LONG AND ARCHITECTURAL ACCELERATION, why it's Meta on FIFA 23

LONG AND ARCHITECTURAL ACCELERATION, why it's Meta on FIFA 23

Wondering why FIFA 23 META FUT players absolutely seek cards with the Long AccelerATION style and use the Architect style? The explanation is relatively simple, this type of acceleration is clearly the best due to a combination of factors, making cards generally uninteresting, Meta. We therefore explain in detail what makes this type of acceleration the best, but also why the Architect style is important.


Note that this feature only concerns players on the Next-gen version of FIFA 23 (PS5, Xbox Series and PC). Although some seem to feel the changes on PS4, EA announced in their Pitch Note that AccelerATION is a Next-gen exclusive feature.


Long Acceleration, why is it Meta on FIFA 23?

The Long (Lengthy) Acceleration type was quickly identified as Meta by top FIFA 23 players, mainly following Haaland's success in the game. Indeed, some big cards like the Norwegian player but also Van Dijk , Haaland, Rudiger or even Varane naturally have this style of AccelerATION. So it was quite easy to notice its effectiveness.

In fact, what happens with Lengthy on a card?

  • On long runs (deep calls, back on defense), a player with the Long acceleration type will be faster than a player without, even if his card is on the paper, slower (less speed)
  • Besides the long runs, the acceleration movements are changed, often causing large strides on the first steps, an advantage especially in defense (think Vieira or Varane)

Thus, Lengthy is Meta in defense as in attack since your players will benefit from a better top speed. Worse, a physical player like Haaland, Ronaldo or even Benzema, can outrun a defender and then play with his physicality to avoid a tackle once the ball is at his feet. It is for this reason that these cards are much more expensive than last year at the same period (CR7 being a special case because its card is worse than last year, but its price has nevertheless tripled in one week ) and that Haaland is just as desired.



But as mentioned earlier, Longue does not only favor strong players in attack, since in defense too, this style of sprinting is interesting. Indeed, a larger but slower DC can catch attackers on long runs.

How do I get Lengthy on a FUT card?

This type of acceleration is obtained via precise criteria including in particular stats. Thus, the style applied to a card can cause it to change its type of ACCELERATION but the player cannot lose it during the match.

The criteria to be combined to obtain Lengthy

  • Force >= 65
  • (Strength – Agility) >= 14
  • Acceleration >= 55
  • Height >= 174cm

These criteria work on all types of position of the player, so both in defense and attack. As mentioned above, once obtained with a style, this type of acceleration will not change in a match. On the other hand, a player with Lengthy could lose it if you increase their agility, reducing the gap needed by 14.

Thus, in the vast majority of situations, it is the difference between strength and agility that will make the difference. That is why, the Architect style is so important for quite a few players since the latter increases strength by 15.

But it's important to note that quite a few other styles provide a strength bonus, including Pillar, Eagle Eye, or Cannoneer.

Should we only have players with Lengthy on FIFA 23?

For once, we'll be clear, Lengthy is very strong in a lot of situations (not just long races) but as always on FUT, you have to know how to combine the strengths and weaknesses of your players.



Thus, our advice is to play Lengthy on the following positions:

  • One out of two BUs, with a pivot (Haaland, CR7, Benzema) and a more agile one
  • At least one MC/MDC (Kessié, Vieira, Touré)
  • At least one out of two DCs, preferably both
  • Players on the wings can be Lengthy for deep calls or defending them, although overall a weak card is not necessarily an asset

In addition, while Long is clearly the best style currently, it is quite possible to win with players with the explosive acceleration style.

The best cards with Lengthy

If a lot of players can have Lengthy, not all of them are necessarily to be recommended. Already, it is more interesting to look at the cards rather Meta currently and see if it is possible to obtain Lengthy. Even better, a card that is already Lengthy and which retains this type of acceleration by adding an interesting style for its position will be a plus.

This is why, defensively, the best current DCs are all fairly physical players, naturally having Lengthy. We could nevertheless add Marquinhos, Militao and Koune to this list who obtain Longue via a strength boost.

On the offensive level, the lack of agility could be a problem depending on your style of play. Therefore, if a Kane has Long, his lack of agility is still a limit as much as it is not possible to place the Motor style without losing the gap between agility and strength.

So we prefer:

  • cards already enough Meta or playable, to which we add strength
  • attackers with as many stars as possible, especially in dribbling, to compensate for the lack of agility
  • cards where the Architect style is not necessarily necessary to have Lengthy

The last point is important since, for example, Haaland will be able to take advantage of a style that compensates for his weaknesses, rather than Architect who is only interesting for his strength. Also, defensively, having to apply Architect will limit the card's potential, so avoid it.



So much for our explanations on the type of AccelerATION Long (Lengthy) and why it is Meta on the FUT mode of FIFA 23. You can also find the cheap solutions to all the DCEs of the game as well as all the news of the Esport competitions majors on our FIFA portal of w88s.vip.

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