The Journey Updates: Alex Hunter Becomes the Rising Star

Just over one month ago, Alex Hunter burst onto the scene as the Premier League’s next rising star in the brand new mode for EA SPORTS? FIFA 17. An upcoming title update for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, will bring language support to The Journey for an additional five languages. Currently only available in English, soon you will be able to play in German, French, Spanish, Mexican Spanish and Italian, all complete with full audio localisation and subtitle support.

So that’s fantastic news for players that would rather experience The Journey in their native language and could possibly, possibly be the first hint that Alex Hunter (or whoever the star of whatever The Journey becomes in FIFA 18) might be able to play outside the Premier League next year. Who knows.

The update is marked as being available “this holiday season” which is obviously pretty vague, but it’s good to see EA adding further support for other languages and opening the mode up to a wealth of people, that are unable to speak English, so that they can enjoy it too.

fifa-17-alex-hunterThe announcement also comes with some stats from the first month of The Journey. 124M matches played since launch, that’s 4.2M per day, with a total of 164M goals. 18.4% of players chose to place Hunter at Manchester United, with Liverpool second at 11.3%, Leicester third with 11.%, then Arsenal, 9.7% and in fifth, West Ham with 7.9%.

Newcastle has been the most common loan destination, the average match rating achieved is 8, with Hunter claiming 1.1M FA Cup wins and sealing up the Premier League title 659,000 times. That’s only slightly less than Sir Alex Ferguson.


The latest FIFA 17 Team of the Week has been unveiled. FUT 17 TOTW 7 squad will be available in FIFA packs from 6pm, November 2nd until 5.45pm UK time, November 9th, 2016. The Premier League is also represented by Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in the starting XI.



Starting XI

GK: Tom Heaton – Burnley (England)
LB: Marcelo – Real Madrid CF (Spain)
CB: Iván Ramis – SD Eibar (Spain)
CB: Niklas Süle – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany)
CB: Leonardo Bonucci – Juventus (Italy)
CM: Giacomo Bonaventura – Milan (Italy)
CM: İlkay Gündoğan – Manchester City (England)
LW: Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool (England)
RW: Arjen Robben – FC Bayern München (Germany)
ST: Robin van Persie – Fenerbahçe SK (Turkey)
ST: Alexis Sánchez – Arsenal (England)


GK: Baptiste Reynet – Dijon FCO (France)
RB: Enrique Pérez – FC Sion (Switzerland)
CM: Wylan Cyprien – OGC Nice (France)
LM: Ricardo Lopes – Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (Korea Republic)
ST: Stefan Kutschke – SG Dynamo Dresden (Germany)
ST: Ande Dona Ndoh – Chamois Niortais Football Club (France)
ST: Glenn Murray – Brighton & Hove Albion (England)


GK: Rui Silva – CD Nacional (Portugal)
ST: Jaime Ayoví – Godoy Cruz (Argentina)
ST: Zé Luís – Spartak Moscow (Russia)
ST: Omar Al Soma – Al Ahli (Saudi Arabia)
ST: Ciro Immobile – Lazio (Italy)

FIFA 17 Movember Event: Movember Cards,SBC Kits and More

EA SPORTS have once again partnered with the Movember foundation to help raise awareness for men’s health throughout the entire month of November! During the FIFA 17 Movember Event, it offers multiple pack offers on the FUT store, themed cards and kits, new squad building challenges and a few other surprises.

Movember Cards

From Nov 1st to Nov 30th, 24 stat upgrades Movember players are shown in the picture below:


Movember Squad Building Challenges

Special Movember themed Squad Building Challenges will feature throughout the month with awesome prizes, like the Movember kit. Designed by FIFA community designer Emilio Sansollini, the Movember kit can be claimed by completing the Movember SBC.


The FIFA Community is also getting involved! And we’re sure that you’ll see a bunch of FIFA 17 pack offers throughout the November. We’ll update once it confirmed.