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Free New ‘2018 World Cup Russia’ Mode Has Been Released for FIFA 18

Published: 29/May/2018 18:32 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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A brand new World Cup mode has been released for the FIFA 18 title and is free to play for all those who already own the game.

The new DLC, called ‘2018 World Cup Russia,’ is meant to commemorate the 2018 FIFA World Cup that is due to be held in Russia during the month of June.

Officially launched early on May 29th, this new World Cup mode gives players access to loads of new game modes and content.

This is the second time that developer EA Sports have added such a mode, with the previous time being in 2014 when the last FIFA World Cup was held.

Here is the official description of the DLC, as provided by EA Sports:

AUTHENTIC 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA™ EXPERIENCE

Feel the excitement and drama of football’s greatest event with the authentic tournament experience through official FIFA World Cup™ elements, featuring all 32 qualified national teams, match balls, stadiums, and the iconic trophy – rendered in the Frostbite™ game engine for the first time.

The new mode adds to the game the 12 official Russian stadiums that will host matches during the 2018 World Cup, as well as numerous new licensed national team jerseys and brand new in-game faces.

The most important aspect of this DLC is the array of the numerous new online and offline game modes that the title’s vast player-base can now enjoy for free.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

Revel in the epic tournament exactly how it will play out in real life. Choose from any of the 32 qualified nations and play through the authentic tournament structure, from the group stage to the final in Moscow. 

Custom FIFA World Cup™ Tournament

This is your chance to rewrite history and enjoy a custom version of the World Cup with any country in FIFA 18. Select any licensed national team in FIFA 18, including Italy, USA, Netherlands, Chile and more and bring your FIFA World Cup dreams to life by creating your own tournament draw. 

FIFA World Cup™ Kick-Off

Jump into an offline match solo or with friends using official teams, players, kits, and authentic stadium atmospheres from the FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team

Play FIFA’s most popular mode in the new, exciting FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team experience. Build your dream international squad with stars from all 32 qualified nations plus legendary FIFA World Cup™ ICONS.

  • All-New ICONS: FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team will feature some of the most iconic players from the tournament’s history. 
  • Chemistry System: Link your favorite international players; instead of clubs and leagues, nationalities and confederations will be key chemistry components to consider when building and organizing your squad. 
  • FIFA World Cup™ Player Pool: Featuring up-to-date squads from every qualified nation with refreshed ratings, [RA1] you’ll have everything you need to build your international dream squad. 
  • Dynamic Items: Built to match real world performance, these items will update based on the performances of players who stood out on matchday, with upgraded stats, ensuring a fresh and relevant experience for the entire tournament. 
  • Double Pack Incentive: For every Standard or Premium pack you purchase in FIFA World Cup Ultimate Team, you will receive equivalent pack value in FUT 18. 
  • Ultimate Team Game Modes: Experience several exciting ways to play with your international dream squad.   
    • Single Player and Online Tournament
    • Single Player & Online Draft
    • Squad Building Challenges 

Players can enjoy this new DLC by simply updating their FIFA 18 game on their Xbox One, PS4, and PC platforms.

For full details regarding the new World Cup mode, you can visit its official page on the EA Sports website.

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FIFA 21: Why you need to buy Ousmane Dembele in Ultimate Team

Published: 25/Oct/2020 13:33

by Joe Craven

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Cohesive attacking is as important as ever in FIFA 21, so you need the right players to propel you forwards. Ousmane Dembele is about as good as any attacker gets, with multiple desirable qualities. Here’s why you need to buy him for your Ultimate Team.

With the dust settling on FIFA 21’s opening weeks, the market and meta are becoming more clear. Fast attacking players with strong shot power are vital to beat out this year’s lacklustre goalkeepers.

What has quickly become clear is that Barcelona and France winger Ousmane Dembele is one of the very best players on offer in Ultimate Team, regardless of price. We have seen multiple pro players and content creators singing his praises, focusing on his pace, finishing and weak foot. Here’s every reason why you need to buy Dembele in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team.

Ousmane Dembele holding the World Cup
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A World Cup winner with France, Dembele is one of the most talented young wingers in the world.

Ousmane Dembele in-game stats for FIFA 21

First off, he boasts 5* skill moves and 5* weak foot. The former enables him to perform any skill move in the game, while the latter maximizes his attacking abilities. Knowing that he is equally adept with either foot means players can turn defenders either way and keep opponents guessing. Whatever position he finds himself in, his weak foot means he can finish with precision.

Next up is his price. According to FUTBIN, at the time of writing, Dembele is worth 50,000 coins on PS4, 52,000 on Xbox, and 37,000 PC. That is ludicrously cheap for a player of his quality.

92 pace, 86 dribbling, 77 shooting, and passing for 50,000 coins is a steal. When we compare him to some of the other options for the wing, it becomes clearer just how cheap he is. Liverpool’s Sadio Mane currently costs around 350,000 coins, while Ansu Fati’s POTM SBC is currently costing around 175,000 coins. Dembele then, not only boasts 5* skill moves and weak foot, but is a bargain at the same time.

A full look at his stats is available below, from FUTBIN:

Ousmane Dembele Stats in FIFA 21 from FUTBIN
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Dembele’s full stats in FIFA 21.

Best Chemistry Style for Ousmane Dembele

Those base stats are impressive, but become even more scintillating with the right Chemistry Style. For Dembele, we’d recommend a Hunter or Deadeye. The latter will boost his shooting to 86 and his passing to 85. Combine this with 86 dribbling and 92 pace, and he becomes one of the very best wingers in all of FIFA 21.

Shot power, too, has grown in importance in recent FIFAs. Dembele’s base stat of 83 is decent, but a Deadeye or Hunter will take this to a jaw-dropping 98.

What’s more, is his viability in a number of roles. Off the left is obviously where you’ll get maximum chemistry, but his weak foot rating and incredible stats mean he is an excellent fit on the right or up-front. Needless to say, make him a LF if you’re going to play him as a ST.

Finally, he can be fit into many squads. His French nationality means he can slot into a PL side alongside, Martial, Pogba, Digne, and Lacazette. Or just put him into a La Liga outfit alongside the plethora of talent in Spain’s top tier. If you’re going to buy one player and build a team around him, make it Dembele.