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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team custom tactics: Defensive Style, Build Up Play, Chance Creation, Width & Depth slider guide

We’ve compiled a detailed guide to show you the best custom tactics to use in FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team & Career mode.



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Having an amazing team in FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team or Career Mode is all well and good, but you need the right custom tactics to give it cohesion. Our guide covers attacking and defending styles, as well as custom slider tips too.

One of the beautiful things about FIFA 22 is the level of customization you have for your line-ups, custom tactics, instructions, and roles in Ultimate Team, Career Mode, and more.

At the same time, this creates countless dilemmas and leaves you with endless headaches regarding the best ways to fulfill your team’s potential.

We’re here to hopefully help you and put to bed some of those doubts with our FIFA 22 custom tactics in-depth guide.

What are custom tactics in FIFA 22?

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When you go to your team sheet/team selection, you’ll be able to choose your team, the formation, and assign different roles such as penalty kick taker. But changing your custom tactics dictates how your team will play.

If left untouched, then the movement of your players and the way they behave will be in the hands of the default settings put in place by EA.

Custom tactics

Your decisions will affect how your team attacks and defends during 90+ minutes.

These are the settings you can tinker with to increase and decrease the speed of your play, where your team will be situated on the pitch, and alter how many players you commit to certain scenarios:


  • Defensive Style
    • Width
    • Depth


  • Build Up Play
  • Chance Creation
    • Width
    • Players in box
    • Corners
    • Free Kicks

Best FIFA 22 custom tactics for Ultimate Team & Career Mode

An example of an Ultimate Team XI

Naturally, everyone has a different way they like to play and one tactic could suit the frenetic style of play, yet contradict a more methodical way of playing FIFA 22.

For example, a player that likes to play a simple 4-3-3 might prefer a faster build-up to get the ball out wide and get the strikers surging towards the opposition box quicker.

Whereas someone who loves their possession will want the team to keep a hold of the ball as long as possible to wear their competitor down.

Here are our best custom tactics and instructions to use for FIFA 22’s different game modes: namely Ultimate Team and Career Mode.

Best FIFA 22 Defence custom tactics

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  • Defensive Style: Pressure After Possession Loss
  • Width: 55
  • Depth: 70

Letting your opponent voluntarily come to you is never ideal in FIFA unless you’re down to 10 men. So the Pressure Ater Possession Lost method will make your teammates ball chase for 7 seconds after losing it, giving you ample opportunity to retrieve it.

If your defense isn’t strong or you don’t feel confident in your defending, then this is the perfect chance to try and avoid that. For more capable players, it will make turnovers less of a pain and allow for a lot of your own quick-fire counter-attacks.

Whether you have a narrow diamond formation with less width or play a formation with wingers / wing-backs to cover the sides, 55 width is a nice balanced number. Technical midfielders shouldn’t be able to ping their way through your midfield, and pacey wingers should still be able to meet some opposition in the form of your midfielders.

The thought of having a line this high may terrify some, but better intelligence in defenders and slightly slower gameplay with less of an emphasis on pace this year should allay any fear over setting it to 70.

Whether it’s the A.I or human players, as long as you have a decent bit of pace in your CB’s, 65-70 + should do the trick, then this will allow you to press the other team, give them less room to play, and get you the ball back quicker.

Best FIFA 22 Offence custom tactics

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  • Build Up Play: Fast Build Up
  • Chance Creation: Direct Passing
  • Width: 55
  • Players in box: 7
  • Corners: 3
  • Free Kicks: 3

From the moment the ball is at the feet of one of your players, your team will look to immediately get forward and attack quickly.

With FIFA 22 trying to cut down on pace and high-scoring games, edgy games might need that spark of inspiration or a speedy attack that catches the other team unaware.

Fast Build Up will give you many options going forward and the greater sense of urgency will increase your chances of scoring.

Given that we’re already trying to make the team move at one hundred million miles an hour, it’s best to also keep a hint of calm as well.

Forward Runs becomes counter-productive when it’s already naturally a part of Fast Build Up, whereas Direct Passing shines a spotlight more on your rampaging forwards – we play with two strikers, and it creates a whole range of different possibilities.

Again, 55 width works as we find it’s best to keep these kinds of stats quite neutral. Regardless of how many is in the middle of the park or out wide, keeping a healthy balance means you’ll see some creativity out wide, and your midfielders, or wingers, can make a beeline into the box.

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Another stat that may depend on the formation you opt for, but unless you’re playing a very negative formation with only one striker and wide midfielders as opposed to wingers, then 7 is a healthy number.

This will allow your strikers, a CAM, and maybe a wide player to be present for a cross, or be there to cause panic for the defending team, allowing you to ping some passes around and work an opening for a tap-in.

2 seems to provide you with not enough players for corners, and 4 is just a tad too much and can lead to some troublesome counter-attacks. 3 seems to be a solid number that offers enough presence in the box to ask questions.

Work on your corner routines in training and you should find that you only need the same CB or Striker on the end of a corner to pick up some easy goals.

