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Gridiron Notes: Madden NFL 21 Title Update - November.

NatureBoy2323
3574 posts Game Changer
edited November 2020
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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:

New Gameplay Mode: SSKO Endless Run
Gameplay fixes and tuning
Updated QB Slide and QB Dive mechanic
Streamlined and updated parts of the MUT UI

Franchise & Yard stability improvements
Multi-user Franchise draft crashes have been fixed
Uniform and gear authenticity updates

Gameplay Updates:

Dropped Interceptions:

Fixed an issue allowing defensive teammates to cause a knockout on their teammate during an interception

Tuning to decrease catching penalties for defenders catching in traffic

DEV NOTE: These two changes will reduce the number of dropped interceptions for the defense, but they will not eliminate them completely. There will still be situations where defenders will not successfully catch INT’s based on ratings, physics, or interactions.

Fixed an issue preventing fumbles when not fatigued on QB Draw plays so Quarterbacks will now fumble much more as a result of hits regardless of fatigue level

Added logic to slow down the QB's acceleration at the end of the dropback on QB Draw plays, as well as restricting the direction the QB can move immediately after catching the snap

DEV NOTE: Based on player feedback and stats data, we saw that QB Draw has become too powerful. With these changes, the QB Draw play will have to be used more strategically rather than being a core play.

Fixed an issue causing RAC catches to be dropped a little too frequently; also tuning to reduce the distance for additional defenders to cause catch-knockouts

DEV NOTE: Based on player-feedback and playtesting, we found that RAC catches specifically were being dropped too much on both Competitive and Simulation game styles. These changes will significantly increase the chances of successful RAC catches when throwing to receivers with a step or two of separation on the coverage and provide better balance vs. man coverage.

Fixed the issue allowing pass rushers to disengage for quick pressure after a defensive-line ‘crash’ adjustment in formations like 3-4 Bear and 3-4 Cub

Updated the QB Slide and QB Dive mechanic for ease of use:

Tap X/Square = Slide
Hold X/Square = Dive

DEV NOTE: This is the second time we’ve changed these mechanics via title update this year, which is certainly not ideal, but our players told us that the previous iterations simply were not working for them.

This change reverts the controls back to what players are most familiar with and will be the same for all ball carriers, meaning that giving up with a ball carrier will be the same controls as QB slide, a tap of the X/Square button.

Tuning to reduce inaccurate passes caused by pressure

Tuning to decrease average yards per carry on Outside Zone and Stretch running plays on Competitive All-Pro and All-Madden

DEV NOTE: Our stat-tracking data has recently shown a spike in average yards per carry on outside running plays on the Competitive game style, so we are making some tuning adjustments to blocking to reduce the effectiveness of these plays.

Fixed an issue preventing AI edge-rush animations from triggering in certain alignments

Fixed an issue causing frequent ‘Roughing the Kicker’ penalties on the ‘Field Goal Safe Man’ defensive play

Fixed an issue causing the ball to sometimes launch across the field after a hit-stick vs. the receiver on certain catch animations

Tuning to the steering on the Truck move for the Bruiser ball-carrier archetype to reduce the fast oversteer that was beginning to be used as an exploit

Fixed an issue causing fullbacks and tight ends to inappropriately swap positions via an audible to certain formations

Fixed an issue allowing WRs to subbed into the HB position by audibling across formations within the same personnel grouping

Madden Ultimate Team Updates:

Condensed individual Training Point reward screens to one combined reward screen

Remedied an issue where users had to open Fantasy Packs twice

Updated the art on the Item Compare screen

Franchise Updates:

Face of the Franchise Updates:

General stability improvements

Franchise Updates:

General stability improvements

Fixed an issue causing users to crash when making their selection during the draft in multi-user leagues

The Yard Updates:

Stability and reliability improvements

Superstar KO Updates:

New Mode: Endless Run - Compete to set the highest win streak in Superstar KO history! Play until you lose and then see how you match up against the greatest KO players in our new global leaderboards for Endless Run.

Presentation Updates:

Cowboys home pants now less green to match the changes they made on field this year to the color of their “Seafoam Pants”

Mouthpieces are now enabled throughout the game, we took extra time to ensure we covered all the bases and it would work everywhere correctly, as a longstanding community request we are happy to announce these are usable and fully functioning throughout the whole game.

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  • Still can't change X factors or abilities in franchise mode CMC still catching under 30 balls in a full sim season currently uninstalling madden I'll try again next year 😔

  • Don't you guys have a little bit of respect for your product???? Its November and no Franchise updates or even new face scans have been made.

    Mouthpieces??? Really??? That was this game biggest problem??? And by the way, since we are talking about mouthpieces and since is "usable and fully functioning throughout the whole game", i dare you to try and edit a player MOUTHPIECE in an existing offline franchise or even starting a new one after the patch. I don't thing you gonna succeed though cause you can edit the "mighty mouthpiece".

    And by the way how is possible we still can't edit player X factors or abilities in franchise mode ?? How??
  • Eros_Shala wrote: »
    Don't you guys have a little bit of respect for your product???? Its November and no Franchise updates or even new face scans have been made.

    Mouthpieces??? Really??? That was this game biggest problem??? And by the way, since we are talking about mouthpieces and since is "usable and fully functioning throughout the whole game", i dare you to try and edit a player MOUTHPIECE in an existing offline franchise or even starting a new one after the patch. I don't thing you gonna succeed though cause you can edit the "mighty mouthpiece".

