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FIFA 18: EA Sports desperately needs to fix this issue with in-game refs

The officials' strips often clash with player kits

FIFA 18 has been hit with yet another issue, this time with the in-game refs.

Gamers are complaining the officials too often wear strips that clash with the player kits – making them almost impossible to stand out.


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As a result, gamers are frequently mistaking the ref as a team player and passing to them.

Unsurprisingly, FIFA 18 fans are far from impressed and have taken to the game’s sub-reddit to voice their frustration.

FIFA 18’s refs are causing a lot of issues for the gaming community

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FIFA 18’s refs are causing a lot of issues for the gaming community

One fan wrote: “This is pathetic. The amount of games where the ref is exactly the same colour as player kits is ridiculous.”

Another said: “I’d rather not have refs on the pitch at all. When they break up a pass or whatever it just seems stupid.”

As EA has just released the fist patch for the game, it’s unlikely this will get fixed any time soon.


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However, the developer does monitor forums closely, so if enough noise is made they’ll likely have to address the issue.

It’s not the first time in-game officials have attracted criticism.

In some games, referees are being generated with random-coloured limbs – making for some amusing creations.

Just take a look at some of these.

Referees are being generated with randomly coloured limbs

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Referees are being generated with randomly coloured limbs

 

This FIFA ref seems to have had a successful head transplant

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This FIFA ref seems to have had a successful head transplant

It’s not known yet as to why this happening – or if EA will be patching this, but chances are it’ll get picked up and addressed soon.

We hope so, anyway.