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Solo Battles Issue on Monday, October 5th | PS4 & PC

EA_Blitz
1 posts EA Madden Community Team
edited October 2020
Hey Madden Ultimate Team Community,

Today on @MaddenNFLDirect we put out a tweet saying, "The MUT team is aware and investigating an issue for Solo Battles on PS4 where players are unable to use their MUT team against one particular opponent."

For an Update to this issue:
  • The team has identified the issue impacting both PS4 and PC players at this time and will be making sure the issue is addressed for Phase 2 of Solo Battles happening on Wednesday.
  • In order to keep the integrity and fairness of Solo Battles Leaderboards, the MUT team has decided to leave the games as is. Meaning, whether you played these impacted games or not, you will not be at an advantage or disadvantage on the Solo Battles Leaderboards.

If we receive anymore information about the above issue we will update this forum post and post a tweet on @MaddenNFLDirect.

- The MUT Team

Update:

As of 3:05PM on Wednesday, October 7th - PS4 and PC players who attempted to play the Solo Battle teams with this issue will be receiving a Midfield pack and a Redzone pack.
Post edited by EA_Blitz on

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  • wondering why there are so many issues with your game this year? is it because of COVID or is the game being developed for the Next Gen?
  • Those of us who got a DNF DESPITE finishing the game and winning be at a disadvantage on the Solo Battles Leaderboards.
  • cmfroe
    1 posts New member
    [b]I too won and got a dnf. [/b] score was 6-3 but I still lost.
  • Hi EA,

    I feel that EA_Blitz's solution does not address the needs of players that do not compete for 'Solo Battles Leaderboards'. For instance, I can only manage All-Pro and however around MVP tier. The one solo battle I chose the 86 ovr opponent (the highest of the group). I could not use my MUT team and had to played using the Bears roster. Won 22-3; however a DNF. Yeah, I think this would drop the week's potential loot. tier.

    You know the featured opponent of the week is 87ovr? Thats higher than my team.

    Again for those that are not competing for Solo Battles Leaderboards and trying to claw and scrap loot tiers... you're not helping...

    Frustrated. Disappointed.
  • TheElement219
    4 posts New member
    edited October 2020
    Not at a disadvantage huh... Well I played it
    on legend and won, but got zero battle score and a DNF. So please, explain to me how that doesn't put me at a disadvantage. I even saved the game footage as proof. Way to try and lay a blanketed cookie cutter response to cover [Removed - CM]
    Post edited by EA_Blueberry on
  • [quote="EA_Blitz;d-264091"]
    [*] In order to keep the integrity and fairness of Solo Battles Leaderboards, the MUT team has decided to leave the games as is. Meaning, whether you played these impacted games or not, you will not be at an advantage or disadvantage on the Solo Battles Leaderboards.
    [/list]

    - The MUT Team[/quote]

    Where's the disagree button though?
  • Neo_Novalis
    630 posts Member
    edited October 2020
    EA_Blitz wrote: »
    In order to keep the integrity and fairness of Solo Battles Leaderboards, the MUT team has decided to leave the games as is. Meaning, whether you played these impacted games or not, you will not be at an advantage or disadvantage on the Solo Battles Leaderboards.

    frankly, as long as it is possible to stop every drive of your opponent immediately by using a glitch (and even get a bonus for an INT when doing so), I think it is completely inappropriate to use the term "fairness" in connection with Solo Battle rankings. it is not fair at all for all players who play this game "in a normal way" without exploting any glitches.

    this ranking is not fair at all! so, please:
    1. increase the rewards for lower tiers in Solo Battles.
    2. remove the top 100 rewards ...
    3. ... and replace them by adding more score-based tiers at the top: 275.000, 300.000, 315.00, 325.000 and maybe also 330.000 and make the TD packs accessible via these additional tiers (from my perspective at least the first 2 new tiers are really important since a player with at least some Madden experience will win all Solo Battle games easily but has no incentive to play better)
    4. and finally, from my perspective the most important issue: please add a MUT Solo Season mode! (see https://forums.ea.com/en/madden-nfl/discussion/262853/mut-solo-season-mode-is-an-absolute-must-have#latest)


    (https://forums.ea.com/en/madden-nfl/discussion/263334/solo-battles-feedback)

    Post edited by Neo_Novalis on
  • Getting a DNF and zero points in a game you won sure sounds like a disadvantage to me.. :-\
  • No disadvantage? Getting a DNF because the solo battles had issues sounds like a disadvantage to me. What happens if I am short of getting to 250k like I normally do? I lose out because of your inability to put out a solid product?

    Here is what should happen:

    1. The "Phase 1" of Solo Battles should end now and you should spend time fixing the issue before "Phase 2".

    2. You lower all the point requirements for each level by the average points needed to make a reward level (250k requires you to average 19,230 a game to reach in 13 games. Reduce the 250k by 96k and make the new Legend rank would require you to score 154k points. MVP rank requires 200k total or 15,384 a game to reach in 13 games. Reduce the 200k by 76k to 124k. Etc.)

    This provides an equal chance for everyone.
  • EA_Blueberry
    4540 posts EA Community Manager
    Hey, all.

    The team updated the community in today's Good Morning Madden stream. It can be found here (timestamped it for you)

    Expect a Midfield and Redzone pack for those that played the challenge. Keep an eye on MaddenNFLDirect for updates. They're looking to get the make-good out today or tomorrow.

