27 Jul 2021 9:22 AM +00:00

Expect to see some changes to FIFA 22 on Nintendo Switch

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

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.

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Latest news - Crossplay coming in 2022

Free-to-play games are the modern way with the likes of Fortnite and Warzone leading the way, and now EA will look to get in on the at with their FIFA series.

In-game purchases are how the money is made, and now it looks like EA will look to cash in on the trend.

Konami has recently revealed that eFootball (formerly known as PES) will be free to play, with optional DLC purchases available for offline game modes.

It looks like EA may join in the free-to-play and crossplay action, so check it out.

FIFA 22 Nintendo Switch

EA has 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 some improvements on Nintendo Switch too.

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

Pre orders for the game are now available so we know that FIFA 22 will be arriving on Switch.

Release Date

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

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

FIFA 22 Trailer

The official FIFA 22 trailer has finally been revealed!

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.

EA Play Live Showcase

The next marker on the road to FIFA 22 is the spotlight showcase which arrived just before 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.

The event took place on Tuesday, 20 July at 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

Cover Star

Holding on to his crown, Kylian Mbappe returns as Cover Star for FIFA 22.

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Just like last year, Mbappe fronts the cover for all three editions of the game - and you can check them out here.

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?

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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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