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Madden NFL 22 Adds Campus Legends in Superstar KO Multiplayer Mode

EA has released “Campus Legends” for Superstar KO multiplayer mode. The limited-time event, which runs until September 27, enables football fans to throwback to their college days with the release of ten college football teams, complete with rosters of alumni that are some of the biggest college football legends.

A showdown between Texas legend Vince Young and USC legend Reggie Bush takes place tonight at 7:00 PM ET on the NFL YouTube Channel and Madden NFL Twitch. The two will battle it out at Rose Bowl Stadium with their respective schools in Madden NFL 22.

“I’ve been a Madden fan for as long as I can remember, so it’s going to be truly special to hit the sticks and see myself in my college uniform for the first time in the game,” said Vince Young, Texas legend and two-time Pro Bowler. “I can’t wait to take on Reggie [Bush] again in our old colors. I’ve got some serious Madden skills – looking forward to bringing home another win for the Longhorns.”

The “Campus Legends” event in Superstar KO features Clemson University, University of Miami, Louisiana State University (LSU), University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, University of Southern California (USC), University of Oregon, University of Nebraska, and Michigan State University. Each school’s roster of alumni, made up of college football legends as well as current and retired NFL stars, can be found on the Madden NFL website.

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  1. I hope it's not MUT....put that on a t-shirt.
    I just might get the game if it's an exhibition type mode. I played the beta and trial, and figured another mode was coming. There was an empty spot for another mode in the main screen. MCS eventually took that space, but I was still wondering. Especially with how quick I got through FOF college.
    I assume there will be MUT stuff like potentially using college uniforms in the mode. I assume you'll also have the chance to relive some class college football moments.
    What I really hope for is the ability to use the college teams in Play Now even if the rosters are random. Give me college rules on top of that and I'll be happy. Tease us and give us a taste of college gameplay in something other than the crap we got in FotF.
    I assume this is mostly going to be locked off behind MUT or something, but it is cool to see college football video games one more small step closer to returning.
    Faikanese
    8/31 = Madden Campus Mode will be out.
    Play with some all-time college teams and players.
    I hope it's not in UT!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CTHyD2tnHJF/

    oneamongthefence
    So it sounds like we'll get a title update Tuesday as well cause we definitely need one.
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    Mode will be revealed on 31/8. Not out.
    Do hope a patch is due soon. Offline doesn’t work!
    Hshaw810
    Got this news before news about fixing franchise lol. Who asked for this?

    Literally tens of thousands of people have been seeking a modern college football video game experience since EA Sports halted development on their NCAA Football series in 2014.
    This is admittedly not entirely what everyone wants but it could be a welcome addition, depending on what it actually is.
    Hshaw810
    Got this news before news about fixing franchise lol. Who asked for this?

    I think a LOT of people are asking for this. But don't confuse the fact that there are different folks who work on different aspects of the game. The graphics team isn't responsible for fixing franchise bugs (you probably don't want them to!). A granular and objective mindset is good to understand where criticism should fall.
    I can understand both sides of this. This new mode is a mod coming from people hired to only code that. I get it. Very understandable. And, yeah, it's college football that we don't have to hack our PS3 to enjoy.
    On the other hand, yeah, I can understand the thinking that it would be nice if all resources would be pulled to fix just franchise for now, especially when that one thing is the core function and reason the game ever became a staple.
    They should of remaster NCAA 14 and introduce it as a arcade cabinet mode therefore that would be a nice college bone to chew on until the new college football game comes out in a few years
    mtoo22
    It's superstar KO. Check out Ed Reeds twitter.

    I’m assuming (because I’ve literally never played the mode and have zero clue how it works) that this will lead to the ability to monetize Campus whatever it’s called.
    reverend_heat
    I’m assuming (because I’ve literally never played the mode and have zero clue how it works) that this will lead to the ability to monetize Campus whatever it’s called.

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t think Superstar KO has microtransactions.
    As to whether college uniforms and players appear in MUT or Yard, that is where I assumed this was going to begin with lol.
    Here we go, prepare for microtransactions and ultimate team focus on College Football when that game comes out in a year or two. I knew they'd go this direction and not let Dynasty Mode be the focus. Shame.
    Gagnon39
    Here we go, prepare for microtransactions and ultimate team focus on College Football when that game comes out in a year or two. I knew they'd go this direction and not let Dynasty Mode be the focus. Shame.

