FIFA 21 – TITLE UPDATE 8 – 20.1

FIFA 21 – TITLE UPDATE 8 – 20.1

FIFA 21 – Title Update 20.2

Added an update to internal compatibility processes.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 20.1

Added an update to internal data storage processes on PC and Stadia.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 20

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issue:

  • Addressed further instances of not being able to Compare Price of Stadium Items.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issue:

  • A placeholder image could incorrectly display instead of the appropriate 2D headshot for some players in My Squad.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 19

Career Mode

Addressed the following issue:

  • Performance stats were not tracking correctly when simulating matches with a real player in Player Career.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following change:

  • Updated corner flags when playing with an international team at home.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 18

FIFA Ultimate Team

Made the following changes:

  • The Captain can now edit their own Squad when selecting their name from the Co-Op lobby.
  • Badge, Ball, and Kit Rarities can be cycled through on the Rarity tile when searching for Club Items in My Stadium.

Addressed the following issues:

  • A thin outline glow did not display correctly on Preview Packs.
  • Removed an unintended visual effect which could briefly display when highlighting an unopened or unpreviewed Pack.
  • When previewing a Pack, a placeholder kit graphic displayed on the Player Items when cycling through views.
  • When getting promoted to a Division a player had previously achieved in Division Rivals, the first time Division Promotion Reward screen would unintentionally display and correctly show 0 coins earned.
    • First time Division Promotion Rewards can only be earned the first time a new Division is reached.
  • A placeholder graphic could display when obtaining a pack from the FUT Store.
  • The Co-Op button callout could disappear and become inaccessible after using the Compare Price function on the Transfer Market.
  • The Co-Op lobby could display an incorrect kit in some instances.
  • A timer incorrectly displayed on the Event screen when there was no active Event.
  • [PC/Stadia Only] Selecting a specific Item Rarity on the Transfer Market or in My Stadium was not possible with a mouse.
  • [Stadia Only] A potential stability issue could occur in the FUT Store.

Career Mode

Made the following changes:

  • When scrolling player lists in the Transfer Hub and Squad Hub, the list will wrap around when pressing up while highlighting the first player, and when pressing down while highlighting the last player.
  • Adjusted variety of Youth Scouting results when scouting Netherlands.

Addressed the following issues:

  • There was no trophy presentation and prize money available when winning the Polish league.
  • In Player Career, glove customization did not always apply correctly.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issues:

  • A portion of the UI did not display correctly when selecting the last substitute in My Squad.
  • David Beckham’s name did not always display correctly during a match.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following changes:

  • Updated the EA Sports sequence seen when launching the game.
  • Updated some stadium flags, kits, team names, and badges.
  • [Stadia Only] Updated the controller graphic when viewing a match through the Champions Channel.
  • Added a parental controls button callout to the main FIFA Playtime menu.

Addressed the following issue:

  • In some instances, the Soccer Aid World XI FC could have been used in Online Seasons.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 17

FIFA Ultimate Team

Made the following change:

  • Added new UI elements that display on Preview Packs in order to improve their visibility in the Store.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following change:

  • Updated some balls, boots, kits, badges, tifos, stadium flags, and 2D portraits.

Addressed the following issue:

  • Some crowd characters did not always display correctly.

Pro Clubs:

Addressed the following issue:

  • Some placeholder text was unintentionally displayed on a pop up message.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 16

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • The post match Co-Op Division Rivals screens displayed the player’s FUT Club badge instead of the opposing Captain’s badge.
  • Kit walkout animations could display an incorrect kit and player model. This was a visual issue only.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issue:

  • Pedro Pereira’s star head did not display correctly during matches.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following change:

  • Updated some balls, boots, kits, badges, bibs, and 2D portraits.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 15.1

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issue:

  • Division Rivals and FUT Friendlies matches could display incorrect and identical kits for both teams.
    • In order to address this issue quickly, the following issue originally addressed in the previous Title Update has been reintroduced:
      • Co-Op match lobbies can sometimes display a placeholder goalkeeper kit instead of the Captain’s selected kit.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 15

General, Audio, and Video

Made the following changes:

  • Updated CONMEBOL competitions.
    • Updated CONMEBOL Libertadores seeding in Career Mode and Tournaments.
    • Updated CONMEBOL Libertadores and Sudamericana competition structure for Career Mode.
    • Added clubs who qualified for the 2021 CONMEBOL Libertadores and Sudamericana group stages where appropriate and updated rosters for existing clubs.
  • Updated some player portraits, kits, badges, ad boards, broadcast and presentation packages, and interview backdrops.

