FIFA 18 Update 1.05 Alters Gameplay, Read the Patch Notes

November 14, 2017Written by Tyler Treese

FIFA 18 update 1.05

Electronic Arts put out a new FIFA 18 update today, and it brings with it a key gameplay change. FIFA 18 update 1.05 removes “the chance for the CPU AI controlled player to receive a second yellow card when trying to push or pull an opponent.” This was being abused in-game by players.

Check out the complete FIFA 18 update 1.05 patch notes below:

This update includes the following change, which was made because some players were using an unintended gameplay mechanic to beat the computer on higher difficulty levels in FUT Squad Battles:

Made the following change in Gameplay:

Removed the chance for the CPU AI controlled player to receive a second yellow card when trying to push or pull an opponent, with the exception of an attacker who is through on goal and 1 on 1 with the keeper.

  • This has no impact on human controlled players.

To better explain this change we wanted to provide some additional context around how the CPU team plays the game.

  • The CPU plays the game as you would, limited by the same input restrictions as a human player is.
  • This means that the CPU team has an active player, just like you do, which we call the CPU AI controlled player.
  • A CPU AI controlled player exists in the following circumstances:
    • On a team with no human players.
      • For example, the CPU controlled team in Squad Battles.
    • On a team with human players who are all locked to specific players, that also has CPU teammates.
      • For example, a Pro Clubs team, with less than 11 human players, with no ANY player.
  • A CPU AI controlled player does not exist in the following circumstances:
    • On a team with human players who are not locked to specific players.
      • For example, a team in FUT Champions.

FIFA 18 update 1.05 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

[Source: EA Sports]