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FIFA 18: 99% of Ultimate Team players are still making this rookie error

Switching to a monitor could make a real difference for serious FIFA players

Admit it, you’re one of the millions of console owners who plays games on a TV.

Well, it’s time to upgrade.

Playing on a PC monitor can dramatically improve the entire experience – and make annoying factors such as input delay a lot more bearable.

Switching can help give you the edge in everything from online FIFA 18 Ultimate Team matches to Call of Duty WWII team deathmatch bouts and more.

Here’s why it’s worth making the swap.

Playing on a monitor can give you a serious edge on Ultimate Team

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Playing on a monitor can give you a serious edge on Ultimate Team

No more eye strain

Finding it hard to see that tiny text? That’s because the optimum distance to sit from a TV is a few metres away – not a few inches.

Monitors, meanwhile, are designed to be viewed up close – so pixel density tends to be far superior to an equivalent sized TV.

Everything looks much more crisp and clear – plus there’s the advantage of not having to scan a massive screen.

They’re cheaper than TVs

The average 4K TV will set you back hundreds of pounds, but for half the price you can get a seriously impressive monitor.

If you’re on a tight budget, opt for a 1080p version – ideally around the 20 inch mark.

Monitors are designed to minimise input lag and latency – making for a much more responsive experience

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Monitors are designed to minimise input lag and latency – making for a much more responsive experience

No more motion blur and ghosting 

There’s nothing worse than unwanted motion blur – but many TVs still struggle to handle fast-paced action.

Monitors have super-fast response times, meaning fast-moving images and transitions are rendered smoothly without smearing or ghosting.

On console versions of FIFA, you’re not able to turn down the motion blur – but a monitor would certainly clean things up.


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Minimise input lag

Input lag is the delay between pressing a button and seeing the game react on screen – and TVs are hopeless at stopping it.

This is because they often have other processors and features running to improve the quality of the picture. By turning on ‘Game’ mode on the TV, it essentially shuts these down.

Gaming monitors, meanwhile, are designed from the ground up to combat input lag – with far better refresh rates. Essentially, it’ll give you back vital milliseconds, making you feel more connected to the game than ever before.

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