Setting up your Dynamic Tactics right and knowing when to use them will put you at a huge advantage over most players in FIFA 19. This FIFA 19 dynamic tactics tutorial will show you how to do just that.

FIFA 19 has brought a complete revamp to custom tactics, allowing players to have much more control over their tactics in game and to change them on the fly, something which hasn’t been possible in previous FIFA instalments.

Not only have the two extreme mentalities, park the bus and all out attack, been removed from the game, but the other mentalities have been adjusted as well.

Previously, ultra defensive, defensive, attacking, and ultra attacking simply controlled how many of your players sat back in defense and went forward on the attack. In FIFA 19, they have simply become hotkeys for what are essentially four totally customisable game plans.

Essentially, they have become placeholders for your tactics; you could theoretically have your offensive game plan bound to the defensive mentality, although that would be counter-intuitive for many players.

This level of customisation means that a much higher emphasis is going to be placed on having balanced squads for FIFA 19. Not only do you need to be able to master several formations if you want to adapt to different situations during a game efficiently, but you also need a starting 11 (and subs bench) that can work well in formations other than the one you’re set up with.

One of the new features that you can customise is the amount of players that come forward for free kicks and corners. Many players complained about being countered after a corner last year, and so this finally allows you to manually ensure that enough defenders and midfielders are staying back when you are taking set pieces.

The new mentalities have also been renamed so that what they actually do in game is a lot easier to understand. On the defensive side of things, press after possession loss is a great tactic because it won’t burn out your stamina and it’ll allow you to win the ball back immediately after making a mistake.

Constant pressure is good if you are behind or if you have a super team where stamina isn’t really an issue. On the offensive side of things, long balls provides an option for counterattacking players, fast build-up provides an option for players who like tiki-taka passing and quick one-two moves, and possession provides a more balanced option for players who like to keep the ball for long periods of time.