FIFA 21 will not feature these two player celebrations in a bid to reduce “toxic behaviors”
While EA didn’t specify why the two celebrations concerned – the A-OK celebration and the “Shush” celebration – were being removed for the latest installment of the football franchise, it did confirm that other celebrations could also be at risk of removal if they too encouraged toxicity.
“We were told by the community that there are toxic behaviors in the game and we wanted to make sure we removed them,” said EA. “So we removed some of the celebrations that people thought were not the best idea to have in the game. The flow is shorter, which is to try to keep you playing most of the time instead of just waiting. All together the intention there is just to keep you playing instead of doing other things that may not be necessary in the game.”