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Everything You Need to Know About FIFA 20

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Everything You Need to Know About FIFA 20

With the hours counting down until we get our hands on FIFA 20, let’s recap all of the information that has been released thus far.

Release Date

  • September 18 – FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Web App Launches
  • September 18 – Available through EA Access/Origin
  • September 19 – FUT Companion App
  • September 27 – Worldwide Release – PC/PS4/XB1

FIFA 20 Minimum PC Specs

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 – 64-Bit
  • CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965, Intel Core i3-2100, or equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB, or equivalent
  • Hard Drive: At least 50 GB of free space
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512kbps minimum internet speed. Internet Connection required to install and play.

FIFA 20 Recommended PC Specs

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64-Bit
  • CPU: AMD FX 8150, Intel i5-3550 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 270X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670, or equivalent
  • Hard Drive: At least 50 GB of free space
  • Online Connection Requirements: Broadband connection recommended. Internet connection required to install and play.

Demo Available? 

Yes, feel free to check out our official demo impressions here.

Licenses 

FIFA 20 brings you more than 30 official leagues, 700+ teams and 17,000+ authentic players.

FIFA 20 Licensed Leagues

  • Hyundai A-League (Australia)
  • Osterreichische Bundesliga (Austria)
  • Campeonato Nacional Scotiabank (Chile)
  • Chinese Super League (China)
  • Liga Dimayor (Colombia)
  • English Premier League (England)
  • EFL Championship (England)
  • League One (England)
  • League Two (England)
  • Bundesliga (Germany)
  • 2 Bundesliga (Germany)
  • 3 Bundesliga (Germany)
  • Eredivisie (Holland)
  • Calcio B (Italy)
  • Meiji Yasuda J1 (Japan)
  • K League 1 (South Korea)
  • Liga Bancomer MX (Mexico)
  • Eliteserien (Norway)
  • Ekstraklasa (Poland
  • Liga NOS (Portugal)
  • SSE Airtricity League (Ireland)
  • Liga I (Romania)
  • Abdul Latif Jameel League (Saudi Arabia)
  • Scottish Premiership (Scotland)
  • La Liga Santander (Spain)
  • La Liga 1 2 3 (Spain)
  • Allsvenskan (Sweden)
  • Raiffeisen Super League (Switzerland)
  • Super League (Turkey)
  • MLS (USA)

FIFA 20 Official Stadiums

Premier League

  • Anfield
  • Bramall Lane
  • Carrow Road
  • Emirates Stadium
  • Etihad Stadium
  • Goodison Park
  • King Power Stadium
  • London Stadium
  • Molineux Stadium
  • Old Trafford
  • Selhurst Park
  • St. James’ Park
  • St. Mary’s Stadium
  • Stamford Bridge
  • The Amex Stadium
  • Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Turf Moor
  • Vicarage Road
  • Villa Park
  • Vitality Stadium

English Football League

  • Cardiff City Stadium
  • Craven Cottage
  • Fratton Park
  • KCOM Stadium
  • Kirklees Stadium
  • Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
  • Liberty Stadium
  • Riverside Stadium
  • Stadium of Light
  • Stoke City FC Stadium
  • The Hawthorns

Ligue 1 Conforama

  • Groupama Stadium
  • Orange Vélodrome
  • Parc des Princes

Serie A Tim

  • San Siro
  • Stadio Olimpico

Rest Of World

  • Donbass Arena
  • Otkritie Arena

Eredivisie

  • Johan Cruijff ArenA

MLS

  • BC Place Stadium
  • CenturyLink Field
  • Dignity Health Sports Park
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Red Bull Arena (New Jersey)

Liga BBVA MX

  • Estadio Azteca

Saudi Pro League

  • King Abdullah Sports City
  • King Fahd Stadium

Meiji Yasuda J1

  • Panasonic Stadium Suita

International

  • Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı
  • Wembley Stadium

Bundesliga

  • BayArena
  • BORUSSIA-PARK
  • Commerzbank-Arena
  • Düsseldorf-Arena
  • Olympiastadion
  • Opel Arena
  • PreZero Arena
  • Red Bull Arena (Leipzig)
  • RheinEnergieStadion
  • Signal Iduna Park
  • VELTINS-Arena
  • Volkswagen Arena
  • wohninvest Weserstadion
  • WWK Arena

Bundesliga 2

  • HDI-Arena
  • Max-Morlock-Stadion
  • Mercedes-Benz Arena
  • Volksparkstadion

LaLiga Santander

  • Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
  • Estadio ABANCA-Balaídos
  • Estadio Benito Villamarín
  • Estadio Ciutat de València
  • Estadio de la Cerámica
  • Estadio de Mendizorroza
  • Estadio José Zorrilla
  • Estadio Mestalla
  • Estadio San Mamés
  • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
  • Municipal de Butarque
  • Municipal de Ipurua
  • Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán
  • RCDE Stadium
  • Reale Seguros Stadium
  • Wanda Metropolitano

LaLiga Smartbank

  • Estadio El Alcoraz
  • Estadio ABANCA-Riazor
  • Estadio de Gran Canaria
  • Estadio de Montilivi
  • Estadio de Vallecas
  • Estadio La Rosaleda

