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FIFA 22 Cross-Play testing now LIVE ahead of FIFA 23

As previously reported, cross-play looks set to arrive in FIFA 23!

EA confirmed that cross-play testing will take place in FIFA 22, and it is now live across the included platforms.

Find out everything you need to know about the cross-play announcement below.

Release Date

Cross-play testing in FIFA 22 went live late on Tuesday, 3 May.

The announcement also included the game modes that will be available for fans to test, with Online Seasons and Online Friendlies included.

Game Modes

Right, let's dive right in with the biggest question of all, what game modes are available?

The cross-play test in FIFA 22 is only available in Online Seasons and Online Friendlies.

This means that you can choose to play FIFA 22 with a friend on another platform, or climb the Online Seasons Divisions against players potentially playing on other platforms.

EA has stated that they are limiting the cross-play game modes to these two "with the aim of reducing the chance for introducing new issues into the game".


Annoyingly, there will not be cross-gen testing, with the cross-play test in FIFA 22 only available for next-gen consoles.

This means players on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia will be the only ones able to access the cross-play test.

How to play

Once the cross-play test is activated and you’re in the main menu of FIFA 22, you can find a widget in the bottom right-hand corner that can be opened with the corresponding button prompt, as pictured below.

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IN THE GAME - Cross-play is coming soon

From here, you can simply follow the button prompt to enable or disable your cross-play test participation.

In this widget, you can also search for friends regardless of their platform, and you can also block and/or mute someone if desired.

You can also control your Cross-play test participation by visiting the Matchmaking Options Settings screen, as pictured below.

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MEET YOUR MATCH - Enable the settings you want

It is as simple as playing with a friend online now, but with a couple of extra settings!

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