FIFA 20 Update #12 nerfs Overload Ball Side tactics – full patch notes

David Purcell
FIFA 20 update 12
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EA SPORTS have finally rolled out their FIFA 20 Update #12 across all platforms (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) and there’s a lot to unpack, so let’s run through the patch notes. 

The new update adds a brand new Copa Libertadores experience to the video game series, the first time in the franchise’s history, meaning that players can now celebrate the South American competition in-game.

However, there’s much more than that for FIFA players to dig through in the patch, which rolled out on March 3.

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A big change to the way players press in FIFA 20 has been implemented in Update #12.

Official details for Update #12 was announced via the official EA SPORTS FIFA forum, confirming that the Overload Ball Side in-game tactic, which is used by many pro players and Weekend League competitors, will impact player stamina much more than it used to – as a result the patch.

Let’s take a look at the new trailer and full notes, which can be found below.

FIFA 20 CONMEBOL Libertadores trailer

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FIFA 20 Update #12 patch notes


Made the following changes:

  • Increased the impact of the Overload Ball Side D-Pad Tactic on in-game Stamina.
  • Increased the impact of the Constant Pressure D-Pad Tactic on in-game Stamina in order to match the impact of Overload Ball Side.

General: Conmebol Libertadores

Made the following changes:

  • Added CONMEBOL competitions to Career Mode and Kick Off.
  • Added the CONMEBOL Libertadores as a standalone competition in the main menu.
  • Added new stadiums, teams, kits, and presentation packages for CONMEBOL competitions.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • Quick Selling Squad Fitness Items from the Squad Actions menu displayed an incorrect Quick Sell value, and the Item was unable to be Quick Sold.
  • Player Pick Items were not displaying correctly on the FUT Champions end of match Rank Progression screen.

Volta Football

Some tweaks have also been made to Volta Football.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Avatars recruited after the Tokyo event in the VOLTA STORY were incorrectly retaining an Attribute increase until VOLTA STORY was exited.
  • Addressed instances of debug text displaying in the VOLTA SHOP.


Made the following changes:

  • Added 17 new Star Heads.
    • These will only be available following a server update.
  • Updates to multiple kits, stadiums, and ad boards.

On a side note, some players have encountered a problem after the update went live, with the following message being displayed on screen: “EAS FC Catalogue update 1 appears to be damaged and cannot be used.” To fix this, simply press cancel and FIFA 20 should run as normal.

What did you make of the new update? Let us know on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK.