Just to provide a heads up to the early morning Madden NFL 21 players out there. The team will be shutting down the Madden 21 servers tomorrow, December 1 at 7:00 AM EST for maintenance.
During this time, Franchise modes will be offline and remain offline, until maintenance has been completed.
For those of you looking to play Solo Battles, they will be gated as early at 6:00 AM ET to protect players from any issues. They will also unlock after maintenance has completed.
Looking for Madden NFL 21 franchise mode update 2 of 3 details? Well, it’s scheduled to arrive sometime in mid-January. Here are some of the things the team is working on for that update. More details will arrive closer to official release date. All of these franchise mode additions will also be added to the next-gen version of Madden NFL 21.
Personnel Logic Improvements
New guidelines for CPU draft logic to assist teams in whether they should or should not have interest in drafting a first round QB. Addresses teams drafting two first round QBs in consecutive years, along with other roster-context considerations QBs a more authentic window to develop before a replacement is considered to be drafted.
Commissioner Controls: Undo FA Signings – Offseason Only
Commissioners are able to undo FA signings in the offseason directly through the transaction log. Simply click on a signing and revert it to send the player back into the free agent pool.
Commissioner Controls: Team Override Settings
Giving commissioners of leagues the ability to turn on/off or allow users to keep individual settings for Heat Seeker tackling, Ball Hawk, and Switch assist – one of our top requested commissioner requests, this creates a way to level the playing field regarding assist features.
Commissioner Draft Tools
Giving commissioners the ability to assign autopilot during the draft, along with pause/resume functionality. This has been a top community request for a number of years now.
Commissioner House Rules: Play Cool-Down and Repeat Play Limits
After these settings made their debut last year in MUT and Superstar KO, House Rules became one of the most requested features for franchise players and we are incredibly excited to bring them to you. Take control as a Commissioner and dictate how many times a play can be called in a game, and how long a player must wait before calling the same play again.
The Next Generation of Madden NFL 21 is available on December 4. With Dual Entitlement, buy now, to get next gen Madden NFL 21 FREE*. Upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X/S for FREE and carry your MUT, Franchise modes, and The Yard progress across generations** Read the Dual Entitlement FAQ for more info. */**Conditions apply.
If you missed our Madden NFL 21 next-gen preview, make sure to read it here.