FIFA 17 latency issues ruin the game, players can’t control their squads

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

FIFA 17 is great game — when it properly responds to player commands, that is. Unfortunately, many gamers are reporting latency issues ruining the gaming experience, causing their squad members to perform surprising, if not illogical, actions.

This issue is even more frustrating because it often affects FUT games, much to players’ despair. FIFA 17 fans suggested several hypotheses that could explain this strange game behavior. Somehow, what gamers see on screen is out of step with what the servers see. As a result, when gamers press buttons in response to what they see, it is possible they are not really doing the right thing.

Another possible explanation is that controller inputs are buffered and then executed at inopportune times. Irrespective of the reason behind this issue, many FIFA 17 players are often puzzled by some of their team’s actions.

.Wijnaldum is squared up to his target receiver of the ball (Origi – top right). He powers up his pass to a reasonable degree. There is nothing but clear daylight between passer and receiver of the ball. […] the AI deciding in its infinite wisdom that Shaw (who was 10 yards behind him as he played the ball is the intended recipient. Now imagine this is what happens for you in 9 out of 10 games you play. Welcome to hell.

Many gamers also confirmed they hadn’t experienced these issues when the game just launched. As a result, some FIFA 17 fans believe this latency issue is caused by the servers’ incapacity to deal with such a huge number of players.

For the time being, EA has yet to issue any comments on this situation, which only makes FIFA 17 fans angrier. If you’ve come across a workaround for this issue by any chance, list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below.

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