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CONTENTS
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COMPLETE CONTROLS
STARTING THE GAME
PLAYING THE GAME
FIFA ULTIMATE TEAM (FUT)
KICK OFF
18CAREER
20 SKILL GAMES
20ONLINE
21 LIMITED 90-DAY WARRANTY
22 NEED HELP?
COMPLETE CONTROLS
CONTROLS
NOTE: The controls in this manual refer to the Classic configuration.
MOVEMENT
Move player

First touch/Knock-on
+
Sprint
 (hold)
Stop and face goal
 (release) + 
Protect/Slow dribble/Jockey
 (hold)
Face up dribbling
 + 
Skill moves

Stop ball
 (release) + 
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ATTACKING (SIMPLE)
Short pass/Header

Lob pass/Cross/Header

Through ball

Shoot/Volley/Header

Chip shot
 + 
Finesse shot
+
Low show/Downward header
 (hold) +  (tap)
Fake shot
,  + 
Fake pass
,  + 
ATTACKING (ADVANCED)
Protect ball (when dribbling)

Lobbed through ball
 + 
Threaded lobbed through pass
 +  + 
Bouncing lob pass
 + 
Low cross
 (double tap)
Ground cross
 (triple tap)
Early cross
 + 
Call for support
 (tap)
Dummy a pass
 (hold)
Super cancel
 + 
Driven ground pass
 + 
Flair shot
 (hold) + 
Fancy pass
 + 
No touch small feints
+
No touch big feints
+
Manual protect
+
Quick get up (after slide tackle)

Threaded through pass
 + 
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TACTICS
Offside trap
Team press
, 
, 
Swap wings
, 
CB joins attack
, 
DEFENDING
Change player

Switch player (manual)

Tackle/Push or pull (when chasing)

Pull and hold (when chasing)
 (hold)
Sliding tackle

Clearance

Jockey
 (pull and hold)
Contain
 (hold)
Teammate contain
 (hold)
Running jockey
 +  (hold)
GOALKEEPER
Drop kick
/
Throw/Pass

Charge/Drop ball

Switch to GK
:
Driven throw
+
Driven kick
 + 
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FREE KICKS
Ground pass

High pass/Cross

Curled shot

Driven shot
 + 
Wall jump (when defending)

Wall charge

Move wall
/
Wall creep

Apply curl during run up

Adjust position

Add kick taker
/
FREE KICKS (ADVANCED)
Select player

Call 2nd kick taker

2nd kick taker curled shot
 + 
2nd kick taker layoff pass
 + 
2nd kick taker layoff chip
 + 
2nd kick taker run over ball
 + , 
Call 3rd kick taker

3rd kick taker curled shot
 + 
3rd kick taker run over ball
 + , 
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CORNERS AND THROW INS
Corners (lob cross)

Corners (pass)

Change player

Aim kick

Apply kick power

Call player short

Short throw in

Short throw in (manual)

