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Madden NFL 21 Patch 1.09 Available - Patch Notes Here

Madden NFL 21 game update 1.09 was released earlier today for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (Origin/Steam). Check out the patch notes below.

  • MUT Squads: Addressed an issue when MUT Squad Roles are not being respected properly when performing certain pass plays
  • MUT Squads: Addressed an issue when on Fake Kick run plays the MUT Squad Roles were not being respected properly
  • Addressed an issue when two users on offense cannot pass the ball after a handoff on RPO Peeks and Reads
  • Addressed additional visual issues with player uniforms
  • Addressed an issue where Origin PC players would receive an error message and were unable to boot Madden NFL 21

For those of you looking for franchise mode updates, the first of three scheduled updates are set to arrive in mid-November. You will not be required to restart your franchise, when these updates arrive.

Here’s a list of community requests the team is currently implementing and testing. Keep that in mind, as things could change, the closer we get to release.

  • X-Factor/Superstar Ability Customization: This highly requested feature by the community allows commissioners to assign X-Factors to any player via the edit player feature. Once a player has met the criteria to unlock an X-Factor ability, commissioners will be able to edit their player’s Superstar abilities and Superstar X-Factor ability by selecting from those available within his position group. Users will have control over this functionality in both offline and online Franchises.
  • Player Card Career Stats UI: A top community request for several years now, the team is revamping the statistics on the player card to include more context in season stats, like week, opponent, and outcome, while also providing what team the player was on for every year of their career.
  • Dev Trait Regression Tuning: The team is doing tuning work to player development traits in Franchise mode to ensure a proper balance of Superstar and X-Factor players when progressing multiple years in a Franchise.
  • Playoff Bracket: A visual playoff bracket will be added into the game that reflects the new Wild Card format, allowing users to see the full playoff picture.

EA provided some other post-launch Madden NFL 21 franchise mode updateslast month, as well as details on the very early stages for Madden NFL 22 updates for franchise mode.

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  1. No formation subs fix. No kicking meter glitch fix. No Live Playbooks fix.
    Formation subs may be coming in the future though... I'll believe CFM gets attention when I see it though. "Soon" may mean January with how long it takes this team to implement baby steps in CFM.
    oneamongthefence
    The kick meter issue is supposed to be in the next update on Sept 25.
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    Kick meter issue should have been a main focus and not bumped to a later patch. Definitely frustrating how EA operates.
    thescoop
    Kick meter issue should have been a main focus and not bumped to a later patch. Definitely frustrating how EA operates.
    Agreed. The workaround is simple though. Just wait a few seconds before starting to kick. It's not ideal and i forget to all the time but it can be avoided at least.
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    oneamongthefence
    MUT Squads: Addressed an issue when MUT Squad Roles are not being respected properly when performing certain pass plays
    MUT Squads: Addressed an issue when on Fake Kick run plays the MUT Squad Roles were not being respected properly
    Addressed an issue when two users on offense cannot pass the ball after a handoff on RPO Peeks and Reads
    Addressed additional visual issues with player uniforms
    Addressed an issue where Origin PC players would receive an error message and were unable to boot Madden NFL 21
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    "Addressed an issue where Origin PC players would receive an error message and were unable to boot Madden NFL 21."
    I ran into this issue last night and got scared that it was because I didn't download any of the patches. Fortunately I was able to fix it without having to update the game. Glad to hear they fixed it tho. I assume this was the issue...
    MizzouRah
    Did the tweak the human run game on AP back to where it was?

    Feels like maybe yes...I noticed the difference too, and wrote it off as a placebo effect.
    I noticed the kicking meter is smoother as well as replays . It was glitchy this morning , but not now . That could change from game to fame but so far it’s ok.
    tg88forHOF
    Feels like maybe yes...I noticed the difference too, and wrote it off as a placebo effect.

    If this is true I’d be ecstatic to play all pro. Getting tired of torching elite defenses on all pro for like 200 yards rushing and then going to all madden just for Dwayne Haskins to go 30/33 for 435 yards and 5 TDs against me.
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    tg88forHOF
    Feels like maybe yes...I noticed the difference too, and wrote it off as a placebo effect.

