What’s new in FIFA 19

Champions League and Europa League

The main holiday for football fans of the old world is, of course, the Champions League and the Europa League. The best European teams compete with each other for the title of the best on the continent, while, as you know, the winner of the Europa League gets the right next year to play in the most prestigious European tournament – the Champions League.


More recently, the right to the licensed Champions League and the Europa League exclusively was only the company Konami-the creators of the game Pro Evolution Soccer. But at the 2018 E3 game show, which took place in Los Angeles in the summer, EA pleased fans with the fact that two major European tournaments will appear exclusively in FIFA 19 — fans of the football simulator will finally be able to play a full tournament for their favorite club.

Лига чемпионов в FIFA 19

In FIFA 19 for the Champions League allocated even a separate menu. You can play as a full tournament, and start with a certain stage-the group stage or immediately proceed to the playoffs. Champions League entourage on the spot – as soon as the teams come out on the field from the podium and become in the center, plays the famous anthem of the Champions League, and during the match on the advertising boards is shown as advertising Sony (official sponsor of the League) and other sponsors of the UEFA Champions League. After the tournament, as expected, the winning team receives the Cup. And it’s great that now in the main football simulator you can feel all this amazing atmosphere on yourself.

Лига чемпионов в FIFA 19

The final part of the Journey mode

Mode Journey, which first appeared in FIFA 17, received the third and final part. In it the main character Alex hunter leaves his club Manchester United and signed a contract with the winner of the Champions League the last 3 years – real Madrid. It is said that EA had to hastily alter this mode – the main star of the Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo left the club and moved to Turin Juventus. And the story that Cristiano had become a mentor and mentor a talented newcomer. Now this role is assigned to other stars of real Madrid-Marcelo, Gareth bale, Karim Benzema and others. As usual, after completing the Journey you will receive an unsold Alex hunter card for FIFA Ultimate Team. And this is the Ultimate Team, by the way — one of the most popular modes of football simulator, which is played by a huge number of people: in it you can create your own football team and buy the players you want. The main idea of the regime is the players ‘ teamwork: you are encouraged to take players from the same League or nationality, so that they better interact on the football field. And now Alex hunter will get the best teamwork with the players of the championship of Spain, not England.

What is worth mentioning separately, is the marketing of EA. As soon as it became known that hunter goes to real Madrid, the Madrid club began the official sale of t-shirts with the name of a virtual team member in his club store. And they are in great demand. Wonders of monetization!

Главное меню FIFA 19

Updated gameplay

It would be strange if EA did not work on the gameplay too. The two main features of the updated FIFA 19 are Active Touch and Timed Finishing.


Active Touch-a system that is responsible for how deftly and quickly a player processes and takes the ball. More technical players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar are now able to make decisions on the pitch in just moments. FIFA 19 has become even more like a real football. Truth, simulates whether Neymar also, as and in reality, until not clear.

But Timed Finishing is a completely redesigned system of strikes. Now, in order to accurately hit the goal, there are two ways – the old one, where you clamped the strike button and released it at the right time, and the new one. And here you will need a good reaction-on top of the player will be a special band. To strike, as well as before, you need to click on the appropriate button, and then quickly release it. Then press again when the indicator moves to the green zone.

It looks simple only in words, at least in beta I have not learned how to use Timed Finishing correctly. We hope that in the aftermath of this abstruse system will Refine and improve, but now it is clear that players who are fluent in this element will have a huge advantage over those who use the old system of strikes. So, we’re not going anywhere-everyone will have to retrain.

There is good news for fans of tactics with different football schemes. In FIFA 19, you can save several commonly used circuits and switch between them right during a football match. It is unlikely that the innovation will be appreciated by ordinary players, but fans of tactics and strategy, and, in particular, eSports players, it is very useful.

EA has always sought to FIFA played as many people as possible. After all, every year this series brings Canadians millions of dollars-primarily thanks to the sales of “packs” — sets of players in FIFA Ultimate Team for your team. And if earlier the obstacle to immersion in FIFA was quite complex and confusing for inexperienced players management, now there is good news for them. In FIFA 19 added a special “one-button” control mode, primarily focused not on professionals, but on those who play the simulator for the first time in my life.

Режим Journey

The Battle Royal or Royal rumble

Haha, football, yeah! But wait to throw in developers sneakers and turn the nose with the words”another Battle Royal, and so many of them already.” In FIFA 19 special Royal battles

It is as follows: two teams go to the football field, and then you can customize the game as you like. For example, completely disable the judge (will not show yellow and red cards) or Vice versa, remove offsides. If you are interested in how modern football would look like without this rule, you will get a lot of pleasure from the mess on the field of unusual gameplay. Even in this mode, you can make sure that the player who scored a goal leaves the field – the opponent gets the advantage and tries to recoup. When the opponent scores his goal, the player of his team leaves the field. And so on until the players on the field will not remain. Isn’t that hilarious?

Игровой процесс FIFA 19

What happened to the Russian Premier League?

Unfortunately, the Russian Premier League in the FIFA series will no longer be — for this it is worth saying “thank you” to its leaders, who gave this exclusive to competitors from Konami. This fact is outraged and “Fifer” – professionals-the previous two years held a special cyber tournament, which was attended by representatives of football clubs of the RPL. What will happen this year is not clear. It is possible that the tournament will be held in PES. But for fans of CSKA, Spartak and Lokomotiv there is good news – these three clubs have received a license in FIFA 19, their fans will still be able to play for their favorites. There were negotiations with Zenith, but in St. Petersburg refused to give a license for free, so Zenith in FIFA 19 will not. As for the Russian team in the game “Open arena”.Alas

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FIFA 19 or PES 2019: what’s cooler?

It depends on what you like best. If you like fast and dynamic football with a lot of goals and a lot of licensed clubs, then definitely FIFA. Football simulator EA is much faster game Konami-in PES 2019 goals scored very little, and so the score 0: 0 there in order of things. In FIFA, you can easily play with a score of 6: 4 and it’s much more fun than the dull, but more realistic 0:0.

Should I buy FIFA 19?

If you are a fan of football, you should definitely at least try. Whoever said anything, and computer football has advanced a lot over the years, has become more like a reality. A single-button control mode, which we talked about above, allows you to play without much difficulty, even those who have never held a joystick.

FIFA 19 VS PES 2019

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