Addressed the following issue:

  • Addressed further instances of balls not displaying shadows during a match.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

After viewing and exiting the Transfer Market Live Search Results for a specific Stadium Club Item Type, the selected Club Item Type filter could unintentionally change.

The in-game pause menu incorrectly displayed Squad names instead of Club names.

Co-Op match lobbies could sometimes display a placeholder goalkeeper kit instead of the Captain’s selected kit.

Some leaderboards did not display an icon representing the player’s platform.

[Stadia Only] The Squad UI could incorrectly display that some Player Items were ineligible for the Three Nations Live FUT Friendly.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issues:

  • Elland Road was not a selectable stadium for Leeds United.
  • In some cases, players could still control their whole team as usual when attempting to use the Lock To Player function.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issue:

  • Placeholder text was visible in a preview thumbnail of a long sleeve white crewneck.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 13

FIFA Ultimate Team

  • Fixed a bug where some ICON Moments 2D images did not display correctly on their corresponding Player Items.
  • Addressed an issue where messages appearing in the News tile and its menus did not always display correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where a potential kit clash could occur when using the No Room For Racism Kit.

General, Audio, and Visual

  • Updated some kits, badges, balls, boots, and broadcast packages.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 12

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • When accessing Transfer Targets through the Transfer Market and using the Compare Price function on a Player Item in Transfer Targets, Player Items did not always display correctly.
  • During Co-Op matches, the Captain’s Club name was not visible across stadium banners to the invited player.
  • A potential stability issue could occur when using Compare Price on a Transfer Target Player Item.
  • The Seasoned To Perfection Achievement did not count as completed when its requirements were met.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issues:

  • When using the Quick Sim option for a Training Day, player Fitness and Match Sharpness was unaffected.
  • The Replace 3 Players From The Team Board Objective did not track as completed when its requirements were met.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issues:

  • Updated a typo found on the message that displays when discarding Items.
  • Addressed a potential stability issue that could occur when viewing the Skill Tree.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following changes:

  • Added 5 new Starheads.
    • Stay tuned to the EA SPORTS FIFA Tracker to learn when these Starheads will become active.
  • Updated some kits and boots.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 11

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • When a previously locked Objective group was unlocked, it could have still continued to display as locked until the player exited and re-entered FUT.
  • The end-of-match Squad Battles FUT Coin Skill Rewards calculation did not always display correctly.
    • This was a visual issue only and did not impact the calculation.
  • After viewing the Captain’s Squad in a Co-Op Lobby, the background player models could remain on screen even when navigating through other menus.
  • In some cases, the Search Filters on the Stadium tab of the Transfer Market displayed placeholder text.
  • Sometimes, the Stadium menu could filter Item searches by Ball Items instead of the correct Item category.
  • In some situations, crowd flags incorrectly displayed a placeholder badge.
  • Addressed a typo found on a Goal Song Item.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issue:

  • Qualification for the Asian Continental Cup did not function correctly.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issue:

  • In Squad Management, the Player Chemistry UI element present on Avatars did not display the correct value.
    • This was a visual error only and did not impact Chemistry calculations.

FIFA Online

Addressed the following issues:

  • When accessing the Privacy Setting screen from the main menu, the Title could load indefinitely.
  • The Soccer Aid team was incorrectly available to use in Online Seasons.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following changes:

  • Added the Input Overlay option to the Visual tab found in Game Settings.
    • When enabled, the Input Overlay displays on screen visuals that enables players to see which inputs they performed in game and how they’re processed when in online matches.
    • Input Overlay can be configured in three different ways:
      • Input Only: one wireless controller graphic is shown on screen and it displays inputs performed in a match.
      • Input Only + Online Response: two wireless controller graphics are shown on screen, displaying both your local inputs and the inputs processed by a FIFA Game Data Center and your network.
      • Off: The Input Overlay is disabled.
    • To learn more about the Input Overlay, visit EA Help.
  • Updated some kits, adboards, balls, boots, flags, badges, and 2D portraits.
  • Added 8 Starheads, and 3 legacy Starheads.
    • Stay tuned to the EA SPORTS FIFA Tracker to learn when these Starheads will become active.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Skill Games did not display the correct instructions when being played with customized control mappings.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 10

FIFA Ultimate Team
Addressed the following issues:

  • Sometimes, when attempting to matchmake in Division Rivals, an initializing message could display, and no match could be found.
  • In online matches, the end of match screens displayed both players as FUT Founders, regardless of when their Clubs were founded.
  • The Compare Price function did not return any results when used for Stadium Items.
  • Adjusted the color of the timer present on the Squad screen for Live Squad Building Challenges to make it easier to see.
  • After entering and exiting the News tab, some parts of the UI did not always display correctly.
  • Sometimes, messages could take longer than expected to display in the News panels.
  • An “X” UI symbol could display over Player Items that were actually eligible for the Squad Requirements of the Three Nations Live FUT Friendly.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • The UI could become visually corrupted when selecting and deselecting favorite Live or Foundation Squad Building Challenges.
  • Some Badges displayed a placeholder image.

