FIFA 14 update addresses headers, finesse shots, and freezing issues

Monday, 7th October 2013 13:53 GMT By Dave Owen

The second update for FIFA 14 is available now for PC, and is coming to consoles later this week. It re-balances over-powered headers and finesse shots, and cleans up some issues that have caused games to freeze. Get the full list of tweaks below.

EA updated its support page with the message, support page, “FIFA 14 update addresses issues that FIFA fans have brought to our attention with important and appreciated feedback”. It also admits that there are still issues causing freezing which they have yet to find and address. If you’re affected by this you can post it on the EA forums.

The full list of tweaks in the update:

- Balancing lofted through balls.
- Balancing attacking headers.
- Balancing finesse shots.
- Improved defender switching during crosses.
- Freezes while making substitutions during gameplay.
- Freezes while entering and exiting Leaderboards.
- Improvements made to Dynamic Camera.
- Corrected crowd sections in Signal Iduna Park.
- Corrected “Any” and “GK” filters in Pro Clubs.
- We’ve responded to the community and upgraded FIFA 14 cover star Stephan El Shaarawy to 4* Skills in Online Seasons, Head to Head, and Career Mode using EA SPORTS Football Club Match Day. Since the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team ratings and database are separate from the Match Day Update, he will be assessed and potentially upgraded in FUT at a later date.

Look out for the update on consoles later this week.

Thanks, VideoGamer.



  1. ctankep

    Dear EA –

    There’s a big fucking bug with th’ “special match” overlays remaining on screen an’ blocking visibility for all subsequent matches. Happens to me during Ultimate Team on X360 but then again that’s th’ only mode I’ve been playing in “FIFA 14″. Seems to be a problem w/ UI logic or th’ scripting which should fade it out but doesn’t an’ you get th’ same garish marquee from previous matches plastered on th’ screen.

    Honestly surprised that such a blatant bug got through to release master an’ hoped that th’ last patch would have fixed this pretty obvious mistake. However it happened again last night an’ appears every 1 -3 sessions blocking out th’ bottom third o’ th’ playfield. Please QA your games properly next time.!


    Also th’ EA servers are getting hammered. Problem is all Ultimate Team matches require an online connection to resolve an’ update. Fine ., but it’s infuriating to go 3 -0 up on a world class team just to be booted back to th’ menu an’ forfeit th’ match [ contracts still expire ].

    I love building my team an’ taking through th’ leagues but stuff like this just degrades from th’ user experience an’ I’ve stopped playing until there’s some word that EA servers won’t crap out at th’ wrong time. Don’t worry about th’ game balancing stuff ., these issues are far worse.

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