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Madden NFL 11 News Post


First off, we have been aware of a roster de-sync issue that resulted in more disconnects during some online games - primarily affecting Online Franchise and Madden Ultimate Team games. Rest assured we have a fix slated for this upcoming title update, and more details are explained below.

Ultimate Team ‘Rivals Pack'
The biggest delivery for this update is a set of features built around Madden Ultimate Team, and this signifies a few months of development work as we couldn't squeeze these features in by the ship date. The "Rivals Pack" delivers three new features for Ultimate Team, allowing you to make new rivals in Tournaments, face off against old rivals in Play vs. Friends, and renew some rivalries with Refer a Friend.

New Feature #1: Tournaments
You guys have asked for Tournaments in Ultimate Team for a while now, and we're happy to say that they will be available in the next title update. Here are some details about this brand new feature:
1. Each tournament has entrance criteria which can range from specific players to minimum team skill or chemistry.
2. Once you enter the tournament, you'll be matched up against another tournament player and battle it out. The owner who wins the game will move on to the next round while the loser has to start the tournament over.
3. You win coins every time you advance and if you advance to the last round and win, you'll earn even more coins and you might even win a rare player.
4. Tournaments, like Collections, are dynamic and new tournaments can (and will) be added throughout the season.
5. We're also planning on having special promotional tournaments where we release an insert for the weekend and those that find that insert can enter a special tournament.

New Feature #2: Play With Friends
Another feature the community has asked for is the ability to play against your friends in Ultimate Team, and that will finally be available in Title Update #4. You can challenge your friends anytime they are online and play a game of MUT.

New Feature #3: Refer a Friend
One of our favorite new features is Refer a Friend. If you have buddies that play Madden, but they haven't joined Ultimate Team, you can earn coins for getting them to join up. A brand new screen has been added that allows you to keep track of your invites and your rewards from the friends that have accepted the referral.

Uniform Updates

Here's a list of uniform updates that will be rolled out when Title Update #4 releases:
• Added alternate tops for the 3 Vikings jerseys featuring the 50th anniversary patch being worn this season.
• Added the current Redskins Home and Away uniforms. In addition the socks issues are fixed.
• Added the current Chargers powder blue uniform.
• Added a uniform top for the Saints including the Super Bowl Champions patch as seen in their home opener.

Content Updates
Here's a list of some of the other changes we've made to Madden NFL 11 that will be rolled out when Title Update #4 releases:
• Fixed a couple of random Madden Moments stability issues.
• Fixed the user's ability to view play art manually if the opponent on defense holds LT/L2 pre-snap.
• Fixed an exploit where the user could audible when coming out in the Bronco Heavy formation with a HB or WR at QB.
• Fixed an exploit where after pressing the square/X button on defense a user is able to hold down on the L-stick which allows the defender to release off the LOS and go after the QB as soon as the ball is hiked.
• Fixed a hanging issue with onside kicks in Madden Moments Live and offline Madden Moments.
• Fixed an issue causing a high percentage of disconnects in Online Franchise, Madden Ultimate Team, and other online head-to-head games

Well, that's it for the update on Title Update #4. Expect it to arrive at the end of this month or the first week of November with all the features and improvements you see listed above. If you have any questions or comments feel free to hop over to the EA Forums to discuss.
- Madden Team

Source - Madden NFL 11 Blog

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# 1 sniperhare @ 10/19/10 09:03 AM
So they did nothing to improve how the game played?

Or anything related to franchise?

Just additions to gimmicks that get EA more money and uniform fixes that leave out the Jaguars.
 
# 2 bonannogiovanni @ 10/19/10 09:04 AM
Yeah, it's a bummer...
 
# 3 Senator Palmer @ 10/19/10 09:05 AM
Yeah, I was hoping for one or two more gameplay tweaks like a slight improvement in coverage by my defenders and maybe one in the run blocking on All-Madden where the DT instantly bursts through the line at the hike of the ball.
 
# 4 Armor and Sword @ 10/19/10 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by adfletch71
NO gameplay fixes...what a joke.

Legacy issues can't be patched. Defense was eased in this game it is wired that way and it's not changing.

