EA Removes Goal Celebrations from FIFA 21


EA took into consideration the way people were using the “shush” celebration, as they would purposely use it to waste time and annoy the opposite team while running around the field using it. As for the “Ok” celebration, Electronic Arts followed the same path as Activision, which recently removed the “Ok” gesture from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone. The motive is that the “Ok” symbol is somehow connected to white supremacy movements.



Sam Rivera, the lead gameplay producer said: “We were told by the community that there’s toxic behaviors in the game and we wanted to make sure we removed them. So we removed some of the celebrations that people thought were not the best idea to have in the game; the flow is shorter, which is to try to keep you playing most of the time instead of just waiting. All together, the intention there is just to keep you playing instead of doing other things that may not be necessary in the game.”



Some other changes by the team were aimed at reducing the amount of time players can spend in kickoffs, throw-ins, goal kicks, and other specific events. Some animations will automatically be skipped once the ball goes out of the field. It seems that EA is planning more changes to combat toxicity in online matches of FIFA 21, so expect quicker online matches and a better flow to online gameplay.



The EA representative said that the “Ok” gesture is going to be removed because of its potentially racist connotations, as the hand gesture could represent the letters “W” and “P” meaning “White Power”.



FIFA 21 release date is set for October 9 and will have three days early access to anyone who preorders the FIFA 21 Ultimate or Champions edition. Origin Access Premier can play the trial version of the game on October 1. You can also buy cheap FUT 21 coins, and everything FIFA related at U7BUY, the best website for pay to win players. Be one of the best in the game with ease on U7BUY.


(Contributed by Raphael H.; Edited by Hermes_Fang)