Paulv2k4 FIFA 21 Gameplay Mod - Pre-Alpha 6

Creator(s):  paulv2k4
Tags(s):  Gameplay, Realism, Pre-Alpha, FIFA 21
Category:  Gameplay
Uploaded Date:  Thursday, 12 November 2020
The expert of FIFA Gameplay mods is back for another season on FIFA 21

Hello and welcome to the latest Gameplay Mod for FIFA 21.

Even though FIFA 21 is a few steps in the right direction, EA has also made some significant pit falls in other areas. Whilst building my tools, I am determined to fix what I can via the tool and hex edited files (where the tool is not working).

This Pre-Alpha is designed to improve AI defending and remove all the cheat goals you and the AI can score.

Some of the significant issues identified with FIFA 21 are (but not limited to):
- The midfielders do not defend
- The defenders are block too well or not at all
- The goalkeepers, especially at lower levels don't do anything
- Shots are far too accurate, even with players rated 50 or less
- There are very few fouls

Because of these significant issues, game scores can easily reached 10-0. I have an example where we (in a coop career) when 12-0!

So, what is causing this and what can be done?

EA added a lot of new settings for positioning while in a defensive state. Trouble is, these are not working at all for midfielders. This is a significant bug and should have been fixed earlier into beta.

What did does this Gameplay Mod do and how is it different to Pre-Alpha 1?

Pre Alpha 1 was all about trying to fix these problems as much as I could through artificial difficulty and nerfing shooting. So this new version is about attempting to do it properly. Have I achieved that? I would say, "almost". The key difference now is sometimes the midfielders, especially at lower levels, will now come back and help the defence. This helps a lot with the defensive issues.

Here is the summary list of changes:


- The speed of players where dribbling or off the ball has been balanced so the famous EA defender catch up no longer happens


- Midfielders will more often support the defenders


- A shot can error almost twice as much for low attribute players and 1.5x as much for high attribute players


- All players are much worse at tackling while running


- The AI will jockey and close you down much more

- The AI will cross more often

- The AI is much better at corners, crosses and headers

To install:

Copy the locale.ini to the Game's Data folder, overwriting the original

Import the .fbmod into my latest launcher and click launch.  All available on

If you are using the launcher for the first time. Please be aware there is an initial setup that can take up to 15 minutes. After the initial setup, the game will load within 1-2 minutes on any subsequent launches.


File Size 0.03 Mb