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FIFA 19: This is how EA Sports will stop people time wasting on Ultimate Team

This will come as a big relief

EA Sports has taken steps to stop players time-wasting by passing the ball around the back.

Speaking to Gamereactor, FIFA 19 gameplay producer Samuel Rivera said gamers will have ‘more tools’ to combat the tactic after an outcry from Ultimate Team fans.

“We knew that some people when they’re winning sometimes just start passing at the back,” he said.

Yes Paulo!

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Yes Paulo!

“This year what we’re doing to give you more tools so that you have control and you can defend that. {It’s called} the Team Press.

“You can set it up from your tactics – which by the way all the tactics are new – so the tactics tell you when you want that Team Press to happen.

“When you lose possession, everybody should go put pressure.


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“If you think somebody’s kind of in a bad moment to control the ball going backwards, you can try and sort of surprise with that pressure.”

He went on to add: “Obviously, like any tactic, it has to have a disadvantage.

“So, if you’re doing it and somebody is able to get out of pressure when you’re doing it, then they will have an easier time going against your defenders ’cause all your midfielders were gone trying to put pressure.”

There have been a number of big gameplay changes in this year’s game

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There have been a number of big gameplay changes in this year’s game

You can read the full, brilliant Gamereactor interview here.

The FIFA demo will likely drop in September, two weeks or so before launch.

What will be in the demo?

If E3 code is anything to go by, there will be nine playable teams in the demo.

These are as follows:

  • Bayern Munich
  • Juventus
  • PSG
  • Man City
  • Man United
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Real Madrid
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Tottenham Hotspur

Who’s the best player on the demo?

Ratings have not been revealed but Cristiano Ronaldo will likely be the highest rated star on the demo.

Will The Journey be in the demo?

This has not been confirmed.

Will FIFA 19 have the Champions League?

Yes. FIFA 19 will feature the Champions and Europa Leagues.


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