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FIFA 23 Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know about the Legacy Edition

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FIFA 23 is here, with the new game smashing records in the first week of its release.

However, Nintendo Switch players have once again received a completely different experience than on other platforms due to the Legacy Edition release.

Find out all you need to know about the FIFA 23 Legacy Edition on the Nintendo Switch right here.

Release Date

The Legacy Edition of FIFA 23 was released for Nintendo Switch on Friday, 30 September.

Early Access was restricted to those who buy the Ultimate Edition of the game, which is not available on Nintendo Switch.

Legacy Edition

Nintendo Switch users can only play the Legacy Edition of FIFA 23, which is a heavily reduced version of what you can play on the other platforms.

This is the fourth time Nintendo users have been restricted to this version, meaning the game will have been recycled without much improvement since FIFA 19.

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As stated in the official release from EA, "FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will feature the same gameplay features from FIFA 22 Legacy Edition without any new development or significant enhancements."

"FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will feature an updated visual identity with a newly designed in-game front end and menu screens as well as a commentary refresh."

This includes the addition of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (WSL) and France D1 Arkema (D1F) for the very first time.

Game Modes

The following Game Modes are included in FIFA 23 Legacy Edition with the same features as FIFA 22 Legacy Edition:

  • Kick Off
  • Career Mode
  • Tournaments – Licensed and Custom, including the UEFA Champions League
  • Women’s International Cup
  • Skill Games
  • Online Seasons & Friendlies
  • Local Seasons
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ABOUT TIME - Women will be included in the Legacy Edition for the first time
  • FIFA Ultimate Team
    • Manager Tasks
    • Single Player & Online Seasons, Tournaments and Online Draft
    • Online Single Match
    • Squad Building Challenges
    • FUT Heroes
    • ICONS

It should be noted that the FUT Live Content for the Nintendo Switch FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will be different from all other consoles.

Supported Play Modes

FIFA 23 on Switch has followed suit of FIFA 22, where you can play in TV mode, Tabletop mode, and Handheld mode, with up to 8 players playing at once.

Split Joy-Con Support has also been built exclusively for Nintendo Switch, which enables you to compete with your friends anytime and anywhere.

Without any additional hardware, players can separate the Joy-Con controllers and enjoy multiplayer game modes at home, or on the go.

Joy-Con support on FIFA 23 Legacy Edition includes:

  • Handheld
  • Dual
  • Single

FIFA 23 Legacy Edition also supports Pro Controller configuration.

For more articles like this, take a look at our FIFA page.