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FIFA 18: Pausing the game at certain moments may award you a sneaky goal

The 'glitch' is causing the FIFA community a world of issues

FIFA 18 players have been hit by a new ‘glitch’ that seems to award goals if gameplay is paused in certain situations.

A clip, captured by a gamer on reddit, shows the ball going out for a corner.

It’s the whipped in but just before a player makes contact, the defending team pauses the game.

Just before the player makes contact the game is paused

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Just before the player makes contact the game is paused

After waiting a few moments, they then unpause, only to find the opponent has netted.

It’s not the only incident, either.

One gamer wrote: “Well this happened to me too. It was a free kick and game paused. After that I was up 1-0.”

Another said: “Something similar happened to me earlier today, I was so confused.”

When the game resumes, the other team has netted a goal

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When the game resumes, the other team has netted a goal

One fan believes this could be due to the internet connection.

They write: “This is basically due to delay between one of both (or both) players to the server.


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“On FUT 17 sometimes I saw the stadium board and the time was not sync with the game time. That’s a way to know when the game is delayed.”

Either way, it’s a worrying quirk – especially for Ultimate Team players.

So, what did we think of FIFA 18? 

FIFA 18 is a far superior game than FIFA 17 – but there are still some issues.

Frostbite, for all its good looks, still brings with it numerous annoying glitches and errors. We hope EA patches these in the coming weeks.

However, when it comes to gameplay, the shift towards a more tactical experience is welcome – encouraging you to really think about the game, and rewarding you amply when you do.

Improved lighting effects allow for more realistic stadiums

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Improved lighting effects allow for more realistic stadiums

PES 2018, on the other hand, is vastly different – offering a faster, arguably more fun, football experience.

Wait, what about the Nintendo Switch version?

If FIFA on the Switch had a better online Ultimate Team service, it would be a must-have for FIFA fans.

Graphics and gameplay are both top notch and show that EA was right to give a partnership with Nintendo another go.

But, given its online limitations – and the fact the Joy Cons aren’t suited to such complex gameplay, FIFA on Switch is more of a luxury than an essential purchase.

If Nintendo’s online infrastructure improves, though, it could well be a must-have game this Christmas.

For the full Nintendo Switch FIFA 18 review, click here

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FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch is shaping up to be the best handheld version to date