EA has announced that a patch for FIFA 2011 will be available to download tomorrow. EA have reviewed all the feedback since the game’s launch as had made a significant number of changes to the game. The patch release dates are November 12th for PS3 and November 17th for Xbox 360. You can see the changelog of the patch below.
You’ll now find that the implementation of the offside rule in the game is more accurate, both in terms of when the infringement is called and in terms of player positions when it happens. Occasional strange player positioning at kick-off have also gone away, while shooting from weak volleys has been improved, too. Importantly, so-called ‘micro-pausing’ during gameplay will also be a thing of the past. Overall, your gameplay experience should now be even better.
Your match fixtures during the season for cups and leagues, as well as the time of day they all happen, should now be much more realistic. They have also improved how accurately player ratings and growth are displayed, as well as making sure the players get the awards they deserve, when they deserve them. Using an exploit to secure a $2 billion budget has now gone away, while the emails you receive as a manager will be more appropriate and players you’ve loaned out will now be easier to see and manage.
Online Head to Head
Matchmaking will be enhanced, particularly in terms of initially connecting to an opponent, while they have removed a couple of exploits that people were using to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents. Also, players will now no longer be able to use Passing Power Assistance in ranked matches.
With the game update they will be making a range of improvements to stats and league-table presentation, as well as improving the camera motion when your player is a long way from the ball.
You’ll now find that cut-scenes are improved during substitutions, along with a range of more subtle improvements around of the game.
Creation Centre teams will now benefit from crowd chants, whilst the custom chants have been improved as well. They have also managed to enhance a few audio triggers during gameplay, meaning you’ll get an even better atmosphere as things happen during a match.
The general performance of the game when it involves teams and players created via the Creation Centre has been improved. Also, you’ll now find that the formations and attributes you set on the web will now transfer more accurately to the console.
Live Season will be available for multiple users on the same console. Some people who had switched from an inactive XBL account to a Gold Account were having problems seeing the content of the store – that’s now been remedied.
Lincoln City and Montpellier kits should now be accurate.