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Expect to see some changes to FIFA 22 on Nintendo Switch

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FIFA 21 has a lot left to offer, but FIFA fanatics have already started to turn their attention towards FIFA 22.

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Handheld FIFA has yet to hit its full potential, but could we see it finally achieve greatness on the Nintendo Switch when the new game comes around?

Take a look at what you can expect on Switch below.

Latest - TOTS underway

One of the biggest events in the FUT calendar is now underway on FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

Team of the Season (TOTS) was kicked off by the EFL and Community squads, as well as some great value SBCs.

With plenty more to come, this is an event you won't want to miss.

FIFA 22 Nintendo Switch

EA have plenty to focus on for their next football release - including a first full release on the two Next Gen consoles - but we fully expect to see a Nintendo Switch release when the title rolls around.

LEGACY EDITION - FIFA 21 Switch has drawn mixed reviews
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LEGACY EDITION - FIFA 21 Switch has drawn mixed reviews

There has been no confirmation for any platforms as of yet, but as always, we'll keep you updated on RealSport101 as and when the news comes.

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Release Date

With the title yet to be confirmed, there is, of course, no release date that we can bring you right now.

But with that being said, we can give you a reasonable prediction based on recent releases.

The title will likely be released at some point between Friday, 24 September and Friday, 8 October, 2021.

Should there be no more COVID-related delays to the current football season, then you can expect a release date closer to September 24.

Cover Star

We expect EA will follow suit from this year and stick with the same front cover across their range of titles.

MBAPPE - The Frenchman is expected to retain his spot on the cover of FIFA 22
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MBAPPE - The Frenchman is expected to retain his spot on the cover of FIFA 22

With that in mind, PSG and France star Kylian Mbappe - who features on the cover of the FIFA 21 franchise - is highly likely to be the face donned across the FIFA 22 release.

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Game Modes

No new game modes arrived on FIFA 21 on the Nintendo Switch, but could we see EA make improvements in time for FIFA 22?

World Cup 2022

The obvious new mode for EA to implement would be some form of World Cup mode.

The fan favourite World Cup mode on FIFA tends to fall on the Ultimate Team mode, which could prove an issue for Nintendo Switch users.

RECORD BREAKER - We're hoping for some cards like FIFA 14 WC Klose
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RECORD BREAKER - We're hoping for some cards like FIFA 14 WC Klose

At present, the only online mode you can play on Ultimate Team is an online single match, which would mean the World Cup mode would be limited to offline play only.

A World Cup feature in Career Mode is likely, but will that be enough to persuade players to pick up the Nintendo Switch title?

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Ultimate Team

Speaking of Ultimate Team, could this be the year EA make big changes to their most profitable game mode?

Nintendo Switch users will hope so, but unfortunately, we're not holding out too much hope.

Again, EA are likely to put their eggs into the Next Gen basket, which is likely to restrict the amount of time they can put into production on the Switch.

ICONs

The good news though, new ICONs are expected to land in FIFA 22 on the Nintendo Switch.

Whether we will see the full group that is expected in the PlayStation and Xbox versions remains to be seen, but there should be a few new faces at least.

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