FIFA 22 Early Access was released yesterday, giving FIFA fans the first chance to try out the latest instalment of the yearly franchise.
Each user is allotted 10 hours of game time before the trial expires.
Plenty of players got straight into the action last night, with all game modes available to play.
As with all new releases, there’s always some glitches or slight issues with the game at first. FIFA 22 is no different.
One particularly hilarious ‘glitch’ involves Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce, and a turn of pace which would do 100 metre world record holder Usain Bolt proud.
A Twitter account named @LoveMachin31 posted a video of themselves winning a penalty shootout on FIFA 22 with the Magpies.
What ensues is the full team running onto the pitch to celebrate with Miguel Almiron, who presumably scored the winning penalty.
Bruce runs onto the pitch as well. As the footage below shows, though, he’s moving at a faster pace than anyone else.
The incredible clip sees the 60-year-old manager (who retired from playing 22 years ago) sprint onto the pitch at full speed to embrace his players.
Whether the ‘glitch’ is indeed a glitch and gets fixed, or whether this motion is simply standard for all managers, remains to be seen.
What new features are included in FIFA 22?
FIFA 22 sees a number of new features added to Ultimate Team and career mode, amongst other modes.
There’s also a brand-new soundtrack for the game. It features the likes of John Newman, Swedish House Mafia, Lorde and The Chemical Brothers.
Player career mode has been revamped. EA Sports say that the mode now “gives you more ways to progress, achieve and immerse yourself in your Pro’s journey”.
Players can also create their own club in manager mode and place them in one of the active leagues in-game, giving the opportunity of going from the bottom of the pyramid to title challengers or to disrupt Europe’s elite from the very beginning.
Ultimate Team sees a revamp in the Division Rivals and FUT Champions systems.
FUT Heroes, meanwhile, are introduced for the first time. Each FUT Hero is a retired player and has league-specific chemistry to celebrate a particularly significant moment in their career. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, David Ginola and Abedi Pele are amongst the inaugural Heroes.
FIFA 22 is released on October 1 on current and new-gen consoles. Those who have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of the game can begin playing on September 27.
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