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Madden NFL 22 Face of the Franchise Gridiron Notes

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Madden NFL 22 Face of the Franchise Gridiron Notes

Plenty of additional Madden NFL 22 Face of the Franchise details have been revealed today in the latest Gridiron Notes.

After releasing the Face of the Franchise video earlier in the week, the team follows up with more ways to live out your NFL career fantasy.

The notes dive a bit deeper into the Road to the Draft, class progression system, class rewards and podcasts.

In Madden NFL 22’s new Road to the Draft, you are a generational prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. The career mode begins with the chance to train with, and compete against, some of the best players in the NFL at Nike Headquarters. Along the way, you are given the opportunity to improve your draft stock via the College Football Playoff, NFL team interviews, and private workouts with select teams. Build your brand by taking part in events that are exclusive to top prospects and pros. Additionally, you have a chance to meet and interact with a diverse cast of characters who are both invested in your success and their own individual quests for greatness.

New details on the Career HUB, season engine, side activities and pressure moments are also discussed.

Throughout your career you’ll be dropped into some unique scenarios, like bouncing back from a slow start to your season or having to make a comeback after a lightning storm delays the game. Pressure Moments are intended to give you an immersive experience while facing challenges and situations that NFL athletes deal with throughout a season. We also enhance the presentation and if you’re playing on Xbox Series X|S or PS5, you’ll get the added feature of Dynamic Gameday integration into Pressure Moments.

For those of you not following along, here’s the rest of the scheduled Madden NFL 22 events leading up to release.

  • Week of 7/12: Superstar KO + The Yard
    • Gridiron Notes Reveal Only
  • Week of 7/19: EA PLAY Spotlight: Scouting Reveal
    • Making Madden Podcast Recap
  • Week of 7/26: Ratings Week
  • More to Come in August … Madden Ultimate Team

The Standard Edition of Madden NFL 22 releases on August 20. Fans that pre-order the Dynasty or MVP Edition will get it on August 17. Madden NFL 22 early access arrives for EA Play subscribers on August 12.

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  1. I will probably give this a shot while I am waiting for scouting to be finished. My expectations are pretty low though. Every year it sounds decent leading up, but is mostly a letdown.
    I'm hoping they start trending back towards superstar mode. With NCAA on the horizon, it would be nice to carry over a player from one game to the next like the old days. With the current story driven mode that won't be possible.
    Lastly, I hope the Yard implementation is just an option. MLB the Show tried this with RTTS and it was(is) a massive L. If I don't want to play the Yard, don't make me.
    A lot of good stuff in here. Looks like they added in a lot of what NHL's player career mode does which is a great decision. I think this is really good news for the future of regular franchise as well since we already see them borrowing things they've introduced in the yard.
    And just another reminder that last summer FotF took up 95% of the "Franchise" blog. We've come a very long way in a year.
    Never played this before....
    Question, if I'm a QB, am I able to play every offensive snap of every game each season? Or do I just get certain 'scenarios' to play out and the rest gets simmed?
    ripwalk
    Never played this before....
    Question, if I'm a QB, am I able to play every offensive snap of every game each season? Or do I just get certain 'scenarios' to play out and the rest gets simmed?

