EA FC 24 Holiday update: Gameplay changes, player nerfs, and more

See how the new faces are altered, Wingback AI Upgrades, Goalkeeping changes and plenty more in the Holiday Update!

EA FC 24 Holiday update: Gameplay changes, player nerfs, and more

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EA FC 24 has been out for a few months, and the rebranded football game has been all routine with new themes. As fans moved on to the end of the year, EA released its 6th Title Update, which significantly changed the gameplay. It has been coming since the Players were facing issues in many aspects. With this update, EA has promised to fix plenty of things in and around the pitch.


The EA FC 24 Holiday Update has made many changes, from refining Player Faces to altering the Sprint Speed System. Many players complained about the goalkeeper’s reactions, but that has also been fixed. Let’s look at the alterations and modifications that EA FC 24 Winter Update adds to the game below:

What are the Major Additions in the EA FC 24 Update?

94 player changes, including some new faces and some returning after becoming free agency shortly after the game’s release, are the main feature of the winter update for Ultimate Team. Sergio Ramos, who currently plays for Sevilla, is one of them. PlayStyles and positioning adjustments will also be incorporated into some of these modifications. After several years at RWB, Adama Traore will finally get that position added to his Player Moments variation.

Wingbacks on EA FC 24
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Additionally, the developers note changes to the Finesse and Power Header PlayStyles, as posted on the official EA FC 24 Trello board:

  •   Reduced midfield congestion.
  •   Reduced sideline pressure on attackers
  •   More offensive-minded wingbacks in 3 and 5 at the back formations

Technical Changes  in the Winter Update :

More Offensive Minded Wingbacks

  • [PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC Only]. Significantly lowered the track back speed of AI teammate wingbacks in 3 and 5 at the back formations.

Reduced Midfield Congestion

  • [PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC Only]. Strikers and wide midfielders tend to be less aggressive when marking central attackers in EA FC 24.

Reduced Sideline Pressure

  • [PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC Only]. Significantly reduced the pressure the defensive team can apply to players along the sidelines.

Decreased Goalkeeper Movements and Positioning Speed

  • Reduced the movement speed of goalkeepers when using the Move Goalkeeper input.
    •                   Additionally, goalkeepers will now hold their final position for a short time before returning to their normal position

Finesse and Finesse + Playstyles adjustment

  • Slightly reduced finesse shot accuracy when performed by players with the Finesse and Finesse+ PlayStyles in EA FC 24.

More Authentic Controlled Sprint

  • Slightly reduced the top speed of players when using Controlled Sprint.

Power Header and Power Header + Playstyles

  •  Significantly reduced header shot accuracy when performed by players with the Power Header and Power Header+ PlayStyles.

The Winter Update can be seen putting order to plenty of things. Players are expecting seamless gameplay after this. While the Alternate Play Styles will help some players differ from others, the modified formations and wingbacks will provide a realistic touch to your team’s offense in EA FC 24. Stay tuned for the latest updates and more.


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