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FIFA 22 title update #3 patch notes: Second-half lag, defender drop back & referee fixes

FIFA 22 title update #3 is live on PC now, fixing the notorious second-half lag, and changing the calls made by referees.

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FIFA 22 title update #3

EA have dropped title update #3 for FIFA 22 on PC, with the PlayStation and Xbox versions to follow. It finally fixes the second-half lag and stops defenses dropping too far back. We’ve got the full patch notes below.

FIFA 22 is constantly being tweaked and changed thought-out the year to help solve ongoing issues with the gameplay.

Update #2 nerfed AI blocking and fixed the bizarre invisibility glitch that was impacting the likes of Division Rivals and FUT Champions.

In the third major update, EA have fixed the second-half lag that has been laughing Ultimate Team.

When does FIFA 22 title update #3 release for PC, Stadia, PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S?

David Ginola in FIFA 22

EA revealed the patch notes for title update #3 via their blog on November 2, with the changes taking effect on PC from Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

With update #2, PC players got the changes on October 19, 2021, and then consoles followed on October 26.

With this in mind, we’re expecting update #3 to drop for PS4/5 and Series S/X players on Wednesday, November 11, 2021.

FIFA updates always drop on PC first, then come to consoles shortly after, so PlayStation and Xbox players won’t have to wait too long to benefit from the changes.

What’s included in FIFA 22 title update #3?

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The main headline from the third major FIFA 22 update is that the lag that would often kick in once the second half started is now gone.

This has been an issue since the game launched in October, with players reporting that online matches on Ultimate Team would lag for the first few in-game minutes before suddenly stopping.

A recurring issue that saw defenses track a runner deep into their own half instead of playing them offside has also been resolved.

Finally, problems with referees not awarding penalties for fouls by goalkeepers and canceling their advantage calls too early have been fixed.

FIFA 22 full title update #3 patch notes November 2021

Ramos tackling in FIFA 22

Gameplay

Addressed the following issues.

  • In a rare situation, the ball could be moved during a free kick without play resuming for both sides.
  • In some situations, the referee did not call for a foul after the goalkeeper made illegal contact with the ball carrier.
  • Addressed some stability issues that could occur during the 2nd half.
  • Sometimes, goalkeepers were jumping too far forward when attempting to make a diving save.
    • These jumping animations did not affect a goalkeeper’s ability to make saves.
  • In some instances, the referee incorrectly cancelled their advantage call, resulting in an unintended set piece.
  • When playing as a locked player, the opposition’s defensive line could have continued following the locked player deep into their own half, even when it was not beneficial to do so.
  • Own goals could have sometimes registered as a Shot On Target for the scoring side.

Career Mode

Made the following change:

  • Added a Change Team Sheet shortcut on the Training Hub, enabling the manager to quickly cycle between Team Sheets for Training Drills.
  • When getting transferred to a new club in Player Career, Pros with an OVR of 86 and higher will immediately be a part of the starting XI.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Career Mode progression could have been lost between play sessions depending on how the mode was exited.
    • When exiting Career Mode, the save pop up has been updated to have Save and Quit as the first option as it allows players to manually choose their save slot.
  • In Player Career, the Avoid Conceding objective UI did not display correctly.
  • In Player Career, the player controlled Pro could become a member of the starting XI unintentionally quickly.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Made the following change:

  • Added 2 new party games to VOLTA ARCADE.
    • These will only be available following a server update. Please follow @EAFIFADIRECT for updates on when this will be live in-game.
  • Added a shortcut for deallocating all Skill Points used in the Skill Tree.
  • Added an audio cue that plays when there’s a new leader in VOLTA ARCADE party games.

Addressed the following issues:

  • When playing VOLTA BATTLES through Activities, the opposing Squad OVR could display an incorrect number.
  • The Signature Ability button callout did not always display during matches when the Signature Ability was ready to be activated.
  • When selecting an AI controlled teammate in the Change Outfit menu found in the Store and browsing the available items, the player’s Avatar could be displayed instead.
  • The ball could have sometimes traveled through the Musical Nets VOLTA ARCADE party game.
  • During the Wall Ball VOLTA ARCADE party game, the white shooting limit line will now display as red when the player controlled Avatar crosses it.
  • Addressed a stability issue that could occur when playing a VOLTA FOOTBALL Survival match.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following changes:

  • Updated some badges, commentary lines, kits, banners, flags, broadcast packages, stadia, pre-match scenes, and tifos.
  • Updated 31 starheads and 1 new starhead.
    • This will only be available following a server update. Please follow @EAFIFADIRECT for updates on when this will be live in-game.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Addressed various instances of typos and incorrect UI/text formatting.

