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7 Key Things To Know About FIFA 2020 Coming This September

The New FIFA 2020 is almost here and in this post you will get to know about the Release dates, New Features, PC Requirements, Volta Football and even the price of the new FIFA 2020.

This are seven things you absolutely need to know.

1. RELEASE DATE

FIFA games have always launched towards the end of September, and that’s now confirmed with the FIFA 2020 release date being set for September 27.

If you’re an EA Access player however, you get a week’s early play, with the game launching on the subscription service on September 19.

2. NEW FEATURES

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Below, is a list of  requested features/mechanics and tuning that the FIFA 20 Dev team say they are  working on and will be prioritized for the new game product.

A.I. Defending

Many efforts are being made to create a better experience for players when it comes to AI Defending and AI Teammate movement/positioning/reactions, as this was continuously mentioned and requested by our players for the next version of FIFA:

  • Renewed Defending System the defending systems are being renewed, with revised positioning and adjustment to the cadence and flow on the pitch. Manual defending will be emphasized and result in more rewarding results for those who do so.
  • Planned Tackling is a new system that favors manual tackling by making sure that the defender that tries the tackle does so in a favorable context to your team (like recovering the ball or kicking the ball to a nearby teammate when tackling, for example).
  • Contain and Secondary Contain Effectiveness will be reduced, keeping the positioning of players/AI Teammates at a further distance and having a slower reaction to directional changes from the dribbler, rarely resulting in an auto-tackle or an auto-block. This will make manual defending not only more effective, but also more rewarding.
  • Improved Jockey System will be implemented with more agility and precision, rewarding players that decide to take control of their defenders.

With these varied systems and mechanics, we expect that our players will feel a difference when it comes to AI Defending, which was a point of community concern during FIFA 19.

1v1 shooting Consistency

The team has put a lot of effort into improving circumstances where a player finds themselves in an easy 1v1 situation against the Goalkeeper:

  • 1v1 Shooting Accuracy will be improved, resulting in more shots on target and better consistency in easy situations inside the box.
  • Open Goal Situations will also be addressed, and will see players being rewarded for 1v1 situations and creating greater chances of scoring “easy goals” – as pointed out in many community examples.
  • Goalkeeper Reactions will also be tuned – specifically against 1v1 situations – resulting in less ‘superhuman’ reactions, which will humanize the goalkeepers movements and result in better scoring opportunities for the attacker.
  • Outside of the Foot Shot situations will be improved and should only happen for players with the Outside of the Foot trait.
  • Shot Elevation/Power Tuning will allow for low powered shots to result in shots similar to Driven Shots, creating more consistency, and resulting in better scoring opportunities.

Timed Finishing

There’s been a ton of feedback on Timed Finishing – a new mechanism that was added to FIFA 19. This mechanic will be further tuned and addressed through the feedback of many within the community:

  • Green Timing Window for timed shots will be reduced (from 2-4 frames to 2 frames for all shots), which will make it harder and require more skill to perform.
  • Timed Shot Accuracy will be tuned to result in slightly less precise shots, although Green Timed Shots will still be more accurate than ‘non-timed shots’.
  • Difficult 180° shots will be tuned to result in less powerful shots, even when timed perfectly.

Player Switching

Players have provided feedback throughout FIFA 19 that, in some instances, a player would be locked to a loose ball and they weren’t able to switch players whenever this would take place. The team is working on improving these situations, as well as adding clarity to the assisted switching mechanism, that will now show an option for automatic switching on Air Balls + Loose Balls situations.

Players also provided feedback that switching didn’t always select the correct player. The team is working on improving the accuracy of switching in numerous situations, including air balls, deflections and crosses. The team is also working on making the right stick switching as consistent and reactive as possible, as well as improving the intelligence between automatic switching of players closest to the ball.

Other  New Features include Volley Crossing and shooting, Chained skill moves, Set-Piece positioning, Manual Goalkeeper movement.