Generic

  • Al Jayeed Stadium
  • Aloha Park
  • Arena del Centenario
  • Arena D’Oro
  • Court Lane
  • Crown Lane
  • Eastpoint Arena
  • El Grandioso
  • El Libertador
  • Estadio de las Artes
  • Estadio El Medio
  • Estadio Presidente G.Lopes
  • Euro Park
  • FeWC Stadium (only on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
  • Forest Park Stadium
  • Ivy Lane
  • Molton Road
  • O Dromo
  • Sanderson Park
  • Stade Municipal
  • Stadio Classico
  • Stadion 23. Maj
  • Stadion Europa
  • Stadion Hanguk
  • Stadion Neder
  • Stadion Olympik
  • Town Park
  • Union Park Stadium
  • Waldstadion

FIFA 20 Partner Clubs

  • Liverpool
  • PSG
  • Manchester City
  • PSV Eindhoven
  • Benfica
  • AS Roma
  • Ajax
  • Chelsea

Licensed Competitions Exclusive To FIFA 20

  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • UEFA Super Cup

Things Being Hyped By FIFA 20 Marketing Team

VOLTA Football

Express your style with an entirely new gameplay system, grounded in football realism. Inspired by the authentic small-sided form of football played in streets, cages, and futsal courts across the world, VOLTA Football gameplay offers new tools to immerse you in the flow of the street, including simplified flicks and skill moves, new flair animations, and even the option to use the wall as a teammate.

Play a variety of modes within VOLTA FOOTBALL, including:

  • VOLTA Kick-Off
  • VOLTA World
  • VOLTA Story
  • VOLTA League

Choose from a variety of match types, including 3 vs. 3 Rush (no goalkeepers), 4 vs. 4, 4 vs. 4 Rush, 5 vs. 5, and Professional Futsal. There are also different sizes of arenas and environments, with or without walls, giving you the freedom to play the way you want.

For the first time, there are countless ways to customize and personalize a player, from clothing, hairstyle and tattoos, to in-game celebratory emotes. Additionally, choose from a female or male character and showcase them across the various modes. Show off your style by equipping your players with the latest vanity items ranging from shirts, shoes and sweaters. Unlock more vanity items as your progress through VOLTA Football by completing in-game challenges.

Gameplay Innovations Being Pushed By EA

This year, FIFA 20 is trying to bring a new level of authenticity to the virtual pitch through an approach called Football Intelligence.

With Authentic Game Flow, every AI-controlled player will operate in a manner that considers awareness around time, space and a player’s position, delivering an environment that creates more time and space and puts greater emphasis on user-controlled play.

Pivotal moments that determine the outcome of a match have been updated with Composed Finishing in the final third to Controlled Tackling in the back:

  • Utilizing the Active Touch System, user controlled defending is advantaged and rewarded through a variety of new tackle animations. The cleaner the tackle, the higher the likelihood of players retaining possession of the ball.

  • An overhaul in the fundamentals of shooting will allow you to experience more consistent and clinical finishing. This creates a more true-to-life shooting experience that better rewards authentic finishing and offers risk and reward in more difficult situations like volleyed crosses.

Set Piece Refresh offers more options for aiming direct free kicks and penalties, introducing more skill-based mechanics for striking that are more rewarding than ever.

Strafe Dribbling adds more dimension to attacking options, offering the ability to move with more agility than ever to lure your opponent in to then beat him on speed or skill.

Ball-Physics System elevates gameplay to a new level of realism, offering varied shot trajectories, more realistic tackle interactions and physics-driven behavior.

FIFA Ultimate Team

EA believes that Season Objectives will be equivalent to when the studio introduced Squad Building Challenges in FUT 17, changing the way that fans engage with FUT throughout the course of the year. Season Objectives have been built to enable fans to take part in regular FUT campaigns (e.g. Ones to Watch), rewarding them for completing gameplay challenges that help them to progress their Club.

Season Objectives build on the system of Daily and Weekly Objectives that FUT fans are accustomed to and introduces a range of time-limited and grouped tasks that allow for more complex and rewarding objectives throughout FUT 20.

New objective types include:

  • Season Objectives:  Earn XP over the course of a FUT Season by completing gameplay challenges to increase your Season Level. Each level you gain unlocks a new reward, ranging from players and packs to new club customization options.

  • Milestone Objectives: For the first time, players now have long-term goals to aim for throughout the duration of FUT 20. Milestone Objectives reward players for key moments in their FUT Club’s journey.

  • Foundations Objectives: Aimed at helping new players learn the basics at the start of their FUT journey, Foundations Objectives are centered around building and establishing a new FUT Club.

Players can now make their FUT Club truly unique with new Club Customization options. Custom Kits, Club Crests, Stadium Dressings and Banners, Tifos and Celebrations let fans show off their style both on and off the pitch in FUT 20.

