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EA FC 24 Release Date & Features: 10 Things to Know



The EA FC 24 release date lands this month. Here’s what you need to know about EA’s next soccer game based on confirmed information, and what we expect from EA as more details are released.

FIFA 23 was EA’s last collaboration with FIFA after a 29 year partnership which means the company’s next game won’t be called FIFA 24. Instead, it will be dubbed EA Sports FC 24.

In this guide we’ll outline what you need to know about EA FC 24’s features, cover athletes, release date, editions, pricing and more.

EA FC 24 Release Date

The EA FC 24 release date is officially September 29th, but those who pre-order the FC 24 Ultimate edition will be able to play the game on September 22nd.  Those who subscribe to EA Play will also get to play the game early.

EA Play subscribers and those who pre-order the Ultimate edition can start playing up to seven days early which means the game unlocks on September 22nd.

An EA Play subscription will let you play for 10 hours during a trial and all of your progress should carry over to the final game.

EA Play is $4.99 a month or $29.99 for a year and you save 10% on games and in-game purchases. If you want a little more from your subscription, EA also offers Play Pro which is $14.99 per month or $99.99 for the entire year.

For more about how to play EA FC 24 early, check out our guide.

EA FC 24 Cover

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland graces the cover of the game’s standard edition. He will also be on the Ultimate edition though he’s joined by 30 other players, both female and male, from professional football soccer.

The cover, which you can see in the photo above, features Vinicius Jr, Son Heung-min, David Beckham, Sam Kerr, Zinedine Zidane, Pele, and many other notable names.

EA FC 24 Editions

There are two EA FC 24 editions. There’s a no-frills standard edition and an Ultimate edition with some extras aimed at those who plan to invest a lot of time in the game.

Here are the key differences between the EA FC 24 Standard and Ultimate editions:

EA FC 24 Editions Standard Edition Ultimate Edition
Additional Player Personality Points in Player Career Yes Yes
5 Star Coach Available to Hire in Manager Career Yes Yes
Unlocked PlayStyles Slot in Clubs Yes Yes
2 Ambassador Loan Player Pick Items (5 matches) Yes Yes
Ultimate Team Cover Star Loan Player (10 matches) Yes Yes
Dual Entitlement Yes Yes
Nike X EA Sports FC Ultimate Team Kit No Yes
4,600 FIFA Points No Yes
Access to Nike Ultimate Team Campaign No Yes
Nike Ultimate Team Campaign Loan Player (24 matches) No Yes
7 Day Early Access No Yes
Team of the Week 1 Ultimate Team Player Item No Yes

For more about the EA FC 24 editions, check out our guide.

EA FC 24 Pre-Orders

EA FC 24 pre-orders come with bonuses you should be aware of:

  • Ultimate Team Cover Star Loan for 10 Ultimate Team  matches
  • Two Ambassador Loan Player Pick Items for 5 Ultimate Team matches
  • One Clubs Unlocked PlayerStyles Slot
  • Additional Player Career Personality Points
  • One Manager Career 5-Star Coach available to hire
  • Dual Entitlement

For more about EA FC 24 pre-orders, take a look at our walkthrough. It will help you decide if the game is worth pre-ordering.

EA FC 24 Consoles

EA has kept support for older consoles, allowing those with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles to play EA FC 24.

Note the Xbox One and PS4 don’t get the game’s full suite of features. Those are saved for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

EA FC 24 supports the following platforms:

  • Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series S
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox One X
  • Xbox One S
  • PlayStation 5
  • PlayStation 4 Pro
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 4 Slim
  • Windows
  • Nintendo Switch

EA FC 24 Price

EA FC 24 Standard Edition costs $69.99, while the Ultimate Edition costs $99.99. There are in-game purchases that make up the bulk of the cost of the game for the most serious players.

We’ve seen some EA FC 24 deals popup already. For instance, those who pre-order EA FC 24 through Best Buy will get a $10 e-gift card.

And if you have an EA Play account, you’ll be able to save the usual 10%.

EA FC 24 Features

The company says that despite the name change, players will get the “same great experiences, modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs and athletes.” This includes the following:

  • Ultimate Team
  • Career Mode
  • Pro Clubs and VOLTA Football
  • 19,000+ players
  • 700+ teams
  • 100+ stadiums
  • Female players included in Ultimate Team for the first time
  • 30 leagues including: Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Women’s Champions League, La Liga Santander, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, CONMEBOL Libertadores, Barclays Women’s Super League, and NWSL.

Here’s a breakdown of some of the biggest changes coming to EA FC 24 later this year. At the launch event, EA didn’t dive into each and every detail about these, so there are still a lot of unknowns.