    Im almost willing to bet that this pacth fixed some under the hood gameplay components that might have gotten messed up with the patches. I literally played both trials and saw the gameplay change from being one of the best in this generation in terms of gameplay to back to being a Madden 20 patched game. I was impressed with the tackling wr/db interactions penalties etc then the patch hit and it became just the opposite. IMO I think the patches during the trial were meant to enhance competitive /arcade mode football and the simulation mode somehow got corrupted . Maybe they realized this and corrected and reinstated some good game play aspects that were present out of the box.
    Rmiok222
    If this is true I’d be ecstatic to play all pro. Getting tired of torching elite defenses on all pro for like 200 yards rushing and then going to all madden just for Dwayne Haskins to go 30/33 for 435 yards and 5 TDs against me.
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    I'm 100% with you. I love AP except rushing for 200 yards a game... everything else was great.
    AM was ok except CPU throwing for 80-85% completion rates and 400+ yards even with low rated QB's.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    No formation subs fix. No kicking meter glitch fix. No Live Playbooks fix.
    Formation subs may be coming in the future though... I'll believe CFM gets attention when I see it though. "Soon" may mean January with how long it takes this team to implement baby steps in CFM.
    I lost my starting MLB bc he was on a kickoff and got hurt.
    I use formation subs primarily to make sure starters don't play special teams.
    Its terrible, shouldn't be that hard of a fix.
    JasonZimmerman
    I don’t see where you can pick your own superstar ability. I thought that was in this patch.

    For Franchise mode? That's not coming into the game until November or so.
    kriegz
    Did they take out the loading screen with the worst Calais Campbell Ravens jersey swap of all time?
    Yeah. They replaced it with one that looks a lot better. At least from what i remember from earlier today.
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    Rmiok222

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    That info came after this info:
    For those of you looking for franchise mode updates, the first of three scheduled updates are set to arrive in mid-November. You will not be required to restart your franchise, when these updates arrive.
    Here’s a list of community requests the team is currently implementing and testing. Keep that in mind, as things could change, the closer we get to release.
    jfsolo
    That info came after this info:

    Ah I see. That’s a bummer. I switched Chubb from star back to x-factor about 50 times just to change his abilities to wrecking ball, tank, and arm bar. Wish we could just edit.
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    Rmiok222
    Ah I see. That’s a bummer. I switched Chubb from star back to x-factor about 50 times just to change his abilities to wrecking ball, tank, and arm bar. Wish we could just edit.
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    Yeah, it sucks to have to wait for at least a couple months to make this happen.
    Definitely some game element changes in this patch. AI running backs are back running like they are trying to score, pre patch style. I also notice the cpu seems to be running the ball more, although, it could just be the team im playing; 49ers. I also haven't seem the dropkick sack bs yet. Please EA, don't mess with this.
    Illcat
    Definitely some game element changes in this patch. AI running backs are back running like they are trying to score, pre patch style. I also notice the cpu seems to be running the ball more, although, it could just be the team im playing; 49ers. I also haven't seem the dropkick sack bs yet. Please EA, don't mess with this.

    What is the dropkick sack? Did you mean the dropback sack where the QB just kind of goes into a zombie state and when you see this you just know you're going to get a sack for sure, no matter how long it takes to break containment?
    icicle22
    What is the dropkick sack? Did you mean the dropback sack where the QB just kind of goes into a zombie state and when you see this you just know you're going to get a sack for sure, no matter how long it takes to break containment?
    This.
    I'm pretty sure he meant dropback. It was an issue that came about a few patches ago.
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    oneamongthefence
    Agreed. The workaround is simple though. Just wait a few seconds before starting to kick. It's not ideal and i forget to all the time but it can be avoided at least.
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    another workaround is just going into supersim and simming the kicking play. gotta trust your CPU kicker tho.
    If there was any doubt whatsoever that EA dumbed down the game for the free trial weekend, let that be put to rest. All madden is back to god mode and AP is back to being difficult.
    I'd say I'm annoyed but honestly this is the way it should be. AM should be for the very best players.
    Resurrection403
    If there was any doubt whatsoever that EA dumbed down the game for the free trial weekend, let that be put to rest. All madden is back to god mode and AP is back to being difficult.
    I'd say I'm annoyed but honestly this is the way it should be. AM should be for the very best players.

