FIFA 21 will feature improved graphics, new skill moves, and new celebrations, but for the most part, the game’s core mechanics will remain the same – what that means for you is that your current FIFA ability, to a large extent, will dictate your ability on FIFA 21.
On that note, if you’re looking to improve your skills going into FIFA 21, there are ways you can do that while still playing FIFA 20 – here are four of them;
Revert To A Gold Team On Ultimate Team
At this stage of FIFA 20, pretty much everybody has a team filled with Team of The Season cards.
However, going into FIFA 21, you will have to revert to using gold cards and a lot of players tend to struggle because of it after getting used to playing with OP TOTS players.
In a bid to avoid getting affected by this “new release nerf” you should go back to using gold cards for the final few weeks of FIFA 20 – this will allow you to make a smooth transition into FUT 21.
While you may lose more games than you normally would on FIFA 20, reverting to a gold team ahead of FIFA 21 will give you a huge head start over other players who stick with their OP team up until FIFA 21 gets released.
Increase Your Skill Move Arsenal
This stage of the game is a perfect time to add new skill moves to your arsenal. The more skill moves you can execute, the harder it will be for your opponents to defend against you in FIFA 21.
You would benefit a lot from focusing on mastering two or more skill moves. Among the moves you opt to learn, we would suggest you learn the drag-back fake – it’s a move barely anybody uses yet it’s incredibly effective.
Skill moves for the most part remain the same when a new FIFA gets released so you don’t have to worry about the moves you learn not be in FIFA 21.
Stop Relying on AI-Based Tactics
If your tactics are set to “balanced” skip this. If not you need to read this.
We know how easy it is to rely on defensive tactics such as press after possession loss, drop back, or even constant pressure, but there’s a good chance that the effectiveness of these tactics will be nerfed on FIFA 21, or at least they might begin to consume more stamina.
On that note, you should focus on learning how to defend without AI assistance to make yourself more prepared for FIFA 21.
The same thing applies to attacking tactics. If you use fast build-up or long-ball, it might be worth adapting your game to learn how to play on balanced because FIFA 21 is expected to be more free-flowing thus playing on balanced would allow you to craft your own unique attacking plays instead of relying on the AI to make runs for you.
Become Comfortable With New Formations
If you played FIFA 20 chances are you use 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1, or 4-1-2-1-2(2). While these formations are likely to be effective on FIFA 21, exploring other formations right now could allow you to discover a hidden gem that could help you create your own unique style ahead of FIFA 21.
FIFA 21 is expected to be more free-flowing than FIFA 20 – that means attack-based formations like the 4-3-3(4) have a solid chance of being OP on FIFA 21, so you’d do well to use the weeks leading up to FIFA 21s release to try out some new formations.