FIFA 23 Update 4 nerfs toxic Trivela shot: Full patch notes

Andrew Highton
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The Trivela shot is the focus of FIFA 23’s update 4 with EA finally addressing the troublesome exploit, and you can check out the full extent of update 4’s patch notes below.

It’s a crazy time for FIFA 23 players at the moment as EA has sent the community into content overload thanks to the addition of the World Cup.

From World Cup swaps to World Cup cards to even a ridiculous Robbie Keane World Cup Hero card, there is so much to keep an eye on at the moment.

In the midst of all these fresh features, there are still lingering problems with the core of FIFA 23’s gameplay – with the Trivela shot a big proponent of this. EA has sought to address some of the game’s issues with update 4, and the full patch notes detail everything.

FIFA 23 update 4 Trivela shot nerfed

luka modric doing a trivela pass

From Trivela crosses to the dreaded Trviela shot, this simple outside-of-the-foot kick has been the root cause of so many issues in FIFA 23 and has left players utterly frustrated with the mechanic.

EA has decided that enough is enough and has tinkered with the Trivela kick by implementing a “Reduced accuracy of outside of the foot shots by up to 30%.”

Not only that, but even players with the Outside The Foot trait will also see a decrease in its effectiveness.

The exploit has seemingly taken little skill to pull off as players with poor shooting stats have regularly been able to bang them in from 25-30 yards out using this technique. This should put a stop to that or at least clamp down on the number of goals being scored in this manner.

FIFA 23 update 4 FUT Champions change

A minor visual update is arriving in FIFA 23’s FUT Champions game mode as EA has added a brand new Win – Loss tracker.

The current way players keep on top of their progress in both FUT Champions play-offs and the main Weekend League itself is purely off the points system. This new statistic should make things a bit easier on the eye and keep you informed of how many wins you need to achieve.

FIFA 23 update 4 patch notes

There are also a ton of other fixes in update 4 thanks to the official EA Trello, and it documents a raft of fixes and improvements to the game.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Made the following changes:

  • Added a Win-Loss counter in the FUT Champions hub that tracks performance for the current Play-Offs and Finals competitions.
  • Updated some UI elements in the FUT Store and added labels for Most Popular and Best Value FIFA Point bundles.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Controller and Camera Settings could incorrectly reset to default after staying in the menus for an extended period of time.
  • Some FUT Moments challenges were not tracking correctly.
  • Walkout animations did not always play as intended when opening packs.
  • The Squad Builder could sometimes place Player Items in unintended positions.
  • Out of position Concept Player Items did not display chemistry information.
  • Addressed stability issues that could occur in FUT Moments and in Objectives.
  • Public Co-Op Squads did not always display correct chemistry information, this was a visual issue only.

Made the following changes:

  • Reduced accuracy of outside of the foot shots by up to 30%.
    • Players with the Outside The Foot Shot Trait are also impacted by this change, but only by up to 10%.
  • Improved target selection logic for Semi Assisted Through Passes.
    • Semi Assisted Through Passes are now less likely to be underpowered and less likely to go to the defender’s feet.
  • Increased consistency of the Ball Roll Skill Move in first time situations.
  • Decreased input sensitivity when requesting a knock on.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Players could skip Power Shot animations by quickly requesting a Power Shot during other shooting animations.
  • When using Goalkeeper Movement, keepers could have been repositioned too quickly during corners.
  • In some cases, players could incorrectly slow down when attempting to dribble with the ball.
  • When playing as a goalkeeper, Auto Positioning did not return the keeper to the appropriate location, if it was requested after requesting to pick up the ball or manually rushing forward.
  • Players could turn with an unintended amount of speed when using the Directional Nutmeg Skill Move.
  • After making a tackle, the ball could sometimes be knocked away further than intended.
  • When attempting to shield at a high speed, a player could run over the ball when attempting to dribble with it.
  • During penalty kicks, a goalkeeper could sometimes start a potential save animation towards one direction then switch to a different direction unprompted.
  • In some situations, goalkeepers under pressure attempted and failed to catch the ball inside of the box instead of punching it when it would be more appropriate.
  • Some jostling animations did not play correctly.
  • Improved assistant referee decision making when determining potential offside situations following a physical challenge.
  • Some goalkeeper animations did not play correctly when attempting to dive at a ball carrier’s feet.
  • In some situations when playing as a goalkeeper, the keeper did not attempt to make a save when they should have.
  • Adjusted some incorrect contextual actions when using the One Button Controller Settings preset.
  • In some rare situations, a player could incorrectly fail to control the ball when receiving a pass.
  • In some cases, a player’s legs did not animate correctly when jumping.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • When turning with the ball, the ball carrier’s legs did not always animate correctly.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • Improved referee logic when determining red card calls in breakaway situations.
  • In a rare scenario, a requested shot could result in a tackle instead.
  • When requesting a Power Shot in some situations where the ball could be volleyed, the Power Shot would not be performed.
  • In situations where the ball carrier was running with the ball ahead of them, when requesting a tackle, the defender could try to take control of the ball with a dribble instead of a tackle.
  • Improved referee logic when determining foul calls following risky challenges.
  • Some slide tackle animations did not display correctly.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • Improved referee logic when determining advantage vs penalty kick calls.
  • In rare instances, the match would not continue after the ball went out of play.
  • The Drag To Drag Skill Move did not always animate correctly.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • Improved referee logic when determining offside decisions if an offside player made contact with the ball as it went into the goal.
  • Increased the effectiveness of Through Passes made by CPU AI players.
  • When a player was running backwards, they could sometimes animate incorrectly.
    • This was a visual issue only and did not impact player speed or positioning.
  • The goalkeeper could sometimes incorrectly fail to catch the ball when appropriate.
  • A penalty kick was not always given in Playable Highlights, when the ball carrier was fouled inside of the box.

