When Does FIFA 21 Come Out?
Death, taxes, and a new FIFA every year. Just like every autumn, a new FIFA is dropping with new ultimate teams in need of creation and new careers requiring your attention. New features like various types of small-sided pitches, new creativity requiring ways to create goal-scoring opportunities, and of course updated player databases based on recent happenings in world football will provide plenty of content for you to play through.
This time around, the rollout dates are a little different with the game not releasing on the last Friday in September like it used to due to the global pandemic COVID-19. Moreover, there are several release dates for different versions of the game. Let’s break it down.
FIFA 21 release date
The normal version of Fifa 21 will release on October 9th on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The enhanced version for the new generation of consoles in the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X & S and Google Stadia will be coming at a later date that EA Games has not informed us about just yet.
What’s that, you saw people already playing FIFA 21? You’re not wrong; there is indeed a version that is already available for play.
FIFA 21 pre-order
Those that pre-ordered the Champions or Ultimate Edition received early access to the game meaning they got to play the game starting October 6.
The Ultimate edition comes with a three-day early access, Untradeable FUT 21 Ones To Watch Item, Kylian Mbappé loan item for S Fut Matches, Fut Ambassador Player Pick, Up to 24 Rare Gold Packs, Career Mode Homegrown Talent and Special Edition Fut Kits as well as Stadium Items.
The Champions Edition comes with the same goodies sans the Untradeable FUT 21 Ones To Watch Item and only 1 FUT 21 Rare Gold Packs per week.
Some platforms like Origin on PC, Xbox allow you to pre-load the game already, allowing you to immediately start playing once it launches at 12:01am (BST) / 1am (CEST) / 7pm on 8th (EDT) / 4pm on 8th (PDT).
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