    Ultimate Team was already very present in NCAA Football 14. Of course it’s gonna be there whether us dynasty types want it or not lol.
    NCAA 14 also had a fantastic dynasty mode, so UT and great unpaid content are not mutually exclusive.
    simbayless
    They should of remaster NCAA 14 and introduce it as a arcade cabinet mode therefore that would be a nice college bone to chew on until the new college football game comes out in a few years

    That's a pretty unrealistic wish, but in a hypothetical world I don't know how well it would do. It would be incredibly jarring to play Madden with all of its next gen features and gameplay and then go back to that wonky infinity engine with the dated gameplay.
    CM Hooe
    Ultimate Team was already very present in NCAA Football 14. Of course it’s gonna be there whether us dynasty types want it or not lol.
    NCAA 14 also had a fantastic dynasty mode, so UT and great unpaid content are not mutually exclusive.

    I know NCAA 14 had a fantastic dynasty mode, but the ultimate team modes didn't really take off in popularity until the last 5-10 years. Over time, the more popular the ultimate team modes became the less focus there was on franchise/dynasty modes. This is an obvious statement of course. I'm just simply saying I have extremely low expectations for dynasty mode in EA's next college football title. I imagine the focus will be on the ultimate team mode and making hundreds of millions of dollars through microtransactions.
    reverend_heat
    I’m assuming (because I’ve literally never played the mode and have zero clue how it works) that this will lead to the ability to monetize Campus whatever it’s called.

    I played it last year on 21. It's basically a really quick online 11 on 11 game with rules somewhat similar to NFL OT rules with fantasy teams. Nothing to buy except having PS plus already to get into the mode.
    I don't know how are they going to into incorporate NCAA teams?
    I'm assuming you will playing games with college rules from the looks of it.
    Maybe similar to NCAA 2004 and 2005 Pontiac College Classics games mode.
    Hopefully, It doesn't cost anything to play?
    canes21
    I assume there will be MUT stuff like potentially using college uniforms in the mode. I assume you'll also have the chance to relive some class college football moments.
    What I really hope for is the ability to use the college teams in Play Now even if the rosters are random. Give me college rules on top of that and I'll be happy. Tease us and give us a taste of college gameplay in something other than the crap we got in FotF.

    As much as we would love it we will never get classic teams available in play now. We used to have them all in 05 or whatever, they migrated all that behind MUT paywall. I really miss that aspect of the game. Fingers crossed this isn't a micro transaction gateway
    Gagnon39
    I know NCAA 14 had a fantastic dynasty mode, but the ultimate team modes didn't really take off in popularity until the last 5-10 years. Over time, the more popular the ultimate team modes became the less focus there was on franchise/dynasty modes. This is an obvious statement of course. I'm just simply saying I have extremely low expectations for dynasty mode in EA's next college football title. I imagine the focus will be on the ultimate team mode and making hundreds of millions of dollars through microtransactions.

    People often say this, but the shift in those games was pre determined by developers either stripping away a franchise mode of all the features or just removing it. Madden tried removing more and more from franchise to make MUT the go to. One year if anyone remembers they launched franchise without a fantasy draft, which wasn't an accident. They just knew that wouldn't fly and added it back shortly after. If franchises got more attention I think they would be more popular.
    JimmyK
    People often say this, but the shift in those games was pre determined by developers either stripping away a franchise mode of all the features or just removing it. Madden tried removing more and more from franchise to make MUT the go to. One year if anyone remembers they launched franchise without a fantasy draft, which wasn't an accident. They just knew that wouldn't fly and added it back shortly after. If franchises got more attention I think they would be more popular.

    The game you speak of, Madden NFL 13, was the first in the series to feature a complete online franchise mode (as opposed to the bare-bones online leagues introduced in Madden NFL 11). Originally called Connected Careers mode, it is now the base of Cloud Franchise and Face Of The Franchise modes.
    A lot of Franchise had to get rebuilt from the ground-up to support the game working online, which is why so many features were lost moving from Madden NFL 12 to Madden NFL 13. Nothing about that enormous technical effort was motivated in any way by Ultimate Team.
    sadler
    Mode will be revealed on 31/8. Not out.
    Do hope a patch is due soon. Offline doesn’t work!

