FIFA 23’s first patch reduces penalty accuracy, improves dribbling animations
EA isn’t making sweeping gameplay changes yet
The first patch for FIFA 23 is out now, making changes to the game’s penalty system and dribbling animations.
While it’s not the significant gameplay patch that usually comes to FIFA in the first month or so of the game being released, it does make some tweaks to the game mechanics.
Most notably, penalties – which have been regarded in the community as very easy to score – will now require more skill.
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The full patch notes are as follows:
FIFA 23 Live Tuning Update 1 patch notes
The following Live Tuning gameplay changes are now available:
- Reduced the accuracy of Penalty Kicks taken when the Composure Ring is yellow or red.
- Increased Technical Dribbling animation speed for lower-rated dribblers.
- This change specifically impacts players whose dribbling-related Attributes are below 90.
- Adjusted referees to be less likely to call fouls for arm-related collisions.
- Adjusted referees to be more likely to award yellow cards for fouls committed by Hard Slide Tackles.
The first significant patch for FIFA 23 is expected later this month, with many wondering if the much talked about “lengthy players” meta will be impacted in a significant way.
However, as the first Weekend League (FIFA’s main competitive mode) is happening this weekend, it’s typical for EA to wait to see how the game fares in a competitive setting before making sweeping changes in a larger title update.