New FIFA 11 Patch Details

by on March 5, 2011

Over at the excellent FIFA Soccer Blog some details for the latest FIFA 11 patch have been revealed. The details come straight from EA.

The patch is currently in the certification process with Microsoft and Sony (for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 respectively) so it should be released very soon!

FIFA 11 clubs has been the target of a lot of (fair) complaints, and as such, EA are addressing some of the problems with the mode.

Firstly, we will be fixing an issue with FIFA 11’s Clubs mode which allows clubs to unfairly end games without a penalty when they are losing: The so-called Trigger Glitch. This involves clubs arranging a disconnection to the game via the Player Ratings screen. To make extra sure that this issue is completely resolved for you, we will be removing this screen from the pause menu of all online modes.

Secondly, we will be addressing poor teammate AI when playing as a Virtual Pro. Our fix will make sure that, no matter what difficulty you set for your opponent, your team AI will be much improved, making for an altogether better experience when playing the game in this way.

Finally, we will correct a problem where your Virtual Pro can’t be brought into your Career Mode game.

The Ultimate Team add-on is also getting some attention as well:

After the release of the new Ultimate Team features it became possible for some users to gain control of an opponent’s team during online play. We will stop this happening.

We will correct an issue that prevents FUT players placing bids in auctions above 1,000,000 coins.

We will fix a problem that causes the scrolling to accelerate uncontrollably when using the D-Pad to select a bid amount on auctions.

Finally, dysfunctional ‘take-me-there’ links within the FUT interface will be working again.

It is of course excellent to see EA lavishing attention onto FIFA 11, even at the stage where people’s minds might be moving onto FIFA 12, but could it be argued that this patch doesn’t address enough of the complaints? What do you think? Tell us in our forums!

The patch will effect the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of FIFA 11, which is out now. You can read our review here.