FIFA 20 Update 1.08 Patch Notes – Gameplay, FUT, Career Mode, And More Bug Fixes

FIFA 20 has received Update 1.08 (also called Title update #7). A few days ago they released the update only for PC, but you can now also download Update 1.08 for FIFA 20 on PS4 and Xbox One. The download and install size of Update 1.08 on the PS4 will be 2.2 GB. Please take note that depending on the platform you are using, the size of the download may also be different.

You will find that Update 1.08 has made a lot of changes to gameplay, like the change they made to increase the effectiveness of shots taken 15.24 meters/50 feet or closer to the target. There are also different general bug fixes in Title update #7 (Update 1.08) for FUT, Career Mode, Volta Football, and many more.

UPDATE: EA also released Update 1.09 today for PS4 and Xbox One. The patch notes of FIFA 20 Update 1.09 only stipulate that there are various changes and fixes. Unfortunately, we don’t have a a verified list of bug fixes with more details.

FIFA 20 is the latest edition of the sports sim saga of EA Sports, and the 7th installment of the series in the console generation led by Xbox One and PS4, as well as Nintendo Switch. It is the most complete, ambitious and varied delivery of FIFA in the last decade, including groundbreaking modes such as VOLTA Football. Below you will find the complete list of FIFA 20 Update 1.08 patch notes.

Gameplay (General):

Made the following changes:

  • Increased the effectiveness of shots taken 15.24 meters/50 feet or closer to the target.
  • These shots will now be less likely to be impacted by error.
  • The impact of ball velocity and vertical ball velocity on all types of shots inside the box has been reduced.
  • The target, in this context, is the exact location of where the ball is expected to go, determined through a mixture of directional input, and the Shooting Assistance setting.
  • This change is intended to bring shooting closer in-line with how it is portrayed on the real-life pitch.
  • Improved accuracy of Ground Passes when performed in easy passing situations.
  • An easy passing situation in FIFA 20 generally occurs when there is no pressure or interference from the defending team, and when the pass is performed at a reasonable angle and distance.
  • This change does not impact Through Passes and Lobbed Passes.
  • Increased the speed of Ground Passes performed during Goal Kicks, Free Kicks, and Corner Kicks.
  • Penalty Takers will no longer move their heads once the Shoot action is performed.
  • The Penalty Taker’s head will lock to the middle once the run-up begins.
  • This change does not affect the ability to continue aiming the kick during the run-up.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Instances of a user-controlled player not being able to manually Player Switch to a different player during a Standing Tackle action.
  • This issue was affecting Player Switching with the Right Stick and the Player Switch button.
  • The camera was sometimes taking too long to transition during Goal Kicks and Corner Kicks.
  • Slightly increased the impact of high Attributes on error reduction for certain regular shot situations, such as high powered and under pressure shots.
  • The change impact all shots, including Finesse and Chip shots.

FUT:

Made the following changes:

  • Added a Matches Played counter on the Squad Battles Opponent Select screen.
  • This Matches Played counter in FIFA 20 tracks the first 40 played and/or skipped weekly competition matches.
  • Once all 40 weekly competition matches have been played or skipped, any further matches played in Squad Battles will not have any impact on the Weekly Score until the next Squad Battles competition begins.

Addressed the following issues:

  • The UI and Player Items in FIFA 20 were sometimes loading in at different times during kit selection.
  • An incorrect FUT Champions Rank Crest was sometimes displaying on the FUT Online tab and FUT Hub.
  • This was a visual issue only.

Career Mode:

Addressed the following issues:

  • Visual corruption in FIFA 20 when opening the action list in the Squad HUB after exiting the contract negotiation scene in some situations.

VOLTA FOOTBALL:

Addressed the following issues:

  • The Team Management screen in FIFA 20 was inaccessible during Kick-Off VOLTA FOOTBALL Survival matches.
  • After scoring a goal, the scorer’s name was sometimes not displaying during a kick-off.
  • Update to the Open Winter FC Windbreaker Jacket not displaying on the Avatar in VOLTA FOOTBALL.

Kick Off:

Addressed the following issues:

  • Live Form arrows were not displaying in Team Management prior to a match.

General:

Addressed the following issues:

  • Visual corruption when entering, exiting, and re-entering Team Management, from the Pause Menu, during a match.

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 in FIFA 20 to multiple stadiums, badges, shoes, balls, ad boards, and kits.
  • Updates to some of the broadcast packages.

In other news, for some years, Electronic Arts has dedicated time and effort to develop the competitive FIFA scene. This dedication has paid off and has delivered exciting tournaments that are well received by the community. It is for this reason that the distributor continues to invest in improving it, and that is why FIFA 20 will be the largest by far.

Through a statement, Electronic Arts shared the first details of the EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series, the competitive scene of FIFA 20. To begin, it will continue its expansion by allowing more than 20 of the world’s most important leagues to make local competitions.

Among the FIFA 20 Global Series members are the Premier League, The Australian A-League, the Austrian Bundesliga, the Maltese Premier League, the Norwegian Elite Serien, the Polish Ekstraklasa, the Saudi Professional League, the Ukraine Premier League and others. With this, the competitive FIFA scene can reach many more players and thus become much bigger.

That’s not all, since the FIFA 20 Global Series will also have several exciting competitions throughout the year. For example, the UEFA eChampions League will return, and in it the best teams in Europe will compete.

There will also be FIFA 20 events such as the FUT Champions Cup and the qualifying events for the FIFA eWorld Cup. There will also be the FIFA eNations Cup, a tournament in which the countries can create a selection so that their players have more opportunities to take part in international events.

I remind you that FIFA 20 released on September 27, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.