Long throw in

Move throw in receiver

PENALTIES
Move player

Adjust position

Stutter/Slow jog

Sprint

Aim

Select kick taker

Shoot

Finesse shot
 + 
Chip shot
 + 
Goalkeeper dive

 (move side to side)
Goalkeeper move side to side
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SKILL MOVES
NOTE: Only the most skilled players can complete the more challenging moves.
1 STAR MOVES
Ball juggle (while standing)
 (hold) + 
Foot fake (while standing)
 (hold)
2 STAR MOVES
Body feint (left or right)
/ (flick)
Stepover (left or right)
, , /, , 
Reverse stepover (left or right)
Ball roll (left or right)
, , /, , 
/ (hold)
Drag back (while standing)
 +  (flick)
3 STAR MOVES
Heel flick
,  (flick)
Flick up
, ,  (flick)
Roulette (left or right)
, , , , , , /
, , , , , , 
Fake left and go right
, , , , 
Fake right and go left
, , , , 
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4 STAR MOVES
Ball hop (while standing)
 (tap)
Ball roll cut left
 (hold),  (hold)
Ball roll cut right
 (hold),  (hold)
Heel to heel flick
,  (flick)
Simple rainbow
, ,  (flick)
Advanced rainbow
 (flick),  (hold),  (flick)
Feint left and exit right
, , , , 
Feint right and exit left
, , , , 
Spin left
, 
Spin right
, 
Stop and turn left/right (while running)
,  (flick)/,  (flick)
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5 STAR MOVES
Elastico
, , , , 
Reverse elastico
, , , , 
Hocus pocus
, , , , , , 
Triple elastico
, , , , , , 
Ball roll and flick left (while running)
 (hold),  (flick)
Ball roll and flick right (while running)
 (hold),  (flick)
Quick ball rolls (while standing)
Sombrero flick (while standing)
 (hold)
, ,  (flick)
Turn and spin (left or right)
,  (flick)/,  (flick)
Ball roll fake left (while standing)
 (hold),  (flick)
Ball roll fake right (while standing)
Rabona fake (while jogging)
 (hold),  (flick)
 + /,  + 
Elastico chop left
,  (flick)
Elastico chop right
,  (flick)
5 STAR JUGGLING TRICKS
Laces flick up
 +  (hold)
Sombrero flick backwards
 (hold)
Sombrero flick left
 (hold)
Sombrero flick right
 (hold)
Around the world
, , , , , , , /
, , , , , , , 
In air elastico
,  (flick)
Flick up for volley
 (hold)
Chest flick
,  (tap),  (triple tap)
, , , , , , , , , 
T. around the world
(flick)
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STARTING THE GAME
GET ONTO THE PITCH
Get ready to experience the high energy of real-world FIFA football in FIFA 18.
During your first Kick Off match as a new player to FIFA, the difficulty level will
auto-adjust to help determine your skill level in FIFA 18.
FIFA TRAINER FOR NEW PLAYERS
If you’re new to FIFA 18, use the FIFA Trainer onscreen assistance, which you’ll
see for moves such as passing, tackling, crossing, and shooting. The button
prompts will help you make smart plays as you learn!
CHOOSE YOUR CLUB
The first time you launch FIFA 18, you’ll have the opportunity to select your
favourite team. Your favourite club will appear as your default team when you play
a Kick Off match.
EARN REWARDS FOR PAST FIFA EXPERIENCE
Playing previous FIFA games will carry over your EA SPORTS™ Football Club level,
XP, and Football Club Credits (FCC) to FIFA 18. You’ll also receive rewards for past
progress in FIFA 17 modes such as Ultimate Team or Online Seasons. Use Football
Club Credits to buy items from the EA SPORTS Football Club catalogue or send
them as gifts to your friends.
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PLAYING THE GAME
MAIN MENU
Home
Gain quick access to your most recently played game modes,
as well as the Catalogue.
Play
Dig into the many game modes available in FIFA 18,
including Career, Tournaments, and Ultimate Team.
Online
Jump into online modes such as Seasons and
Online Friendlies.
Customise
Fine-tune your FIFA 18 experience here. Adjust settings,
review the controls, edit your teams, and even customise your
music playlist in EA SPORTS™ Trax.
EA SPORTS FOOTBALL CLUB
Throughout the game, you can access EA SPORTS Football Club (EASFC) from
the widget located in the upper right corner of the screen when signed in to EA
servers. The EASFC widget shows your current Football Club Level, XP, and
Football Club Credits (FCC). Press > to access it. The EASFC Catalogue can also
be accessed from the dedicated tile present in the HOME section of the FIFA 18
main menu.
GAME SCREEN
Match
clock
Controlled
player
Score
r
Radar
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MATCH PREPARATIONS
Before you head out onto the pitch, you can customise your Game Settings in the
Settings screen—Choose the half length of your matches, difficulty level, match
conditions, and the ball you use, among many other details. You can also toggle
rules ON or OFF such as injuries and offsides, depending on how realistic you want
your matches to be.
CAMERA TIPS
Don’t neglect the camera settings in the Game Settings menu! Each type of
match has a customisable camera option with up to seven types of cameras to
choose from. This lets you view the pitch and experience each match from a
perspective that works for you.
Team Management
This is where you set up your team so they’re ready for their next match. Create your
Squad, adjust formations, assign roles, and manage tactics. Import Team Sheets or
create new ones, and fine-tune formations before getting back onto the pitch.
SAVING AND LOADING
FIFA 18 uses an autosave feature that automatically saves your progress and
most recent Settings. Do not turn off your Xbox 360 while the autosave icon is
displayed, or you will lose all unsaved information.
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FIFA ULTIMATE TEAM (FUT)
NOTE: All modes associated with FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) require a connection
