FIFA 23 Chemistry System Explained, What’s Changing

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FIFA 23 Chemistry System Explained, What’s Changing

The new FIFA 23 Chemistry System is making huge waves in the coming year. Here’s what you need to know about the new system at what it means for FIFA 23 and beyond. 

Chemistry has been a major part of FIFA Ultimate Team since the beginning. Being one of the major foundations of any team, a high chemistry rating is critical to the performance, and ultimately the success of your Ultimate Team squad. Chemistry has been mostly unchanged since the earliest iterations of Ultimate Team, but FIFA 23 brings a massive change and complete overhaul to the system.

FIFA 23 Chemistry Changes

Possibly the biggest change to note is the removal of team chemistry. In previous FIFA’s, teams could reach a maximum of 100 chemistry. Now, this is no longer the case, and players will have to focus on building individual player chemistry instead of the complete team.

  • Players can earn up to 3 Chemistry Points by having players of the same Nationality/Region, League, and Club in your Starting XI.
  • Positional links have been completely removed, and your Players can now link regardless of their position on the pitch.
  • Players have preferred and alternate positions.
  • Overall Squad Chemistry has been removed, so you only need to focus on building individual Chemistry for each player.
  • We’ve removed the negative impact to Attributes caused by low Chemistry, so players will always play with at least their Item’s Attributes.
  • The Loyalty system has been removed.

Earning Chemistry

Players can earn chemistry in FIFA 23 by adding players of the same club, nationality, and league to their squad. These players no longer have to link directly to each other in a positional sense, and instead can be anywhere in the starting XI. The levels of chemistry (1 to 3) are reached by adding more players to these criteria.

FIFA 23 Chemistry explained

To earn one chemistry, your team must have either two players of the same club or nationality or three from the same league. For two chemistry, this increases to 4 from Club, and 5 from nationality or league. Finally, to earn 3 and full chemistry, your team must feature 7 players from the same club or 8 from the same nationality or league.

However, these chemistry points will be added up. So if you have a player that has two fellow players from the same club and nationality and three from the same league, you will earn one point for each. This will be added up to the maximum of three chemistry points.

The system will obviously make one of the most important aspects of FIFA 23 a lot easier to understand. And, crucially, it will open up more possibilities for players outside the “big 5” to get some game time. And maybe, it will reduce the cost of some of those Premier League players finally.

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Charlie "MiniTates" Cater has been an esports writer since May 2020, specialising in Call of Duty. He is also a University Student studying esports.