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FIFA 18: Gamers claim EA Sports just made it much harder to score goals

This year's game has come under such scrutiny

FIFA 18 fans are suddenly finding it much harder to score goals – and are blaming EA Sports.

Gamers are reporting that shot accuracy has dramatically decreased and attempts on goal are now more frequently blocked.


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The complaints come following a new FIFA 18 patch, which makes a number of changes to the gameplay as EA battles through a long list of complaints.

It’s the fourth patch – or update – to arrive on the game, and addresses smaller gameplay issues and random bugs.

Even the great Cristiano Ronaldo would have trouble scoring at this rate

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Even the great Cristiano Ronaldo would have trouble scoring at this rate

The shooting issue, which may or may not be linked to the patch, has caused such a stir that gamers are flocking to Reddit to voice their concerns.

One gamer wrote:  “What the hell have they done to this game… I was consistently beating legendary on SB 5-0, 6-1 etc.

“Now I can barely scrape a win. Almost every shot I take I miss, then look at the replay and the ball doesn’t remotely go where I aim. My players miss sitters.”

Another said: “Today I have double tap b shot multiple times and it just skies it when i use no power at all. makes no sense.”

Earlier this month, thousands of angry FIFA 18 gamers backed a petition calling on EA Sports to ‘fix’ the game.

FIFA 18 had a graphics overhaul this year but has not been without its fair share of criticism

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FIFA 18 had a graphics overhaul this year but has not been without its fair share of criticism

The change.org petition has amassed more than 39,000 signatures as the FIFA Reddit community pile pressure on the under-fire developer.

It comes as the #FIXFIFA movement continues to gather momentum, which calls on EA to make a number of substantial changes to the game.

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