Those were the patch notes for FIFA 22 title update #3. EA will be putting out plenty more updates over the course of the season, so stay tuned on Charlie INTEL for all the latest news.

For more on FIFA 22, check out the latest Team of the Week, as well as our guide on the new FUT Hero cards.

Image credits: EA

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FIFA 23 Serie A ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Serie A will bring some of the world’s best players to FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 Serie A player rating predictions

New arrivals have made the Serie A an exciting league to keep an eye on in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team. From Juventus to both divides of Milan, here are our predictions for the top Serie A ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

With each iteration of FIFA, EA updates player ratings based on their performances in the previous season, and FIFA 23 will be no exception. Seria A fans received a title race for the ages during the 2021/2022 season as both Milan sides looked to conquer Italy.

When it comes to Serie A player ratings in Ultimate Team, you can expect the top performers to receive major rating boosts. However, don’t forget that new transfers are making their way to Italy over the summer and some major stars cannot be overlooked.

Who will be the best players in the Serie A? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated Serie A players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

Theo Hernandez dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

FIFA 23 Serie A top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ciro ImmobileLazio+188
Milan SkriniarInter Milan+187
Romelu LukakuInter Milan-187
Theo HernandezA.C Milan+286
Wojciech SzczesnyJuventus-186
Kalidou KoulibalyNapoli86
Lautaro MartinezInter Milan+186
Paul PogbaJuventus-186
Sergej Milinkovic-SavicLazio+186
Mike MaignanA.C Milan+286

There are some incredible storylines that should make for some great Serie A Ultimate Team squads in FIFA 22. Superstars Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are returning to their former clubs after time in the Premier League.

Given how both of these players failed to meet expectations, their ratings are expected to drop in FIFA 23. While new faces will make their way to Serie A, some top players will be departing including Chiellini, Insigne, Kessie, and possibly more.

Fortunately, top performers from the previous season are ready to step in to fill the void in Ultimate Team. Mike Maignan won the goalkeeper of the year award last season so there’s no denying that he’s deserving of a rating increase.

Milan Skriniar was a brick wall for Inter Milan last season and will surely receive a rating increase whether he stays with Inter Milan or moves on to PSG as rumors suggest. Koulibaly is another that could depart Serie A, but if he stays at Napoli he’ll continue to be one of the best defenders in the league.

Lautaro Martinez and Lukaku Inter Milan

FIFA 23 Serie A rating predictions: Every team’s best players

The top 10 player ratings list is dominated by Italy’s elite, but the Serie A has some hidden gems across clubs outside of the top six. EA will dish out some interesting upgrades and downgrades across the league. FIFA 23 will take into account the top performers of last season as well as the duds that failed to meet expectations.

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every Serie A club’s top three players in FIFA 23:

Atalanta

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Duvan Zapata83
Ruslan Malinovsky+182
Mario Pasalic+482

Bologna

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marko Arnautovic81
Roberto Soriano+179
Riccardo Orsolini+177

Cremonese

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Emanuele Valeri75
Leonardo Sernicola73
Matteo Bianchetti72

Empoli

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Szymon Zurkowski+373
Petar Stojanovic+273
Andrea Pinamonti+573

Fiorentina

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Lucas Torreira+181
Nicolas Gonzalez+279
Cristiano Biraghi+278

Hellas Verona

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Antonin Barak+280
Giovanni Simeone+378
Adrien Tameze+176

Inter Milan

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Milan Skriniar+187
Romelu Lukaku-187
Lautaro Martinez+186

Juventus

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Paul Pogba-186
Wojciech Szczesny-186
Juan Cuadrado+184

Lazio

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ciro Immobile+188
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic+186
Luis Alberto84

