EA is aware that NCAA Football 2009 has some unfortunate and glaring issues. The first patch to the game is expected around next week. It is set to resolve both the nasty roster glitch and reordering depth chart issue. According to Pasta Padre, another patch for the game has already been sent to the authorities at both Sony and Microsoft.
This second patch will fix a pretty big list of stuff that I never even encountered while I played the game. Some of the things mentioned are a fix for recruiting exploits, improved coverage on kicks, and “Slider” correction. The second patch is expected to get through the verification process by early September. This should be just in time for the third patch, which will address the “accessibility to people that don’t normally play sports games” and NCAA football exclusivity issues.
Hit the break for the full list on the second patch, and hope that the first one actually fixes the roster business.
Ability to view your Online Dynasty HQ through EA Sports World
Improved online performance
Fixed a couple recruiting exploits
Faster simming between weeks
Custom Stadium Sounds
The “All” option will now only work when the user is the home team
Improved coverage on kicks
Hook Zones depth keeps defenders in their zones
Fixed an issue with the Strafe Catch
Allow fumbles to occur when diving
WR screen routes improved
Sliders will now work correctly
An issue with missing stats after simming has been fixed
Ball carrier will no longer run out of bounds when changing hands and heading towards the sidelines
Fixed an exploit that allowed the slot receiver to burn the safeties in a prevent defense
Fixed a bug where the the ball would hit the cross bar, drop through, and not be counted
Fixed a bug that would prevent Hot Routes from working
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