This type of player is the striker that your team needs to score the chances your midfield creates. Scoring, passing and winger skill contribute to your teams attack ratings. Each forward contributes to all three attacks (left, center and right).
Forward's individual order determines what side profits the most. The possible individual orders for forwards are:
|Forward normal (FW)||— uses scoring and passing for all three attacks and winger only for the side attacks.
100% of his Scoring skill for Central Attack 22.4% of his Scoring skill for Side Attack 36.9% of his Passing skill for Central Attack 12.2% of his Passing skill for Side Attack 19% of his Winger skill for Side Attack
|Forward towards wing (FTW)||— uses more winger, use more scoring and passing to the side, and less to the centre.
60.7% of his Scoring skill for Central Attack 45.1% of his Scoring skill for Side Attack 26.1% of his Passing skill for Central Attack 18% of his Passing skill for Side Attack 52.2% of his Winger skill for Side Attack 18.2% of his Scoring skill for the far Side Attack
|Defensive forward (DF)||— uses less scoring, uses more passing and some playmaking and stamina.
58.3% of his Scoring skill for Central Attack 10.9% of his Scoring skill for Side Attack 40.6% of his Playmaking skill for Midfield 54.3% of his Passing skill for Central Attack 21.5%of his Passing skill for Side Attack* 12.4% of his Winger skill for Side Attack
There are some agglomeration penalties, in case you play 2 or 3 forwards on the same central position. Those penalties occur to all the skills of the players from that specific central compartment of your team and they are:
- 2 Forwads: -5.5%
- 3 Forwards: -13.5%
A Forward with no specialty or with powerful specialty is a decent player, but with something less. Here is a ranking of specialities on forwards:
- Quick FW — even if losing scoring in the rain, the quick event is the most frequent for FW, making it the best choice. A "must" for every team.
- Head FW — no negative effects and more chances of scoring on a set pieces and winger event.
- Unpredictable FW — no negative event is converted and player with high passing can create chance; can use scoring skill to intercept the ball and unpredictability itself may also create unlikely scoring opportunities.
- Technical FW — can create chances if an opposing defender or inner midfielder is a head specialist.
A common suggestion is to have in the team (when playing with a 2 forwards formation) one quick forward and one among unpredictable and head specialty. The choice is based on the number of header players already present in team.