Welcome to my FIFA Career Mode Challenge Blog. Here you’ll find an in depth & semi-niche blog that will look at the world of FIFA and the many different paths one can take in its ever criticised Career Mode. There is a major emphasis on realism and each scenario is looked at on, what I believe to be, a whole new level of detail. I try to be as immersive as possible with all of my reasoning to truly achieve a great experience from a game mode that otherwise has been missing out on some TLC from EA.
For the most recent challenges there are some quick links here:
There are more links above and below for access to my previous posts, feel free to use the contact page to let me know any ideas on what you’d like to see me write about (or not write about). Below you’ll find a wide range of references from the rule-set I use in every career mode to a couple of external website references that I recommend reading. In time as the blog expands and career modes develop there will be quick links to the latest scenarios below and any work in progress campaigns.
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I aim to post consistently every single Friday at around 18:00 GMT or in the daylight saving months it will be 18:00 BST (GMT+1). This will be either a new career mode scenario or an update on a Career Mode in Progress. On Tuesdays I will occasionally post an additional article that isn’t focused on scenarios and is more generic.
Here are the “Realistic” House Rules that I used in every career mode (a lengthy but necessary read that one day I will provide a summary of) the summarised version is there too which outlines just the rules and doesn’t explain why they’re used:
Here is a quick link to what this blog is all about:
A note on the sliders that are linked below: I use the Operation Sports (OS) Community Sliders for FIFA 20 – version 3 on Legendary difficulty with 8 minute halves (it means I do go through career modes slowly but the feel of the games at 8 minutes vs 6 minutes is better paced). I’ve also made some amendments to the sliders so they aren’t true original V3:
– I keep sprint speed for player and A.I. at 50
– I decrease shot speed for both player & A.I. to 49
– I increase GK ability for both player & A.I. to 45
Whilst not using this site for the potentials’ of players (I have that column removed so I can’t see them), I use SoFIFA for pictures, seeing if there are players that match a certain set of criteria (e.g. French, preferred 1st position ST, 21 and under, OVR higher than 70 lower than 80) when researching for teams particularly in the first season, and just to get an idea of a team’s structure when first beginning a career mode as it’s easier to navigate than the FIFA menus.
I must recommend Transfermrkt too. Their resources are incredible and I use them heavily when testing certain ideas and theories and then apply those to FIFA. A link to their website is below.
I hope you find the information from this site useful at the very least. My goal is simply to improve others Career Mode experiences, nothing more. I don’t stream or provide regular video content on my play. If you’d be interested in this then it would be something I could explore in the future (let me know via the contact section).
It’s at this point as well I’d like to put in a public disclaimer.
FIFA series and all FIFA assets are property of EA Sports.
Any third party resource I do my utmost to credit. The vast of majority of my external resources come from:
I do not attempt to replicate their material and claim credit for my own. I simply use them as a guide and reference from which analysis is performed. Any third party data or materials are owned and created entirely by them. I strongly suggest you visit their sites for your own personal use alongside this blog.