VOLTA hasn't quite hit the heights that many at EA Sports would have hoped, but that could all change in FIFA 22.
The team behind the scenes have been working hard to find ways to capitalise on the sociable mode, and they may have found the perfect solution.
VOLTA ARCADE is coming to FIFA 22, and here is everything that you need to know.
What is VOLTA ARCADE?
VOLTA ARCADE is set to be the pinnacle of sociable FIFA.
Marketed as a "weekend-only, free-for-all, lighthearted bash" the mode will allow you to team up with three of your friends to compete across a series of brand new Party Games.
Here is the rundown of how it will work:
- Party up with three additional players, including friends and/or other players from the VOLTA FOOTBALL Community.
- Play a tournament consisting of four randomly selected 2v2 and free-for-all Party Games.
- Earn points based on your performance in each Party Game.
- Score the most points across all four Party Games to win the tournament.
- Earn VOLTA COINS and VOLTA SEASON XP for participating.
VOLTA ARCADE players will be able to get stuck into eight Party Games upon the launch of FIFA 22, with EA set to implement a host more as the year progresses.
The classic game of dodgeball comes to FIFA 22. Two teams of two go head-to-head in a race to 15 points.
The second Party Game available is another 2v2 game mode, entitled Foot Tennis.
Similar to the game of tennis itself, players will have to volley, lob and smash the ball back and forth as they try to outwit the opposition. First to 10 points will take the W in this one.
The third mode is another 2v2 game, entitled Disco Lava.
Players will begin in the middle of a blank dancefloor, with white titles appearing in different formations throughout.
The first player to dribble on each tile will claim it for their team, with the team claiming the most tiles at the end of each round declared the winner.
EA have reimagined a skill games classic in the form of the fourth Party Game, Quick Strike.
Players will begin in the middle of a ring of goals which will begin to rotate. After a few moments you will see a number of the goals light up green. The first to put the ball in the back of the highlighted goals will win a point for their team.
There will be eight rounds per game, the team with the most points after eight rounds will be declared the winner.
Wall Ball Elimination
It's time for a trip down memory lane, with the introduction of Wall Ball Elimination.
Teams of two will compete to kick the ball back off the wall in as little time as possible in order to avoid elimination.
If you fail to hit the ball back off the wall before your timer expires then you will be elimiated from the round. The longer you last, the more points you will earn.
The player with the most points after three rounds will be declared the winner.
There's nothing too difficult about this one, simply keep the ball away from your opponent in order to win.
This game mode is absolute carnage. Players will begin in the middle of the centre circle and will be tasked with hitting as many moving targets as they can in order to earn points.
The rings will score you the fewest points, the large player cutouts will score you more, but it's the golden, single-player cutouts you will be aiming for as they will score you the most points.
The team with the most points at the end of each round will be declared the winners.
The eighth and final game available at launch is entitled Corner Scramble.
Players will each be assigned one corner of the pitch, with each of the competitors fighting in order to collect the ball and return it to their goal.
The player with the most balls at the end of the game will be declared the winner.