After the initial announcement of the new FIFA Mobile, EA Sports revealed more details on the new features of the game that we will present to you below:
A new way to strengthen your squad is by completing Plans. Plans are our new crafting system where you can use your unwanted items to earn bigger and better items. Obtain items for use in Plans by playing our various modes, including Live Events, or from opening Packs.
Specific Plans also unlock some of the unique content available in the game. Each Plan has its own set of requirements, so be sure to check what is needed to earn their respective reward. As we move through the year, we will add new Plans to the game.
This year FIFA Mobile will feature four different base-player items instead of the usual three (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) present in the well-known Ultimate Team.
The newest colored item is the Red-item types, which we call Elite items. Red colored items are high-rated player items and certain special items, such as those obtained when completing specific Plans. When looking for the best player items in FIFA Mobile, know that the red-colored items are the ones to watch for.
- Bronze = Players rated 40-59
- Silver = Players rated 60-69
- Gold = Players rated 70-79
- Elite/Red = Players rated 80+
FIFA Mobile also features In Form items. Similar to Team of the Week (TOTW) items in previous games, In Form items highlight the top players from the past week of action in the real world. If a player has a strong performance for their club (eg. scoring a hat trick), chances are they’ll get an In Form item with boosted stats.
In FIFA Mobile, players can attempt to unlock special Flashback player items. These items recognize previous accomplishments of currently active players by featuring items with increased stats based on a particularly great season that they had.
Select Flashback challenges are available from the Live Events menu. There will be a series of challenges to complete which reward you with Tokens necessary to complete Flashback Plans.
Throughout the year, players will be able to earn extra coins and in-game rewards if certain results happen in the real world of football.
Earn Coin Up Tokens when completing specially marked Live Events in FIFA Mobile. There will be a variety of Coin Up Challenges, each with different reward requirements.
Some might be as straightforward as rewarding you if the team on the Token wins their upcoming fixture. Others might be very specific, such as having a particular player score a brace (two goals). Keep a close eye to those real-world matches as you could earn yourself a nice reward in FIFA Mobile.
Coin Up Rewards will typically be granted by the following Tuesday but players must manually quick sell the Coin Up Token to receive the reward associated.
While you still field 11 players on the pitch your team must consist of a total of 27 players. Previous FIFA games on mobile had you build a squad of 11 starters and at least 6 players on your bench. For FIFA Mobile, your team features one player for every position with no need to worry about substitutes.
Your Attack consists of:
- 1 Left Winger (LW)
- 3 Strikers (ST)
- 1 Right Winger (RW)
- 1 Left Forward (LF)
- 1 Center Forward (CF)
- 1 Right Forward (RF)
Your Midfield consists of:
- 3 Attacking Midfielders (CAM)
- 1 Left Midfielder (LM)
- 3 Central Midfielders (CM)
- 1 Right Midfielder (RM)
- 3 Defensive Midfielders (CDM)
Your Defense consists of:
- 1 Left Wingback (LWB)
- 1 Leftback (LB)
- 3 Central Defenders (CB)
- 1 Rightback (RB)
- 1 Right Wingback (RWB)
- 1 Goalkeeper (GK)
The game features 16 different formations to choose from. Once you’ve picked the formation you want to use, the game will automatically take the 11 players necessary for it and that is the squad you’ll play with. This allows you to quickly get into a game without the need to manually adjust your lineup to suit that formation.
This also eliminates the need for contracts and other training items. It also means that you aren’t penalized as chemistry based on player linking no longer applies. However, certain player items may feature boosts that may give other players on your team an advantage if they share the same traits (eg. play on the same club).
In FIFA Mobile, all players can pull off two types of dribbling moves. The first is when running forward towards the goal, the other is when the player has turned away from a defender. A player’s dribbling rating determines which skill moves they can use.