Similar to the corner scenario, even though pace isn’t a big item on the agenda in FIFA 22, we still don’t want a 85-90 pace player running at an exposed defense with half a pitch, or more, to run into.

Unless you’re extremely confident in your set-piece-taking methods, we think it’s best to play it safe with 3.

As with all guides of a subjective nature, we recommend you take our advice and tips on board and see which of them work for you. They’re completely effective against Barca-like A.I, and can help you move up the divisions in Rivals for Ultimate Team!

Also, check out our guides on the best Goalkeepers, Defenders, Midfielders, Wingers, and Strikers you can buy in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team!

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How to do Griddy celebration in FIFA 23

The popular Griddy celebration is in FIFA 23 and here’s everything you need to know about how to perform this viral dance.



Kylian Mbappe in FIFA 23

The FIFA 23 developers have added the viral dance known as the “Griddy” for players to perform in the game, and here’s how you can get this done.

There is a ton of anticipation for the release of FIFA 23, as the game is set to bring a ton of new features for fans of the series to explore in its Career ModeUltimate Team, and Pro Clubs.

Now, developer Electronic Arts have added the “Griddy” dance as a new celebration that you can trigger after scoring a goal in the game. We’ll go over exactly how to perform the viral dance.

How to perform the Griddy celebration in FIFA 23

After you’ve scored a goal, you’ll need to hold down R2/RT and flick the right control stick upwards twice in order to perform the Griddy celebration in FIFA 23. Your player will then start tapping his heels while swinging his arms back and forth.

The Griddy dance is named after its creator Allen ‘Griddy’ Davis and became a viral sensation after popular celebrities like LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase and Viking’s number 18 Justin Jefferson brought it to the NFL.

Since then, numerous players have performed the dance, and its intense popularity has led to the Griddy also being added to video games like Fortnite and Madden. Now, it’s available for you to try out in FIFA 23.

Now that you know how to perform the Griddy in FIFA 23, be sure to try it out if you feel like celebrating a particularly challenging goal. It may take a few tries to input the correct button combo, but you’ll be able to get it done in no time.

You can try performing it in the closed beta before the game is officially released on September 30, 2022. We’ll keep you posted about any other new additions to FIFA 23 as soon as they’re confirmed.

For more FIFA 23 content, check out these major hints about the Pro Clubs’ crossplay future as well as our best player predictions for every team in the Premier League.

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FIFA 23: Release date, crossplay, new features, more

FIFA 23 is right around the corner, and EA have prepared a ton of new content for players to enjoy so here’s everything you need to know.



FIFA 23 Mbappe face

FIFA 23 release date is fast approaching, and football fans are eager to discover what EA has in store for them this year. Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 will be EA Sports’ final football game with the FIFA branding as they get set to introduce EA Sports FC to the world next year.

Therefore, expectations for FIFA 23 are high and after EA showcased the new features and additions that await players across Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and Pro Clubs, there’s clearly a look to look forward to.

We’ll break down every new feature coming to FIFA 23 as well as the official release date, to best prepare you for an expansive final chapter.

Jack Grealish FIFA 23

Will FIFA 23 have crossplay?

FIFA 23 will have a crossplay feature for certain modes at launch. Crossplay in FIFA 23 will be limited to 1vs1 modes when the game releases. This will mainly impact Ultimate Team gameplay as players on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC will face each other. Meanwhile, PS4 and Xbox One users will also match up against each other

This also means that a massive amount of players will be sharing one FUT market in FIFA. To find out more about changes to the market, you can read our article explaining how the Ultimate Team market will function in FIFA 23.

Unfortunately, EA confirmed that there would be no crossplay feature for the Pro Clubs mode. This infuriated players, and after a ton of backlash from the FIFA community, EA hinted that the feature could make its way to Pro Clubs post-launch.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team new features

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team fans are in for some major changes. For starters, position modifiers as we know them will be removed from the game.

Instead, players will have secondary positions that mirror their real-life position changes. For example, Kyler Walker would be able to operate on full chemistry at RB or CB.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team squad chemistry

Another major change set to hit the Ultimate Team mode is FIFA 23’s brand-new chemistry system. Chemistry lines across your squad are a thing of the past in FIFA 23. You’ll know have more freedom to build your squad with a less restrictive chemistry system.

This system will factor in nations, leagues, and clubs across the entire pitch in order to give players a chemistry rating between 0-3. Proximity is no longer a factor as Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold produce chemistry from RB to LB.

Check out our guide on Ultimate Team’s new game mode called FUT Moments for a look at what to expect in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 World Cup modes

The World Cup mode added to FIFA 18 was a massive hit among players, and the community has been urging EA to revisit the feature for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

While we currently don’t know how many game modes will feature World Cup content, EA did confirm that there will be some involvement via the Ultimate Team mode.

It’s understood that both the men’s and women’s versions of the World Cup will be celebrated in FIFA 23, but we’ll have to wait and see what they have in store for players.

Mallory Pugh in FIFA 22

Given that the men’s tournament takes place in the winter of 2022 this time around, and the women’s edition is in the summer of 2023, EA would have plenty of time to give both footballing festivals the proper treatment.