The game plays like it plays.

At least they have addressed the Franchise disconnect issue which was huge.
 
# 5 Stacks @ 10/19/10 09:10 AM
This update is a complete JOKE! This is what they waste their time on? Give me a break. I would rather they not have released this 4th update and just spend their time working on Madden 12. If you can actually call this a title update.
 
# 6 BobbyColtrane @ 10/19/10 09:33 AM
Wow this is just terrible. I was holding out hope that they would fix the intros and the silly weather, including raining in Cowboys Stadium. What about the messed up Gameplanning?

I don't play MUT or online and I really don't care about those modes at all. I know my opinion doesn't matter but I'm completely beaten down by the direction of this game and the lack of improvement in some core areas.

It's October 19, I love the NFL, and I'm done with this game. Now I know what being a Cubs fan feels like - wait 'til next year!
 
# 7 CM Hooe @ 10/19/10 09:36 AM
Not that I was playing Madden much anyway, but it seems that MUT continues to be the focus this year and it's not anything that I'm interested in.

More NBA2K11 for me.
 
# 8 Palo20 @ 10/19/10 09:48 AM
I thought they were adding the new Colts away uniforms?


And no fix for the gameplanning issues that were broken with the last patch?
 
# 9 Palo20 @ 10/19/10 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Krioniq
Not that I was playing Madden much anyway, but it seems that MUT continues to be the focus this year and it's not anything that I'm interested in.

More NBA2K11 for me.
Yeah, there is pretty much nothing on that list that interests me.

MUT must be the new cash cow for Madden. I can see them continuing to feature it the next few years while ignoring Offline Franchise.
 
# 10 matrix_14 @ 10/19/10 09:52 AM
Anyone have it for Xbox?
 
# 11 bxgoods @ 10/19/10 09:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Palo20
I thought they were adding the new Colts away uniforms?


And no fix for the gameplanning issues that were broken with the last patch?
The Colts 1955 jerseys? They are in, which aways are you talking about.

And MUT is really fun, you guys should really try it out. Especially with Tournaments now, its going to blow up like Fifa UT.
 
# 12 jeremym480 @ 10/19/10 09:57 AM
No QB intro's added or no dirty unis?

FAIL.
 
# 13 PantherBeast_OS @ 10/19/10 10:02 AM
Man not very impressed with the last title update they are doing. No fixing the AI blitzing way to much or Human oline blocking improvement. Man this sucks. Oh well another year gone by I guess. Better luck next year I guess.
 
# 14 bigsmallwood @ 10/19/10 10:20 AM
This is what we have been getting and can come to expect from them until competition is reintroduced. This title update is focusing on Ultimate Team? And a bunch of other features most people are not concerned with? Wow. I guess we know who actually cares about the consumer...

Gameplay fixes should have been the highest priority....(Even NCAA 11 has live tuning...and the game plays pretty darn good).....I am done trying to figure out their way of thinking @ EA.
 
# 15 Rostee F @ 10/19/10 10:25 AM
That´s exactly what i have expected...it´s beyond any words, no gameplay fixes, well done EA!
 
# 16 shugknight @ 10/19/10 10:30 AM
And I'm done with Madden.
 
# 17 Danimal @ 10/19/10 10:30 AM
I think it is ultimately clear where the focus of Madden is and will continue to be.

Unfortunately it's on a mode I never play.
 
# 18 Rashad19 @ 10/19/10 10:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krioniq
Not that I was playing Madden much anyway, but it seems that MUT continues to be the focus this year and it's not anything that I'm interested in.

More NBA2K11 for me.
I completely agree Krioniq but I'm playing NCAA11 as well as NBA2K11! As a consumer it is evident that Madden just isn't for me anymore.
 
# 19 Boling4Humor @ 10/19/10 10:50 AM
Guess which finger i'm holding up. Thank you madden.
 
# 20 yankeesgiants @ 10/19/10 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Danimal
I think it is ultimately clear where the focus of Madden is and will continue to be.

Unfortunately it's on a mode I never play.
You, I, and many others are in the same boat.
 

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