Welcome, FIFA enthusiasts, to the latest weekly tactic update for FIFA 24. We apologize for the delay, but the recent patch had us waiting to bring you the freshest tactics. In this guide, we’re going to delve into the best custom tactics and formations for achieving that coveted Rank 1 status in the game. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting your FIFA journey, we’ve got you covered.

Formation: Ultra Attacking 4-3-2-1

We’re going to start this guide with the ultra-attacking 4-3-2-1 formation, as it’s been particularly effective post-patch.

For the center midfielders (CMs), set both of them to “Stay Balanced.” However, it’s worth noting that you can experiment with “Stay Forward” as well.

  • Strikers: Set all three of them to “Stay Forward” and “Central Play.” This creates a formidable attacking trio.
  • Defense: For the central defensive midfielder (CDM), go with “Stay Back While Attacking” and “Cover Center.” For the left back and right back, opt for “Stay Back” and “Overlap.”
  • Tactics: Start with a high depth of 71, long ball, and direct passing. This configuration is excellent for aggressive, high-scoring gameplay.

Formation: 4-3-2-1 (Balance)

4-3-2-1 formation works well when you’re trying to control the game and maintain a balanced approach.


  • Both of your CMs: “Stay Balanced”
  • Strikers: “Stay Forward,” “Getting Behind”
  • CAM: “Get Into The Box For Cross”
  • Full-backs: “Stay Back” and “Overlap” (This provides you with both defensive and attacking options)

Tactics: Go for a balanced build-up, keeping your width at around 40. This setup is perfect for those who prefer a more measured and methodical approach to their gameplay.

Formation: 3-5-2

For a versatile formation that allows you to apply both offensive and defensive tactics, the 3-5-2 Formation is a top choice.


  • Tactics: Choose a balanced approach with 55 width and 60 depth. While a high depth is effective in this formation, it’s essential not to go overboard with it.
  • Passing: Long ball or forward runs, depending on your playstyle. Long ball is recommended for build-up play.
  • Strikers: “Stay Forward” and “Getting Behind” for all three forwards.
  • CDMs: “Stay Back While Attacking” and “Cover Center.”

With this setup, you have the flexibility to push forward when needed and defend effectively with your three central defenders.

Formation: 4-4-2 (For Chemistry)

Sometimes, you’ll need to consider chemistry when setting up your formation. 4-4-2 formation is a solid choice for that purpose.

Instructions can vary depending on your players, but the key is to ensure all your players have good chemistry in this formation.

Tactics: Opt for slow build-up play to maintain possession and control the tempo of the game. A balanced approach is ideal here.

Formation: 4-2-3-1 (Narrow)

The 4-2-3-1 formation is a tactical choice when you need to control the game, especially if you’re in the lead or facing top-tier opponents.


  • Tactics: Choose long ball and forward runs for offensive options.
    Striker: “Stay Forward” and “Getting Behind.”
    Central Attacking Midfield (CAM): “Stay Forward” and “Get to the Box for a Cross.”
    Wide midfielders (LM and RM): “Balanced” or “Hug the Sideline.”
  • Tactics for CMs and full-backs should be adjusted according to your gameplay style and the situation.

This guide provides a detailed breakdown of the best custom tactics and formations for achieving success in FIFA 24. Remember that adapting your tactics according to your opponent and the flow of the game is essential for consistent victories. Use these tactics as a foundation and make adjustments as needed to outwit your opponents and reach the pinnacle of FIFA rankings.

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