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FIFA 18 Cover Star UPDATE: Has EA just revealed who the new face of FIFA is TODAY?

  • FIFA 18 cover star could be announced today following cryptic social media behaviour on EA SPORTS Twitter account
  • Changed Twitter pic and background - suggesting huge news imminent
  • Speculation already rife about who next FIFA 18 cover star will  be - Paul Pogba rumoured but unconfirmed

EA has changed their Twitter picture and background – suggesting some massive FIFA 18 news is on the way.

And we can reveal that it’s Cristiano Ronaldo who’s been named the FIFA 18 cover star.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the new face of this year’s FIFA 18

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the new face of this year’s FIFA 18

 

We’ve pulled together everything you need to know about the FIFA 18 cover star.

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Plus, if you want to have your say in who the FIFA 18 cover star should be, then take part in our FIFA 18 cover vote

When will the cover star be announced?

The cover star will likely be announced in June – around the E3 expo in Los Angeles.

Who will be on the cover of FIFA 18?

There have been unconfirmed reports that Paul Pogba is the cover star but this has not yet been confirmed.

FIFA cover stars through the years

  • FIFA 17: Marco Reus
  • FIFA 16: Lionel Messi and Jordan Henderson
  • FIFA 15: Lionel Messi and Arturo Vidal
  • FIFA 14: Lionel Messi
  • FIFA 13: Lionel Messi, Joe Hart and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • FIFA 12: Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshire

Will there be different FIFA 18 cover stars?

No, EA will stick with one cover star for all versions of the game.

Can I vote on the next cover star?

No, EA will be making the decision, but you can have your say on the Dream Team FIFA 18 public vote.

Who was on last year’s front cover?

Marco Reus was on FIFA 17’s cover.

When will it come out, and will there be a demo?

We’re almost certain that FIFA 18 will launch in late September – most likely on the 26 September.

FIFA 17 was released on 29 September, FIFA 16 on 22 September 2015 and FIFA 15 on 23 September 2014.

For those wanting early access, the demo usually lands a week or two before the game launches – but expect EA Access members to get first dibs.

Will Cristiano Ronaldo still be the best player?

It’s been an incredible year for the Portuguese, so he’ll definitely remain the game’s best player in FIFA 18.

Some believe he may have a stats downgrade, though – especially with regards to his pace and dribbling (which we’ve mocked up below).

Ronaldo will likely be the best player in FIFA 18 – despite him getting slight downgrades in pace and dribbling

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Ronaldo will likely be the best player in FIFA 18 – despite him getting slight downgrades in pace and dribbling

Lionel Messi, who has been in blistering form of late, will keep second spot.

How much will it cost?

FIFA 18 will cost around £49.99 – but given the demand, some outlets may undercut this.

We expect the cheapest the game will go for at launch to be around £45.

When can I pre-order it?

Pre-orders should kick off around June 6, if last year’s campaign is anything to go by.