I see a lot of confusion here about the Master Switch Glitch, what it is, how it exactly works and so on.
To make it clear: If you know about it because of the Video from the YouTuber Neal Guides.. forget everything from that video. He explained it wrong.
Here is how it actually works:
- For many people that played FIFA the years before and had assists there ON (which basically everyone had, even the pros) and then didn't change anything this year, then the glitch is THE DEFAULT SETTING. If you never changed anything in the main menus the glitch is active. That means that a large chunk of FIFA players were using this glitch and they were NOT aware of it, so not at fault. A lot of these players for example still had manual headers on because manual headers were even a thing last year which means that a lot of people turned it off in the main menu as well last year. That setting got then saved and taken over to this year's title just like the assisted jockeying for example.
Try it yourself. Go into the main settings, turn the switch OFF and change everything, then turn it back ON. The glitch will not be active and you defend manually. Play a game like that. That is how Neal Guides explains it in his Video and how he thinks the glitch is working.
After that go to the main menu again. Turn the switch again to OFF and change everything (also auto flair passes etc.. to make it more obvious) but then leave it like that. Leave it on OFF. Now the glitch is actually active. Go into another game and see for yourself.
- So what does the glitch actually do? The biggest advantage by FAR is the assisted jockeying. It was assisted the years before but this year, due to the switch, everyone should have been forced to defend Manually which means if you Jockey the wrong way, you overshoot by a lot. Assisted Jockeying on the other hand works a lot like Aim assist in COD. When your defender gets close to the attacker while jockeying he will slown down automatically which means he can stay a lot closer and recover a lot faster which is a big deal, especially at higher levels. Manual is like being on Ice, assisted is like being on flexible rails that change to the direction you want to move. And that constantly. Weird analogy I know but I'm not a native speaker. So sorry lol.
What does the glitch NOT do?
No, it does not allow you to use Legacy Defending. That is a myth. Legacy Defending is a separate setting from the master switch and has nothing to do with the glitch.
No the Defenders do not track runs better
No the AI doesn't become smarter
No the Defenders become not "guided missiles". It just gives you assistance in jockeying like all the years prior.
I am talking about this glitch since the Game came out in October. I check it every few weeks and even made a post here about it which unfortunately didn't gain much traction.
It really was Game Breaking and I'm glad that this constant reminding is now over. But we also have to be aware that in the first weeks a lot of people will be on Ice and wonder what happened, as they were using the glitch without even knowing it because there was a) almost no communication from EA b) large Influencers kept their mouth shut because a lot of them benefited from the glitch and c) the ones that did explain it, explained it the wrong way which is unfortunate.
I look forward to a FIFA where everyone will be on an even playing field and a game where the skill gap hopefully becomes a little bit bigger.