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EA Sports FC 24: The Complete Guide to PlayStyles

It appears that PlayStyles are set to take over the Traits system, which has been a part of Ultimate Team since FIFA 20. These PlayStyles offer players distinct skills that align with their real-life abilities to create a more authentic Football experience. Let take a deep dive into all the different PlayStyles added in FC 24 and what their effects are.

What are PlayStyles in EA Sports FC 24?

PlayStyles in EA Sports FC 24 refer to the dynamic traits and abilities that accurately emulate the real-life skills of your favorite players. By partnering with Opta, EA Sports incorporates analytical data into the game, allowing players to create more powerful teams based on their understanding of how these real life players perform on the pitch.

The game EA Sports FC 24 will feature a range of PlayStyles categorized into Scoring, Passing, Ball Control, Defending, Physical, and Goalkeeper. In total, there will be 34 unique PlayStyles available at launch. Each will have a PlayStyle + variation that enhances the regular PlayStyle effect. Below is a list of all the EA Sports FC traits and their corresponding PlayStyle effects:

Scoring PlayStyles

Description Rating

Power Shot

Power shots animations are faster and the ball travels harder 

★★★★☆

Dead Ball

Set pieces are delivered with more speed, curve, and precision. The trajectory preview line is extended.

★★★☆☆

Chip Shot

Performs chip shots with a faster animation speed and with more precision.

★★★☆☆

Finesse Shot

Executes finesse shots with increased curve, accuracy, and speed.

★★★★★

Passing PlayStyles

Description Rating

Pinged Pass

Enhances accuracy of Through Passes, adds more curve to Swerve Passes, and increases speed of precision Passes

★★★☆☆

Incisive Pass

Speeds up ground passes without making receiver's trapping harder

★★★☆☆

Long Ball Pass

Improves accuracy, speed, and difficulty of interception for Lob and Lofted Through Passes

★★★☆☆

Tiki Taka

Executes difficult Ground Passes accurately, occasionally using backheels when suitable. Short distance Ground Passes are highly precise.

★★☆☆☆

Whipped Pass

Enhances accuracy, speed, and curve of all crosses.

 

★★★☆☆

Ball Control PlayStyles

Description Rating

First Touch

Enhances accuracy and speed when trapping the ball and transitioning to dribbling.

★★★☆☆

Press Proven

Maintains tight control of the ball while dribbling at a moderate speed and effectively shields the ball from strong opponents.

★★★★☆

Flair

Improves accuracy when executing fancy passes and shots. Also adds stylish animations when appropriate.

★★★☆☆

Rapid

Increased sprint speed while dribbling and reduces the chances of errors during sprinting or knock-ons.

★★★★★

Technical

Increases speed during Controlled Sprint and enables precise wide turns while dribbling.

 

★★★★★

Trickster

Enables the execution of unique flick Skill Moves.

★★★☆☆

Defending PlayStyles

Description Rating

Block

Enhances blocking range and increases success rate of blocks.

★★★☆☆

Bruiser

Augments physical tackling strength.

★★★☆☆

Intercept

Improves interception range and enhances the chances of retaining possession.

★★★★☆

Jockey

Boosts sprint jockey's maximum speed and improves transition speed from jockeying to sprinting.

★★★★★

Slide Tackle

Enables stopping the ball directly at the player's feet during a slide tackle.

 

★★★★☆

Anticipate

Increases the likelihood of successful standing tackles and allows for stopping the ball at the player's feet during a standing tackle.

★★★★☆

Physical PlayStyles

Description Rating

Acrobatic

Demonstrates better accuracy on volleys and can execute acrobatic volley animations

★★★☆☆

Aerial

Possesses the capability to jump higher and has enhanced physical presence in the air.

★★★★☆

Trivela

Automatically triggers "outside of the foot" passes and shots in appropriate situations.

★★★★☆

Relentless

Decreases fatigue buildup while playing and aids in the recovery of energy during half-time breaks.

★★☆☆☆

Quick Step

Accelerates faster during an explosive sprint

 
★★★★☆

Long Throw

Performs throw-ins with increased power to cover a greater distance

★☆☆☆☆

Goalkeeper PlayStyles

Description Rating

Far Throw

BAG (Be a Goalkeeper) Players will have an extended reach and better handling towards the end of a match.

