I was starting up my game today to check the traits of my SBC icons and other special cards online and offline. To my surprise they all had the traits online and offline, so it seems like traitgate has been fixed. I do not own any of the SBC league players, but I do own SBC Rui Costa and SBC Del Piero, as well as 87 Crespo bought of the marked and TOTGS Casemiro, Ter Stegen and Ben Yedder.
I did notice some visual differences from the database though:
In the database there are both "Chip Shot" and "Shooting - Chip Shop" traits. One of them is supposed to be "Outside Foot Shot". Quaresma is listed with "Chip Shop" in the database, but he has the "Outside Foot Shot" in game. Luis Hernanez has both "Chip Shot" traits, in game he has both "Chip Shop" and "Outside Foot Shot".
In the database there is a "Playmaker" trait. This doesn't show up in game, it's the case for every card not only special cards. Same goes for "Dives Into Tackles", probably a few more. Doesn't seem like they exist anymore.
Both Prime Del Piero and POTY Reginiussen has "Leadership" and "Ultimate Professional" traits in the database, but these are replaced with "Team Player" in game. This is the case for other (NIF) players as well and seems to be a a bug/wrong listing in the database.
"Corner Specialist" in the database is replaced with "Set Play Specialist" in game.
"Saves With Feet" and "Comes For Crosses" doesn't show in the database, my TOTGS Ter Stegen have those traits. "Sweeper Keeper" in the database has been replaced with "Rushes Out Of Goal". Think there are a couple of other differences with GK traits as well.
Players with a low rated NIF doesn't have the specialities they are supposed to have listed in game online. This has been the case since at least FIFA 17 and I believe this is purely visual. They are linked to the players in game stats. My POTY Reginiussen is supposed to have the "Strength" speciality since he has 90+ strength IG, but the NIF doesn't have 90+ strength so it doesn't show up in game.
The most obvious evidence for traitgate was SBC Prime Roberto Carlos missing the "Power Free-Kick" trait and not having his iconic run-up that this trait is supposed to give. His other versions had it. Can anyone with SBC Prime Roberto Carlos check if this has been fixed as well now? P
Edit: Seems like SBC Promes have the run-up (he has the trait), so it seems like the problem is with Prime Roberto Carlos only.
I know @EA_Andy said they were looking into the missing traits of SBC players earlier. Can you confirm if this has been fixed now?