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FIFA 22 players frustrated with “ridiculously bad” game graphics

Fans are calling for a change to the FIFA 22 graphics after screenshots showed the game looking “ridiculously bad” on next-gen consoles.

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Following its much-anticipated release FIFA 22’s graphics have come under fire from players, with some even claiming that the PS5 and Series X/S versions look “last-gen.”

The FIFA series has always prided itself on being the most realistic interpretation of the beautiful game you can buy. FIFA 22 modes like Ultimate Team or Career Mode are designed to bring players closer to the real sport than ever before.

However, shortly after glitches were said to be interrupting the experience, fans have now called out the new game’s “ridiculously bad” graphics for breaking the immersion.

Mbappe sliding on his knees in FIFA 22

Reddit user Jano3012 posted screenshots comparing the pitch texture from FIFA 22 running on a PS5 against a PS4. From the two images, it’s clear that the last-gen version’s turf looks far more realistic than that of the new console.

On the PS4 image, it’s easy to make out individual blades of grass, whereas the other appears bright and artificial. One Redditor compared the PS5 version’s pitch that of “FIFA 96 for SNES.”

It’s not clear if this washed-out appearance is a bug within the game or an intentional design choice on EA‘s part, but fans are calling for something to be done.

Further criticism has been directed towards the graphics on the Xbox Series S version of FIFA 22. Another Reddit user uploaded an in-game screenshot which showed that the graphics were extremely fuzzy, making it hard to make out player’s faces.

Many other Series S players responded saying they were encountering the same issues, no matter the quality of their TV or monitor.

Fans have speculated that the Series S version is a 720p game being scaled up to 1080p, which is causing the issue with the graphics.

A fellow player offered another possible reason for the dip in clarity, suggesting that the problem is caused by the anti-aliasing settings being too low.

These settings are designed to combat the fuzzy, jagged edges often seen in games. PC players have the option to adjust these settings themselves.

EA has confirmed they are aware of graphics problems on the Series S version of FIFA 22, inviting players to track the issues on the company’s Trello board.

It remains to be seen how long it will take devs to address these graphical issues. As always, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for the latest updates.


For more on FIFA 22, check out our full guide on skill moves, and the latest Team of the Week.

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FIFA 22 Title Update 14 patch notes: Low Driven Shots buff, new skill move, more

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 is set bring a major buff to Low Driven Shots, a brand-new skill move, and much more.

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FIFA 22 Title Update 14

EA have released details of the next major FIFA 22 patch. Check out the key takeaways and full FIFA 22 update 14 patch notes below.

FIFA 23 may be just months away, but there’s still plenty of life in this year’s game. With Summer Swaps in full swing and FUTTIES set to begin very soon, there’s more reason to head back into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team than ever.

On top of the constant cycle of fresh promos, EA is keeping FIFA 22 in a good spot by releasing regular title updates to make sure the on-the-pitch action is as slick as off-the-pitch.

Patch notes for FIFA 22 Title Update 14 are now live, and we’ve got all the details for you right here.

Salah using skills in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 release date

Although the patch notes are available, there is no word on when Title Update 14 will be ready for FIFA 22 players to download.

There shouldn’t be too long to wait though, as EA have said that the update will “soon be available” on PC.

FIFA updates tend to drop on PC platforms first, so Xbox and PlayStation players can expect to receive FIFA 22 Title Update 14 a couple of weeks after the launch on Steam and Origin.

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 Low Drive Shots buff

FIFA 22 player shooting

Low Driven Shots were an essential tool in a striker’s arsenal in previous years, but they haven’t had the same impact in FIFA 22. That is going to be rectified in Title Update 14 as the devs look to make them more viable.

Players can expect low to mid-power shots of this type to be 17.5% more accurate, meaning you won’t have to smash the ball with as much force to make sure Low Driven Shots are worth trying.

The devs said: “Our intent here is to provide players with an additional goalscoring option in 1v1 and other scenarios.”

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 new skill move

Those who enjoy playing with a bit of flair have a new skill move to terrorize defenders with in the form of the Ball Roll Cut 180. It essentially allows players with four or five-star skills to create space by quickly turning 180 degrees and fooling defenders.

To perform it, simply hold L1/LB and flick the right stick in the opposite direction to the way the dribbler is facing.

Check it out in action below:

FIFA 22 Title Update 14 patch notes

These are just a handful of the changes coming in FIFA 22 Title Update 14. Check the complete patch notes here courtesy of the EA Forum.

