How to play FIFA online

You’ve been playing the FIFA series for some time now and have always had a lot of fun with Electronic Arts football . However, until now you have always played the classic offline modes, never approaching the online ones. You would like, therefore, to take the “big step” but you have not well understood how to access this possibility. Don’t worry: I’m here to help you with that!

In the course of this tutorial, in fact, I will show you how to play online on FIFA taking into consideration the various platforms on which EA football is available, so as to allow you to proceed without problems regardless of the console or PC in use. I will not fail to provide you with some information on the game modes available online.

What do you say then? Are you ready to compete in FIFA with players from all over the world? In my opinion you can’t wait to test your skills. Come on then, below you will find all the necessary indications to reach your goal. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to play FIFA online
    • How to play online on FIFA on consoles
    • How to play online on FIFA for PC
    • How to play online on FIFA for smartphones and tablets
  • How to play online with friends on FIFA

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to play online on FIFA , I think it might interest you to know more about this possibility.

Well, the Electronic Arts football video game series has been focusing on online modes for several years now , given that more and more players decide to try their hand at “climbing” to modes such as the popular FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) , which it allows you to create your own team by buying and selling players’ cards and competing online with others.

Building a team of a certain level in FUT is not at all easy, but with experience and with some right advice you will surely be able to improve quickly: in this regard, I recommend you to consult my tutorials on how to do XP on FIFA , like buy coins on FIFA and how to sniper on FIFA , in which I gave you various “tips” on how to get credits to buy packages and players and score some good shots.

Furthermore, precisely in terms of players, I invite you to read the guides in which I have recommended the best forwards , midfielders and defenders in FIFA. In my tutorial on how to access the FIFA Web app , however, you will find explained how to manage your team also from a browser, through the special Web panel made available by EA.

Obviously there is not only FUT: each FIFA chapter offers its own modes and, sometimes, EA decides to insert others. I am thinking, for example, of Volta Football , available starting from FIFA 20 and reconfirmed for the following FIFA 21 . This mode is a sort of “street football”, which reminded some of the iconic FIFA Street originally released in 2005 and then the subject of a reboot in 2012. There are also the classic online Seasons , just to make you understand how many possibilities are offered by the famous football player.

In short, all these modes make the online component of FIFA almost “a separate game” compared to the classic offline modes, so you are very welcome to want to approach them too; also because they are particularly fun activities to carry out, perhaps even in the company of their friends, each from their own home.

The aim of this tutorial will therefore be to explain to you in detail how to access the online modes of EA football. It begins!

How to play FIFA online

After briefly explaining some of the main modes available online in FIFA, I’d say it’s time to jump into the action and explain how to access them.

How to play online on FIFA on consoles

FIFA is a game played a lot on consoles, so let’s start with PlayStation, Xbox and Switch. As a practical example, I will explain in detail how to play online on FIFA for PS4 , but in reality the procedures to follow are quite similar on all consoles.

The first step to take, therefore, is to verify that the console is connected to the Internet and that an account has been correctly configured to access the services offered by it, PlayStation Network , in the case of PS4 / PS5.

Finally, you must also subscribe to the service that allows you to access the online multiplayer component of the games: PlayStation Plus , in the case of PS4 / PS5 or Xbox Live Gold, in the case of Xbox consoles. Finally, I would like to clarify that you must also accept the conditions of use in FIFA, at the first start of the game, by following the instructions that appear on the screen.

So, to configure the console connection to the Internet on PS4, you can go to Settings> Network> Configure Internet connection (I recommend you choose the wired connection, via Ethernet cable, which ensures greater stability and therefore less lag), while for create a PlayStation Network account (if you don’t already have one) you can start from Settings> Account Management> Sign in to PlayStation Network and select the option New PlayStation Network user? Create an account .

The system will guide you to the console and account configuration through simple instructions that will appear on the screen, but if you have any doubts you can refer to my guide on how to access PlayStation Network , in which I have explained in detail all the steps to be taken.

Once the connection and account have been correctly configured, you can subscribe to PlayStation Plus by opening the PlayStation Store (the shopping bag icon on the main console screen), selecting the PlayStation Plus item on the left and pressing the Subscribe or renew your registration .

14-day free trial is generally available for those who have never signed up, while the 1-month subscription price is 8.99 euros, the 3-month price of 24.99 euros and the 12-month price of 59. 99 euros. Obviously, a valid payment method must be set up between credit card and PayPal .

For all the details of the case, I recommend that you consult my tutorials on how to activate PlayStation Plus and how to pay on PlayStation Store .

Once you’ve configured everything correctly, just start FIFA and accept the terms of use that appear on the screen. After that, you just have to go to the ONLINE tab , usually found on the main page of the game, and start one of the available modes .

Obviously, on Xbox One the procedure to follow is similar, although in that case the tutorials to refer to are those on how to connect Xbox to the Internet , how to create an Xbox Live account and how to get Xbox Live Gold for free .

If, on the other hand, you are wondering how to play online on FIFA for Nintendo Switch , I suggest you take a look at my guide on how to play online with Nintendo Switch , in which I have explained everything there is to know on the subject.

How to play online on FIFA for PC

How do you say? Do you usually play FIFA on a computer and would like to know more about this platform? No problem, I’ll immediately explain what you need to know on the subject.

In this case, it is not necessary to subscribe to play online, as the PC world works like this: practically all games have online features that are accessible for free.

Put simply, if you have already downloaded the game, perhaps following my tutorial on how to download FIFA , and you are using it offline, all you have to do is start the game, move to the ONLINE tab and choose the mode to play, given that your EA Account is already set up.

Of course, your computer must have a working internet connection and you may need to accept the terms of use if this is your first time using online modes. For the rest, if you have any doubts you can refer to my guide on how to solve connection problems .

How to play online on FIFA for smartphones and tablets

Another platform that does not require any type of subscription to play Electronic Arts football online is that for mobile devices , i.e. smartphones and tablets.

However, in this case it is not the “classic” chapter, since the version for mobile devices is a separate game, different from the one available on consoles and PCs.

In any case, this free title , known simply as FIFA Soccer and available through the Android Play Store or the iPhone and iPad App Store , can provide a good pastime through modes such as Division Rivals .

To play this game online, just start it, select the mode you want to play and start matchmaking . In short, playing online on FIFA is not very difficult, you just need to know the various platforms.

How to play online with friends on FIFA

As for playing online with your friends, you should know that in reality the procedure is not very complex, once the device and account are set up correctly.

In fact, all you have to do is simply enter the mode you want to play with your friend and invite him , waiting for him to accept your invitation. Of course, he also needs to have the game and have everything configured to play online, just like you did.

There are several interesting possibilities, but if you want to learn more about the subject I recommend you consult my tutorial on how to play 2vs2 online on FIFA , as well as the one on how to play FIFA on PS4 with two .

For the rest, since you are a fan of Electronic Arts football, I would recommend that you take a look at the page of my site dedicated to FIFA , where you can find many other tutorials that could be for you.

For example, if you want some advice on gameplay, I invite you to check out my tutorial on how to improve on FIFA .


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