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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 Shapeshifters: Team 2 release date, promo explained, player leaks

The Shapeshifters promo followed TOTS as the next Ultimate Team promo in FIFA 22. Here’s a look at the Team 1 squad and Team 2 leaks.

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Shapeshifters FIFA 22 promo

The Shapeshifters promo last seen in FIFA 20 has made its way to FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode following the Team of the Season.

Team of the Season is certainly one of the most popular promos of the year, but it surely isn’t the final promo for FIFA 22 players to enjoy. Luckily, there are still a few Ultimate Team promos to look forward to and Shapeshifters is one of them.

The Shapeshifters promo was a fan-favorite promo in FIFA 20, and after not featuring in FIFA 21, it has made a return to Ultimate Team in FIFA 22.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Shapeshifters promo including the release date, Team 1 players, and Team 2 leaks.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters release date

EA message Shapeshifters FIFA 22

Following confirmation from EA, Team 1 of the Shapeshifters promo arrived on Friday, June 17 after the conclusion of TOTS. Team 2 is expected to hit Ultimate Team one week later on Friday, June 24.

With exciting new content to enjoy, you’ll want to log into FIFA when the new cards make their way to Ultimate Team at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM UK.

Ultimate Team Shapeshifters explained

Shapeshifters cards FIFA 22

The Shapeshifters promo is a fan favorite due to its unique tendency to have top players in unconventional positions. This promo takes players out of their standard position and allows you to build a squad with more options at your disposal.

For example, in FIFA 20, Trent Alexander-Arnold went from playing RB to CM. This drastic change opens the door to new squad-building possibilities.

Some of the Shapeshifters cards boast skill moves and weak foot upgrades. These special cards received rating boosts, SM/WF upgrades, and position changes, which makes Shapeshifters a top-tier promo.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 1

TOTS was always going to be a difficult act to follow, but EA have certainly delivered an incredible promo with some stellar players on offer. Lionel Messi, Heung Min Son, and Youcef Atal will be highly sought-after players.

  • Alphonso Davies – LB ST
  • Lionel Messi – RW CF
  • Youcef Atal – RB CM
  • Heung Min Son – LM ST
  • Eden Hazard – LW CAM
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – ST LW
  • Leonardo Spinazzola – LWB CDM
  • Pierre Kalulu – RB CB
  • Jeremiah St. Juste – CB RW
  • Héctor Bellerín – RB LB
  • Nordi Mukiele – RWB CB
  • Jack Grealish – LW CAM
  • Andrew Robertson – LB CDM
  • Everton – LM ST

Anderson and Carrasco are both available via SBC, while Thuram is expected to join them as an SBC reward throughout the promo.

Meanwhile, Wolfsburg’s Gerhardt and Arsenal’s Pepe are available via Objective.

  • Yannick Carrasco – LM CAM or LM RW (SBC)
  • Felipe Anderson – LM RW (SBC)
  • Marcus Thuram – LM ST (SBC)
  • Samuel Grandsir – LM ST (OBJ)
  • Yannick Gerhardt – CM LWB (OBJ)
  • Nicolas Pepe – RM ST (OBJ)

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Team 2 player leaks

FutSheriff has shared leaks concerning Team 2 players and there is plenty of reason to be excited with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo included. It seems Ferland Mendy eludes Ultimate Team fans once again, but there’s always the next FIFA 22 promo to look forward to.

Take a look at the players they claim will be involved in Shapeshifters Team 2:

  • Cristiano Ronaldo – ST LW
  • Marcelo – LB ST
  • Sergio Ramos – CB ST
  • Timo Werner – ST RF
  • Adama Traore – RW CF
  • Stephan El Shaarawy – LW CAM
  • Silas – RM CF
  • Jesus Corona – RM CM
  • Kieran Tierney – LB CB
  • Emre Can – CM CB
  • Roberto Pereyra – CM LWB
  • Thiago Mendes – CDM RB
  • Marko Arnautovic – ST CB
  • Daley Blind – CB CDM

Shapeshifters Team 2 is looking equally as strong as Team 1. Ultimate Team fans should be excited to receive a promo that includes Ronaldo and Messi so soon after TOTS. Marcelo and Ronaldo should be the two most sought-after cards, but Ramos shouldn’t be too far behind.


For more FIFA news, check out our guide to FIFA 23 including everything you need to know about the upcoming game.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Richarlison Flashback SBC

Ultimate Team players can add a fantastic Brazilian midfielder to their squad by completing the FIFA 22 Richarlison Flashback SBC.

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Richarlison Flashback SBC FIFA 22

Everton forward Richarlison is available via Flashback SBC during the Shapeshifters promo. Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Richarlison Flashback SBC with the cheapest solution.

We’ve seen some excellent Flashback SBCs in FIFA 22 including Flashback Isco and Flashback Verratti during the TOTS promo. With the Shapeshifters promo now active, EA have decided to honor Richarlison for his inclusion in the FIFA 20 Shapeshifters promo.

