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FIFA 18 Server Release Notes [Update]

Following the whole backlash from the FIFA community in the recent days with the #FixFIFA movement, EA Sports decided to be more transparent about the game to its fans and released the first version of the Server Release Notes, a summary of the changes that have been made, and the issues that have been addressed, via server releases over a period of time, as they execute these releases frequently.

Here are their official statement on these notes:

“Many of the changes that we make on the server are focused on system improvements and maintenance, such as updates to our databases or refactoring code, and while they are essential to keeping the game running, they would not have a direct impact on your experience within the game, so these summaries will focus on the changes that do have a direct impact on your playing experience.

They will cover multiple versions of FIFA 18, including FIFA 18 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Switch, as well as FUT Web and The Companion App. When changes only apply to individual titles, that will be specifically identified.”

This is a summary of the changes that have been made via server releases between April 14th and June 18th, 2018.

Made the following changes on PS4/XB1/PC/Switch:
– The starheads that were added in the FIFA World Cup™ update are now available to use outside of the FIFA World Cup™ modes.
– To get access to them, make sure to download and use the latest rosters when playing.
– This means that existing save files that were created using older rosters will not show the new starheads. You will need to create a new save, using the new rosters, to have them show up in game.

Made the following changes in FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team on PS4/XB1/PC/Switch:
– Adjusted the situations where a player would receive the Single Player Pack match reward, from a FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team Online Tournament match, if the match ends in a disconnect.
– Added 63 new players to FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team. 

Addressed the following issues in FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team on PS4/XB1/PC/Switch:
– The Squad screen tutorials were not loading correctly when selected from the help screen.
– Beginner difficulty was missing from the FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team Offline Tournament.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team on PS4:
– Players purchasing FIFA Points from outside of the FUT Store, such as purchasing directly from the PlayStation Store, not receiving their FIFA Points if they logged into FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team before they logged into normal FUT.
– Players that were impacted just need to login to FUT or FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team in order to receive any outstanding FIFA Points due to the above issue.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate Team on PS4/XB1/PC/Switch:
– Some players had their non-competitive FUT Leaderboard stats reset upon creating their FIFA World Cup™ Ultimate Team.
– Following the fix going live, a rollback of the FUT Leaderboards took place. The full details of that can be found here.

The following changes were made between March 14th and April 13th, 2018:

This covers multiple versions of FIFA 18, including FIFA 18 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Switch, as well as FUT Web and The Companion App. When changes only apply to individual titles, that will be specifically identified.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate Team:

  • Pack offer messaging for a global limit or account limit pack offer sometimes still displaying after the pack was sold out.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate Team on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC:

  • The Free Kick Run Style for Prime ICON Roberto Carlos was not consistent with the other ICON Roberto Carlos items.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate Team on PC:

  • An issue introduced by a previous release where players were unable to skip the end of match cinematics when playing a match in a FUT Online game mode.

Addressed the following issues in FUT Web/FIFA Companion App:

  • FUT Birthday Loan items were not displaying the loan contract amount on the item.
  • Corrected a situation where a repeatable Squad Building Challenge was marked as non-repeatable.

The following changes were made between February 17th and March 13th, 2018:

Made the following changes in FIFA Ultimate Team:

  • Updated the Weak Foot rating for 193 players as part of the Ratings Refresh campaign.
  • Updated the Skill Moves rating for 125 players as part of the Ratings Refresh campaign.

Made the following changes in FIFA Ultimate Team on PS4:

  • Adjusted the limit to 30 seconds for the length of time a player can have the PlayStation® Dynamic Menu open during a FUT Champions match.
  • Opening the PlayStation® Dynamic Menu during a FUT Champions match triggers a countdown timer, along with a message that indicates that the player needs to play the game before the timer expires or the match will be forfeit.
    • This timer is not in effect when in the Pause Menu or during halftime.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate Team:

  • Searches in Concept Squads, that result in multiple pages of results, sometimes displaying the same player item on multiple pages.

Made the following changes to FUT Web/FIFA Companion App:

  • FUT Champions rewards can now be claimed from within both FUT Web and the FIFA Companion App.
  • Removed the snow effects.

The following changes were made between  Dec 23rd, 2017 and Jan 31st, 2018:

Made the following changes in all FIFA Online modes and FUT Online modes for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC:

  • Adjusted the one way latency values that determine how many connection quality bars are displayed in all online modes.
    • 5 bars : 0ms to 25ms
    • 4 bars : 26ms to 50ms
    • 3 bars : 51ms to 75ms
    • 2 bars : 76ms to 100ms
    • 1 bar : 100ms +
    • We will continue to monitor for any further required changes.

Made the following changes in FIFA Ultimate Team on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC:

  • Changed the match outcomes of some disconnects in FUT Champions Weekend League.
    • We will continue to monitor for any further required changes.

Addressed the following issues on FUT Web/FIFA Companion App:

  • ICONs had debug text showing for the League Name on some screens.
  • The Chemistry values displayed for a Concept Squad, that was set as the Active Squad, were incorrectly increased.
  • This was a visual issue that only occurs on FUT Web/FIFA Companion App.
  • The Alex Hunter and Danny Williams items from The Journey being able to be submitted as part of the Squad Building Challenge if the squad was built on the console/PC and then submitted on FUT Web/FIFA Companion App.

The following changes were made between Dec 8th and Dec 22nd:

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate Team:

  • Path To Glory and Team Of The Tournaments items will now correctly show under the Special Items filter on the FUT Transfer Market.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate Team for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC:

  • Players sometimes being unable to play a match in the FUT Champions Daily Knockout Tournament if their previous match had ended in a disconnect.

Addressed the following issues on FUT Web/FIFA Companion App:

  • Changing the position of a player in your Active Squad was causing custom kit numbers to be reset.

The following changes were made between Nov 24th and Dec 7th:

Made the following changes in FIFA Ultimate Team on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC:

  • Changed the match outcomes of some disconnects in FUT Champions Weekend League.

Made the following changes to FUT Web/FIFA Companion App:

  • Increased the number of items shown after a FUT Transfer Market search from 25 per page to 35.

Addressed the following issues on FUT Web/FIFA Companion App:

  • Concept Item Players no longer have the Loyalty Chemistry bonus applied.

Addressed the following issues on the Android version of the FIFA Companion App:

  • Image of an item selected from the Active Squad not appearing.

The following changes were made between Nov 12th to Nov 23rd:

Addressed the following issues in EA Sports Football Club (EASFC):

  • Players not receiving EASFC XP points for completing activities.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate Team:

  • Players getting a “This Item Has Expired” message when trying to purchase a player using Buy Now.
  • This issue was happening to players that had multiple accounts on a single platform that were linked to a single EA account.

Made the following updates in FIFA 18 Switch:

  • Updates to the Inferno Squad kit in FIFA Ultimate Team.
  • Updates to the in game player heads for a number of players.

The post will get updated when future notes will be released!

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