Career Mode
Addressed the following issues:

  • Substitutes who entered the match were losing an unintentionally high amount of Stamina.
  • The Sharpshooter Achievement did not unlock when its conditions were met.- A stability issue could occur when viewing News items in the CONMEBOL Libertadores tournament.General, Audio, and VisualMade the following change:
    • Updated some kits, adboards, balls, stadiums, and 2D portraits.
    • Added 8 Starheads, and 1 legacy Starhead.
      • Stay tuned to the EA SPORTS FIFA Tracker to learn when these Starheads will become active.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 9

Gameplay

Made the following changes:

  • Reduced consistency of the ball trajectory after successfully performing a Skill Move which involves launching the ball into the air.
  • Reduced Flick Up ball trajectory consistency in cases where the Flick Up is performed directly following a Skill Move.
  • Reduced consistency of Flick Ups performed while running with the ball.
    • This effect is most impactful when the ball carrier is running at a high speed.
  • Reduced the effectiveness of Volleyed Chip Shots when taken from 35 feet/10.67 meters and beyond.
    • This effect scales up to 55 feet/16.76 meters, meaning that Volleyed Chip Shots reduce in effectiveness the farther they’re taken from, up until 55 feet/16.76 meters.
    • Volleyed Chip Shots taken at 55 feet/16.76 meters and beyond can be half as effective as those taken at 35 feet/10.67 meters.

Considerably reduced the probability of the referee calling for the end of the match during a potential goalscoring opportunity.

    • As a result, Injury Time could now last for a slightly longer period.

Addressed the following issues:

  • When defending against the Bridge Skill Move while Jockeying, the defending player could temporarily slow down unintentionally.

When a defending player performed a tackle that was unsuccessful at winning the ball, the tackler’s foot could partially pass through a portion of the ball.

    • This change does not impact the success or failure of tackles, and the tackling player is now more likely to make some contact with the ball in these situations.

Following a specific type of goalkeeper pass during an offline match, the defending team’s CPU AI would not attempt to pressure the attacking side in order to recover the ball.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • On the Kit Select screen in Division Rivals, the timer could freeze for the player who confirmed their selection if their opponent was still selecting a kit.
  • When accessing the Transfer Market tab on the Squad screen and viewing the Search Results as a list, Bid Status Icons did not display.
  • Some text incorrectly overlapped other UI elements when the My Playlist tile was selected on the FUT Friendlies screen.

During Friendlies matches, the in-game Game Settings screen would incorrectly list the ball being currently used.

Stadium Themes based on real world teams did not always apply correctly to in-game ad boards.

The FIFA Playtime FIFA Points limit exceeded message would not display until the limit was exceeded a second time.

The Live FUT Friendlies UI did not always display the correct visuals when the tile was selected.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issues:

  • Managers were incorrectly wearing team kits during matches and other scenes.
  • When changing the sorting in the Transfer Hub and Squad Hub, the UI did not automatically scroll back to the top.
  • In Player Career, the Virtual Pro was sometimes not receiving loan and transfer offers.
  • When entering the Transfer Hub through a News story and attempting to sign a player, a stability issue could occur.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issues:

Drop In Match Lobbies could become temporarily stuck during a specific UI flow, and as a result, would not be filled with the maximum number of players.

Further addressed instances of being unable to successfully matchmake in VOLTA SQUADS.

Pro Clubs

Addressed the following issues:

  • When the Captain changes Game Plans during a Pro Clubs match, some AI teammates could have switched positions incorrectly.

General, Audio, and Video

Made the following changes:

  • Updated some kits, Tifos, badges, 2D images, celebrations, and boots.
  • Added new commentary lines related to David Beckham.
  • Updated 1 existing Starhead and added 4 legacy Starheads.
    • Stay tuned to the EA SPORTS FIFA Tracker to learn when these Starheads will become active.

