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FIFA 20 Patch Tries to Fix All the Problems EA Missed

FIFA 20 is getting itself a patch this week. And it’s not before time. In fact, I’d go as far to say that not a day has passed in the three-ish weeks since launch that players haven’t asked when a fix was inbound. Luckily, that update is now ready to leave the bench. But will it manage to hit the target and turn this match around?

It’s no easy task, I tell you. Just look at the length of those patch notes – EA are practically 6-0 down, with only minutes left on the watch. Let’s just hope their star developers still have legs. Or should that be hands for all the typing they’re having to do?

The UI issues are widespread. For example, Premier League stalwarts are being relegated, the computer’s team selection is illogical, and successful managers with a strong track record are getting fired. There’s also the issue of misplaced penalties in the Caraboa Cup and the Champions League being absent from the season mode. You know, just minor nuisances that most players won’t notice…

But don’t be mistaken into thinking that only the career mode is being addressed. In an attempt at inclusivity, EA ensured all modes of FIFA 20 were plagued by problems. And as such, no part of the game is being left untouched. Gives a whole new meaning to match fixing, right?

Patch notes include the following fixes, but be sure to check out the full exhaustive and exhausting list over on the official site. You’ll need a half-time orange, or three!

Career Mode:

Made the following changes:

  • Added Goal Difference to the Standings screen.
  • Adjusted the default goal updates audio selection in some situations.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Sometimes opposing AI controlled teams were fielding weaker lineups in inappropriate situations.
  • Situation where the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League wouldn’t take place during the season.
    • This fix will only impact new save files, it will have no impact on existing save files.
  • Managers were sometimes getting fired despite having very good records.
  • Various fixes to the questions being asked in press conferences.
  • The Carabao Cup was incorrectly going to extra time in the Semi-Finals instead of directly to penalty kicks.
  • Indicator that shows which team is controlled by the player was missing from some screens.
  • Corrected some issues with which teams were qualifying for various stages of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
  • Transfers that included both a transfer fee and a player exchange do not reflect the player exchange in the associated Transfer News.
  • There was no email notification of receiving Sell-On Clause revenue.
    • This was an issue with receiving the email only, the revenue was still being added to your team.
  • The Transactions screen was not properly reflecting the amount that was paid out from a Sell-On Fee following the transfer of an applicable player.
  • Shortcut to Inbox was not correctly displaying on Press Conference days.
  • Recently signed youth players were requesting playtime too often.
  • Various issues related to News articles.
  • Various text issues impacting Liga 1.

Pro Clubs:

Addressed the following issues:

  • Stability issue rarely impacting a player at the end of a Pro Clubs match.
  • All players had the number 1 on their kits in a Drop-In Match.
  • Stability issue when backing out of the Pro Clubs HUB while transitioning between screens.
  • ‘At The Top’ had the wrong description.

Online Modes:

Made the following changes:

  • PS4 ONLY: Added a PS4 Tournaments option to the Online HUB.
    • Selecting this option will take the player to the appropriate page in the PlayStation 4 System UI.
  • Online Friendlies involving Bundesliga 1 or Bundesliga 2 teams will now use some of the league specific broadcast package.

Addressed the following issues:

  • When playing consecutive Online Friendlies matches, changes made to your Team Management, in the pre-match flow, for matches beyond the first were not correctly being taken into gameplay.

Kick Off:

Addressed the following issues:

  • Sometimes, when playing in a match where teams have the same players in common, some of the players on the Away team would play out of position.
    • This issue was only happening in matches played in Kick-Off.
  • Changing the formation of your team, during the pre-match flow of a VOLTA FOOTBALL match, was also causing the players to change.
  • The team ratings displayed when selecting teams were not being properly updated to reflect the selected team in some situations.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • Some players, on the Player Details screen in the pre-match flow for a VOLTA FOOTBALL match, were showing the same position multiple times
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