to the EA servers.
FIFA Ultimate Team is back! Create your dream team, compete in a variety of
single-player and online modes, and acquire Players to build Squads with high
Chemistry. Find Players in Packs, or purchase and sell items through the Live
Transfer Market to build your Ultimate Team.
CHEMISTRY
Chemistry is essential to make your Ultimate Team successful. Although an
all-star team can help you shine on the pitch, your Squad should also have the right
Chemistry to maximize performance. The higher your Chemistry, the better your
team performs during matches, giving you a better chance of winning games.
While viewing your Active Squad, your team’s Chemistry Rating appears in the
upper right corner. Place Players in their preferred positions and match Players’
Nationality, League, and Club to improve your team’s Chemistry Rating—green
lines indicate strong links between Players. Having the right Manager and earning
Loyalty can also help improve your Chemistry.
Swap your Players around on the Active Squad screen or add new ones from your
Club or the Transfer Market to find the ideal balance for your team!
Chemistry Styles
Each Player in Ultimate Team has a Chemistry Style. Combine complementary
Chemistry Styles to best improve your team’s overall tactics. Arrows appear beside
potentially affected attributes based on specific Chemistry Styles, changing from
white to green as your Player Chemistry improves.
Styles used to upgrade Player attributes will remain with them until a new Style is
applied. Chemistry Styles are found in Packs and through the Transfer Market.
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CONTRACTS
Before Players can excel out on the pitch, they need Contracts to play matches.
When viewing your Active Squad, highlight a Player, access the Actions menu,
and then select APPLY CONSUMABLE to apply a Contract to a Player. Move to
switch to the Status View to display the remaining Contracts for every Player. The
Suggested Consumables feature can show you when you’ll need to apply a Contract
to a Player.
Players found in Packs start with seven Contracts. To give you a head start,
each Player from your Starter Pack comes with special long-term Contracts (45
matches). Each match played uses up one Contract, but if a Player in your subs or
reserves doesn’t head onto the pitch at all, he won’t use a Contract for that match.
FITNESS
As you play matches with your Squad in FIFA Ultimate Team, your Players will tire
and their Fitness levels will start to drop. Players who have a low Fitness level
won’t perform at their full potential, and they also risk getting injured in a match.
When viewing your Active Squad, highlight a Player, access the Actions menu,
and then select APPLY CONSUMABLE to apply a Fitness consumable item. Move
 to switch to the Status View and see the Fitness level of every Player. The
Suggested Consumables features can show you when you’ll need to apply a
Fitness item to someone.
Another way to recover a Player’s Fitness level is placing them in the Substitutes
and Reserves section of your Squad. If they’re not used in a match, these Players
recover some of their Fitness.
NOTE: Players found in Packs start at full Fitness.
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TOURNAMENTS, SEASONS, AND FRIENDLY SEASONS
Challenge your team and reap the rewards in Tournaments, Seasons, and
Friendly Seasons.
Tournament matches are always a four-round knockout that you can play in
either single-player or online multiplayer competitions. Win matches to earn
Coins, or take your team to the top and win a Tournament to gain Trophies, Coins,
and even Packs!
Seasons consist of 10 games, playable in single-player or online multiplayer
competitions. Try to make it through and win the Season or division/league titles,
or gain promotion! In this mode, the promotion, hold, and relegation system means
that losing a match doesn’t eliminate your team from the season, giving you the
opportunity to bounce back from defeat. Earn bigger rewards as you work your way
up from the 10th division to the 1st—the higher you rank, the bigger the reward.
Friendly Seasons allows you to challenge your friends in a five-match season
format. Keep track of your record and other stats against every one of your friends,
and win seasons to earn the Current Title Holder position and the bragging rights
that come with it.
DRAFT MODE
Draft mode is another way to play FIFA Ultimate Team, giving you the ability to play
with Players you don’t own. You’ll have the opportunity to draft a random selection
of all Players available in FUT, including In Forms! Fill in each position to build the
Squad you’ll use to compete with in either single-player or online multiplayer
four-round elimination format competitions.
The higher you finish in the competition, the bigger the rewards will be.
TRANSFER MARKET
The Transfer Market is the hub for purchasing, listing, and selling items, as well as
finding new Players to increase your Squad’s overall rating and Chemistry Rating.
Filter Players by Name, Nationality, League, Club, Quality, Position, Chemistry Style,
or Pricing to easily find the ideal footballer to complement your Active Squad.
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CONCEPT SQUADS
Concept Squads is a powerful Squad Planning tool that lets you create Squads
using every Player available in FUT.
Select a Player or empty slot in the Active Squad screen, and then access the
Actions menu to choose SWAP/ADD PLAYER. Use Concept Squads to plan your next
moves. Find replacements for a Player, test out the Chemistry of an entirely new
