It’s no secret that the battle royale genre has taken over the gaming industry, with developers scrambling to add it to their game, but surely FIFA, a sports game, can’t wedge it in?
Wrong – FIFA has announced a ‘survival’ mode, where your team will lose a player every time you score a goal, in the upcoming FIFA 19.
As part of the classic ‘kick-off’ mode – the one which lets you just play a quick match of FIFA against the computer or with friends – Survival will be one of the new options.
Detailed via the official PlayStation blog, which also covers the new ‘No Rules’ mode (which scraps fouls, cards etc. for an all out, anything-goes match), Survival is the likely the closest FIFA will get to a battle royale.
The match will start off like any other, 11 players per team, standard FIFA rules. But, as soon as a goal is scored, it all changes completely.
The team who scores will immediately lose a player, completely at random. Although thankfully goalkeepers are exempt, so no need to worry about that.
Because the mode is played with official FIFA rules however, when a player is down to fewer than seven players, the match is abandoned, so if a team scores five, the match is called and the team with the most goals wins.
It is certainly an interesting twist on the typical gameplay, because now gaining a 3-0 lead would put you at a serious disadvantage in the man count.
It remains to be seen how players will take to the new mode, and how exactly it will play out. Once a team gets a lead and is down to only eight or nine players, perhaps they will shift to an ultra-defensive set-up just to lock in the win?
FIFA 19 releases on September 28, and players can pre-order to get early access.
EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.
Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.
Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.
FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2
The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!
Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.
Here are some of the players you might be interested in:
Erling Haaland (86)
Robert Lewandowski (92)
Harry Kane (89)
Thibaut Courtois (90)
Ben Chilwell (84)
Theo Hernandez (83)
Jack Grealish (83)
Ollie Watkins (81)
Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
Renato Sanchez (82)
Marcel Halstenberg (84)
FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked
Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.
These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior.
This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!
FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions
What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.
The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.
There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.
Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!
TOTW 2 predictions
GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna
LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
RW – Galeno – Braga
LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
LW – Neymar – PSG
LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
ST – Patson Daka – RB Salzburg
ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa
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