The National Women’s Soccer League getting added to EA Sports’ FIFA video game series felt too good to be true. The long overdue addition of the American league to the game took place on March 15.
It’s been a week since the update and players aren’t thrilled about how poorly they look in the game. Several players have taken to Twitter to show off just how bad the animations turned out.
The issues range from some player appearing much whiter in the game than in real life to being bald. Yikes EA.
Players react to their NWSL FIFA players
EA Sports owes Leroux an apology for her character because good lord they weren’t even close. The Angel City forward even pointed out how in FIFA 16 she looked just fine in the game on the USWNT.
How did the animation get so much worse SEVEN YEARS later?
You are going to scare my children. pic.twitter.com/LkxwQg37EF— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) March 22, 2023
They had the headband, the braid, the neck tattoo, the overly plucked brows and someone even made me CHESTYYYY!!!! Deflate my boobs a bit and put a different jersey on. I’ll keep the brows at this point. pic.twitter.com/GWnBBCNApd— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) March 22, 2023
Leroux poked fun at the debacle by changing her Twitter profile picture to her character.
Somebody please lmk when they find me, Madison Hammond #99 from Angel City! Because this … is simply not it! pic.twitter.com/PP6UzFRGjb— Madison Hammond (@gohaamm) March 22, 2023
This might be one of the worst ones EA.
— Jessica Fishlock MBE (@JessFishlock) March 22, 2023
This one looks like they just recycled Erling Haaland’s face a couple times and called it a day.
I’m grateful EA Sports is finally including the NWSL but this does not represent me. @EASPORTSFIFA pic.twitter.com/SgrFkoCYy1— Caprice Dydasco (@CapriceDydasco) March 22, 2023
Bruhhh how I go from shaved had for Canada and a full bun in San Diego, this Bosley hair grown ain't no joke https://t.co/8p7G5ZgTzG pic.twitter.com/ZZOqKCyIRB— Kailen Sheridan (@Kailen_Sheridan) March 23, 2023
Found my long lost twin! Fraternal obviously. pic.twitter.com/TZbLDJsgy8— Janine Beckie (@janinebeckie) March 23, 2023
When @EASPORTSFIFA didn’t put me in the top 10 for speed I was mad but I was like eh we will show them. But when they gave me a 48 rating in speed I realized they have never and will never actually watch a nwsl game— Sarah Gorden (@sarahlgorden) March 22, 2023
At least you got the headband. I went from Planet of the Apes (2019) to Set It Off (2023) @sydneyleroux https://t.co/iWFb9qUwpo pic.twitter.com/5yTOgXom0n— Jessica McDonald (@J_Mac1422) March 23, 2023
Unless you’re one of the big stars in soccer regardless of gender, there’s a solid chance that FIFA will butcher your face. It’s just a shame the renderings for the NWSL came out THIS bad.