Players with high dribble ratings can typically do a “Roulette” when moving forward and the “Ronaldo Chop” when moving away. However, there are a group of players who can pull off the “Rainbow Flick” instead of the “Roulette”. Those players that can pull off the “Rainbow Flick” are as follows:
- Adel Taarabt – Benfica (Portugal)
- Aiden McGeady – Preston North End (England)
- Alexandru Maxim – VfB Stuttgart (Germany)
- Alexis Sánchez – Arsenal (England)
- André Carrillo – Benfica (Portugal)
- Andres D’Alessandro – River Plate (Argentina)
- Arda Turan – FC Barcelona (Spain)
- Charly Musonda – Real Betis (Spain)
- Christian Eriksen – Tottenham Hotspur (England)
- Claudio Marchisio – Juventus (Italy)
- Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid (Spain)
- Danny – Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia)
- Dimitri Payet – West Ham United (England)
- Douglas Costa – Bayern Munich (Germany)
- Eden Hazard – Chelsea FC (England)
- Edison Flores – AaB (Denmark)
- Eduardo Salvio – Benfica (Portugal)
- Elton – Al-Fateh (Saudi Arabia)
- Erik Lamela – Tottenham Hotspur (England)
- Fabian Orellana – Celta de Vigo (Spain)
- Felipe Anderson – Lazio (Italy)
- Fidel Martinez – Pumas UNAM (Mexico)
- Franck Ribery – Bayern Munich (Germany)
- Gary Mackay-Steven – Celtic (Scotland)
- Gerard Deulofeu – Everton FC (England)
- Giuliano – Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia)
- Gökhan Töre – West Ham United (England)
- Hachim Mastour – Zwolle (The Netherlands)
- Hatem Ben Arfa – Paris Saint-Germain (France)
- İlkay Gündoğan – Manchester City (England)
- Jajá Coelho – Lokeren (Belgium)
- James Rodriguez – Real Madrid (Spain)
- Javier Pastore – Paris Saint-Germain (France)
- Jesé – Paris Saint-Germain (France)
- Jordan Botaka – Charlton Athletic (England)
- Juan Cuadrado – Juventus (Italy)
- Julian Draxler – VfL Wolfsburg (Germany)
- Karim Bellarabi – Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
- Kelvin – FC Porto (Portugal)
- Kevin Mirallas – Everton FC (England)
- Lucas Moura – Paris Saint-Germain (France)
- Luis Suarez – FC Barcelona (Spain)
- Mario Götze – Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
- Matheus Pereira – Empoli (Italy)
- Matias Fernandez – AC Milan (Italy)
- Mesut Ozil – Arsenal (England)
- Michael Arroyo – America (Mexico)
- Mohamed Elyounoussi – FC Basel (Switzerland)
- Nadir Ciftci – Celtic (Scotland)
- Nathan Oduwa – Peterborough United (England)
- Neymar Jr. – FC Barcelona (Spain)
- Nicolas Gaitan – Atletico Madrid (Spain)
- Nani – Valencia CF (Spain)
- Paul Pogba – Manchester United (England)
- Paulo Dybala – Juventus (Italy)
- Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool FC (England)
- Pizzi – Benfica (Portugal)
- Ricardo Kishna – Lazio (Italy)
- Ricardo Quaresma – Beşiktaş (Turkey)
- Riyad Mahrez – Leicester City (England)
- Roberto Firmino – Liverpool FC (England)
- Salem Al Dawsari – Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
- Samir Nasri – Sevilla (Spain)
- Santiago Cazorla – Arsenal (England)
- Sergio Aguero – Manchester City (England)
- Sofiane Boufal – Southampton (England)
- Stevan Jovetic – Inter Milan (Italy)
- Thabo Rakhale – Orlando Pirates (South Africa)
- Willian – Chelsea FC (England)
- Yacine Brahimi – Porto (Portugal)
- Yannick Bolasie – Everton (England)
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester United (England)
Variable Control Options
The key to making FIFA Mobile accessible to all on mobile is offering multiple control options. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore mobile gamer or jumping into a game for the first time, our variable control schemes caters to everyone.
Build your team the way you want then let them go at it on their own with auto play. Your players will intelligently move, pass and/or shoot on their own. Best for those who want to manage their squad but not have to control them on the pitch.
Tap on teammates or open space to start passes, then swipe towards the goal to make them shoot. The faster you swipe, the more powerful your shot will be. And, you can try applying curl to the shot by swiping a curved line for even more control. Our gesture controls take auto play one step further by giving you more control on the pitch.
But if you want complete control, then our virtual stick gives you that by simply touching the screen in-game to activate. You decide where your players go on the pitch and how much power goes into each pass or shot.
The game allows players to seamlessly transition from these three control schemes without having to stop a match. Use the virtual sticks to move your players around the pitch, then use gesture controls to make that curving shot or lobbed pass. Mix it up to find the control scheme that fits your preferred play style.