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New Madden NFL 21 Patch Arrives For Current & Next-Gen Platforms - Patch Notes

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New Madden NFL 21 Patch Arrives For Current & Next-Gen Platforms - Patch Notes

Shortly after the planned Madden NFL 21 maintenance this morning, the team released a new patch for both current and next-gen platforms. It’s not a juicy update, but we’ve been hearing the update has fixed some crashing issues some users were having.

For the most part, all of the updates have been applied to the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. However, the Madden Ultimate Team update, where Solo Battle losses were not tracking properly, was a fix that was specific to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Check out the patch notes below and as always, let us know what you’re seeing.

Gameplay Updates:

  • General stability fixes

Franchise Updates:

  •  Face of the Franchise Updates:
    • General stability improvements
    • Fixed an issue with players who change positions to Wide Receiver – Physical, Slot, and Route Runner and their selected archetype not carrying over once drafted to the NFL.
  • Franchise Updates:
    • Updated the Playoff Bracket UI so the higher seeded team is listed at the top.

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.

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  1. FINALLY fixed the awful crashing on PS4!!!! Thank you EA!! That was the biggest Christmas present that could have been given to PS4 users!
    I’m actually hoping they can explain and fix the QB scrambling vs defensive awareness logic or whatever you wanna call it when it’s user v user!
    It’s crazy how my running back can’t hit that edge but the QB does it each and everytime they are manually rolled out or scramble!
    I feel the defense needs to treat the QB like the ball carrier he is when it comes to this as this type of play is what’s breaking online play let alone the defense assignments in the game as it basically renders the defense useless and seems to speed up the WRs unrealistically!
    While also fixing zone defense in general!
    QB contain is just trash I have dee Ford and bosa on both ends and QBs still run rampant towards the sidelines even without pressure
    Smoke6
    I’m actually hoping they can explain and fix the QB scrambling vs defensive awareness logic or whatever you wanna call it when it’s user v user!
    It’s crazy how my running back can’t hit that edge but the QB does it each and everytime they are manually rolled out or scramble!
    I feel the defense needs to treat the QB like the ball carrier he is when it comes to this as this type of play is what’s breaking online play let alone the defense assignments in the game as it basically renders the defense useless and seems to speed up the WRs unrealistically!
    While also fixing zone defense in general!
    QB contain is just trash I have dee Ford and bosa on both ends and QBs still run rampant towards the sidelines even without pressure

    They definitely need to have a coaching adjustment next year to be able to attack a QB Scrambling, Play Coverage or Balance. I hate seeing Flat defenders stare at the QB.
    Sent from my SM-G986U1 using Operation Sports mobile app
    This fix the horrifying performance of the game on Xbox Series X? Frame drops, stuttering, etc...? A 32GB patch certainly has to do something more than what they wrote in this blog.
    I tested things for a couple of hours and there are still way too many instances of defenders turning and running too late, and/or not being able to accelerate to top speed to match the receiver that they are covering. It seems clear that when the changed the route running they didn't change the way defenders play the receiver in relationship to those routes.
    jfsolo
    I tested things for a couple of hours and there are still way too many instances of defenders turning and running too late, and/or not being able to accelerate to top speed to match the receiver that they are covering. It seems clear that when the changed the route running they didn't change the way defenders play the receiver in relationship to those routes.

    What a bummer... thanks for the update though.
    Has anyone tried bumping up pass defense reaction time to 100? (maybe pass coverage too)
    ***charts per MutLeaks
    I see a lot of post about Pass Coverage and just want to share some under-the-hood info that impacts aspects of coverage we see during gameplay as it relates to MCV and ZCV.
    This sort is of CB’s in the last EA Roster update.
    - only 7 CB’s from all teams are rated at the magic “90” mark in MCV and ZCV to produce the least delays while in coverage.
    On Next-Gen because of the impact of COD and new Player Movement, the delayed reaction is magnified because these two ratings are just cut-n-paste from Current-Gen.
    With the new movement, I edit ZCV base for all coverage defenders to start at “90” because COD rating adds its own reaction delays on top of what ZCV does.
    I don't know if you guys play another game but the patch is fantastic in my books!
    Defense is much tighter. I had a horrible performance with Baker Mayfield ... 6 interceptions and a fumble. My second game was with Brady ... 2 interceptions. Caused a fumble on Lamar Jackson running and scored 6 on it. I didn't cause a fumble in more than ten games before. Refs are a bit louder. CPU makes more fouls than before. CPU WR drop more balls. Running and tackling feels sharp, different than pre patch.
    I'm having a great time with the game tbh!
    tunnelblick24
    I don't know if you guys play another game but the patch is fantastic in my books!
    Defense is much tighter. I had a horrible performance with Baker Mayfield ... 6 interceptions and a fumble. My second game was with Brady ... 2 interceptions. Caused a fumble on Lamar Jackson running and scored 6 on it. I didn't cause a fumble in more than ten games before. Refs are a bit louder. CPU makes more fouls than before. CPU WR drop more balls. Running and tackling feels sharp, different than pre patch.
    I'm having a great time with the game tbh!

    Current gen I'm guessing? Clint said above they are not fixing zone coverage until January.
    Franchise is not saving, in the mode, so they fix the crash but broke the save function, you can't Auto Save,
    Edit, you can manually save each time you play. But auto saving is broken.
    Are you Next-Gen Offline guys keeping backup copies on an external drive?
    If not, why do that to yourself with the history of issues that these updates/patches often seem to introduce.
    How do you make a backup copy on ps5? I came from pc and backed up before allowing any patches to be applied. My understanding is you cannot even move ps5 games to external drive. If you have any technique I would try it. Thanks.
    khaliib
    Are you Next-Gen Offline guys keeping backup copies on an external drive?
    If not, why do that to yourself with the history of issues that these updates/patches often seem to introduce.

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    icicle22
    How do you make a backup copy on ps5? I came from pc and backed up before allowing any patches to be applied. My understanding is you cannot even move ps5 games to external drive. If you have any technique I would try it. Thanks.
    Sent from my SM-N950U using Operation Sports mobile app

    I have XB1X.
    MizzouRah
    Current gen I'm guessing? Clint said above they are not fixing zone coverage until January.

    PS5
    Tighter defense could be in man too. I don't know never threw 6 interceptions before. Didn't see any defender absolutely braindead in replays. Have to donsome more testing.
    4thQtrStre5S
    Since the update today my game has been randomly shutting down.
    xbox series x.

    Same here. This is not good. 3rd time today since the update. In the middle of the game too.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    This fix the horrifying performance of the game on Xbox Series X? Frame drops, stuttering, etc...? A 32GB patch certainly has to do something more than what they wrote in this blog.

    Played for awhile last night. None of this is different. Menus are laggy, frame drops and stuttering are still very present. The game is an unpolished mess right now.
    I’ve played one game on XSX with the patch and it seems the wind indicator is reversed.
    The game was at MIA in my Vikings franchise. It’s the first time I’ve played there so maybe it is stadium specific.
    I guess the good news is it didn’t crash.

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