FIFA 17 Basic Gameplay Tips

FIFA 16 Gameplay Tips

Here are some basic for you to consider before playing FIFA 17. Follow the hints below to be prepared for playing FIFA 17 for the first time or improve your FIFA 17 gameplay skills if you had already played it.

Know the New Features

To adapt your current FIFA skills to FIFA 17’s you need to know what is the difference between FIFA 17 and the older versions. The complete FIFA 17 features list is available at Go there and read all new features coming with FIFA 17, get comfortable with them and pay attention to the ones which affect the gameplay and the controls. For example, the New Attacking Techniques in FIFA 17, will allow you to orginse better attacks/counter attacks in the game where you need to be familiarised with its methods and controls. So does it for Set Piece Rewrite feature as well. Check out the FIFA 17 New Features and get your eyes and your mind used to them.

Know the Controls

You need to get familiar with FIFA 17 controls to play it like a pro. As always, we will be providing the official FIFA 17 control guides for you here once they are available. In fact, FIFA 17 controls are almost same as FIFA 16’s – You can download FIFA 16 controls at

Play the Training Mode

Go through all steps of FIFA 17 training mode. Start from the basic trainings and try to reach the highest levels. In training mode, you can try the controls and skill moves as well.

Turn on FIFA Trainer Option

Turn on FIFA Trailer mode available in FIFA 17. Like in previous version, FIFA 16, FIFA 17 Trainer is an in-game trainer which assists you to improve your gameplay by giving real time tips and tricks while you’re on the pitch. Turn it on and execute the given tips when playing.

Play Offline/Single Matches

Play against AI and try to beat it. Start off with low level difficulties like Amateur or Semi-Pro, Go further up when you can already beat strong teams such as Barcelona or Bayern Munich on Semi-Pro level. Try to focus on defending first rather than scoring goals. After you are already good at defending, learn how to put your opponent under pressure and then try to score goals.

Play Online Matches

Online matches will teach you how to play FIFA 17 better since you are battling against a real FIFA player. Keep in mind that online matches could are usually laggy and this could affect your timing for shooting, dribbling, passing and in general, for your gameplay. Playing Online Seasons and Tournaments will improve your gameplay step by step as you play against people who are on the same level of gameplay as you. Try to promote to the next divisions/stages and give your best to improve yourself in FIFA 17.

Other Things to Consider

  • Find a formation that suits your playing style
  • Have more than two attacking methods, don’t stick with one method of attacking
  • Try to read your opponent’s next move when you play online
  • Form up your defensive line with the defenders with highest overall ratings in your club
  • Do not disconnect/leave the matches even if you know you’re going to lose


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