Addressed the following issues:

  • An incorrect line of commentary could occur when referencing a specific instance of an offside.
  • The Adidas Silver and Black Circuit Board balls did not display in-game shadows.
  • Some balls displayed placeholder text in the Match tab of the Game Settings screen.

FIFA 21 – Title Update 8

Gameplay

Made the following changes:

  • Made several adjustments to the Team Press D-Pad Tactic.
    • Decreased the amount of time the Team Press D-Pad Tactic can be active for, before requiring cooldown, from 20 seconds to 15 seconds.
    • Once Team Press is requested, its effect takes 2 seconds to activate.
    • In situations where the defending team is using Team Press and recovers possession, Team Press will not automatically remain active on the following loss of possession.
  • Made several adjustments to Stepover and Reverse Step Over Skill Moves.
    • Both Skill Moves are no longer considered Easy Skill Moves and will be less effective when chained together while moving.
    • The animations for both Skill Moves have been slowed down.
    • Decreased player transition speed when exiting either Skill Move at forward angles.

Addressed the following issues:

  • The goalkeeper sometimes gets stuck to the net geometry and is unable to put the ball into play, resulting in matches not finishing within the expected time.
  • After a defender positioned themselves in front of the ball carrier following a heavy touch, the defender sometimes did not contest the ball.
  • Improved referee penalty kick logic in situations where the goalkeeper dives at the ball carrier’s feet.
  • Improved referee logic when making decisions in breakaway tackling situations outside of the box.
  • When a goalkeeper moved then stood still during a penalty kick, they could sometimes deflect the ball into their own net when it was hit directly at them.
    • This does not affect other types of potential deflections that could occur.
  • In situations where the ball carrier would start a shooting animation, but the shot was canceled in time, the defender could sometimes perform an unintended blocking animation.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Made the following changes:

  • In online matches, players will no longer see their opponent’s equipped Ball Item, they will instead always see their own.
  • Co-Op Squad Battles matches can now be paused during gameplay by either player.
  • Co-Op Squad Battles matches no longer have a pause limit.

Addressed the following issues:

  • After claiming FUT Coins from Team Event Objectives, the overall FUT Coin total did not increase until FUT was exited and re-entered.
    • The correct amount of FUT Coins was being claimed, this issue only impacted when the display of the overall total would increase.
  • When a previously locked Objective group was unlocked, it continued to display as locked until the player exited and re-entered FUT.
  • The Co-Op widget could stop responding after the Pricing filter was used during a Transfer Market search.
  • After engaging with the Recommended Consumable Search option found in the Radial Menu, not all menu navigation button callouts were functioning as expected.
  • If a Co-Op Lobby guest left the Lobby while the Host was opening a pack, the Host’s menu background would incorrectly display.
  • When previewing Goal Music, Chant, Anthem, and Crowd Items in My Stadium, the audio would reset if the previewed Item was selected.
  • The progress UI would animate every time the Community Event screen was visited.
  • Updated Competitor Mode description.
  • The Club name was incorrectly displayed when viewing Player Ratings in the pause menu.
  • Updated the FUT Champions Qualification Points icon displayed on the Weekend League details screen.
  • Trophies displayed in Milestone Objectives were not facing in the correct direction.
  • Updated background on the pop up that displays when choosing a Season reward that has multiple choices.
  • When a Community Event was completed, the UI did not display correctly.
  • Addressed a potential stability issue that could occur in a Co-Op lobby.
  • Repetitive commentary could occur during some corner kicks.

Career Mode

Made the following change:

  • The potential quality of Youth Players is now more aligned with the general football region that they come from.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Player OVRs could remain unrealistically high in their 30s, resulting in players retiring seemingly at their peak.
  • Addressed further instances of Strikers taking too long to be retrained as Center Forwards.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issues:

  • Some hairstyles did not display correctly.
  • Updated a typo on the message that displays when discarding items.

Pro Clubs

Addressed the following issue:

  • A Virtual Pro’s customized boot colors did not always save.

General, Audio, and Video

Made the following changes:

  • Updated badges, kits, 2D portraits, stadiums, and ad boards.
  • Added 34 new Starheads and updated 29 existing Starheads which will be activated at a later date through a Server Release.
    • Stay tuned to the EA SPORTS FIFA Tracker to learn when these Starheads will become active.

Addressed the following issues:

  • The Nike Serie A TIM Merlin 2019 Hi Vis ball did not display a shadow in game.
  • The inactivity timer did not start while the Origin overlay was active in some online matches.

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