February 21, 2024

A new EA Sports UFC 5 patch is scheduled to arrive tomorrow at 1:00 PM ET adding three new fighters, stamina adjustments, improved grappling and more. New fighters include Maycee Barber (Women’s Flyweight), Bryce Mitchell (Featherweight) and Joe Pyfer (Middleweight). UFC 298 Fight Week Challenges and new Alter Egos will be added on February 13. Check out the patch notes below.

STRIKING

  • Increased the short-term stamina cost of blocked, missed, and evaded strikes in the stand-up.
    • The long-term stamina cost is also increased, even though its ratio stays the same. The math for the increase is a bit nuanced, but here is a “before and after” example of a strike that would cost 10 stamina on a clean hit.
      • Hit: 10 to 10 (unchanged)
      • Blocked: 11.5 to 11.75
      • Missed: 17.5 to 18
      • Evaded: 26.5 to 27.75
  • Fixed an issue with ground and pound strike-tracking.
  • Reduced the damage of Full Guard Postured Up strikes to the head by 20%.
  • Reduced the frequency of leg kick checks by the AI.
  • Reduced the frequency of ground and pound elbows by the AI.

GRAPPLING

  • Improved the AI’s use of the Struggle in Submissions on higher difficulty levels.
  • Increased the differences in submission tactics between different fighting styles. For instance, fighters focusing on ground and pound will more likely use submission attacker transitions to get to ground and pound positions.
  • Fixed a camera issue on late denials against pulling guard.

MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONS AND UPDATES

  • New vanity rewards
  • Updated Online Career mode to award move XP from more gameplay events (e.g., Knockdowns, stuns, KOs, etc.)
  • Fixed Bobby Green’s stance.
  • Fixed a variety of visual glitches in the Store tab
  • Fixed various text inaccuracies across several modes
  • Fixed a rare crash in practice mode.
  • Fixed a rare crash in gameplay.
  • Fixed a rare crash when attempting to restart a fight.