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FIFA 21 demo: Release date, next-gen, teams included & how to get it

Published: 10/Jun/2020 13:11 Updated: 18/Jun/2020 11:54

by Jacob Hale

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With the FIFA 20 season slowly reaching its end, players are looking ahead to the release of FIFA 21 towards the tail end of the year, and the first thing we’ll be able to get our hands on is the demo.

Every year, the demo gives players a little inkling about what’s to come that year. You can play as one of the top teams in the game, try out different players, see what tactics and formations are your favorites and overall get a feel for what’s to come.

While it’s not the most exciting time of the game’s lifecycle, it definitely helps to break up the monotony of the previous FIFA title and brings a bit of added anticipation for the game’s full release.

So, there’s probably a lot of questions surrounding the FIFA 21 demo. Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the game, when it comes out and how you can get involved.

FIFA 21 demo release date

While we don’t have any dates set in stone, we expect the FIFA 21 demo to come out during the first week of September, ahead of its full release towards the end of the month.

As such, we’re penning the FIFA 21 demo release date in as September 8, 2020, but expect it to be launched by September 15 at the latest – providing the ongoing global health crisis doesn’t delay it at all. That puts it in a similar line with the release of previous FIFA demos, that appear to mostly become available on the second Tuesday of September.

Despite an injury-plagued season, expect Hazard to be a top name for Real Madrid in FIFA 21.

Will FIFA 21 demo be on PS5 and Xbox Series X?

It’s hard to give exact timeframes for things like this, but our best bet would be that the FIFA 21 demo will not be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

While the full game will, of course, be available on the next-gen consoles, the aforementioned demo release date comes before they’re due to release, so it seems unlikely the demo will be on them. These consoles are both expected to be released in the holiday season, so not long now.

Which teams will be on the FIFA 21 demo?

It’s not yet been confirmed which teams will appear in the FIFA 21 demo, though based on last year and the teams that currently dominate the major leagues, we would hazard a guess at most, if not all, of these teams appearing in the demo:

  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Juventus
  • PSG
  • Bayern Munich
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Real Madrid
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Manchester City could be one of the team’s featured in the FIFA 21 demo.

There are normally some less popular teams thrown in there to give more of an even spread, and the FIFA 20 demo featured only 10 teams, so don’t expect much more than the list above.

How to get the FIFA 21 demo

The FIFA 21 demo will be available to download on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and should be completely free on your respective platform’s store.

This has been the case for FIFA releases in previous years, and there seems to be no reason to change it up with FIFA 21, so keep an eye on your console’s store as the calendars turn to September.

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Depending on what happens in the transfer window, Sancho might not be a Dortmund player by the time the demo rolls around.

That’s what we know so far about the FIFA 21 demo – we’ve had very little information from EA SPORTS thus far, but that’s not unusual as they seek to keep the current title as a priority.

The EA Play Live event is due to take place on June 18, 2020, and after that we should know much more about what’s to come in FIFA 21, including its official release date, new features and more.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 live: release time, TOTW leaks, predictions

Published: 25/Nov/2020 7:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 9, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Last week’s TOTW, the eighth in FIFA 21, was undoubtedly the best we’ve seen yet, so it’s going to be a tough ask for Team of the Week 9 to go one better.

There’s a good chance it could come close, however, is a huge stack of international stars in line for IF cards, including Cristiano Ronaldo, cover star Erling Haaland, and Romeulu Lukaku. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ⁠— who is planning to sue EA over his rights ⁠— could be included too.

Forwards weren’t the only stars to shine this week either. Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s Lucas Digne could get in-form cards, while Monaco centerpiece Cesc Fabregas pulled the strings in a 3-2 win over PSG.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including when the newest Team of the Week lineup will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, possible in-form card leaks, and Dexerto’s weekly TOTW predictions.

Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.

Team of the Week 9 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the ninth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 9 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 9 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the new FIFA 21 team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 9 cards slip ⁠— after TOTW 7, when they accidentally shipped 11 upgraded cards early, they’re likely playing it extra safe.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 9 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham's 2-0 win over City last weekend.
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Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over City last weekend.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 9 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 9 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Anthony Lopes – Lyon
  • Conrado – Lechia Gdańsk
  • Lucas Digne – Everton
  • Marcos Senesi – Feyernoord
  • Aleksandar Dragovic – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş
  • David Brooks – AFC Bournemouth
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan – AS Roma
  • Yannick Carrasco – Aletico Madrid
  • Diego Perotti – Fenerbahçe
  • Cesc Fabrega – AS Monaco
  • Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese
  • Yusuf Yazici – Lille
  • Zakaria Labyad – Ajax
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventu
  • Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • Andy Delort – Montpellier 
  • Jean-Phillipe Mateta – Mainz
  • Danny Johnson – Leyton Orient

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 9. Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!