FIFA 19 News

Why FIFA 18 players think EA changed gameplay for the World Cup update - despite the fact it didn't

When EA Sports released the free World Cup update for FIFA 18, some players thought it played differently compared to the main game. Actually, it was more than some - there were loads of players who thought it played differently.

These players, who suspected EA Sports had tinkered with the gameplay of FIFA 18 for the World Cup update on the quiet, claimed it felt slower, with nerfed dribbling and passing. I've also seen plenty of people say the World Cup mode plays more "arcadey" than the main FIFA 18 game, with overpowered shooting from distance. I've also seen people say lofted through balls are more effective, and even spotted the suggestion the World Cup update reverts to gameplay before FIFA 18 was patched.

The truth is, the gameplay in the World Cup update is exactly the same as the gameplay in the main FIFA 18 game, Andrei Lazarescu, producer of the Switch version of FIFA and the World Cup update confirmed to me at E3. So, why do players think there's a difference?

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EA Sports: FIFA 19 cross-platform play "a net benefit to users"

But issues to work through with first-parties.

With cross-platform play once again in the spotlight after it emerged you can't use your Epic account on the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite if you've used it on the PlayStation 4 version, many within the FIFA community have also wondered whether the feature might come to the world's biggest sports video game.

EA confirms FIFA 19 has the Champions League

EA confirms FIFA 19 has the Champions League

Free trial for FIFA 18 World Cup mode.

As expected, EA has confirmed FIFA 19 has the official Champions League licence.

There's a tournament mode for the Champions League, Alex Hunter can take on the Champions League in story mode, and the tournament will also be incorporated into FIFA Ultimate Team.

EA Sports has the Champions League licence now after a period of exclusivity on PES.

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