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Jun 14, 2023

Title Update 4.0 now live for EA SPORTS PGA TOUR


From Press Release:

EA SPORTS PGA TOUR has deployed Title Update 4.0, which celebrates the upcoming U.S. Open Championship happening this weekend with a new playable course, the Los Angeles Country Club, and updated designs in-game styled in the Season 3 U.S. Open Championship theme. In addition to players being able to play the new course in all game modes, new challenges will also be released live during the major golf tournament that recreate iconic moments from each day.

On top of these seasonal improvements, the update also includes many quality of life updates and stability fixes, including updated Swing Meter visuals with improved visibility in bright skies.

The full list of patch notes can be found here and we also highlight some of the big ones below.

In time for Father’s Day weekend, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will be available to try for free on consoles alongside the U.S. Open Tournament. Beginning Thursday and concluding at the end of the Tournament on Sunday, Xbox Series S|X owners with Xbox Live Gold can try out the full-game via the Free Play Days promotion. Alternatively, PlayStation 5 owners with PlayStation Plus can also participate in the Free Play Weekend for four days.

EA SPORTS PGA TOUR continues to evolve with feedback from our passionate community and the EA Orlando team carries on behind the scenes to deliver more updates in the near future including a 60 FPS performance mode for consoles, additional event length options for career mode and turn-based online gameplay.


Patch 4.0 highlights:

  • Store & Content:
    • New specs can be earned through weekly quests, weekly tournaments, and seasonal tournaments.
      • Command Series: Improves Power and Control attributes.
      • Escape Series: Improves Accuracy and Recovery attributes.
    • New Signature Series specs added to the store to rotate throughout the season:
      • Patrick Cantlay
      • Tony Finau
      • Jessica Korda
      • Lexi Thompson
    • Additional cosmetic content will be added to the store later this week.
  • Gameplay Indicators:
    • Add new “Modern” swing meter visuals with notchless design and improved visibly in bright skies. 
      • New “Swing Meter Style” visual setting replaces “Club Trail” setting. Options for using previous swing meter visuals and enabling/disabling club trails are included.
      • Updated aiming arc to add an effect and change color if the ball is projected to collide before it reaches its apex. This is intended to better indicate when aimed at obvious obstructions like bunker lips directly in front of the golfer or trees that are out of view.
      • Related to these changes are visual improvements to the putt read line, aiming arc, and online ball trails. 
  • Gameplay Physics:
    • Course-specific ball flight physics has been updated and altitude information has been added to the course select screen.
      • Note that the ball typically flies further and with a slightly lower trajectory when playing at high altitude courses like Banff Springs.
  • Gameplay Misc:
    • Improve AI golfer’s ability to make short putts.
  • Online: 
    • Permanently disable golfer reaction NIS in online gameplay in order to speed up play for all players.
    • Fix for softlock during online gameplay if player expires their hole timer while using “Fast Play” setting.
    • Fix for incorrect order of players in online in-game scoreboard after a player quits or disconnects during a round.
  • Challenges:
    • Fix for crowd members obstructing the golfer in the first shot of some challenges.
    • Added animation to challenge banner shown after holing out.
  • Golfers:
    • Updated Scottie Scheffler’s head model.
    • Dustin Johnson updated to use Taylormade glove.
    • Xander Schauffele updated to use Callaway glove.
    • Update Jessica Korda’s outfits and logos.
  • Outfits & Gear
    • Fix texture clipping on EA SPORTS V-Neck polos.
    • Fix some instances where the golfer’s hand was clipping through the glove.
    • Fix for golfer hair clipping with hat for few seconds when entering gameplay using low visual settings.
    • Brighten texture on “EA SPORTS – White” ball.
  • Branding:
    • Structures, outfits, wipes, etc. update to use the latest U.S. Open logo.
    • Updated The Open logo on pin flags.
    • Ensure the loading screen for Augusta National always shows the Masters Trophy instead of the seasonal trophy.
    • Wells Fargo Championship updated to use one-color white logo. 
    • FedEx St. Jude Championship updated to use one-color white logo.
  • PC support: 
    • Fix for double input being recorded on store pages when using mouse input to dismiss an error popup.
    • Fix for players being able to access locked challenge tiles by using mouse input to click the “Select” button prompt.
    • Fixes to various screens and gameplay HUD elements in order to scale correctly and better support wide screen monitors.