A FIFA 23 Game Mode is a distinct setting/configuration that varies gameplay and affects how other game mechanics behave.
FIFA 23 Game Modes

Best Game Modes

There are a lot of different FIFA 23 game modes for players to choose from. Depending on your profile, you may like more single-player or multiplayer, old or new modes. In addition, the best game modes for you may not be for other players.

On the FIFA main screen, there are shortcuts to your favorite modes. However, if you want to play others, you must navigate to [Play] and eventually [Quickplay Modes].

All Game Modes Explained

Kick Off
Kick Off is the most popular FIFA 23 game mode for casual players. It allows you to create quick matches to play against CPU or your friends, using any of the available teams. The first game mode of the FIFA franchise was designed for fun but you can add an extra layer of competition tracking your stats or changing to another match type.

Online Friendlies
Online Friendlies mode allows you to invite a friend to play a game online, and keep track of your competition over five seasons to see who has the best talents on the field. The player with the highest points after five games wins the trophy. With a new season, keep the competition going as you fight to defend your championship or take it away from your friends.

On this game mode, you can create a custom tournament, selecting your tournament type, rules and teams; or experience over 50 real football tournaments from around the world. You can also lead one of the UEFA Champions League or CONMEBOL Libertadores teams to the final or play in the Women’s Internattional Cup.

Skill Games
In Skill Games mode, you can test and improve your skills by completing challenges that test specific maneuvers such as chip shots, free kicks, and dribbling. Compare yourself to Friends and others on the leaderboards for extra motivation as you progress through the levels.

Practice Arena
If you love freedom, you need to go to the Arena. There you can select a player and a goalkeeper to train and improve your dribbling, shooting and goalkeeping skills, as well as practice free kicks and penalties.

VOLTA brings back street football and futsal to the FIFA franchise. This game mode allows you to create your football character and improve him/her by playing single and multiplayer matches, and skill games. Within VOLTA Football, you can play different game modes (Arcade, Squads or Battles) and stylish your players with new cosmetic items.

Ultimate Team
The most profitable game mode of the FIFA franchise, lets you build your dream squad. You can add new players to your club by buying them on the global transfer market or opening packs which contain random items. By playing online and offline matches, completing objectives and challenges you can earn more coins and players.

Career Mode
The Career Mode in FIFA 23 is a game mode that offers you the chance to play through a lifelong football career. As a manager, you have to use the club’s budget to balance your team and conquer the board’s goals. If you choose the player career, your objective will be to improve your character the most possible, if possible with titles.

Pro Clubs
Pro Clubs is an online mode that allows you to create an avatar, known as Virtual Pro player, and play your position on the pitch with other online users and your friends in a 11 vs 11 match and improve your Virtual Player by levelling up and gaining XP.

Seasons is split into online or co-op. In Seasons online, you play with your favourite team against other online users within your division and earn points to climb to higher division and win the title. In Co-Op Seasons, you play with a friend online against two other friends anywhere in the world in 2v2 ranked online play.

FIFA World Cup
In the new FIFA 23 game mode, you can feel the excitement and drama of football’s greatest men’s and women’s event with the authentic tournament experience through official FIFA World Cup™ elements, featuring all qualified national teams, match balls, stadiums and the iconic trophy.
FUT Game Modes

FUT Game Modes

Every year, Electronic Arts adds new game modes to Ultimate Team, creating new ways to progress and compete. In FIFA 23, players have in FUT the widest playing options ever.

Be aware that Ultimate Team for Nintendo Switch features limited game modes. Unfortunately, the most popular ones, like FUT Champions and Rivals, are unavailable.

Squad Battles
Squad Battles is a single-player game mode where you take on other squads from the FUT community to earn rewards and move up the leaderboards. A new campaign refreshes every week and includes up to 42 matches. If you love to play against the AI, this FUT mode is perfect for you.

Division Rivals
Division Rivals is an online seasonal competition with a skill-driven rank system that you can play Solo or in Co-Op. Each season runs for the duration of a FUT Season, which is approximately six weeks long. By winning matches, you climb the ladder, increasing your Rank and Division so you can challenge for better rewards. The qualification for the FUT Champions is made through this game mode.

FUT Champions
FUT Champions brings you the best head-to-head competition in the FIFA Ultimate Team. It is the most popular FUT game mode because it also has the best rewards. If you achieve the qualification for this competition, you can test your skills across the Play-Offs and the Finals, previously known as Weekend League.

FUT Friendlies are a fun and relaxed way to play FIFA. Here you can choose from a variety of different House Rules to play against the CPU AI, your friends both locally or online, or random solo or co-op opponents online. There are ten Friendly types in FIFA 23:

  • Classic Match;
  • King of Hill;
  • Mystery Ball;
  • Swaps;
  • Max Chemistry;
  • Headers & Volley;
  • Survival;
  • Long Range;
  • No Rules;
  • Live FUT Friendlies.
FUT Draft
FUT Draft is a game mode within FUT that lets you test your team-building skills. In this mode, you can compete online or offline with football players you don’t own. You draft a random selection of players available in FUT, including In Forms, and use them to fill in each position to build your squad, and then compete in a four-round, single-player, or online multiplayer knockout competition. The higher you finish in the competition, the better your rewards.

Squad Building Challenges
In Squad Building Challenges, you are invited to test your building abilities by creating Squads that match specific requirements. Once met, you can exchange your squad for rewards.

Season objectives allow you to progress towards rewards for your Ultimate Team. Completing management or in-game objectives and earning XP will move your level on the season rewards tab. A diverse mix of rewards is available, like packs, players, club customization content, or other items to help progress your club.

FUT Moments NEW
The brand new FUT Moments game mode challenge you to recreate iconic football moments in exchange for packs, coins, special items and other rewards.
Frequently Asked Questions
FIFA 23 features eleven game modes:

  • Kick-Off;
  • Online Friendlies;
  • Tournaments;
  • Skill Games;
  • Practice Arena;
  • Ultimate Team;
  • Career Mode;
  • Pro Clubs;
  • Seasons;
  • FIFA World Cup.
FUT 23 features eight game modes:

  • Squad Battles;
  • Division Rivals;
  • FUT Champions;
  • Friendlies;
  • FUT Draft;
  • Squad Building Challenges;
  • Objectives;
  • FIFA World Cup Expansion.
FIFA 23 features the authenticity of the FIFA World Cup.
Ultimate Team and Career Mode are the most popular game modes.
No, FIFA 23 doesn’t have a story mode. ‘The Journey’ was only released for FIFA 17, FIFA 18 and FIFA 19.