FIFA 16 title update fixes overzealous goalkeepers

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The general consensus is that this year, Pro Evolution Soccer 16 is miles ahead of its stalwart competitor FIFA 16. Despite the licences, the development budget and everything else afforded to EA, what they’ve failed to capture is the heart of football.

That doesn’t mean that they’re still not actively trying to make the game better. There’s a new patch out for FIFA 16 that addresses some of the complaints football game pundits have had about this year’s iteration.

Here’s what Title Update – fancy for patch – 1.02 addresses:

The update includes general stability improvements and addresses the following items identified by the community and the FIFA team:

  • Optimized goalkeeper rushing, AI, and positioning.
  • Improved player wage accuracy in Career Mode.
  • Addressed referee/kit clashes.
  • Addressed an exploit in Virtual Pro leaderboards.
  • Addressed a shot missing the top corner and still being called a goal.
  • FIFA Trainer button tuning.
  • Player clipping during intro sequence in certain stadiums.

The update also addresses the following FUT items:

  • EA SPORTS Football Club shared squads not showing players in FIFA menus.
  • Relisting Transfer List items not retaining previous price settings.
  • Error message when attempting to apply a contract consumable.
  • Away crowd wearing incorrect kit.
  • Some returning users experiencing an issue when naming their club.
  • Controller disconnecting in FUT modes.
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It’s available right now, funnily enough, to PC gamers – with the patch hitting the consoles at a later, as yet unconfirmed date. It should, however, be rather soon.

Hopefully it also addresses EA’s online servers for the game, which haven’t been performing as they should, with many players outside of Europe and the Americas struggling to play games, particularly FUT ones, online. That doesn’t seem to be addressed by the title update, so I t may be a while yet before the game plays the way it was intended to.

Are you playing this year’s FIFA? What do you think? Have you picked up both football sims? Which is the better buy for a newcomer?

Last Updated: October 7, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Available on PC first? So it’s a beta patch. ;P

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      But which one is beta than the other? Still silly soccer

      • SmurFyZA

        Its football. The Sh*t they play in SA is called soccer

  • SmurFyZA

    I had a 300mb FIFA patch on PS4 last night??

    • Jonah Cash

      Yes it is available to PS4 and PC, The ONE doesn’t have a release date for the patch yet….

      • Josh Anderson

        I got it today on my Xbox one.

  • Jonah Cash

    I am playing and I am hating it at the moment! The ball is a rock and you can’t pass it to your team mates as it will be intercepted 70% of the time. They are forcing you to either only play short passes or to play through balls all the time which is also just stupid… The keepers being nerfed a bit is good news but until the passing is sorted out I am going to be playing it only now and then. Oh and I can’t find matches online at all, I’ve changed my NAT to 2 and it was on 1 and it still don’t find matches. I have turned off the setting where it looks only near by and I still can’t find matches in FUT.
    So apparently everyone went and bought PES instead of Fifa and I am now stuck all alone…

    • Fox1 – Retro

      LOL! Similar issues with last years iteration. If you do find an online opponent it will be someone that’s chosen Barca or Real.

      • Jonah Cash

        I play FUT mainly and some guys already have 85 average teams in Division 8… so yeah I am struggling badly!

    • SmurFyZA

      Apparently you are wrong. The FIFA community is like the CoD community. The bulk definitely didn’t buy PES. The gameplay changed quite a bit, especially defending. We complain we get the same game every year and when it actually changes, people still complain? 16 is all about the possession game. Yes short passes and/or through balls. That’s football! If you can’t see an interception coming then you deserve to give the ball away. See it as a new game. Get used to it first. As for the online, the whole community is complaining about it and EA are aware. The whole world is struggling to find online matches currently.

      PS if you keen to play friendlies – SmurFy_ZA (PS4)

      • Jonah Cash

        I am trying to learn it, but they changed too much of the passing and positioning of my team mates. My problem is I play counter attacking football and it is pretty close to impossible to do that now… I am very very bad at Fifa 16. My FUT stats are 7-5-13… It makes me very mad indeed!

        • SmurFyZA

          Tell me about it. I also suck at FIFA 16. At the moment I’m avoiding online. Its that bad!

          • Jonah Cash

            But I only play online… I am so frustrated with it. I might really stop playing Fifa altogether after this latest crapshute!

  • Cracka Ass Cracka

    So they haven’t fixed the fact career mode freezes if you try and play someone you bought on transfer deadline day in your starting 11. Great.

  • cristiano ronaldo

    They need to fix player switching!!

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