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FIFA 18: EA Sports just fixed a load of annoying things about the game

The team are hard at work battling through a long list of complaints

FIFA 18 gamers have been treated to yet another patch, as EA Sports battles to improve the game.

The latest fix addresses a number of issues experienced by FIFA 18 users – from menu tweaks to Ultimate Team and audio / visual presentation fixes.


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Among the list of changes, many of which are minor, are updates to the 2D portraits of 970 players.

EA has also added 2D portraits for 342 players that previously had a silhouette.

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In Ultimate Team, specifically FUT Champions Weekend League Match Preview screen, you will no longer see the status of your opponent update between “Making Changes” and “Ready”, it will always display as “Making Changes”.

Also, electing the difficulty of a match in FUT Squad Battles will no longer cause the player’s default match difficulty setting outside of FUT Squad Battles to be changed.

Take a look below to see the full list of changes – which have arrived on PC now, and will becoming to console imminently. For more detail and analysis, check out Futhead

Made the following changes to settings:

  • The addition of an Accessibility Settings screen.
  • This is available in the Main Menu on the Customize tab by selecting the Settings tile.
  • This adds the following new settings:
  • The ability for players to remove the need to use the right stick within the game menus, allowing for navigation with the left stick only when using a controller.
  • The ability for players to remove the need to use the left and right trigger / left and right bumper buttons within the game menus, allowing for players to scroll up to the top of the menu and cycle through them with the left stick when using a controller.
  • This change will impact the Game Settings and Controller Settings screens only.
  • The ability to add an on-screen, and clickable, ESC button during gameplay to allow for opening the Pause Menu using the mouse only.
  • The ability to increase the size of the clickable buttons within the game menus when using a mouse.

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FIFA 18 has come under fire for a number of issues – many of which EA is working hard to fix

Addressed the following issues in all screens:

  • Pressing the D-pad, when using a controller, would occasionally not register.

Made the following changes in FIFA Ultimate team:

  • In FUT Champions Weekend League, on the Match Preview screen, you will no longer see the status of your opponent update between “Making Changes” and “Ready”, it will always display as “Making Changes”.
  • There is a known issue with this change that sometimes results in the status for your opponent showing as blank, it will be addressed in a future update.
  • Selecting the difficulty of a match in FUT Squad Battles will no longer cause the player’s default match difficulty setting outside of FUT Squad Battles to be changed.
  • In the preview panel for a FUT Champions Channel replay, the match records displayed for the participating players will now reflect their record when that match took place instead of their current record.

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Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate team:

  • German and Polish text overlapping the button icons on the controls panel in FUT Champions Channel.
  • Player Contracts and Manager Contracts were incorrectly capitalized in the search filter options of the FUT Transfer Market.

Made the following changes in Audio / Visual / Presentation:

  • Updates to the 2D portraits for 970 players.
  • Added 2d portraits for 342 players that previously had a silhouette.

Addressed the following issues in Audio / Visual / Presentation:

  • Post goal commentary saying that a defender deflected the ball on goal, when it was actually the keeper that touched the ball before it went into the net, when using Arabic, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Mexican Spanish, Polish, Russian or Japanese commentary.