What are the Acceleration Types in FIFA 23 and how they work ?

This guide will help you understand the new Acceleration Feature in FIFA 23 and how you can use it to your advantage.

What are the Acceleration Types in FIFA 23 and how they work ?

Well, FIFA 23 has a lot of new features to show off this year. To be honest I always felt that we were playing the same game every year but somehow FIFA 23 manages to make me feel that I am trying out something fresh.

Hypermotion 2 helps the devs to capture real life animations and player traits and add them to the game. This allows the game to be more realistic and similar to the an actual football game where stars have unique traits which can easily be distinguished in game.

One of the basic and perhaps the most important feature this year would be the acceleration types on players. We can use this to our advantage as most of the players like in real life do not run in the same way. It is about capturing this little bit of detail which could possibly make a significant difference in the game is what makes FIFA 23 fresh this year.

How does the new Acceleration feature work in FIFA 23 :

Have you ever wondered why Messi who has such low pace or sprint speed still manages to get past the defender with ease and outrun them. Well, the answer to that question would be the acceleration of the player.

Let me explain it to the people who are new. Acceleration means how long it takes for your player to reach full speed. If the acceleration is low and the sprint speed is high then it would take a longer time for the player to reach his maximum sprint speed.

However, players with higher acceleration would take a shorter time to reach full speed even though their sprint speed is less. They will be able to easily outrun someone with higher sprint speed and lower acceleration but only at short distances.

Yes, at long sprints the player with higher sprint speed would logically win since now that they have both reached their full speed, the one with the higher value is supposed to win.

Now football is not always about long sprints. Its a combination of both long sprints and as well as short bursts. This is why FIFA 23 has introduced a new Acceleration type feature which allow you to now how the player would accelerate in the game.

Explosive : Players who have high bursts of pace like Messi and Thiago. Normally the short, more agile players especially the midfielder will have this type of acceleration. They will be able to beat defenders with an instant burst of pace making it easier for them to sprint into open spaces and make the next move.

Controlled : This majority of FIFA 23 players will be having this as the acceleration type. The player will pick up pace in a very even graph. Not too late and not as fast as the explosive types.

Lengthy : These are basically the tall, strong  defenders who are a bit sloppy. However, their long strides could help them catch up to an attacker easily much like in real life. However, these are not only limited to defenders. Some tall strikers may also have this type.

The dribbling system in the game is completely reworked this year. If you ask me personally, I would always try to have players with explosive acceleration  in midfield. For the players who have lengthy and controlled, the key is to make them run for a through ball. They might eventually catch a long through ball since. Explosive player will generally be short and agile so I would rather use them as CAMS.

However remember this , if you have to chose between 3 players with almost identical pace, lets say 90, with 3 different acceleration types, I would go for the explosive one. Yes, there is no point selecting a controlled accelerator over an explosive one if they both have the same sprint speed. I am just  keeping other stats out of the argument just for the sake of understanding which acceleration type could be better given the sprint speed is the same.

That is it on Acceleration type and they work in this years game.


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