Details on the first patch for FIFA 18

Posted October 6th, 2017 at 9:30 am

Now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC is the first patch for FIFA 18. The update is a substantial one and touches most areas of the game, with the most notable adjustments being made to the effectiveness of goalies which has been cited by many as FIFA 18’s most pressing early problem. 

Addressed the following in Gameplay

♦Tuned goalkeeper reactions in certain situations
♦Tuned down the difficulty for Amateur and Semi-Pro difficulties
♦Reduced shot accuracy and slightly increased goalkeeper reaction times in certain situations

Added and addressed in The Journey Hunter Returns

♦Icons in cinematic scenes to indicate the user-triggered action (Personality, FIFA 17 Result, Match Result, Key Decision, Player Performance, Team Performance, Partnership Rating)
♦An issue where the player could crash during a cinematic in Chapter 5 (PC only)

Added and addressed in Career Mode

♦Added option to delegate contract renewals
♦Allow users to renegotiate contract with a player whose release clause has been paid
♦An issue where users could use a loaned player as part of a transfer deal
♦An issue where Breaking News weren’t getting refreshed

Added and addressed in FIFA Ultimate Team

♦An issue with the extra time display on the Champions Channel timeline
♦An issue with locked EASFC catalogue kits on opponent teams in Squad Battles
♦An issue where crowd would have incorrect flags when home team is wearing a certain kit
♦An issue where a player could crash when watching a FUT Champions Channel match
♦An issue where players could control the goalkeeper in FUT Single Player modes
♦Changed Matches Remaining to Attempts in FUT Champions Daily Knockout
♦Changed the Possible Points text in Squad Battles to Projected Match Points
♦Updated loan player portraits in the EASFC Catalogue
♦Visual improvements to some FUT item types
♦New functionality to Champions Channel including missed shots and hidden timeline.

Addressed the following in Online Modes

♦An issue in Pro Clubs where a player could return to an invisible lobby after a match
♦Enabled the opponent indicators in online matches
♦Improvements were made to the kit clashing logic

Audio / Visual / Presentation Changes

♦The color of the In game radar icons are once again based on the color of a team’s kit
♦Adding this season’s authentic Bundesliga broadcast package
♦Addressed multiple minor audio issues
♦Improvements to the goal net animations