Let’s start with the most size able expansion to the base game: Volta soccer. Volta’s main folly is that it tries way too hard to be cool, but when you get into the dying throes of a match on a Tokyo rooftop, you realize it is true lightning in a bottle.
A focus on fun and listening to the fans arises elsewhere in the FIFA 20 package, most notably in the new rule-breaking game modes that have made their way into Ultimate Team. They’re hit and miss in terms of successful quirks, with the ball-holding King of the Hill amounting to a frustrating bore but No Rules hackathons and Survival matches (where a random player is ejected from the scoring team after putting away a goal) delivering some of the most refreshing matches of FIFA we’ve played in years.
OFF THE BALL
More time and space. More emphasis on your actions on the ball
AI DEFENDING OVERHAUL
Win it back with better defensive support from AI-controlled players via an overhauled positioning and tackling system.
NATURAL PLAYER MOTION
Experience more natural and realistic movement all over the pitch with innovations in player motion and positioning.
Move with more agility. Attract the defender in. Beat them with speed or skill. New strafe dribbling adds new dimensions for attacking play in FIFA 20.
Take back possession with Active Touch Tackling and new animations that reward you for well-timed defensive play.
More clinical finishing when one-on-one. More risk with volleys and long shots. Overhauled shooting creates more realism in front of goal in FIFA 20.
NEW SHOT TRAJECTORIES
Curling shots. Dipping free kicks. Knuckleballs. First-time rising strikes. All made possible by the new Ball Motion System in FIFA 20.