FIFA 14 getting free Ultimate Team World Cup update and new mode on PS4 and Xbox One

If you pick England you will almost certainly lose at penalties.

FIFA 14 will get a free update next week, bringing with it the new FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup mode. It'll be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on May 29.

The World Cup FUT mode will run independently of FIFA 14 Ultimate Team, but revolves around the familiar ground rules: you build a fantasy team of players from around the world, only now it's all based around the 32 nations competing in the upcoming tournament. Your starter squad is boosted with cards randomly gained from packs that can be purchased with both in-game gold and real money.

Card packs bought in this mode will not be usable in the normal FIFA 14 Ultimate Team mode, and can also not be traded with other players. But EA says that every FUT World Cup pack will also dish out a regular Gold pack--the ones you're used to--for use in the regular FIFA 14 Ultimate Team mode.

The new mode also differentiates itself slightly from regular FUT by tweaking the chemistry mechanic, which is the key to a well-built team. Previously players needed to be positioned next to others from the same team, country, or league, but in this new World Cup mode it depends on country and governing confederation.

Elsewhere there's official logos, kits, the match ball, and the Estadio do Marcana stadium, and players can take part in both offline and online tournaments.

EA also adds that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of FIFA 14 will receive a World Cup Kick Off mode that allows players to play matches using the World Cup kits as any of the national teams competing. There's no full world cup tournament coming, though, as that's saved for the PS3/360 versions of the official tie-in game.

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adamblake7777
adamblake7777

Clarification: In the update the players are randomized. You pick a country to "support" and the team name is changed to a randomly generated "club" name. You basically play the "World Cup" as user-created teams. Don't expect Tim Howard on USA or Ochoa to be on Mexico. Lame, Lazy update.  You're better off just creating a tournament as the game does keep the international rosters relatively up to date. 

greatzerotaste
greatzerotaste

Okay, so this game is confusing the hell out of me.

I'm in the Ultimate area to try and play the World Cup, whenever I select Iran and go into a Single Player tournament – it renames Iran as Paris FC?? I don't change the squad it gives me or anything, I just keep clicking advance until I get to the fixtures, but it changes Iran to Paris FC....


Like what the hell?? I don't get it? > Sorry If I sound annoyed with it, just I've spent the last 30mins Googling and trying to figure it out.


May as well ask the experts =)


How do I just go into the World Cup tournament and play as Iran?


+ bloody pathetic that EA didn't reease on PC or next gen, I've sent them tweets.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Ultimate Team for International is ridiculous


SHould have just done like FIFA 12 and made a World Cup mode free expansion (FIFA 12 had Euro expansion added).....


but that won't make any money

SJGSpook
SJGSpook

Played FIFA last night for the first time in months last night at a mates house. I can't believe EA have done nothing about the lofted through ball spam on FUT after all this time. Some players constantly do it and nothing else and it very irritating. EA are an absolute joke of a company.

Cpt_Cosmonaut
Cpt_Cosmonaut

PLEASE STOP WITH THE VIRTUAL MONEY/CURRENCY you CASH VAMPIRES!!!! STOP IT EA, STOP it 2k, you guys make enough as it is. 

hotwog21
hotwog21

FUT IS A SCAM AND I WILL NOT SUPPORT IT

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

I thought FIFA 13 was better than FIFA 14. I really didnt like FIFA 14, felt really boring.

dellis66
dellis66

A great idea.  Looking forward to it.

foodrules
foodrules

Ultimate Team is the cash cow that is killing the franchise.

fabregas4
fabregas4

Been playing fifa for years and never got involved in the whole FUT thing. I just ignore it.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Call me when a FIFA title on PC is equivalent or better than the console versions.

Keitha313
Keitha313

Fifa Ultimate team is the biggest scam their has to be in any game...

Bunch of idiots paying for players/cards which they can get if they played the game normally but no...

Playing the watered down arcarde version seems to be the fashionable trend yet people are asking for more realistic gameplay???

WHY...

We all know FUT seems to be the selling point for some of these kids and EA are loving it because these idiots are spending double the worth of what they paid for the original CD form of the game, its mind numbingly INSANE!

blackace
blackace

Sounds like EA will be milking FIFA fans once again.

mwamba1
mwamba1

@AuronAXE That'll be 2018 if the past generation is anything to go by then.