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A FIFA 20 player has presented a compelling case that the so-called idea of 'scripting' exists and outlined several ways to effectively counteract it.
Fans of the series have long held on to the belief that a FIFA title has a hidden scripting feature that can help turn the tide of a one-sided match.
Players have often suggested that momentum will swing against them and AI can sharply improve, but EA Sports has always denied that scripting exists.
But now Reddit user seedsrevolution produced a lengthy post that explains why scripting is real and certain things that can help trigger it.
According to the Reddit post, one of the ways that scripting can be triggered is through possession and the user explained how this is possible through 'kick-off goals.'
Seedsrevolution wrote: "For example, kick off goals happen often because the algorithm sees that the team with the ball has 100% possession and thus they get boosted, making every pass connect more easily, player positioning improved to godlike status, and shots more likely to score. I believe a similar formula takes effect in the 44th and 89th minutes through injury time."
The Reddit user went on to argue that there are ways for players to deal with scripting if they feel that they are being hit by it in a match.
Seedsrevolution advises players to 'play simple possession' and play very short passes if they're defending and move the ball up the field slowly.
Another tip that could supposedly help against scripting is constantly using R1/RB and L1/LB to move players into better positions on the pitch.
If the player is attacking and feels like scripting comes into action, then one of the counteracting methods is to use short passes that can't be intercepted.
Using the aforementioned advice, the Reddit user suggests players revert back to normal play if they feel their players have started to return to 'normal' status.
EA Sports' FIFA 20 was released in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
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