EA has unveiled a new deep dive video and a detailed blog post that reveals new mechanics coming in FIFA 23. These include improvements to FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, including FUT Moments and redefined chemistry.
FUT Moments brings a new way to play FIFA Ultimate Team and earn rewards. FUT Moments focuses on fun, short scenarios with a variety of challenges. In FUT Moments, you’ll earn a new currency type, FUT Stars, which can be exchanged for Items and Packs in the Moments Star Gallery.
Deliver a new mode that offers a wide variety of unique Challenges that will be updated throughout FUT 23, ranging from skills training to recreating real football match highlights.
Provide a shorter match experience than our other game modes.
Offer unique gameplay for all skill levels of FUT players, with a wide variety of difficulties.
Create a progression and reward system that gives players more control and choice.
FUT 23 brings a complete overhaul to the Chemistry system, making it easier than ever to build your dream squad.
Increase squad variety and allow for a wider range of player selections, enabling more diverse team compositions by removing the barriers created by positional links.
More intuitive mechanics in key areas to make squad building easier, making it more authentic and more rewarding.
Remove common pain points such as lowered player Attributes caused by low Chemistry, or the calculus of Squad and Player Chemistry, a design that was often not intuitive to new players.
There are some key changes that impact the system as a whole:
EA has completely removed the negative impact to Attributes caused by low Chemistry, so players will always play with at least their Item’s Attributes, with Chemistry being additive.
EA has removed overall Squad Chemistry, so you only need to focus on building the maximum Chemistry for each individual player.
Positional links have been completely removed, and your Players can now link, and impact the Chemistry of Players in the Starting XI, regardless of their position on the pitch.
The Loyalty system has been removed.
MATCHMAKING AND MODES
Here’s a quick recap of how it will work in FUT 23.
Cross-play will be available in all 1v1 modes, including invite modes like Play a Friend.
Cross-play won’t be available in 2v2 Co-Op modes.
Cross-play will function on platforms of the same generation
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Google Stadia can play against each other
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can play against each other
You can opt out of cross-play if you want to only play against your platform.
Note that players who opt-out of cross-play could potentially take longer to find an opponent when matchmaking, as opting out of cross-play naturally reduces the amount of potential opponents that could be found. Opting into cross-play will ensure that matchmaking will look for the largest pool of potential opponents possible.
In 1v1 matches in FUT, you’ll be able to play against players on the same platform generation in FUT Rivals, FUT Friendlies, FUT Champions, Play a Friend, and FUT Online Draft, helping you get into your next match more easily.
FIFA 23 will launch for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on 30 September 2022. Early access for FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition will begin three days earlier on 27 September 2022.