Richarlison’s Flashback SBC is a CAM card, but this doesn’t change much as the Brazilian was always a central force. Although Flashback Richarlison will be out of reach for some, there’s no denying that he’s an incredible untradeable card in FIFA 22.

Here’s what you need to know about the FIFA 22 Richarlison Flashback SBC, including the cheapest solution.

FIFA 22 Flashback Richarlison SBC stats

Richarlison Flashback SBC stats FIFA 22

Elite is the proper word to describe Flashback Richarlison’s stats. His range of passing isn’t the greatest but you should get by fine with his 93 Short Passing. You’ll have a fun time putting Richarlison’s 5* weak foot and 4* skill moves to use.

Thanks to his 99 Acceleration stat, you’ll blow by defenders in quick bursts. 98 Shot Power is another impressive stat, meanwhile all but one of his Dribbling stats are 95 rated or above. There’s nothing Flashback Richarlison can’t do in FIFA 22, which explains his steep price tag.

How to complete FIFA 22 Flashback Richarlison SBC

Richarlison FIFA 22 face

To complete this SBC, players will need to give up four squads: Brazil, Premier League, Top Form, and 87-Rated Squad. With a value of around 460,000 coins, Richarlison is a luxury option for those chasing the best cards in FIFA 22.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

Brazil requirements

  • # of players from Brazil: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70

Brazil solution – Cost: 68,000 coins

Brazil SBC solution Richarlison FIFA 22

Premier League requirements

  • # of players from the Premier League: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

Premier League solution – Cost: 89,500 coins

Premier League SBC solution Richarlison FIFA 22

Top Form requirements

  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 60

Top Form solution – Cost: 138,000 coins

Top Form SBC solution Richarlison FIFA 22

87-Rated Squad requirements

  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 45

87-Rated Squad solution – Cost: 163,500 coins

87-rated squad sbc solution richarlison FIFA 22

The Flashback Richarlison SBC will be available for two weeks as it expires on July 7. The two weeks should allow you to gather the necessary funds to secure the midfielder.

Richarlison is without a doubt a top meta option, but some might struggle to meet the asking price. If you’re the type of player to complete SBCs like the Icon Moments and 93+ TOTS player picks then this Richarlison is a great alternative.

Richarlison is a known entity, while the aforementioned SBCs are risky as you could end up with an awful player for around the same price.


For more FIFA news, check out our guide to the leaked FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens.

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FIFA 22 leaked Summer Swaps Tokens explained

According to a FIFA 22 leaker, Summer Swaps Tokens will be making their way to Ultimate Team during the Shapeshifters promo.

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Summer Swaps Tokens FIFA 22

Another Swaps program is set to hit FIFA 22 Ultimate Team with valuable rewards available, so here’s everything you need to know about the leaked Summer Swaps Tokens.

FIFA 22 has delivered plenty of Swaps programs since the game launched. Ultimate Team players have been spoiled this year with Winter Wildcards, Future Stars, and TOTS Swaps just to name a few.

It seems like the fun is set to continue as leaks suggest Summer Swaps Tokens will make their way to FIFA 22. Hopefully, this will give Ultimate Team players one last chance at achieving their dream squads before FIFA 23.

Here’s what to expect from FIFA 22’s Summer Swaps Tokens including a potential release date and leaked rewards.

FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens expected release date

According to renowned FIFA leaker FutSheriff, Summer Swaps Tokens will begin on Friday, June 24. Sheriff detailed the news of a new Swaps program and on Thursday, June 23, the leaker suggested players could expect the content on the following day.

While this information has not been confirmed by EA as of yet, you’ll want to check into Ultimate Team on the 24 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST for new content. According to the leaker, the program will last for an entire month before coming to a close on July 25.

What are FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens?

Mbappe in FIFA 22

The Swaps system will task players with earning Tokens through the completion of in-game objectives and SBCs. Later, you’ll be able to submit your Summer Swaps Tokens to earn valuable rewards.

Players usually spread their Tokens to redeem multiple small rewards or save them all up for the biggest reward available. Keep in mind that this will take some considerable grinding to achieve.

Summer Swaps Tokens are expected to span multiple promos so it’ll be interesting to discover what the rewards will consist of. The Shapeshifters promo is currently active, but who knows what promo will be next.

FutSheriff has called this the biggest Swaps program ever in FIFA. According to the leaker, there will be a total of 50 Tokens to collect.

FIFA 22 Sumer Swaps Tokens leaked rewards

While we don’t have a grasp of the entire reward list, Sheriff did state that both a 1 of 5 TOTS EFIGS 96+ player pick and 1 of 4 Icon Moments 94+ player pick will be available.

Given how late into the FIFA 22 cycle we’re in, the rewards will likely entail the best of the best.

It’s interesting to note that TOTS rewards will be available considering the promo has already come to a close. Players will no doubt also have their sights set on the Icon Moments rewards as player picks can prove to be a massive success in Ultimate Team.


For more FIFA news, check out all of the new leagues, teams, and stadiums coming to FIFA 23.

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