    Wait. They are going to inform us that Campus Mode is coming out soon tomorrow, or Campus Mode is coming out tomorrow?
    canes21
    That's a pretty unrealistic wish, but in a hypothetical world I don't know how well it would do. It would be incredibly jarring to play Madden with all of its next gen features and gameplay and then go back to that wonky infinity engine with the dated gameplay.

    I do that right now and it’s not bad. They play different but it would be clear it was a classic game mode and not a modern experience.
    It’s unrealistic though because 1) they’re already working on a real college football game and updating 14 to work on a modern console would take a lot of resources and 2) they don’t have the licensing for all the stuff in the game anymore.
    More super realistic game modes being added to the only NFL 'simulation style' game that is allowed to be made I see.
    I second the sentiment of questioning who asked for this? People want an authentic college football experience from rivalries to recruiting to the coach carousel, I don't think there's an abundance of people frothing at the bit for a college themed paint job to Superstar KO.
    I just don't understand how EA decides to utilize their development team, I really don't.
    Cory Levy
    More super realistic game modes being added to the only NFL 'simulation style' game that is allowed to be made I see.
    I second the sentiment of questioning who asked for this? People want an authentic college football experience from rivalries to recruiting to the coach carousel, I don't think there's an abundance of people frothing at the bit for a college themed paint job to Superstar KO.
    I just don't understand how EA decides to utilize their development team, I really don't.

    This may not even be taking up a ton of resources. It could be something they can add relatively easily because they are already working on a new college football game.
    canes21
    This may not even be taking up a ton of resources. It could be something they can add relatively easily because they are already working on a new college football game.

    I'd take something they can add relatively easy to Franchise mode over a college paint job for Superstar KO. Like being able to edit assistant coaches or picking who you play in the preseason every year.
    Again, the allocation of the development team is my frustration here, not the quality, execution or reception of 'Campus Mode'.
    Cory Levy
    I'd take something they can add relatively easy to Franchise mode over a college paint job for Superstar KO. Like being able to edit assistant coaches or picking who you play in the preseason every year.
    Again, the allocation of the development team is my frustration here, not the quality, execution or reception of 'Campus Mode'.

    I think there's an understanding issue here about how large software is developed.
    It is extremely likely that no one who works on Superstar KO works on Franchise.
    It is reasonable for EA to hire people to work solely on one of the modes very large game with by my count six distinct deliverable components each year (Franchise, Ultimate Team, The Yard, Superstar KO, Face Of The Franchise, Play Now / Online Head-To-Head).
    It is reasonable for EA to deliver features for parts of their live-service game that are not Franchise from time to time.
    Simply swapping one developer from Superstar KO to Franchise doesn't necessarily increase the number of things EA can deliver for Franchise, because each new thing EA might want to add requires design, client implementation, server implementation, gameplay balancing, QA, and possibly also audio for tutorials.
    Adding one additional feature into Franchise creates far more than a single developer's worth of work, and that problem isn't solvable by just throwing more people at the problem.
    BadAssHskr
    Wait. They are going to inform us that Campus Mode is coming out soon tomorrow, or Campus Mode is coming out tomorrow?

    I’m confused as well. Original video said revealed 31/8 7pm ET.
    Now it says available 31/8.
    I presume it’s out tomorrow via a title update. Personally if they patch it in tomorrow and don’t fix some franchise bugs it won’t go down well at all.
    CM Hooe
    I think there's an understanding issue here about how large software is developed.
    It is extremely likely that no one who works on Superstar KO works on Franchise.
    It is reasonable for EA to hire people to work solely on one of the modes very large game with by my count six distinct deliverable components each year (Franchise, Ultimate Team, The Yard, Superstar KO, Face Of The Franchise, Play Now / Online Head-To-Head).
    It is reasonable for EA to deliver features for parts of their live-service game that are not Franchise from time to time.
    Simply swapping one developer from Superstar KO to Franchise doesn't necessarily increase the number of things EA can deliver for Franchise, because each new thing EA might want to add requires design, client implementation, server implementation, gameplay balancing, QA, and possibly also audio for tutorials.
    Adding one additional feature into Franchise creates far more than a single developer's worth of work, and that problem isn't solvable by just throwing more people at the problem.

