EA Sports has launched Title Update 9 for EA FC 24, targeting significant adjustments to the gameplay mechanics, particularly addressing the overpowered trivela shots and cutbacks. This update is a response to the community’s feedback about the lack of diversity in attack strategies and the dominance of specific playstyles.
Trivela Shots and Cutbacks: A Shift in the Meta
Prior to the update, players frequently exploited trivela shots and cutbacks as primary scoring methods. A common tactic involved cutting in from the wing and executing a ball roll followed by a trivela shot, or utilizing technical dribbling along the byline for a cut-back pass to the striker.
December Update: An Incomplete Solution
An earlier update in December attempted to encourage more central attacks. However, wing play remained a more effective strategy, leading to this latest update for further balance.
Key Changes in Title Update 9: Trivela Shots Adjustments
- Effectiveness Reduced: The update diminishes the overall impact of outside-of-the-foot shots.
- Accuracy and Topspin: There’s a decrease in the accuracy of trivela shots and a reduction in the topspin generated by these shots.
- Improved AI Decision-making: AI teammates will now position better and make smarter decisions when defending cutback scenarios.
- Secondary Contain Mechanic: Enhanced player selection logic for more effective defense against attacks.
Evolution System Exploitation Fix
- The update addresses a loophole in the Evolution system where players could partially evolve a card and exploit the stats boost. Now, a previously evolved player item cannot be reused in future Evolution slots.
Referee Foul-Calling Logic
- Adjustments have been made to foul-calling inside the box, particularly after clearance attempts, to prevent unfair penalties.
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Addressing Gameplay Imbalances in EA FC 24
Title Update 9 for EA FC 24 marks a significant shift in the gameplay dynamics, addressing the overreliance on certain tactics and encouraging a more varied and realistic football experience. This update is expected to bring a fresh approach to matches and strategies, reflecting EA Sports’ commitment to maintaining a balanced and engaging game.