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FIFA 18: Gamers desperately want EA Sports to bring this amazing feature back

How good would this be in Ultimate Team?

What’s your favourite FIFA?

Whatever your answer, there’s one feature in FIFA 12 that fans are desperate to see EA Sports include in FIFA 19.

The ability to edit your players’ work rates.

A menu in FIFA 12 allowed you to manually change players’ work rates – adding more tactical depth

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A menu in FIFA 12 allowed you to manually change players’ work rates – adding more tactical depth

Before Ultimate Team came along, you could go in to one of the game’s menus and individually tailor how hard a player worked during a match.

So, instead of them all running around and getting knackered – as they do in this year’s game – you could tweak work rate for attack and defence (ranging from low to high).

Sadly, the feature has since been scrapped – although we’re not entirely sure why.

It’s probably got something to do with the introduction of Fitness cards in Ultimate Team.

FIFA 18 uses the Frostbite engine to great effect – providing far better visuals than in last year’s game

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FIFA 18 uses the Frostbite engine to great effect – providing far better visuals than in last year’s game

Either way, fans would be more than happy to see it return.

One wrote on the FIFA Reddit: “Why don’t they do this anymore? It blows me away, how is that a bad thing to implement?

“It’s like we have a strict set of boundaries and we just end up finding ways to bend the rules instead of managing and playing the way we should.

“Example being formation switching at the start to get perfect chem/using players ‘out of position’. All of this could and should be customisable.”

Cristiano Ronaldo starred in the FIFA 18 reveal trailer

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Cristiano Ronaldo starred in the FIFA 18 reveal trailer

He continued: “Work rates, extremely limited stats recorded on cards, fitness, chem, card positioning, servers, input delay… imagine how great this game would be with all of those things fixed. FUT should allow total control and customisation of the squad.

“So much room for improvement and I can’t imagine anyone being up in arms about fixing any of those things!”

Who knows – maybe EA will listen if enough people let their voices be heard?