FIFA 20 Ultimate Team: New House rules, FUT Friendlies, ICONS, King of the Hill, Mystery Ball, and more revealed by EA
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FIFA 20 Ultimate Team: New House rules, FUT Friendlies, ICONS, King of the Hill, Mystery Ball, and more revealed by EA

Nick Farrell
31 July 2019

EA has rolled out a number of changes to its most popular mode - but will they be a hit?

EA Sports has revealed a host of changes coming to FIFA 20 Ultimate Team. From new Icons, to new game modes and all customisation that will be included in FUT 20. Here we go through the biggest ones coming your way in FIFA 20. For a more detailed look, you can check out what EA Sports has said on their FIFA 20 website.

Icons

A full list of icons has been shown including the 15 new ones to be added in FIFA 20, you can see the new icons added to this year's game here.

Mystery Ball

Easily the most intriguing of the lot.

Changing each stoppage of play, the ball gives the attacking side boosts across the board – adding an element of unpredictability to every match.

Season Objectives

Make your club truly unique with new options for customization, including kits, crests, Stadium Themes, Tifos, and celebrations, unlocked via Season Objectives.

Fut Friendlies

Take your FUT team into new House Rules in FUT Friendlies, a new and more social way to play against your mates and the FUT community.

Squad Management

Enjoy more seamless Squad management and Squad Building Challenges with a redesigned Squad Screen in FUT 20, enabling you to access your Active Squad, the Transfer Market, and Club Content quickly from one location.

Modes to suit different types of play

Whether it’s taking on your mates in FUT Friendlies, the AI in Squad Battles, the online FUT community in Division Rivals, or the elite of the elite in FUT Champions, there’s a mode for every play style and skill level.

Squad battle enhancements

Complete weekly games on your schedule with the removal of the daily match cap, allowing you to climb the ranks on your terms.

Sounds great… but what about the demo?

FIFA 20 isn’t far away from its release date on September 27, 2019.

The demo of FIFA 20 will give us our first hands-on experience with the game – this will include Volta, Pro Clubs and Career Mode updates. 

With fans starting to put down their controllers in the FIFA series, it is vital that even the demo for FIFA 20 impresses.

Demo Release

The demo for the game only tends to come out two weeks before the game’s full release, so this should be on September 12, 2019.

Teams

Expect similar teams on the demo to last year where we had Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Roma, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and PSG to choose from. With Barcelona, Arsenal, Liverpool, AC Milan, Juventus & Inter Milan all having licensing agreements with Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer, don’t expect them to appear on the FIFA demo.

Gameplay

Even before E3, it was released in The Pitch Notes what the areas of focus were for FIFA 20.

More realistic finishing, improved defending, a passing overhaul, more difficult chained skill moved and goalkeeper movement being reduced were all mentioned, marking a fantastic start for the FIFA 20 cycle. 

You can read more about FIFA 20 gameplay here

Written By
Alastair Pusinelli
@pusi_11

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