FIFA 18’s first PC patch addresses problems and tweaks systems for a better football experience

By James O'Connor
4 October 2017 05:25 GMT

The FIFA series hasn’t always been at its best on PC, but this patch for FIFA 18 is hopefully a good indicator that the latest game will receive proper support.

The PC version of FIFA 18 has already been plagued by download issues, with some users not being able to get the game onto their PCs at all. The existence of this patch indicates that the problem is likely solved, meaning that fans can download the game and then use our various guides for the best FIFA teams and formations, the best ways to earn FIFA coins, and get off to a good start in Ultimate Team.

The full patch notes are listed on the game’s site, but we’ve handily included them below as well, because we’re good like that. These notes apply specifically to the PC version.


    Added the following in FIFA Ultimate team:
  • New functionality to Champions Channel including missed shots and hidden timeline.
    Addressed the following in FIFA Ultimate team:
  • An issue with the extra time display on the Champions Channel timeline.
  • An issue with locked EASFC catalogue kits on opponent teams in Squad Battles.
  • An issue where the crowd would have incorrect flags when the home team is wearing a certain kit.
  • An issue where a player could crash when watching a FUT Champions Channel match.
  • An issue where players could control the goalkeeper in FUT Single Player modes.
  • Changed Matches Remaining to Attempts Remaining in FUT Champions Daily Knockout Tournament.
  • Changed the Possible Points text in Squad Battles to Projected Match Points.
  • Updated loan player portraits in the EASFC Catalogue.
  • Visual improvements to some FUT item types.
    Addressed the following in Gameplay:
  • Tuned goalkeeper reactions in certain situations.
  • Tuned down the difficulty for Amateur and Semi-Pro difficulties.
  • Reduced shot accuracy and slightly increased goalkeeper reaction times in certain in-game situations.
    Added the following in The Journey Hunter Returns:
  • Icons in cinematic scenes to indicate the user-triggered action.
  • Triggered actions are: Personality, FIFA 17 Result, Match Result, Key Decision, Player Performance, Team Performance, Partnership Rating.
    Addressed the following in The Journey Hunter Returns:
  • An issue where the player could crash during a cinematic in Chapter 5.
    Added the following in Career Mode:
  • Added option to delegate contract renewals.
  • Allow users to renegotiate contract with a player whose release clause has been paid.
  • Addressed the following in Career Mode:

  • An issue where users could use a loaned player as part of a transfer deal.
  • An issue where Breaking News weren’t getting refreshed.
    Addressed the following in Online Modes:
  • An issue in Pro Clubs where a player could return to an invisible lobby after a match.
  • Enabled the opponent indicators in online matches.
  • Improvements were made to the kit clashing logic.
    Audio / Visual / Presentation Changes:
  • Adding this season’s authentic Bundesliga broadcast package.
  • Addressed multiple minor audio issues.
  • Improvements to the goal net animations.

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