Lecce

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Grabriel75
Gianluca Frabotta+273
Strefezza+570

A.C. Milan

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mike Maignan+286
Theo Hernandez+286
Fikayo Tomori+382

Monza

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Alessio Cragno-180
Leonardo Mancuso+274
Giulio Donati+173

Napoli

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kalidou Koulibaly86
Fabian +183
Victor Osimhen+282

Roma

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Lorenzo Pellegrini+182
Leonardo Spinazzola-182
Tammy Abraham+381

Salernitana

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Franck Ribery-180
Luigi Sepe77
Federico Fazio+176

Sampdoria

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Antonio Candreva79
Francesco Caputo+179
Emil Audero 78

Sassuolo

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Domenico Berardi+284
Andrea Consigli81
Maxime Lopez+378

Spezia

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Daniele Verde+276
Ivan Provedel+175
Giulio Maggiore+273

Torino

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Andrea Belotti-180
Sasa Lukic+277
Armando Izzo-178

Udinese

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Gerard Deulofeu+180
Roberto Pereyra80
Marco Silvestri79

EA are yet to reveal the official ratings for Serie A players in FIFA 23. We’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information when ratings are revealed.


For more on FIFA 23 ratings, be sure to check our predictions for Premier League ratings in FIFA 23’s Ultimate Team.

Image credits: EA Sports / Serie A

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How to complete FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Volland SBC

Ultimate Team players can secure a German defender from Ligue 1 by completing the Volland Shapeshifters SBC in FIFA 22.

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Volland FIFA 22 Shapeshifters SBC

A unique card is available with the Kevin Volland Shapeshifters SBC in FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode. Here’s how to secure the defender and complete the SBC with the cheapest solution.

The FIFA 22 Shapeshifters promo has already delivered some incredible cards with the likes of Ronaldo and Messi involved in the promo. In addition, an exciting Team 3 will hit Ultimate Team on July 1.

Although you may be busy attempting to secure as many FIFA 22 Summer Swaps Tokens as possible, you’ll want to take a minute to analyze if Shapeshifters Volland can integrate into your squad.

Here’s how to complete the FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Volland SBC, along with the cheapest solutions.

FIFA 22 Shapeshifters Kevin Volland SBC stats

Volland SBC stats FIFA 22

Volland has transformed from a lethal striker into a brick wall of a defender during the Shapeshifters promo. His Defending stats including Standing Tackle and Interceptions are all within the 90s.

Pace is not an issue for Volland as he maintains his speed as an attacker now playing in a defensive role. Volland will no doubt feel like an incredibly smooth CB on the ball thanks to his impressive Dribbling stats that include 85 Ball Control, 95 Composure, and 89 Balance.

How to complete FIFA 22 Volland Shapeshifters SBC

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Players will need to give up one squad to complete this SBC: Kevin Volland. With a value of around 87,000 coins, Volland is very affordable and he can fit into Bundesliga or Ligue in FIFA 22.

You can check out the cheapest solution below.

Kevin Volland requirements

  • # of players from Germany: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55

Kevin Volland solution – Cost: 87,000 coins

Kevin Volland SBC solution

The Kevin Volland Shapeshifters SBC will be available for one week as it expires on July 7. Volland should be within reach for many Ultimate Team players given his affordable price.

He isn’t a game-changing CB by any means but he’s a solid option with tons of pace and excellent ball-moving ability at the back. In addition, you don’t need to submit a TOTS card as an SBC requirement, which is a major benefit.


For more FIFA content, check out our guide to Ultimate Team in FIFA 23 including a breakdown of new features & expected changes.

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FIFA 23 Premier League ratings: Every team’s best players predictions

The Premier League is set to host some of the best players in FIFA 23, so we’ve predicted who will have the highest rating for each club.

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FIFA 23 Premier League ratings

The Premier League will be home to some of FIFA 23’s brightest stars, with players from the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool set to dominate Ultimate Team. Here are our predictions for the top Premier League ratings in FIFA 23, as well as every team’s best players.

Each and every year, EA updates its roster of players with new ratings based on how they performed in the previous season, and FIFA 23 is no exception. The 2021/22 campaign saw some exceptional performances, which will no doubt be reflected in the FIFA 23 ratings.

