FIFA 21 update make quality of life update to FUT, Career, and more

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
FIFA 21 is making some final quality of life changes with Title Update 18 ahead of the release of FIFA 22. There are small changes to career mode, Volta, and general tweaks to keep the game in shape.


The patch notes have been published on EA's website, but we have them listed for you below. The highlight for most players will likely be that you could have been using Soccer Aid World XI FC in Online Seasons and now you are seriously regretting that you hadn't actually done so.

Shout out to the lack of jubilations when winning the Polish league, as well. I remember playing in Pro Clubs and getting promoted without a celebratory cutscene. The team and I were so livid we nearly started all over again because one guy wanted a screenshot of 'the boys.' So, Ekstraklasa fans must be buzzing to finally be able to celebrate toppling Legia Warsaw with a lower league minnow. Here are the notes in full:

Title Update 18

FIFA Ultimate Team

Made the following changes:
  • The Captain can now edit their own Squad when selecting their name from the Co-Op lobby.
  • Badge, Ball, and Kit Rarities can be cycled through on the Rarity tile when searching for Club Items in My Stadium.
Addressed the following issues:
  • A thin outline glow did not display correctly on Preview Packs.
  • Removed an unintended visual effect which could briefly display when highlighting an unopened or unpreviewed Pack.
  • When previewing a Pack, a placeholder kit graphic displayed on the Player Items when cycling through views.
  • When getting promoted to a Division a player had previously achieved in Division Rivals, the first time Division Promotion Reward screen would unintentionally display and correctly show 0 coins earned.
  • First time Division Promotion Rewards can only be earned the first time a new Division is reached.
  • A placeholder graphic could display when obtaining a pack from the FUT Store.
  • The Co-Op button callout could disappear and become inaccessible after using the Compare Price function on the Transfer Market.
  • The Co-Op lobby could display an incorrect kit in some instances.
  • A timer incorrectly displayed on the Event screen when there was no active Event.
  • [Xbox One Only] In some instances, the Take Me There widget could stop working as intended.
  • [PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S Only] When purchasing FIFA Points from the FUT Store, the discounted price could display with unintended red text. This was a visual error only and did not affect pricing.
Career Mode

Made the following changes:
  • When scrolling player lists in the Transfer Hub and Squad Hub, the list will wrap around when pressing up while highlighting the first player, and when pressing down while highlighting the last player.
  • Adjusted variety of Youth Scouting results when scouting Netherlands.
Addressed the following issues:
  • There was no trophy presentation and prize money available when winning the Polish league.
  • In Player Career, glove customization did not always apply correctly.
VOLTA Football

Addressed the following issues:
  • A portion of the UI did not display correctly when selecting the last substitute in My Squad.
  • David Beckham’s name did not always display correctly during a match.
General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following changes:
  • Updated the EA Sports sequence seen when launching the game.
  • Updated some stadium flags, kits, team names, and badges.
Addressed the following issue:
  • In some instances, the Soccer Aid World XI FC could have been used in Online Seasons.
Still playing? Any fun lack of celebration stories? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Working across TrueTrophies and TrueAchievements, Kes writes news, reviews, and a variety of bespoke features. Kes left university after four years with a first-class MA in English Literature — a subject that required research, creativity, and lots of writing. He also has dabbled in teaching, farming, and building websites. Some days, he plays Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag to pretend he is a pirate.