Best EA FC 24 Formations, Custom Tactics and Player Instructions
Success in EA FC 24 matches depends heavily on the chosen formation. While selecting the right formation depends on a player’s particular play-style, they also need to make sure they can adapt to situations and alter their squad formation when necessary. While there are many strategic tips in the game that can help you to dominate your opponents, here we focus more on squad formations.
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Be it kick off, career mode or FUT, formation plays a pivotal role in overall performance. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the top formations in EA Sports FC 24 that strike a balance between offense and defense, enabling you to conquer your opponents on the pitch.
For versatality: 4-3-2-1
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This formation provides a wealth of attacking possibilities and intricate runs. With three center-forwards positioned closely together, this formation offers a dynamic offensive strategy. However, midfielders with very high stamina, speed, and passing skills will be needed to effectively use this strategy, as they play a pivotal role in both defense and offense.
Best Custom Tactics for 4-3-2-1
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Defense: A balanced defensive style is preferred with a 45-width and 60-depth.
Offense: Go for a balanced build-up play with direct passing. Also keep the following in mind; 50-width, 5 players in the box, 3 for corners, and 3 for free kicks.
Player instructions for 4-3-2-1: The following are the individual player instructions to be used:
Players can use LB (left back) for a Balanced attack and RB (right back) to stay back while attacking. Use LCM (left central mid), and CM (central midfielder) to stay back while attacking. Press RCM (right central mid) for No instructions and LCF (left center forward) for Coming back on defense. Use ST (striker) to stay central and get in behind. And no instructions for RCF (right center forward).
The classic choice: 4-4-2
The 4-4-2 formation remains a dependable choice in EA FC 24. Known for its versatility and simplicity, it provides a balanced approach to both offense and defense, especially with wing play. To excel with this formation, players should move midfielders centrally when defending manually. This also helps to prevent gaps in midfield that could lead to scoring opportunities for your opponent.
Best custom tactics for 4-4-2
Defense: Players can choose the Balanced Defensive Style keeping the width from Width 50 and Depth of 70
Offense: In this case, players can still choose Balanced Build-up Play. It creates a greater advantage for direct passes. A minimum 50-width with 5 players can be seen in a box. There can be one corner and one free-kick opportunity.
Player instructions for 4-4-2: Use LB and RB to stay back while attacking. Press CMs to stay back while attacking and cover the center. Use RM/LM to come back on defense and get into the box for cross and come short and cut inside. Players can use RST/LST to stay central, get in behind, and come back on defense.
The balanced choice: 4-2-2-2
The 4-2-2-2 formation is a versatile option that lets you keep both ends of the field under control. With six defensive players, the 4-2-2-2 provides a more robust defense compared to other formations. However, be cautious of your CDMs leaving their positions, as it can make your defense vulnerable to counterattacks.
Best custom tactics for 4-2-2-2
Defense: Players can opt for a Balanced Defensive Style with 50 Width and 50 Depth minimum.
Offense: Players can choose Balanced Build-up play with chances of a direct pass. The minimum width will be 65 with 6 box players and 2 corners. Enjoy two free kicks too.
Player instructions for 4-2-2-2: Players can press LB for Overlap and RB option would help in staying back while attacking and overlap. CDMs can help players stay back while attacking and cover the center. Additionally, they can use CAMs to come back on defense and get into the box for cross and drift wide. Use STs to stay central to get in behind and come back on defense.
The best defensive formation: 5-4-1
For those who rely more on defense as an offensive strategy, the 5-4-1 formation is the ultimate choice in FC 24. When set up correctly, this formation allows exceptional control over the midfield, making it the most potent defensive formation in EA Sports FC 24. Consider using it as a tactical switch when you’re ahead by a goal in a crucial match to strengthen your defense and reduce the risk of late goals.
Best custom tactics for 5-4-1
Defense: Players need a Balanced Defensive Style with 45 width and 60 depth.
Offense: The build up play needs to be Balanced, which will create a chance of direct passing with 60 width and 6 Players In Box and 2 Corners. Additionally, there will be 2 for free kicks.
Player instructions for 5-4-1: Press LWB – RWB to Stay back while attacking and overlap. CMs can ensure staying back while attacking and covering the center. Use RM/LM to come back on defense cut inside and get in behind. Use ST to drift wide and get in behind.
The attacking formation: 4-2-4
The 4-2-4 formation epitomizes the attacking play-style in EA FC 24. With four forwards, it encourages high-pressing and high-intensity football, thus creating continuous waves of attacks from various angles and positions. But it should be worth noting that the 4-2-4 formation is vulnerable to counterattacks. With only two midfielders to cover the center and stay back while attacking, your strikers and defenders need to cover more ground. It can be challenging to control the center field, especially against skilled opponents with this particular formation.
Best Custom Tactics for 4-2-4
Defense: Players can choose Balanced Build-up play with chances of direct pass. The minimum width will be 45, with 55 depth.
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Offense: The Build-up play will be a Long ball with Balanced chances of 50-width and 6 players in a box. Additionally, enjoy 2 corners and 2 free kicks.
Player Instructions for 4-2-4: Press the LB/RB button to stay back while attacking. Use CMs to stay back while attacking and covering the center. RW would help by staying forward, cutting inside and getting in behind. Use LW to come back on defense with LST for no instructions. Additionally, RST will help to stay central, get in behind and stay forward.
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Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of various formations, along with the right custom tactics and player instructions, is crucial to achieving success. These formations are best suited for a diverse set of play styles and strategies, so choose the one that best suits your preferences. However, it is recommended that players experiment with different formations and tactics in order to find the one that enables them to give their best on the field.
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