It’s that time of the year again as football fans who have eagerly been awaiting the new FIFA video game are handed their first experiences of the Ultimate Team mode.
EA Sports released the FIFA 23 Web App on Wednesday 21 September, and now they are set to make the FIFA 23 Companion App available for players to download on smart devices.
With the full release now just over a week away, the game developer is giving players an early chance to build their FIFA Ultimate Team squads and open packs.
Official player ratings have been coming out in dribs and drabs over the last few weeks as fans have built anticipation for the latest addition to the franchise.
Now they’ll be able to get their hands on some of their favourite players with a whole host of free packs and early features available ahead of release.
Here’s everything you need to know, including the time the FIFA 23 Web App and FIFA 23 Companion App will be available to access, and what free packs players are set to receive in their FUT accounts.
What is the FIFA 23 Web App release time?
The FIFA 23 Web App was launched at 6pm on Wednesday 21 September, and it is now available for players to access.
It was released at 6pm as this is often the time in the day EA Sports releases new packs, the Team of the Week, and other promotions.
The FIFA 23 Companion App, which will be available on iOS and Android devices, is set to launch on Thursday 22 September – likely to be at 6pm.
What free packs will players receive on the FIFA 23 Web App?
Upon accessing the FIFA 23 Web App for the first time, players will receive a standard starter pack. This usually consists of one rare gold player and an array of other non-rare gold, silver and bronze players.
Those who have played FIFA Ultimate Team previously will be welcomed with additional rewards for their loyalty, with the quality of these depending on how many editions of the game players have accessed.
These reward packs often contain a greater number of rare gold players, giving fans a higher chance of ‘packing’ some of the highest-rated in the game.
If EA Sports continues its traditional approach, players will also receive daily rewards for simply logging on to the web app. These include packs, coins, and FUT Draft tokens.
How to get the FIFA 23 Web App
The FIFA 23 Web App can be easily accessed on laptops, computers and similar devices by going to the official EA Sports FIFA website.
As previously mentioned, users can also download the Companion App by searching ‘FIFA Companion App’ on the App Store or Google Play Store.
Those who already have the Companion App from previous editions of the game will not have to download it again – it will automatically update to the latest version.
Who are the 23 highest-rated players on FIFA 23 Ultimate Team?
One of the first lists of player ratings released by EA Sports was the 23 highest-rated in the entire game. These included:
- Karim Benzema - 91 - Real Madrid
- Robert Lewandowski - 91 - Barcelona
- Kylian Mbappe - 91 - PSG
- Kevin De Bruyne - 91 - Manchester City
- Lionel Messi - 91 - PSG
- Mohamed Salah - 90 - Liverpool
- Virgil Van Dijk - 90 - Liverpool
- Cristiano Ronaldo - 90 - Manchester United
- Thibaut Courtois - 90 - Real Madrid
- Manuel Neuer - 90 - Bayern Munich
- Neymar Jr - 89 - PSG
- Heung Min Son - 89 - Spurs
- Sadio Mane - 89 - Liverpool
- Joshua Kimmich - 89 - Bayern Munich
- Casemiro - 89 - Manchester United
- Alisson - 89 - Liverpool
- Harry Kane - 89 - Spurs
- Ederson - 89 - Manchester City
- N’Golo Kante - 89 - Chelsea
- Jan Oblak - 89 - Atletico Madrid
- Erling Haaland - 88 - Manchester City
- Toni Kroos - 88 - Real Madrid
- Marquinhos - 88 - PSG
When will FIFA 23 be released?
FIFA 23 is out on Friday 30 September 2022 on Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, and Steam. Pre-orders are now available through online stores or at your local video game retailer.
Those who want to play the game a week earlier can sign up to EA Play, which allows early access to the game from Friday 23 September 2022.
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