FIFA 17 patch adds updated faces such as Coutinho, plus Pro Clubs and Journey tweaks

EA has dropped a second title update for FIFA 17, just after a month after its first patch added proper Premier League presentation.

This one is significantly less impactful than the first, but still features some key tweaks – such as improved facial likeness for a number of players, such as Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. Full notes, direct from the developer, are as follows: 

 Visual / Presentation changes:

  • Several new or updated player faces rendered for accurate character likeness.
  • General overlay adjustments.
  • Addressed an issue where the selected kit isn't the one used in-game.
  • Addressed frame-rate issue during pre-match skill game.
  • Spanish crowds now use the authentic audio when reacting to a goal.
  • Black custom kits no longer clash with referee kits.

 Pro Clubs: 

  • The flair trait is now available for all Pros.
  • Carrying over your Virtual Pro from FIFA 16 now correctly unlocks all passive traits.
  • An issue where players could receive excessive skill points.

 The Journey: 

  • Localized audio and character speech for the following: German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Mexican Spanish.
  • Various presentation improvements.

 Ultimate Team:

  • General stability fixes in FIFA Ultimate Team and other online game modes.

I’ve not had chance to fully road test the patch myself yet, but initial feedback on social media and EA’s official forums has been positive.

“My input delay is gone, everything feels more responsive in FUT Champions qualifying,” writes Retro_G. “Brilliant, the input lag was crippling pre-patch.” 

Looking to raise your online game now the new patch is out? Then be sure to check out our Ultimate Team tips direct from developer EA Canada.

Coutinho image: FIFALFC on Twitter

Ben Wilson

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