One of the biggest leagues to feature in FIFA 23 is the Premier League. Whether you’re building your dream Ultimate Team or embarking on a Career Mode, the English top-flight is likely to play a part.

But who will be the best players in the Premier League? We’ve put together our predictions for the top 10 highest-rated Premier League players in FIFA 23, and highlighted the best players from each club.

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FIFA 23 Premier League top 10 player rating predictions

PlayerClubUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kevin De BruyneManchester City91
Cristiano RonaldoManchester United91
Mohamed SalahLiverpool+190
Heung Min-SonSpurs+190
Harry KaneSpurs90
Alison BeckerLiverpool+190
EdersonManchester City+190
Erling HaalandManchester City+290
Virgil Van DijkLiverpool89
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool+288

After they two fought tooth and nail for all three domestic trophies last season, we’re expecting Manchester City and Liverpool to dominate the ratings in FIFA 23.

After winning Premier League Player of the Season, Kevin De Bruyne will likely keep his lofty 91 rating, sharing the top spot with Cristiano Ronaldo, who also enjoyed a great individual season in a struggling United team.

We’ve listed Erling Haaland as one of the highest climbers, who should receive a large bump after his high-profile move to City. Trent Alexander-Arnold is also expected to be rewarded after his best season to date, managing 12 assists from right back.

Heung Min-Son also registered his most prolific year in the Premier League so far, finishing as the joint-top goalscorer. This should be enough to see him move up a rating and join the coveted 90 club.

Salah shooting in FIFA 22

FIFA 23 Premier League rating predictions: Every team’s best players

While most clubs won’t have a shot of landing a player in the top 10, it’s still interesting to see how EA upgrades and downgrades stars from across the league. Every team had both standouts and flops that should be reflected when FIFA 23 rolls around.

With this in mind, we’ve made our predictions for every Premier League club’s top three players in FIFA 23:

AFC Bournemouth

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jefferson Lerma+176
Dominic Solanke+375
Ben Pearson75

Arsenal

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Gabriel Jesus+184
Martin Odegaard+284
Bukayo Saka+383

Aston Villa

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Emiliano Martinez84
Lucas Digne84
Philippe Coutinho+183

Brentford

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Cristian Eriksen82
Ivan Toney+480
Frank Onyeka+277

Brighton

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Marc Cucurella+283
Leandro Trossard+279
Lewis Dunk78

Chelsea

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
N’Golo Kante-288
Thiago Silva85
Kai Havertz+185

Crystal Palace

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wilfred Zaha+183
Vicente Guaita-179
Eberechi Eze+279

Everton

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Jordan Pickford83
Allan-182
Dominic Calvery-Lewin+182

Fulham

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Aleksandar Mitrovic+479
Harry Wilson+378
Tom Cairney+277

Leeds United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Rodrigo79
Jack Harrison+178
Patrick Bamford78

Leicester City

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Wilfred Ndidi85
Jamie Vardy-284
Kasper Schmeichel-184

Liverpool

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Mohammed Salah+190
Alisson Becker+190
Virgil Van Dijk89

Manchester City

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Kevin De Bruyne91
Erling Haaland+290
Ederson+190

Manchester United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Cristiano Ronaldo91
Bruno Fernandes88
Jadon Sancho-186

Newcastle United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Allan Saint-Maximin+382
Bruno Guimaraes+382
Kieran Trippier-282

Nottingham Forest

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Taiwo Awoniyi+276
Philip Zinckernagel+176
Brice Samba+275

Southampton

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
James Ward-Prowse+384
Stuart Armstrong+279
Kyle Walker-Peters+279

Spurs

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Harry Kane90
Heung Min-Son+190
Hugo Lloris87

West Ham United

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Declan Rice+385
Jarrod Bowen+482
Thomas Soucek82

Wolves

Player NameUpgrade / DowngradeRating
Ruben Neves+183
Raul Jimenez-182
Jose Sa+382

EA are yet to reveal the full slate of Premier League ratings in FIFA 23. As soon as they do, we’ll be sure to update this page with the latest information.


For more on FIFA 23, be sure to check out how to preorder the game and how to get early access with EA Play.

Image credits: EA Sports / Premier League

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