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FIFA 18: People are tearing into EA over the ‘new’ dribbling system

The latest gameplay trailer isn't going down as well as the publisher would like

EA has released a new FIFA 18 gameplay trailer – only it’s not going down as well as they’d hope.

The video showcases the game’s ‘new’ dribbling system – claiming there has been a ‘complete overhaul’.

‘New’ inclusions include the Bridge dribble, Zig Zag speed dribbling and the Explosive dribble.

However, some fans have taken to the FIFA sub-reddit claiming these aren’t actually new – and that there’s a way of doing them in FIFA 17.

One gamer wrote: “I just watched the video and was not impressed by the “new” features because they are not actually new.


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“You can perform all of these already on FIFA 17, the better the dribbling stat of the player the more successful it is of course.”

So, how can you do them?

  • Explosive dribble: Just tap the sprint button instead of holding it
  • Bridge dribble: Push the analogue stick/knock the ball forward at a slight angle in the direction you’re sprinting towards the defender
  • Zig Zag dribble: Combine dribbling without holding sprint and dribbling whilst holding sprint

Another fan said: “Most of the things they talked about are definitely not new. I’ve seen them and done them myself.”

What does look new, though, is FIFA 18‘s animation system – which has had a complete overhaul.

Players now boast their trademark running styles and movement – helping add another level of realism.

So, how much will FIFA 18 cost?

FIFA 18 will cost around £49.99 – but given the demand, some outlets may undercut this.

We expect the cheapest the game will go for at launch to be around £45.

When will pre-orders start?

FIFA 17 pre-orders have kicked off now.

There are three editions: Ronaldo (Deluxe) and ICON (Super Deluxe) Editions. 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

What package would you recommend?

Personally, I wouldn’t get tied up by Ronaldo loans etc. All many people will really care about is the game, so I’d go for the cheaper option.

Just invest wisely and buy up players in the market who you feel will shoot up in value.


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