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FIFA 22 beta players frustrated with overpowered Goalkeepers

Goalkeepers are a crucial part of any soccer game, but beta players are worried they may be a little overpowered in FIFA 22.

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FIFA 22 goalkeeper trying to save a shot

EA has opened the doors and let the community try out FIFA 22 in the open beta. But despite all the improvements being added to this year’s game, overpowered goalkeepers are proving to be frustrating for players.

The release of FIFA 22 is right on the horizon, and there’s a boatload of changes heading into the game. Big changes to the likes Ultimate Team and Career Mode have fans excited, and they were eager to hop into the beta to try them out firsthand.

However, not every change has gone down well among the community. In particular, the new way in which goalkeepers are behaving is causing difficulties for some beta players.

FIFA 22 player taking a shot at a goalkeeper

Finding the right balance for goalkeepers has proved to be a tricky business in the FIFA series. Many FIFA 21 players criticized the goalkeepers for being unable to keep out shots their real-life counterparts would stop easily. This led to games finishing with unrealistic scorelines like 6-5 very often.

EA has responded in FIFA 22 with a major rewrite of the goalkeeper AI to make their positioning and decision-making more effective. There’s also a new batch of animations to help them save a wider range of shots from more angles.

Unfortunately, some beta players are concerned this has swung the balance too far in the opposite direction, with stoppers now proving extremely difficult to get past. One user warned that having more than 15 shots to break the deadlock would be commonplace in FIFA 22.

The issue sparked a debate among the community on Reddit. Some agreed that the goalkeepers were too overpowered and noted they would be raising it in the feedback at the end of the trial.

Meanwhile, others felt that it was a positive step after the goal-fests seen last year. They argued the improved goalies are making the game more realistic, and it’s simply a case of adapting to when and where to take shots from.

We’ll have to wait and see whether or not EA tweaks the goalkeepers when the final game launches on October 1 or if this is the way devs intended to game to play.

In the meantime, for more FIFA 22, check out everything we know about the release of the demo and the Heroes cards coming to Ultimate Team.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Player Moments Ilkay Gundogan SBC

Ilkay Gundogan is looking like a great option in the midfield, and FUT players are going to want to complete his FIFA 22 Player Moments SBC.

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Player Moments Gundogan SBC

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan is the latest player to receive a Player Moments SBC in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team. Here’s everything you need to know including stats and how to complete Gundogan’s Player Moments SBC.

Player Moments cards have been somewhat of a disappointment in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team but this Ilkay Gundogan SBC can potentially break that trend.

Luckily, Gundogan is easy to link to squads thanks to his Manchester City allegiance and German nationality. Although this SBC is a touch overpriced, players looking for a quick dribbling central midfielder will want to give him a try.

Players will be required to submit four squads to get their hands on this German maestro, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Player Moments Gundogan stats

Player Moments Gundogan Stats FUT

Gundogan’s two biggest assets are without a doubt his passing and dribbling which will allow you to breeze past defenders if used correctly. Gundogan is for the player that prefers a slow and methodic approach to Ultimate Team gameplay.

Unfortunately, his pace is a glaring weakness in the current Ultimate Team meta. Even central midfielders are now expected to boast a ton of pace and Gundogan simply does not have that quality.

Cheapest way to complete Player Moments Gundogan SBC

Ilkay Gundogan FIFA 22

To complete this SBC players will need to give up four squads: Tactical Emulation, Germany, Premier League, and 88-Rated Squad. With a value of around 600,000 coins, Gundogan is certainly overpriced but those desperate for a new midfielder should not find it hard to invest fodder into this FIFA 22 SBC.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Tactical Emulation requirements

  • # of players from Manchester City: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 80

Tactical Emulation solution – Cost: 40,000

Tactical emulation sbc solution

Germany requirements

  • # of players from Germany: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 86
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 60

Germany solution – Cost: 120,000 coins

Germany SBC solution

Premier League requirements

  • # of players from the Premier League: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 87
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 55

Premier League solution – Cost: 165,000 coins

Premier League sbc solution

88-Rated Squad requirements

  • Squad Rating: minimum 88
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 50

88-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 245,000 coins

88-rated squad sbc solution

The Gundogan Player Moments SBC is available until January 21, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible. Market value is expected to rise in the coming days as anticipation for TOTY builds but Gundogan is still a solid choice for players who have an abundance of fodder.


For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to Team of the Year Warmup Series, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best wingers.

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FIFA FUT 22 Team of the Year Warmup Series: Start date, TOTY leaks, more

Before FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team TOTY event, EA Sports are dropping a special Warmup Series promo to build hype.

