EA have revealed the first batch of ratings for the real world fighters to be featured in UFC 4. The game is coming out on 14th August for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, sporting a new five star rating system for ranking all of the fighters in the game.
The new rating system builds on the fighter grade system from UFC 3’s online ranked championships, which grouped fighters into letter-based grades from a number-based OVR. The thing is that this was a little bit too specific, so EA have made it a little more vague to allow them to better group similarly good fighters together.
In addition to an overall star rating, each fighter also has a star rating for their stand up, ground game, health, and moves. In theory this should allow you to find better match ups, or let you focus on a specific area that suits your playstyle.
There’s some new attributes that are being counted toward these – Punch / Kick Speed, Punch / Kick Power, Clinch Striking, Ground Striking, Cardio and Recovery. The attribute system will now be live to track how fighters improve or decline in the real world. Fighter updates will come alongside major UFC events with new attribute and move updates for fighters.
EA have revealed the first 10 fighters, starting at rank 50 and working their way up to the best fighters in the world.
|Rank||Fighter||Weight Class||Overall||Striking OVR||Grapple OVR||Health OVR|
|50||Darren Till||Male Middleweight||4 STAR||4.5 STAR||3. STAR||4 STAR|
|49||Paulo Costa||Male Middleweight||4 STAR||4.5 STAR||3 STAR||4.5 STAR|
|48||Anthony Johnson||Male Light Heavyweight||4 STAR||5 STAR||3.5 STAR||4 STAR|
|47||Dominick Reyes||Male Light Heavyweight||4 STAR||4.5 STAR||3.5 STAR||4.5 STAR|
|46||Cody Garbrandt||Male Bantamweight||4 STAR||4.5 STAR||4 STAR||4 STAR|
|45||Tatiana Suarez||Female Strawweight||4 STAR||3.5 STAR||4.5 STAR||4.5 STAR|
|44||Dustin Poirier||Male Lightweight||4 STAR||4.5 STAR||4 STAR||4.5 STAR|
|43||Ronda Rousey||Female Bantamweight||4 STAR||3.5 STAR||4.5 STAR||4.5 STAR|
|42||Rafael Dos Anjos||Male Welterweight||4.5 STAR||4 STAR||4.5 STAR||4.5 STAR|
|41||Leon Edwards||Male Welterweight||4.5 STAR||4.5 STAR||4 STAR||4.5 STAR|
UFC 4 was announced during the UFC 251 event, with EA giving us a look at their upcoming fighting game. Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury were also confirmed as pre-order DLC characters.
We spoke to them about how they’re trying to make the game more responsive than ever, and how there’s a real focus on letting you take your custom fighters into any game mode – find the full interview here. We also checked in on why they were ditching Ultimate Team for the game, and if and how they will be adding support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
For now, UFC 4 will only be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 14th August.