How much mobile data does FIFA 18 use?

data usage for fifa 18

If you play FIFA 18 on a mobile hotspot or an installed mobile broadband connection, you probably watch your data use closely to avoid unexpected fees or throttled internet speeds. While playing on an internet connection with a monthly data cap can be a challenge, it’s a challenge with a solution.

By adjusting your game settings and being smart about downloads, patches, and updates, you can enjoy uninterrupted gaming all month long. Before you make any changes, however, you need to know how much data you’re already using to play, download, and update FIFA 18.

An hour of FIFA 18 gameplay uses 20-30 MB of data

On EA Sports forums, most gamers say that they use between 20 and 30 MB of data per hour playing FIFA on Playstation 4. These numbers vary slightly based on each user’s game settings and the game mode they’re playing in. While there isn’t a huge amount of variation in FIFA gameplay, more complex modes use more data.

To find out exactly how much your gameplay costs you, monitor your data use with your carrier (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile) during gameplay or, if your playing FIFA 18 on Microsoft Windows, use a free traffic monitoring application like Netlimiter to track your bandwidth usage.

If you need to cut back on your data use, you might want to adjust your game settings to simplify gameplay. In general, the settings make the game run faster also use less data. We’d suggest:

  • Setting the resolution to low
  • Setting the render quality to low
  • Switching anti-aliasing off
  • Setting DirectX to 11

The FIFA 18 download uses 14-44 GB of data

You have to spend more than 30 hours playing FIFA 18 to use just 1 GB of mobile data. While it’s pretty hard to use a lot of data playing FIFA, it isn’t hard to use a lot of data downloading the game onto your computer or console. These are, currently, the download sizes of FIFA 18 on all platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows: 40 GB
  • Nintendo Switch: 14 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 41 GB
  • Xbox One: 44 GB

Also, as EA Sports adds more patches and updates to the game, the FIFA 18 download size is always growing. If you’re using a laptop to play FIFA 18, we suggest connecting to public WiFi (in, for example, a library) before you download the game to save data.

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FIFA 18 patches and updates use up to 6 GB of data each

FIFA 18 patches and updates vary in size, depending on their contents and the platform. The download size of the FIFA World Cup update, for example, was between 1.3 GB (Nintendo Switch) and 5.44 GB (Xbox One). If you’re playing on a laptop, we’d suggest turning off auto-updates and connecting to public WiFi before downloading patches and updates.

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