The count down to the release of FIFA 23 is on, with the official date edging closer.
From the addition of Women's football to an overhauled Chemistry system in Ultimate Team to the innovative AcceleRATE and Hypermotion2 technology, there are plenty of new features coming to FIFA 23.
Find out about every single new feature hitting FIFA 23 this year below.
FUT Chemistry System
EA has completely revamped the Chemistry system in Ultimate Team this year.
The key changes coming to the FUT Chemistry system are as follows:
- No negative impact on attributes caused by low chemistry.
- Overall squad chemistry has been removed. Individual player chemistry is the focus.
- Positional links have been removed.
- The Loyalty system has been removed.
How to earn Chemistry in FUT 23
Players can earn up to three Chemistry Points by having players of the same Nationality/Region, League and Club in your Starting XI.
Adding players to your Starting XI of the same Nationality/Region, League and Club will earn Chemistry by reaching thresholds. Here's how it works:
|1 Chemistry||2 Chemistry||3 Chemistry|
|Club||2 Players||4 Players||7 Players|
|Nationality/Region||2 Players||5 Players||8 Players|
|League||3 Players||5 Players||8 Players|
You will only need one additional player from the same Club or Nationality/Region to unlock the first point of Chemistry.
Matching both Club and Nationality/Region will gain 2 Chemistry.
HyperMotion2 is set to take gameplay to a whole new level.
The new feature will bring over 6,000 touches to the game, making every moment feel unique in FIFA 23.
Effectively, HyperMotion2 will bring major changes to FIFA 23, with Xsens Suits used to capture and collect match data from real-life games.
EA has stated on the FIFA 23 website:
Advances to HyperMotion gameplay technology with twice as much match data capture unlock new features and brings over 6000 authentic animations taken from millions of frames of advanced match capture to FIFA 23.
AcceleRATE is a new feature coming to FIFA 23 for next-gen only.
It is designed to distinguish between different running styles for players, splitting them into three categories depending on how fast they can get off the mark, and how long they can maintain a high speed.
This will provide more realistic gameplay and highlight player personalities on the pitch and create more diverse player types.
Something the FIFA 23 reveal trailer made clear was that pre-match will have a totally different feel in the new game.
A more immersive experience will hype you up before a big game, with cut scenes of crowds gathering outside the stadium.
As EA has stated on their website:
From augmented reality broadcast replays to hyper-realistic pitch surfaces and enhanced stadium atmosphere, get an elevated matchday experience in FIFA 23 on next-gen platforms.
EA Sports have confirmed the arrival of cross-play in FIFA 23.
EA stated the following:
"Play together against friends on different platforms as FIFA 23 introduces cross-play for players on the same platform generation. Connect with friends and play in 1v1 modes, including Online Friendlies, and in FIFA Ultimate Team™ in FUT Play A Friend."
"Plus, compete against players on different platforms in Online Seasons, FUT Online Friendlies, FUT Rivals, FUT Champions, and FUT Online Draft to help you to get into your next online match more easily than ever before."
Chelsea's Sam Kerr has made history as the first female player to feature on a global FIFA cover, sitting next to Kylian Mbappe on the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23.
As well as this, club football will be arriving for the very first time, with the WSL and Div 1 Arkema featuring in this year's game.
EA provided the following:
Play as women’s club teams for the first time in EA SPORTS FIFA history as the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and Division 1 Arkema come to FIFA 23 at launch. Plus, enjoy dedicated HyperMotion2 capture that powers the women’s game to make female players move authentically in FIFA 23. Gameplay - A new risk versus reward shooting mechanic, refreshed free kicks, penalties and corners, and more realistic physics bring the variety of football to The World's Game.
World Cup Modes
EA has announced that Qatar World Cup content will be included in FIFA 23.
"We are committed to ensuring the next FIFA is our best ever, with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any FIFA title before."
Upon the release of the official reveal trailer, EA also announced the following:
Experience the pinnacle of both men’s and women’s international football in FIFA 23 with the men’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™*.
*more information on the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™ to follow in the build-up to the tournament.
Find out more about what World Cup content will be in FIFA 23 here.