FIFA 18, similar to real soccer, is an intense and competitive game. All players are training, practicing, and looking for moves and strategies to gain an edge over others. If you’re looking for some novel tips to becoming a better FIFA player, you’re reading the right article.
Unlearn Old Habits for Better Defense
In FIFA 18, defense works in a very different way than it did in the previous games. To become a better defensive player, you’ll need to forget how you defended in other games, and learn how to properly defend in this one.
One example is the ‘Hard Tackle’ feature, a move that is halfway between a standing tackle and a slide. Muscle memory makes players spam the button instead of holding it. However, the latter makes the move more effective than the former. So, figure out the new features of the game and find the best ways to use them. Don’t rely on your knowledge of the previous games.
Invest in Youth
Many players end up using transfers to keep their team fresh, but there is a better, more efficient way. The Youth Academy is sadly neglected more often than not. It might be because using it seems to make team setups or earning FIFA coins a breeze, and it does.
By recruiting a Youth Scout and commanding him to search for ‘Technically Gifted’ players, you get youth with very good potential early on. Sign those with 90+ potential and consider those with 85-89 if you still have space. Leave them to train and improve, until a message comes that they’re thinking of leaving. At that point, offer them a long-term contract, giving you about 6-7 new players each month. You can then use these players or transfer them for coins.
Use the FIFA Companion App
The app for the game can actually help with keeping track of your bids and deals in the market. Installing it on a mobile device can enable you to buy and sell on the go, and menus are more intuitive in the app. Want to buy a specific player? On console, you have to click on every card individually for the cheapest one. On the app, all the available cards of that player are listed, allowing you to instantly compare prices.
Squad Building Challenges are easy as pie when done on the app as well. There’s no more cycling back and forth through console menus, and there are even large indicators showing which objectives you’ve already done. In short, this app will make many things very convenient for you.
Don’t Buy Gold Packs
Sure, Gold Packs are very enticing. They’re a good source of the rare gold players, but they are expensive to buy. Surely it’s worth the price, you might think.
No, it’s not worth it. Why not? Because everybody else is buying gold packs and selling their unneeded players on the market, saturating it and making prices drop. You’ll get fewer returns on selling stuff from gold packs than from bronze and silver packs. The latter cost way less and are worth more since they’re rather rare in the market.
Practice Makes Perfect
Still, these tips aren’t the only ones on the internet. There are many others that may have some of the same tips and some new ones. Check those out, as well. Also, practice what you learned! Knowledge is useless until it’s been applied.
Some tips to help you along with becoming a better FIFA 18 player. They are to unlearn habits, invest in youth, use the FIFA companion app, not buying Gold Packs, and practicing.