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'Is Madden Share Down?' Question Cropping Up Far Too Much as of Late

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'Is Madden Share Down?' Question Cropping Up Far Too Much as of Late

“Is Madden Share down for anyone else?” is a question that unfortunately seems to pop up all too often in the Madden forums here on OS. To its credit, Madden Share has been more stable than in the past, but this March/April timeframe is really when it seems to go through the most issues – or at least it’s when the issues become the most obvious.

Perhaps this is due to EA getting an influx of new players due to the game becoming free through EA Play around this time, Maybe it’s because server support starts to dip a bit as the development team focuses on next year’s game, or maybe it’s a conspiracy to stop everyone from enjoying all the dope creations the community starts to go crazy making once the NFL offseason begins (no, I don’t believe this one). Regardless, it’s a problem, and it’s one that more people are noticing right now.

Long-time Madden roster creator xAPATHYx is going through some of those pains right now as he tries to create his updated offseason roster (APATHY is mostly taking the year off, but he’s been dabbling a bit because the man just can’t quit making rosters), and it’s a bummer to see that. The most important part about a “share” feature is that it, well, works on a consistent basis. If you’re always burning your content creators – who are already only doing this for the love of NFL football and a desire to keep playing Madden a bit longer – there does come a point where the backlash involves simply not creating content anymore.

Again, Madden Share doesn’t seem to be perpetually down like it was last year, but I’ve seen tons of reports of folks having to spend 15-20 minutes just trying to download the same file over and over until it finally sticks. Plus, I’ve seen folks like APATHY struggling to upload rosters without failing for a bit first. At a time when the NFL draft is around the corner and people are also trying to upload updated NFL offseason rosters, it’s just about the worst time to have these sorts of issues.

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What is perhaps more concerning is I have not seen any mention of the sporadic outages and issues on the MaddenNFLDirect account. What that tells me is that it maybe has not reached the support team yet, and so the folks there could be oblivious to some degree about the issues. In other words, I’m writing this in part to maybe help raise those concerns enough to a noticeable level so there’s at least some mention of server maintenance or some mention of why this issue is seemingly popping up more the last week or two.

Regardless, all we can do is wait, and content creators can either keep trying to push through new updates or wait and see if stability improves over the coming days. In the meantime, keep things respectable (or I’ll find you and ban you, smile), but you can use this news post and forum thread to mention whether you’re having issues lately as well.

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  1. Jagsfan24
    Anyone having issues trying to access the community files on the Xbox series x? Or maybe any console? I keep getting errors, trying to look for updated rosters but can’t download any
    Having the same issue in ps5
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    Been trying to figure out this mess too! I am newish here but I had just downloaded Madden 21 on PC from EA Play, thanks to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and one thing I have loved doin in these newer games is doing an entire sim with old rosters and draft classes and seeing how thing shape out.
    Didn't even want 21 at first but since it's basically free and it has some things I have wanted back in the games for a long time, like team tracking, but now I can't even do what I enjoy. How does EA continue to be the worst? I have played both 2K sports games (NBA and WWE) and despite how bad things can get, I'd rather pay them than EA. NBA 2K is at least so damn jam packed with content and detail and everything that it's hard to hate even if people are lazy. And WWE 2K20 may have been a literal unfixable broken mess (For multiple reasons, a good number you actually can't blame the development team on) and I give that more of my time of day.
    As excited as I am for a NCAA game next year especially with being able to transfer rosters again or even use community files on THAT games, but man seeing anything with EA's name on it makes me like 50% less excited for anything they put out.
    After about 15 minutes of trying i was finally able to download a file. Just have to do the annoying thing of repeating download until it finally does
    I'll have a news story up on this in the morning. I know Madden Share can be touchy overall at times, but it does seem to get worse sometimes in March/April, which is maybe anecdotal simply because a lot of us try to use it more to get draft rosters etc. post end of season.
    Me as well on Series X.
    Takes 10+ times, and when I do get on, sorting, and file types do not work. Shows Roster and draft classes no matter what tab is chosen.
    Forget about downloading anything if you don't have time/patience. Took me 35 minutes to grab a single draft class. Gave up getting a roster file.
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    sgwrestler11
    Has EA even acknowledged this?
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    I thought EA had some maintenance update a few days ago for their servers, i guess not
    Jagsfan24
    Anyone having issues trying to access the community files on the Xbox series x? Or maybe any console? I keep getting errors, trying to look for updated rosters but can’t download any

    Same as last year - I found the solution and you have to do this:
    You have to clear the saved data before loading the game - once you find the class or roster you want - I encourage you to save it locally and during the draft class stage at week 3 - import the file locally - these are the steps below that help you to save the Draft Classes or roster to your local drive:
    First go into Madden - then exit out of the game - Go the main screen on XBOX or PS4 - Go the icon for Madden and click the little button (the one with 3 lines) above the right thumb stick on the controller - this will be bring up a small window - click on manage game & game add ons - click on saved data - click on clear reserved space - doing this allows for the community files to down be downloaded successfully - I usually download everything I need at this point - the only downfall is that you have to do this procedure each time an update is made to a file if you want the most accurate file - it also doesn’t erase anything that is currently saved so need to worry about any of that - let me know if you have any problems or questions
    Teleo
    Same as last year - I found the solution and you have to do this:
    You have to clear the saved data before loading the game - once you find the class or roster you want - I encourage you to save it locally and during the draft class stage at week 3 - import the file locally - these are the steps below that help you to save the Draft Classes or roster to your local drive:
    First go into Madden - then exit out of the game - Go the main screen on XBOX or PS4 - Go the icon for Madden and click the little button (the one with 3 lines) above the right thumb stick on the controller - this will be bring up a small window - click on manage game & game add ons - click on saved data - click on clear reserved space - doing this allows for the community files to down be downloaded successfully - I usually download everything I need at this point - the only downfall is that you have to do this procedure each time an update is made to a file if you want the most accurate file - it also doesn’t erase anything that is currently saved so need to worry about any of that - let me know if you have any problems or questions
    This works. Thanks bro!
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    baconbits11
    I got on last night and had no problems downloading files unlike last week. Hopefully it's fixed now.

    Yeah when I played 2 days ago it seemed to work for me. Weird how it randomly starts working but hope it stays fixed

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