VIDEO: How To Master FIFA 18’s Custom Tactics

Can you hear that? Yep, it's the sound of your social life and sleeping pattern falling apart.

FIFA 18 has been released and you're probably already in the depths of a mega-binge, picking the teams which suit you best so you can leave your mates fighting the urge to throw the controller at the TV (we've all been there).

Of course, FIFA has evolved enormously from its initial release all the way back in 1993. The modern incarnation is realistic, nuanced and incredibly detailed. It's also hugely driven by the gamer's own tactical nous.

Which brings us to custom tactics. This feature of the game allows you to customise your strategy in terms of the speed in which your team passes the ball, the positioning of each player and whether you want to press or not.

It's all very technical. To the seasoned gamer, it's a useful tool which increases their chances of winning but, to the untrained novice, it can be a bit of a head-scratcher.

On screen, it looks remarkably simple, but it's even simpler to screw it up.

Luckily, YouTuber BorasLegend has uploaded a brilliantly detailed tutorial that runs you through custom tactics that work with every formation, so you can essentially leave them like that without the worry of having to change them before every match.

BorasLegend is a vastly-experienced FIFA vlogger and tutor, so we're in no position to question his logic behind this.

Watch the video, try the custom tactics out for yourself and let us know how you fared!

And make sure to subscribe to BorasLegend's channel, too, as it's a treasure trove of expert tips, hints and detailed tutorials that will help you become the ultimate FIFA 18 player.