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FIFA 20 player claims to have found ultimate “scripting” counter

Published: 26/Jun/2020 17:48

by Jacob Hale

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A FIFA 20 player believes he has found the perfect counter to ‘scripting’ in the game that could turn and your team’s fortunes around.

For those unaware, many FIFA players believe that something they’ve dubbed “scripting” definitely exists, with the game itself seemingly stealthily granting teams more or less momentum and luck depending on what the score is.

This could be when you’re 2-0 up with 10 minutes left to go and suddenly you feel as though your players can’t do anything, while your opponent is making plays like they’re 2009 Barcelona and not putting a foot wrong.

EA SPORTS have always vehemently denied the existence of scripting in the game, but nonetheless, players are convinced, so much so that some have gone about finding ways to counter the mechanic to get their team back on track to hold out for the win.

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Many players firmly believe in the existence of “scripting” in FIFA 20.

This is exactly what Reddit user seedsrevolution has done, and they think they’ve found exactly what is needed.

In a lengthy Reddit post, seedsrevolution explains that they believe scripting is real and can be triggered by certain things, with the example used being based around possession.

According to the user, “kick off goals happen often because the algorithm sees that the team with the ball has 100% possession and thus they get boosted, making every pass connect more easily, player positioning improved to godlike status, and shots more likely to score.”

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Seedsrevolution believes they know the exact way to counter scripting in FIFA 20.

He goes on to provide what he believes to be the perfect counter to this scripting, so here’s what you should try if you think the game is working against you:

  • Play simple possession
  • If you’re defending, play very short passes and try to slowly move the ball up the field
  • Constantly use R1/RB and L1/LB to move players to better positions – don’t take any chances
  • When attacking, simply try to make short passes that can’t be intercepted
  • Resume normal play when you feel your players are starting to return to “normal” status
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The solution might just be placebo, but seedsrevolution believes it works perfectly.

Obviously, there is still no definitive proof that scripting exists in the game, so take all of this with a pinch of salt: but if it helps you get a win, then more power to you!

Let us know if this works for you or not by tweeting us at @UltimateTeamUK, your Twitter hub for all things FIFA.

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Best FIFA 21 Pro Clubs custom tactics & formations

Published: 2/Dec/2020 5:01 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 6:25

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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FIFA Pro Clubs players can finally customize their team’s tactics and formations in FIFA 21, but some strategies work better than others. If you want to know what works best and how to do them, we’ve got you covered.

FIFA Pro Clubs has always been a popular mode, but it’s even better in FIFA 21. For the first time ever, players can customize the names and appearances of their AI players. But perhaps more importantly, they can also set up to five preset custom tactics and formations.

It’s a revolutionary feature that gives FIFA 21 Pro Clubs players more control over their team than ever before. Players have been busy trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Their efforts have contributed to the development of meta custom tactics formations, much like in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

Here’s a quick look at some of the best ones we’ve found, and what sort of players they’re best suited to.

FIFA 21 Pro Clubs Custom Tactics

FIFA 21 Pro Clubs Custom Tactics Guide

FIFA 21 Pro Clubs players have many different formations, custom tactics, and player instructions at their disposal. However, through trial and error, only a handful of strategies have reigned supreme. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses and are better suited to different playstyles.

FIFA 21 Pro Clubs Custom Tactics Guide for 5-2-1-2

This formation is based on a solid five-man defense with a moderate attacking and defensive style. It’s similar to a typical FIFA 21 Ultimate Team meta formation, but it has plenty of room for players to shine.

First, you’ll want to change the player instructions to have the LB and RB stay back. This will keep everything neat and tidy in the backline and stop defenders from being drawn out of position. This should create fewer opportunities for opponents to exploit.

The playstyle itself is simple. You’ll want to hold the fort in the backline, and either attack on the counter or build-up play slowly with a combination of passes.

This formation is all about patience and precision. It’s best suited to players who prefer a calm and composed playstyle. If that sounds like your cup of tea, it can be devastating. It’s most effective with two human-controlled ST players.

