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With the winter World Cup fast approaching, FIFA 23 players will want to get in on the action virtually and very soon they’ll be able to do just that, all thanks to the free FIFA World Cup 2022 update for the game. 

Should you have a copy of FIFA 23 on Xbox, PlayStation or PC then come November 9th 2022 you’ll discover that a free update will be yours, pushing our EA’s World Cup update for all. If you’re a FIFA Mobile player, then expect to be able to experience the pinnacle of international football on EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile beginning on November 8th 2022.    

“Every four years, the World Cup presents a unique opportunity to unite the world of football, and we’re thrilled to provide an immersive, hands-on experience to football fans across the globe,” said Nick Wlodyka, SVP, GM, EA SPORTS FC. “Our first ever football game was built around international football, and we’ve been building on that experience ever since. It’s amazing to see how fans truly experience the highs, lows, and everything in between that can only be felt when the whole globe unites through the world’s game.”

In FIFA 23 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 or PC, fans are able to play as any of the thirty-two qualified nations in an authentic recreation of the full FIFA World Cup 2022. That means you’ll be able to play from the opening match to the final game as well as being given the opportunity to customise your tournament experience by changing groups and substituting in select teams that didn’t make it to the finals.

Further, in Online Tournament Mode, fans will fight through the Knockout Stages as any of the qualified nations, aiming for glory against other players from around the world.

Running from November 21st through to December 18th, FIFA World Cup: Live, is a curated EA SPORTS World Cup experience, like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It will be available to players only on FIFA 23 and play as a live experience that is updated during the Group and Knockout Stages of the tournament, allowing players to follow along with authentic fixtures and squads for each game. Additionally, fans can take matters into their own hands to rewrite history by changing the outcome of any past game, giving them the spotlight.

With Your FIFA World Cup, you’ll get the chance to choose a nation, select a live starting point from past or current matchdays, and play an authentic single player tournament inheriting all the real-world progress made to date. That includes the line-ups, match stats, and standings from the tournament so far as you go about taking your favourite team to victory. 

That’s not all though and unique holiday offerings will level up the FIFA Ultimate Team experience, with brand new FUT campaigns being released November 11th through to December 23rd, bringing players closer to the action than ever before. As players board the plane to the tournament, EA will kick off the excitement, with live items that receive progression upgrades based on each nation’s progress throughout the journey. Authentic team kits, stadium dressings, visuals, match balls, dedicated commentary and more will carry fans all the way through to the final crowning of the world’s champion.

There’s also the “World Cup Path to Glory” event, running from November 11th-23rd, as FUT fans can look forward to no less than thirty of the most unique World Cup Heroes, presented in a custom World Cup themed Hero shell.

As the knockout stages begin, EA will celebrate the most impactful moments in the World Cup so far, celebrating key moments from qualification that captivated the world. Once the quarter finals arrive, FIFA fans will be greeted by a new class of World Cup FUT Phenoms, uplifting the performances of some of football’s brightest stars.

Finally, and as the World Cup begins to come to a close, FIFA 23 will celebrate the best performing players from throughout the journey, crowning them members of the Team of the Tournament and awarding them with permanently boosted items.

Sounds good yeah? Well, all of this will be available for free for FIFA 23 fans on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PC from November 9th, with FUT updates kicking off November 11th.

And then the excitement will continue in 2023 as the women take the stage for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023. expect more details on that in the coming weeks and months. 

Get ready for the World Cup madness with the free update for FIFA 23. If you don’t yet have a copy of the game (is there anyone in the world who doesn’t?) then pick it up for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S from the Xbox Store. It’s also on PS4, PS5 and PC. 

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