FIFA 18 receives a World Cup digital update today on (XB1, PS4, PC, Switch) with all new authentic stadiums, both offline and online tournaments, and a spider web of FUT (FIFA Ultimate Team) linkages.
Authentic 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Experience
Feel the excitement and drama of football’s greatest event with the authentic tournament experience, featuring all 32 qualified national teams, match balls, stadiums, and the iconic trophy – rendered in the Frostbite game engine for the first time.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Revel in the epic tournament exactly how it will play out in real life. Choose from any of the 32 qualified nations and play through the authentic tournament structure, from the group stage to the final in Moscow.
Custom FIFA World Cup Tournament
This is your chance to rewrite history and enjoy a custom version of the World Cup with any country in FIFA 18. Select any licensed national team in FIFA 18, including Italy, USA, Netherlands, Chile and more and bring your FIFA World Cup dreams to life by creating your own tournament draw.
FIFA World Cup Kick-Off
Jump into an offline match solo or with friends using official teams, players, kits, and authentic stadium atmospheres from the FIFA World Cup.
Play FIFA’s most popular mode in the new, exciting FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team experience. Build your dream international squad with stars from all 32 qualified nations with dynamic player items related to the real-world tournament, plus legendary FIFA World Cup ICONS.
Chemistry System: Link your favorite international players; instead of clubs and leagues, nationalities and confederations will be key chemistry components to consider when building and organizing your squad.
Player Pool: Featuring up-to-date squads from every qualified nation with refreshed ratings, [RA1] you’ll have everything you need to build your international dream squad.
Dynamic Items: Built to match real world performance, these items will update based on the performances of players who stood out on matchday, with upgraded stats, ensuring a fresh and relevant experience for the entire tournament.
Double Pack Incentives: For every Standard or Premium pack you purchase in FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team, you will receive equivalent pack value in FUT 18.
New game modes: Single Player and Online Tournament, Single Player & Online Draft, Squad Building Challenges.
Saint Petersburg Stadium, Fisht Stadium, Ekaterinburg Arena, Kazan Arena, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Rostov Arena, Samara Arena, Mordovia Arena, Volgograd Arena, Spartak Stadium, Kaliningrad Stadium, Luzhniki Stadium
The free World Cup update for FIFA 18 provides not only the authentic teams, players, and presentation from the tournament, but also the 12 official stadiums in Russia. Whether you want to play matches exactly where they will be in the actual tournament, or you'd rather change it up and play any match in any of the official stadiums, FIFA 18 World Cup puts you in control of an epic World Cup experience.
Each stadium will also be filled with the sights and sounds of the World Cup, thanks to authentic pitch environments, dressings, national team banners, and high-resolution crowds.
Learn more about the individual World Cup venues below.
SAINT PETERSBURG STADIUM, SAINT PETERSBURG
One of the newest venues for the tournament, Saint Petersburg Stadium in Western Russia boasts a retractable roof that is part of an overall design initially titled “The Spaceship.” Aside from the World Cup and other international matches, Saint Petersburg Stadium is the home of Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg.
FISHT STADIUM, SOCHI
Built as a closed arena for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Fisht was re-opened for the World Cup and other open-air sports in 2016.
EKATERINBURG ARENA, EKATERINBURG
Though originally built in 1957, it has been renovated twice — most recently because of its inclusion as a World Cup venue. Ekaterinburg is the easternmost stadium for the World Cup, and has just the second-smallest crowd capacity at 35,696.
KAZAN ARENA, KAZAN
Home of Russian Premier League mainstay Rubin Kazan, Kazan Arena boasts the largest outdoor LED screen in all of Europe.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD STADIUM, NIZHNY NOVGOROD
Another brand-new venue built for the World Cup, Nizhny Novgorod Stadium's opening tournament match between Sweden and South Korea will be its first. But Russian Premier League side FC Olimpiyets Nizhny Novgorod will soon make the stadium their home.
ROSTOV ARENA, ROSTOV-ON-DON
Located along the scenic Don River, this recently-built stadium has its seats organized in a way that provides a variety of views of not just the pitch, but also the river and the rest of the city. FC Rostov will make the stadium their home after the conclusion of the World Cup.
SAMARA ARENA, SAMARA
Another recently-unveiled stadium designed with spaceships in mind, Samara Arena looks spectacular at night thanks to the lights that line nearly the entire exterior. Krylia Sovetov Samara will be the lucky residents of this impressive new venue in the fall.
MORDOVIA ARENA, SARANSK
This brightly-colored oval arena was in construction for almost a decade, originally designed and built to honor the Mordovian people. It becomes the home of FC Mordovia in the future, and will likely host many other important sporting events in the region.
VOLGOGRAD ARENA, VOLGOGRAD
Built on the site of the Volgograd's former stadium, the Volgograd Arena has a unique design that opens outward at the top, rather than inward like most stadiums. It also has a unique exterior, with supports designed to look like fireworks when lit up at night. The roof is designed to look like spokes on a bicycle, making it feel larger and more open from the inside. Rotor Volgograd will take up residence post-World Cup.
SPARTAK STADIUM, MOSCOW
Moscow's second World Cup venue was built in 2014 to finally provide Spartak Moscow, one of Russia's most successful and popular teams, with a home stadium. The facade is made up of many diamond-shaped panels that are usually Spartak's red and white, but can be changed to other colors for different events.
KALININGRAD STADIUM, KALININGRAD
The smallest of the World Cup venues by capacity, Kaliningrad Stadium is actually situated on Oktyabrsky Island, which sits in the Pregolya River that runs through the city. The design is based on Munich's Allianz Arena and will host Baltika Kaliningrad in the future.
LUZHNIKI STADIUM, MOSCOW
The site of the 2018 World Cup Final, Luzhniki Stadium is home to the Russian national team and regularly hosts domestic cup finals. Situated in the rolling meadows around the Moskva River, the massive stadium is only part of an even bigger complex used for a variety of sports.