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FIFA 21 Update 1.16 Patch Notes

Title Update 11.1 is here.

by Dean James


Update 1.16 has arrived for FIFA 21 and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch. FIFA 21 is available on a number of platforms, with the PC version often getting updates prior to the others. That was the case with Title Update 11, which released a week and a half ago. Title Update 11.1 has now arrived to bring the previous update to console, also known as update 1.16 on PlayStation platforms, while also fixing a graphical glitch from the original Title Update 11. Here’s everything new with FIFA 21 update 1.16.

FIFA 21 Update 1.16 Patch Notes

  • Removes the placeholder graphics that could have been visible when playing matches with the Input Overlay setting turned on.

FIFA Ultimate Team

Addressed the following issues:

  • When a previously locked Objective group was unlocked, it could have still continued to display as locked until the player exited and re-entered FUT.
  • The end-of-match Squad Battles FUT Coin Skill Rewards calculation did not always display correctly.
    • This was a visual issue only and did not impact the calculation.
  • After viewing the Captain’s Squad in a Co-Op Lobby, the background player models could remain on screen even when navigating through other menus.
  • In some cases, the Search Filters on the Stadium tab of the Transfer Market displayed placeholder text.
  • Sometimes, the Stadium menu could filter Item searches by Ball Items instead of the correct Item category.
  • In some situations, crowd flags incorrectly displayed a placeholder badge.
  • [PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Only] Addressed a typo found on a Goal Song Item.

Career Mode

Addressed the following issue:

  • Qualification for the Asian Continental Cup did not function correctly.


Addressed the following issue:

  • In Squad Management, the Player Chemistry UI element present on Avatars did not display the correct value.
    • This was a visual error only and did not impact Chemistry calculations.

FIFA Online

Addressed the following issues:

  • [PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Only] When accessing the Privacy Setting screen from the main menu, the Title could load indefinitely.
  • The Soccer Aid team was incorrectly available to use in Online Seasons.

General, Audio, and Visual

Made the following changes:

  • Added the Input Overlay option to the Visual tab found in Game Settings.
    • When enabled, the Input Overlay displays on screen visuals that enables players to see which inputs they performed in game and how they’re processed when in online matches.
    • Input Overlay can be configured in three different ways:
      • Input Only: one wireless controller graphic is shown on screen and it displays inputs performed in a match.
      • Input Only + Online Response: two wireless controller graphics are shown on screen, displaying both your local inputs and the inputs processed by a FIFA Game Data Center and your network.
      • Off: The Input Overlay is disabled.
    • To learn more about the Input Overlay, visit EA Help.
  • Updated some kits, adboards, balls, boots, flags, badges, and 2D portraits.
  • Added 8 Starheads, and 3 legacy Starheads.
    • Stay tuned to the EA SPORTS FIFA Tracker to learn when these Starheads will become active.

Addressed the following issues:

  • [PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Only] Skill Games did not display the correct instructions when being played with customized control mappings.

Just as Title Update 11 was on PC, this latest patch is mostly about addressing existing issues rather than making major changes. The placeholder graphics were a problem that popped up from the initial patch on PC when it released, so it’s good to see that fixed in time for the console patch release here.

FIFA 21 is available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. For more information regarding this patch, visit the FIFA Forums website.

- This article was updated on:March 4th, 2021

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