FC 24 Title Update 9 out now with nerfs to OP mechanics

FC 24 Title Update 9 out now with nerfs to OP mechanics
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A new patch has to everyone’s favourite football game, with FC 24 Title Update 9 making some massive changes! There are the usual general fixes to glitches, however, the main focus for fans this time will be changes to the gameplay.

EA is hoping that the update will greatly improve your Ultimate Team experience, with an annoying Evolution bug also being tackled. Of course, the gameplay change will also be felt in Career Mode and Clubs. Check out all the key points and full Patch Notes for FC 24 Title Update 9 below. 

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Massive nerfs to OP mechanics

It’s not that we don’t want to celebrate EA fixing the stability issue that has been occurring when placing a previously Evolved player in a new Evolution slot, but Title Update 9 has bigger fish to fry! The key updates can be seen under the gameplay section. These tackle the overpowered Trivela shots and also defending in cutback scenarios. 

We all know how annoying it can be defending against someone who constantly runs it to the touchline, and then cuts it back to an unmarked player in the six-yard box for a tap-in. Everyone knows what the play is and how they want to stop it, but the AI has been letting us down with poor positioning while we’re trying to stop the pass. Now, AI teammate positioning and marking decision making in cutback scenarios has been improved. 

Now, on to Trivelas. The Outside Foot Shot has been plaguing the game since its release. The mechanic is too powerful, letting you score unrealistic goals with ease. The fact it is so accurate from outside the box makes it even more of a problem. 

Although we don’t want to see Trivelas totally killed, there does need to be some more balance. That is what Title Update 9 delivers. The effectiveness, accuracy, and maximum amount of top spin the ball can have from Outside Foot Shots have all been reduced, for players with or without the Trivela PlayStyle and PlayStyle+.

FC 24 Title Update 9 release date

FC 24 Title Update 9 was announced on X (formerly Twitter) via the EA Sports FC Direct Communication account on February 6. It was released on PS4 and Xbox One consoles on February 7 at 4:30am ET / 9:30am GMT.

Then, on Febraury 13 at 5am ET / 10am GMT, the update came to all versions of the game. This included updates on PS5, Xbox X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch. 

FC 24 Title Update 9 Patch Notes

See the full FC 24 Title Update 9 Patch Notes below.

Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • A stability issue could have occurred when placing a previously Evolved Player Item in an Evolution slot.
  • Some Player Item rarities could have displayed incorrectly.
  • The News menu video player did not expand to full screen.
  • On rare occasions, pyrotechnics could have appeared in the center of the pitch.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issues:

  • In Player career, duplicate requests could have appeared in the Decisions tab.
  • Youth Players could have had the Chip Shot PlayStyles without meeting its requirements.
  • In Player Career, some Training Drills did not use the player’s created Pro.


Made the following changes:

  • Improved AI teammate positioning and marking decision making in cutback scenarios.
  • Reduced effectiveness of Outside Foot Shots for players with or without the Trivela PlayStyle and PlayStyle+.
  • Moderately reduced Outside Foot Shot accuracy.
  • Reduced the maximum potential amount of top spin the ball can have from an Outside Foot Shot.
  • Updated player selection logic when using Secondary Contain.

Addressed the following issues:

  • Improved referee foul calling logic inside the box following a clearance attempt.
  • Sometimes, the attacking player could have unintentionally stumbled over a slide tackling defender’s arms when attempting to avoid them.
  • In some situations, the goalkeeper could have incorrectly picked up the ball after it was passed by a teammate’s foot.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following changes:

  • Updated some ad boards, player models, trophies, crown chants, kits, hair, sleeve sponsors and badges, boots, balls, star heads, stadium themes, VIP Areas, match scenes, and tifos.

‌Addressed the following issues:

  • In some set piece Skill Games, the defensive wall was not always positioned as intended.
  • In some set piece Practice Arena situations, the defending side did not always position their wall as intended.
  • Addressed instances of the UI not displaying correctly during some Skill Games.
  • Addressed instances of stability issues that could have occurred.
  • Addressed instances of placeholder text and images.