Will You Play With Friends in FUT 18 Online Seasons?

Nov 01,2017


One of the best aspects of FIFA 18 is how to evolve and update over the year, and today, EA has added a great feature to Ultimate Team. You can now play with friends in FUT Online Seasons and Online Drafts.

Under those two modes, the ability to play local co-op against an online opponent appears in FIFA 17, but was removed from FIFA 18 "to create competitive balance for all players." This triggered a real negative reaction from the community, who even began a petition to try to persuade EA to restore the feature. Fortunately, the publisher has reversed its decision and now you can play with a friend once more.

"We have heard your feedback about guest functionality in FUT Online Seasons and FUT Online Draft and are happy to announce that we have added this functionality back into FIFA 18 PS4 / Xbox One / PC effective immediately," the company said. Do not require update to enable this functionality as EA can implement it on the server side. However, a future patch will add some "on-screen elements" to make things clearer. Now, after getting matched with an opponent, you just need to press Triangle / Y, then a second player will be added to your team.

Since its release last month, FIFA 18 has proved to be popular. It was the top-selling game in the UK and Australia this week, has seen a lot of people playing at once, and was received well among critics. In our FIFA 18 reviews, we said the game "captures the world of football and confidently translates it into a video game,"  but that "EA's soccer series is still lagging far behind PES 2018's more fluid, satisfying football" on the pitch.

This year's version was also released on Switch, but in our FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch review,  we said the port is "inferior" in nearly every way when compared to the PS4 and Xbox One versions. For more on this season's football games, check out our comparison of FIFA 18 vs PES 2018.