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Fifa 18 Gets Its First Patch, Improves Goalkeepers and Goal-Net Animations

EA has decided to release an update for their Fifa 18. A couple of days after launch, EA Sports has listened to the community by watching all the goalie issues players had. All of that should be gone now, but not for the Xbox and PS users. The patch is live only on the PC version of the game, making them feel like beta testers.

With a size of 1.27 GB, the first ever patch in Fifa 18 should improve Goalkeepers reactions, thus avoid an uncommon user experience. Listening to its community, this is a great way of improving things in a matter of days.  It’s commendable to have an improved animations in just 4 days after launch.

Being a truthful Fifa 18 Fan, I definitely support whatever EA has done. To be honest, I do not remember any Fifa game in the past that had perfect goalkeepers. This might be the one, hopefully. Below you can find the detailed Patch Notes:

Added the following in FIFA Ultimate team:

  • New functionality to Champions Channel including missed shots and hidden timeline.

Addressed the following 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 the crowd would have incorrect flags when the 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 Remaining in FUT Champions Daily Knockout Tournament.
  • 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.

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 in-game situations.

Added the following in The Journey Hunter Returns:

  • Icons in cinematic scenes to indicate the user-triggered action.
  • Triggered actions are: Personality, FIFA 17 Result, Match Result, Key Decision, Player Performance, Team Performance, Partnership Rating

Addressed the following in The Journey Hunter Returns:

  • An issue where the player could crash during a cinematic in Chapter 5.

Added the following in Career Mode:

  • Added option to delegate contract renewals.
  • Allow users to renegotiate contract with a player whose release clause has been paid.

Addressed the following in Career Mode:

  • An issue where users could use a loaned player as part of a transfer deal.
  • An issue where Breaking News weren’t getting refreshed.

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:

  • Adding this season’s authentic Bundesliga broadcast package.
  • Addressed multiple minor audio issues.
  • Improvements to the goal net animations.

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