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FIFA 18: Will EA Sports be bringing a FREE World Cup mode to the game?

It would certainly seem to make a lot of sense

FIFA fans could be treated to a free World Cup mode this year, to coincide with the upcoming tournament.

Although it’s yet to be confirmed, you’d only need to look back to FIFA 14 to see how EA Sports could capitalise on the global event.


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Back on May 29 2014, EA released a special Ultimate Team: World Cup mode – and better yet, it didn’t cost a penny.

It arrived as a free update – a welcome change given how strongly EA leans on the in-game purchase model.

EA will be missing a huge trick if they do not include a World Cup mode

EA will be missing a huge trick if they do not include a World Cup mode

The mode featured players and kits from all 32 teams taking part. It even included the official adidas® Brazuca match ball and Estadio do Maracana in Rio.

There were new player items, too – with updated player images and a fresh World Cup theme to make your squad stand out. Some players even received updated stats for the World Cup alone.

 

New cards and ratings will surely be part of the promotion

New cards and ratings will surely be part of the promotion

But it gets better.

Back then, there was a two-for-one promotion on FUT packs – which meant you got a free normal Gold pack in every World Cup pack opened.

Yes, you read that right.

The mode could be played offline and online – so was accessible to all

The mode could be played offline and online – so was accessible to all

You could even play through the full tournament online or offline, from the groups to the knock-out stages. Incredible.

FIFA 14 really brought the World Cup to life – but this year the Frostbite engine should blow it out of the water

FIFA 14 really brought the World Cup to life – but this year the Frostbite engine should blow it out of the water

Please make this happen, EA.

Remember, keep on top with all the latest FIFA 18 news and FIFA 19 rumours by checking out our detailed ‘Absolutely everything you need to know’ article.