FIFA 18 World Cup mode COUNTDOWN: Release date, time for FREE Xbox One, PS4 update

FIFA 18's World Cup 2018 game mode is going to be released for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

The free World Cup 2018 update carries a May 29 release date for PC and consoles.

There's no official release time, but EA Sports carries a tendency to drop big FIFA 18 updates at 6pm UK time.

Unfortunately for mobile users, the FIFA 18 World Cup mode will not available until June 6.

The FIFA 18 World Cup expansion features all 32 teams, along with new stadiums, match balls and in some cases the official trophy.

As EA Sports shows, every one of the new content will likely be rendered from the game's Frostbite Engine the first time.

There's a good variety of new FIFA Ultimate Team cards, including legendary players and new items.

"Play FIFA's hottest mode from the new, exciting FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team experience," reads an EA Sports article.

"Build your favorite luxury international squad with stars of all 32 qualified nations with dynamic player items in connection with the real-world tournament, plus legendary FIFA World Cup ICONS."

The FIFA 18 World Cup update also adds 17 teams that didn't qualify with the tournament.

This includes Northern Ireland, Scotland, Republic of Ireland and Wales, in addition to Italy, Netherlands, USA, Chile and Czech Republic.

These teams will only be playable in select game modes, including Custom Tournaments and Friendly Seasons.

In the get to the FIFA 18 World Cup 2018 update, EA Sports has revealed player ratings for qualified nations.

Unsurprisingly, through an overall rating of 87, it's Harry Kane which leads the way for England.

After an effective season at Manchester City, Raheem Sterling is next consistent with 84, while Kyle Walker comes with an overall rating of 83.

"As usual, the World Cup expectations to the Three Lions are incredibly high. Will England meet the hype or make a beginning exit?" reads an EA article.

"Harry Kane leads the cloths line for England, fresh off spoon lures are effective season high up the scoring charts with Tottenham Hotspur.

"He's joined by a superb midfield full of the likes of Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli, probably the most creative players in recent England history."

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