Massive FIFA 11 Patch On The Way
Written Wednesday, November 10, 2010 By Richard Walker
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We can't say that we noticed much wrong with FIFA 11 (read our review for the evidence), but that hasn't stopped EA Canada from putting together a frankly enormous update for the game due to hit the pitch later this month.

Now, get ready for a long read, because there's a lot being refined for FIFA 11 with the upcoming patch, including gameplay tweaks, Career Mode adjustments, changes to the audio, presentation, Creation Centre and more. You can peruse the long list below, courtesy of the EA Forums:

  • Gameplay: You’ll now find that the implementation of the offside rule in the game is more accurate, both in terms of when the infringement is called and in terms of player positions when it happens. Occasional strange player positioning at kick-off have also gone away, while shooting from weak volleys has been improved, too. Importantly, so-called ‘micro-pausing’ during gameplay will also be a thing of the past. Overall, your gameplay experience should now be even better.
  • Career Mode: There are a lot of improvements you’ll notice here, which will all further boost the realism of the mode, but in summary: Your match fixtures during the season for cups and leagues, as well as the time of day they all happen, should now be much more realistic. We’ve also improved how accurately player ratings and growth are displayed, as well as making sure the players get the awards they deserve, when they deserve them. Using an odd exploit to secure a whopping $2 billion budget has now gone away, while the emails you receive as a manager will be more appropriate and players you’ve loaned out will now be easier to see and manage. 
  • Online Head-to-Head: Matchmaking will be enhanced, particularly in terms of initially connecting to an opponent, while we’ve removed a couple of exploits that people were using to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents. Also, players will now no longer be able to use Passing Power Assistance in ranked matches. 
  • Online Clubs: We’ve already made a lot of server-side improvements to the Clubs experience, particularly in terms of matchmaking, match results and progress in Cups. With the game update we’ll be making a range of improvements to stats and league-table presentation, too, as well as improving the camera motion when your player is a long way from the ball. 
  • Presentation: You’ll now find that cut-scenes are improved during substitutions, along with a range of more subtle improvements around of the game. 
  • Audio: Creation Centre teams will now benefit from crowd chants, while we’ve improved the custom chants area as well. We’ve also managed to enhance a few audio triggers during gameplay, meaning you’ll get an even better atmosphere as things happen during a match.
  • Creation Centre: The general performance of the game when it involves teams and players created via the Creation Centre has been improved. Also, you’ll now find that the formations and attributes you set on the web will now transfer more accurately to the console. 
  • FIFA Store: We’ve made sure that Live Season will be available for multiple users on the same console. Some people who had switched from an inactive XBL account to a Gold Account were having problems seeing the content of the store – we’ve got that covered, too.
  • Kits: Lincoln City and Montpellier fans, your teams’ kits should now be right on the money.  
Told you it was a big patch. It'll be available from November 17th, so keep your eyes peeled for it. Or just shove the game disc in the tray... Yeah, that'll work.


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Comment #1 by Daiphyer.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 01:17:04 PM
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I still need to get this game. *Sigh*

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Comment #2 by Shrew
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 01:17:27 PM
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never could really get into spots games but this is one id like to try.

nice that its getting a patch

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Comment #3 by Jamie 5Star
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 01:26:31 PM
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i hope winning the carling cup counts as a domestic cup now and not a league title also hope FA Cup counts for something!

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Comment #4 by Epic Gamer Will
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 01:29:51 PM
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Im really happy bout this and maybe (just maybe) this will not disconnect me from the EA SERVERS when doing Ultimate Team because that is sooo anoying!

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Comment #5 by I Deus I
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 01:33:42 PM
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Put achievements on ultimate team i think u missed one ea

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Comment #6 by pandaliamcod6
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 01:56:49 PM
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This is funny because i just heard someone complaining about the career mode glitch on the bambi post

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Comment #7 by ScottCorno1987
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 02:23:08 PM
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Shame the patch didn't come sooner.

I already traded FIFA 11 due to the far to frequent lag and connection issues with Pro Clubs.

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Comment #8 by MajorBrusselsXI
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 03:07:48 PM
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Yeh, that reminds me. This website is turning into a website for reviews. Where's my FIFA 11 Achievement Guide? Also EA were really lazy not putting achievements in Ultimate Team dammit

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Comment #9 by Hydrocannon
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 03:25:57 PM
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Played the demo, liked it. Wanted to get a fifa game since world cup which really exploded soccer on the map for some ppl.

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Comment #10 by toooitwo
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 03:49:36 PM
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@8 Guide is right here

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Comment #11 by WogDogg
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 03:49:57 PM
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@8 It's free, stop complaining.

I liked it more when Lincoln's kit was wrong. Living in Lincoln, and hating them, all my friends got annoyed by it.

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Comment #12 by SergeantLargent2
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 05:20:21 PM
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Comment #13 by Or!on
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 06:46:01 PM
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Comment #14 by II M1CK3H II
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 07:43:44 PM
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Yeah... too little too late EA, game sold, will never buy a FIFA game again. 2 years in a row they've released a broken mess of a FIFA game.

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Comment #15 by mptuk
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 11:45:03 PM
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well happy for the other fifa players but i for one is now bored all i have left to do is the pro clubs ach`s dont think i can be bothered to wait too many games out not enough time, so this is going to be traded this week.

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Comment #16 by jtr1gg3r
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 02:10:06 AM
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Comment #17 by Fredy29
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 05:45:39 AM
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About time!! :D

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Comment #18 by taffaroo97
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 05:01:01 AM
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@14 - your a broken mess pal, all the FIFA games for the last 3 years have been top-notch as usual, but this patch will make 11 even better! Well done EA!

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Comment #19 by S Luker 92
Saturday, December 04, 2010 @ 04:49:10 PM
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For those of you complaining about the lack of UT achievements, I thought Microsoft don't allow achievements on free DLC.

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Comment #20 by Kisushima
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 05:45:45 AM
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Well, even though this patch was November 10th, Online Pro Clubs Cup matches are still broken. I've had enough of Fifa. Fifa 10 + 11 were both heaping piles of crap. Will not be buiyng a Fifa until it gets rave reviews for being off the wall amazing.

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