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FIFA 21 Title Update 7 Patch Notes: Improved Referee Logic, nerfs crosses and volleys, bug fixes and more

Electronic Arts has revealed the FIFA 21 Title Update 7 patch notes, which includes nerfs to volleys and crosses, improved referee logic, bug fixes and more.

In the FIFA 21 Title Update 6, Electronic Arts focused on kicking out several bugs, nerfing AI defending, as well as the stepover mechanic. Now, the publisher has revealed the FIFA 21 Title Update 7 patch notes, again focusing on bug fixes, while nerfing volleys and crosses, and improving referee logic. 

This FIFA 21 Title Update 7 will release for PC gamers on Steam and Origin "soon" with the console versions coming at a later, undisclosed date.

FIFA 21 Title Update 7 highlights

First up, the nerfs. Some players have felt like volleys and driven crosses in FIFA 21 are a bit overpowered, and it seems EA has agreed. Players could relatively easily combo a driven cross with a volley at high speeds in FIFA 21, making it difficult to defend.

The developers have nerfed both volleys and driven crosses in the FIFA 21 Title update, as the ball will now travel slower in the air and on the ground when it comes to driven crosses.

FIFA 21 title update 7 patch notes referee logic volley nerf driven crosses bug fixes(Picture: EA)

This change will be more impactful for players with a crossing attribute less of less than 75 according to the FIFA 21 Title Update 7 patch notes.

If the ball is travelling at a fast speed and the receiving player tries to volley it, the shot will be less accurate than it was before the FIFA 21 Title Update 7. 

Another highlight of the FIFA 21 Title Update 7 is the improved referee logic. Players have been experiencing some odd decisions from referees, especially in their inconsistency of giving out yellow cards. Basically, sometimes you get a yellow card for a solid tackle, while other times you can get away with a clear foul tackle.

FIFA 21 title update 7 patch notes referee logic volley nerf driven crosses bug fixes(Picture: EA)

EA has therefore improved referee logic in the FIFA 21 Title Update 7, which should allow them to make more correct calls. Referee logic has also been improved especially where a foul is committed by the last player in the defence, which could impact a potential attacking opportunity. 

 

FIFA 21 Title Update 7 patch notes

Check out the full patch notes for the FIFA 21 Title Update 7 on PC via Electronic Arts' official post below.

Gameplay

Made the following changes:

  • Reduced the speed at which the ball travels when performing Driven or Driven Ground crosses.
    • This effect is most noticeable when performing a Driven or Driven Ground Cross with a player whose Crossing Attribute is 75 or lower.
    • The higher the Crossing Attribute, the less pronounced this effect is.
  • Decreased how accurate a volley can be if the ball is reaching the shot taker at a high speed.
  • Adjusted referee logic to better evaluate when a yellow card should be given.
  • Further improved interception logic in situations where the defending player is directly in the ball’s path.
    • This change applies only in situations where the ball carrier is passing the ball.
  • Decreased player transition speed into a Fake Shot while Sprinting, after the Skill Move was successfully requested.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Improved animation selection logic when attempting to make a save as a player-controlled goalkeeper.
  • Sometimes, fouls around the edge of the box were resulting in seemingly incorrect ball placement for the following set piece.
    • The in-game referee made the correct decision in these situations, but the resolution of the fouling animations could make it seem as if a foul took place in a slightly different spot on the pitch.
  • Improved referee logic in situations where a professional foul is committed by the last player in defense, impacting a potential attacking opportunity.
  • In some cases, referees did not make the correct foul call following a physical contest or Standing Tackle.
  • The Heel Chop Skill Move could not be performed while Sprinting.
  • Reduced some instances of the ball carrier stumbling after minimal physical contact in the box.
    • This could sometimes have led to unnecessary penalty kick calls.
  • In some situations, a player who was attempting to intercept a pass would incorrectly move their foot away from the ball.
  • In rare instances, players would teleport during a non-gameplay foul scene following an advantage.

FIFA 21 title update 7 patch notes referee logic volley nerf driven crosses bug fixes(Picture: EA)

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • When loading a Squad Battles match, the Opponent’s Squad screen sometimes disappeared too quickly
  • After reaching the previously set personal Pack Limit on FIFA Playtime, Squad Building Challenge Reward Packs could not have been opened without changing or ignoring the limit for 1 hour.
  • A potential stability issue could occur when the Captain invited a friend to the Co-Op Lobby.

VOLTA FOOTBALL

Addressed the following issues:

  • When switching between tabs in Gear Up, the UI did not always reflect the currently selected Objective.
  • Addressed some instances of players being unable to matchmake.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issues:

  • Updated the Interactive Match Sim UI when penalty kicks and penalty kick shootouts occur.
  • A stability issue could occur when playing with Argentine teams.
  • In Player Career, some stats were not being tracked correctly when playing a portion of the match and selecting the Jump To Result option from the pause menu.

General, Visual, and Audio

Made the following changes:

  • Updated several kits and a stadium.
  • The Connection Monitoring setting now defaults to Icons Only instead of Off.

So there you have it, the full FIFA21 Title Update 7 patch notes from EA.