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FIFA 22 title update #2 patch notes: AI blocking nerf, invisibility glitch & bug fixes

FIFA 22 title update #2 is live on PC now, nerfing the overpowered AI blocking and adding in some fancy new cut scenes.

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FIFA 22 Title Update #2

Title update #2 for FIFA 22 is live on PC and coming to PlayStation and Xbox soon. It comes with big changes to AI blocking, as well as fixing the invisibility glitch and other bugs.

FIFA titles are constantly being updated and tweaked to make sure the gameplay is as good as it can be, and FIFA 22 is no different.

The first update came with fixes to overpowered gameplay features, as well as a handful of fixes for bizarre bugs that players were discovering.

The trend seems to be continuing in title update #2, with EA addressing a number of troubling issues with the gameplay in Ultimate Team and Career mode.

When does FIFA 22 title update #2 release for PC, Stadia, PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S?

Haaland in FIFA 22

EA announced the latest update on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, and it went live for PC and Stadia players shortly after.

FIFA updates always tend to drop on PC first, then it is rolled to console players across the generations shortly after, so PlayStation and Xbox fans shouldn’t have to wait too long.

What’s included in FIFA 22 title update #2?

Player dribbling in FIFA 22

The second update is addressing issues across every FIFA 22 mode, including Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Volta, and Pro Clubs.

While there are plenty of mode-specific changes included, there are also some general gameplay fixes that will apply throughout the game.

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from title update #2 is the nerf to AI blocking, which will see defenders controlled by the computer less effective at cutting out lobbed passes and crosses.

There are also new scenes in Career Mode showing off the draws for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League.

FIFA 22 full title update #2 patch notes October 2021

Salah in FIFA 22

FIFA Ultimate Team

Made the following changes:

  • Penalty Shootout kick order will now be decided by the Penalties Attribute.
    • When players share the same Penalties Attribute, the Shot Power and Finishing Attributes will be used to determine the order.
  • After completing FUT Champions Finals competition and qualifying for another while the existing competition is still active, the FUT Champions Finals UI will now inform players that they cannot re-qualify for the existing competition.
  • When qualifying for FUT Champions Finals, a new post match screen will display to notify players of the qualification.

Addressed the following issues:

  • The win streak UI indicator did not appear after winning two Division Rivals matches in a row. This was a visual issue only.
  • On rare occasions, a Division Rivals match could incorrectly start with an inactivity pop up message appearing and staying on the screen.
  • Some kits could clash with the Referee’s kit during matches.
  • The FUT Champions Finals progress window did not display a checkmark beside the Rank I indicator after reaching it. This was a visual issue only.
  • When reaching a new Stage in Division Rivals, the post match screens did not highlight the new Stage. This was a visual issue only.
  • In Squad Battles, the Opponent Select screen displayed a blank space beside the selected opponent’s Rating and Chemistry.
  • When achieving a new Rank in Squad Battles, the post match screen did not display the updated visual indicator for the Rank. This was a visual issue only.
  • When claiming FUT Champions Finals rewards, a pop up message saying the event has ended would appear over the rewards animation.
  • [Stadia only] Matches against the CPU AI did not count towards Stadia’s Games Played counter.
  • Background Tifos did not always display correctly.
  • Some placeholder visuals were present on the FUT Friendlies screen.

Gameplay

Made the following changes:

  • Reduced the effectiveness of AI controlled players blocking Lobbed Passes and crosses.
    • Specifically, AI controlled players were previously able to stretch too far when attempting to block Lobbed Passes and crosses.
  • CPU AI teams are now more likely to commit fouls during matches played on Semi-Pro difficulty and above.
    • This change does not apply to matches played with Competitor Mode set to on.

Addressed the following issues:

  • [PC only] Addressed some instances of visual stuttering occurring after performing Skill Moves during matches.
  • When requesting a Finesse Shot, the ball carrier could sometimes go out of their way to take it with their dominant foot.
  • The Outside Foot Shot Trait did not function correctly.
  • When two players make contact with the ball at the same time, the ball could sometimes fly unintentionally high into the air.
  • When attempting to Shield the ball when taking a touch, the ball carrier could sometimes move erratically.
  • In a rare situation, a player could disappear from the pitch during a match.
  • On rare occasions, the referee could incorrectly call for a free kick inside of the penalty box instead of a penalty kick.
  • The Automatic Player Switching setting did not always function correctly.
  • In Pro Clubs and Player Career matches, the Set Piece Specialist perk did not function during Free Kicks and Penalty Kicks.
  • Goalkeepers could have unintentionally performed a goal kick across the entire pitch.
  • When making a tackle inside of the penalty box, the ball could sometimes unintentionally travel towards the defender’s goal.
  • When calling a player short on a corner, the called player could sometimes perform unnecessary player humanization gestures.
  • When attempting to turn while Sprinting, the ball carrier could sometimes miss a touch on the ball.

