Fifa 19: New features, gameplay, release date and demo

The release of Fifa 19 is the next big thing on planet Earth. Yes, it truly is a very significant event with millions counting the days to the release date. If you’re a die-hard Fifa fan, desperately waiting for the 2019 version to roll out, you’re in the right place. In this post, we’ll be covering all the information that you need to know about your favorite game. Keep reading to find out more…

First things first – When is Fifa 19 release date?

Listen out Fifa fans, the game will be out on 28th September 2018 on Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

If you want early-bird access to the game, you can pre-order the Ultimate Edition or the Champions Edition. On pre-ordering, you will get access to the game on the 25th September 2018 i.e. three days in advance.

How much will Fifa 19 cost?

The Standard Edition of Fifa 19 will cost you £49.99. You can pre-order the game online. The Champions and Ultimate Edition are priced at £69.99 and £89.99 respectively.

Pre-ordering Fifa 19 – Important things to note

You can choose from three different versions of Fifa 19 – the Standard Edition, the Champions Edition, and the Ultimate Edition. Each of them comes with a variety of features.

Standard Edition

The Standard Edition comes with a maximum of 5 jumbo packages for the Ultimate Team, special edition FUT kits, and a Cristiano Ronaldo Goal Card.

Champions Edition

If you pre-order the Champions Edition, you will get the early-bird access, a maximum of twenty-jumbo packages, a Champions league player pick, and a Neymar Loan Card.

Ultimate Edition

Fifa19 Ultimate Edition
Fifa 19 Ultimate Edition

The Ultimate Edition is the largest version of the game and it includes everything that is a part of the Standard and Champions Edition. You will also get a maximum of forty jumbo packages.

Eight new features that you can expect on Fifa 19

FIFA 19 Active Touch System
Neymar’ signature control with the new Active Touch System

1. UEFA Champions League

Yes, you read that right. UEFA Champions League is coming to Fifa for the first time ever and will be featured as part of the Kick Off mode, Ultimate Team and Career Mode; UEFA Europa League will also be available.

2. New Commentary Team

Fifa 19 will witness the entry of a new commentary team comprising of the ex-Arsenal player Lee Dixon and Derek Rae, known for his commentary with BT Sport and ESPN. The incredible duo will surely take Fifa 19 commentary to the next level.

3. Timed Finishing


The brand-new Timed Finishing feature is supposed to give players more precise control when striking the ball. To activate this feature, all you need to do is double tap the shoot button. In the second tap, you can determine how well you’re connecting with the ball.

However, the challenge here is timing the second tap flawlessly. A tap too early or a little late can make a lot of difference to your shot. Ideally, you should sync your second tap with the sliders when they hit the green zone in the center. You can use Timed Finishing in numerous scenarios, including long-shots and headers.

4. Active Touch System

Fifa Real Player Motion Technology
Fifa Real Player Motion Technology

The Active Touch System allows you to be more creative and precise when controlling the ball. It comes with interesting skills like the Neymar Trap, new ways to trick your opponents, and improvements to first touches. This feature will complement the Real Player Motion Technology System which was introduced in last year’s edition of Fifa.

5. Dynamic Tactics

With Dynamic Tactics in FIFA 19, you can also create multiple game plans that you can switch between during a match

Dynamic Tactics will give you the ability to create multiple game-plans pre-match which will be mapped to the D-Pad. You can then switch between them easily during matches without having to go to the pause menu.

6. Division Rivals – The Ultimate Team

FUT’s online season mode will be replaced by the all-new match system – Division Rivals. Based on their skills and expertise, players will be categorized into ten divisions. The categorization of the players will be decided on the skills showcased by them during the placement matches (matches played when you first start Division Rivals). Every week, players will get a chance to compete with other players from the same division to earn big rewards and prizes. Moreover, each player will also get a chance to monitor their progress and better their rank every week.

7. The Champions Channel

This channel will showcase game highlights of more skilled players so that beginners can watch them and step-up their game. The highlights will allow you to see what buttons the players are pressing during certain times.

8. The Journey

Fifa 19 The Journey
The Journey continues in Fifa 19

In Fifa 19, The Journey will continue, this time Alex Hunter will also play the Champions League. Additionally, players will be able to play as Kim Hunter, as she looks to represent the United States in the Women’s World Cup.

When will the downloadable demo be released?

So far, no confirmed date has been announced for the release of Fifa 19’s downloadable demo. Based on every year’s pattern of demo releases, this year’s demo will be released fourteen to seventeen days before the original game. So it could be between the 11th and 14th of September, however, recent reports claim it will be released on the 13th of Septemeber.

List of teams on the demo version

Here’s a list of teams that will be available on the demo version:

  • Tottenham
  • PSG
  • Juventus
  • Manchester United
  • Manchester City
  • Real Madrid
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Bayern Munich
  • Borussia Dortmund

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