The addition of EA Sports FC 24 PlayStyles gives the Traits system from previous releases a huge overhaul in order to extract maximum performance from your players during an EA Sports FC 24 match.
With attention already turning towards player ratings, you'll want to know which PlayStyles are best-suited to the players part of your Ultimate Team squad. Thankfully, we've got all there is to know about how they work.
What are EA Sports FC 24 PlayStyles?
PlayStyles in EAFC 24 act as boosts that improve the specific strengths of a particular player. For example, the Finesse Shot PlayStyle allows you to perform a finesse shot with extra accuracy, speed, and curve, making it even harder for the keeper to reach the ball.
Each PlayStyle comes with a "plus" variant which enhances the standard variant even further, giving you even more benefits over the course of a match.
EA Sports FC 24 PlayStyles list
In total, there are 34 different PlayStyles to maximise performance in EA Sports FC 24 and they're broken down into six categories. Here's a closer look at each category and all of the available PlayStyles.
|Quick Reflexes||Faster reflexes and reactions when saving a shot taken from inside the penalty area.|
|Far Reach||Increased chance of saving shots from outside the box.|
|Rush Out||Increase in sprint speed.|
|Cross Claimer||Faster reflexes and reactions during a set piece.|
|Footwork||Faster reactions and speed in 1v1 scenarios.|
|Far Throw||Further reach and better handling in the final stages of a match.|
|Long Throw||Enhanced power during a throw-in|
|Quick Step||Faster acceleration when performing an explosive sprint.|
|Relentless||Reduction in fatigue loss and faster stamina recovery at half-time.|
|Trivela||Triggers outside of the foot passing and shooting.|
|Aerial||Increase in jumping height and improvements to physical ability when in the air.|
|Acrobatic||More accurate when volleying and access to new acrobatic animations.|
|Anticipate||Increase in standing tackle success rate and ability to stop the ball at a player's feet.|
|Slide Tackle||Ability to stop the ball at the player's feet when performing a slide tackle.|
|Jockey||Increase in maximum sprint jockey speed and faster transition between a jockey and a sprint.|
|Intercept||Improved reach and interception success rate.|
|Bruiser||Extra strength when performing a physical tackle.|
|Block||Increased chance of making a successful block.|
|Trickster||Able to perform flick skill moves.|
|Technical||Higher Controlled Sprint speed and increased precision with wide turns while dribbling.|
|Rapid||Faster speed when sprinting with the ball at your feet. Less chance of error while sprinting or knocking the ball ahead.|
|Press Proven||Improved ball control when dribbling at jogging speed. Improvements to shielding the ball.|
|Flair||Higher accuracy when performing flair passes and shots.|
|First Touch||Less chance of error when trapping the ball. Quicker transition from dribbling after taking the first touch.|
|Whipped Pass||Higher accuracy, curve, and speed of crosses.|
|Tiki Taka||Perform first-time ground passes with improved accuracy and a backheel in certain scenarios. Enhanced accuracy to short ground passes.|
|Long Ball Pass||More accurate and faster lobbed and lofted through passes.|
|Incisive Pass||Faster passing speed without influencing trapping difficulty to the player receiving the ball.|
|Pinged Pass||Higher accuracy for through passes. Higher curve for swerve passes. Faster speed for precision passes.|
|Power Header||Increased power and accuracy of headers.|
|Finesse Shot||Increased speed, curve, and speed of finesse shots.|
|Chip Shot||More accurate and faster chipped shots.|
|Dead Ball||Ability to perform a free kick with a higher curve, accuracy, and speed. Trajectory line is easier to see and longer to see where the ball is heading.|
|Power Shot||Increases speed of power shots.|
How to unlock EA Sports FC 24 PlayStyles
You can get your hands on a PlayStyle by completing objectives in a range of different game modes. We expect the best ones to appear in Ultimate Team.
These PlayStyles have been developed in collaboration with football data platform Opta, giving you the ability to guarantee the best performance from the players you select.
It's also worth noting that Team of the Week and promo players will come with a PlayStyle. So, if Messi scores another world-class free kick, there's a chance his card receives a Dead Ball PlayStyle along with enhanced stats.
There you have it, that's all there is to know about EA Sports FC 24 PlayStyles. For more, take a look at our pre-order guide containing all of the bonuses and editions that are available.