Compared to the previous version, FIFA 18 is more varied and makes it possible to make more precise moves and passes. With the free update you can play in the FIFA 18 World Cup. The representation of the stadiums in Russia is extremely realistic. But there are also further developments in the national area. For the first time you can play the games of the third Bundesliga with FIFA 18.
- With overall improved graphics, the digitized world stars and the game appear more realistic.
- A 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia content update can be installed free of charge.
- As a football simulation, FIFA 18 belongs to the eSport category. Chargeable downloads (Lootbox) are controversial, as the improvements can also be earned without financial commitment.
FIFA 18 offers numerous improvements and modifications
Compared to the previous version, FIFA 18 is more varied and makes it possible to make more precise moves and passes. With the free update you can play in the FIFA 18 World Cup. The representation of the stadiums in Russia is extremely realistic. But there are also further developments in the national area. For the first time you can play the games of the third Bundesliga with FIFA 18. According to abbreviationfinder, FIFA stands for Federation Internationale de Football Association.
Alone or against other players from all over the world – FIFA 18 makes it possible
If you want to compete against other players online in FIFA 18, you should have a fast internet connection. This is the only way the high-resolution graphics come into play and fast moves in real time are possible. An important standard is the so-called UPnP (Universal Plug & Play). Routers work with a firewall that is supposed to prevent unwanted programs and data packets from spreading on your own computer. UPnP ensures that, in turn, the programs that are safe can communicate with the Internet without interference. A suitable port is released for sending and receiving data and then closed again later.
Training is necessary: some innovations affect the style of play
FIFA 18 has a number of changes compared to the previous version that you should be aware of for your tournament success. These include, among other things
- the new Ultimate Team mode,
- the increased influence on the game.
The popular FUT Champions Weekend League will continue in FIFA 18. It now has Squad Battles mode . You play against computer-controlled teams built by players from all over the world. The computer determines the level of difficulty. Here you have the opportunity to win attractive prizes.
Thanks to the increased influence on the actual game, you can overcome weak defenses with precise attacks, for example. However, good training is required here in order to find the right timing for duels, for example.
Football legends – play with the icons of the past
Who doesn’t know them – the names Thierry Henry, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho or Pelé? These and many more icons are now available on all platforms, including PlayStation 4 and PC. Each of these icons has three different versions:
- the beginning of the career
- At its best
- Playing style shortly before the end of his career
To secure these legends, you need an appropriate number of coins. You can accumulate these by winning games and tournaments. However, there is also the option of purchasing coins over the Internet. The term “lootbox” is often used in this context.
The Lootbox in FIFA 18 and the danger that lies behind it
When playing computer games, it is often the case that you need certain things or objects to get ahead. These are often offered in a so-called loot box (loot = loot, box = box). It takes time and patience to earn it. That is why many providers offer the option of buying loot boxes or coins for real money. This allows the game progress to be influenced to the advantage. But players often lose track of how much money they are actually spending on top of the purchase price of the game. You should therefore always view these offers to buy with due caution.
In our neighboring countries Belgium and the Netherlands, FIFA 18 is already subject to the Gambling Act because of the fee-based offers of the loot boxes. One of the reasons for this is that the player cannot see which items are in the loot box. They are chosen at random. It is not yet known whether this regulation will also prevail in Germany. In any case, caution is required.
eSport – The soccer simulation FIFA 18 and the requirements for the game
eSports (electronic sports) are operated competitively. Basically, the competitions take place in the multiplayer mode of the respective games. The rules of the tournaments are determined by the games themselves and by the associated community. eSport can be operated both on the PC and on game consoles.
e-sports games can be found in sports simulations, real-time strategy games and first-person shooters.
FIFA 18 plays a special role in the field of sports simulations. International as well as national soccer clubs such as 1. FC Nürnberg, Hertha BSC, Schalke 04 or VFL Wolfsburg already have their own e-sports teams. In addition to the right technical equipment, tactical skills, an understanding of the game and an overview of the game as well as excellent hand-eye coordination are prerequisites for being successful in eSports tournaments with FIFA 18.
FIFA 18: This will make you feel like a professional soccer player
From a purely playful point of view, FIFA 18 has not changed too much compared to the previous version. However, the digitization has become much more realistic. The movements of well-known stars such as Messi, Neymar or Ronaldo are recorded even more finely and the look has also become more realistic. The level of difficulty is set a little higher and thus presents you with some challenges. You need a better overview in the management of your defense and have to cope with the somewhat more pronounced inertia of your players. Wrong decisions when changing direction are mercilessly punished. In FIFA 18, the game from the sidelines is definitely more interesting. Flanks can be controlled significantly better depending on how the button is pressed and the position of the shot.