Broken FIFA 20 goalkeeper animation glitch lets anything go in

Broken FIFA 20 goalkeeper animation glitch lets anything go in

Published: 26/Aug/2020 15:41

by David Purcell


Goalkeeper animations have been overhauled in FIFA 21, but that’s not really any help for FIFA 20 players experiencing big problems with the animations in-game. 

There should be nobody you trust more on the pitch than your goalkeeper. They could be the difference between a win, and a loss or draw.

Investing in a good set of hands between the sticks is important in just about any game mode you can think of: Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs, even Volta.

However, it doesn’t matter how much you’ve spent, whether it’s a big name keeper or a high-rated star – nothing can stop the ball from going in when a gameplay issue plagues the game.

FIFA 20 player shows just how bad keepers are

FIFA 20 ederson goalkeeper
It doesn’t matter how good your goalkeeper is, this bug hits hard.

Now, there is no real way of classifying this as a glitch or a bug in FIFA 20, although it’s certainly not supposed to happen. That’s for sure.

Reddit user TheClassicK, as well as a load of others in the comments, have flagged a problem that crops up in the 90th minute of matches. Instead of moving towards the ball to save it with their hands, a clip shows Marc-Andre ter Stegen not even stretching in the direction of the shot.

Instead, once it’s passed him and nestled in the net, an animation is triggered.

The poster said: “Probably one of the most annoying things about the game all year – GK avoiding shots like they’re bullets at the 90th minute.”

Probably one of the most annoying things about the game all year – GK avoiding shots like they’re bullets at the 90th minute. from FIFA

Long-standing issue, but FIFA 21 may fix it

This has been a frustration for some time now, with the community seemingly frustrated about the state of gameplay.

The post shot up to top spot on the FIFA subreddit on August 26, but really this has been happening for quite a while beforehand. The longer it goes on, the more vocal fans become.

One user in the comments said: “Never understood GK animations in FIFA. Like why won’t he stretch even a bit for this shot? Similarly, on countless other situations, the ball just flies by some inches from the keeper and he just decides not to make any effort whatsoever to save it.”

FIFA 21 Inter Milan team
EA SPORTS have promised goalkeeper changes in FIFA 21.

Another posted: “It’s understandable how difficult it is to get all the animations spot on considering how many interactions and movements there are in the game, but it’s unacceptable when you’re looking at a massive company that’s been making the same game for a decade and still doesn’t have it anywhere near an acceptable level.”

The scrutiny on developers may be intense for FIFA 20 gameplay, although all eyes will soon turn to the series’ next installment.

In FIFA 21, EA has confirmed goalkeeper will be given a big AI overhaul – something that has been promised before – as well as a whole host of other changes, laid out in the pitch notes. For more information on that, check out our FIFA 21 news hub.


FIFA 21 pro Tekkz hits FUT Champs Rank 1 but gets worst rewards ever

Published: 29/Oct/2020 13:33 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 13:34

by David Purcell


Fnatic’s pro player Donovan ‘Tekkz’ Hunt reached the highest possible rank in FIFA 21 FUT Champs Weekend League for Week 2, guaranteeing him an Ultimate TOTW pack full of special cards from Team of the Week 5. If you thought it was just you getting bad rewards, wait until you see this. 

Player picks and bonus packs are all part of the game in the Weekend League. Every competitor enters the arena with 30 games to play, and if you’re like Tekkz who secured a 30-0 record, you will secure yourself the top band of rewards one way or another.

Now, every week you will see screenshots of tremendous picks on social media, with members of the community boasting about who they managed to pack.

Well, it wasn’t one of those types of weeks for Tekkz, who had to walk out of the room after seeing his most valuable pack open.

FIFA 21 FUT Champions arena
FIFA 21 players play all of their games at the new FUT Champions Arena.

Worst ever FIFA 21 FUT Champs rewards?

On October 29, just two days before Halloween kicks off, Tekkz was given a terrible fright by opening his Ultimate TOTW pack.

This includes a full set of Team of the Week players, which typically have the best cards inside to reward somebody playing at such a high level. However, after choosing to open it up, almost instantly he said: “Was that not a walkout?” He walked away from his camera soon after, standing by his door.

There are ways to notice right away if you have a walkout, seen here in our handy guide, and clearly the Fnatic pro knows his stuff.

As he looked back at the screen, he froze. It wasn’t Joe Gomez. It wasn’t Federico Valverde, and certainly not Wilfred Zaha. Staring back at him was the In-Form Jean-Pierre Nsame, from Young Boys, just 82-rated.

Just before the FIFA 21 FUT Champs pack opened somebody in the chat had suggested to save it, but he was confident Liverpool’s defender was going to be added to his team.

Right after he saw his pack, he branded the whole thing “bulls**t” and ended the livestream. This was supposed to be a moment for his followers to see a great player walk out of the pack, but it wasn’t to be.

He concluded: “I am going asleep boys, that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m going asleep.”

A lot of people would do the same.