FIFA 23 Update 4 patch notes: Major nerf for Trivela shot confirmed

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FIFA 23’s Update 4 has dropped in game, finally addressing outside-of-the-foot shots, passing accuracy and FUT Champions UI changes, among others. Here are the full patch notes for the November 16 update.

If you blinked, you might have missed all of the FIFA 23 content currently available in Ultimate Team. EA has shaken up how FUT Champs rewards work, the Team of the Week schedule, and introduced a load of new Swaps to celebrate the 2022 World Cup.

On top of that, new Path to Glory cards have been revealed alongside a set of World Cup FUT Heroes. The developers have not backed down from making massive gameplay changes as well. In a recent update, overpowered pressing tactics received a huge nerf.

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Trivela shots dominated FIFA 23’s early meta, but Update 4 severely nerfs the shot mechanic and makes other noteworthy changes.

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EA is finally nerfing outside of the foot shots in Update 4.

Outside of the foot shots nerfed in FIFA 23

Outside of the foot shots or trivela, as known in Portugal, became an issue in FIFA 23. FUT cards with the Outside Foot Shot Trait and even players without it could pull off spectacular trivela long shots.

By shooting from a certain angle at the top of the box, outside-of-the-foot shots unrealistically beat goalkeepers easily.

EA reduced the accuracy of outside-of-the-foot shots by up to 30%. Players with the Outside Foot Shot Trait received a nerf by up to 10%.

Another significant change coming is an improvement to Semi Assisted through passes. EA stated, “Semi Assisted through are now less likely to be underpowered and less likely to go to the defender’s feet.”

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Up until now, players have only been able to see their rank in FUT Champions and Play-Offs, but Update 4 introduces a win-loss counter in the FUT Champions hub.

Title Update 4 patch notes

Full patch notes, courtesy of EA, are available below:

The latest Title Update is now available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (EA app/Origin/Steam/Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia versions of FIFA 23.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Made the following changes:

  • Added a Win-Loss counter in the FUT Champions hub that tracks performance for the current Play-Offs and Finals competitions.
  • Updated some UI elements in the FUT Store and added labels for Most Popular and Best Value FIFA Point bundles.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Controller and Camera Settings could incorrectly reset to default after staying in the menus for an extended period of time.
  • Some FUT Moments challenges were not tracking correctly.
  • Walkout animations did not always play as intended when opening packs.
  • The Squad Builder could sometimes place Player Items in unintended positions.
  • Out of position Concept Player Items did not display chemistry information.
  • Addressed stability issues that could occur in FUT Moments and in Objectives.
  • Public Co-Op Squads did not always display correct chemistry information, this was a visual issue only.

GameplayMade the following changes:

  • Reduced accuracy of outside of the foot shots by up to 30%.
    • Players with the Outside The Foot Shot Trait are also impacted by this change, but only by up to 10%.
  • Improved target selection logic for Semi Assisted Through Passes.
    • Semi Assisted Through Passes are now less likely to be underpowered and less likely to go to the defender’s feet.
  • Increased consistency of the Ball Roll Skill Move in first time situations.
  • Decreased input sensitivity when requesting a knock on.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Players could skip Power Shot animations by quickly requesting a Power Shot during other shooting animations.
  • When using Goalkeeper Movement, keepers could have been repositioned too quickly during corners.
  • In some cases, players could incorrectly slow down when attempting to dribble with the ball.
  • When playing as a goalkeeper, Auto Positioning did not return the keeper to the appropriate location, if it was requested after requesting to pick up the ball or manually rushing forward.
  • Players could turn with an unintended amount of speed when using the Directional Nutmeg Skill Move.
  • After making a tackle, the ball could sometimes be knocked away further than intended.
  • When attempting to shield at a high speed, a player could run over the ball when attempting to dribble with it.
  • During penalty kicks, a goalkeeper could sometimes start a potential save animation towards one direction then switch to a different direction unprompted.
  • In some situations, goalkeepers under pressure attempted and failed to catch the ball inside of the box instead of punching it when it would be more appropriate.
  • Some jostling animations did not play correctly.
  • Improved assistant referee decision making when determining potential offside situations following a physical challenge.
  • Some goalkeeper animations did not play correctly when attempting to dive at a ball carrier’s feet.
  • In some situations when playing as a goalkeeper, the keeper did not attempt to make a save when they should have.
  • Adjusted some incorrect contextual actions when using the One Button Controller Settings preset.
  • In some rare situations, a player could incorrectly fail to control the ball when receiving a pass.
  • In some cases, a player’s legs did not animate correctly when jumping.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • When turning with the ball, the ball carrier’s legs did not always animate correctly.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • Improved referee logic when determining red card calls in breakaway situations.
  • In a rare scenario, a requested shot could result in a tackle instead.
  • When requesting a Power Shot in some situations where the ball could be volleyed, the Power Shot would not be performed.
  • In situations where the ball carrier was running with the ball ahead of them, when requesting a tackle, the defender could try to take control of the ball with a dribble instead of a tackle.
  • Improved referee logic when determining foul calls following risky challenges.
  • Some slide tackle animations did not display correctly.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • Improved referee logic when determining advantage vs penalty kick calls.
  • In rare instances, the match would not continue after the ball went out of play.
  • The Drag To Drag Skill Move did not always animate correctly.
    • This was a visual issue only.
  • Improved referee logic when determining offside decisions if an offside player made contact with the ball as it went into the goal.
  • Increased the effectiveness of Through Passes made by CPU AI players.
  • When a player was running backwards, they could sometimes animate incorrectly.
    • This was a visual issue only and did not impact player speed or positioning.
  • The goalkeeper could sometimes incorrectly fail to catch the ball when appropriate.
  • A penalty kick was not always given in Playable Highlights, when the ball carrier was fouled inside of the box.