Career Mode

Made the following changes:

  • Added News scenes for UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League draws.
  • Adjusted Player Career Player Objective selection logic to account for the difficulty of some Objectives.
  • Moved the unavailable player(s) pop up message so that it can appear during the pre-match flow instead of the Career Mode Hub.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Youth Academy players could disappear at the start of the second season.
  • Sometimes, a player’s Match Form could incorrectly decrease after completing a match that they were subbed in for.
  • In a rare situation when coming on as a sub in Player Career, both teams could be positioned in the same half during a kick off.
  • A Youth Player’s potential could incorrectly decrease if they were signed to the senior squad towards the end of a season, with no remaining matches to be played.
  • In Player Career, Match Objectives that were too similar could unintentionally appear.
  • In Player Career, OVRs could incorrectly display multiple values across different menus.
  • Post Match Interview audio could become corrupted when the Disable All Music for Streaming Purposes setting was enabled.
  • Training Drill names could display in incorrect places on the UI.
  • The Squad Hub could remain scrollable even when a pop up message appeared on screen.
  • When attempting to retire a player in the Squad Hub, the affected player was the one shown in the preview panel instead of the highlighted player.
  • Some international matches did not display on the Calendar.
  • The Player Performance screen did not always display 2D headshots.
  • In Player Career, the created Pro was unintentionally not being selected for some national team matches.
  • A placeholder menu was incorrectly visible when entering Game Settings during a match.
  • When Quick Simming a match, yellow and red cards could appear green on the UI.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Made the following changes:

  • When searching for a match in VOLTA SQUADS, the Objectives widget is now present on the right hand side instead of an Avatar’s information.
  • Lengthened the duration of the up and down arrows on the VOLTA ARCADE results screen and moved them to the left, in order to improve clarity.
  • When browsing the Store or customizing an Avatar, the Avatar’s entire outfit will be on display instead of the camera zooming in on a specific item of clothing.
  • When completing a VOLTA ARCADE tournament and leveling up the Avatar, the post tournament screen will now separately display the amount of VOLTA COINS earned through the leveling and the tournament, respectively.
    • As a result, players can now browse through that UI element but will no longer be able to highlight individual Avatars.

Addressed the following issues:

  • The VOLTA ARCADE timer sometimes displayed an inaccurate amount of time. This was a visual issue only.
  • The entire lobby could unintentionally disband when the Captain cancelled matchmaking.
  • During matches, controller vibration could unintentionally persist.
  • When attempting to matchmake while matchmaking was disabled, players could see an incorrect pop up message.
  • A green arrow indicator could display in an incorrect location on a post match screen.
  • In VOLTA ARCADE, an incorrect badge could be displayed beside the Avatar’s name.
  • Menu narration did not always function correctly.
  • The Welcome To VOLTA ARCADE screen could take a longer than intended amount of time to display.
  • The Select Signature Ability screen did not display a headline and general summary.
  • The Avatar widget could overlap with other UI elements.
  • The Players List pause menu option was missing a visual indicator.
  • Store tiles could take longer than intended to appear.
  • AI players on both teams had white Player Indicators.
  • During goal celebrations, Avatars could incorrectly move through walls.

Pro Clubs

Made the following change:

  • Added the option to toggle the appearance of the Player Performance in game UI.
    • This option can be found in the Visual tab of Game Settings when paused during a match.
  • Added the option to adjust the Perk activation audio level.
    • This option can be found in the Audio tab of Game Settings when paused during a match.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Sometimes, menus could run at a slower speed than intended.
  • Some players could have seen kits different from the ones selected by the Captain in the pre-match flow.
  • The threat indicator could incorrectly move across the pitch.
  • The Player Of The Match overlay incorrectly displayed as blank.
  • Player names were not aligned correctly on the Club Tactics screen.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following changes:

  • Updated some kits, celebrations, broadcast packages, stadia, 2D player images, pre-match scenes, UI text formatting, UI elements, ad boards, commentary lines, transitions, crowd chants, and anthems.
  • Added the ability to perform JUL’s celebration to additional players.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Addressed instances of overlapping, incorrect, visually unclear, and placeholder text appearing in some menus.
  • Addressed instances of blurry UI elements.
  • Addressed a rare stability issue which could occur during matches.
  • When attempting to view a main menu EATV video in full screen, the transition effect displayed incorrectly.
  • Addressed further instances of player models not being correctly sized when appearing in some parts of the UI.
  • EATV videos could automatically play even when the EA SPORTS News Auto-Play option was set to off.
  • Some beard options did not display when customizing Avatars, Virtual Pros, and Managers.
  • Elements of the main menu background could sometimes appear corrupted.
  • Updated the Composure visual indicator found in modes with Skill Trees.

There you have it, that was every change coming to FIFA 22 in title update #2. EA will be putting out plenty more patches over the year, so stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for all the latest news.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our FUT Champions guide, and our calendar for every single Ultimate Team promotion.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week 12 predictions: Son, Vinicius Junior, Shick

Team of Week 12 is set to land in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team very soon, so here are our predictions for the players we expect to be included.

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Heung-min Son in FIFA 22

After another game week packed with huge results and great performances, EA is set to release Team of the Week 12 into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team this Wednesday, so here are our predictions of who will make the cut in the FUT TOTW this time around.

Each and every week, EA drops the Team of the Week into FIFA 22 Ultimate Team to reward the stars who made the headlines in the previous round of fixtures.

The chosen squad of players receive a special card in packs for the next week for FUT fans to hunt down and use to improve their teams.

Next up is Team of the Week 12, so here are our predictions of who will be included in the next FUT TOTW lineup.

FIFA 22 Team of the Week 12 release day

PSG players in FIFA 22

The Team of the Week arrives in packs every Wednesday at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT, with an announcement from EA usually coming shortly before.

TOTW cards replace the normal cards of the player in packs for the duration of the week, meaning that the TOTW is the only version it is possible to pack for seven days.

Each wave of in-forms remains in packs until they are replaced by the next Team of the Week on the following Wednesday.

Team of the Week 12 predictions

Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

There were some massive results around the world in the latest round of domestic fixtures, and some of the game’s biggest names showed up with top performances.

We’re expecting to see Heung-Min Son included this week after notching a goal and an assist in Spurs’ 3-0 win over Norwich. Patrik Shick is another lock for this week, scoring four in Leverkusen’s 7-1 demolition of Furth.

Elsewhere, Hakan Calhanoglu found a goal and an assist against AS Roma, while Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva scored twice in their 3-1 at Watford.

We’ll have to wait until Wednesday to find out the official squad for Team of the Week 12, but, until then, here are our best predictions.

  • Heung-min Son – 89 OVR / LM / Tottenham Hotspur
  • Vinicius Junior – 80 OVR / LW / Real Madrid
  • Patrik Schick – 79 OVR / ST / Bayer Leverkusen
  • Ruslan Maliinovski – 81 OVR / CF / Bergamo Calcio (Atalanta)
  • Diogo Costa – 73 / GK / FC Porto
  • Ronael Pierre-Gabriel – 73 OVR / RB / Brest
  • Ezri Konsa – 78 OVR / CB / Aston Villa
  • Lisandro Martinez – 79 OVR / CB / Ajax
  • Alex Moreno – 74 OVR / LB / Real Betis
  • Fred – 81 OVR / CDM / Manchester United
  • Hakan Calhanoglu – 82 OVR / CAM / Inter Milan
  • Alban Lafont – 78 OVR / GK / FC Nantes
  • Benno Schmitz – 69 OVR / RB / FC Koln
  • Franco Russo – 70 OVR / CB / RCD Mallorca
  • Bernardo Silva – 86 OVR / CAM / Manchester City
  • Anton Stach – 69 OVR / CDM / FSV Mainz 05
  • Franck Kessie – 84 OVR / CDM / AC Milan
  • Lucas Ocampos – 83 OVR / LW / Sevilla
  • Gelson Martins – 78 OVR / RM / AS Monaco
  • Martin Terrier – 77 OVR / ST / Rennes
  • Lois Openda – 71 OVR / ST / Vitesse
  • David Turnbull – 74 OVR / CAM / Celtic
  • Giovanni Simeone – 75 OVR / ST / Hellas Verona

Those were our predictions FIFA 22 Team of the Week 12. We update this page every seven days with the next batch of TOTW guesses, so be sure to check back here every week.

For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, here’s everything we know so far about Black Friday in FUT, as well as the latest Premier League Player of the Month.

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FIFA 22 Team of the Group Stage: Release date & featured players

Ultimate Team players can now test out the new Team of the Group Stage promo. Here’s the release date and every player involved.

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TOTGS FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

The group stage of Europe’s three major club competitions is coming to a close. Ultimate Team fans can expect to get their hands on the Team of the Group Stage promo. Here’s when you can expect to test these new items as well as every player in TOTGS.

This year, football fans have had the pleasure of watching three European club competitions as opposed to two. The newly created Conference League joined the likes of the UEFA Champions League, and Europa League. Each year, EA Sports celebrates the most dominant players amongst these European competitions through the Team of the Group Stage promotion

The top performers across these three competitions are set to be honored in FIFA 22. With massive clubs involved, players can expect to get their hands on some excellent cards. Here’s when FIFA 22 Ultimate Team players can expect Team of the Group Stage as well as the players up for grabs. 

Team of the Group Stage Ultimate Team release date

FIFA 22 TOTGS release date

After receiving some incredibly useful cards through the Signature Signings promo, Ultimate Team players are eager to see what’s next. The last matchday of European club competitions is set to take place next week between December 6-8. 

It turns out EA has decided to release the promo before the last matches are complete. They are wasting no time in getting new content to players across Ultimate Team. 

December 3 is the date to mark on your calendar. On Friday, December 3 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT / 8 PM CEST, keep an eye out for the new promo. 

For players with poor pack luck, rest assured you’ll have a chance to snap up one or two of these players through SBCs and objectives

FIFA 22 Team of the Group Stage card design

As with past TOTGS promos we’ve seen, the card design isn’t going to display significant differences from the RTTK promo. So far, we’ve seen the TOTGS through leaks. The one major difference is the direction of the line designs in the background. 

The RTTK cards all looked fantastic therefore EA probably won’t be changing much. The lime green of the Conference League certainly pops on screen. 

Team of the Group Stage player items

FIFA 22 TOTGS FUT

The fact that there are three competitions to choose from this year and the same number of spots available means that some top performers have missed out. Competition is fierce this year and only the best of the best are showcased below. 

Here are all of the players involved in Team of the Group Stage:

  • Sébastien Haller (Ajax) *SBC*
  • Victor Osimhen (Napoli) *Objective*
  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
  • Leroy Sané (Bayern Munich)
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)
  • João Cancelo (Manchester City)
  • Marquinhos (PSG)
  • Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
  • Federico Chiesa (Piemonte Calcio / Juventus)
  • Andreas Christensen (Chelsea)
  • Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid
  • Tiago Djaló (LOSC Lille)
  • Saïd Benrahma (West Ham)
  • Erik Botheim (FK Bodø/Glimt)

That just about covers everything we know about TOTGS in Ultimate Team. Make sure to get a look at the team on December 3 and see how it compares to RTTK. Don’t forget, Ultimate Team players who log into the game between December 15 and January 14 will receive a free Next Generation card.

For more FIFA 22 news, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL.

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FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 11 & featured players

EA have announced another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as the full FIFA 22 TOTW 11 lineup.

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Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 11, there are some huge names for people to add to their teams and we’ve got all the details listed for you.

Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is incorporating real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the new FUT Heroes.

One of the mode’s oldest promotions is ‘Team of the Week’, which offers players a weekly batch of upgraded cards, based on real-life player performances the previous week, to help build out their squads.

We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW news, so be sure to check back here every week.

Here are the full updates for FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 11.

FIFA 22 FUT TOTW 11

FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

The FIFA 22 TOTW 11 is here, and it’s full of big names from across the world. For those who like to try out new cards and have the funds to do so, FIFA’s TOTW is great.

Check out the full squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 11 here.

What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?

Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.

Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.

Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Player’s can not receive an in-form two weeks in a row.

While an in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.

AC Milan player dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.

Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.

To qualify for this additional stat-boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.

Screenshot of Jude Bellingham card

When is the TOTW released?

Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.

Each new team is normally Tweeted out around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT with a full look at every upgrade.


For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the top player ratings and our guide on which strikers you should buy.

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