    And by the way how is possible we still can't edit player X factors or abilities in franchise mode ?? How??

    And you still can’t edit custom draft players names without losing audio. Another franchise feature taking out of the game. Just add to the list. It’s a disgrace.
  • NatureBoy2323
    3574 posts Game Changer
    Eros_Shala wrote: »
    Don't you guys have a little bit of respect for your product???? Its November and no Franchise updates or even new face scans have been made.

    Mouthpieces??? Really??? That was this game biggest problem??? And by the way, since we are talking about mouthpieces and since is "usable and fully functioning throughout the whole game", i dare you to try and edit a player MOUTHPIECE in an existing offline franchise or even starting a new one after the patch. I don't thing you gonna succeed though cause you can edit the "mighty mouthpiece".

    And by the way how is possible we still can't edit player X factors or abilities in franchise mode ?? How??

    Franchise updates are coming. https://forums.ea.com/en/madden-nfl/discussion/260934/gridiron-notes-franchise-updates-coming-to-madden-21-22/p1

    As for face scans, due to COVID-19, it would be very difficult thing to do. Even Lamar Jackson, who is on the cover, wasn't brought in for photo shoots due to the virus.

    https://www.polygon.com/2020/6/16/21292959/madden-nfl-21-cover-art-lamar-jackson-coronavirus
  • For a title update along with much deserved backlash regarding franchise mode, you'd think they'd have the ability to change player's superstar/ X-Factor abilities ready by now.. "Mouthpieces are now enabled throughout the game." This is false. You can only edit mouthpieces from the normal roster, but not franchise. Nope, not for existing leagues or new leagues. Shame.
  • Dear Madden EA Developers,
    On Friday, November 6th, you released a new title update. With this update came issues for players to login into the game completely. This was the case for me. As a PS4 player, I had to completely delete and reinstall my game. This process is pretty simple, but takes large amount of time. If this issue was a one time event, it definitely wouldn't cause me to be so frustrated I felt the need to write on the forums page of EA. However, this is not the first time, second time, or third time there has been mistakes from EA. Multiple mistakes from this company from the first nine weeks of the video game being released.
    EA is makes a insane amount of 1.5 Billion Dollars a year through just Ultimate Team content through various games. Madden consistently week after week has issues.
    Gameplay mistakes (dropped INT, glitch plays, disconnects, etc).
    Missing content (releasing players, but not in packs, can't buy packs without glitching out)
    Not issuing the correct rewards (Weekend league, completing solo challenges, etc).
    Falsely banning players
    The list goes on and on. Like mentioned before, the process of reinstalling the game is not that strenuous, but the frustrating part is the lack of care for community members. For example, I, like many others work full-time (50-60 hours) and look forward to playing video games, more specifically Madden Ultimate Team, when I have the time. I'm avid Weekend League player, because of this mistake, I have lost a large amount of time.
    It's very convenient for EA to have an issue this large on the same day that there is the following...
    - Weekend League
    - NAT 50 Player / 50 Challenges
    - New 50 Players in packs
    - New Legends in packs
    - New Level Rewards
    EA consistently makes error after error and has no accountability. MUT developers never listen to community members feedbacks and never does "make-right" rewards for consumers who invest a lot of time, energy, and money. This company only focuses on dollar-signs.
    At the end of the day, I know I make the choice to play the game. It is just disheartening, and honestly disgusting that there is no care or concern for the players who make this franchise so successful. This video game is unstable and inconsistent.
    I hope that NFL opens up the rights to other video game developers to create competitiveness and offer other options to consumers, we deserve it.
  • Eros_Shala wrote: »
    Don't you guys have a little bit of respect for your product???? Its November and no Franchise updates or even new face scans have been made.

    Mouthpieces??? Really??? That was this game biggest problem??? And by the way, since we are talking about mouthpieces and since is "usable and fully functioning throughout the whole game", i dare you to try and edit a player MOUTHPIECE in an existing offline franchise or even starting a new one after the patch. I don't thing you gonna succeed though cause you can edit the "mighty mouthpiece".

    And by the way how is possible we still can't edit player X factors or abilities in franchise mode ?? How??

    Franchise updates are coming. https://forums.ea.com/en/madden-nfl/discussion/260934/gridiron-notes-franchise-updates-coming-to-madden-21-22/p1

    As for face scans, due to COVID-19, it would be very difficult thing to do. Even Lamar Jackson, who is on the cover, wasn't brought in for photo shoots due to the virus.

    https://www.polygon.com/2020/6/16/21292959/madden-nfl-21-cover-art-lamar-jackson-coronavirus

    That's good and all, but is there any ETA on any of these improvements? Without an ETA, we might as well just assume that those features are coming after the regular season is over....
  • Jbars617
    1 posts New member
    Why are stats not captured on head 2 head with friends? Elementary feature that was in earlier versions of Madden. We've created our own dashboards to track it with Smarsheet anyway but this is a HUGE miss.
  • EA_Blueberry
    4447 posts EA Community Manager
    @Draethan

    Franchise news is coming tomorrow. :)
  • Can WE PLEASE get the ability to tuck the ball behind the line of scrimmage with our QBs? Last year it was left trigger but now it’s gone, add it back into the game
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