EA Sports has shared new information about FIFA 21‘s upcoming features, new icons, a co-op mode, and more alongside a trailer for the Ultimate Team mode.
The biggest change in the next FIFA is the new co-op mode. Players will be able to play online cooperatively with a friend in three different modes: Squad Battles, Division Rivals, and FUT Friendlies.
Division Rival and FUT Champs, the two most competitive modes in Ultimate Team, are also receiving changes. Players will earn a coin reward each time they reach a new division in Rivals.
For the first time, the FIFA franchise will have a list of 100 Icons, which features some of the best soccer players ever, such as Pelé, Maradona, Cruyff, and Eusebio. FIFA 21 will have a bunch of new Icons too since the publisher got the licensing rights to make versions of Cantona, Puskás, Davor Suker, Lahm, Xavi, Petr Cech, Vidić, Ashley Cole, Schweinsteiger, Fernando Torres, and Eto’o.
FIFA 21 will be released on the 9th of October on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and will arrive as a next-gen game later this year – with a free upgrade for those who bought current-gen editions. Fans can pre-order until the 14th of August to get an untradeable FUT 21 Ones To Watch item.