    Hey, if you want to move the goal posts and change the discussion with every response by all means go ahead. You brought up the idea that maybe it's not taking a lot of resources to implement this into Superstar KO so I simply said I'd rather take something in Franchise that would take equally as little resources. Don't postulate that Campus Mode takes little effort but then go on that attempting anything in Franchise would take a lot of manpower to even consider.
    Obviously if EA wants to create this over the top arcade style game modes in the only allowable NFL licensed 'simulation style' video game, they should be adding more to them instead of allowing them to grow stagnant.
    I also, quite frankly, don't really want to hear about how difficult a process implementing new features in Madden are when we're talking about one of the single largest video game monoliths that exist in the industry today. At this point a lot of us just want things that were in the game a decade and a half ago so I don't see the reasoning behind it being too much of an up hill battle for a company as powerful and capital laden as EA. Things don't get developed over night nor do I expect them to but I'm tired of the scraps EA has given Franchise fans. This year is a great start but that's all it is, a start.
    My problem has never been with developers or the development team (I'm sure they bust their asses for lacking compensation, seriously), it's always been with "upper management" and corporate direction. Especially from my stance as a Franchise player.
    Really? Superstar KO? I don't even think I've seen the home screen of Superstar KO. Way to go EA; Shove it into a mode no one plays and the ability for micro transactions. I love this "simulation" NFL game.
    CM Hooe
    I think there's an understanding issue here about how large software is developed.
    It is extremely likely that no one who works on Superstar KO works on Franchise.
    It is reasonable for EA to hire people to work solely on one of the modes very large game with by my count six distinct deliverable components each year (Franchise, Ultimate Team, The Yard, Superstar KO, Face Of The Franchise, Play Now / Online Head-To-Head).
    It is reasonable for EA to deliver features for parts of their live-service game that are not Franchise from time to time.
    Simply swapping one developer from Superstar KO to Franchise doesn't necessarily increase the number of things EA can deliver for Franchise, because each new thing EA might want to add requires design, client implementation, server implementation, gameplay balancing, QA, and possibly also audio for tutorials.
    Adding one additional feature into Franchise creates far more than a single developer's worth of work, and that problem isn't solvable by just throwing more people at the problem.

    I'm sorry but some of you just don't understand when franchise mode has been as bad as it has overall, and the game is broken/not finished, people are not excited about other areas being implemented. You can believe that adding The Yard didn't stop them from adding to Franchise, or this mode, or UT, or any excuse you want. EA's actions are clear for this game, and it's never been franchise.
    When I try to move a team in my Franchise, do you know how lazy it is to see the same exact 3 stadium options and layout, down to the T, from probably Madden 07? So yea I too would take some basic quality of life implementations to franchise before another mode that will take more attention away from an already dying mode. I understand it isn't either or, but let's just be honest we all can see where the priority is on Madden and they would rather invent new modes over getting franchise fixed and that can be frustrating.
    JayD
    Really? Superstar KO? I don't even think I've seen the home screen of Superstar KO. Way to go EA; Shove it into a mode no one plays and the ability for micro transactions. I love this "simulation" NFL game.

    I don't get the instant hate for what menu the mode it is located behind. If I have to click Superstar KO in the main menu, but then can play classic college football games with some accurate uniforms and some named players, does it make a difference?
    I get this is the internet and it is 2021, but I think people should at least wait and see what is actually revealed before instantly shooting it down. Outside of being behind the Superstar KO part of the menu, why is this being called an arcade mode in this thread multiple times? Have I missed something where they've announced Reggie Bush and Vince Young will have super powers in the mode?
    Cory Levy
    More super realistic game modes being added to the only NFL 'simulation style' game that is allowed to be made I see.
    I second the sentiment of questioning who asked for this? People want an authentic college football experience from rivalries to recruiting to the coach carousel, I don't think there's an abundance of people frothing at the bit for a college themed paint job to Superstar KO.
    I just don't understand how EA decides to utilize their development team, I really don't.

    Yes. I'm sure this is nothing more than a tease. The reason NCAA was so much better than Madden wasn't because of the use of teams wearing college uniforms.
    JimmyK
    I'm sorry but some of you just don't understand when franchise mode has been as bad as it has overall, and the game is broken/not finished, people are not excited about other areas being implemented. You can believe that adding The Yard didn't stop them from adding to Franchise, or this mode, or UT, or any excuse you want. EA's actions are clear for this game, and it's never been franchise.