FIFA 23 new & removed clubs

Due to licensing agreements, it’s not unusual to see clubs and leagues join and depart the FIFA franchise with every new release. Lately, certain Serie A licenses have been difficult to come by with notable clubs Juventus, Lazio, and Atalanta missing from the game.

EA confirmed that Juventus will be returning to FIFA this year in full capacity, with Claudio Marchisio leading the charge as a FUT Hero item available to Ultimate Team players.

While one partnership seems to be reignited, another one is set to end in FIFA 23 as reports claim that the J-League will be removed from the game. If reports are true, this would mark the end of a 6-year partnership between the Japanese League and EA Sports.

Mbappe with FIFA 23 and J-League logo

With a ton of different licenses to take note of, it could be difficult to keep track of which teams, leagues, and stadiums will be involved in FIFA 23, but we’ve made a guide to help you out.

FIFA 23 gameplay changes

In addition to changes to the Pro Clubs and Career Mode offerings in FIFA 23, EA were also excited to announce several gameplay changes. These changes are meant to freshen up the way the game feels on the pitch.

For starters, set pieces have undergone an overhaul in FIFA 23, with penalties receiving a simplified mechanic. Set pieces also include free kicks and corners, which you’ll have to learn how to master once more this year.

One of the most entertaining ways to flex your FIFA prowess is through skill moves, and in FIFA 23 there will be more to master than ever before. You can check out our guide to discover all of the gameplay changes being introduced in FIFA 23.

For more on the FIFA series, be sure to check out our guide on how to pre-order FIFA 23 with editions available, prices, & bonuses.

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FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: Chemistry changes, position overhaul, FUT Moments, more

FIFA 23 is introducing a ton of new features and changes to the fan favorite Ultimate Team game mode, so here’s what to expect.



FIFA 23 Ultimate Team Stadium

FIFA 23 is fast approaching and with the Ultimate Team mode set to attract football fans around the world once more, here’s a look at the new features that will make their way to FUT.

Ultimate Team will continue to be the main attraction of the FIFA franchise as players look forward to the release of FIFA 23. Expectations for FIFA 23 are high as the final game before the long-standing partnership between EA and FIFA comes to a close.

The Ultimate Team mode will once again deliver a ton of content for players to discover including Icons and FUT Heroes. However, EA confirmed that there’s plenty of innovation on the way that is set to shake up the Ultimate Team game mode.

Here’s what you need to know about the new Ultimate Team features in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team chemistry changes

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team new chemistry changes

Building the ideal Ultimate Team squad has always revolved around linking players through the mode’s chemistry system. For years, players who share the same Nationality, Club, and or League always produced the best chemistry results.

This added chemistry would give players a performance boost in-game. EA have completely altered how chemistry is calculated in FIFA 23, doing away with chemistry lines across your squad.

Players can now link across the entire pitch. This means that your LB and RB can build chemistry with each other, as well as your GK and ST. For example, Mbappe will create chemistry with Marquinhos within the same squad.

Players have three diamonds next to their items that represent their personal chemistry, with a panel on the left side of your screen that will help you adjust the team’s chemistry.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team position overhaul

FIFA 23 positioning change Ultimate Team

If the changes to chemistry weren’t enough to get you excited, EA also delivered a complete overhaul to how positioning works in Ultimate Team.

In FIFA 22, players could change position by following a linear path. For example, RWs could swap to RMs to better suit your desired formation. However, players have long been asking for a change to positioning to make it feel more authentic.

Position changes in FIFA 23 will be based on real-life player positions. If a player has experience playing in multiple positions, a position modifier card will allow them to show their versatility. Players can have up to three alternate positions.

Two great examples of this new feature happen to be Manchester City defenders Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker. Cancelo’s secondary position would be at RB while Walker’s would be at CB. Previously, switching a LB to RB and a RB to CB were two position changes that were impossible to execute in Ultimate Team.

FUT Moments FIFA 23

FIFA 23 FUT Moments

FUT Moments is a new Ultimate Team game mode that will give players an extra objective to work towards in FIFA 23. Players will be able to complete a series of short scenarios based on real-life players, teams, and matches of the past.

You’ll be asked to score a specific type of game-winning goal or complete a certain number of passes within a time limit. These single-player challenges are meant to be a separate offering from what Ultimate Team fans are used to.

There will also be rewards attached to completing FUT Moments challenges. Ultimate Team players will use stars earned from completing FUT Moments challenges as the currency to redeem rewards.

World Cup Ultimate Team content in FIFA 23

During their Ultimate Team reveal, EA were purposely coy when discussing World Cup features. EA confirmed that “we’re going to have the World Cup in FUT this year.” However, aside from that brief statement, they did not reveal any details.

In 2018, a special World Cup Ultimate Team add-on made its way to the game where players could build new squads from scratch using World Cup cards.

We’ll have to wait and see what EA have planned for the Qatar World Cup in 2022, but given that this tournament will take place in the winter, players won’t have to wait long after release to check out this new content.

For more FIFA 23 news, check out all of the new leagues, teams, & stadiums coming to FIFA 23.

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