FIFA 23 AcceleRATE explained: List of lengthy players

Luca Di Marzo
Haaland in FIFA 23

AcceleRATE has revolutionized the way Ultimate Team players think about pace in FIFA 23. Thanks to the lengthy style of accelerating, certain players can keep up with the fastest players in the game.

Along with gameplay innovations like Ultimate Team FUT Moments and a new chemistry system, EA Sports also delivered new mechanics to FIFA 23. One of these new features that players are getting accustomed to is the AcceleRATE system, which determines how fast a player accelerates.

Each player in FIFA 23 is given an AcceleRATE style and this new feature has allowed players to outperform their pace stats. Here’s everything you need to know about the sought-after lengthy style in FIFA 23, which has completely changed the FUT meta.

HyperMotion 2 is exclusive to next-gen versions of FIFA 23, which means AcceleRATE styles including lengthy can only be found on PlayStation 5, Xbox Seris X|S, and PC.

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FIFA 23 lengthy players explained

Thanks to HyperMotion2, EA Sports were able to introduce new running mechanics in FIFA 23. The devs created the AcceleRATE system that defines a player’s running style and acceleration pattern in FIFA 23.

Each player will fall into one of three AcceleRATE types: controlled, explosive, or lengthy. Since the release of FIFA 23, lengthy players have received the most attention and interest. Lengthy players don’t have the quickest acceleration, but they can sprint faster than any other player on the pitch when it comes to greater distance.

This has led lengthy players to feel like the fastest players available in-game despite not having the pace stats to show for it. As EA Sports put it: “these players start slower but will thrive over longer distances.”

Furthermore, the criteria for being categorized as lengthy involves height and strength, which has allowed traditionally slow players to keep up in FIFA 23. With this new mechanic, players who were never considered speedsters can match some of the game’s fastest.

List of lengthy players in FIFA 23

There are a ton of lengthy players in FIFA 23, but only a handful have the quality to make it to your Ultimate Team squad. We’ve selected five forwards, defenders, and midfielders that have the lengthy AcceleRATE type as their default option.

Here are FIFA 23’s meta players that can utilize their lengthy attributes to run faster.

Player NameClubPosition
Erling HaalandManchester CityST
Dusan VlahovicJuventusST
Harry KaneTottenham HotspurST
Romelu LukakuInter MilanST
Tammy AbrahamRomaST
CasemiroManchester UnitedCDM
Sergej Milinkovic-SavicLazioCM
Frank KessieBarcelonaCDM
Denis ZakariaChelseaCM
Virgil van DijkLiverpoolCB
Antonio RudigerReal MadridCB
Ruben DiasManchester CityCB
Kalidou KoulibalyChelseaCB
Milan ŠkriniarInter MilanCB

When it comes to defenders, lengthy makes a massive difference on the pitch. While we only included five defenders in the list above, other honorable mentions include Kyle Walker, Dayot Upamecano, Joško Gvardiol, Maxence Lacroix, Lukas Klostermann, Denzel Dumfries, Presnel Kimpembe, and Bremer.

How to make players lengthy using chem styles in FIFA 23

As previously mentioned, players can have one of three AcceleRATE types. However, by using chemistry styles in FIFA 23, it’s possible to alter these AcceleRATE types. In other words, some players have the lengthy type by default and some can achieve lengthy through the application of chemistry styles.

Making FIFA 23 players lengthy using chemistry styles is quite complicated and requires some math. Of the four requirements used to define lengthy players, chemistry styles must be used to alter three of the four, given that height cannot be altered.

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When attempting to identify if a player can adopt the lengthy style, they must first be at least 174 cm tall. Then you must use the player’s stats and chemistry styles to achieve the following requirements:

  • Agility: Greater than or equal to 65
  • Strength – Agility: Greater than or equal to 14
  • Acceleration: Greater than or equal to 55
  • Height: Greater than or equal to 174cm (5’9″)

Achieving a difference of greater than 14 between Strength and Agility is without a doubt the most troublesome requirement to meet. However, boosting strength with a chem style will usually do the trick.

Here are the Chemistry styles we recommend using in order to achieve the ideal combination of statistics. The Architect chem style seems to be the most popular choice when it comes to solving the equation.

  • Sniper (+4 Strength)
  • Backbone (+4 Strength)
  • Anchor (+4 Strength)
  • Marksman (+8 Strength)
  • Hawk (+4 Strength)
  • Architect (+15 Strength)
  • Sentinel (+4 Strength)

Best players to turn lengthy in FIFA 23

Here are some meta players that can adopt the lengthy style through the chemistry style method. Following the change, these players will feel faster in sprinting situations that cover great distances.

Player NamePositionRecommended Chem Style
Fikayo TomoriCBAnchor, Backbone, or Architect
Eder MilitaoCBAnchor, Backbone, or Architect
Jules KoundeCBAnchor, Backbone, or Architect
Theo HernandezLBArchitect
MarquinhosCBAnchor, Backbone, or Architect
Sandro TonaliCDMArchitect
Renato SanchesCMArchitect
Federico ValverdeCMArchitect
Leon GoretzkaCMAnchor, Backbone, Sentinel, or Architect 
Lucas PaquetáCAMArchitect
Cristiano RonaldoSTArchitect
Memphis DepaySTArchitect
Karim BenzemaCFArchitect
Robert Lewandowski STHawk, Marksman, Sniper, or Architect
Victor Osimhen STArchitect

For more, check out how to perform all of the skill moves in FIFA 23 and the best 5-star skill players available.

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Luca is an Associate Editor at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via X @TheLucaDiMarzo.