FIFA 23: Everything you need to know about the new game

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FIFA 23 is underway! At least Ultimate Team is after the launch of the FUT Web App.

Early Access will soon follow as fans will gain access to all game modes, but for now the focus is on the major money spinner, Ultimate Team.

With the Mobile Companion App launch going live soon, fans can begin their Ultimate Team journey NOW!

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LATEST - Web App Launch

The FUT Web App is now LIVE for FIFA Ultimate Team fans after the launch on Wednesday, 21 September.

Alongside the start of the Ultimate Team cycle is the opening season, with FUT Season 1 offering six Storyline Players to choose from.

This was accompanied by the first Team of the Week release too, with Kevin De Bruyne now the highest-rated *current* player in the game.

The releases aren't over just yet, with the Mobile Companion App set for launch on Thursday, 22 September.

FIFA 23 Release Date

As confirmed during the reveal trailer, FIFA 23 will be fully released on Friday, 30 September.

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Players will also be able to access the game sooner than that via Early Access and the Web App.

Early access for pre-orders begins on Tuesday, 27 September for those who buy the Ultimate Edition of the game.

The 10-hour EA Play trial gives players a limited number of hours of gaming too and will begin at the same time as pre-order early access.

FIFA 23 Pre Orders

With FIFA 23 fast approaching, you can now pre-order all editions of the game.

Pre-Orders went live on Wednesday, 20 July at 12pm ET / 5pm BST.

As always, by pre-ordering the game you will gain some additional benefits, depending on what edition you go for.

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Ultimate Team

The most lucrative game mode in FIFA is underway as players can Ultimate Team via the FUT Web App.

A complete chemistry system overhaul and brand-new FUT Moments will feature in the game for the first time ever this season, giving players plenty to think about.

The trailer went live on Thursday, 11 August at 11am ET / 4pm BST, and you can watch the trailer below:

Heroic Collaboration

EA and Marvel Entertainment have announced a collaboration to bring a new cast of FIFA Ultimate Team Heroes to FIFA 23, reimagined and inspired by Marvel Comics.

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FIFA 23 Yaya Toure Hero
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I NEED A HERO - These new designs look incredible

This collaboration between two of the world’s largest entertainment brands will bring some of the game’s fan favourites to the game and celebrate their larger-than-life cult hero status alongside the amazing artists at Marvel.

Each FIFA World Cup FUT Hero will receive a special illustrated FUT item at the launch of the World Cup game mode, with base versions of FUT Heroes being available at the launch of FIFA 23.

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OTW Confirmed

EA has revealed four Ones to Watch (OTW) items for FIFA 23 Ultimate Team so far, including Erling Haaland and Raheem Sterling

There have been some changes made to the upgrade system for the event too, so make sure you know what is at stake!

Career Mode

EA has just revealed a bunch of new features arriving to FIFA 23 Career Mode, with both manager and player career finally receiving the TLC they deserve.

From transfer analysts to the arrival of off-pitch activities in Player Career, EA has certainly pushed the boat out to make FIFA 23 Career Mode the best it can possibly be.

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FIFA 23 Ratings

Ratings week has been and gone, with the best players from around the world having their stats revealed.

Lionel Messi sits at the top of the charts, but he is joined by Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski and Kevin De Bruyne, who have all been given a 91 OVR in FIFA 23.

Take a deeper look into the top player ratings for:

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Matchday Experience

EA has released yet another flashy trailer and pitch notes, this time detailing some of the new aesthetic changes that will be arriving.

FIFA 23 is set to bring one of the most immersive matchday experiences to date, with a host of changes making this year's game feel more real than ever before.

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Cover Star

Each season the cover star for any FIFA game is hotly anticipated, and in FIFA 22 EA sprung for Kylian Mbappe across the two editions of the game they released.

This year, Mbappe has been joined by Australia and Chelsea star Sam Kerr on the cover of the Ultimate Edition.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition Cover
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DOUBLE TROUBLE - Mbappe and Kerr team up for the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition cover

Find out everything about the FIFA 23 cover star.

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Cross-Play

Cross-Play has been confirmed for FIFA 23, however, it isn't a simple matter, with only certain game modes gaining it, and different combinations of what consoles are compatible in differing situations.

You can read more about FIFA 23 Cross-Play right here to discover how to link up with your mates online.

Game Modes

VOLTA Football is still the new toy in the box, so we don’t expect any new game modes to arrive any time soon.

Ultimate Team will remain the main attraction as that is EA’s big money-spinner, so expect plenty of work to go into the most popular and lucrative game mode.

Career Mode received a huge overhaul in FIFA 22, so don’t expect massive changes in the next game as EA will look to clean up any loose ends rather than adding lots of new features.

As ever, Pro Clubs will remain a sociable and fun game mode, so we could see something new and exciting there.