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  • Neo_Novalis
    630 posts Member
    edited October 2020
    Many thanks for the two packs as compensation for the broken Solo Battle games! I appreciate it. but (and I do not want to blame anybody with what follows. I just would like to contribute to increase the fun of the game. unfortunately, however, in the following a huge portion of frustration speaks from me...):
    EA_Blitz wrote: »
    In order to keep the integrity and fairness of Solo Battles Leaderboards, the MUT team has decided to leave the games as is. Meaning, whether you played these impacted games or not, you will not be at an advantage or disadvantage on the Solo Battles Leaderboards.

    I'm really wondering why I'm still playing MUT. there is no mode which is fun playing on the long run. and one of my "favorite" MUT modes in terms of causing frustration is Solo Battles.

    and it is not because I do not like the idea (i.e. playing against diverse lineups of other players), it is because it is just unfair in terms of rewards. every player who tries to play the game in a more realistic, diverse style (and that's from my perspective the only way how playing a football game could be fun), has such a big disadvantage! or is any player able to come up with these final stats in one full Solo Battle game? (taken from one of the youtube-videos that show you how to "cheat" in Solo Battles. just google it! it was uploaded by one of the players who is promoted in EA's Madden Live program. really!)

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    (just look at the turnovers! => it's a pity that you can't see the "Time of Possession" on the stats sheet...)

    it is just completely ridiculous to use the terms "integrity" and "fairness" in connection with MUT Solo Battles leaderboards!
    That's why I propose (once again):
    1. increase the rewards for lower tiers in Solo Battles.
    2. remove the top 100 rewards
    3. add more score-based tiers at the top: 275.000, 300.000, 315.00, 325.000 and maybe also 330.000 and make the TD packs accessible via these additional tiers (from my perspective at least the first 2 new tiers are really important since a player with at least some Madden experience will win all Solo Battle games easily but has no incentive to play better)
    4. and finally, from my perspective the most important issue: please add a MUT Solo Season mode! (see https://forums.ea.com/en/madden-nfl/discussion/262853/mut-solo-season-mode-is-an-absolute-must-have#latest)

    and in addition: I think it would be a great idea if the rewarded coins do not depend on the tiers but directly on the Solo Battles score: e.g. 1 coin per 2 Solo Battle points. that would defuse the disappointment when players barely missed a rewards tier (by one point in the worst case).

    if you are not yet convinced about my frustration with Solo Battles, here are more of my thoughts, which probably serve more for my self-therapy (cc. frustration) than any improvement in the game :s : https://forums.ea.com/en/madden-nfl/discussion/263334/solo-battles-feedback
  • Sebe
    1 posts New member
    Same happened to me. Instead of playing with my team, i played with the original steelers team against the original dolphins team. Afterwards i dnf the game. >.<
  • Same here.....stuck playing with my Lions!
  • Neo_Novalis
    630 posts Member
    edited October 2020
    here we go again! please delete the date in the title of this post. Solo Battles are literally broken every single week, at least at one platform. this time (Friday, 10/23) it is on PC again ...

    Solo Battle #1 in the Friday update is broken on PC. base teams (49ers vs. Bears)... 40 seconds play clock (which means even more loss of time for every play)... it is even possible to simulate the game... and of course: DNF

    if it were not true, hardly to believe...

    frankly, I'd feel so ashamed releasing a game with so many bugs and glitches. and EA is so bold even demanding cash for further content (i.e. packs, LTDs...) ...
  • EA_Blueberry
    4540 posts EA Community Manager
    here we go again! please delete the date in the title of this post. Solo Battles are literally broken every single week, at least at one platform. this time (Friday, 10/23) it is on PC again ...

    Solo Battle #1 in the Friday update is broken on PC. base teams (49ers vs. Bears)... 40 seconds play clock (which means even more loss of time for every play)... it is even possible to simulate the game... and of course: DNF

    if it were not true, hardly to believe...

    frankly, I'd feel so ashamed releasing a game with so many bugs and glitches. and EA is so bold even demanding cash for further content (i.e. packs, LTDs...) ...

  • @EA_Blueberry the broken Solo Battle in the Friday update occured on PC, not on xBox (xBox was on Monday(?))! it is the second time now that this happened on PC
  • EA_Blueberry
    4540 posts EA Community Manager
    @EA_Blueberry the broken Solo Battle in the Friday update occured on PC, not on xBox (xBox was on Monday(?))! it is the second time now that this happened on PC

    Relayed that to the team to find out more info.
  • Was redirected here from eahelp, I did not receive my make right for the DNF gltich in solobattles in early October. Immedietly during that week put in a ticket and they said the issue is known and no worries the redzone and midfield packs are on the way. Fast forward today I had a different question but followed up on this and the agent said the same thing that they do not handle make rights and this was the site to post about it. Can your team look into my issue?
  • @EA_Blueberry the broken Solo Battle in the Friday update occured on PC, not on xBox (xBox was on Monday(?))! it is the second time now that this happened on PC

    Relayed that to the team to find out more info.
    karmaklaw wrote: »
    Was redirected here from eahelp, I did not receive my make right for the DNF gltich in solobattles in early October. Immedietly during that week put in a ticket and they said the issue is known and no worries the redzone and midfield packs are on the way. Fast forward today I had a different question but followed up on this and the agent said the same thing that they do not handle make rights and this was the site to post about it. Can your team look into my issue?

    since I did not hear anything on that too I was wondering whether there was a make-right for PC players who faced the 2nd broken Solo Battle game. there was a make-right for affected players the first time (when it occured on both platforms PC and PS) which I also received but none for the second time (which happened during the Friday release of Solo Battle games in the week when xBox was affected). my rewards weren't affected because I was in the top 100 and my rank probably wouldn't have changed much, but I suspect that other players might have reached a lower rewards tier because of the one game that ended in a DNF.
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