How to preload FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 - Dexerto

How to preload FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X/S and PS5

Published: 10/Nov/2020 18:12

by Jacob Hale


While FIFA 21 has been out for some time now, players will have to wait a little longer to upgrade their copy of the game to the next-gen version, but there’s a way to preload it to play as soon as it’s available on Xbox Series X and PlayStation5.

If you’ve been keeping up at all with what’s happening to FIFA with the switch to next-generation consoles, you’ll know that the game officially launches on the Series X and PS5, with all the necessary upgrades, on December 4.

If you’re upgrading your console within the same family — e.g. from PS4 to PS5 — you’ll be eligible for a free upgrade thanks to EA’s Dual Entitlement, as soon as the game officially drops.

But, you will be able to preload the game beforehand, meaning you won’t have to wait any longer than necessary and can get the ball rolling as soon as possible on December 4. Here’s how.

EA SPORTS FIFA 21 dual entitlement PS5 Xbox Series X
EA are letting FIFA 21 players upgrade for free.

How to preload FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X/S

While you don’t necessarily have to upgrade thanks to Xbox’s backwards compatibility, there’s little reason not to.

With the Xbox officially launching, players are getting stuck into the action, but you can actually preload the next-gen FIFA 21 update ahead of time. All you’ve got to do is follow these steps:

  1. Turn on the Xbox Series X/S console.
  2. Click the Xbox button on the controller.
  3. Head over to My Games and Apps.
  4. Click Full Library, then All Owned Games.
  5. Download FIFA 21 Xbox Series X|S from there.
FIFA 21 next gen trailer screenshot Virgil Van Dijk and Raheem Sterling
The next-gen upgrade improves graphics and takes FIFA to the next level.

How to preload FIFA 21 on PS5

With the PlayStation 5 not yet out at the time of writing, it’s not exactly clear how preloading games will work on the new console.

That said, we can guess based on the PS4 interface, and how it works on Xbox, that you’ll need to sign in to your account on the PS5 and head over to your games library, with the ability to preload the game ahead of time from there.

With the PS5 launching on November 12 in the United States, that’s when we’ll know for sure how you can preload the game.

What about physical copies of FIFA 21?

The situation is a little trickier if you’ve purchased a physical copy of FIFA 21, as opposed to a digital edition.

To upgrade your physical disc copy of the game, you will have to visit and provide the support helper with your EA account information. This should, hopefully, be a seamless transition.

For now, we’ll just have to settle playing the Xbox One or PS4 version of FIFA — but there’s really not long left now.


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

Published: 25/Nov/2020 7:02

by Isaac McIntyre


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.
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.
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!