EA SPORTS just released new FIFA 21 update for Ultimate Team: patch notes

David Purcell

EA SPORTS have released a new title update for FIFA 21 that makes several changes to Ultimate Team, Career Mode, and gameplay. Luckily for you, we’ve got the full patch notes. 

As far as Ultimate Team players are concerned, there’s been a lot going on in recent weeks. They have had the Team of the Week to keep them occupied, and then dotted around that weekly event has been other promos – most recently the What If event. 

For those who sit down to play some of the other modes, changes are pretty much few and far between these days. Updates to the game, though, can be an opportunity to grind through some more content.

Last year, in-game updates brought with them the CONMEBOL event and a whole host of changes to VOLTA Football have been made this time, with celebrities having been added previously.

On March 4, the developers decided to roll out another update for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Playstation 4 and PS5. If you’re wondering what’s changed this time, don’t worry, we’ve got all of the tweaks in one place below.

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A number of changes have been made in FIFA 21 update 11.1. 

FIFA 21 update 11.1 patch notes

Every change below from the FIFA 21 update was confirmed by EA SPORTS on their official FIFA blog.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • When a previously locked Objective group was unlocked, it could have still continued to display as locked until the player exited and re-entered FUT.
  • The end-of-match Squad Battles FUT Coin Skill Rewards calculation did not always display correctly.
    • This was a visual issue only and did not impact the calculation.
  • After viewing the Captain’s Squad in a Co-Op Lobby, the background player models could remain on screen even when navigating through other menus.
  • In some cases, the Search Filters on the Stadium tab of the Transfer Market displayed placeholder text.
  • Sometimes, the Stadium menu could filter Item searches by Ball Items instead of the correct Item category.
  • In some situations, crowd flags incorrectly displayed a placeholder badge.
  • [PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Only] Addressed a typo found on a Goal Song Item.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issue:

  • Qualification for the Asian Continental Cup did not function correctly.


Addressed the following issue:

  • In Squad Management, the Player Chemistry UI element present on Avatars did not display the correct value.
    • This was a visual error only and did not impact Chemistry calculations.

FIFA Online

Addressed the following issues:

  • [PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Only] When accessing the Privacy Setting screen from the main menu, the Title could load indefinitely.
  • The Soccer Aid team was incorrectly available to use in Online Seasons.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following changes:

  • Added the Input Overlay option to the Visual tab found in Game Settings.
    • When enabled, the Input Overlay displays on screen visuals that enables players to see which inputs they performed in game and how they’re processed when in online matches.
    • Input Overlay can be configured in three different ways:
      • Input Only: one wireless controller graphic is shown on screen and it displays inputs performed in a match.
      • Input Only + Online Response: two wireless controller graphics are shown on screen, displaying both your local inputs and the inputs processed by a FIFA Game Data Center and your network.
      • Off: The Input Overlay is disabled.
    • To learn more about the Input Overlay, visit EA Help.
  • Updated some kits, adboards, balls, boots, flags, badges, and 2D portraits.
  • Added 8 Starheads, and 3 legacy Starheads.
    • Stay tuned to the EA SPORTS FIFA Tracker to learn when these Starheads will become active.

Addressed the following issues:

  • [PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Only] Skill Games did not display the correct instructions when being played with customized control mappings.

About The Author

David is the former US Managing Editor at Dexerto.com. You can contact him via email: david.purcell@dexerto.com.