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EA SPORTS reveals changes to improve FIFA 20 servers

Published: 7/Jul/2020 14:59

by Connor Bennett

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EA SPORTS have made a few adjustments to the FIFA 20 servers that should make brief moments of lag slightly less annoying moving forward. 

The EA servers are constantly under scrutiny from FIFA players who have been scorned by a disconnect, a bit of lag, or just being unable to connect when there’s a flash sale on in the pack store. 

They have been a constant bugbear for years, and while EA have made strides to improve them – even adding new servers around the world – problems still loom large.

However, the FIFA devs have made a new change that should spell the end of some problems where your frame rate is affected by short spikes of lag. 

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Everyone has run into the EA Servers at least once in FIFA.

In their July 30 update, the developers noted that they’ve made a few tweaks. Though, it might not be the sweeping changes that some fans want.

Made an adjustment intended to improve the online performance in a match that is being impacted by frequent network jitter,” part of the new patch notes reads.

The change is further explained, with the solution that it is supposed to provide is noted as well. “During an online match with frequent network jitter, this change is intended to help hold a steady frame-rate and reduce visual stutters,” EA added. 

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The new message from the FIFA patch notes.

Just by reading the explanation, experienced FIFA players will be able to cast their minds back to a time where a game has been lagging ever so slightly and stutters end up ruining an attacking move. 

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Hopefully, this change will put an end to that, though, we’ll just have to wait and see what happened when players flood the servers in order to play the upcoming round of FUT Champs Weekend League. 

Make sure to let us know if you see any benefits from the change by tweeting us @UltimateTeamUK.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 10 live: Griezmann, Mendy, Lautaro, more

Published: 2/Dec/2020 18:00 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 18:07

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 10, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including the full squad and any leaks.

We’ll be honest right up front; this isn’t the best Team of the Week we’ve ever seen, but there are plenty of hidden gems in the squad nonetheless.

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Barcelona’s Antoine Greizmann, and Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman were all standout players over the weekend – with plenty of solid, if unspectacular cards, also in the running for TOTW 10.

FIFA 21 TOTW 10

The squad is headlined by Barcelona forward Griezmann, who had a spectacular goal in their weekend matchup against Osasuna. Lautaro Martinez, Iago Aspas, and Brighton keeper Pacheco tie for the second-highest rating of this TOTW, all featuring 86 overall ratings.

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy also gets in with his first In-Form of the year, sneaking into the conversation of potentially being a viable left-back option in the Prem.

Team of the Week 10 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS released the tenth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 10 promo began at 6pm (UK time), as per usual. That’s 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

TOTW player upgrades are now always announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the teams as soon as they’re live.

Iago Aspas could be one of the best FIFA 21 stars in the next Team of the Week.
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Iago Aspas is one of the best FIFA 21 stars in the next Team of the Week.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 10 leaks

Three weeks ago, EA SPORTS accidentally revealed a number of upgraded players early, totally by accident. In TOTW 8 and 9, they were extra careful to avoid that mistake. TOTW 10, however, appears to have had the same fate befall it.

Twelve players across the starting TOTW lineup, and the sub bench, were revealed early in FIFA 21 through the Ultimate Team Weekend League player pick packs. The next Team of the Week isn’t released until Dec. 2, but the players arrived early.

Here are the dozen leaked players who have already been found:

Leaked TOTW 10 players

  • Lautaro Martinez
  • Iago Aspas
  • Fabian Peña
  • Ruben Aguilar
  • Florian Neuhaus
  • Wout Weghorst
  • Dani Pacheco
  • Raphinha
  • Toko Ekambi 
  • Benoît Costil
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Benjamin Mendy

If more leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 10 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Griezmann is one of twelve FUT stars seemingly already confirmed for TOTW 10.
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Griezmann is one of twelve FUT stars that were already confirmed for TOTW 10.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 10 predictions

As always, ahead of this TOTW release, we compiled a list of all the players that could have gotten IF cards this week; let’s see how many of our predictions came true!

  • Sam Johnstone – West Bromwich Albion
  • Fernando Pacheco – Alaves
  • Angelino – RB Leipzig
  • Ruben Aguilar – AS Monaco
  • Gaetano Letizia – Benevento
  • Alessio Romangoli – AC Milan
  • Sean Morrison – Cardiff City
  • Ellyes Skhiri – FC Koln
  • Davy Klaasen – Ajax
  • Florian Nehaus – Borussia Monchengladbach
  • Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar
  • Miguel Veloso – Hellas Verona
  • Akihiro Ienaga – Kawasaki-F
  • Raphinha – Leeds United
  • Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
  • Philip Zinckernagel – FK Bodø/Glimt
  • Karl Toko-Ekambi – Lyon
  • Kingsley Coman – Bayern Munich
  • Dominik Szoboszlai – RB Salzburg
  • Mbaye Diagne – Galatasary 
  • Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona
  • Wout Weghorst – Wolfsburg
  • Mama Samba Baldé – Dijon
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Early TOTW 10 leaks were right in confirming Benjamin Mendy as one of the IF cards this week.

There you have it – everything you need to know for Team of the Week 10 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team! Any players who thinking about getting your hands on? Let us know by tweeting us @UltimateTeamUK!