Fifa 21 PS5 update – free upgrade to loading, graphics and more is coming soon


PLAYSTATION 4 players who own Fifa 21 will get a free upgrade to the next-gen version of the game next month.

That’s because EA Sports is letting anyone upgrade from the PS4 version of the world famous footy sim to the PS5 version for free.

Fifa 21 is out December 4 on the PlayStation 5 having launched on the PS4 last month

It’ll grant you boosted graphics and shorter loading times, as well as a handful of other features EA is expected to reveal next week.

The update is available through EA Sports’ Dual Entitlement scheme, which also offers free upgrades for Xbox One players to the Xbox Series X version of the game.

As well as getting the next-gen Fifa 21, participants have the option to port across all of their progress in the game’s online multiplayer mode Ultimate Team, as well as the single player campaign mode, Volta Football.

“Entitle for FIFA 21 on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One before the release of FIFA 22, and upgrade your game for the equivalent next generation console (PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S) for free,” EA says on its website.

Sony’s PS5 console boasts an unusual white and black design

“All progress you make and content you acquire in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team and Volta Football will carry over!”

Fifa 21 was released October 9 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. However, it comes out a little later – December 4 – on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

To claim your free next-gen copy of the game, you’ll need to have purchased a copy of it for Xbox One or PS4.

If you buy a physical copy, you’ll be provided with a code in the box. Plug that code into the “redeem code” section of the PlayStation or Microsoft store to download the Xbox Series X/S or PS5 version of Fifa 21.

If you own a digital copy of Fifa 21, you can download the next-gen version by simply heading to the PlayStation or Microsoft store on your new console for a free upgrade.

The Xbox Series X has a tall, boxy design that’s markedly different from previous models

How much does FIFA 21 cost?

Unsurprisingly, FIFA 21 doesn’t come cheap, and its three varying editions mean a difference in cost.

The Standard Edition sets you back around £49.99 on PS4 and Xbox One.

Meanwhile, the Champions Edition – which gives you three days early access, along with a host of Ultimate Team benefits – costs £79.99.

And the Ultimate Edition that also comes with early access and extra FUT rewards and packs, will make an £89.99 hole in your pocket.

In FIFA 21’s trailer, they revealed that Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland’s famous celebration will be included

Is there a FIFA 21 demo?

Fans of FIFA – like all games – look forward to getting their first glimpse in the demo.

However, this year, EA Sports have decided not to release one.

The games company declared that they are focussing on development for the upcoming releases of PS5 and Xbox Series X.

What are the top 10 ratings in FIFA 21?

The release of the FIFA 21 ratings is an exciting day for fans of the game and football.

With the ratings based on the footballers’ real-life attributes, it has often reignited the debate over who is the best in the world – and typically in the past decade or so, is it Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

FIFA 21 has sided with the Argentine, with the Barcelona star having an overall rating of 93.

That is just one ahead of his Portuguese rival as Juventus’ star man clocks in at 92.

The top ten for this year’s edition are:

  1. Lionel Messi – 93
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 92
  3. Robert Lewandowski – 91
  4. Kevin de Bruyne – 91
  5. Neymar – 91
  6. Jan Oblak – 91
  7. Virgil van Dijk – 90
  8. Kylian Mbappe – 90
  9. Mohamed Salah – 90
  10. Sadio Mane – 90

Here is the full top 100 FIFA 21 player ratings.

What are the new features on FIFA 21?

Just like every year, FIFA 21 brings in a raft of changes – including the improved crossing ability and career mode.

On the gameplay side, the Agile Dribbling system allows more creativity in 1-on-1 situations, while Positioning Personality improves in-game intelligence.

You will get more control over the runs by your attackers to get in behind defences, while FIFA 21 have updated their collision system so you should get less hilarious gaffes and falling over by your players.

The Career Mode has also been given a much-needed overhaul, including the ability to simulate matches and take control of the key moments.

You can also teach new positions to your players in a revamp of the training system, while for the transfers, you’re able to make Loan-to-Buy offers along with being offered swap deals.

In other news, check out our Xbox Series X review.

We also took a look at the Xbox Series S.

And try the powerhouse Dell Alienware R10 gaming PC on for size.

What do you make of the new consoles? Let us know in the comments!


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