FIFA 20 Update #16 patch notes: Connection Monitoring, kit & tifo update - Dexerto

FIFA 20 Update #16 patch notes: Connection Monitoring, kit & tifo update

Published: 28/Apr/2020 23:46

by Alan Bernal


FIFA 20 has a new update in store for their PC community that’s bringing a better way for players to monitor their connection to the EA SPORTS servers, along with visual updates to some kits.

While it’s unclear if the update will come to the rest of the FIFA ecosystems, namely PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it should already be available for PC players to test out. This isn’t the biggest patch for FIFA, but it still holds worthwhile additions to catch up on.

Not only are the devs getting people excited for plans to TOTW Moments, they’re also fine tuning the online experience, which could be precursors for the next iteration of the game.

Connection Monitoring

Connection to EA SPORTS servers can suffer during an online match in FIFA 20.

Though it’s not going to fix any of the connection issues that players have been experiencing throughout online fixtures, it will give them a heads up on where the problems are stemming from.

The option will give a batch of players the ability to see a certain information that gives them the status of their connection. Not all FIFA 20 players will get the update.

This is an experimental addition to the game’s options that are going to go into practice soon, but could be refined by the time FIFA 21 rolls around.

Visual updates

Some kits in FIFA 20 are getting visual updates.

The EA SPORTS devs weren’t entirely specific, but they’ve added updates to numerous kits and tifos in the game.

These will hopefully allow the immersion of the football simulator to be more effective with new animations and shirts coming to the game.

Meanwhile, a fix to scrolling line ups not displaying the correct names has been addressed, hopefully ironing out any errors there.

VOLTA will properly display saved custom character changes.

As for fans of VOLTA FOOTBALL, you’ll be glad to hear that the issue with avatar’s saved customizations not displaying has also been fixed.

There are a few more updates to be aware of so catch all the new changes made to FIFA 20 on PC in the patch notes below.


Made the following change:

  • Added a Connection Monitoring option in Settings.
  • This option enables the display of certain information regarding your connection while in an online match.
  • This option is currently only available to a select group of players while we gather feedback and tune the associated values. We will communicate our plans for releasing this to a wider audience when more information is available.
  • All other players will see this option as greyed out, and will not be able to toggle it on at this time.


Made the following change:

  • Updates to multiple kits and tifos.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Scrolling line ups were not correctly displaying names.
  • In VOLTA FOOTBALL, the avatar’s saved customizations were not displayed in some cases.

FIFA 21 Rulebreakers promo countdown: leaks, start time, predictions

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:13

by Isaac McIntyre


EA SPORTS has begun officially unveiling this year’s Halloween promo event for Ultimate Team, and it looks like we’ll actually be getting something a little out of the ordinary in FIFA 21… “Rulebreakers.” Here’s everything we know so far.

The last few years have seen Ultimate Scream rule the last weeks of October. The Halloween themed promo has been trotted out in Ultimate Team for the last three years, but the special event’s ‘reign of terror’ seems to be coming to an end.

Instead, a new “Rulebreakers” promo seems to be looming on the horizon.

EA SPORTS teased the event on Twitter on Oct. 21, with only three letters ⁠— two Rs and an S ⁠— and a fragmented FUT card. Soon after, Dexerto dataminer FutWatch confirmed the hidden word would eventually spell out ‘Rulebreakers.’

When will the “Rulebreakers” promo begin?

FIFA’s spooky Ultimate Team promo ⁠— or at least, what Dexerto assumes is replacing the Ultimate Scream event this time around ⁠— is still based around Halloween. That means the promo will start this week, on Friday, October 23.

The event should run for just over a week, past the Halloween weekend.

If the timing on the “Rulebreakers” promo is the same as FUT’s spooky Ultimate Scream, we should see it last for just over a week. That means any special packs, challenges, and promo deals that hit Ultimate Team will last until November 2.

We’ll likely get a first-look reveal of the new promo event, and an upgraded team along with it, ahead of that 6pm Friday release time. Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter accounts, @UltimateTeamUK and @FutWatch, to see the news.

Rulebreakers predictions: new FIFA 21 upgrades?

Here’s where it gets a little tricky ⁠— EA SPORTS hasn’t really given us any clues about the potential upgrade team beyond the name. In fact, they haven’t even given us that yet, and we had to rely on Ultimate Team leaks to learn the truth.

That being said, it does sound like “Rulebreakers” could be one of two things. The first is those ‘destroyer’ players who pick up cards left and right, get stuck in on the pitch, and just rule the roost with their imposing presence in-game.

This is backed up by the promo’s background pitch line; it’s been crossed.

The second could be more meta. The title, ‘Rulebreakers,’ could refer to cards being pulled out of position, and breaking the rules. Maybe we’ll see a 90+ pace center back ⁠— lord knows this meta needs one ⁠— or a 99 physical wingback upgrade.

Possible ‘Rulebreaker’ players

  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Diego Costa (Atlético Madrid)
  • Pepe (Arsenal)
  • Richarlison (Everton)
  • Erik Lamela (Tottenham)
  • David Luiz (Arsenal)
  • Luis Suarez (Atlético Madrid)
  • Harry Maguire (Manchester United)
  • Arturo Vidal (Juventus)
  • Nigel de Jong (Al-Shahania)
  • Hatem Ben Arfa (Bordeaux)
  • Radja Nainggolan (Inter Milan)
FIFA 21 richarlison
Everton striker Richarlison is a good Premier League shout for the “Rulebreakers” team.

So there you have it ⁠— everything we know about FIFA 21’s new Rulebreakers Halloween promo so far. Make sure if you’ve got a few FUT coins saved up you keep them in your back pocket; there could be some cracking cards on the way!

We’ll update this article when the promo begins. As always, stick with us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK for all the latest FIFA news, updates, and content.