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FIFA 23 October 11 update patch notes: Stadium pack animations removed, goalkeeper buffs, more

The second update for FIFA 23 has been revealed and the October 11, 2022, patch notes addressed gameplay, FUT changes, and more.

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The patch notes for FIFA 23’s second title update have been revealed on October 11. EA addressed several Ultimate Team issues as well as gameplay changes across all game modes.

EA Sports continue to improve the FIFA 23 experience with regularly scheduled updates that are meant to eliminate prevailing issues and deliver gameplay tweaks.

With FIFA 23 being available since its September 30 release date, players have had time to dissect the game and offer the developers valuable feedback. The first update arrived on October 5, and now the devs have revealed the patch notes for the second update on October 11.

EA have yet to reveal when the update will go live, but they did confirm that it will soon be available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia versions of FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team Stadium

FUT Stadium pack animations removed

FIFA Ultimate Team players will finally receive a feature they’ve been demanding for what seems like ages. Thanks to the October 11 FIFA 23 update, you’ll no longer have to suffer through countless pack animations when opening Stadium packs.

FIFA 23 players will save a ton of time due to this change and they will no longer need to ignore the notifications indicating they have new Stadium items to open.

FIFA 23 goalkeeper buffs

FIFA focused on delivering quite a few goalkeeper changes when it comes to the Ultimate Team game mode. The changes can be viewed as a net positive, as their performance in-game is set to improve following the update.

While there are several goalkeeper changes you can check out below, the major takeaway is that your shot stoppers will prove more adept at saving shots aimed close to their bodies.

FIFA 23 goalkeeper stopping the ball

FIFA 23 standing tackle & chip shots buffed

Following the October 11 FIFA 23 update, chip shots should prove more effective in Ultimate Team matches. EA have decided to improve the accuracy of chip shots in open play. However, goalkeepers were also tweaked to react to chip shots with better success, so it remains to be seen how effective this change will be.

In addition, standing tackles should prove to be a more rewarding defensive option. Sliding tackles have been very effective in FIFA 23 thus far, but this change could see standing tackles become a popular option once more.

To find out more about the second FIFA 23 update, you can check out the full slate of patch notes below.

Full FIFA 23 October 11 update patch notes

FIFA Ultimate Team

Made the following changes:

  • Added a Chemistry indicator appearing on Player Items when previewing a swap between out of position Player Items.
  • Removed pack opening animations when redeeming Stadium Items from Objectives, Division Rivals, Squad Battles, and FUT Champions rewards.
  • Removed several screens that would appear before playing individual FUT Moments.
  • A Player Item’s Secondary Positions are now visible in the top left part of the screen when using the Actions radial menu.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Some SBC rewards were missing the untradeable label.
    • This was a visual issue only and SBCs with untradeable rewards were referenced as such in SBC descriptions.
  • The do not show this message again option did not take effect when performing Squad Actions on the Squad screen.
  • The in-game scoreboard did not always display correctly in Squad Battles.
  • Addressed some instances of a stability issue that could occur when opening Packs.
  • [PC] Addressed some instances of a stability issue that could occur when opening Packs.

Gameplay

Made the following changes:

  • Chipped penalty shots can only be performed towards the middle third section of the goal.
  • Adjusted chipped penalty shot ball trajectories to be less lofted overall.
  • Improved the likelihood of Standing Tackles winning the ball back.
  • Increased the ball velocity for all Ground Passes.
  • Increased accuracy of Chip Shots.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Goalkeepers could sometimes react too quickly to certain shots.
  • In some cases, shoulder challenges from behind did not result in a foul being called when it should have been.
  • Sometimes, goalkeepers positioned themselves too far off the goal line when attempting to save long shots.
  • In some difficult defensive heading scenarios, players could miss the header, especially when under pressure from an opposing player.
  • When attempting to run back to the goal line to save a Chip Shot, goalkeepers could have incorrectly attempted to catch the ball instead.
  • Improved dribbling animation transitions after taking a stumbling touch on the ball.
  • Goalkeepers were sometimes unable to save shots aimed very close to their bodies.
  • Some Ground Passes could result in the ball traveling at faster than intended velocities.
  • Three star Skill Move players with a Sprint Speed and Acceleration above 85 could not perform a Fake Shot from a sprint.
  • In rare cases, the ball carrier could sprint over the ball and lose control of it.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issues:

  • The in-game scoreboard displayed incorrectly during Playable Highlights.
  • In some cases, post-match interviews could contain questions not relevant to the situation.
  • In some cases, the player’s team could unintentionally have less Playable Highlights than the opposition.
  • In some cases, AI managers could sell too many players without replacing them.
  • Some league standings did not correctly show which teams qualified for European Competitions.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • The Transfers tab could display an incorrect league for a scouted player.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • Addressed a stability issue that could occur when simulating matches.

Pro Clubs x VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issues:

  • Seasonal XP could sometimes display as 0 in VOLTA FOOTBALL.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • Item Rarities were not correctly labeled in the VOLTA Shop.
  • The Pro Clubs team Captain would take corner kicks instead of the assigned corner kick taker.
  • When playing in the Any position, the post match Pro Clubs progression screens did not reflect that.
  • When a free kick was being taken during a Pro Clubs match, the camera changed to the Free Kick one for all teammates instead of just the taker.

General, Audio, and Visual

Addressed the following issues:

  • Pausing an EATV video could launch Career Mode.
  • Kick Off Controller Settings did always save if they were changed on the Match Preview and Side Select screens.
  • Addressed various stability issues that could sometimes occur.

As previously mentioned, EA did not reveal an official release date and time for the update, so keep an eye out for it to go live.

To keep track of FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team promos, check out our OTW upgrade tracker, and RTTK upgrade tracker.

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