FIFA 18 World Cup Expansion heading to PS4, Xbox One, Switch & Windows (Update confirmed for May 29th) - PS4 & Xbox now LIVE
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FIFA 18 World Cup Expansion heading to PS4, Xbox One, Switch & Windows (Update confirmed for May 29th) - PS4 & Xbox now LIVE

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Rumours rife atm regarding an expansion to FIFA 18 with a world Cup offering an expansion to keep us interested before FIFA 19 shows it's face.

**Update**

Get FIFA 18 today and download the free World Cup update on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on May 29, as well as on mobile devices on June 6.


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Apparently it'll be released in the next few weeks, most likely before the Champions league final so players can get their hands on it before the World Cup kicks off.

You'd think it would be free but it's EA we're talking about

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''The FIFA World Cup 2018 download is set to be released in the spring. In September, Spanish commentator Manolo Lama confirmed that he was set to record extra commentary for the expansion, telling Radio COPE that "I have to record it for FIFA World Cup in December, I think it will be out in February or March".

EA Sports Spain's head of marketing Daniel Montes was also present for the interview and looked frustrated when Lama accidentally announced the news of the downloadable expansion.

The expansion was also hinted at when Ultimate Team players were greeted with a message that their Path to Glory players would be converted to Path to Glory Selected players if they made their respective World Cup squads.''


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Let's hope so. Will take me back to the days of Fifa World Cup 98 and chumbawumba.
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still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams through qualification and on to win the world cup!!!! Bring that back EA........in the meantime this will do just great to get into the World Cup fever
geebeegooner25th Apr

Didn't they do it years back also but made it very arcadey.With super …Didn't they do it years back also but made it very arcadey.With super power shots and stuff?


I honestly can't remember, thats what kids do to you
They did a similar thing in FIFA 14 (for free i might add) and it was a great success. Cheap packs with untradable players made it really easy to get a good squad and honestly it was more interesting than the standard FUT modes imo. I remember when it got to the end of FIFA i decided to blow all my coins on World Cup mode packs and i only had about 4 players left to collect for a full set.
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They did a similar thing in FIFA 14 (for free i might add) and it was a great success. Cheap packs with untradable players made it really easy to get a good squad and honestly it was more interesting than the standard FUT modes imo. I remember when it got to the end of FIFA i decided to blow all my coins on World Cup mode packs and i only had about 4 players left to collect for a full set.
Didn't they do it years back also but made it very arcadey.
With super power shots and stuff?
geebeegooner25th Apr

Didn't they do it years back also but made it very arcadey.With super …Didn't they do it years back also but made it very arcadey.With super power shots and stuff?


I honestly can't remember, thats what kids do to you
Available in all countries*

*except Belgium.
Get FIFA 18 today and download the free World Cup update on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on May 29, as well as on mobile devices on June 6.

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Interesting
I’m guessing this will delay Fifa 18 coming to EA access.
Wonder if this is why it hasn't arrived on EA Access yet?
Maybe they're going to wait for squads to be announced, initial squads at least. Unlike Panini who guess the squads for their sticker books!

Great that it's free, nice work EA, nice to see that they think about the community now and then
So can I buy a second hand copy and download the update with no issues?
still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams through qualification and on to win the world cup!!!! Bring that back EA........in the meantime this will do just great to get into the World Cup fever
Nice. Go Argentina!! Lol
fauji78610 m ago

still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams …still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams through qualification and on to win the world cup!!!! Bring that back EA........in the meantime this will do just great to get into the World Cup fever


Without doubt my most favourite of football games. Actually bought a PS1 with this game a year ago and took it to my mates wedding and we played it on the morning of his wedding. Great times.
jp-supra1st May

So can I buy a second hand copy and download the update with no issues?


Yea
jp-supra1st May

So can I buy a second hand copy and download the update with no issues?


I'd assume so, although it is EA.
Let's hope so. Will take me back to the days of Fifa World Cup 98 and chumbawumba.
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Vindaloooooooooooooo!
gsusx13 m ago

Without doubt my most favourite of football games. Actually bought a PS1 …Without doubt my most favourite of football games. Actually bought a PS1 with this game a year ago and took it to my mates wedding and we played it on the morning of his wedding. Great times.


Indoor stadiums were the best, I'm still gutted that they got scrapped after RTWC - spent a lot of time messing about on the N64 version. FIFA Street just wasn't the same thing.
fauji78641 m ago

still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams …still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams through qualification and on to win the world cup!!!! Bring that back EA........in the meantime this will do just great to get into the World Cup fever


Wasn't that the one where you could play classic matches from the past in sepia colours? Absolutely awesome. I'm having a nostalgia moment - jumpers for goal posts ...
antspam19 m ago

Wasn't that the one where you could play classic matches from the past in …Wasn't that the one where you could play classic matches from the past in sepia colours? Absolutely awesome. I'm having a nostalgia moment - jumpers for goal posts ...


