FIFA 22 lets you turn off opponent celebrations to stop “heartbreak”

FIFA 22 is set to give players the option of turning off opponent celebrations during matches.

The new feature will allow players to watch their own team’s reaction after a goal is scored, instead of watching the opposition celebrate.

The setting will be known as Celebration Camera Focus. It can be toggled on and off depending on the player’s preferences.

That will put to an end to having to watch the opponent perform a long running celebration after scoring a goal.

Players can even avoid seeing their opponents running up to the in-game camera and celebrating in front of it.

The news will surely be music to the ears of some FIFA players – especially when it comes to online play.

FUT lead producer Mike Barnucz explained: “Conceding a goal is always heartbreaking, especially in a closely fought match.

“While celebrations are an important part of real world football, we know watching them can be a frustrating experience for some players.”

EA launch official Ultimate Team trailer

Alongside the announcement of the Celebration Camera Focus setting, EA Sports released a new trailer covering new additions to the Ultimate Team mode for FIFA 22.

Amongst the most notable changes is that FUT Champions is now a two-tiered, points-based competition.

Players can qualify for the competition during the week, before playing in the ‘Finals’ at weekends.

Division Rivals is now made up of stages in each division. A win advancing the player one stage.

Progression is sped up for those who are on win streaks, according to the trailer.

The new FUT Heroes concept is also touched upon. Each Hero card is designed to celebrate and honour “the unforgettable moments that turned them into fan favourites“.

They will each have league-specific chemistry, relevant to the moment in which they are remembered for. Each card will also have a nation link.

EA have confirmed a number of Heroes over the course of this month, including Antonio Di Natale, David Ginola and Freddie Ljungberg.

FIFA 22 is set to be released on October 1. The game will be available on the newest-generation consoles from release day for the first time.

FIFA 22 is available to pre-order* now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox  One, and PC. 

You can get a ‘homegrown talent’ as part of the pre-order bonus if you order now through GameByteHQ’s shop

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