FIFA 21 will be one of the best-selling games on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in 2020-21 that football fans will have the opportunity to play as their favorite players and teams.
Online gaming is very popular in FIFA 21, with game modes such as FIFA Ultimate Team, Online Seasons and Pro Club pitting people around the world against each other.
You can play against or with friends online on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, but this is the first year in any season where people will be divided a lot between the different generations of the console.
- Can I play FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 against PlayStation 4 players?
- Can I play against Xbox Series X players with FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5?
- How can I upgrade FIFA 21 from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5?
- Will my Ultimate Team copy from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5?
- Can I even play with my Ultimate Team on PlayStation 4 after playing on PlayStation 5?
Playing against your friends or even with them using Co-Op mode is one of the most fun ways to play FIFA 21.
Club Pros are also very popular since you can create a team of 11 players, who play all online immediately against other clubs around the world.
Co-Op was introduced in FIFA Ultimate Team for FIFA 21, meaning an online guest can come in and help control your side in FUT.
EA Sports initially confirmed that it will not be playing “in console generations” in FIFA 21.
You won’t be able to play through generations of consoles or play crossword puzzles on it # FIFA21.
However, you can report your FUT progression from PS4 to PS5 and Xbox 1 to Xbox Series X. https://t.co/mUqU3zcAud
– FIFA Direct Communication (@EAFIFADirect) August 10, 2020
However, you can download the PS4 version of FIFA 21 on your PS5 and then play against or with your friends using the older version of the game.
To switch to the PS4 version of FIFA 21, scroll down to the game in the main console menu, then tap and click on the three-point symbol.
Here, you’ll see an option to play the PS4 version of FIFA 21 (or download it if you haven’t downloaded it before on your console).
You can revert to the PS5 version at any time by following the same steps.
Unfortunately, in addition to not being able to play against PlayStation 4 players with the PS5 version of FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5, you won’t be able to play against FIFA 21 players on Xbox One or Xbox Series X / S.
Cross-play is not supported in FIFA 21, but future versions of FIFA may have cross-play where multiple consoles can play together or against each other online.
Other games on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X support or support cross-play, including Destiny 2, Chivalry 2, Fortnite and Worms Rumble.
Worms Rumble was released to PlayStation Plus subscribers in December and gave gamers the opportunity to try out a cross-platform game against gamers on Xbox as well as PC.
Anyone who has purchased FIFA 21 on PlayStation 4 can download FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 with it EA Sports Dual Rights Offer.
You can upgrade at any time during the season either by accessing your PlayStation Network account where you purchased the PS4 version or by inserting the PS4 disc into the PS5 disc.
However, anyone who has purchased the physical copy of FIFA 21 for PlayStation 4 can upgrade to PlayStation 5 only if they have the disc version of the new console.
Using the Dual Entitlement offer, you can upgrade your copy of FIFA 21 from PS4 to PS5 and bring some of your progress through to the new console.
This allows you to bring your Ultimate Team progress and Volta progress on the PlayStation 5.
However, the progress you have made in Online Seasons and in Career Mode cannot be copied to the new console.
Pro Clubs and Co-Op Seasons progress is also set on a single console and is not transferable from console to console.
Since cross console gaming is not allowed in FIFA 21, many people may even want to play the PlayStation 4 version of FIFA 21 against their friends despite buying a PlayStation 5.
Fortunately, Ultimate Team progress can be dragged back and forth for PS4 and PS5, meaning you can still play Co-Op Ultimate Team using your FUT team even after upgrading to the new console.
“Any progress you make or content you acquire on the FIFA 21 Ultimate Team (including players, articles, coins, FIFA Points, match records and ranking), and all progress on Volta … will be transferred from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 and back, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X and back, ”EA Sports confirmed.