Overwatch and FIFA players prepare for sweeping changes well before the World Cup competitions of 2018 begin. The developers have announced a couple of modifications that are aimed at making the game more competitive, therefore more suitable for major tournaments. Overwatch changes were announced by Blizzard and the BlizzCon events and will include the addition of smart cameras.
Spectators will have the chance to see that the team uniforms and color palettes have changed. There are also third person cameras watching the action and top-down interactive maps will make matches more exciting. Furthermore, there will be kill feed replays and when players disconnect the game will pause automatically. These changes will be introduced gradually to prevent any hiccups for active players.
Prepare for the FIFA 18 Global Series
EA and FIFA are also changing the game in anticipation of the 2018 World Cup. Those who plan on attending the competition will qualify based on their performance in the FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Weekend League. The most successful 128 competitors are going to fight for one of the 32 places, to make sure that only the best make it into the spotlight.
FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cups and the all-star tournament called FIFA eClub World Cup are expected to further enhance the appeal of the football simulator. In 2017 the number of active players increased only slightly, compared to the previous years. On the bright side, there were more people watching the games as they unfolded, so there is an obvious interest in the FIFA franchise.