A World Cup trophy has alluded Lionel Messi up to this point, but you can make this the year in the free World Cup update to FIFA 18 (PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch versions), coming on May 29.
The additional content includes playing as the 32 officially qualified countries in an online tournament or friendlies, a custom tournament mode that allows you to play as non-qualified countries such as the USA or Italy, kick-off play, and the World Cup’s inclusion in Ultimate Team mode. The latter includes a revised, dynamic chemistry system between players related to what happens in the real-world tournament, and World Cup Icon players.
Of course, the gameplay is wrapped in the event’s trappings such as the 12 official stadiums in Russia, the official World Cup ball, cinematic scenes, and more.
The inclusion of the tournament in an existing title marks a change from previous years when EA put out a separate game commemorating the World Cup.
The World Cup is also coming to FIFA Mobile for a limited time starting on June 6.
World Cup group play begins on June 14.
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