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Rugby 22: Release date, gameplay, features, PC specs and more

Start your rugby season early, fully redesigned and optimised for console and PC, in Rugby 22, arriving this month.
Rugby 22: Release date, gameplay, features, PC specs and more
Developer Eko Software and publisher NACON are returning to the Rugby series, with the next instalment releasing this month. Rugby 22 has been redesigned and optimised for fans to reimagine the depth and authenticity of the sport.

Rugby 22 offers everything fans can expect from a modern rugby simulation game with new and improved gameplay features and mechanics. This guide explores everything about Rugby 22, including the game's release date, gameplay, features, and more.

Rugby 22 release date & platforms

Rugby 22 is slated for release on 27 January 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. It's worth noting that PC players must play with a supported controller as the game won't include peripheral support for mouse and keyboard.

Rugby 22 gameplay

In what hopes to be a stunning return to form, Rugby 22 builds on its previous entries, Rugby 18 and 20, respectively. The game has been redesigned with some notable enhancements, including a "new control system" and optimised AI to "adapt even better to the tactical choices" players make.

Players will get to play and manage some of the world's top national teams, with their official players and jerseys from New Zealand, Australia, France, Fiji, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales, Japan and Georgia. Rugby 22 will also include a brand new difficulty mode to provide rugby enthusiasts with an added challenge and more formidable opponents for masters of the game.

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With a new difficulty mode guaranteed tougher opponents and harder challenges to face. (Picture: Eko Software)

What features are included in Rugby 22?

Developer Eko Software has detailed several new and improved features to start your rugby journey to the

  • Storm onto the pitch solo, with friends or random players in a variety of games, including single or multiplayer, local and online modes
  • Take charge of your team with Career Mode, where you can recruit, train and build your squad to reach the Championship divisions
  • Showcase your skills thanks to the game's "responsive and intuitive" tactical design and intensity that remains close to the sport
  • With hyper-realistic animations and player movements through motion capture technology, players get close to the action for an enhanced rugby experience
  • Learn the basics and master the sport with new in-game tutorials to bring you up-to-speed with improved rules to become the best rugby player
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Learn the fundamentals of the sport with a new tutorial feature included in Rugby 22. (Picture: Eko Software)

Rugby 22 PC system requirements

While players are learning to master tackles, rucks and mauls, the game doesn't demand much processing power and storage capacity to lead your team to victory. We have outlined the minimum and recommended PC requirements for Rugby 22.

Rugby 22 minimum PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-650 / AMD Phenom II X4 965
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 (2 GB) / AMD Radeon RX 46 (2 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 26 GB available space

Rugby 22 recommended PC requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (3 GB) / AMD Radeon RX 570 (4 GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 26 GB available space

Become the best rugby player from the training sessions to Championship victories in the ultimate rugby experience this month. Check out our game release schedule to see what gaming releases are in store this month.

 

Featured image courtesy of EKO Software.