While the release of EA Sports’ latest installment of the FIFA video game franchise is more than a couple of weeks away, information regarding player ratings has already begun to proliferate from those who have had early access to demo the game’s new features. As a result, the FIFA fan-site FutWiz has been able to compile the latest, updated player ratings for Colorado Rapids players.
For those who are unfamiliar with the series, FIFA’s player ratings somewhat vary between different game modes. These ratings in particular come from the game’s most popular mode, “FIFA Ultimate Team.” While player ratings for the “Kickoff” mode generally update throughout the season to match player form, Ultimate Team “base” ratings tend to stay the same throughout the year.*
Additionally, it is important to note that FIFA ratings take into account international reputation and a variety of other factors that can increase a rating beyond what might make sense for the “stats” a specific player has. Subsequently, while FIFA ratings are enjoyable to speculate about and discuss, they matter very little to determining a player’s true “quality” on the pitch. As always, they should be taken with a grain of salt. Finally, bear in mind that it is possible these ratings change before the game’s official release on September 28.