While we are waiting for information on FIFA 22 during the reveal of the game on Sunday July 11, rumors evoke a major change with the Fut champion mode (weekend league) which would be reserved exclusively for next-gen consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X). This rumor has been mentioned by several professional players (source in English), which suggests that EA would have communicated this change to them a few months before the release of FIFA 22.
The Fut Champion mode is the most competitive game mode on FIFA as it lets players who have invested time in Rivals mode compete for the best rewards in the game. So, with 30 matches to play over the weekend, it's is generally a very "toxic" game mode since everything forces players to win their matches, no matter what.
However, despite this toxic aspect, many players regularly (almost every week) take advantage of this game mode in order to obtain the famous Fut Champion red cards. This is indeed one of the best ways to get the best cards in the game, especially during the TOTS season.
Therefore, if the rumors are true, a switch to a mode exclusive to next-gen consoles would have a very significant impact on the population on consoles and PCs, but also on the transfer market. While next-gen consoles are still hard to come by, such a decision could harm the next FIFA, the most competitive players might not buy the game if they can't participate in Fut champion.
Unless EA prepares a less toxic mode for current consoles in order to obtain these same rewards…
At the moment, we don't know much about the next FIFA. A first trailer should reveal some new features on July 11. In addition, EA has a conference, on the sidelines of E3 2021, on July 22. It is almost certain that FIFA 22 will be there, as well as Battlefield 2042 and the next Madden. The official release date will certainly be presented at that time.
However, we must be able to assume that the title will be released between the third week of September and the first week of October 2021.
Thus, the latest rumors evoke an exclusive passage of the Fut champion mode on the next-gen consoles for FIFA 22. While waiting for the release of the new football game from EA, you can find all the news and our FIFA 21 guides on w88s.vip.