Pro Clubs Will Be Cross-Play In FIFA 23?

Pro Clubs are not as popular as FUT in FIFA, but still has a large and loyal fan base. Currently, it looks like they can all look forward to a pretty awesome improvement for FIFA 23.
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Pro Clubs in FIFA 23 with cross-play? Here's all you need to know. | © EA Sports / EarlyGame

Pro Clubs is bae! It's just such a nice game mode in FIFA, and it has even gotten more popular over the last couple of years. When you've already had enough of all the Weekend League sweat in FUT and you don't want to scout for talents in career mode on your own, then Pro Clubs is literally the perfect alternative for you!

Pro Clubs will most likely be an integral part of FIFA 23 as well. As long as FIFA is still called FIFA, this will probably never change. And that's definitely the case for next year.

Meanwhile, first rumors regarding Pro Clubs in FIFA 23 have surfaced. Will there be cross-play? Which innovations are waiting for us? And what even is Pro Clubs in FIFA? Many questions – many answers. Let's go.

Will Pro Clubs Have Cross-Play In FIFA 23?

If you believe the current leaks, then Pro Clubs in FIFA 23 will feature the cross-play mechanic. This means that not only players from the same console will be able to compete against each other, but also PlayStation vs. Xbox users, for example.

Currently, cross-play is already tested in two game modes of FIFA 22. It would make sense if the feature would be extended to other areas for the next FIFA as well. For Pro Clubs, this would undoubtedly have the advantage that waiting times for matches could be reduced significantly. Especially in higher divisions, it could happen that you had to wait a bit longer for a match to begin – especially in the evening.

However, not everybody should get hyped about the current leaks. Well, it seems like cross-play for Pro Clubs in FIFA 23 will only be available for next-gen consoles and PC. Fans still using a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One will probably have to do without cross-play and most likely have to deal with an even smaller player base.

What's Pro Clubs Mode In FIFA?

Pro Clubs is an 11 vs. 11 online game mode in FIFA 22, so theoretically you can play with up to ten other friends as a team – but everyone can only control his very own player, his Pro. If you can't convince enough people to compete as a complete team, one of the group members can either control all the remaining players or leave this task to the AI.

You can create your own stadium, club, kits, and pro... whether you completely disfigure your own virtual self or create the model to look like you is entirely up to you. By playing Pro Clubs together, you will improve your starting rank as well as level up your own player.

With each new level, you get skill points and other perks that you can use to boost your player's attributes. This way, you'll be even more dynamic than some special cards in Ultimate Team because you'll be able to experiment and even delete points at will.

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That's what the perks look like in Pro Clubs. | © EA Sports

How To Get Better At Pro Clubs – Tips, Tricks & Skills

Keeping up with some better Pro Clubs squads in the world is not that easy. You have to improve your own skills and optimize the coordination within your team. These are just some of the things you need to think about:

  • Height & Weight of your Pro
  • Distribution of Skill Points
  • Archetypes
  • Perks
  • Formations
  • Tactics and Instructions

Since a lot of you guys will probably struggle with this, especially in the beginning, we have written a detailed guide on Pro Clubs. There we go into detail and explain all the points above as well as some other basics of the mode.

Currently, it's not yet confirmed whether the core gameplay elements of Pro Clubs will change with FIFA 23 or not. EA Sports likes to make small improvements every year, but rarely completely overhauls an entire game mode. We'll probably have to settle for small upgrades here – just like in Ultimate Team, Career Mode or even VOLTA.