Hypermotion Technology

  • Driving the biggest leap forward in gameplay authenticity and realism to date, HyperMotionV translates the rhythm and fluidity of real-world football into The World’s Game using volumetric data of more than 180 top-tier matches from competitions like the UEFA Men’s and Women’s Champions League, Premier League and LaLiga EA SPORTS.


  • Optimised by real-world Opta data and data from other sources, PlayStyles dimensionalise athletes, going beyond overall ratings to bring to life the on-pitch abilities that make players special. Each PlayStyle affects gameplay, giving players unique capabilities you’ll see and feel that make their way of playing more authentic.

Frostbite Engine

  • From more realistic SAPIEN player models to the ripple of their kits as they beat a defender and an elevated matchday experience, the enhanced Frostbite Engine dials up the detail to make every moment in EA SPORTS FC 24 look and feel more like football.

Ultimate Team: Evolutions

  • Develop your very own club legends by improving your players with the brand new Ultimate Team Evolutions. Complete objectives to boost their individual skills, PlayStyles, overall ratings, and even how their Player Items look.

Ultimate Team: Women’s Football

  • Ultimate Team unites both halves of The World’s Game, bringing men’s and women’s football together to play on the same pitch and unlocking a new world of ways to build your dream XI.

Player Career

  • Chart your dream career path with help from the new Player Agent and evolve on the pitch with a reinvented Personality system built around the all new PlayStyles.

Manager Career

  • Lead your club to glory with more control over your tactics, coaches to help you implement your vision, and new training features to get the best out of your squad on matchday.

Crossplay will be an integral part of the EA FC 24 experience and EA’s made some big changes to how the feature works. Perhaps the biggest change is the fact that crossplay is now included in all multiplayer game modes:

  • Clubs
  • Co-Op Season
  • VOLTA FOOTBALL (Arcade, Squads)
  • Ultimate Team Co-Op (Squad Battles, Rivals, Friendlies)
  • Ultimate Team (Rivals, Champions, Online Draft, Online Friendlies, Play a Friend)
  • Online Friendlies
  • Online Seasons

EA’s also revealed the game’s Heroes, legendary players that will be in the game’s Ultimate Team mode. Here’s the full list of names:

  • Alex Scott (England WSL)
  • Bixente Lizarazu (Bundesliga)
  • Carlos Tévez (Premier League)
  • Dimitar Berbatov (Bundesliga)
  • Gianluca Vialli (Serie A)
  • Jari Litmanen (Eredivisie)
  • John Arne Riise (Premier League)
  • Ludovic Giuly (La Liga)
  • Nadine Keßler (Germany Frauen Bundesliga)
  • Nwankwo Kanu (Eredivisie)
  • Paulo Futre (Liga Portugal)
  • Rui Costa (Serie A)
  • Sonia Bompastor  (D1 Arkema)
  • Tomáš Rosický (Bundesliga)
  • Wesley Sneijder (Serie A)

EA FC 24 Ratings

EA’s released EA FC 24’s player ratings and you can take a look at them right here. If you’re more interested in the top 10 across all leagues we’ve got you covered:

The highest rated player from the United States San Diego Wave forward Alex Morgan who is 89 OVR.

EA FC 24 Mobile

EA will bring a major update to its app for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

The mobile version, while robust, is a toned down version of the game. However, unlike the full blown version, it’s free to play on these platforms.

We also expect EA to launch a new companion app for EA FC 24.

EA FC 24 PC Requirements

If you plan to play EA FC 24 on a Windows PC, you’ll want to take note of the game’s minimum and recommended requirements. Here’s how they stack up:

EA FC 24 Minimum Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHZ
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB or AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 100 GB available space

EA FC 24 Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700 @ 3.40GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X @ 3.7 GHZ
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD RX 5600 XT
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 100 GB available space
3 Reasons to Pre-Order EA FC 24 & 4 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order EA FC 24 for Bonuses

Pre-Order EA FC 24 for Bonuses

If you pre-order a copy of EA FC 24 for your console or Windows PC, you'll get bonuses with your purchase.

If you buy a copy of the EA FC 24 Standard edition, EA FC 24 Ultimate edition, or the EA Play Pro edition before the game arrives, you'll get the following items:

  • Ultimate Team Cover Star Loan for 10 Ultimate Team  matches
  • Two Ambassador Loan Player Pick Items for 5 Ultimate Team matches
  • One Clubs Unlocked PlayerStyles Slot
  • Additional Player Career Personality Points
  • One Manager Career 5-Star Coach available to hire
  • Dual Entitlement

If you plan to play a lot of EA FC 24, and Ultimate Team in particular, you might want to buy the game before it's released. 

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  1. DTips

    07/11/2023 at 7:13 am

    Will ea fc 24 have the concafa gold cup

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