★☆☆☆☆

Footwork

BAG players will exhibit improved reactions and speed during 1v1 situations.

★★★☆☆

Cross Claimer

BAG players will demonstrate heightened reflexes and reactions during opposing set pieces.

★★☆☆☆

Rush Out

BAG players will have enhanced speed while running.

★★★★☆

Far Reach

BAG players excel at saving shots from outside the box due to increased reach and jumping ability.

 
★★★☆☆

Quick Reflexes

BAG players display improved reflexes and reactions when saving shots from inside the box.

★★★★☆

PlayStyles will be utilized across all game modes, including Ultimate Team, Clubs and Career Mode, providing a fresh method to customize your player.

PlayStyles and PlayStyles+ What is the Difference?

PlayStyles+ elevate these unique skills to an exceptional level, bringing your game to new heights. They exemplify the abilities of top-tier players and enable them to perform at an unparalleled level.

Best PlayStyles in FC 24?

It's impossible to determine the best PlayStyles in EA FC 24 as each PlayStyle affects players differently. Since we haven't played the game yet, it's challenging to single out specific ones. However, there are a few PlayStyles that we are excited to try. The Trickster PlayStyle enables players to perform unique skill moves that are not available to those without this PlayStyle, even if they already have 5-star skill moves. In FIFA 23, the Trivela was a popular scoring method, and it has now become a PlayStyle in EA FC 24. While its effectiveness in the new game is still unknown.

What Happened to Traits in FC 24?

As far as we know, the Traits system will not be present in EA FC 24. There have been no indications of its return, and it is very likely that PlayStyles will be taking its place. Traits such as Finesse Shot, Power Header, Long Throw, and Flair in FIFA 23 have now become PlayStyles in EA FC.

  • Acrobatic: Demonstrates better accuracy on volleys and can execute acrobatic volley animations.
  • Aerial : Possesses the capability to jump higher and has enhanced physical presence in the air.
  • Trivela: Automatically triggers "outside of the foot" passes and shots in appropriate situations.
  • Relentless: Decreases fatigue buildup while playing and aids in the recovery of energy during half-time breaks.
  • Quick Step: Accelerates faster during an explosive sprint
  • Long Throw: Performs throw-ins with increased power to cover a greater distance

Goalkeeper PlayStyles

  • Far Throw: BAG (Be a Goalkeeper) Players will have an extended reach and better handling towards the end of a match.
  • Footwork: BAG players will exhibit improved reactions and speed during 1v1 situations.
  • Cross Claimer: BAG players will demonstrate heightened reflexes and reactions during opposing set pieces.
  • Rush Out: BAG players will have enhanced speed while running.
  • Far Reach: BAG players excel at saving shots from outside the box due to increased reach and jumping ability.
  • Quick Reflexes: BAG players display improved reflexes and reactions when saving shots from inside the box.

PlayStyles will be utilized across all game modes, including Ultimate Team, Clubs and Career Mode, providing a fresh method to customize your player.

PlayStyles and PlayStyles+ What is the Difference?

PlayStyles+ elevate these unique skills to an exceptional level, bringing your game to new heights. They exemplify the abilities of top-tier players and enable them to perform at an unparalleled level.

Best PlayStyles in FC 24?

It's impossible to determine the best PlayStyles in EA FC 24 as each PlayStyle affects players differently. Since we haven't played the game yet, it's challenging to single out specific ones. However, there are a few PlayStyles that we are excited to try. The Trickster PlayStyle enables players to perform unique skill moves that are not available to those without this PlayStyle, even if they already have 5-star skill moves. In FIFA 23, the Trivela was a popular scoring method, and it has now become a PlayStyle in EA FC 24. While its effectiveness in the new game is still unknown.

What Happened to Traits in FC 24?

As far as we know, the Traits system will not be present in EA FC 24. There have been no indications of its return, and it is very likely that PlayStyles will be taking its place. Traits such as Finesse Shot, Power Header, Long Throw, and Flair in FIFA 23 have now become PlayStyles in EA FC.

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