3 Things That Make You Rage In FIFA 21 (And How To Deal With Them)
FIFA is well known for triggering moments of rage amongst its players.
Due to its competitive nature, it’s very common to find yourself punching the air or even worse, throwing your controller across the room out of rage or anger.
In a bid to help you deal with the infuriating scenarios that occur in FIFA 21, we’ve outlined three of the most annoying aspects of the game, and how to stay calm while playing through them;
Your Opponent’s Celebrations
At some point, while playing FIFA, you’ve probably found yourself getting angry at your opponent for using certain celebrations against you.
Fortunately, there’s a way to stop getting annoyed when your opponents perform a dab, T-rex or any other seemingly infuriating celebration.
How? It has to do with understanding why your opponent uses long-winded celebrations in the first place.
You see, most celebrations in FIFA are inherently annoying.
And as you probably know, when you’re annoyed, your concentration levels experience a rapid decline – and this causes you to play poorly in your matches.
So, your opponents pretty much use long-winded celebrations to “trigger” you into playing badly.
When you recognize this fact, it’s easy to make a conscious decision to be unfazed by celebrations – because you know if you allow celebrations to annoy you, you’ll be giving your opponents exactly what they want – while also hurting your chances of winning.
Your Opponent’s Style Of Play
Over the past few iterations of FIFA, we’ve witnessed a massive uptick in “spammy” and “ultra-defensive” styles of play.
In FIFA 19 players continuously spammed the La Croqueta and tornado flick.
In FIFA 20, players continuously spammed the drag back and elastico.
And throughout the course of FIFA 21, we’ve witnessed players spam stepovers and “the bridge”.
Outside of those skill moves, tons of players now utilize dropback or other similar tactical set-ups that allow them to frustrate you into making costly mistakes during the course of a match.
In order to combat the rage that comes with facing an opponent who utilizes an infuriating tactical set-up or “spammy” skill moves – there’s only one thing you can realistically do.
You need to internalize the fact that you can’t dictate the way your opponent chooses to play the game.
If your opponent utilizes a style of play that infuriates you – the best thing you can realistically do is to focus on beating them in order to prove the superiority of your style of play.
Allowing yourself to get enraged over the way your opponent chooses to play won’t help in any way shape or form – if anything, it’ll make you more likely to lose, because the angrier you get, the worse you’ll play.
FIFA at its core, is a very random game.
You could dominate literally every relevant gameplay metric in a match and still lose, but it’s important for you to not dwell on these types of losses because doing so could hold you back from performing at your peak in subsequent games.
Regardless of how good you are at FIFA, at some point, you’re likely to succumb to a loss for reasons outside of your control.
For instance, your opponent’s goalkeeper could have an unreal performance and save every single one of your shots.
Your opponent could get lucky and score long-range shots against you.
Or you could concede a red card for a minor tackle.
If you play FIFA long enough, you’re bound to experience some random losses in the game.
It happens to literally everybody who plays the game.
So when something totally random or unexplainable causes you to suffer a loss in FIFA – reflect on the fact that it wasn’t your fault – and switch your focus towards your subsequent match-ups.
That way, you’ll be able to maintain your composure and play to the best of your ability in other match-ups.
If you want to know more about staying sane and keeping up your mentality in games, check out this episode featuring FNATIC Tekkz.