We have a super special guest this week. Spoilers, it’s FIFA YouTube legend Air Japes! He joins the FUT FM crew to talk about the huge FUT 18 reveal, and yes, he manages to trigger Valerio very quickly. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll hear our hot takes on what EA have shown so far. This is a monster of an episode, don’t miss it!
FUT 18 Icon Stories
In FIFA 18, legends are being reintroduced as icons, and they’ll be on all platforms. Each Icon will have a total of 3 FUT cards, with each representing a different point in their career.
This means that we’ll presumably get lots of positional changes and wildly different ratings, which should help add more variety to the game. But how will this affect overall gameplay and the transfer market? Either way, we’re excited to welcome back Ronaldinho to FIFA!
Furthermore, EA will be doing “Throwback Thursdays” throughout the year with SBCs centered around getting the Prime version of an Icon. Will rewards still be handed out on Thursday? As Japes points out in this episode, this could be the biggest free for all we’ve ever seen on the market. Be sure to tune in to hear more of our predictions.
FIFA 18 Gameplay
Weirdly enough, EA chose to debut FIFA 18 gameplay with a 2v2 match. Although this isn’t the most ideal way to do things for the hardcore FUT lovers, it did offer us a glimpse at what’s to come.
Will shielding still be crazy good? Is L2R2 getting nerfed? Could we see the return of traditional crossing in the high level metagame? The gameplay so far ends up raising quite a few questions!
As always, don’t forget to check out last week’s episode if you missed it.