FIFA 22 cover star revealed: release date, pre-order info, more

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The official FIFA 22 cover and athlete reveal has finally arrived. Find out who graced the face of EA Sports' world-renowned footballing title for FIFA 22's impending release this summer.

It was a fantastic football season, which ended in style with the European Championships. And as the 2020/21 campaign draws to a close, we look forward to another season of the world's most popular sport.


For many, the release of the latest EA Sports FIFA title signals the unofficial start of the new football season. It's still hitting the shelves at 473mne, as excitement simmers for the major leagues getting started again.


We now have our first look at the official cover art and cover athlete for the upcoming FIFA 22 title. Here's everything you need to know for the next edition of the UK's best-selling game.

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FIFA 22 cover athlete - who is he?

Making a return as the cover athlete of EA Sports FIFA 22, French superstar Kylian Mbapp茅 will once again be in the headlines. He'll still be just 22 when FIFA 22 officially releases, and it looks like he has the world of football in the palm of his hand.

With several league titles, a World Cup and two FIFA covers already on his CV, the sky really is the limit for Mbapp茅's career.


EA SPORTS FIFA @EASPORTSFIFA Honored to welcome @KMbappe again
The #FIFA22 cover star Stay tuned for the game-changing reveal on July 11? https://t.co/oT0kH2cJ7b https://t.co/w1NABM6Fjj


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FIFA 22 release date and pre-order information

As of now, FIFA 22 is expected to be available from October 8, 2021. The early access period (granted by pre-order) is expected to start on October 5, 2021.



A ten-hour limited trial period will be granted in early access to EA Play members only, starting September 30, 2021.

Don't forget to check our FIFA tab as we get closer to the next FIFA 22 title.

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