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How the opponent’s squad value influences your chances of winning

Spence Purnell shares his views on how heavily the squad value of the opponent influences your chances of winning the match.

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Why EA doesn’t use Adaptive Difficulty in FUT

FIFA’s automatic difficulty adjustment mode

A couple of times a year, the FIFA community is shaken by the revelaion that the game uses adaptive difficulty. As was the case first time it was “revealed”, the latest re-discovery instantly set off speculations about adaptive difficulty possibly being the long sought-after momentum mechanism believed to be present in online multiplayer FUT.

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Myths and facts about FUT seasons

A lot of confusion and misunderstandings surround FUT seasons. We decided to put this article together to provide some real insight.

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Under scrutiny: Xtoonator’s handicap experiment

Now and then we come across various home brewed experiments aimed at testing whether scripting exists. Although most of them fail to meet basic, scientific requirements, there is something to be learned from them. xtoonator’s experiment below is one such example.

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How ELO matchmaking picks your next opponent

Understanding matchmaking in FUT is a key issue. In an earlier article, we confirmed that FUT seasons matches you against opponents with similar skills, in effect what is known as ELO matchmaking. Based on those findings, an intriguing question came up: If our opponents are as skilled as ourselves, then how come that some players win 60 % of their matches, while others only win 20 %? In this article, we try to come up with a qualified guess to answer that question.

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