    In last years version you had the option for both.
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    I'm intrigued by the podcast addition. Is this the return of a radio show type plug in that many have been screaming for? If so, hopefully it's something we get in franchise mode in the future.
    There is so much they can do with the 'hot take' kind of vibe sports media has right now.
    Give us a Good Morning football tie in or something like that.
    VoltSwoosh
    Anyone know why FOF requires online ?
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    Probably because of its integration with the yard. I wish the yard was available for couch play too.
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    I am going to give this a shot.
    A question I have is….can I try it with different positions etc etc? Or am I locked into the avatar I start with.
    Kinda confused on that part.
    Can I be RB and then try a different career as a QB?
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    Man. This is not exciting to me.
    Being forced into a slow start or lightning delay sounds miserable. I hate these forced narratives they’ve given us the last 2 years.
    I will buy it and I will play it because the one player / superstar modes are what I enjoy and madden is my football option at the moment.
    With that said, I love how the show and 2k give you more flexibility to make your own story. Yes 2k has your background but once you’re in the league it feels unique to you. I chose my shoe brand I requested my trade, they asked who I wanted to pick up in the off-season.
    I just wish we had more flexibility to make it our own. Playing the half games and injured games last year we’re not really my cup of tea.
    I hope I’m reading it wrong. It just doesn’t sound super great to me.
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    NolaTexan
    Man. This is not exciting to me.
    Being forced into a slow start or lightning delay sounds miserable. I hate these forced narratives they’ve given us the last 2 years.
    I will buy it and I will play it because the one player / superstar modes are what I enjoy and madden is my football option at the moment.
    With that said, I love how the show and 2k give you more flexibility to make your own story. Yes 2k has your background but once you’re in the league it feels unique to you. I chose my shoe brand I requested my trade, they asked who I wanted to pick up in the off-season.
    I just wish we had more flexibility to make it our own. Playing the half games and injured games last year we’re not really my cup of tea.
    I hope I’m reading it wrong. It just doesn’t sound super great to me.
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    I agree. I think there's a lot of good in this and it's better than the traditional player franchise option, but I want the things you're saying as far as sponsorships and trade demands. It was also annoying last year that the "dream team" would trade for a 72 rated TE and then you'd get asked about how monumental that deal was for the team lol. We should be able to approach the GM and ask for a specific player or position. Hopefully all of that is in the future though.
    Watched a friend of mine play NHL21 career mode and it had so much stuff to do. What was really amazing was all the advanced analytics. You could see graphs and trends. Get rated on your play. Money had a point since you could buy stuff to improve your player, It had a social media component, earn endorsements, etc. I don't know how deep it all is at the end of the day but there seemed to be a lot to do.
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    NolaTexan
    Man. This is not exciting to me.
    Being forced into a slow start or lightning delay sounds miserable. I hate these forced narratives they’ve given us the last 2 years.
    I will buy it and I will play it because the one player / superstar modes are what I enjoy and madden is my football option at the moment.
    With that said, I love how the show and 2k give you more flexibility to make your own story. Yes 2k has your background but once you’re in the league it feels unique to you. I chose my shoe brand I requested my trade, they asked who I wanted to pick up in the off-season.
    I just wish we had more flexibility to make it our own. Playing the half games and injured games last year we’re not really my cup of tea.
    I hope I’m reading it wrong. It just doesn’t sound super great to me.
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    FYI Road To The Show was absolutely buthered for 21.
    If you are talking about MLB 14 thru 20....agree. Road To The Show is excellent and got better and better up thru 20.
    Now? Don’t even get me started.
    I am going to give FOTF a shot as I wait for the September Scouting update for Franchise mode. I want to play as a RB.
    My main question is.....can I start a brand new character as QB if I wanted.
    oneamongthefence
    Watched a friend of mine play NHL21 career mode and it had so much stuff to do. What was really amazing was all the advanced analytics. You could see graphs and trends. Get rated on your play. Money had a point since you could buy stuff to improve your player, It had a social media component, earn endorsements, etc. I don't know how deep it all is at the end of the day but there seemed to be a lot to do.
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    I haven't gotten crazy deep into it but it gets crazy repetitive. The same in-game "moments" happen every single game. There's not much point to the stuff you buy other than ratings increases. The dialogue happens a ton and really slows the flow down. There are a lot of good ideas in NHL 21, but they need to develop it more.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    I haven't gotten crazy deep into it but it gets crazy repetitive. The same in-game "moments" happen every single game. There's not much point to the stuff you buy other than ratings increases. The dialogue happens a ton and really slows the flow down. There are a lot of good ideas in NHL 21, but they need to develop it more.

    I agree. I watched several Be A Pro videos just to see how it is. While I like the concept of the mode, it does need to be developed more. I didn't care for the repetitive game goals that fall in line with the overconfident/arrogant vs. passive/team paths that you see a lot in these career modes.
    I actually think Live's The One mode had very good potential, it was just flawed from the core game issues. I liked starting around 70 OVR with Physical ratings close to max starting out. I never liked the ideal of getting 20-30+ Physical ratings. It had a good progression system. I enjoyed the Street mode. The main issue was that once you get to the NBA portion, it lost me very quick. I liked that structure over MyCareer.
    I probably won't play Madden until around Black Friday. But I'll give this mode a shot. I still rather have a traditional Superstar mode. But at least it seems like they went away from the cheesy TV movie stories where your performance and decisions didn't matter

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