3. PRICE FOR NEW FIFA 2020

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Standard Edition –  24,000 Naira (£54.99)

what you get if you Pre-order:

  • Up to 3 FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Rare Gold Packs (1 Per Week For 3 Weeks)
  • Choose one of five mid-version ICON Items for 5 FUT matches
  • Special Edition FUT Kits

Champions Edition – 30,000 Naira (£69.99)

what you get if you Pre-order :

  • 3 Days Early Access (Play from September 24th)
  • Up To 12 FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Rare Gold Packs (1 Per Week For 12 Weeks)
  • Choose one of five mid-version ICON Items for 5 FUT matches
  • Special Edition FUT Kits

Ultimate Edition – 39,000 Naira (£89.99)

what you get if you pre order:

  • Untradeable FUT 20 Ones To Watch Player Item
  • 3 Days Early Access (Play from September 24th)
  • Up To 24 FIFA 20 Ultimate Team Rare Gold Packs (2 Per Week For 12 Weeks)
  • Choose one of five mid-version ICON Items for 5 FUT matches
  • Special Edition FUT Kits

4. COVER STARS

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Eden Hazard/Real Madrid

Every year, we have cover stars that make the front casing cover for the FIFA product.

This year EA has revealed all of the cover stars for the new FIFA 2020 ahead of its September release.

On the Standard Edition Eden Hazard of Real Madrid fame will take centre stage while on the Champions Edition Virgil van Dijk is the star.

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Virgil Van Dijk/Liverpool

After a few weeks of teasing, we now know that Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will feature on the cover of the FIFA 20 Ultimate Edition, as well as in the FIFA 2020 Ultimate Team as an Icon.

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Zinedine Zidane/Real Madrid

5. NEW LEAGUES INCLUSION

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Part of the biggest new features introduced in FIFA 19 was the incorporation of the Champions League along with the Europa League. Now The EA Sports finally secured the rights from UEFA.

Europe’s premier club competition was woven into the very fabric of the game, featuring as a standalone tournament mode as well as being prominent in The Journey, Ultimate Team and Career Mode.

That is expected to continue in FIFA 20 and we could potentially see the inclusion of other UEFA competitions too, such as the European Championship, which takes place across the continent in 2020, with qualification beginning in 2019.

The FIFA video game series last featured the European Championship in FIFA 12, with a special Euro 2012 download pack. This is the approach EA Sports used for World Cup 2018 last year.

6. PC REQUIREMENTS

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The FIFA 20 which will also have a PC version has the following requirements for installation.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8.1/10
Processor (AMD): Phenom II X4 965 or Equivalent
Processor (Intel): i3-2100 or Equivalent
Memory: 8 GB
Graphics card (AMD): Radeon HD 7850 or Equivalent
Graphics card (NVIDIA): GeForce GTX 660 or Equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space: 50 GB

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS
OS: 64-bit Windows 10
Processor (AMD): Athlon X4 870K or Equivalent
Processor (Intel): i3 6300T or Equivalent
Memory: 8 GB
Graphics card (AMD): Radeon R9 270X or Equivalent
Graphics card (NVIDIA): GeForce GTX 670 or Equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: Broadband Connection
Hard-drive space: 50 GB

7. VOLTA FOOTBALL

FIFA Street makes a return as a game mode for FIFA 20, as Volta Football. 3v3 Rush (no goalkeepers), 4v4, 4v4 Rush, 5v5 and Professional Futsal will all be match types in the new game.

It’s all about flair, with customisable players (male and female players will play alongside each other) online squads and more. check the above trailer to see.

EA has also confirmed that Volta Football mode will only be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game.

Extra: Juventus will not be in FIFA 20 after signing an exclusive partnership deal with PES 2020 but will  be known as Piemonte Calcio. The official badge and kits will also be unavailable in the game, with custom designs produced by EA Sport.

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That’s all we know for now but we will keep you in the loop if we get any new info.

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