EA Games Talks About FIFA 21 Dual Entitlement in Recent FAQ Session

Published 12/03/2020, 12:52 PM EST


While preparing for the release of FIFA 21 on the current-gen consoles, EA Games recently launched an FAQ session. In the latest blog post, EA shared some of the significant questions from the FAQ session. The session covered some key points about the anticipated Dual Entitlement on the PS5, Xbox Series S, and the Series S consoles, in addition to other important inquiries.

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Players have been waiting for the current-gen version of the iconic title from EA ever since the launch of the latest consoles. After EA releases the PS5 and Series X/S version of the game, players will be able to upgrade their previous-gen versions of the game to the next-gen versions for free. This is basically what Dual Entitlement is.

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In EA’s own words,

“If you buy a physical copy of FIFA 21 on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to download and play FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S from the PlayStation Store or Microsoft Store for free* once the game releases.

“If you buy a digital copy of FIFA 21 on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, your copy of FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S will be bundled with the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One copy, and you’ll be able to download and play FIFA 21 from the PlayStation Store or Microsoft Store for free* once it releases on December 4th.”

How will players upgrade FIFA 21 to the current-gen version on a disc-less console?

The process is actually easier than it seems. In order to upgrade the game, the players need to have a unique identifier for the product. In case you need to upgrade your game to a disc-less console, you will need to replace the disc with a code for your issue. This is what you need to do:

  • Select your platform
  • Choose Codes and promotions for your category, and Replace the disc with code for your issue
  • Complete the webform
  • Provide proof of purchase
  • That’s it! Now you will receive your code!

Will this upgraded current-gen version include all the updates and changes in the game so far?

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Devs have said that they have been able to add only a number of the fixes and updates in the PS5, Series X, and Series S versions of the game.

“This is because final development of FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S was still taking place when FIFA 21 was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. These changes will need to be added later via Title Updates or via Server Releases.”

They also added that most of these items are fixes for issues or minor changes in the game. However, these include the Connection Monitoring functionalitywhich will not be available in the upgraded version at launch. But devs will be adding this feature soon.

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The current-gen consoles will enhance the gameplay experience of FIFA 21, due to the powerful hardware and peripherals. Personally, we cannot wait for the 4th of December to try this out ourselves!

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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