    EA announced a post-launch title update adding a major to Franchise and further live service support for Franchise beyond that one update back in June, well before this game was released.
    So no, based on facts and reality this new Campus Legends feature has not stopped and will not stop any changes to Franchise mode.
    The things you want to have are on the way. Have a bit of patience, maybe?
    CM Hooe
    EA announced a post-launch title update adding a major to Franchise and further live service support for Franchise beyond that one update back in June, well before this game was released.
    So no, based on facts and reality this new Campus Legends feature has not stopped and will not stop any changes to Franchise mode.
    The things you want to have are on the way. Have a bit of patience, maybe?

    Have we seen any of those promises yet? My guess is this mode will be in the game before any of the franchise updates. Again, I'm not upset over that and I'll play it and have fun, I'm just saying I can understand their frustration. You can say adding new modes doesn't stop them from adding to franchise, we just agree to disagree there.
    I guess we're all super unreasonable for wanting 1 mode to actually be finished first lol. Nah I should just have patience and be grateful they gave me a new football game to play that's more reasonable.
    JimmyK
    Have we seen any of those promises yet? My guess is this mode will be in the game before any of the franchise updates. Again, I'm not upset over that and I'll play it and have fun, I'm just saying I can understand their frustration. You can say adding new modes doesn't stop them from adding to franchise, we just agree to disagree there.
    I guess we're all super unreasonable for wanting 1 mode to actually be finished first lol. Nah I should just have patience and be grateful they gave me a new football game to play that's more reasonable.

    Given that the Campus Legends mode is out today - exactly when EA said it would come out - it obviously will show up in the game first. EA set expectations about that quite clearly.
    EA also said the scouting update would show up in September. It is not yet September. You should expect an update to Franchise no sooner than tomorrow and no later than September 30.
    EA has messaged quite clearly when various things are going to show up. It’s your choice to continue to ignore what they tell you and set yourself up for disappointment with misaligned expectations.
    CM Hooe
    Given that the Campus Legends mode is out today - exactly when EA said it would come out - it obviously will show up in the game first. EA set expectations about that quite clearly.
    EA also said the scouting update would show up in September. It is not yet September. You should expect an update to Franchise no sooner than tomorrow and no later than September 30.
    EA has messaged quite clearly when various things are going to show up. It’s your choice to continue to ignore what they tell you and set yourself up for disappointment with misaligned expectations.

    Just to move this a little bit further. They have always said that they are "targeting" September for scouting. Never been anything definite about how they have phrased it. So I think expectations should be flexible if it gets pushed back some.
    JimmyK
    I'm sorry but some of you just don't understand when franchise mode has been as bad as it has overall, and the game is broken/not finished, people are not excited about other areas being implemented. You can believe that adding The Yard didn't stop them from adding to Franchise, or this mode, or UT, or any excuse you want. EA's actions are clear for this game, and it's never been franchise.
    When I try to move a team in my Franchise, do you know how lazy it is to see the same exact 3 stadium options and layout, down to the T, from probably Madden 07? So yea I too would take some basic quality of life implementations to franchise before another mode that will take more attention away from an already dying mode. I understand it isn't either or, but let's just be honest we all can see where the priority is on Madden and they would rather invent new modes over getting franchise fixed and that can be frustrating.

    As someone who ONLY plays Franchise mode, yeah, I know. And I've been playing this game as long as anybody. And I am someone just anxious as can be for that new scouting update to come. And I know what franchise has been and currently is, both in terms of design and the bugs right now.
    But I also understand development. And I understand how software is created, how internal tools work within a studio, and that some people simply cannot work on other aspects. I also understand that more people doesn't mean better product.
    So with all that in mind, I'm not about to lose my mind because EA announced another mode that doesn't fix the issues I really care about. So when you talk about priority, nobody is so dense to realize that MUT has taken priority for many years. Duh.
    But, we have updates on the way in the form of an entirely new scouting system and EA communicated those expectations. Bugs will get fixed. So whining right now, because a different mode got announced, does nothing.
    IlluminatusUIUC
    On paper this sounds like the best mode they have added in years. It's only natural they'd make it time limited. Ugh ea

    100% this.
    Was REALLY hoping it’d be a new standalone (permanent) mode, or teams added to Play Now.
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    Gotmadskillzson
    Online only mode.....hard pass for me. Playing sports games online is highly annoying.

