UPDATE TWO: The FIFA 22 Web App is expected to go live at any moment, providing gamers with their first taste of the new FUT trading system.
The latest message from EA Sports on the situation reads: “The Play first trial is now live on all platforms. If you’re referring to the Web App, it’s not yet here, but we’re working on that.”
UPDATE: The FIFA 22 Web App release time is happening today, and rollout is expected to start at around 6pm BST; however, it should be noted that much will depend on EA Sports’ internal schedule, and things could change depending on the current situation.
Meanwhile, it has also been confirmed that the FIFA 22 Companion App for Android and iOS devices will not be available to use until Thursday, September 23, 2021.
The FUT release dates from EA Sports are as follows:
- September 22, 2021 – FUT 22 Web App comes online – If you’re a returning FUT 21 player with an account in good standing, this is when you can start using the Transfer Market.
- September 23, 2021 – FUT 22 Companion App launches – This is your chance to update your Companion App on Android and iOS.
ORIGINAL: It’s almost time to launch back into Ultimate Team, armed with new players rankings and squad building tools for the 2021/2022 season. And the FIFA 22 Web App release date is traditionally the official build-up to EA Sports’ annual games release.
Offering the latest features and the earliest opportunity to share your FUT team, Ultimate Team fans are eager to get the ball rolling again. Things aren’t changing dramatically from last year, but there will still be plenty of stuff to check out this week as the FIFA Web App goes live.
Fans will be expecting a few server issues and perhaps a delay between the Companion App and Web App releasing to fans. This is mainly down to the sheer popularity of the Web App release date, with many fans having already pre-ordered and now waiting for the FIFA 22 early access period to begin.
Like in the past, the FIFA 22 Web App will make it possible to control your FUT team outside of the game.
It traditionally arrives before the full game is released, meaning you can start building your Ultimate Team early outside of FIFA 22.
It will boast the usual features, including being able to name your team, select kits and stadiums, claim daily rewards and complete challenges.
But the most significant features are opening FUT Packs and checking out the new trading system, an area of the game which is crucial to getting a good start in FUT.
However, it should be noted that some features will remain locked until the early access period begins on consoles.
FIFA 22 will be available for everyone to play regardless of pre-ordering bonuses, on October 1, 2021.
WHAT TIME DOES THE FIFA 22 WEB APP COME OUT?
The FIFA 22 Web App release date has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, 2021, and will be available before the end of the day in the UK.
A message on the official FIFA site adds: “The FUT Web App and other FIFA Web features are down for maintenance while we prepare for FIFA 22. The new web app launches on September 22nd.”
Knowing when exactly FIFA fans will be able to access the Web App is trickier to predict, as there can be huge delays on the day of release.
But based on previous years, we would expect the FIFA Web App to launch after 6pm BST.
The Companion App is also expected to arrive around the same time but as this will require a patch to access, there could be a longer wait.
We would suggest trying to use the Web App first, as this might prove to be the most stable platform.
And below are some of the new features being promised for FIFA 22 Ultimate Team when it does go live:
NEW SEASONAL PROGRESSION
Advance through a new competitive structure in Divison Rivals – your chance to take on the FUT Community online. Win matches to progress through new stages, ranks, and divisions on your way to better weekly rewards. Stay at the right level for your skill with checkpoints and accelerate your progress with win streaks that get you further, faster. Division resets at the end of each Season in FUT 22 determine where you start your next Division Rivals journey.
WEEKLY AND SEASONAL REWARDS
Get rewarded for your performance each week and Season in FUT 22. Winning matches each week will increase your rank within a division and qualify you for better weekly rewards, while every match you play counts towards seasonal milestones – with the end of season rewards based on the number of matches you play, regardless of wins or losses.