FIFA 22 FUT Best Formations, Custom Tactics and Player Instructions

Just like its previous iterations, FIFA 22 allows you to customize your FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Formation as per your desires. In this guide, we will get you up to speed with some of the best FIFA 22 FUT Formations and how you should set them up.

FIFA 22 FUT Best Formations Meta and Custom Tactics

The Meta Formation of your team in FIFA 22 should depend on the playstyle you prefer. Our guide takes into account the taste of different types of players and breaks down the four best FUT Meta formations.

We will also be talking about the Best Meta Custom Tactics for these formations in FIFA 22 so without further ado, let’s get started!

4-3-1-2 Formation

The 4-3-1-2 Meta Formation allows you to play the possession game and focus on the midfield by having your fullbacks provide support in both offensive and defensive plays.

This formation mostly depends on how agile your fullbacks are and their ability to quickly move around the field. You can force the opposition to make mistakes by pressing them from the front with this formation.

4-3-1-2 Custom Tactics

These are the best Meta Custom Tactics for the 4-3-1-2 Formation:

Since this is a possession-focused formation, we recommend that you instruct your fullbacks to Stay Back while Attacking and Slowly Build Up your attack.

Defense

  • Style: Balanced
  • Width: 50
  • Depth: 50

Offense

  • Build Up Play: Slow Build Up
  • Chance Creation: Possession
  • Width: 55
  • Players in Box: 4
  • Corners: 2
  • Free Kicks: 2

4-3-1-2 Player Instructions

  • GK: Balanced
  • LB: Normal Interceptions or Stick to Positions
  • Left and Right CB: Normal Interceptions or Stay Back While Attacking
  • RB: Balanced Attacks, Overlapping Runs, and Normal Interceptions
  • Left CM: Get Forward, Balanced Crossing Runs and Normal Interceptions
  • Centre CM: Stay Back While Attacking, Normal Interceptions and Cover Center Defense
  • Right CM: Balanced Attacks and Cross Runs followed by Normal Interceptions.
  • CAM: Basic Defense Support, Get into the Box for Cross and Normal Interceptions
  • Left and Right ST: Stay Central, Get in from Behind, and Normal Interceptions

4-1-2-1-2 Narrow Formation

This meta formation for FIFA 22 gives you decent attacking opportunities while maintaining a solid defense line. Our main goal here is to have the two Strikers team up with the CAM and confuse the opposition’s defense.

The only downside here is that this being a narrow formation, your forwards won’t be able to get that many opportunities and areas to maneuver.

4-1-2-1-2 Custom Tactics

These are the best meta custom tactics for the 4-1-2-1-2 Narrow Formation:

Defense

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 50
  • Depth: 60

Offense

  • Build Up Play: Balanced
  • Chance Creation: Forward Runs
  • Width: 50
  • Players in Box: 5
  • Corners: 2
  • Free Kicks: 2

4-1-2-1-2 Player Instructions

  • GK: Balanced
  • LB: Balanced Attack, Normal Interceptions or Stick to Positions
  • Left and Right CB: Normal Interceptions or Stay Back While Attacking
  • RB: Mixed Attacks, Normal Interceptions
  • Left and Right CM: Balanced Attack, Cover Wing, and Normal Interceptions
  • CAM: Stay Forward, Balanced Crossing Runs, Stick to Position and Normal Interceptions
  • Left and Right ST: Balanced Width, Target Man, Stay Forward, and Normal Interceptions

4-2-3-1 Formation

This Formation has been quite useful in every single FIFA edition. This meta formation is used to create a solid backline defense that shields the center backs as well. The only way this formation can lack is if your fullbacks are not that active.

The most ideal time to use this formation is when you have the lead and all the positions are settled in nicely. Ask your midfielders to keep the pressure forward as that will help you break out more easily.

4-2-3-1 Custom Tactics

These are the best meta custom tactics for the 4-2-3-1 Formation in FIFA 22 FUT:

Defense

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 50
  • Depth: 50

Offense

  • Build Up Play: Slow Build Up
  • Chance Creation: Forward Runs or Balanced
  • Width: 60
  • Players in Box: 5
  • Corners: 2
  • Free Kicks: 2

4-2-3-1 Player Instructions

  • GK: Balanced
  • LB: Stay Back in Attacks, Normal Interceptions, and Stick to Positions
  • Left and Right CB: Normal Interceptions or Stay Back While Attacking
  • RB: Balanced Attacks, Mixed Attack Runs, and Normal Interceptions
  • Left and Right CM: Get Forward, Balanced Crossing Runs and Normal Interceptions
  • Centre CAM: Basic Defense Support, Balanced Cross Runs, Normal Interceptions
  • Right CAM: Basic Defense Support, Get into the Box for Cross and Normal Interceptions
  • ST: Balanced Width, Mixed Attack, and Normal Interceptions

4-4-2 Holding Formation

4-4-2 is another heavily defense-focused meta formation that relies on two CDMs in the center and wide midfielders to create overlaps. This is an overall complete formation with little to no weaknesses.

The only downside we could see is that the forwards are often isolated and ineffective in certain situations.

4-4-2 Custom Tactics

These are the best meta custom tactics for the 4-4-2 Formation:

Defense

  • Defensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 50
  • Depth: 50

Offense

  • Build Up Play: Long Ball
  • Chance Creation: Balanced
  • Width: 55
  • Players in Box: 5
  • Corners: 2
  • Free Kicks: 2

4-4-2 Player Instructions

  • GK: Balanced
  • LB: Stay Back in Attacks, Normal Interceptions, and Stick to Positions
  • Left and Right CB: Normal Interceptions or Stay Back While Attacking
  • RB: Stay Back While Attacking, and Normal Interceptions
  • Left and Right CDM: Balanced Defense, Balanced Attack and Normal Interceptions
  • RM: Basic Defense Support, Balanced Cross Runs, Normal Interceptions
  • Left and Right ST: Balanced Width, Mixed Attack, Basic Defense Support, and Normal Interceptions