FIFA World Cup™Addressed the following issues:

  • The FIFA World Cup 2022™ Quarter Finals Knockout Stage bracket was incorrectly generated.
    • This issue has been listed on the EASF Tracker.
  • In some cases, players were not able to play online.
  • An incorrect kit could display when choosing a kit for Brazil.

Career ModeAddressed the following issues:

  • Youth Player Potential could sometimes decrease regardless of their performance.
  • Center Backs were not appearing in the youth scout report.
  • Sometimes, two models of the same player could welcome new signings to the club.
  • Player Sharpness did not display correctly in Team Management during matches, this was a visual issue only.
  • The Squad Hub did not always correctly display a player’s availability following a red card.
  • Following some transfers, the financial tip could have incorrectly listed that a sum of zero could have been saved.
  • In Player Career, the Player Growth Hub did not always display Attribute increases from Activities, this was a visual issue only.
  • Objectives did not display in Player Career when two input devices were enabled.
  • For some transfers, the letter grade shown on screen was unintentionally negative.
  • Addressed a stability issue that could occur in Training.

Pro Clubs x VOLTA FOOTBALLMade the following change:

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  • Added a Take Me There shortcut in both Pro Clubs and VOLTA FOOTBALL to allow for quick swapping between the two.

Addressed the following issues:

  • In a rare case, the Pro Clubs Skill Tree did not display the correct Attribute increases, this was a visual issue only.
  • When viewing a max level Virtual Pro from Pro Clubs leaderboards, their level could be incorrectly listed as 101.
  • Reduced ball velocity following a Power Shot in VOLTA FOOTBALL.
  • Some VOLTA ARCADE instructions did not display correctly.
  • [PC Only] Pro Clubs Leaderboards did not always update correctly when scrolling quickly.
  • The post match screens did not always display the correct amount of goals scored by the player Avatar.
  • The Signature Abilities descriptions did not list the advantages of the Take Flight ability.
  • Sometimes, players had to advance twice from post match screens in Pro Clubs.
  • The Avatar’s kit did not update after their name was edited in VOLTA FOOTBALL.
  • Sometimes, your Avatar’s Match Rating incorrectly displayed a different number between the in-game Match Rating and the post match screens.
  • Players could sometimes appear stuck in place after a VOLTA Battles match.
  • Addressed a stability issue that could occur in VOLTA ARCADE.

General, Audio, and VisualMade the following change:

  • Updated some kits, celebrations, balls, boots, pre-match sequences, commentary lines, head accessories, UI elements, stadiums, broadcast packages, negotiation scenes, and button callouts.

Addressed the following issues:

  • [PC Only] Addressed instances of EA anticheat errors 5 and 740.
    • This issue was most commonly seen when installing FIFA 23 with an administrator Windows account, and then attempting to launch the game with a non-administrator account.
  • [PC Only] Addressed instances of FIFA 23 closing quickly after launch.
    • This issue was most commonly seen if game files were repaired or the Denuvo license key expired.
  • [PC Only] Controllers connected via Bluetooth could unintentionally scroll through the menus without any player input.
  • In some scenarios, away kits did not display correctly in Kick Off Team and Kit Select.
  • [PC Only] The FIFA Trainer did not function correctly when using the Keyboard or Keyboard + Mouse Controller Settings presets.
  • [PS5 Only] Reduced the default volume on DualSense wireless controllers
  • Removed some placeholder images found in Tournaments.
  • The points counter would not always display when in control of the zone in King of the Hill.
  • Updated instances of typos and placeholder text.
  • EA Social was not accessible from the FUT Champions Play-Offs Preview screen.
  • In some cases, changes to the difficulty level did not save for VOLTA FOOTBALL Kick Off matches.
  • Addressed some instances of button conflicts in menus.
  • Addressed instances of various stability issues.

Thanks to those who’ve provided feedback. Throughout the course of the FIFA 23 season, we’ll provide you with more information and updates if and when they become available. Be sure to follow EAFIFADirect on Twitter and the EASF Tracker for the latest updates.

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