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5-2-1-2 is a good choice for FIFA 21 Pro Clubs players who are defensive-minded.

Defending

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 5 bars
  • Depth: 5 bars

Attacking

  • Offensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 5 bars
  • Players in the box: 5 bars
  • Corners: 2 bars
  • Free kicks: 2 bars

FIFA 21 Pro Clubs Custom Tactics Guide for 4-3-2-1

The 4-3-1-1 formation is more about attacking. However, to compensate, you’ll want to set the Defensive Style to Drop Back and have no more than three bars on depth. This will keep your defense tighter without weakening your attack.

It’s also essential to set the Defensive Position on the LCM and RCM to Cover Center. That way, they’ll never deviate from the center and stray wide, which often creates a lethal opening.

This formation and custom tactic works best with a minimum of three human-controlled players. You’ll want them in the ST, CAM, and CDM positions, so they’ll be heavily involved in the build-up.

If you prefer a faster and more aggressive playstyle without being too exposed in defense, this is a good middle-ground. Not everyone wants to park the bus. FIFA 21 Pro Clubs is all about finding a style that suits you and your team.

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FIFA 21 Pro Clubs players who love attacking will benefit from 4-3-2-1.

Defending

  • Defensive Style: Drop Back
  • Width: 5 bars
  • Depth: 3 bars

Attacking

  • Offensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 5 bars
  • Players in the box: 6 bars
  • Corners: 2 bars
  • Free kicks: 2 bars

FIFA 21 Pro Clubs Custom Tactics Guide for 4-3-3 (Holding)

The 4-3-3 (Holding) formation is simple and effective without needing to change too much. It has a rock-solid foundation in the defense and midfield, but it also lets players with flair and creativity shine on the wings.

It also works particularly well with counter-attacks, but at the same time, it’s vulnerable to them. To make things a little more comfortable in defense, you’ll want to set the Defensive Style to Drop Back.

Other than that, you can pretty much leave everything else as it is. The CDM will need to play a pivotal role in defense, though, so you’ll want to make sure a human-controlled player fills the role.

FIFA 21 Pro Clubs Custom Tactics
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4-3-3 (Holding) is arguably the safest 4-3-3 formation in FIFA 21 Pro Clubs.

Defending

  • Defensive Style: Drop Back
  • Width: 5 bars
  • Depth: 5 bars

Attacking

  • Offensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 5 bars
  • Players in the box: 5 bars
  • Corners: 3 bars
  • Free kicks: 3 bars

FIFA 21 Pro Clubs Custom Tactics Guide for 4-3-3 (False 9)

The 4-3-3 (False 9) is an excellent alternative to more aggressive 4-3-3 formations. It’s ideal for players who love holding possession. The attack revolves around a deeper-lying CF. He’ll be more involved in the build-up than a typical ST and can help with keeping possession.

This formation works best with a human-controlled LW, CF, and RW. The rest of the team can be AI-controlled, but to make them more competent in defense, you’ll want to set the Player Instructions on the CDM, LB, and RB to Stay Back While Attacking.

You’ll also want to set the CDM’s Defensive Behaviour to Man Mark and Defensive Position to Cover Center. That way, he’ll always remain in the middle and make it significantly harder for your opponents to find a way through.

Last but not least, you can set the goalkeeper to Comes For Crosses in the Saving On Crosses instruction. It will make him save the ball before it finds its way to a target more often than not.

FIFA 21 Pro Clubs Custom Tactics
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4-3-3 (False 9) is a wonderful choice for FIFA 21 Pro Clubs players who like keeping possession.

 Defending

  • Defensive Style: Pressure On Heavy Touch
  • Width: 5 bars
  • Depth: 5 bars

Attacking

  • Offensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 5 bars
  • Players in the box: 5 bars
  • Corners: 1 bar
  • Free kicks: 1 bar

So, there you have it! Those are the best formation, custom tactics, and instruction combinations that players have been using in FIFA 21 Pro Clubs.

There are likely more as well, so if you have found a masterplan do share it with us @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter.