Wondering what would be a decent custom tactic for the classic 4-4-2 formation this year.
FIFA 22 – 442 Best Custom Tactics For Easy Wins in FUT
4-4-2 is perhaps the most Meta formation this year. With the rights set of Custom Tactics you can easily get wins every time dominating your opponent both offensively and defensively. People say that the 4-4-2 is very weak defensively. But with these set of tactics you would be surprised to see how defensively stable the formation can be.
How to set the Tactics ?
Always remember one thing. The new features EA introduces every year will always be broken and overpowered. Direct Passing and Forward Runs are over powered this year. But you need to know when to use them and how. Trying Forward runs and Direct passing all the time would leave you open at the back.
- Well you can see i have the Defensive Style as Balanced. Balanced works so great this year.
- Keep Width at 50 and Depth at 55 . We do not want too much or less of it .
- Offensive Build Up Play should be Balanced . The 442 is a wide attacking formation. We do not want a slow build up on this one. Fast build up and Long balls can be used only if you have a good enough squad with enough stamina an decent attack positioning.
- Chance Creation refers to the final third of the pitch. Balanced is the best to start with. However you can switch to Direct Passing or Forward Runs if you are a goal down.
- Width should be 64. This year it seems like , the wider your offensive setup the better you can attack.
- Players in Box should be at 5 or 6 when you are a goal down.
- Corners and Free Kicks should be 2 bars each
How to set the Player Instructions ?
Players Instructions are key in the 4-4-2 formation
- Back 4 should be on Stay Back While Attacking
- More Offensive CM should be on Balanced and Cover Center
- More Defensive CM should be on Stay Back While Attacking and Cover Center
- LM and RM should be on Get in the Box for Cross only
- LS and RS should be on Stay Forward and Get in Behind
How to Play the 4-4-2 ?
If you try to put multiple short passes with the 4-4-2 trust me it will not work. It is not the meta this year and it will never work. The more you learn to adapt to the meta of the game the more you success you will get. Lobbed Through Balls are absolutely cracked in this game. The best way to play the 4-4-2 is to ensure you spot the runs of the players and lob the ball to them. Whether its on the wings or towards the strikers you just need to play through balls to them. This formation does not create triangles for you so trying to play this through short quick passing would never work.
Pass the ball to a striker as quickly as possible. Point towards the second striker and press the trigger run button to send him on a run. Lob the ball to him just when he is about to cross the defender. You can go for ground through balls too. You can also do this with trigger run and passing as well. Press Trigger run and pass then lob the ball to the player taking the run. Also send your LM and RM on runs in the same way. You will be surprised at the number of chances you would create every single game.
There you go, the ultimate custom tactics for the 4-4-2 formation this year. Leave a comment if you feel this guide was helpful. Enjoy the game.