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FIFA 18: EA Sports just brought back the thing everyone has been asking for

They finally buckled after a sustained campaign from gamers

EA Sports has finally added guest play to FIFA 18.

It follows pressure from thousands of gamers who have been campaigning for EA to include the feature after it was controversially cut from this year’s game.


Guest play, which featured in FIFA 17, lets two players to team up to play FUT Online Seasons and FUT Online Draft.

The mode is loved by fans, so many were shocked they discovered it was absent from FIFA 18.

FIFA 18 has been well received but is not without its problems

FIFA 18 has been well received but is not without its problems

In response, the FIFA community created the #bringbackguest hashtag and kicked off a Change.org petition, which has amassed more than 10,000 signatures.

Explaining why the feature was cut in the first place, a FIFA community manager wrote on EA’s website that it was “to create competitive balance for all players”.

The company has since stated: “We have heard your feedback about guest functionality in FUT Online Seasons and FUT Online Draft and are happy to announce that we have added this functionality back into FIFA 18 PS4/XB1/PC effective immediately.”

Hats off to EA for listening to the fans.