30 Jul 2021 10:55 AM +00:00

Here's what to expect from the FIFA 22 Demo this year

FIFA fans are itching to play EA's newest game, and your first chance may not be too far away.

For most of us, the first chance to play FIFA 22 will come when the Demo is released, or if you are lucky, the closed beta.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Demo.

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Latest News - Gameplay Pitch Notes & Trailer

The new gameplay trailer and deep dive Pitch Notes have arrived, giving us another look at FIFA 22 in action.

You can watch the trailer down below now:

The Pitch Notes go over what the difference are between the PS4 and Xbox One versions are, how Hypermotion Technology works, and a lot more. You can check them out here.


Release Date

The release date for EA's upcoming title has finally been revealed!

After months of speculation, EA has officially announced that FIFA 22 will be released on Friday, 1 October 2021.

Pre orders are now available too, so what are you waiting for?

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What is the 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 is still the first chance to test out some of the new adaptations.

However, the (likely) EA Play trial will be our first look at the full game.

Demo Clubs

The FIFA 22 Demo will give us a selection of clubs to test out the gameplay.

These are all likely to clubs that have partnership deals with EA Sports.

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ON TRIAL - The FIFA 20 Demo was available on PS4, Xbox One and PC

The FIFA 20 demo had PSG, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Tottenham.

For FIFA 22 we'd expect the clubs to be:

  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Chelsea
  • Inter Milan
  • Manchester City
  • PSG
  • Real Madrid

Game Modes

The FIFA 20 Demo saw the ability to play in a Champions League match, or test out the then-new Volta street mode.

Unless EA has any cool features up its sleeve, we would imagine it would be the same again this year, although any teasers for Career Mode or Ultimate Team would likely get fans onside.

Next-Gen Demo?

It's no secret that stock for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S has been limited, with the Next Gen boom yet to happen.

Any Demo for FIFA 22 should be available on all consoles by the time the new game comes around.

The Next Gen versions did not have their own copy of FIFA 21, but this could change ahead of FIFA 22 on PS5 or Xbox Series X.


Early access

There will likely be several ways to get your FIFA 22 journey up and running pre-release with early access.

The most obvious way is the demo, or if you are lucky enough you may be invited to beta test the game.

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HEAD IN THE GAME - There will be ample chances to play FIFA 22 early

Pre-ordering the game also brings some perks which can include an early release.

If you are an Ultimate Team fan, then the FUT Web App is a must as you can take control of your team up to 10 days before release.


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.

First Beta Cancelled

EA seems to have cancelled the FIFA 22 beta, and with no guarantees for a demo, it could be the last chance players have to try the game before EA Play trial and pre-order reward Early Access begins.

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PACK IT UP: EA cancelled the FIFA 22 beta just hours after it began

It's no surprise that EA would pull the plug on the FIFA 22 beta so early, as many content creators took the opportunity immediately to leak details about the upcoming game.

These leaks include details about the game's menus, gameplay, tactical systems, commentators, FUT 22 Icons, and more.

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