Critics lauded FIFA 20 when it came out in late 2019. The Electronic Arts title currently has a Metascore of 79 on review aggregator website Metacritic. At the time of its release, it was considered the most complete installment in the FIFA franchise. EA Sports refined the strengths of previous iterations and incorporated new mechanics and content that added more depth to the overall playing experience.
FIFA 20’s improved realism brought on much of the praise. Ball physics and player model movement were vastly improved. The physicality and athleticism of each individual character player were also made more realistic. VOLTA football was also the most popular mode among professional reviewers.
Fans and critics alike were also in favor of the return of the Ultimate Team mode, which incorporates King of the Hill and Mystery Ball—game modes that were previously included in the kick-off mode. FIFA Ultimate Team offers attribute-based playing and matches with unique goals. The Career Mode saw some upgrades as well. The player morale system affected team stats and the manager mode was improved. You get to see screenshots of live news about your career as well as the ability to customize your manager’s appearance.
Despite already being behind two main installments in the series, the game is still quite the popular game—making it a great choice for live streaming. In this guide, you’ll learn how to live stream your FIFA 20 gameplay from the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Setting Up Your YouTube Channel for Live Streaming
If you’re streaming on YouTube for the first time through any platform, then you must verify your account first. This applies to Windows and console streaming. Follow the steps below.
- Log in to your YouTube account and, on the homepage, click the Create (camera) icon in the upper right corner.
- On the drop-down menu, select “Go live”.
- Verify your account through a working phone number.
- Wait out the required full-day (24 hours) waiting period.
- Check if you’re allowed to stream by clicking “Go live” again. If you can access YouTube Studio, then you’re good.
How To Live Stream FIFA 20 on Twitch From Your Xbox One
Let’s start with streaming on Twitch directly from the Xbox One since it’s the most straightforward. Note that you’d need a computer or the Twitch app installed on your mobile device.
- Create a Twitch account and personalize your profile.
- Turn on your console.
- Go to your console’s settings, then Privacy, and set “Others can see if you’re online” to “Everybody”.
- Under “Game Content”, set “You can broadcast gameplay” to “Allow”.
- Set “You can share content made using Kinect or other cameras” to “Allow”.
- Xbox consoles allow USB cameras from other manufacturers.
- Download and install the Twitch Xbox app from the Microsoft Store on your console.
- Log in to your Twitch account through the console app. Authenticate your account through a computer or the Twitch mobile app.
- Run FIFA 20.
- Run Twitch and go to “Broadcast”. Adjust the audio and video settings according to your preferences. Choose “Automatic” for the bitrate.
- Set the description for your live stream. Twitch should automatically detect the game you’re going to broadcast.
- Set additional tags and customize go-live notifications on a browser from a computer or the Twitch mobile app if you want.
- Select “Start Streaming” to go live. You can start streaming before running a game.
- To stop streaming, press the Xbox button on the controller and go back to the Twitch app. Select “Stop Streaming/Broadcasting”.
Streaming FIFA 20 on Twitch or YouTube From PS4
Just like with an Xbox One, you can live stream FIFA 20 straight from your PS4 to Twitch or YouTube using the console app. Just make sure you’ve accomplished the YouTube verification process.
- Turn on your PS4.
- Go to the settings menu and then to “Sharing and Broadcasts”.
- Select “Link with Other Services” then choose YouTube.
- Sign in to your Twitch or YouTube account. Select the channel through which you want to stream if you’re using YouTube.
- Give PlayStation Network access to your Google or Twitch account to link it to your PS4.
- Go back to “Sharing and Broadcasts” in the settings main menu.
- Once there, go to “Broadcast Settings” then “Advanced Settings”.
- If you have an official PS4 camera, check “Include Video from PlayStation Camera in Broadcast” to have a facecam in your live stream.
- Go to “Camera Video Settings”, and set up the appearance of your facecam. From here, you can set your facecam’s position, size, background, etc.
- Exit out then select “Audio Sharing Settings”, and set whether or not you want to share audio from your PS4’s microphone as well as your multiplayer voice party chat to the stream.
- Go back to “Advanced Settings” and set whether you want to have your YouTube chat displayed by checking or unchecking “Display Message to Spectator and Spectator’s Comments”.
- Exit out to your PS4’s main dashboard and start your game.
- Press the “Share” button on your controller.
- Select “Broadcast Gameplay”, then choose either Twitch or YouTube.
- You’ll have quick-action checkboxes for your facecam, mic audio, and chat. Check or uncheck these as you see fit.
- Title your stream and add a description.
- For the quality, we recommend “720p - Standard”.
- Select “720p - High” if your internet connection can sustain upload speeds of at least 5 Mbps. You’ll be streaming at a 60fps frame rate in this mode.
- Hit “Start Broadcasting” to go live on whatever platform you chose.
- To stop live streaming, press the “Share” button again, then “Broadcast Settings”. Select “Stop Broadcasting”.
Live-streaming FIFA 20 From Xbox One to YouTube
Live-streaming a FIFA 20 game via YouTube directly from any Xbox console is not possible. For this, you’d need a computer, streaming software, and a few additional hardware. We’ll use OBS Studio for this guide. Add the following to your shopping cart if you don’t have them already.