    So it just got set back to normal with patch 1.09? I am in a CFM with the browns on All Pro and just a few slider tweaks for the CPU running game to be more realistic. I've had super competitive games all along but when I played the Jets on the 1.08 patch version I beat them 55-17...the most lobsided win I've had on All Pro. They only scored their last touchdown as the time expired or it would have been worse. It was terrible experience. It felt like I was on rookie or something. Although my running game wasn't that good. It was mostly passing.... Now that I have 1.09 it should go back to how it was?
    Resurrection403
    If there was any doubt whatsoever that EA dumbed down the game for the free trial weekend, let that be put to rest. All madden is back to god mode and AP is back to being difficult.
    I'd say I'm annoyed but honestly this is the way it should be. AM should be for the very best players.

    I don't pretend to know EA's patching process, but I'm guessing they do some fixing that's not documented. I've only played one game back on AP defaults after this patch, but it feels like it was before all the patching. (a good thing)
    MizzouRah
    I don't pretend to know EA's patching process, but I'm guessing they do some fixing that's not documented. I've only played one game back on AP defaults after this patch, but it feels like it was before all the patching. (a good thing)

    Good to hear. I’ll try AP again. Lol. What a vicious cycle.
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    Rmiok222
    Good to hear. I’ll try AP again. Lol. What a vicious cycle.
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    It's just one game but I lost to the Jags with my Chargers, 17-14. That was my first AP loss and lowest scoring game I've had after 8 games.
    zten11
    Is the first player rating update today? It's usually been every thursday after action in the past.

    Yeah not sure what time it was last week but it always releases before the night game. I think it was around 5PM EST last Thursday.
    The problem I'm having is that on All Madden, the CPU QB still sometimes go into god mode, and drive down the field at absolute will. The CPU running game will open up blocks like the red sea. I had a decent opening game vs the Ravens. The Bengals beat me but didn't humiliate me. But now 1st quarter against the Football Team I'm down 28-7 after the 1st quarter. On pace to giving up 56 points in a half of football is stupid.
    I'm starting to lose enjoyment because of a fundamental issue of juggling AI difficulty. I can't seem to find luke warm where I am getting competitive games. I either go from winning easily or being dismantled like I have Parkinson's disease and can't hold the controller properly.
    xxkidvxx
    just gotta get better, im not having that problem on all madden. in year 2 with washington.

    Love the "get better" commentary
    I actually just call plays and the CPU play the CPU, and watch.
    Thanks for the tip tho :)
    Resurrection403
    Love the "get better" commentary
    I actually just call plays and the CPU play the CPU, and watch.
    Thanks for the tip tho :)

    LOL! Yep just get better boss...at them money plays lol.
    taruncheel
    Played a game in CFM and there were so many roughing the kicker penalties. Anyone else see this?
    Yep. Gotta turn roughing the kicker off in the menu. It's a bug.
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    So after patch 1.09, how is Madden 21 so far as gameplay specifically with the QB play(holding the ball taking sacks) and the run game being like it was at release for an offline franchise guy? Asking for a friend?😉
    Resurrection403
    I feel like I have whiplash going between AM and AP. No matter how I adjust the sliders, it's such an insane difference. Can't win on AM, can't lose on AP.

    Haven’t played on AP but I can feel that. AM is an absolute cheese fest. After the Second patch it played amazing, but they changed it again and it’s absolutely garbage: I mean I want challenging games, I want to lose, but I don’t want to feel absolutely cheesed game after game
    ive been on nothing but all madden faithfully since madden 2005 collectors edition on ps2. My brothers made me feel like if you can win on all madden, you are trash. Not great way to look at it but i havent been on AP in over a decade. just saying. i dont blame the game, or devs, just get better. All im saying.
    xxkidvxx
    ive been on nothing but all madden faithfully since madden 2005 collectors edition on ps2. My brothers made me feel like if you can win on all madden, you are trash. Not great way to look at it but i havent been on AP in over a decade. just saying. i dont blame the game, or devs, just get better. All im saying.