FIFA World Cup™
Addressed the following issues:

  • The FIFA World Cup 2022™ Quarter Finals Knockout Stage bracket was incorrectly generated.
    • This issue has been listed on the EASF Tracker.
  • In some cases, players were not able to play online.
  • An incorrect kit could display when choosing a kit for Brazil.

Career Mode
Addressed the following issues:

  • Youth Player Potential could sometimes decrease regardless of their performance.
  • Center Backs were not appearing in the youth scout report.
  • Sometimes, two models of the same player could welcome new signings to the club.
  • Player Sharpness did not display correctly in Team Management during matches, this was a visual issue only.
  • The Squad Hub did not always correctly display a player’s availability following a red card.
  • Following some transfers, the financial tip could have incorrectly listed that a sum of zero could have been saved.
  • In Player Career, the Player Growth Hub did not always display Attribute increases from Activities, this was a visual issue only.
  • Objectives did not display in Player Career when two input devices were enabled.
  • For some transfers, the letter grade shown on screen was unintentionally negative.
  • Addressed a stability issue that could occur in Training.

Made the following change:

  • Added a Take Me There shortcut in both Pro Clubs and VOLTA FOOTBALL to allow for quick swapping between the two.

Addressed the following issues:

  • In a rare case, the Pro Clubs Skill Tree did not display the correct Attribute increases, this was a visual issue only.
  • When viewing a max level Virtual Pro from Pro Clubs leaderboards, their level could be incorrectly listed as 101.
  • Reduced ball velocity following a Power Shot in VOLTA FOOTBALL.
  • Some VOLTA ARCADE instructions did not display correctly.
  • [PC Only] Pro Clubs Leaderboards did not always update correctly when scrolling quickly.
  • The post match screens did not always display the correct amount of goals scored by the player Avatar.
  • The Signature Abilities descriptions did not list the advantages of the Take Flight ability.
  • Sometimes, players had to advance twice from post match screens in Pro Clubs.
  • The Avatar’s kit did not update after their name was edited in VOLTA FOOTBALL.
  • Sometimes, your Avatar’s Match Rating incorrectly displayed a different number between the in-game Match Rating and the post match screens.
  • Players could sometimes appear stuck in place after a VOLTA Battles match.
  • Addressed a stability issue that could occur in VOLTA ARCADE.

General, Audio, and Visual
Made the following change:

  • Updated some kits, celebrations, balls, boots, pre-match sequences, commentary lines, head accessories, UI elements, stadiums, broadcast packages, negotiation scenes, and button callouts.

Addressed the following issues:

  • [PC Only] Addressed instances of EA anticheat errors 5 and 740.
    • This issue was most commonly seen when installing FIFA 23 with an administrator Windows account, and then attempting to launch the game with a non-administrator account.
  • [PC Only] Addressed instances of FIFA 23 closing quickly after launch.
    • This issue was most commonly seen if game files were repaired or the Denuvo license key expired.
  • [PC Only] Controllers connected via Bluetooth could unintentionally scroll through the menus without any player input.
  • In some scenarios, away kits did not display correctly in Kick Off Team and Kit Select.
  • [PC Only] The FIFA Trainer did not function correctly when using the Keyboard or Keyboard + Mouse Controller Settings presets.
  • [PS5 Only] Reduced the default volume on DualSense wireless controllers
  • Removed some placeholder images found in Tournaments.
  • The points counter would not always display when in control of the zone in King of the Hill.
  • Updated instances of typos and placeholder text.
  • EA Social was not accessible from the FUT Champions Play-Offs Preview screen.
  • In some cases, changes to the difficulty level did not save for VOLTA FOOTBALL Kick Off matches.
  • Addressed some instances of button conflicts in menus.
  • Addressed instances of various stability issues.

That wraps up everything we know about the FIFA 23 update 4 patch and what players can expect to be different moving forward.

For more FIFA 23 news and content, check out the latest on World Cup ICONS, as well as our TOTW 9 predictions.

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