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Gridiron Notes: Madden NFL 21 Title Update - October.

NatureBoy2323
3093 posts Game Changer
edited November 5
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To ensure Madden is the best game possible, scheduled updates are deployed by the Madden Development Team to add features to the game after launch and to tune gameplay based on community feedback.

Our launch updates focus on many of the issues that Madden players report to us. We thank you for your feedback - you've helped us improve Madden NFL 21. We look forward to further feedback and are committed to continuing to meet your expectations.

Here is a detailed breakdown of what’s included in today's title update:

Key Highlights:

General MUT & Franchise bug fixes

Gameplay Updates:

Resolved an issue with player-indicator flashing for Pass Lead abilities; Set Feet Lead and Pass Lead Elite was not giving consistent feedback when activating. Now the Star or X underneath the player will light-up appropriately when using these abilities.

Addressed an issue with receivers dropping the ball from late collisions by defenders.

DEV NOTE: In these situations, the receiver would seem to have brought the ball in and secured it but the late collision from a defender would have the ball awkwardly dribble out of the receiver’s hand(s). We have now made the window for knocking the ball out from a normal collision smaller so defenders will no longer be able to knock the ball out so late.

Fixed an issue with defenders in man coverage not reacting appropriately to a receiver on a Bubble route in RPO plays.

Tuning to increase AI pass-rush on All-Pro and All-Madden skill levels. When AI pass rushers win their matchup, they will beat their block sooner.

Addressed an issue with left-handed QB always running option run plays to the left regardless of the designed run direction.

DEV NOTE: We are aware that left-handed QB’s are also running the wrong direction on QB Power plays, and that fix will be in a future title update, as we were unable to squeeze it into this one.

Fixed an issue sometimes causing the ball to be incorrectly spotted on the 35-yard line when a kick returner would catch the ball right on the line at the back of the endzone.

Added logic for user-controlled ball carriers to be able to trigger fake-outs using basic ball carrier skill moves on Arcade, as opposed to only combo moves.

Madden Ultimate Team Updates:

Fixed and issue on the compare screen that showed the default X-factor on a player item

Adjusted how Solo Battle CPU teams are evaluated.

Franchise Updates:

Face of the Franchise Updates:

Fixed an issue with users playing as a HB receiving temporary ratings boosts for QB related ratings

Fixed an issue with some abilities appearing twice in the edit player screen

Franchise Updates:

Fixed an issue with older, high OVR Free Agents being removed from the game before users have a chance to sign them

Fixed an issue where players received Morale and Legacy changes during pre-season games

The Yard Updates:

Stability and reliability improvements

Presentation Updates:

Fixed an issue with Oilers uniforms

Raiders updated to Grass field

Washington End Zones updated

Atlanta End Zones updated

Updated Captains patch stars and C’s not updating correctly

https://www.ea.com/games/madden-nfl/madden-nfl-21/news/gridiron-notes-madden-nfl-21-october-title-update-10-15

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  • wmould84
    2 posts New member
    Bravo! Yall nailed it with this update. Pass rush is effective but not overwhelming.
  • @wmould84 So pash rush isn’t broken with this new patch? I can’t tell if this is sarcasm or not lol. I’m glad they finally made a patch that didn’t break the game.
  • EA_Blueberry
    3547 posts EA Community Manager
    TheRebel31 wrote: »
    @wmould84 So pash rush isn’t broken with this new patch? I can’t tell if this is sarcasm or not lol. I’m glad they finally made a patch that didn’t break the game.

    How's the pass rush so far since the update?
  • JusCROP
    3 posts New member
    My one complaint is that in Franchise we can change everything about a player, including name, skin color, face, height, weight, age, etc. But we still can't manually change abilities on a player unless you use the individual player. That makes zero sense. You should be able to modify abilities if players meet the standard to have them. Some abilities are based on ratings so you cannot get them unless you do the cheat.
  • EA_Blueberry
    3547 posts EA Community Manager
    JusCROP wrote: »
    My one complaint is that in Franchise we can change everything about a player, including name, skin color, face, height, weight, age, etc. But we still can't manually change abilities on a player unless you use the individual player. That makes zero sense. You should be able to modify abilities if players meet the standard to have them. Some abilities are based on ratings so you cannot get them unless you do the cheat.

    This is coming in mid-November:
    • X-Factor/Superstar Ability Customization: This highly requested feature by the community allows commissioners to assign X-Factors to any player via the edit player feature. Once a player has met the criteria to unlock an X-Factor ability, commissioners will be able to edit their player's Superstar abilities and Superstar X-Factor ability by selecting from those available within his position group. Users will have control over this functionality in both offline and online Franchises.

    https://forums.ea.com/en/madden-nfl/discussion/262602/gridiron-notes-franchise-updates-coming-to-madden-nfl-21/p1
  • Any chance the qb rushing/hb reception stats in simulated franchise games will get addressed soon?
  • illcat6
    1 posts New member
    Are there any ways to force a title update to your console? Mine has not updated to the latest version and I don't have any connectivity issues on my Xbox.
  • deacone
    1 posts New member
    suggestion menu when L3 in pressed during gameplay should not be activated. if L3 is pressed during a play it interferes with a big circle . Unnecessary to have that feature during a play. change that to after the play is over or give us a way to disable it.
  • Gunslinger needs an ap upgrade or nerf
  • EA_Blueberry
    3547 posts EA Community Manager
    Bad53Boyz wrote: »
    Gunslinger needs an ap upgrade or nerf

    @Bad53Boyz

    Can you explain why there should be changes to Gunslinger?
  • When will you take the social justice messages off the helmets ? The NBA and MLB have lowest ratings ever since this garbage started. Most of us don’t want to see this on the back of a helmet. At least give the option of having team names or messages on back of helmet and giving users the option ???
  • NatureBoy2323
    3093 posts Game Changer
    Here's just a few notes from the Title Update that will be released tomorrow.

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