It's the most exciting time of the year for any football fan: FIFA 19 launch week. It's been less than a week since EA Sports dropped the latest edition of the world's most popular sports game and you've probably waved goodbye to your social life ever since you got your hands on a copy.

Since the current generation of consoles dropped at the end of 2013, we've seen EA Sports keep up a pretty relentless pace when it comes to innovating upon the game we all know and love. FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) has developed from a part-time game mode into one of the most powerful forces in eSports, gameplay and physics have (mostly) evolved to unchartered heights, and in 'The Journey', EA Sports has reimagined what a sports game can be by introducing narrative and character development to a franchise previously built on pure simulation.

FIFA 19 sees more seismic changes. 'Kick Off' mode – untouched for the best part of 20 years – has finally been given a bit of impetus, FUT has been transformed yet again by a new form of competition, while overall gameplay and physics have been reinvented once more.

It's tough to keep track of everything that's happen – and even more difficult to know how best to experience and maximise each new feature. We're here to run you through the 5 things you need to do to make the most of FIFA 19.

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