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Fact check: Does FIFA prevent rebounds from landing in no man’s land?

Does FIFA prevent rebounds from landing in no man’s land? A recent Reddit post brought up this assertion, so we decided to check it out.

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Believing in scripting may derive from a poor understanding of football

Why do people believe in scripting and it’s two buddies, handicapping and momentum? It’s fair to assume that the same psychological mechanisms causing people to believe in other conspiracy theories are present in the minds of scripting believers as well. However, the scripting conspiracy theory could be driven by a fundamental lack of understanding of not only FIFA but also football in general. Here is why.


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Strange deflections: Why they happen

Sometimes, weird looking deflections happen in this game. In this recent Reddit video post, we saw the ball sort of bending around the keepers gloves. It sure looks strange, but is it EA scripting the outcome of the game?

Strange deflections

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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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Does FUT have an unnatural amount of even results?

In this article, we drive the final nail in the coffin for the idea that EA has implemented some kind of logic to level the playing field.

Not exactly even, but perhaps quite typical to FUT

We couldn’t find an example of a draw on google pic search. Perhaps not a coincidence?

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