EA FC 24 update 5 patch notes: Whipped pass nerf, Evolution fix, more

Ryan Lemay
Salah in EA FC 24

The EA FC 24 devs dropped an update that nerfs the whipped pass PlayStyle, buffs goalkeeper animations, and finally fixes an Evolution bug.

Evolutions are a game-changer in EA FC 24. The new system allows Ultimate Team users to upgrade player cards, making their favorite footballers hold their own in the game’s meta. For example, Trailblazer Interceptor boosts non-rare gold cards into midfield powerhouses.

Unfortunately, this particular Evolution suffered from a few glitches, as the final upgrade level removed a PlayStyle and made it impossible for players to start a game if the card was in their starting lineup. Community members felt cheated as the Evolution costs 75,000 coins or 1,500 UT points, totaling around $15.

EA heard the complaints and finally resolved the issue in the latest update. Let’s jump right into what fans can expect to see the next time they log in.

Moukoko in EA FC 24

EA FC 24 Update 5 patch notes

Here are the full Update 5 patch notes. EA did not provide a

Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • Further addressed instances of a stability issue when entering the store through an Evolutions screen.
  • In some specific scenarios, Player Items going through an Evolution could have unintentionally lost some PlayStyles.
    • Impacted Player Items should now have their correct PlayStyles.
  • Addressed a stability issue that could have occurred when attempting to start a match with some Evolution Player Items in the squad.


Made the following changes:

  • Slightly reduced the velocity of Ground Passes taken at extreme angles.
  • Reduced potential accuracy of crosses taken by players with the Whipped Pass and Whipped Pass+ PlayStyles.
  • Improved Goalkeeper reactions to shots aimed at their near post.

Addressed the following issues:

  • In some cases, user-controlled players could have moved towards a ball’s path when not requested to.
  • Addressed some instances of ball carriers unintentionally winning the ball back following a stumble animation when tackled.
  • Contextual Swerve Passes could have been performed by players without the Incisive Pass, Incisive Pass+, Trivela, and Trivela+ PlayStyles.
  • In some cases, a requested cross could have resulted in the ball carrier stepping over the ball instead of crossing with the foot closest to the touchline.
  • Goalkeepers were not using the intended amount of strength when deflecting the ball in some instances.
  • A first time pass could have been unintentionally requested when activating Player Lock.
  • Following a goalkeeper red card, the Team Management screen could have become unresponsive.
  • In some situations, set piece run-up animations did not always play correctly.
  • Players rejoining the match from outside of the pitch could have sometimes passed through other players.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issues:

  • In some cases, players did not regenerate stamina after international matches in Manager Career.
  • In Player Career, the Player widget was incorrectly present during some tutorial screens.
  • In Player Career, duplicate or similar Objectives could have unintentionally occurred at the same time.
  • Addressed instances of a stability issue that could have occurred.


Addressed the following issue:

  • Addressed a stability issue that could have occurred when completing a Skill Game.


Addressed the following issue:

  • During the Foot Golf Arcade game, the timer did not display correctly.

General, Audio, and Video

Made the following change:

  • Updated some UI elements, kits, celebrations, audio, broadcast packages, balls, badges, reactions, and ad boards.

Addressed the following issue:

  • Addressed instances of a stability issue that could have occurred.
  • [Switch Only] Addressed instances of incorrect button mappings and conflicts.

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