❘ Published: 2022-09-22T22:05:49
❘ Updated: 2022-09-22T22:06:11
EA tried to simplify the position change in FIFA 23, but some players believe that the redesign may have backfired.
The FIFA 23 Web App launched on September 21, giving players their first chance to test the waters. Unfortunately, the web application did not launch smoothly. Users have reported problems logging into the service and EA is investigating the matter.
FIFA 23 adds some features that change the way Ultimate Team works. In particular, the new chemistry and position change systems present new challenges to buying cards and building SBCs.
EA made these changes to streamline tedious tasks and give players more freedom to build teams, but their actions had unintended consequences and players are furious.
Not everyone can afford FIFA 23 premium players.
FIFA 23 players exploit the new position change system
A frustrated FIFA 23 player created a thread on Redditexpressing concern about the new position change system in FIFA 23.
FIFA 23 introduces specific secondary positions for each player. For example, Kylian Mbappe plays ST, CF or LW. Instead of buying an ST to CF card like in previous iterations of FIFA, players only need to buy a stance modifier card for any stance change.
On paper, the switch removes several tedious steps of changing a player’s position, but out-of-position players no longer add chemistry, and position modifiers are expensive since there’s only one option.
One FIFA player offered a solution: “they should have made it like it was in FUTBIN, so that players automatically get the position you put them in and remove the position modifier altogether.”
A second player replied, “Unfortunately, they need a bunch of useless items to complete their packs.”
“Position modifiers will end up being pretty cheap, but that in itself helps the argument that they shouldn’t exist,” argued another FIFA player,
We’ll have a better idea of the price of the item on the transfer market once FIFA 23 officially launches on September 30.