- A capture card (Elgato, Razer, EVGA, etc.)
- An HDMI cable
- A USB cable if your capture card doesn’t come with one
Once you’re properly equipped, follow these steps:
- Connect the console’s HDMI out to the capture card’s HDMI in.
- Connect the capture card’s HDMI out to your TV or monitor using a second cable.
- Link the capture card to your computer via USB.
- Use a USB 3.0 port or later on your computer or you might get an unstable signal or it might not come through at all.
- Turn on your PC. If the capture card doesn’t install its driver automatically, download it from the manufacturer’s website and install it. Always make sure you have the latest driver for your device.
- Download and install OBS Studio. This software links the audiovisual feed from your computer to YouTube.
- Give OBS administrator access to minimize communication issues between it and your operating system.
- Run OBS and cancel the “Auto-Configuration Wizard”. Go to “Settings”.
- In “Videos”, set both “Base” and “Output” resolutions to 1080p. Click “Apply” then “OK”.
- Go to “Output” and select “Advanced” under “Output Mode”.
- On the “Streaming” tab, select your dedicated GPU (Nvidia, AMD) for the encoder.
- Set the bitrate from 4500 to 9000 for 1080p/60fps.
- Turn on your console and monitor. The capture card should now split audio and video signals from the console to the computer and monitor/TV.
- In OBS, label the auto-added scene by right-clicking and selecting “Rename”. Rename scenes to something appropriate for their purpose.
- On the “Sources” panel, add a video source by clicking the “+” sign or right-clicking, then “Add”. Select “Video Capture Device”. The capture card should show up in the “Device” list on the “Properties” window if installed properly. Select your capture card as a source then click “OK”.
- Your Xbox One’s display should show up on the preview screen. If it doesn’t, close OBS and move the USB cable to another USB 3.0 port on your computer. Restart OBS.
- If you’re using a webcam, in the “Sources” panel again, add another “Video Capture Device” source and select your webcam.
- Resize and crop your webcam by clicking and dragging the red border. Hold down the ‘alt’ key to crop. Drag your camera to wherever you want it on your scene’s layout.
- OBS should detect your microphone automatically if you have one installed. You’ll find its controls on the “Audio Mixer” panel next to “Sources”. You can also add your mic manually by going to “Settings”, then “Audio”. Select your microphone from “Mic/Auxiliary Audio”.
- OBS does not pick up group chat audio from your console by default. The application’s microphone input is just for your commentary on your live stream.
- Set your audio levels.
- Go to YouTube Studio and choose to either immediately start or schedule a stream.
- Set up your broadcast settings, description, tag, etc. Categorize it as “Gaming”. Copy the stream key.
- Go back to OBS and into “Settings”. On the “Stream” tab, select “YouTube - RTMPS” from “Service”. Then paste the steam key. Click “Apply” then “OK”.
- Confirm your video layout and audio settings, then ready the game on your Xbox One.
- Click “Start Streaming.” Hit “Start Recording” if you want a copy of your broadcast saved on your computer storage.
- Go back to your YouTube Studio’s dashboard and click “Go live” to begin your live stream.
How To Live Stream FIFA 20 on Facebook Live
Unless you’re part of Facebook’s Level Up program, you’re limited to streaming in 720p on the platform. For starters, you have to convert your personal profile into a Gaming Video Creator page. Then you must have at least 100 followers. Finally, you need to have streamed for at least two days and a total of four hours within 14 consecutive days. Your page will be up for review and Facebook may invite you to join the program. You’ll be able to broadcast in full HD and have access to Facebook’s monetization features.
Just like on YouTube, you can’t stream on Facebook Live from your Xbox One or PS4 console. To do this, you simply need to follow the set of instructions above but choose Facebook from the “Service” choices in OBS’s “Stream” options this time. Paste your Facebook Live stream key. Here’s how to get your unique Facebook Live stream key.
- Upon selecting “Facebook Live” from “Service”, click “Get Stream Key”. OBS will redirect you to Live Producer—Facebook’s streaming studio—if you’re logged in to your account on a browser.
- Access Live Producer through your Facebook homepage by clicking on “Live video” at the top of your feed. It’s the red camera icon.
- Select whether to stream at once or schedule a broadcast.
- Select “Use stream key” from the “Get started” options.
- In the “Setup options” box, enable “Use a persistent stream key”.
- Set whether or not you want Facebook to save a copy of your stream on your profile.
- Options in “Settings” are up to your personal preference.
- Title your stream, give it a description, and set your live stream’s visibility.
- Choose where you want to post your stream.
- Copy your stream key.
- Go to OBS’s “Settings” then “Stream”. Choose Facebook from the choices in “Service”. Paste the stream key. Click “Apply” then “Ok”.
- Fire up your game.
- Click “Start Streaming” on OBS’s “Control” box.
- Go to Live Producer and wait for the signal from OBS to come through.
- When you’re ready to start streaming, click “Go live” on the bottom of the left side panel in Live Producer.