    Just seems like EA can’t get out of its own way. Why would you develop something like this and put it in such a small (limited time) box?
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    I'm not interested in this mode for Madden
    But man I would pay big bucks to get those rosters in the new NCAA Football
    In years past I spent months just creating those exact type of rosters for the college game and loved every minute of it once the rosters were completed.
    I hope they give us the ability to play with these rosters right out of the gates in EA College football and we don't have to create classic rosters.
    It looks like they actually had full rosters for every team which was shocking to me.
    :appl:
    sadler
    Mode will be revealed on 31/8. Not out.
    Do hope a patch is due soon. Offline doesn’t work!

    ? Ok, Looks like it out right now.
    10 All time teams with the best players from those colleges in the game already.
    If anyone grabs these grabs and play with Nebraska could you post the ratings for Tommy Frazier since he's never appeared in Madden before....
    Thanks in advice to anyone who does share
    Not sure if i should be laughing or crying.
    They added this into the game from the back side it seems, anyone have any idea if they added anything useful to say, online CFM? Penalties perhaps?
    This limited time event is the most important thing they have going at this stage? Couldn’t have this been added at any point during the college football season?
    …..But…. There are no penalties in franchise and they are ok with that.
    BadAssHskr
    Not sure if i should be laughing or crying.
    They added this into the game from the back side it seems, anyone have any idea if they added anything useful to say, online CFM? Penalties perhaps?
    This limited time event is the most important thing they have going at this stage? Couldn’t have this been added at any point during the college football season?
    …..But…. There are no penalties in franchise and they are on with that.

    I think it is safe to say the people who worked on implementing this mode are not the same people working on franchise content.
    I understand everyone's frustrations with Franchise mode, but it is a little ridiculous that any time anything at all is added to this game, or anything is tuned or fixed, that half the board has to act like EA put 100% of their resources towards ignoring franchise mode.
    EA makes some changes to MUT a couple days after release. We get hoards of people saying look how much EA loves MUT and hates franchise mode. We see this get added and half the posts are about how nobody asked for this, how about you fix franchise mode, yada yada.
    I know the majority of the people on this board really are not naive enough to believe that EA can only direct their attention to one thing at a time. We already know a patch for franchise is and has been in the works. EA doesn't have to delay any other planned work on other parts of the game until that patch is released.
    It's like getting a new uniform added to the game and people complain saying that effort should have been spent elsewhere as if the artist who worked on that uniform is also coding contract logic in franchise mode.
    I remembered I had some time left on the trial so I downloaded this and booted it up. Let's see:
    1) There's no easy way to bring up the rosters/ratings before diving in
    2) There's no easy way to tell if your depth chart is suited for a 4man or 3man front
    3) Every game is played in Hard Rock Stadium for some reason
    4) The gd thing still hard crashes my Series X
    I'm not a Madden ***** by any means but they are working my last nerve this year
    PVarck31
    I'm sure this has been a planned thing for a while. EA didn't just say hey let's screw franchise and make this mode a week ago.

    Agreed. And honestly franchise is in a great spot this year despite the fatigue bug. The rest of it works great in cloud franchises. The complainers are always the loudest voice though :nocomprende:
    canes21
    I think it is safe to say the people who worked on implementing this mode are not the same people working on franchise content.
    I understand everyone's frustrations with Franchise mode, but it is a little ridiculous that any time anything at all is added to this game, or anything is tuned or fixed, that half the board has to act like EA put 100% of their resources towards ignoring franchise mode.
    EA makes some changes to MUT a couple days after release. We get hoards of people saying look how much EA loves MUT and hates franchise mode. We see this get added and half the posts are about how nobody asked for this, how about you fix franchise mode, yada yada.
    I know the majority of the people on this board really are not naive enough to believe that EA can only direct their attention to one thing at a time. We already know a patch for franchise is and has been in the works. EA doesn't have to delay any other planned work on other parts of the game until that patch is released.
    It's like getting a new uniform added to the game and people complain saying that effort should have been spent elsewhere as if the artist who worked on that uniform is also coding contract logic in franchise mode.

    PVarck31
    I'm sure this has been a planned thing for a while. EA didn't just say hey let's screw franchise and make this mode a week ago.

