After a limited test, EA launches FIFA World open beta on PC worldwide

Free-to-play PC game now available for anyone to play.

Previously only available in a limited fashion, Electronic Arts has extended the ongoing beta for its free-to-play PC game FIFA World to users around the world. Effective immediately, you can play the game by downloading through Origin.

Developed by EA Canada, FIFA World features "HD console gameplay" and will work on "almost any PC," according to producer Alex Grimbley. An "average spec" laptop or desktop should do the trick, EA says. (Full PC specs are below.) There's also support for FIFA Ultimate Team, the massively popular fantasy game mode; and you can use a gamepad, too.

In all, FIFA World has over 16,000 players and 600 clubs from more than 30 officially licensed leagues. Supported languages are: English, German, French, Russian, Mexican, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, and Turkish. Game modes include Seasons, Accomplishments, Tournaments, and Match Invites, where you can play head-to-head against friends.

FIFA World's global beta arrives after EA held four closed beta sessions and a limited open beta for the game. In total, more than 1.5 million people registered to play in that time, EA said.

Recommended FIFA World PC specs:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4GHz / Athlon II X4 600e @ 2.2GHz
  • OS: Windows XP SP3 2GB / Windows Vista / Windows 7 4GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphics card: DirectX 9.0c, Shader 3.0, GeForce 8800 GT / Radeon HD 3870
  • Disk space: 3.96GB (1.96 for the initial download)
  • Required Internet connection: 1Mbit/s download, 256kbit/s upload.
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13 comments
m_nay2008
m_nay2008

great news I wanted to play any online football game and I thought about buying Fifa 14 but since this is free I'll stick to it

Link3301
Link3301

I find it odd they are bragging how great its console quality is. It's like a PC game not marketed to people who play pc games.

BigPhil121
BigPhil121

I would consider giving this a try, but since it requires me to install Origin, I'll say it's not worth it. Nothing is.

byhzyy
byhzyy

how about fifa 15 pc iginte engine?

karan
karan

Where the hell is custom tournament mode in FIFA14????????? 

Narxes
Narxes

Game is terrible, just tried it.  Frame rate is poor, limited skill moves.  They added the old control scheme for skill moves whereby you have to hold L2.  It is simply a money generator.  Graphics are dated.  Don't even bother!

papattorney33
papattorney33

uh, so what is this exactly?  A "free" version of FIFA on the PC?  Come on Gamespot, how about some actual information?

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

But is the game any good ?


Can you still play with 2-4 players on the couch or is it online only ?

kokakee
kokakee

@m_nay2008

I played fifa online 3. It plays like fifa 09/10 but has ultimate team. Not too bad considering its free. 

smorebuds
smorebuds

@Link3301 It's probably because it's f2p lol. So they're stressing that's it's "console quality" meaning not shitty.

Zarkhaine
Zarkhaine

@Link3301  Pretty much, I remember when it was announced that it would mainly be marketed to Eastern Europe countries (I think they mentioned Russia). But it seems to me that this game is for people that don't have/can't afford consoles, and maybe only have a low end PC/Laptop that isn't really for gaming. That's why they're saying 'HD console gameplay', cus people with proper gaming PC's will just laugh at that.

soccerpzn
soccerpzn

@Narxes  a money generator from a free to play game? i don't think you actually played the game at all.

kokakee
kokakee

@R4gn4r0k


If its the same like fifa online 3(for asian countries) then its online only. But you can choose to play single player mode. Upgrade player stats n collect points to buy player