midfield, or try a whole new Squad before investing in the Transfer Market.
SQUAD BUILDING CHALLENGES
This is a new way to play Ultimate Team! Test your Squad building abilities by
building Squads to match specific requirements. Once you meet the requirements,
you can exchange your Squad for exciting rewards.
Play Squad Building Challenges on your system, or take it with you and play on the
Mobile Companion App to improve your Club!
STORE
Purchase Packs from the Store to find new Players for your Squad. You can even
earn Packs from winning Tournaments or as a special reward at the end of a
Season. Keep an eye on the Store, as new promotions are frequently added.
MY CLUB
As you purchase or win new Players from either the Transfer Market or Packs,
you will have more than enough Players for one Squad. My Club stores all of the
Players not in your current Squad, as well as your Consumables and other Items.
LEADERBOARDS
Check out the Leaderboards to see how you rank against your friends or the top
100 FUT users across the globe as you build your Ultimate Team, play Tournaments
and Seasons, and grow your Club.
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KICK OFF
Select KICK OFF in the Play screen to jump straight onto the pitch and take on
any club or national team in the game. The latest squads and updates require a
connection to the EA servers.
CAREER
Career is an immersive experience that offers you the chance to play through a
lifelong football career. Career is split into two different areas—Manager and Player.
PLAYER CAREER
Create a Player, or take control of a single professional footballer as you play in
leagues, cups, and continental competitions to improve your skills and ultimately
represent your national team. You’ll receive in-game email from your team’s
Manager and Board about their expectations and how to improve your skills for the
season. You may also choose to retire and continue your career as a Manager.
MANAGER CAREER
Take control of the financial side of your favourite Club and please the Board. Scout
for high potential Players, keep Players happy, manage the budget, and make key
Player and Squad decisions as you take your club to the top. If you do well, you
will also get the chance to manage a national team and compete in international
competitions, such as the FIFA World Cup.
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Here are a few things you can expect to be in charge of as a Manager:
Player Training
Train Players to ensure they’re prepared for game day.
Various drills cover all categories your Players need to
be successful on the pitch. Monitor your team’s trainable
Attributes, Current Growth, and Potential Growth.
Global Transfer
Network
Send scouts to different countries to scout the leagues, and
set Scouting Instructions to find Players who fit your criteria.
Once you’ve found possible recruits, assign a scout to watch
them and make the best decision for your team.
Team Sheets
You can create multiple match day Squads to fit any scenario
you encounter out on the pitch. You can create a Squad for
your league, domestic cup, or European cup. Just visit the
Squad panel and rename your Squads to suit their styles and
help you remember when to put them to use!
Pre-Season
Tournaments
When you begin your Manager career, you can choose to
accept an invite to a pre-season friendly tournament. This is
the time to learn more about the Players in your Squad and
prepare for the season ahead. Do well, and you may win prize
money too!
BE A PRO PLAYER
Play to win and bring the crowd to its feet in Be A Pro Player mode. You can take
control of a specific player or goalkeeper on the field and follow all the action
with the player-focused 3rd Person Cam. Select BE A PRO PLAYER or BE A PRO
GOALKEEPER from Play panel to get started.
NOTE: The 3rd Person Cam is only available when playing as a single player in Be
A Pro modes. When playing with your friends, the normal Be A Pro camera is used.
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SKILL GAMES
Improve your football skills by completing challenges that test specific maneuvers
such as chip shots, free kicks, and dribbling. As you master these abilities, you
unlock Skill Challenges to become Legendary at each proficiency. Compare yourself
to friends, and others on the leaderboards for extra motivation as you progress
through the levels.
PRACTICE ARENA
From the Play screen, select PRACTICE ARENA (under Learn to Play) to perfect
your dribbling and shooting skills against the goalkeeper, or practice set pieces by
pressing , , , or  while on the practice pitch. You can even choose whom
to play with on the field to test your abilities against real-life player skillsets, and
adjust your settings for your perfect practice session.
ONLINE
SEASONS
Seasons offers ranked online matches and the most competitive gameplay. As you
play through 10 games per season, try to earn enough points to avoid relegation
and gain promotion to the next division—or even win the division title. It won’t be
easy! Higher divisions mean tougher competition and promotion thresholds, so get
ready for a true football challenge.
ONLINE FRIENDLIES
Invite a friend to play a match online, and track your rivalry through five-game
seasons to prove who has the most skills on the pitch—earn the most points in five
games to hoist the trophy. Keep the competition going with a new season as you try
to defend your title or take it away from your friends!
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LIMITED 90-DAY WARRANTY
NOTE: Warranty does not apply to digital download products.
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