FIFA 21: Key features and improvements make it a must-buy

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One of the year’s most anticipated video games is less than one month away.  Read on to find out what makes FIFA 21 worth buying!

In my honest opinion, the FIFA franchise has had more hits than misses over the years and FIFA 21 looks to be no different. While no video game is perfect (excluding GTA 5), the recent installments of FIFA always seem to do it for me.

Whether it’s the debut of the franchises’ Journey mode in 2017, it’s smooth gameplay, or those iconic victory animations when you score, for the most part, FIFA never ceases to amaze me.

While the aforementioned Journey mode was last seen in FIFA 19 with no sign of return since then, FIFA 20 saw the debut of something similar in what would go on to be called VOLTA Football. This mode has been confirmed for FIFA 21 with some improvements.

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Improved VOLTA Football Mode

If you’re like me, then you were a huge fan of the FIFA Street series. Seeing as how there hasn’t been a new FIFA Street video game since 2012, all I can say is FIFA’s VOLTA Football mode last year was a great replacement.

This time around, the mode returns to FIFA 21 with brand new venues, online play, and of course, The Debut. The latter serves as the campaign mode for the game featuring Kaká and Lisa Zimouche.

The Agile Dribbling Feature

This new feature is meant to improve gameplay and give players better flexibility and creativity when playing the beautiful game. If you want to get flashy, if you consider yourself a100 percent, pure grade a ball handler, this new feature was tailor-made just for you.

On a side note, while this new feature was meant to help you blow past defenders with a little more flair than previous installments, try not to get too cute or you might end up getting stripped of the ball… just saying.

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Updated Career Mode

If you’re new to FIFA, it’s real easy to mistake its career mode for a story mode. If you’re looking for dramatic, breathtaking cut scenes, dynamic storylines, and awesome dialogue, you’re not going to get it here as this mode is designed for more technical style gamers.

What this year’s career mode will give you are some pretty nifty changes, including more control over your players. The new player growth system allows you to turn your right wings into right backs and vice versa, midfielders into false 9s, etc.

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Other than this the mode will feature a smarter AI system which equals a much more challenging game for you, new transfer options, an interactive match simulation feature, and much more.


With updates to skill moves,  a stellar soundtrack, a host of other features, FIFA 21 is shaping up to be another critical success.

The game is slated to be released on October 9, 2020, for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows. Other than that, FIFA 21 will also be available for next-gen consoles on a date not yet announced. Similar to Madden, the Dual Entitlement program will apply.