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FIFA 18: Has the incredible Ultimate Scream card design just been leaked?

An image has found its way on to the FIFA reddit

FIFA 18 fans can look forward to the first big promotion landing in a few weeks.

Ultimate Scream, which drops around Halloween, will see a number of players receive increases in their base card stats.


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For a weekend, they’ll get a significant boost – like a Team of the Season upgrade – before reverting back to a small upgrade afterwards.

Although there’s been very little said on the matter – an image on the FIFA reddit appears to show the new design.

The Ultimate Scream card may look something like this

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The Ultimate Scream card may look something like this

Whether it’s a real image or not, we can be certain EA Sports will be looking to rejig and tweak things from last season.

We can expect to hear more news about Ultimate Scream in the coming weeks, with US cards likely to find their way into packs from around October 21.

Boosts will then take effect between the 17th-29th, although this is yet to be confirmed by EA.

So, just how good is FIFA 18?

Verdict 

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

Andrei Lazarescu, who leads the team in Bucharest working on FIFA for Nintendo Switch, told Dream Team Gaming: “As much as we would have wanted to (use Frostbite) you can’t without making the whole engine work.

“We intentionally chose to do a custom engine because we felt that rather and try and get Frostbite running and end up having to downsize things and making it just a smaller, lower-quality version of the PS4 and Xbox One versions, we wanted this to be a FIFA that stands on its own two feet.”

Sadly, the Switch version made up just one per cent of all FIFA 18 sales… which is a real worry.