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FIFA 22 TOTY Warm Up Series logo

Team of the Year is here, but before the full squad arrives, EA Sports are dropping the TOTY Warmup Series promo.

For the first time ever, EA Sports have decided to host a pre-TOTY event, with the Warmup preempting the release of the upcoming superpowered squad.

Because this is the first time it’s ever happened, there wasn’t a lot of information about this promo available to players. We can confirm that it’s linked to Team of the Year, and it will give players a chance to stock up on valuable packs.

Players can expect some SBCs, a handful of new packs, and maybe even a few player cards following its initial release. For now, here’s everything we know about FUT 22’s Team of the Year Warmup Series event.

FIFA Team of the Year logo

FIFA 22 Team of the Year Warmup Series release date

The good news is that players won’t have long to wait for this promo to start. According to a loading screen in FIFA 22, TOTY Warmup Series will kick off on Friday, January 14.

As with all Ultimate Team promos, the promo will start at 6 PM GMT, adding new content to the game at that time.

TOTY Warmup Series leaks

Interestingly enough, FIFA leakers weren’t able to discover anything about this promo prior to its release.

As it turns out, EA have decided to throw players a curveball with the TOTY Warmup. Instead of receiving a collection of new promo cards, players have received new SBCs, Upgrade SBCs, and new Objectives.

Players will get a chance to earn some incredible new cards through these various means from now until the release of TOTY. EA has also granted players a free 83+ x3 pack that can be found in the FUT Store.

TOTY warmup series announcement

As of now, players can complete a Player Moments Ilkay Gundogan SBC, League Player Malang Sarr Objective, 83+ 3x defender, midfielder, and attacker upgrade SBC as well as two TOTY-themed SBCs.

We’ll be sure to keep updating this article as more information becomes available, while the TOTY Warmup Series continues.

In the meantime, make sure you’re using the best players possible with our guide to Ultimate Team’s best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and strikers.

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How to complete Alexandre Pato FIFA 22 Flashback SBC

Alexandre Pato is one of the most electrifying strikers in FIFA 22, and FUT players are going to want to complete his Flashback SBC.

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Flashback Pato solution

EA have decided to celebrate the career of Alexandre Pato by releasing a Flashback SBC for the Brazilian striker. Here’s how you can complete Pato’s Ultimate Team SBC and get your hands on an excellent forward.

Ultimate Team players are no stranger to incredible Flashback cards and it seems like Alexandre Pato is the latest to join a growing list that includes Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.

The fact that Pato currently plays his football in the MLS will make him rather difficult to fit into squads but players should consider making room for him as the striker should be a goal machine leading the line.

Players will be required to submit three squads to get their hands on this Brazilian speedster, and we’ve got the cheapest solution to give you a hand.

FIFA 22 Flashback Alexandre Pato stats

Flashback Pato stats

When examining Pato’s stats it’s difficult not to like what you see given how well-rounded of a striker he is. We knew that Pato was going to bring top-tier pace and dribbling to the table but his shooting and physical stats are a pleasant surprise.

86 strength and 94 jumping will be incredibly useful in the box while his 90 shot power and 87 finishing will lead to a ton of goals. Pato feels quick and responsive as a forward with mazelike dribbling ability and his 4* skills and weak foot are a huge bonus. If you use Brazilian players, Pato is a no-brainer SBC.

Cheapest way to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Pato SBC

Pato FIFA 22 Orlando City

To complete this SBC players will need to give up three squads: Rossoneri, Seleção, and League Finesse. Considering the value, this is an incredibly affordable FIFA 22 SBC, costing about 145,000 coins in total.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Rossoneri requirements

  • # of players from Milan: minimum 1
  • TOTW players: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 83
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 80

Rossoneri solution – Cost: 31,000 coins

Rossoneri SBC solution

Seleção requirements

  • # of players from Brazil: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 84
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 75

Seleção solution – Cost: 37,000 coins

Selecao SBC solution

League Finesse requirements

  • # of players from Serie A TIM: minimum 1
  • Squad Rating: minimum 85
  • Team Chemistry: minimum 70

League Finesse solution – Cost: 75,000 coins

League Finesse SBC solution

The Alexandre Pato FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Flashback SBC is available until January 20, so make sure to get working on this challenge as soon as possible. Even if you don’t have a ton of Brazilian players, Pato makes for a fantastic impact from the bench.


For more FIFA 22, check out our guide to FUT 22 Team of the Year, or check out our list of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team best wingers.

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