FUT Friendlies is the brand new social hub in FUT that gives you new ways to play with friends or the wider FUT community in a selection of competitive and cooperative modes:

  • Couch Play: Up to four friends can take on each other or the AI

  • Play A Friend: Challenge a friend and their Ultimate Team online in standard or House Rules

  • Play Online: Take on a random member of the wider FUT community online in a variety of match types including House Rules.

Within FUT Friendlies, you have the option to play standard rules, returning house rules from FIFA 19 and a selection of brand new rules for FIFA 20, including:

  • Mystery Ball: switching at each stoppage in play, the Mystery Ball gives the attacking side boosts to their Passing, Shooting, Dribbling, Speed, or All Attributes, as well as awarding different values for the next goal, adding an element of unpredictability to every match.

  • King Of The Hill: fight for possession inside a randomly generated zone on the pitch to boost the amount your next goal is worth.

  • Max Chemistry: exclusive to FUT, all players have maximum individual chemistry allowing new possibilities for team-building.

  • Swaps: exclusive to FUT, three players from each team are randomly swapped at the start of the game. You could gain your opponent’s star player, but also lose yours in the process.

With social play at the heart of FUT Friendlies, the developers want to put the focus on having fun with your friends and experimenting with your squad. To help encourage this, they have streamlined some manager tasks, including applying consumables such as fitness, injuries and fitness, as well as ensuring that all games do not count towards your overall FUT record. With that said, you’ll still be able to maintain bragging rights with your mates thanks to in-depth stat-tracking system that records a range of statistics from the head-to-head matches you play.

The Class of 20 ICONS introduces 15 new superstars of the past for fans to put on their squads, including Zinedine Zidane, Kaká, Didier Drogba and Andrea Pirlo.

Squad Management and completing Squad Building Challenges are more seamless this year with a redesigned Squad Screen in FUT 20 that unifies access to your Active Squad, Your Club,  the Transfer Market, and Customization options quickly from one location for the first time.

Improvements to Squad Battles include the removal of the daily match cap, allowing you to climb the Squad Battle Leaderboards on your terms. In the Featured Squad Battle, balance risk and reward by rematching and replacing your score each week in an attempt to earn more points, push yourself higher up the leaderboards, and gain better rewards.

Career Mode

A range of new innovations brings a whole new, immersive experience to career mode this year.

  • Customization: create and customize your manager with more options that let you change the body type, skin tone, clothing, and hairstyles, and even create female managers for the first time.

  • Press Conferences: this is the main venue where the manager will take questions and answer them, both before important matches but also immediately after.

Both the Pre- and Post-Match Press Conferences will leverage newly-built scenes specifically designed to be part of the Manager Career experience.

Player Conversations will mainly serve as the 1-on-1 interaction between the manager and players within the team through a messaging app-like interface.

  • Morale: influenced by a multitude of different factors, ranging from play time and wage expectations to a player’s performance on the pitch and how well the team is doing. Secondly, answers in Press Conferences and replies to players in 1-on-1 conversations impact players’ morale as well. Having a high morale will be highly desired as a player’s morale will influence their attributes in upcoming matches.

  • Dynamic Player Potential: player potential will change based on their performance each season. Potential will decrease if a player hasn’t been performing well in the previous season or he hasn’t received enough playtime so you must ensure high promising starlets put in the work to achieve their potential.

We’re only a few days out from the early access 10-hour trial for FIFA 20. With career mode additions and potentially dynamic gameplay updates, we could be in store for the best FIFA this generation. Let’s hope EA delivers.

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  1. RoyceDa59
    Does anyone know what time the trial goes up on EA Access?

    EA Access Twitter account said it was likely to be some time in the morning Pacific time, so it depends on where in the world you are. I’m in London so unfortunately it’ll be evening at best for me, at worst the middle of the night
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    Azamien
    His list is incomplete for some reason. Here's the official one: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/fifa/fifa-20/news/fifa-20-all-leagues-and-clubs
    TLDR: Serie A, Ligue 1, and SAF are in.

    I did this one a little differently than the “everything you need to know about PES 2020”.
    This one is just Licensed Leagues and Serie A & Serie B aren’t fully licensed as clubs like Juve and two Serie B clubs aren’t licensed (can’t remember off the top of my head).
    You’re right about Ligue 1 though. It’s in there and so is the Argentinian league which was recently announced.
    Good catch!
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    Well damn, didn't realize the EA Access trial was live already, and I've been playing the demo like a sucker.  Anyone got any feedback on the full game, in comparison to the demo?
    KG
    I did this one a little differently than the “everything you need to know about PES 2020”.
    This one is just Licensed Leagues and Serie A & Serie B aren’t fully licensed as clubs like Juve and two Serie B clubs aren’t licensed (can’t remember off the top of my head).
    You’re right about Ligue 1 though. It’s in there and so is the Argentinian league which was recently announced.
    Good catch!
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    Argentina would not be fully licensed in the same way Serie A/B aren't as Boca Juniors and River Plate are not licensed in the game
    wsatterwhite
    Argentina would not be fully licensed in the same way Serie A/B aren't as Boca Juniors and River Plate are not licensed in the game

    Statement of fact!
    Lol, yeah though, PES 2020 has the authentic SAF league license as well as Brazil's Brasleiero (sp)

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