8 excruciatingly annoying things that make us want to rage quit in FIFA 17

From constant pausing to using Real Madrid in every game, Fraser Gilbert highlights the most irritating user behaviours

The concept of ‘rage quitting’ - abandoning a game when you're just downright infuriated - has been prevalent in the FIFA community for years. Nowadays, it’s most commonly found in online multi-player modes, where competitors’ habits can tempt players to concede defeat in irritating circumstances.

Whether you’re a FIFA veteran or a newcomer to the series, you’ll likely have encountered at least one of the following scenarios. And if you’ve faced them all but still managed to refrain from the act of rage quitting, we salute you...

1. Spamming the dab​

Whether you’re a fan of the victory dance or not, the constant spamming soon begins to grate regardless

For obvious reasons, the dab is one of FIFA 17’s most popular celebrations. But unfortunately it seems to be the only celebration many players bother with. Whether you’re a fan of the victory dance or not, the constant spamming soon begins to grate regardless.

If you’ve just conceded due to a lucky goalmouth scramble, the last thing you want is to be faced with yet another Pogba-inspired dab, followed by an unskippable replay. At least if it’s a local game, you can snatch the controller out of your opponent's hands.

2. Watching every replay​

It’s understandable if your opponent's scored a worldy, but being forced to watch a dull rendition of a simple penalty may just drive you over the edge

Speaking of unskippable replays, the act of watching every post-goal cut-scene is one of FIFA’s biggest irritations. The series’ online gameplay allows for instances in which a competitor must agree to skip, or you’ll both be forced to suffer through a slow-mo recap.

Although FIFA has significantly limited the amount of non-skippable replays in recent years, they can still prove anger-inducing. It’s understandable if your opponent's scored a worldy, but being forced to watch a dull rendition of a simple penalty may just drive you over the edge.

3. Passing around the back

The other team’s AI can struggle to adapt to the scenario, even when using the highest amount of pressure

In theory, there’s nothing wrong with passing around the defence in FIFA. In practice, the other team’s AI can struggle to adapt to the scenario, even when using the highest amount of pressure. As a result, it becomes very difficult to regain control of the ball.

And yes - there are players who engage in this tactic to protect a lead on a game-by-game basis. You’ll soon grow frustrated at its effectiveness, as well as its ability to suck the enjoyment out of any multi-player session.

4. Show-off skill moves

In the worst cases, they’ll wait until they’re 1-0 up before doing time-wasting keepy-uppys with their goalkeeper

The ability to pull off a skill move successfully in FIFA is admirable, but not when it’s abused by an opposing player. Instead of carrying out a well-timed roulette or rabona to burst past an opposing defender, players often resort to performing skills at wholly inappropriate times.

In the worst cases, they’ll wait until they’re 1-0 up before doing time-wasting keepy-uppys with their goalkeeper. Alternatively, they might just stand on the spot and perform all manner of tricks that serve no purpose other than to show off.

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