FIFA 17 – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

FIFA 17 – THE NEW FEATURES

There's loads of wicked new additions to FIFA this year, and we've picked out the best ones!

NEW LOOK

We reckon you’ve heard the word ‘Frostbite’ being mentioned a lot recently! Well, that’s the name of the technology EA have used to give the game an epic new look! Not only are the player likenesses better than ever, the stadiums and pre-match build-up look amazing too!

THE GAFFERS

All 20 Premier League managers are included for the first time. When you score a goal, you can run over to the touchline and celebrate with them!

THROUGH PASS

EA have added a new type of through pass – you can split defences by curling the ball with the outside of your foot!

PUSHBACK

By holding LT/L2, your player will get stuck in to a physical battle with the opposition, either to shield the ball or win it back!

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KEEPERS' PASS

Goalkeepers can Pass with Purpose now. Hold down RB/R1 when throwing or kicking to drill the ball out!

ACTIVE INTELLIGENCE

One of the first things you’ll notice on FIFA 17 is player movement off the ball. Strikers move more intelligently to find gaps in the opposition defence!

SHOOTING

You can take your chances with more style now, too. Hold shoot, then tap shoot again to drill your shot along the floor – we’ve bagged tons from the edge of the box!

PENALTIES

Taking spot-kicks is well different – EA have got rid of the power bar, but you can vary the length and speed of your run-up to give you more variety!

CORNERS & FREE-KICKS

Direct FKs haven’t changed that much, but indirect FKs and corners have! You can choose where you want the ball to land and move players around in the box!

THE JOURNEY

The Journey is one of the biggest additions to FIFA ever! It’s a new game mode where you take control of a young footballer called Alex Hunter, who’s trying to make it as a Premier League superstar. It’s mind-blowing!

GETTING STARTED

The first step in The Journey is to choose your favourite Prem club. This doesn’t mean you’ll defo play for them, but if you perform well enough in your trial, you’ll have the chance to complete your dream move!

FIRST TEST

Your first in-game task is to score a pen as a young Alex in a cup final. We don’t know what happens if you miss, coz we buried it!

EXIT TRIALS

The Exit Trial is where you’ll have the opportunity to impress Prem scouts. Complete the challenges – the better you perform, the more clubs will be interested!

GOAL KING OR ACE PLAYMAKER?

At the start of your trial, choose whether you want to play as a striker, attacking midfielder or on the wing!

LIGHT IT UP

Impress the coach taking the trial by playing well in the games and skill challenges!

PERFORMANCE RATING

Once the trial is over, it’ll show you how well you did against the other players involved!

CONTRACT

If you perform well enough in your trial, you’ll be offered deals from every club in the Prem!

PERSONALITY

Alex’s personality will develop over time depending on how you respond in conversations. You’ll have a choice between cool, fiery and balanced responses!

GAMES

When it comes to game time, your manager will set you objectives to complete during each match! If you complete them, Alex's attributes will increase.

TRAINING

You can increase Alex's attributes in training sessions, too. Use them to unlock unique player traits and Skill Points.

ULTIMATE TEAM & CAREER MODE

There's been a few changes to FUT and CM, too!

SQUAD BUILDING CHALLENGES – FUT

The biggest change to Ultimate Team is Squad Building Challenges! Complete a challenge by filling your squad according to the guidelines the game sets out to earn FUT packs and coins. The higher the difficulty setting on the challenge, the bigger the reward!

Once you’ve submitted your team for a challenge, your players will be traded away – so don’t lose all your important players!

With Squad Building Challenges, every player that joins your club in a pack could be valuable, so you won’t always have to quickly sell your new players!

MANAGER AVATAR – CAREER MODE

FIFA 17 allows you to go into loads more detail when choosing your look on Career Mode! 

TOTAL CLUB MANAGER – CAREER MODE

You get to control a lot more of your club’s off the pitch success! Bigger clubs will have higher expectations, so make sure you meet your club’s demands!

FINANCIAL CONTROL – CAREER MODE

There’s more responsibility for your club’s bank balance, too. Keep an eye on your club’s finances, and make sure you spend wisely!

MATCH'S VERDICT...

GAMEPLAY

You’ll notice the difference from the previous game straight away! We love Pushback Tech and Drilled Finishes!

THE JOURNEY

The amount of detail EA went into to create The Journey is crazy. We absolutely love it!

FUT & CAREER MODE

The new additions, especially Squad Building Challenges, are ace! We’ve spent hours making teams!