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FIFA 18: EA Sports just released the most underwhelming update of all time

No gameplay changes and the refs are still broken, say fans

Another week, another FIFA 18 update.

And yes, you’ve guessed it, there are no radical changes whatsoever – just a load of smaller fixes for minor annoyances.

This is despite thousands of gamers asking EA to address issues with referees (who regularly appear multi-coloured and make bizarre decisions) and weird, graphical glitches.

You can your hands on the new Fifa for free, honestly!

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FIFA 18 has had a number of patches throughout its lifespan

On the plus side, custom kit numbers will no longer change after swapping players around in your squad. In fairness, this is a fix that many FIFA players will welcome.

Elsewhere, the controversial Catfish and the Bottlemen kit has also been revised – after we spotted that it contained an image of two people fondling each other’s privates.


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The patch is already live for PC but is expected to arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the next week or so.

Here’s the full list of changes.


Made the following changes in FIFA Ultimate team:

  • Matches that ended early will, in most cases, now be available for viewing in FUT Champions Channel.
  • Matches that end early due to a loss of connection by the home team will not be viewable.

Gameplay has not been without its fair share of criticism

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Gameplay has not been without its fair share of criticism

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate Team:

  • Custom kit numbers will no longer change after swapping players around in your squad.
  • Players will now always see their team on the left in the pre-match Team Management screens when playing a FUT Champions Weekend League match.
  • In FUT Champions Channel, the introduction of the Orbit camera in a previous update had inadvertently removed the slow (0.5x) playback speed. This has been added back as a playback option.
  • The Match Preview screen for FUT Champions Weekend League matches was sometimes showing the status of your opponent as blank instead of ‘Making Changes’.
  • When an action shot on a player item fails to load, it will now properly default to the player’s 2D portrait.
  • The wrong text was being highlighted in red, on player items, when a squad did not meet the requirements for the FUT Champions Daily Knockout Tournament due to either League or Nationality requirements.

FIFA 19 is expected to be announced in the next couple of months

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FIFA 19 is expected to be announced in the next couple of months


Made the following changes in Online:

  • A Pro Clubs Friendlies match that is tied at the end of full time will now progress into extra time (silver goal) and, if needed, penalties.

Addressed the following issues in Online:

  • The on-screen pause button, when enabled through the Accessibility settings, was not working in Pro Clubs matches.

Made the following changes in Audio / Visual / Presentation:

  • Updates to the Catfish and the Bottlemen kit in FUT.