The 2nd most common question I get asked is, “what’s your camera?”.
Tele Broadcast 20 – 0
Simply put, Tele Broadcast is much better than the default camera in FIFA 18. Tele Broadcast gives you a more tactical overview of the pitch without sacrificing the ability to see all of the animations up close, and of course, the pure visual enjoyment of the game. You can even adjust Tele Broadcast to 17 – 3 for a slightly different view if you want.
The default camera exists to show the game off nicely, it doesn’t care about giving you the information you need if you want to get a bit more competitive.
Of course, if you want get even more tactical, check out the Co Op camera. However, depending on your eyesight/tv/monitor, you might find that it’s just waaaaaayyy too zoomed out. Plus, seeing more of the pitch doesn’t mean that you’ll be a better player, all it does is give you more information to process (and hopefully use well). In the case of the Co Op camera, it gives you A LOT more information to process. It can also be hard to defend/dribble with at time.
So that’s why Tele Broadcast is the best of both worlds, offering a strategic yet engaging view.
Not All Stadiums Are The Same
Life has many mysteries.
Are we alone in the universe?
Who hacked all of the celebrities that one time?
Well anyway, another one of these mysteries is the placement of the in-game camera. For example, you’ll notice that Tele Broadcast on 20 – 0 at Old Trafford is different than at the FIWC stadium. The latter is way more zoomed in and might as well be called a different camera.
Beware of the super zoomed in stadiums. I haven’t tested them all, but basically whatever stadium you want should look more like Old Trafford and less like FIWC.
Tangent – I get that EA want to place the cameras “realistically” and model the stadiums properly, but camera angles need to be consistent from a user experience point of view IMO. Also, the FIWC stadium is a made up stadium!, why would the camera be so zoomed in on it??
Anyway, I hope this has been helpful if you’re kind of new to the series. I’m not saying you absolutely must play Tele Broadcast 20 – 0, but if you’re looking to be a little bit more competitive, that camera helps a lot.