How to upgrade FIFA 21 to next-gen on PS5 & Xbox Series X|S

Published: 3/Dec/2020 10:01

by David Purcell


EA SPORTS have finally allowed players to upgrade FIFA 21 to its next-gen version for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and if you’re wondering how to do it you’ve come to the right place. 

The game’s been an interesting installment to the series by all accounts since its October 6 release date. Though, if you were expecting just a soft transition to the next generation of gaming, think again.

EA have confirmed over 700 new animations, thrilling new last minute goal celebrations, and a brand new TV cinematic camera has been added to change the way we play.

While the new Dual Entitlement feature gives players a free upgrade from their PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, not everybody appears to know how to get started. That’s what we’re here for, to give you a hand.

How to upgrade FIFA 21 on PS5

FIFA 21 next-gen
Here’s how Liverpool’s Anfield stadium looks on next-gen.
  1. Visit the PlayStation 5 store.
  2. Hit PS5 games.
  3. Scroll down to FIFA 21 and hit the PS4 version.
  4. Click the dotted option button, and hit view product.
  5. Select the David Beckham Edition of FIFA 21 in the dropdown menu.
  6. Hit download and you’re away!

How to upgrade FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X|S

FIFA 21 next gen stadium psg
PSG’s ground looks impressive with next-gen graphics.
  1. Hit the Xbox button on the controller.
  2. Head over to My Games & Apps, and See All.
  3. Select Full Library.
  4. Click All Owned Games.
  5. Scroll to FIFA 21 next-gen, which differs from the original with a new Xbox Series X|S logo.
  6. Launch it up or start the update by selecting it with the A button.

FIFA 21 next-gen graphics screenshots

If you’re wondering how the game shapes up in the upgraded version, check out official screenshots and community reactions.

As seen below, a number of changes have been made to textures, hair movements, animations, and more.

Now that you know what you know, you’ll be able to get that download started and have it ready for when all of your mates jump online. Or, you’ll be that unfortunate one that’s waiting for a bit while they play in the background. That’s just the way it goes.


How to complete James Tavernier FIFA 21 Headliners SBC: Solutions & cost

Published: 15/Jan/2021 16:12

by Connor Bennett


EA SPORTS have released a brand new Headliners SBC for an 86-rated version of Rangers defender James Tavernier. So, here’s how you can complete the Squad Building Challenge. 

Headliners have been in FIFA Ultimate Team for a few years, and they work in a similar way to One to Watch cards. If a player who has a Headliners card then gets a new special card which is higher rated, the Headliners version is automatically upgraded.

In FIFA 21, there have been two teams of Headliners released so far, with a few Squad Building Challenges – SBCs – thrown in for good measure too.

The newest SBC centers around Rangers right-back James Tavernier. The 29-year-old defender, who has had two in-forms in Ultimate Team already, has been bumped all the way up to an 86. So, here’s how you can get your hands on him.

Screenshot of James Tavernier's in-game stats on his Headliners card
Screenshot via FUTBIN
A look at Headliners Tavernier’s in-game stats.

James Tavernier Headliners SBC in-game stats & requirements

As you can see above, the boosted stats make Tavernier a pretty decent card to pick up, even if you haven’t built an SPFL or Rangers team. He can seamlessly fit into any team with English defenders, or ICONS, of course.

However, as you might expect, he doesn’t come all that cheap. You’ll have to build two teams to get Tavernier – each containing at least one Team of the Week player.

You can find the requirements for both, below:


  • Number of English players: Min 1
  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Top Form:

  • Number of in-form players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

James Tavernier Headliners SBC cheapest solutions

Speaking of his actual price tag, according to FUTBIN, the total cost for Headliners Tavernier is between 180-190,000 coins, depending on whether you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, or Origin on PC.

However, to try and get you under that somewhat lofty price tag, we’ve got the cheapest solution for each part of the SBC below.

Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
Solution for the Top Form part of Tavernier’s SBC.
Team of FIFA cards for Tavernier SBC
Solution for the England part of Tavernier’s SBC.

Now, unlike the Player of the Month SBCs like Bruno Fernandes, you won’t have a full month to get the coins and cards needed to get yourself a Tavernier.

The card is only available in Ultimate Team until January 21, so make sure you act fast. And, let us know how you find Tavernier in-game by tweeting us a review over at UltimateTeamUK.