The cat is well and truly out of the proverbial bag when it comes to EA Sports’ FC 24 succeeding the FIFA series. We’ve had the game’s reveal for PC and consoles and, as September and the new football season roll closer, excitement is building for FC 24 Mobile as well. Here’s everything we know and information on accessing the game’s Beta.
FC Mobile Expected Release Date
This hasn’t been confirmed, but we do expect it to coincide roughly with the full game. For EA Sports’ FC 24, the Ultimate Edition will drop on September 22. The Standard Edition’s worldwide launch is a week later, on September 29.
We do expect the FC 24 Mobile game to release around this point. Even if it doesn’t align exactly with the main game’s launch, a late September 2023 release date seems a certainty.
Because it’s a mobile game, we don’t anticipate there being different versions at different prices. Instead, there will be an update to players’ existing FIFA Mobile application, overhauling it into EA FC 24 for the new installment.
EA explained: “Once EA SPORTS FC Mobile has launched it will be available to download on the App Store or Play Store, as an update for all existing players. For existing players, you’ll see your same account name carry over, but more information on the specifics will be shared closer to EAS FC Mobile launch.”
FC 24 Mobile Beta Access: How To Join
We now have official Beta access and details, with EA unveiling the FC Mobile limited Beta on July 31. It’s set to last for a month, ending on August 31, 2023.
Players on Android need to be based in Canada, Malaysia, Australia or Romania. If that’s the case, it’s downloadable via the Google Play Store.
Those on iOS need to download the TestFlight app and access the Beta via an invitation link. These are dispensed on EA FC’s Mobile social channels, with more set for release on Wednesday August 2 and across the Beta’s life cycle.
There’s 9 teams in the Beta, each with their updated kits for the 23/24 season. There’s no information on a Beta expansion just yet, but EA haven’t taken it off the table and have reassured all players who want to access the Beta that their enthusiasm isn’t going “unnoticed”.
Game Details and Leagues
Not a lot is known about FC Mobile’s content. EA have promised more information coming in August, so players shouldn’t have to hold out too much longer before they’re informed about what to expect.
EA have promised “unrivalled authenticity” in FC Mobile, saying the game will feature “the world’s greatest football players, clubs, leagues, and competitions, you will be able to play with players from top clubs and top leagues.”
Based on the Beta, we know of the following five gameplay innovations:
- Dynamic Game Speed: Redefined ebb and flow of the game to allow for more authentic action.
- Elite Shooting System: More realistic shot system which better reflects real-life trajectories and rewards smarter shooting decisions.
- True Player Personality: Reflecting authentic player traits with more attribute impact and animation diversity.
- Immersive Broadcast Experience: Improved goal replays and dynamic camera angles bring you closer to the action.
- Impact Controls: Take command of the pitch with new controls like Power Shot, Hard Tackle, and Knock-On.
We don’t have confirmation beyond what the Beta revealed. Nor is there information on women’s teams coming to FC Mobile’s modes as they are FC 24’s Ultimate Team.
The developers have confirmed the following leagues and competitions:
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Europa League
- UEFA Europa Conference League
- Premier League
- La Liga EA Sports
- Serie A TIM
- Ligue 1 Uber Eats
- …and many more
In terms of modes, we expect the classic FIFA modes to carry over and stay present from FIFA Mobile. That means players can look forward to Kick Off, Ultimate Team and more on their mobile devices.
As previously mentioned, we expect more details on FC Mobile in August 2023. As more is revealed, this piece will be updated.