FIFA 13 update out now, EA apologises for the hold up

Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 10:40 GMT By Dave Cook

FIFA 13 has received its first patch on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, following a slight delay. The update addresses online stability issues and more. Get the full list of changes and EA’s statement on the delay below.

EA issued the following apology on the FIFA 13 blog, addressing the update’s delay, “We apologize for the recent delays in the FIFA 13 Title Update due to the discovery of a knock-on issue. We’re happy to announce that the update is now available on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.”

“The delay since our last announcement has allowed us to take the opportunity to address additional items found during testing and raised by the community over the last few weeks. Those items have been added to the list below.”

The update is live now and applies the following changes:

  • Fix to improve stability across all online game modes
  • Stability in EA SPORTS Football Club challenges.
  • National anthems will be properly synced with their corresponding national teams.
  • Stability when beginning FIFA 13 whilst connected to a social network on console.
  • Optimized searching in Seasons and other online modes. Connection stability in Online Seasons when finding an opponent, and at kick-off. Career Mode freeze while starting a new career with free agents. Career Mode hangs when using Game Face.
  • Stability in Career Mode when players retire or are being bought back from loan.
  • Users will no longer be able to lower difficulty settings in a FUT Seasons match.
  • Napoli of Serie A will now have fully authentic kits and crests in FIFA and FIFA Ultimate Team.
  • Legacy defending and passing assistance options removed in Pro Clubs.
  • Freeze in Pro Clubs Results screen.
  • Matchmaking settings in Pro Clubs (with “ANY” and “Match Keeper”) will provide the desired results.
  • Changes made in National Squad not properly reflected in Manager Mode screen.

Thanks OXM.



  1. Iliad

    Would be nice if they also fixed the bug that pulled one of the fullbacks to the corner flag behind him during an opponent’s goal kick. How did that ever get past testing!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Stardog

    No using your offline Career VP in offline modes?

    FIFA 13 sucks.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. pukem0n

    i hope they fixed being stuck in the arena at certain times while loading a seasons online match…annoying as hell.

    what they really could implement would be yellow cards for time play. also really annoying if your opponents starts timeplay after scoring the 1-0 after 30 minutes…

    #3 2 years ago

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