Gameplay

Made the following changes:

  • Increased the likelihood of a knuckle ball shot occurring when requesting a high powered shot while the ball is 0.67 meters/2.2 feet away from the ball carrier.
  • Added the new Ball Roll Cut 180 Skill Move that can be performed by players with a 4 or 5 star Skill Move rating.
    – To learn more about the Ball Roll Cut 180 Skill Move, check out our Pitch Notes.
  • Greatly increased the accuracy of low and mid powered Low Driven Shots.
  • Significantly reduced the reach of attempted shot blocks by AI controlled players.
  • Significantly decreased the range required for a defender to attempt a tackle without being requested to do so.
  • Increased the distance between the defender and the ball carrier when the defender is requested to Contain or Teammate Contain.
  • Slightly increased the effectiveness of Finesse Shots in potential goalscoring situations in which the ball carrier is not under heavy pressure from a defender or goalkeeper.
  • Increased the speed at which the ball travels at following a low or mid powered header.
    – Lower powered headers are more likely to produce a lower ball trajectory.
  • Increased the speed at which the ball travels at following a chipped header.
  • Lowered the ball trajectory that can result from a chipped header.
  • Slightly increased animation speeds when dribbling, Agile Dribbling, and Strafe Dribbling.
  • Slightly increased the animation speed of Reverse Stepover, Stepover, and Body Feint Skill Moves.
  • Slightly reduced the reach of attempted shot blocks by human controlled players.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issue:

  • The Compare Price functionality did not always provide search results when used on some Stadium and Consumable Items.

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Addressed the following issue:

  • One of the default Avatars was not wearing shoes on the selection screen, and if that Avatar was selected, shoes could not be equipped to them.

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FIFA 22 FUTTIES: Release date, promo explained, & player leaks

According to FIFA 22 leaks, the FUTTIES promo will be making its way to Ultimate Team shortly along with some of this year’s best cards.

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A FIFA 22 leaker has revealed that the FUTTIES promo is returning to Ultimate Team this summer as a victory lap celebrating the game mode’s best cards of the year.

FUTTIES isn’t necessarily the final FIFA 22 Ultimate Team promo, but it will symbolically wrap up the title by celebrating some of the best special cards we’ve seen since launch. Players can expect to get their hands on boosted versions of this year’s best special items as they make their way to packs, SBCs, and Objectives.

FUTTIES provides FIFA 22 players with a rare second chance. You can expect to revisit some of the best promo cards of the year that you may have missed out on the first time around.

Here’s everything you need to know about Ultimate Team’s FUTTIES including an explanation of the promo and the expected release date.

FIFA 22 FUTTIES release date

FUTTIES is expected to hit Ultimate Team on Friday, July 15 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST. According to renowned FIFA leaker FutSheriff, FUTTIES will follow Shapeshifters as the next promo that Ultimate Team players could enjoy.

Previously, Sheriff reported that FUTTIES would arrive on July 8, but the leaker has now claimed that Shapeshifters Team 4 is expected on this date instead. This has pushed FUTTIES’ expected start date by one week.

We’ll let you know when EA officially confirms the promo’s arrival.

FUTTIES FIFA 22 promo explained

FIFA 21 Futties

The FUTTIES promo is meant to wrap up the Ultimate Team promo calendar by celebrating the best special items of the year. FIFA 22 brought us some truly amazing cards, so here’s a look at how the promo should work.

For starters, Ultimate Team players will have a chance to vote between two previous special cards on any given day. The player who wins the fan vote will not only receive an upgrade but the card will be made available via SBC.

In addition to incredible SBC and Objectives content, some of the best special items from FUT 22 will be re-released. In FIFA 21 there were three batches of re-released FUTTIES teams that appeared in Ultimate Team packs.

FIFA 22 FUTTIES player leaks

Ronaldo FIFA 22

FutSherrif has reliably provided details of leaked promo players throughout the entirety of FIFA 22. The leaker’s coverage of FUTTIES should be no different as players are expected to be revealed prior to the July 15 release.

We’ll keep you posted as more information concerning the FIFA 22 FUTTIES promo comes to light. Given that the promo highlights previous special cards that were already in the game, leaks may be difficult to come by, but we’ll update this section accordingly.


For more FIFA news, check out our guide to Ultimate Team in FIFA 23 including new features & expected changes.

