Another patch on the way for FIFA 18

Posted October 25th, 2017 at 7:15 am

Out now on PC and coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the days/weeks ahead is a new patch for FIFA 18. An earlier update to the game addressed a number of areas, the most notable of which was improving the effectiveness of goalies. It’s unclear what kind of support FIFA on Nintendo Switch will be receiving as EA Sports has yet to detail any patches for that version of the game or what their plans are for it post-release.

This latest update again hits on several areas of FIFA 18 but primarily focuses on gameplay fixes and Ultimate Team where Guest Mode has returned to Seasons and Draft.

Addressed in Gameplay
♦Made ground passes and ground through passes less effective when blindly passing the ball between 90 and 270 degrees, where 0 degrees is the direction the player is facing. The most significant impact will be seen when the pass angle is between 140 and 220 degrees. The impact scales when the pass angle is between 90 (least impact) and 139 degrees and between 221 and 270 (least impact) degrees. The passes impacted by this change will see reduced ball speed and reduced accuracy.
♦The goalkeeper sometimes parrying the ball into his own goal.
♦The goalkeeper diving too early on downward header and volley shots.
♦Players sometimes becoming invisible during a match.
♦Dragbacks not working when rapidly tapping the modifier button.
♦Players being unable to string together multiple stepovers.
♦Goalkeeper in some situations unable to throw the ball after save close to goal line.
♦Player automatically passing ball from set piece after game paused in Online match.
♦Custom controls where movement with directional buttons didn’t work locked to player.
♦Disabled user controlled reactions when locked to player when goalkeeper holding the ball.

Addressed in FIFA Ultimate Team
♦Added the Objectives tile to the Pause Menu in all FUT Online modes.
♦Added Guest Mode in FUT Online Seasons and FUT Online Draft.
♦Disabled the FIFA Trainer within FUT Champions.
♦Issue in Squad Building Challenges tagging group of challenges made it unselectable.
♦ICONs displaying their current age on in-game overlays.
♦Wrong badge showing for your opponent on the Online Season’s Match Preview screens.
♦Objective Completed notification not displaying correctly for some objectives.
♦Alignment of the text on Manager League items.
♦An issue with the effects shown during the pack opening animation.
♦The icon of your rank in Squad Battles displaying incorrectly when claiming rewards.

Addressed in Online Modes
♦Players crashing when matching up in Pro Clubs Friendly Matches in certain situations.
♦Players would not receive invites in Pro Clubs Friendly Matches in certain situations.

Addressed in Career Mode
♦Players crashing during the first game of the season in certain situations.

Audio / Visual / Presentation
♦Updated the Chile National Team kits and crest to be authentic.
♦The volume of the audio in the Cristiano Ronaldo celebration.
♦Some issues with crowd flags displaying the wrong images.
♦Some visual issues with the Bundesliga broadcast package.
♦Situations where the ball would appear to go through the goal netting.
♦An issue where a player on the ground would incorrectly animate as flipping or spinning.
♦Celebrations clipping through ad boards.