FIFA 18’s Latest Update Makes Changes To The Goalkeeper And Ultimate Team

You should expect a slightly more ‘rage-free’ experience.

EA Games’ most recently released football title, FIFA 18 has just received a new update. The update addresses a number of issues in the title, most notably being the alterations to the goalkeeper behavior and referees, who sometimes granted unjustified penalty kicks after aerial duels. Other changes to the goalkeeper include decreasing the time it takes a goalkeeper to recover from a save and get back up to retrieve a loose ball after a rebound. An issue whereby the keeper would not respond to backpasses has also been fixed.

Ultimate Team has also been slightly altered, there is now a limit on how long you can have the PlayStation Dynamic Menu or Xbox Home Menu open while playing FUT Champions, a timer will now appear that will kick you out of the game if you don’t resume before it expires.

There is a host of other changes, so check out the patch notes down below:

FIFA 18 Title Update Patch Notes

Gameplay

  • Incorrect penalty calls where a defender legally wins a header but also collides with an attacking player.
  • Goalkeepers staying on the ground too long, not attempting to gather the ball, when the ball was within reach after a save.
  • Goalkeepers sometimes not going for the ball after a back pass.
    • This issue would occur more often if using manual passing.

Ultimate Team

  • Added a limitation to the length of time a player can have the Xbox Home Menu open during a FUT Champions match.
    • Opening the Xbox Home Menu during a FUT Champions match will trigger a countdown timer, along with a message that indicates that the player needs to play the game before the timer expires or the match will be forfeit.
    • This timer will not be in effect when in the Pause Menu or during halftime.
  • Added a limitation to the length of time a player can have the PlayStation Dynamic Menu open during a FUT Champions match.
    • Opening the PlayStation Dynamic Menu during a FUT Champions match will trigger a countdown timer, along with a message that indicates that the player needs to play the game before the timer expires or the match will be forfeit.
    • This timer will not be in effect when in the Pause Menu or during halftime.
  • Players getting a message that there are no attempts remaining in the current Daily Knockout Tournament when their final attempt is still active.
  • The game freezing when quickly selecting an opponent in Squad Battles immediately after getting to the Opponent Selection screen.
  • Corrected some of the text for the squad requirements in FUT Champions.
  • A visual issue with an incorrect overall player rating showing in the Player Performance screen of the Pause Menu in certain situations.

Online Modes

  • Added additional matchmaking regions in Pro Clubs.
  • Players being unable to make quick subs if they had used all their available pauses.
  • The trophy not being present in the Pro Clubs Championship celebration.
  • Captains disconnecting from Pro Clubs matches when Voice Chat is disabled via game launcher (PC only).

Career Mode

  • Players signed to pre-contracts, in the first season, not coming to your team if the first summer transfer window was disabled during Career Mode setup.
  • Some player attributes were missing from the Squad HUB.

Tournaments

  • The tournament tree in the Women’s International Cup being empty after the semifinals.

Audio / Visual / Presentation

  • Repetitive whistling that was heard in some stadiums.
  • Some visual issues with the Bundesliga broadcast package.
  • Updates to a number of crests and kits.