The real FIFA World Cup will only start at the end of November, but you won’t have to wait that long to experience the global phenomenon – if you own FIFA 23. From November 9, FIFA 23 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will receive free updates to the World Cup, allowing you to play in the tournament with your favorite qualifying country.
The first update will allow you to choose one of 32 qualified teams, change groups and even replace some teams in the tournament. Then, when the real tournament kicks off on November 21, FIFA 23 will bring FIFA World Cup: Live, a constantly updated experience that will allow players to play like real matches and squads for every game.
According to an EA press release, players will be able to “select a nation, choose a starting point from past or current matches, and play in an authentic single-player tournament, inheriting all of the real progress made to date – including rosters, match statistics, and standings – allowing them to take the fate of your favorite team into your own hands.”
FIFA Ultimate Team will also get some unique campaigns during the World Cup. From November 11 to December 23, players will be able to “look forward to 30 unique World Cup Heroes, presented in a custom World Cup Hero Skin.” The mode will begin with “live items that receive updates based on each nation’s progress throughout the campaign,” including “authentic team kits, stadium outfits, visuals, match balls, special commentary, and more.”