FIFA 18 Tactics

FIFA 18 Tactics

FIFA 18 and FIFA 18 Ultimate Team tactics guide and details. Here you can find the complete guide and details on tactics in FIFA 18 and FUT 18.

FIFA 18 Tactic Guide & Details

Tactics are available under Team Management menu (Team Management menu is accessible before you play the match). By changing your team’s tactic, you can help your team to achieve your goals on the field. In FIFA 18, there are 5 preset tactics, you can also set your own custom tactic using the Custom Tactic option.

Below are the details of each setting in preset and custom setting:

TACTIC SETTINGS
BUILD UP PLAY
Speed
The speed in which attacks are put together
Values: 1-100
  • 1-33: SLOW
  • 34-66: BALANCED
  • 66-100: FAST
Passing
Affects passing distance & support from teammates
Values: 1-100
  • 1-33: SHORT
  • 34-66: MIXED
  • 66-100: LONG
Positioning
A team’s freedom of movement in the 1st two thirds of the pitch
Forms:
  • ORGANISED
  • FREE FORM
CHANCE CREATION
Passing
Amount of risk in pass decision and run support
Values: 1-100
  • 1-33: SAFE
  • 34-66: NORMAL
  • 66-100: RISKY
Crossing
The tendency / frequency of crosses into the box
Values: 1-100
  • 1-33: LITTLE
  • 34-66: NORMAL
  • 66-100: LOTS
Shooting
The tendency / frequency of shots taken
Values: 1-100
  • 1-33: LITTLE
  • 34-66: NORMAL
  • 66-100: LOTS
Positioning
A team’s freedom of movement in the final third of the pitch
Forms:
  • ORGANISED
  • FREE FORM
DEFENCE
Pressure
Affects how high up the pitch the team will start pressuring
Values: 1-100
  • 1-33: DEEP
  • 34-66: MEDIUM
  • 66-100: HIGH
Aggression
Affect the team’s approach to tackling the ball possessor
Values: 1-100
  • 1-33: CONTAIN
  • 34-66: PRESS
  • 66-100: DOUBLE
Team Width
Affects how much the team will shift to the ball side
Values: 1-100
  • 1-33: NARROW
  • 34-66: NORMAL
  • 66-100: WIDE
Defender Line
Affects the shape and strategy of the defence
Forms:
  • COVER
  • OFFSIDE TRAP

Default

DEFAULT

Your team’s default tactic, reflecting how your team play in attack and defence.

TACTIC SETTINGS
Your default tactic settings are based on your team’s formations and players. Usually, the default settings are set to moderate and organised.


FIFA 18 Counter Attack

COUNTER ATTACK

Counter Attack tactic in FIFA 18 is best suited for teams trying to defend a lead. Using this tactic, your team will try to defend deep and absorb pressure, getting numbers behind the ball. When possession is won, they will counter by getting players and the ball forward quickly. Teams that play this way often give up a lot of possession to their opposition in exchange of a solid defence.

Key Notes
  • Your build up play speed is fast
  • It’s recommended to have players with higher PAC (pace) rating especially for the attackers and attacking midfielders
  • Use finishers with high SHO (shooting) and finishing ratings
  • PAS (passing) rating of your midfielders is recommended to be high

TACTIC SETTINGS
BUILD UP PLAY
Speed
95
Passing
50
PositioningOrganised
CHANCE CREATION
Passing
50
Crossing
50
Shooting
50
PositioningOrganised
DEFENCE
Pressure
10
Aggression
50
Team Width
60
Defender LineCover

FIFA 18 High Pressure

HIGH PRESSURE

This tactic is good for teams trying to get a goal back later in the match. By using the High Pressure tactic in FIFA 18, your team will defend high up the pitch and mark tightly in an attempt to win the ball early. This tactic is an effective tactic to stop the opposition from having too much time on the ball, but it is more vulnerable to incisive through passes.

Key Notes
  • The pressure in your defensive line is high
  • You need the defenders with high DEF rating
  • It’s recommended to have also midfielders with high DEF
  • PAS (passing) value is also important since the passes for creating chances will be risky
  • In FUT, you should have a defensive line with green CHM lines (high chemistry) – Especially for setting offside traps

TACTIC SETTINGS
BUILD UP PLAY
Speed
50
Passing
50
PositioningOrganised
CHANCE CREATION
Passing
75
Crossing
50
Shooting
75
PositioningOrganised
DEFENCE
Pressure
85
Aggression
75
Team Width
25
Defender LineOffside Trap

FIFA 18 Possession

POSSESSION

A good tactic for patient teams comfortable on the ball. Classic possession football. Using this tactic, your team will move up the pitch when the opportunity presents itself, but keeping the ball will be of paramount importance. Players will opt to support more than going on forward runs. This is a tactic used by team who are comfortable on the ball, patient, and like to play a short passing game.

Key Notes
  • Safe passing is the key
  • PAS rating of your starting 11 should be high
  • Skill moves are important – You should be comfortable with FIFA 18 basic skill moves

TACTIC SETTINGS
BUILD UP PLAY
Speed
20
Passing
20
PositioningFree Form
CHANCE CREATION
Passing
25
Crossing
25
Shooting
25
PositioningFree Form
DEFENCE
Pressure
50
Aggression
25
Team Width
50
Defender LineCover

FIFA 18 Long Ball

LONG BALL

The best tactic for teams with pacey or shooting in the air strikers. Using FIFA 18 Long Ball tactic, your team will look to play long balls from the defence, either into the space behind the opposing back line, or up to the target man who can bring it down or flick it on for his striking partner. This tactic is best employed by teams with a fast attacker, or attackers that are good in the air.

Key Notes
  • Passing and long passing are important – Especially for your defenders
  • Your build up play speed is high
  • PAC os your strikers should be high
  • Use preferably tall strikers with high PAC, SHO and finishing ratings

TACTIC SETTINGS
BUILD UP PLAY
Speed
90
Passing
90
PositioningOrganised
CHANCE CREATION
Passing
75
Crossing
75
Shooting
75
PositioningOrganised
DEFENCE
Pressure
50
Aggression
75
Team Width
50
Defender LineCover

FIFA 18 Custom Tactics

CUSTOM TACTIC

Using this option you can customise your own tactic. Read the tactic setting details above to see how the settings affect the gameplay and how you can set them to your own custom values.

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  1. IF YOU CREATE A CUSTOM TACTIC, AND START OFF THE GAME AS WELL AS SAY YOU START THE GAME WITH THE DEFAULT TACTIC. DURING THE GAME YOU USE THE D-PAD AND CHANGE TO POSSESSION. 1 DOES IT LAST FOR THE REST OF THE GAME. 2 SAY YOU ARE USING DEFAULT AND SWITCH TO POSSESSION, HOW DO YOU GO BACK TO DEFAULT WITH OUT HAVING TO PRESS PAUSE. IS THERE A FUNCTION OR BUTTONS THAT YOU CAN PRESS, OR SIMULTANEOUSLY PRESS 2 BUTTONS TO REVERT BACK TO DEFAULT TACTIC. AND WEHN USING YOUR CUSTOM IS THERE A WAY TO REVERT BACK TO THAT TACTIC AS WELL?

    THANKS, JAY

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