FIFA 14 patch released on 360 and PS3 this week

The second title update for FIFA 14 will balance through balls, headers, and finesse shots, EA says.

The second patch for FIFA 14 is scheduled to go live on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this week, EA says.

Major changes coming to the new patch, which is currently live on PC, will see through balls, attacking headers, and finesse shots all fine tuned to address feedback from the community that scoring is currently too easy.

Additionally, EA says it has located "some" of the issues that's causing the game to freeze for some users. For any freezing issues that persist, EA asks that affected users notify the developers through the game's official forums. "Your feedback has helped immensely," says EA.

EA's patch notes for FIFA 14 Title Update 2:

• 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.

EA has not specified a fixed date for when the patch will go live, but adds that it will "share more news" when the date has been finalised.

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Simplythebest12
Simplythebest12

Worse from COD is the EA soccer crap. Only in UK they play this shit

residentgunnerx
residentgunnerx

i hope the patch will really fix those ridiculous issues!!! cuz fuck! every noob runs down the line and   crosses the ball to  score an easy goal from header cuz defenders just do not react at all... i fuckin loose games on crosses or corners  or finesse shot from 35metres! that is ridiculous...  the broken finesse shot and stupid goalkeepers...! damn it EA ! my wrist starts to hurt after playing an hour from trying to defend from that damn crossing and lofted through balls...

hadlee73
hadlee73

There's nothing quite like having well-balanced lofty balls.

dnguyen3
dnguyen3

Personally I think EA should have just saved these "patches" for FIFA 15 and call them the next new improvements to the game. "Oh yeah we got great innovation this time, we really balanced things out and fixed those problems from 14". Just a visual upgrade to me, bought every other game bi annually and just stopped at FIFA 12. Shame really for EA :/

brain20035
brain20035

seriously people, this is the best FIFA ever since FIFA 11!! 12 and 13, especially 13 were horrible!! this one actually builds a foundation to play with!

fat3l3ss
fat3l3ss

Waste of money. Utter garbage

Guimengo1
Guimengo1

Fix doesn't matter as long as goalkeepers, offensive movement/forward runs, dribbling, senseless running, and non-differentiated AI teams remain in the game. 

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Interesting, they never fixed the Square button lob being an instagoal in Fifa 10, wonder why they care about these things now...

danyjr
danyjr

I'll save judgement until I play the game for 3+ hours after the patch. But so far I've been quite disappointed with FIFA 14.

hermes200
hermes200

I wish they would patch up controller support. I don't know at which point they stopped supporting wired controllers, but it seems retarded.

botsio
botsio

i wonder what difficulty u guys play the game at.is it legendary and with opponents are they at all good at the game.unless this issue is a general issue.i play the game with my bro who is really good.if i play to my own strength he really finds it difficult winning by lets say 5 up wards.i don't even play fifa regularly.

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

Glad I don't waste my money on yearly EA sports game roster updates anymore.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

still has balance issues. To compensate "better" teams (ie Bayern/Barca) seem to have unlimited stamina/speed and better teammate AI.

Gitano
Gitano

EA by doing nothing this year still beats Konami´s mess of a PES game this year...what a shame. I wish other companies would dare to try and make soccer games.


CeltaVigo
CeltaVigo

how about fixing the constant offside calls every 5 seconds...especially when you take a goal kick.

vash_xD
vash_xD

So easy to score XD and i tought i was good at it XD

wizardboyus
wizardboyus

@Simplythebest12 i don't even watch soccer, nor play sports games, but after reading the reviews for this game i tried the demo. i was blown away at how deep and complex this series is, and can't believe i never gave it a chance! sure i may hate sports in real life, but playing fifa against a friend or two is hella fun! also helps that the UK community is a bit kinder and more helpful than US gamers, at least from my experience

jecomans
jecomans

@brain20035 I thought '12 was good, but '14 is by far the best from my limited time with it. 

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

@JimmeyBurrows  

Insta goal in Fifa 10 wasn't a lob it was a curve shot from either flan. L1 and shoot...

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@danyjr I've been very disappointed with it. No game, on no system, should have a menu this slow. I mean it literally takes about 5 seconds to sub a player, let alone going through each player to check stats... 

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@Whiskey3romeo I used to say that each game was just a roster update too... then I bought fifa 14 and wished it was actually true. 

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@Gitano EA learned long ago that buying and owning the majority of sports licenses was a far better tactic than competing with other companies in terms of innovation and improvement. 

Unfortunately it seems to be true.

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

@chemicalegypt

And probs gets 20 times more play time out of them to your average FPS single player campaign... whats ya point?

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

flank*

And if you did get goals past you every time from a one on one attempt you spammed triangle for ya keeper to come out every time like an idiot

CeltaVigo
CeltaVigo

@Quarkzquarkz @CeltaVigo no its annoying when they say its offsides and don't show u the man who is offsides because your the goalie and all the way back and they can't shift the camera forward in time...also what are u, like 14?

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@thorn3000 @Gamerhomer Fifa 13... the game where they fixed the overpowered finesse shots and through balls from 12 right? And yet here we are with 14... Fifa 14 is a really poor game. I mean there's times where the ball is right next to my players and they don't even seem aware of it, they run away from it. Hell even sometimes the ball will bounce off their heads and roll down their arms as they spaz around and then go out of play.

2 steps forwards 3 steps back. 

thorn3000
thorn3000

@Gamerhomer correct, you see people who don't play Fifa call people buying them bad names, saying how can you purchase same thing over and over again, EA never changes anything, etc....however, what they don't know that these people simply like football and usually play very little other games, so yes, fifa 14 is the same as 13, however people were preordering months ago and are actually really happy that it comes out every year since they already have thousands of hours in 13, they wanna try something a bit new, but still football

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

@CeltaVigo The offsides are really annoying. I mean am I to believe that my player doesn't have the time to get back onside? And I'd appreciate it if it was because he was making a run in behind the defence, but no, he's just being lazy... 

jecomans
jecomans

@CeltaVigo If you're so concerned by offside calls stop booting the ball for your strikers to chase. Control your team. 

CeltaVigo
CeltaVigo

@Quarkzquarkz @CeltaVigo yeah this dude is 13 and def a pockmarked virgin...go suck on ur momma's ugly teet youngin and reply to a post only if your willing to contribute thoughtful comments.