    I like how you're just ignoring my post from above.
    Let me repeat since I already quote you once.
    I don't play the D , I call the play and watch as a D lineman.
    So what you're saying, about "get better" is absolutely trash, vapid advice. For someone who has the "skillz" to win on AM, you seem to lack reading comprehension.
    Resurrection403
    I like how you're just ignoring my post from above.
    Let me repeat since I already quote you once.
    I don't play the D , I call the play and watch as a D lineman.
    So what you're saying, about "get better" is absolutely trash, vapid advice. For someone who has the "skillz" to win on AM, you seem to lack reading comprehension.

    I do the same, I user the DT but not much stick work. People always criticize people for usering the DL but I would say usering a LB or a S is way more user advantageous than usering a DL with the scheme there is now. That being said CPU O is absolute cheese on AM after the patches, patch 2 was absolute perfection in my franchise testing. Heck I went 1-5 in my franchise testing after patch 2. After the latest patch currently 0-4 and I feel way more Cheese than my 1-5 play through. Patch 2 they seemed to actually make good plays. Now it’s back to slant and corner cheese
    xxkidvxx
    ive been on nothing but all madden faithfully since madden 2005 collectors edition on ps2. My brothers made me feel like if you can win on all madden, you are trash. Not great way to look at it but i havent been on AP in over a decade. just saying. i dont blame the game, or devs, just get better. All im saying.

    I’ll say this, playing on AM with sliders, no matter what coverage u run, if u call press (inside), etc and slants are still completed at a high rate there’s a problem. U shouldn’t call pres inside and the DB turn his back to the WR as he makes his cut. This is poor coding. Through 4 games I have literally not experienced a cpu drop other than the over the top animation that happens on curl routes. 4 games, neither of the 4 QBs has more than 5 incompletions. One day madden will make a game that makes you feel challenged without making you feel cheesed at the same time. Patch 2 did that for me, but then they scrapped that.
    Maverick04
    I’ll say this, playing on AM with sliders, no matter what coverage u run, if u call press (inside), etc and slants are still completed at a high rate there’s a problem. U shouldn’t call pres inside and the DB turn his back to the WR as he makes his cut. This is poor coding. Through 4 games I have literally not experienced a cpu drop other than the over the top animation that happens on curl routes. 4 games, neither of the 4 QBs has more than 5 incompletions. One day madden will make a game that makes you feel challenged without making you feel cheesed at the same time. Patch 2 did that for me, but then they scrapped that.
    To add to this they never get inaccurate penalties. At least that I've seen. I get some crazy ones and it's usually a really bad pick. I made a good read but lol interception. I learned that if I take away the TE on passing plays I can get some decent completion numbers.
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    oneamongthefence
    To add to this they never get inaccurate penalties. At least that I've seen. I get some crazy ones and it's usually a really bad pick. I made a good read but lol interception. I learned that if I take away the TE on passing plays I can get some decent completion numbers.
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    On my Pro set I'm getting 45-75% from CPU. Last game had a shootout with the Packers. Rogers was 62% with 325yds and 3 carries for 25yds. Took a lot of testing but I've found you have to loosen up coverage just enough so the CPU throws into traffic.
    I think traits and archetype are important too. Rogers in an improviser so he rolled out a lot and tried to make plays. Scramblers just run. Field Generals tend to dink and dunk more and Strong Arm pushes downfield more.
    I haven't tested getting archetype even for improvisor/strong arm but that might be the key. Either way, a couple quick edits before the game hss helped a lot.
    YoungRice880
    On my Pro set I'm getting 45-75% from CPU. Last game had a shootout with the Packers. Rogers was 62% with 325yds and 3 carries for 25yds. Took a lot of testing but I've found you have to loosen up coverage just enough so the CPU throws into traffic.
    I think traits and archetype are important too. Rogers in an improviser so he rolled out a lot and tried to make plays. Scramblers just run. Field Generals tend to dink and dunk more and Strong Arm pushes downfield more.
    I haven't tested getting archetype even for improvisor/strong arm but that might be the key. Either way, a couple quick edits before the game hss helped a lot.

    I know what your saying about Traits, but how exactly did you “loosen up coverage” or was that by QB trait adjustments? I tend to lean towards PRO but with PRO as opposed to ALL PRO QB’s tend to stay in pocket back up ect and get sacked ...I may use Schnaidts QB edit...do you have any slider or QB trait fix’s you find that work on PRO...?

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