I *think* that was the three lions official game. Memory is hazy from that long ago though!
should be good
antspam43 m ago

Wasn't that the one where you could play classic matches from the past in …Wasn't that the one where you could play classic matches from the past in sepia colours? Absolutely awesome. I'm having a nostalgia moment - jumpers for goal posts ...


No you’re spot on. It was. Loved being the 74 Holland team!
Enjoyed it last time around on Fifa 14, and will make the game a bit more interesting. Looks like you can still put money on and buy packs for the P2W players out there, but taking out the market will at least make it a bit more of a level playing field than FUT currently is.
geebeegooner25th Apr

Didn't they do it years back also but made it very arcadey.With super …Didn't they do it years back also but made it very arcadey.With super power shots and stuff?


Yes with thr stars system as i recall. It was way back on ps2 i think.
fauji7862 h, 12 m ago

still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams …still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams through qualification and on to win the world cup!!!! Bring that back EA........in the meantime this will do just great to get into the World Cup fever


Too right! That was my favourite- hammered it with mates. Won the cup with Sri Lanka!
Wouldn't be surprised if it was actually released as a "free" standalone expansion so that they can sell the FIFA points to open packs ...
SuperSportBilly12 m ago

Wouldn't be surprised if it was actually released as a "free" standalone …Wouldn't be surprised if it was actually released as a "free" standalone expansion so that they can sell the FIFA points to open packs ...


That’s the way their selling system seems to work. This “free” expansion pack is just rosters realigned to countries that were already in the game in play now but put them into groups, stick some fancy graphics on and use the standard built in commentary by Andy Gray and Martin Tyler. Not exactly a lot given for “free”.

Then comes the actual kicker. Make it online playable fut style and make packs to sell to kids that don’t know any better.

I preferred old dedicated World Cup games. They just felt so different as a challenge. In this, common players will have worked out the game mechanics so there’s nothing actually new to learn. It’s just them presenting stuff that’s already there.
Two words in response to the FIFA oldies....

Sensible Soccer.

(98 - on PC - but the Amiga version counts)
Andy@XCite25th Apr

Available in all countries**except Belgium.


Handy if you live in Wales, Ireland or Scotland cause you will at least be able participate in something...
Martin Tyler and Alan Smith are the English commentators.

Personally I set it to Spanish Latino, as they are much more entertaining.
@EACoreySA on twitter released a lot more info yesterday if anyone is interested
FunkiestMonkey44 m ago

Two words in response to the FIFA oldies....Sensible Soccer.(98 - on PC - …Two words in response to the FIFA oldies....Sensible Soccer.(98 - on PC - but the Amiga version counts)


match day 2 and then Kick Off for the even older ones :-)
Good stuff. Was just playing World Cup '98 the other day on an old XP pc
fauji7864 h, 35 m ago

still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams …still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams through qualification and on to win the world cup!!!! Bring that back EA........in the meantime this will do just great to get into the World Cup fever


In that one sentence you teleported me back many years having fun playing this game for hours upon hours. Thank you.
chrisnoon741 h, 32 m ago

match day 2 and then Kick Off for the even older ones :-)


Agreed. But sensi is king
FunkiestMonkey3 h, 7 m ago

Two words in response to the FIFA oldies....Sensible Soccer.(98 - on PC - …Two words in response to the FIFA oldies....Sensible Soccer.(98 - on PC - but the Amiga version counts)


Great game. I also liked world cup 94 USA. One with the dog. Amazing game in its day.

But editing your sensible soccer team was a dream.... Plus time consuming.

Also actual soccer looked stunning on release. Plus then the saturn soccer game. Top view.... Can't recall the name.
Edited by: "blanka" 1st May
Jes16 h, 7 m ago

Indoor stadiums were the best, I'm still gutted that they got scrapped …Indoor stadiums were the best, I'm still gutted that they got scrapped after RTWC - spent a lot of time messing about on the N64 version. FIFA Street just wasn't the same thing.


I once spoke with someone who works on Fifa in Vancouver and said simply: ‘there’s only one thing you could do to make Fifa better, bring back indoor stadium’
Apologies if this is a stupid question but is this a 'world cup mode' which is being added. Also is this removed after the tournament or can we still play this in the long term?
fauji7866 h, 54 m ago

still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams …still cant beat Fifa 98 Road to World Cup. I took so many obscure teams through qualification and on to win the world cup!!!! Bring that back EA........in the meantime this will do just great to get into the World Cup fever


I got my head checked, by a jumbo jet, It wasn't easy but nothing is is

Whoohoo!
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