FIFA 22 New Features: HUGE change with Featured TOTW items in FUT

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FIFA 22 is up and running, so we have now seen all the new features in action.

This is set to be the best edition of FIFA ever and there are plenty of changes to get used to.

Read on to find out all the latest changes due to be implemented this year.

One of the biggest new additions to Ultimate Team this season is a new version of the Team of the Week cards.

To try and keep them relevant for more of the year, EA has brought Featured TOTW cards.

These cards will earn a bigger boost than regular TOTW items and this new overall rating will be what is boosted for future performance-based upgrades.

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The base card must be rated 80 OVR or below to qualify for this, making lesser rated players that are performing well in real life more useful in game.

Brentford striker Ivan Toney was awarded the first of these cards in Team of the Week 1, while Lazio and Brazil winger Felipe Anderson was TOTW 2's featured star.

Release Date

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

Early Access became available from Monday, 27 September for those who ordered the Ultimate Edition of the game.


Watch the official FIFA 22 trailer below.

The reveal trailer has got fans hyped for the upcoming release, featuring cover star Kylian Mbappe, along with top talents Trent Alexander-Arnold and Christian Pulisic.

The trailer gives us an idea of how EA will Hypermotion Technology to implement real-life player movements into FIFA 22 gameplay.

Career Mode

After the flurry of news arriving today via Pitch Notes for Career Mode, we've also now gotten the full Career Mode trailer!

You can watch the full trailer above, and we've got more details below about all of the confirmed features heading to Career Mode in FIFA 22 this year.

Women come to Pro Clubs

For the first time, you can create a female player in Pro Clubs.

Plenty of new details were covered in the Pro Clubs Pitch Notes, which arrived a day later than expected.

Ultimate Team

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team has been the latest mode to go under the spotlight, with this trailer accompanied by the latest set of Pitch Notes.

FUT Champions has been overhauled and optimised to be easier to play and fit around your schedule.

Ones to Watch confirmed

EA has confirmed that David Alaba will be a Ones to Watch player for the coming FUT 22 season.

"Arguably Europe’s best and most versatile defender, Alaba will be sporting the Galactico’s shirt this season after a summer move to Real Madrid.
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CONFIRMED - Alaba will be a FUT 22 Ones to Watch star
"If the Austrian defender takes his impressive form from EURO 2020 into La Liga, it’s likely his OTW FUT card will see upgrades and increased ratings throughout the season."

He received a rating of 84 OVR, making him one of La Liga's top defenders.

VOLTA reveal

VOLTA Football is the final game mode to be revealed ahead of FIFA 22, and there are loads of new ways to enjoy your street football this season.

"For FIFA 22, we’ve made VOLTA FOOTBALL all about getting together with friends, and having a great time together.
"We’ve changed our core gameplay to be more rewarding when playing with flair by introducing new skills and an all new Skill Meter system, provided variety and big match moments with Signature Abilities, and created new, limited time Party Game Tournaments with VOLTA ARCADE."

With so many new features, make sure you know everything about FIFA 22 VOLTA.

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