Getting Your Twitch Stream Key
Live streaming on Twitch straight from your Xbox One or PS4 is quick and easy but it lacks the vast customization that a standalone streaming software on a computer provides. Thankfully, Twitch is one of the many platforms supported by OBS.
Just the same with streaming to Facebook Live, select “Twitch” from “Service” in OBS’s streaming options and paste your Twitch stream key. Get your stream key by doing the following:
- Log in to your Twitch account on a browser.
- On your home page, click on your profile icon and select “Settings”.
- Click on the “Channel and Video” tab.
- Select and expand “Settings” from the left sidebar then select “Stream”.
- Copy your Primary Stream Key.
- Paste in on OBS with Twitch selected as your platform.
How To Live Stream FIFA 20 from Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch is an impressive piece of hardware. Electronic Arts released a Switch version of FIFA 20 that runs well on the handheld. But the Switch has absolutely no native live streaming capability. To broadcast your gameplay, follow the instructions above for connecting a gaming console to your computer using a capture card.
Connecting your Switch’s dock to your computer gives you the ability to live stream any game from your handheld console on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Live, or any platform that the streaming software supports.
Live-streaming FIFA 20 From PC
FIFA 20 also has a Microsoft Windows version, which features more life-like graphics and realistic lighting, so you can really appreciate the game’s new and improved ball physics. Wondering if your rig can handle FIFA 20? Here are the minimum requirements:
- CPU: Intel i3-2100 / AMD Phenom II X4 965
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7850
- RAM: 8GB
- Disk Space: 50GB
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, or 10 with the latest service pack
- Internet Connection: Yes, for online play
The recommended specifications for the game are as follows:
- CPU: Intel i5-3550 / AMD FX 8150
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 / AMD Radeon R9 270X
- RAM: 8GB
- Disk Space: 50GB
- Internet Connection: Yes, for online play
You can broadcast your FIFA 20 Let’s Play using our Xbox One to YouTube guide above. Here are the differences.
- You don’t need a capture card since you’re playing on the same machine that you’ll use for live streaming.
- Instead of selecting “Video Capture Device” as your game video source, choose “Game Capture”. Make sure that FIFA 20 is already running.
- For the “Mode”, you can either choose “Capture any fullscreen application” or “Capture specific window” and select FIFA 20 from the “Window” dropdown that will appear.
- You should also set the appropriate bitrate for your platform of choice. Note the sustained upload speed requirement from your internet connection.
- YouTube - from 4500 to 9000 for 1080p/60fps (6 Mbps to 11 Mbps upload speed)
- Twitch - between 3500 to 5000 kbps for 1080p/60fps (6 Mbps upload speed)
- Facebook Live - 4000 kbps (6 Mbps upload speed)
FIFA 20 Best PC Settings
Here are our recommendations for a stable FIFA 20 gameplay experience. In the game’s graphics preferences, use the following settings:
- Display Mode: Full Screen
- Rendering Quality: Low
- MSSA Options: Off
- Frame Rate: Lock to 60 FPS
If you’re dropping frames, getting lags, or having any other performance issues with the game’s PC version, you may want to disable EA’s Origin in-game overlay. Do the following:
- In the Origin client, click the “Origin” tab then select “Application Settings”.
- Click the “ORIGIN IN-GAME” tab at the top.
- Disable “Enable Origin IN-GAME”.
Linking Your Twitch or YouTube Account to OBS Studio
Whether you’re using a capture card or playing a game directly on your PC, you can link the latest version of OBS Studio to your Twitch or YouTube account. Doing so will make OBS remember your unique stream keys for two platforms.
Do this by clicking on “Connect Account (Recommended)” when you have either Twitch or YouTube selected in “Service”. You’ll have to log in to your accounts from OBS and give the necessary permissions.
Apart from the convenience of not having to copy and paste stream keys, linking accounts also allows you to use several broadcasting features of the two platforms right in OBS. Through OBS’s docks, you can manage your chat, monitor your stats, edit your stream’s particulars, etc.
Is It Worth Playing FIFA 20 in 2022?
As mentioned, two games in the FIFA franchise have come out since this game. Yet it remains popular with gamers, with hundreds of thousands of active online players and over four million hours played on Twitch alone.
The game features 30 leagues, at least 700 clubs, and over 17,000 playable characters based on real professional footballers. There are several game modes, including the new feature called VOLTA football, which is the story mode where you start as a street football player and work your way up to the pros. It’s a popular mode among players new to the game and showcases the authentic culture behind the sports game. Electronic Arts Inc. put a lot of effort into developing this game mode.
If you want to test your ability, you can compete in a tournament with friends online. Play co-op and make your own dream squad for in-game rewards. There’s a ton to do and enjoy in FIFA 20 for your personal enjoyment and, possibly, professional gain as a live-streamer.
As a live-streaming choice, FIFA 20 is an older game, which makes viewership a bit of a mixed bag. But know that football is the most popular sport in the world, with fans in the literal billions. This fandom often translates to the video game counterpart of the sport. So give it a try. Who knows? Maybe you’ll luck out and your gameplay live stream might get the attention of a very large and devoted audience.