FIFA 23 lets you turn off comments that indicate how badly you’re playing

FIFA 23 was released in the wild after the EA Play trial went live a day early, and so new features are rolling in.

A nice but unexpected new feature is the ability to turn off critical comments. Here is the option in the main game settings:

Checking this box means that commentators will not point out how badly you are doing during gameplay, but will say all the other normal things they say during a match.

I’m the kind of FIFA player who plays without sound at all, so normally I never hear the feedback. But on occasion, when I turned on the sound, I found myself telling Derek Rae and Stewart Robson to make one when discussing my poor performance.

I think the feature is more for kids (FIFA 23 is a game for everyone!). As a parent of two young kids who play FIFA, I’d probably tick this box for their benefit (and mine, but don’t tell anyone).

Unfortunately, I’m not sure this works particularly well. I played a FIFA Ultimate Team Division Rivals game this morning with critical commentary turned off, and Robson still ripped my finish and had some choice words for poor Mason Mount. Check out the commentary in the gameplay clip below:

FIFA 23 will launch on September 30, but there are myriad ways to play early. Check out our FIFA 23 launch guide for more.