Patch notes from EA Sports confirms all the major changes in the new FIFA 18 update, going live today on PS4 and Xbox One.

The new changes will be going live around the same time as the latest FUT TOTW lineup, giving players a double incentive to update quickly.

FIFA 18 updates have started popping up for fans on PS4, although some are reporting that the actual game doesn’t appear to have updated.

The patch notes flashing up for players are already listed on the official FIFA 18 website, and should already be live on Xbox One and PC.

The new patch weighs in at around the 1GB mark on the PS4 and slightly higher on the Xbox One.

Here are the latest patch notes listed by EA Sports which appear to be going live on FIFA 18 PS4 and Xbox One:

Made the following changes in Gameplay:

  • After kickoff, the defending team will be more compact in defense.
  • Their attacking players will be less aggressive in pushing up the field.
  • Their defensive players will close the space between them and their attacking players to reduce the gap and limit the attacking team’s space.

Addressed the following issues in Gameplay:

  • Goalkeepers unnecessarily clearing the ball when it was passed to them in certain situations.

Made the following changes in FIFA Ultimate team:

The following changes have been made for all FUT Champions Weekend League matches:

  • All matches will now take place in the FeWC Stadium, with the Time Of Day always set to Night and Weather always set to clear.
  • The Pre-Match screens will no longer display which team is the Home team or Away team; instead, players will always see their team on the left side of the screen, with their opponent’s team displaying on the right side.
  • You will no longer see your opponent’s kits in either gameplay or the Pre-Match screens; instead, you will see your opponent wearing your unselected Active Kit.
  • For example, if you choose to play the match in your Home kit, you will see your opponent play the match in your Away kit.
  • The Kit Selection and Match Preview screens have been updated as a result of this change.
  • The Orbit Camera can now be used when watching FUT champions channel replays.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate team:

  • The Player Fitness and Squad Fitness search filters on the FUT Transfer Market not returning the correct items.
  • The Player Contract and Manager Contract search filters on the FUT Transfer Market not returning the correct items.
  • The Specialties displayed for some inform players, in the Team Management screens of a FUT Online Match, were incorrect.
  • This was a visual issue only with no impact on gameplay.

Made the following changes in Online Modes:

  • Updated the colors used for the Connection Quality Bars in all Online modes, including in FUT.
  • 5, 4 and 3 bars are green.
  • 2 bars is yellow.
  • 1 bar is red.

Addressed the following issues in Online Modes:

  • A player’s Pro Clubs Virtual Pro having incorrect attributes if it was created when the player is not connected to the servers.

Made the following changes in Audio / Visual / Presentation:

  • Updates to a number of kits.

The FIFA 18 TOTW 20 line-up has been revealed, and as predicted, there are no Premier League players in the starting line-up.

The first eleven, however, does include big name players such as PSG’s Angel Di Maria and Napoli’s Dries Mertens. The new FUT cards will be available at 6pm GMT, with the FIFA 18 TOTW 19 line-up available until then.



  • Emiliano Viviano – GK – OVR 84


  • Naldo – CB – OVR 86
  • Jerome Boateng – CB – OVR 89
  • Juanfran – RB – OVR 85


  • Soualiho Meite – CM – OVR 81
  • Toni Kroos – CM – OVR 91
  • Quaresma – RM – OVR 85
  • Samu Castillejo – RM – OVR 83
  • Filip Kostic – CF – OVR 84
  • Angel Di Maria – RW – OVR 86
  • Dries Mertens – ST – OVR 89


  • Hendrik Van Crombrugge – GK – OVR 78
  • Santiago Arias – RB – OVR 81
  • Edin Višća – RM – OVR 82
  • Diego Castro – CF – OVR 81
  • Steven Berghuis – RW – OVR 81
  • Sofiane Hanni – ST – OVR 81
  • Nils Petersen – ST – OVR 84


  • Nolan Roux – LM – OVR 79
  • Waldemar Sobota – LM – OVR 78
  • Fabrício – ST – OVR 76
  • De Tomás – ST – OVR 79
  • Moise Kean – ST – OVR 74

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