EA Sports has recently released a new update for the PS4 and Xbox One version of their critically acclaimed title, FIFA 17. The update was kind of important one as it makes some gameplay changes and fixes a lot of issues that were present in various sections of the game.

According to its patch notes, the update fixes the issue because of which players would run over the ball after performing a skill move and fixes the issue because of which players would control the ball instead of attempting a clearance. Along with this, the update improves the CPU AI tendency to attack directly, improves the general responsiveness of shooting and improves the passing responsiveness when the ball is in the air.


Additionally, players will be without any doubt, happy to know that they can now skip the cut scene for “contentious fouls”. Also, new components of the 2016/2017 Premiere League broadcast package have been added in the game. So you can pretty much expect your gameplay experience to improve after you download this update.

You can have a look at the full patch notes of FIFA 17 Update 1.02 below and see how your game is getting improved. The patch notes are same for both platforms.

FIFA 17 Update 1.02 PS4 And Xbox One Patch Notes

Addressed the following in gameplay:
  • A situation where cancel was unresponsive after requesting a clearance.
  • A rare situation where the penalty shootout should have ended earlier.
  • Increased the CPU AI tendency to attack directly.
  • An issue where players sometimes overrun the ball after a skill move.
  • Increased the chance of error from ground crosses (triple tap).
  • Improvements to ball physics where shots off the goal posts lose too much speed.
  • Goalkeeper positioning for corner kicks.
  • Improvements made to player switching from corners and free kicks.
  • An issue where the player would control the ball instead of attempting a clearance.
  • Improvements to contested headers logic from corner kicks.
  • General fixes for player controlled celebrations.
  • Cut scene for contentious fouls can now be skipped.
  • Improved the general responsiveness of shooting.
  • Minor improvement to passing responsiveness when the ball is in the air.
In Pro Clubs, we:
  • Increased experience required for the higher overall ratings in Pro Clubs. *
  • Addressed an issue where a player’s customised facial features did not display properly in game.
In Ultimate Team:
  • FUT Single Player difficulty no longer defaults to your CPU setting.
  • Addressed an issue where the player is forced to substitute an injured player in FUT online matches.
  • Corrected the shooting and crossing text in custom tactics
In Career mode, we:
  • Addressed a situation where the CPU AI would frequently leave star players on the bench.
Visual changes include:
  • Added new components of the 2016/17 Premier League broadcast package.
  • Updated team kits, banners and flags for Velez Sarsfield and Tigre.
  • The goalkeeper now correctly celebrates after catching the final penalty in a shootout.
  • Addressed an issue where the selected kit isn’t the one used in-game.
  • Addressed frame-rate issue during pre-match skill game.
  • Addressed an issue where the fog from a player’s breath was detached from their position.
  • General overlay fixes.

The patch notes were revealed on the official website of EA Sports, where the developers thanked their fans for providing feedback regarding the game. According to them, they will keep on improving the game until no issue remains.


FIFA 17 was released on September 27, 2016 for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game is developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. It is the first FIFA game to use the frostbite engine and is the fastest selling game in the entire FIFA series.

Let us know if you’re seeing any improvements after the update or not in the comments below.


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