Today, EA Sports released title update #4 for FIFA 19. The patch is for PC, Xbox One and PS4. Nearly all parts of the game were impacted, including online gameplay, FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), general gameplay and visuals.

The impact of computer-controlled defensive players has been reduced in an effort to get online players to engage in 1-on-1 battles with their opponent. Specifically, AI players will not stretch as far to block shots or make tackles, thus reducing their effectiveness overall.

Next, defensive pressure has been addressed again. According to EA’s patch notes, “We were seeing that when players were defending with lots of pressure, such as when the Constant Pressure tactic was set in a team’s Dynamic Tactics/Game Plans, that they were not being impacted by enough fatigue by the end of the match, allowing them to be effective at pressure defending for the entire match.”

Essentially, fatigue has been tuned to be more realistic when a player uses the constant pressure tactic. Below is an example before (top) and after (bottom) the patch of a full game played with constant pressure.

You can read more about the improved physics here.

New player heads have made their way into the game. Updated starheads include Diego Godin, Mauro Icardi (below), Daniele Rugani, Ever Banega, Ryan Sessegnon and Helder Costa. In total, 18 new starheads are in the patch.

You can view the full patch notes here.

What do you think of the latest patch for FIFA 19? Did EA address all of your concerns, or are there still more issues that need patched? Let us know in the comment section below.


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