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Why wait for the real World Cup when FIFA Mobile lets you play it right now?
- EA announced the World Cup event for FIFA Mobile.
- The event lets you play as either a qualified or non-qualified nation and go through the World Cup.
- The World Cup event is available as an update.
Even though the U.S. sadly did not qualify for this year’s World Cup, I can take some solace in knowing that I can play as the beleaguered squad in FIFA Mobile’s new World Cup event.
Available in the game’s latest update, the World Cup event lets you play as one of 32 qualifying nations and take it through a campaign. If you select one of the 16 non-qualified nations, you must complete an additional qualification campaign chapter. Rewards remain consistent across all 48 nations, so do not worry about nation-specific rewards.
As with the real-world World Cup, you must proceed through the group stage and qualifiers. You need a minimum of two wins to advance from the group stage, and you must restart your World Cup run if you do not win at least two games.
Qualifiers, meanwhile, are must-win games. If you lose any qualifier, you are sent back to the group stage.
To make things tougher, the World Cup event features five tiers of increasing difficulty. The OVR requirements increase as you go from one tier to the next, with tiers one and two requiring at least a 70 and 75 OVR, respectively. Tiers three and four require at least an 85 and 90 OVR, respectively, while you must have at least a 100 OVR for tier five.
To help you in your run, the World Cup event includes a varied set of players: starter, base, campaign, and world level. You get starter players once you select a squad. Base players, meanwhile, are included in the World Cup campaigns, VS Attack, and the store.
Campaign players are available through World Cup campaigns and are acquirable as you complete each tier. Finally, world level players are available as you advance through the World Level section.
The World Cup event also introduces four new currency tokens: world tokens, bonus points, exchange points, and program/stage/group points. You use world tokens to advance your World Level and bonus points to redeem World Cup training XP, SBs, coins, and players in the store.
You use exchange points to redeem rewards for your Ultimate Team. Finally, you can use program, stage, and group points in the World Stage once it unlocks.
Finally, the World Cup event includes its own VS Attack mode that lets you play against other players. You can play a maximum of 10 games each day to obtain rewards, though you can pay 300 FIFA Points once a day to restart your daily VSA limit.
FIFA Mobile’s World Cup event is available as an update through the Play Store. Your team must be at least a 65 OVR to play the event.