FIFA 20 Update 8 is now available, brings gameplay and visual tweaks, full patch notes

EA Sports has released a brand new update for FIFA 20. According to the release notes, this patch brings a number of gameplay tweaks and visual improvements. Moreover, it addresses some issues with FUT and the Career Mode.

Going into more details, update 8 adjusts the threshold for when the Referee will give out a Yellow Card following a foul. Furthermore, it adjusts the Penalty Kick Reticule to be less sensitive when aiming at most areas of the goal. It also increases the maximum shot speed of Free Kicks.

As said, this patch also comes with some visual improvements. For instance, it adds 29 new Star Heads. It also features updates to multiple kits and ad boards, as well as updates to some of the broadcast packages.

As always, Origin will download this patch the next time you launch its client. You can also find its complete changelog below.

FIFA 20 Update 8 Release Notes

Gameplay (General):

Made the following changes:

  • Adjusted the threshold for when the Referee will give out a Yellow Card following a foul.
    • This change is intended to reduce the amount of Yellow Cards given for minor fouls.
  • Adjusted the Penalty Kick Reticule to be less sensitive when aiming at most areas of the goal.
    • This change does not affect sensitivity when aiming very close to the goalpost.
    • Aiming towards the goalpost has a higher degree of sensitivity compared to other areas of the goal.
  • Increased the maximum shot speed of Free Kicks.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Red-timed Free Kicks were resulting in high shot trajectories, potentially leading to a goal.
    • These shot trajectories are now more likely to be wider, missing the goal.

FUT:

Addressed the following issues:

  • In rare instances, it was not possible to apply Consumables or enter Squad Building Challenges without exiting and re-entering FUT.
  • When adding a player to your Squad from the Club tab, the Chemistry impact was not displaying on the Club tab.
    • When previewing a Player Item in this scenario, Team Chemistry was not updating.
    • Both of these issues were visual only.
  • Inability to search for players with special Romanian characters using standard characters.

Career Mode:

Addressed the following issues:

  • Sometimes, matches were being scheduled with too few or too many days between them.
  • Created Pros in Player Career had 1999 as their date of birth.
    • The date of birth can now be set to 1996 – 2003.
  • The American Challenge Cup trophy art was missing from the competition menu following completion.
  • In Player Career, the Player Accomplishments overlay was sometimes not disappearing after a match.
  • The Press Conference announcer for the French Super Cup was not speaking in French.
  • When using the Arabic languages, Player Portrait OVR ratings were overlapping with other UI elements on the Squad Hub.
  • Adjusted Prospect Player criteria to not include anyone over the age of 23.
  • Updated visuals on the Team Stats tile.

Pro Clubs:

Addressed the following issues:

  • Sometimes, text corruption was visible when using the Pause Menu during a Practice Match.
  • When changing Club Settings, Custom Away Kits would sometimes change color.

VOLTA FOOTBALL:

Addressed the following issues:

  • In VOLTA STORY and VOLTA WORLD TOUR, when more than one controller was plugged in, there was an instance in which the second controller could play with the whole team despite Control Revvy being a previously selected setting.

Kick Off:

Addressed the following issues:

  • FIFA Trainer settings altered in the Pause Menu did not remain saved when switching between different Kick Off Match Types.

General:

Addressed the following issues:

  • EATV videos were sometimes not displaying and could not be watched.
  • The Tele Camera was not always tracking the ball correctly in the Forest Park Stadium.

Visuals:

Made the following changes:

  • Added 29 new Star Heads.
    • These will only be available following a server update. Please follow @EASPORTSFIFA for updates on when this will be live in-game.
  • Updates to multiple kits and ad boards.
  • Updates to some of the broadcast packages.

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