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Back to World Championship-2022 Qatar well and truly underway and the competition kicks off in a few weeks time.

There’s been a lot of speculation about FIFA 23’s World Cup mode over the past few months, but it looks like some light has now been shed on the details of the much-anticipated DLC.

We’ve gathered all the latest information you need to know about the FIFA 23 2022 World Cup mode.

Release date

As confirmed in the reveal trailer, FIFA 23 will be released in full on Friday, September 30.

Some may get access to the game sooner than that through a beta or potential demo, then the web app and early access.

Early access for pre-orders begins on Tuesday, September 27th for those who purchase the Ultimate Edition of the game.

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EA Play’s 10-hour trial will also give players a limited number of hours of gameplay, and will start at the same time as Early Access pre-orders.

The World Cup mode will be released in November, as confirmed by Donk on Twitter, before the start of the 2022 World Cup.

The men’s race is scheduled for Monday, November 21, and the women’s race is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2023.

Free DLC

FIFA 18 is the latest game to feature the World Cup mode, released as free DLC, featuring 32 participating teams and 12 stadiums.

We have been waiting for a DLC release with FIFA 23 for the 2022 World Cup.

Donk has now confirmed that the World Cup mode will indeed be coming as free downloadable content.

FUT 23 World Cup Mode

Trusted FUT leaker DonkTrading has revealed on Twitter that the 2022 World Cup is coming as the ultimate team mode in FIFA 23!

So we’re expecting a lot of SBC content around the World Cup, as well as Game-related Goals, of course.

Donk also refers to FUT Heroes in the tweet above, which could be referring to the special Hero cards that are issued to players who perform very well during the tournament.

It looks like both online and offline modes will be available for the FIFA 23 World Cup mode.

Whether there will be an offline game mode in Ultimate Team or not, we don’t know yet.

Men’s and Women’s World Cup

The game will feature both men’s and women’s competitions, and a separate game mode is expected to be available.

Center Stage – The Women’s World Cup takes place in FIFA 23

Although women’s national teams have been included in the game since FIFA 16, you can only use them in launch mode, so FIFA 23 will be the most comprehensive version yet.


To the delight of many, it appears that every World Cup national team will play in FIFA 23, although the full license has not yet been announced.

Additionally, every Qatar 2022 World Cup stadium will also feature in the game.

EA announced a new fully licensed national team ahead of FIFA 23 on Tuesday, August 23, with Croatia set to be fully fielded in the new game.

The national side will take part in the World Cup DLC, which is said to be coming later this year and looks set to be the first of many national sides to be fully licensed.

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