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FIFA 18: Some gamers are not too happy about EA’s new Icons

Unlike in previous games, Icons will be multi-platform, while Legends was an Xbox exclusive

FIFA 18 has ditched Legends in favour of Icons – but there’s one aspect of it that’s driving some fans mad.

The name.

They’re so unhappy that they’ve started an entire FIFA 18 sub-Reddit about it, titled ‘Just me or is the Icon name a bit s**t?’.

The latest FIFA 18 trailer shows Cristiano Ronaldo in full flow – and it looks spectacular

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The latest FIFA 18 trailer shows Cristiano Ronaldo in full flow – and it looks spectacular

One fan wrote: “Legends sounds much better. It’s fierce. But ‘icon’ sounds like a failed talent show.”

Another said: “Icon sucks. Legend is bad ass. Icon reminds me of history class.”

Unlike in previous games, Icons will be multi-platform, while Legends was an Xbox exclusive.

It’s thought EA had to change the name due to contractual issues with Microsoft.

Fans have been calling out to EA for years to make ‘Legends’ multi-platform so it seems EA finally decided to listen.

Brazilian star Ronaldo Nazário was confirmed as the first ‘Icon’ and will be available when the game launches on September 29.

So, when will pre-orders start?

FIFA 17 pre-orders have kicked off now.

Pre-order now to get incredible offers, including three days early access with the Ronaldo (Deluxe) and ICON (Super Deluxe) Editions. Plus, kick off your FIFA Ultimate Team™ season early with special bonuses and items.

You can find more information by visiting the FIFA 18 website 

What is in each package?

Icon Edition 

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (two per week over 20 weeks – worth up to $120)
  • 3 match FUT Team of the Week loan player (one three match loan player for 20 weeks)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • Ronaldo Nazário FUT Icon loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Ronaldo Edition 

  • Play from September 26th with 3 Days Early Access
  • Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for 20 weeks – worth up to $60)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists

Pre-order for PlayStation 4,  Xbox One, and  PC

Standard Edition 

  • Up to 5 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one per week for five weeks – worth up to $15)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo FUT loan player for 5 matches
  • 8 special edition FUT kits designed by FIFA soundtrack artists