    Everyone here knows that these things are true but we know how it goes, people are mad about issue X,Y, and Z so they just want to vent by posting specious talking points to voice their displeasure and feign ignorance about how these games work, it will never stop.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    Agreed. And honestly franchise is in a great spot this year despite the fatigue bug. The rest of it works great in cloud franchises. The complainers are always the loudest voice though :nocomprende:

    Besides penalties, that is.
    EA has been extremely active in their game the past few years. All of a sudden this year, nothing. Its a bit disappointing.
    I do agree though, the game is great, online cfm is almost good to go. Progressive fatigue isn’t even my issue as it wont affect my franchise anytime soon, but this whole penalties thing is pathetic, saying how they work so well in play now.
    I mean, how can it even be that they don’t work?
    PhillyPhanatic14
    Agreed. And honestly franchise is in a great spot this year despite the fatigue bug. The rest of it works great in cloud franchises. The complainers are always the loudest voice though :nocomprende:

    I can honestly tell you haven't played more than the last few franchises in the series at most, I don't even have to ask. "Franchise is in a great spot" lmao 🤣
    BadAssHskr
    Besides penalties, that is.
    EA has been extremely active in their game the past few years. All of a sudden this year, nothing. Its a bit disappointing.
    I do agree though, the game is great, online cfm is almost good to go. Progressive fatigue isn’t even my issue as it wont affect my franchise anytime soon, but this whole penalties thing is pathetic, saying how they work so well in play now.
    I mean, how can it even be that they don’t work?

    It was this way in the Beta. Disappointed they did not respond to that feedback. But they clearly know about it and are working on it.
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    JimmyK
    I can honestly tell you haven't played more than the last few franchises in the series at most, I don't even have to ask. "Franchise is in a great spot" lmao ��

    Lol yeah you definitely got me pegged.
    I've been playing football videogames since the 90's bud. I can't remember any other Madden (not mentioning any other football games by name in here lol) where I put 75 hours into franchise in the first 2 and a half weeks with the game because i was having so much fun.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    Agreed. And honestly franchise is in a great spot this year despite the fatigue bug. The rest of it works great in cloud franchises. The complainers are always the loudest voice though :nocomprende:

    Just curious…what are you doing to get around the fatigue bug? Turning it off or just dealing with players missing? Trying to think of options…
    Tbjohnson2
    Just curious…what are you doing to get around the fatigue bug? Turning it off or just dealing with players missing? Trying to think of options…

    Season 1 I didn't see it much. Season 2 it got pretty bad around the last 3rd of the season and through the playoffs. My starting TE and RB were playing the 1st snap each half and that's it, even though i had practice reps set to backups for most of the season. I tried turning it off mid season and it was awful cuz it further messed up the problem and prevented players from regaining anything. I set stamina to 0 for the rest of that season and it wasn't ideal but it was the only mid season option to get those guys in the game.
    For my 3rd season i set up my practice reps and starters/backups and then turned progressive fatigue off before my first preseason game. I need to work out some kinks with it still... I don't think standard fatigue is high enough at default 50 if progressive fatigue is off so I need to work with that some more. It's better than losing my starters for the last part of the season though. I'm happy to lose them to injuries because that's realistic, but this bugged out system has 0 realism to it until they patch it up.
    I will say though that this was similarly bugged in the community playtest and they talked about how it was aggressively tuned and fixed... and it's not... like many of the other bugs from the community playtest. Point being, that was 2 months ago and they still haven't fixed it. So I'm figuring out my own workaround and not banking on them magically fixing it now that more people are mad about it.
    It's really unfortunate that they added this mode and forced you to play online.
    I fired it up last night (why I have to pick the schemes without seeing the roster doesn't make sense, but I digress) and selected LSU, opponent had Oklahoma. My opponent throws a horrendous INT on the first play, I return it to the 15 or so and score the next play. Kick meter goes wonky, I miss the PAT. I never play online, I assume this is not all that unusual.
    I kickoff, they don't do much, go for it on 4 and 5 from their 30 or so, I get a 20 yard sack as he's running backwards. My opponent then concedes, game over. Thanks a lot, I got to play for 3 minutes. I won't be bothering to try again.
    EA: Lets put in a new mode which brings back college players
    EA: Sounds good, which game mode should we put it in?
    EA: Lets chuck it into the mode nobody plays, Superstar KO, and make it multiplayer only. That way we can get eyes back on this mode and then draw people into MUT w/ rewards so they'll spend their parents money.
    EA: Perfect plan. Let's prioritize this before fixing the game.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    Lol yeah you definitely got me pegged.
    I've been playing football videogames since the 90's bud. I can't remember any other Madden (not mentioning any other football games by name in here lol) where I put 75 hours into franchise in the first 2 and a half weeks with the game because i was having so much fun.

