Is FIFA 22 cross-platform? Current cross-play status

Nathan Warby
Trent Alexander Arnold in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 has a wide variety of modes that can be enjoyed with friends, such as Ultimate Team or Pro Clubs, but what about those playing on separate platforms? We’ve got all the details on FIFA 22 crossplay right here.

FIFA 22 has no shortage of features to tackle, whether you’re taking a lower-league club to European glory in Career Mode, or assembling the perfect squad in Ultimate Team. However, there’s no doubt that taking to the pitch with friends takes the game to new heights.

The likes of Online Seasons or Pro Clubs give players even more ways to play together, but many will be wondering if it’s possible to use crossplay to draft in friends from different platforms.

With this in mind, here is everything you need to know about FIFA 22 crossplay.

Mbappe in FIFA 22

Does FIFA 22 have crossplay?

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, there is no option for crossplay in FIFA 22. This means that matches with or against friends, or found with online matchmaking, can only occur with those playing on the exact same platform as you.

This also applies cross-gen, so PS4 players can’t get into the same match as anyone on PS5, and Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X users can’t join a game.

Will FIFA 22 get crossplay in the future?

The good news is that EA have confirmed they will be carrying out a crossplay test before the end of FIFA 22’s lifecycle. They didn’t announce an exact start date, but players should keep an eye out for more information in-game.

There are a couple of caveats, however, as this proposed test will only be conducted between players on next-gen consoles, so PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. It will also only be supported in Online Friendlies and Online Seasons, meaning Pro Clubs will still be limited by platform.

While it isn’t confirmed, it’s highly likely that by testing waters in FIFA 22, EA are gearing up for greater crossplay support in FIFA 23, and are currently looking to make sure that they have the correct infrastructure.

For more FIFA 22, check out the rewards and objectives for Icon Swaps 3, as well as the schedule for this year’s Team of the season.

Image credits: EA

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].