FIFA 23 – launching on September 30 – has released a new in-depth pro club trailer. EA Sports has unveiled the latest features for FIFA’s Pro Clubs mode, with a slight focus on Volta Football (street) mode. This year’s iteration includes shared seasonal progression, drop-ins, new skills and customization options, and more. It would also be the last EA Sports entry to carry the ‘FIFA’ moniker, as EA broke the licensing agreement with the world football federation. FIFA 23 is launching on all major platforms including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One and Windows PC.
FIFA 23 Pro Clubs: Shared Season Progression
For a very long time, Volta mode – similar to FIFA Street – had a progression system, allowing players to improve their character through skill movement points and matches earned, eventually heading into the new season. This year FIFA 23 has merged it with Pro Clubs, where points earned during seasons can be used to purchase special items such as tattoos from the Volta Shop and equip them for their custom character. Likewise, any points earned in Volta can be counted towards Pro Club progress.
FIFA 23 Pro Clubs: Drop-Ins
FIFA 23 Pro Club Drop-Ins, as the name suggests, allow you to jump into a recently played friend or opponent’s match, and take control of a player. This year, EA intends to bring more kits and stadiums and reduce the in-game match time to four minutes (the lowest), creating a faster experience when moving from lobby to lobby. other. A golden goal mechanic is also introduced, eliminating the need for penalties and moving on to the next game. “You go in, you score a magic goal, then you’re back in the ecosystem, ready to go back up,” the video’s narrator explains.
FIFA 23 Pro Clubs: Benefits
Perks serve as the basis for individual progression, though for some time now players have been complaining about the cranky mechanics of reaching them. With FIFA 23, EA Sports has increased the number of tiers, while reducing the amount of XP/time needed to clear them. The developers have also added four new perks, as revealed in the video. On the defensive end, there’s a ‘Chase Down’ ability, which activates the moment you lose possession of the ball, causing your player to drop everything and run for a tackle. Then there’s the “Interceptive” perk, which allows you to block opposing passes.
Additionally, the “Creating Luck” perk only has an effect once, creating a better composition within your team and resulting in accurate passing. The “Poacher” perk, however, activates inside the penalty area, improving your teammates’ finishing and shooting stats.
FIFA 23 Pro Clubs: Skill Games
Previous iterations of FIFA Pro Clubs had a long hang time, requiring you to wait on the menu screen until one of your friends came online. This time EA has added games of skill, waiting in the lobby, which many might recognize from the loading screen before any single player match. Players can play with robots and try to earn substantial points within a given time. You can also compete with your teammates in the segment, to earn those bragging rights. A portion of the points earned here would also add to your Pro Clubs progression system.
FIFA 23 will be released on September 30 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. Purchasing the Ultimate Edition or subscribing to EA Play Pro gets you three-day early access starting September 27. FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will be available on Nintendo Switch.