement in the running of the club would be a welcome addition to the game.

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CONCEPT - We saw this last year so could it happen this time around

Being able to update the kits with competition badges and numbers is a must as it just looks silly with the Football League badge in the Champions League final…

We can create kits on Pro Clubs, so why not in other game modes?

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Personality

Another key area we want to see improved is the storylines developed through press conferences and player communication.

These are still painfully repetitive, vague and quite often inaccurate.

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COFFEE BREAK - PES Master League has a greater "feel" than FIFA's Career Mode

Your answers seem to have little bearing on the game either, so it does feel like an add-on that has been forgotten about.

Having your personality shine through on Career Mode would give a more immersive feel to the game and create new problems to solve too.

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Jump In

It would be great to be able to ‘jump in’ to Career Mode at the current point of the season.

Say your club has got off to a poor start to the season in real life, can you guide them to safety on FIFA 22?

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JUMP IN - You can jump in games so why not seasons

Scenario-type setups could be an exciting new way to start career mode.

This could also lead to a more career-led mode, where you must earn the right to manage the big clubs by earning your stripes elsewhere.

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