Four FIFA 19 Gameplay Changes You Won’t Want to Miss

By Andrew Ogley, 4 months ago
More details continue to emerge regarding the new changes to the gameplay in the latest FIFA installment, FIFA 19. Whilst we've already covered some of the videos in a previous story, the team at Xbox Wire has revealed a few more details about the different changes.


Firstly, the new Active Touch System aims to revolutionise receiving, striking and controlling the ball. Players will be able to use their head, chest, knees, and feet to gather the ball with more flexibility and creativity than ever before. Neat little tricks like the disguised trap or flick-up volley will be possible, and to make it increasingly immersive, a whole new set of animations have been added.

Whilst players have always had some level of control over the formation and tactics used by their teams, this has been further extended with the introduction of Dynamic Tactics tools. These can be used to set a variety of different tactical approaches and game plans. Not only that, accessing the new tactics couldn't be easier with players able to bind them to D-pad,

One of the essentials for winning games is scoring goals, and shooting has been given an extra level of detail. It is now possible to add extra accuracy and power to the shot with an extra, well-timed, tap of the button. Of course, timing is everything and as we've seen in real-life, a mistimed shot can often end up in row Z or by the corner flag. So, mastering the skill could well be essential for those aiming for higher echelons of the game.

The new 50-50 Battles feature now combines the gamer's own reactions with those the player being controlled in the game to determine who wins each of the battles for those 50-50 chances and loose balls. It also means that no two challenges are alike and winning the ball is no longer certain.

As with every year, each of the small tweaks is aimed to bring more realism to the title and it will be interesting to see what impact the new mechanics have on the title. Fortunately, with the release date rapidly approaching, players won't have too long to wait to find out.

FIFA 19 will be hitting the Xbox One on September 28th.

We've got the full list of FIFA 19 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.