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FIFA 23 LaLiga ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

Spain’s LaLiga is set to host some of the top talent in FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 LALIGA ratings

LaLiga will deliver some of the best players in FIFA 23, with Champions League winners Real Madrid and bitter rival Barcelona set to take over Ultimate Team. Here are our predictions for the top LaLiga ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

Prior to the release of FIFA 23, EA will provide their updated player ratings for the Ultimate Team game mode. Performances throughout the 2021/2022 season are the criteria with which EA provides upgrades and downgrades to some of the best Ultimate Team players.

After losing their two biggest stars in Ronaldo and Messi over the past few years, LaLiga seems stronger than ever with Real Madrid recently crowned champions of Europe and Spain.

But who will be the best players in the LaLiga? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated LaLiga players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

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FIFA 23 LaLiga top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Karim BenzemaReal Madrid+291
Thibaut CourtoisReal Madrid+291
Jan OblakAtletico Madrid91
Marc-Andre ter StegenBarcelona-189
CasemiroReal Madrid89
Luka ModricReal Madrid+188
Toni KroosReal Madrid-187
Luis SuarezAtletico Madrid-187
Frenkie de JongBarcelona87
Jordi AlbaBarcelona86

Karim Benzema is the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or after his miraculous displays led Real Madrid to widespread success in 2022. Madrid teammates Courtois, Modric, and Vinicius Junior should all be in line for upgrades as well.

Barcelona are still on a journey to reach former heights, and their manager Xavi seems to be imprinting his style of play on the current squad. Jordi Alba was perhaps their best player last season and despite his age, he should maintain his rating from FIFA 22.

The biggest question mark for Barcelona is midfielder Frenkie de Jong who is also one of their highest-rated Ultimate Team players in FIFA.

Manchester United are pushing for his signature, but Barcelona’s midfield should continue to thrive with Pedri, Gavi, and new signing Franck Kessie trending upwards.

Joao Felix Atletico Madrid FIFA

FIFA 23 LaLiga rating predictions: Every team’s best players

The top ten players were unsurprisingly comprised of Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid stars. However, the middle of the pack in LaLiga is a strong bunch with Villarreal, Sevilla, Real Betis, and Valencia all expected to provide high-rated players in FIFA 23

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every LaLiga club’s top three players in FIFA 23:

Almeria

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Umar Sadiq+277
Lucas Robertone+177
Alex Centelles75

Athletic Club de Bilbao

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Muniain+184
Inigo Martinez+182
Unai Simon82

Atletico Madrid

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jan Oblak91
Luis Suarez-187
Marcos Llorente86

Barcelona

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marc-Andre ter Stegen-189
Frenkie de Jong87
Jordi Alba86

Cadiz

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jeremias Conan Ledesma+380
Lucas Perez-277
Alfonso Espino+276

Celta Vigo

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Iago Aspas+185
Denis Suarez+179
Brais Mendez+278

Elche

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Edgar Badia-277
Johan Mojica+276
Omar Mascarell+175

Espanyol

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Sergi Darder+281
De Tomas+180
Embarba-179

Getafe

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Dakonam Djene81
David Soria81
Nemanja Maksimovic+180

Girona

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Cristhian Stuani+177
Samu Saiz+176
Aleix Garcia+274

Mallorca

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jaume Costa-177
Pablo Maffeo+277
Angel-177

Osasuna

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
David Garcia+381
Ruben Garcia79
Sergio Herrera+179

Rayo Vallecano

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Diego Lopez+279
Alvaro Garcia+176
Oscar Trejo+176

Real Betis

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Nabil Fekir+286
Canales+184
Alex Moreno+280

Real Madrid

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Karim Benzema+291
Thibaut Courtois+291
Casemiro89

Real Sociedad

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Oyarzabal85
Merino+184
David Silva-184

Real Valladolid

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Roque Mesa+278
Shon Weissman77
Lucas Olaza-276

Sevilla

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marcos Acuna+185
Jules Kounde+184
Alejandro Gomez-184

Valencia

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Carlos Soler+283
Gabriel Paulista+183
Gaya-182

Villarreal

PlayerUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Parejo86
Gerard Moreno-185
Pau Torres+183

EA have not yet revealed the full slate of LaLiga ratings in FIFA 23. When they do, we’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information.


For more on FIFA 23, be sure to check out our player rating predictions for the Premier League, Serie A, and Bundesliga.

Image credits: EA Sports / LaLiga

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