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FIFA 21 reveal officially delayed by EA

Published: 5/Jun/2020 23:30

by Bill Cooney

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EA has announced that their Play Live event has been officially delayed, which means players have even longer to wait for the reveal of FIFA 21.

FIFA fans have been looking forward to any and all news about the next title in the series for months, and now, it looks like they’ll have to wait even longer after news from EA on June 5.

The digital event was originally set to start at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST on June 11, but has now been pushed back a week to June 18 at the same time, according to EA.

“With the important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now, we’re moving our time to come together in play,” EA said on Twitter. “We’ll see you at EA PLAY Live 2020 on June 18 at 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT.”

While this doesn’t mean that the actual release date for FIFA 21 will be delayed at all, it does tack on an extra week until we get to see our first look at the next chapter.

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Kai Havertz and a ton of other players are bound to get an upgrade in FIFA 21.

Even though the 2021 title hasn’t yet been handed an official release date, we can draw comparisons from recent years to work out a somewhat accurate estimate. FIFA 20 came out on September 27 and FIFA 19 was September 28, so we would expect the next one to fall within the last week or so of the month as well.

FIFA 21 beta

EA Sports will usually invite some players to join online betas before their games are released. Invites are sent out via email, granting some accounts access to certain game modes ahead of schedule – including Career, Pro Clubs and more – and this usually takes place during August.

For last year’s game, the beta ran between August 9 and August 22, giving members of the community a chance to review changes and for the developers to make tweaks accordingly. This time around, we’d expect a similar timeline to be followed.

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We should hopefully be getting more info on a possible beta from EA Play Live.

The demo versions, which come after beta, are never really too similar to the games that are ultimately released – although fans do still like to download them and give it a try towards the end of each game. Sometimes though, the demo can give us a good idea of what EA is working on. We would expect the demo to go live in the first week of September, or just slightly later.

While we’ll have to wait another extra week for our first look at FIFA 21, the good news is that this delay shouldn’t affect the overall timetable for the game’s release, which as we mentioned, we’re likely to see in late September as the holiday season draws near.

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How to claim FIFA 21 Twitch Prime Gaming reward packs (January 2021)

Published: 23/Jan/2021 7:00

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch Prime Gaming loot for FIFA 21 looks like it’ll be back at the end of January. After a long while of waiting, here’s what you can expect: including the type of pack, when you can claim, and more.

Last year, a number of free packs were made available to members of the game’s community on a month-by-month basis. Alongside their Division Rivals and FUT Champions rewards, these help gather a big squad of players which can be useful for either playing with, or alternatively for completing SBCs.

The more cards, the better. That’s a general rule for Ultimate Team.

A lot of players will have redeemed these in the past, so let’s take a look at what to expect in the future.

FIFA 21 van dijk and fabinhoSome big players can walk out of FUT packs, so anything free is a bonus for players.

FIFA 21 Twitch Prime rewards

EA SPORTS hasn’t given players any proper indication that Prime Gaming rewards will be back. However, dataminers have. FUT Watch uncovered pack art for the Prime Gaming pack in the FIFA 21 files on January 21, meaning their launch shouldn’t be far away.

Once they roll out, you’ll know. The FIFA Twitter account always notifies players when a new promotion starts, and the Prime packs are no exception.

What’s included in the FIFA 21 Prime Gaming pack?

While it’s not set in stone yet, players can expect potentially similar rewards to those doled out for FIFA 20. The FIFA 20 Twitch Prime packs, which were last handed out in August, included:

  • 1x 83+ OVR Player
  • 5x Rare Gold Players

While it’s not the most stunning pack, more players are always a good thing in FIFA. Plus, if you can get it for free with Twitch Prime, you wouldn’t turn it down. Maybe your pack luck might strike with it.

When will FIFA 21 Twitch Prime rewards come out?

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Rewards are expected to come out soon in FIFA 21.

Chances are, given the release of the pack art at the end of January, rewards will start rolling out early in February. Based on timings from FIFA 20, this’ll give Twitch Prime users around six or seven packs to redeem before FIFA 22 comes out.

Once we have an official release date and time, we will update this article.

How to claim FIFA 21 Twitch Prime Gaming rewards

When the FIFA 21 Twitch Prime rewards start rolling out, you’ll only need to do a few things to get them.

  1. Connect your Twitch account to an Amazon Prime account, on their website.
  2. Connect an EA SPORTS account to the Twitch account.
  3. Head over to the Twitch Prime crown on the top-right of the page.
  4. Claim the rewards from there.
  5. Load up FIFA 21 and select ‘Store’ on the Ultimate Team screen.
  6. Click ‘My Packs’ and your rewards should be delivered – ready to open!

If you get a Prime Gaming pack after they launch, be sure to tweet at us @UltimateTeamUK with your opening ⁠— especially if you get something nice!