    What you're trying to argue can't really be debated. Nobody ever said "you don't have fun while gaming" so I'd never try to say otherwise. But, let's have the discussion. Tell me why "franchise is in a great spot" in your opinion?
    JimmyK
    What you're trying to argue can't really be debated. Nobody ever said "you don't have fun while gaming" so I'd never try to say otherwise. But, let's have the discussion. Tell me why "franchise is in a great" in your opinion?

    I said in a great spot, not that M22 franchise itself is great. By saying "in a great spot" I was referring to the many people claiming it's "unplayable" right now. Which it clearly isn't. I was not speaking to the current feature set or the completeness of the mode or how it compares to other sports games. I think there is a ton of room for improvement in the mode. I think some of the new stuff they added is nice, but there's a lot of refinement they need to do. But is the mode playable and enjoyable right now? Absolutely. That's the only point i was making.
    2k just announced putting every teams pa announcer in the game for more immersion while madden giving us this lol. I keep seeing people say there was a crowd that asked for this but where? I know people asked for a new college fb game not a play now with limited college teams
    PhillyPhanatic14
    I said in a great spot, not that M22 franchise itself is great. By saying "in a great spot" I was referring to the many people claiming it's "unplayable" right now. Which it clearly isn't. I was not speaking to the current feature set or the completeness of the mode or how it compares to other sports games. I think there is a ton of room for improvement in the mode. I think some of the new stuff they added is nice, but there's a lot of refinement they need to do. But is the mode playable and enjoyable right now? Absolutely. That's the only point i was making.

    If u want to get technical its not unplayable lol but cmon now we got stars on other squads just disappearing because of stamina. That’s unplayable IMO. Didnt even mention the lack of penalties in franchise
    Hshaw810
    2k just announced putting every teams pa announcer in the game for more immersion while madden giving us this lol. I keep seeing people say there was a crowd that asked for this but where? I know people asked for a new college fb game not a play now with limited college teams

    Interesting
    If that is true then that is fantastic
    MADDEN is still IMO way behind in terms of atmosphere and announcing overall.
    I never get the feeling that any game is a big game in Madden based on their current atmosphere
    PhillyPhanatic14
    I said in a great spot, not that M22 franchise itself is great. By saying "in a great spot" I was referring to the many people claiming it's "unplayable" right now. Which it clearly isn't. I was not speaking to the current feature set or the completeness of the mode or how it compares to other sports games. I think there is a ton of room for improvement in the mode. I think some of the new stuff they added is nice, but there's a lot of refinement they need to do. But is the mode playable and enjoyable right now? Absolutely. That's the only point i was making.

    Sorry I did mean in a great spot, as you said. I just find that an odd statement considering scouting isn't even available so online franchises can't start yet, and offline franchises have been getting game score glitches erasing wins. That's before we even dive into how far behind the mode is from what it was 10-15 years ago, or how relocating a team has been the exact same process, and exact same 3 stadiums for nearly 2 decades.
    Your standards seem to be if you can physically play a game, and the graphics look good, all is well. I don't believe you've been playing franchise games since way back then because if you had you wouldn't be happy with cookie cutter scouting, a copy and paste relocation process, promised features missing at launch, and people who literally can't even start the mode yet.
    When the best you can say about a mode is "its playable"(even though Id argue it isn'tby a large number), that doesn't correlate to that same mode being in a great spot. Our standards shouldn't be that little for a core mode.
    JayD
    EA: Lets put in a new mode which brings back college players
    EA: Sounds good, which game mode should we put it in?
    EA: Lets chuck it into the mode nobody plays, Superstar KO, and make it multiplayer only. That way we can get eyes back on this mode and then draw people into MUT w/ rewards so they'll spend their parents money.
    EA: Perfect plan. Let's prioritize this before fixing the game.

    I agree COMPLETELY... Do you think there is an easy way for us to take the Campus Legends rosters and save them for offlline play on Franchise mode?
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