We have our first Madden title update of 2020, as the development team has put out a new title update for Madden 20.

Madden 20 January Update

One of the changes in this month’s update is that the Madden team has updated to “Run Commit” mechanic. The Madden team has updated it to be more effective at stopping run plays when used on the correct side of the field. In addition, new Superstar and X-Factor players have been added to the “Superstar KO” draft pool.

Here are the full notes for the January title update:

Global Updates

  • General stability & connectivity improvements
  • NFL Player Likeness Updates:
    • Free Agent RB Jay Ajayi
  • Various commentary updates

Franchise Updates

  • Addressed an issue that was preventing some Cloud leagues from being able to Advance Week near the end of the regular season
  • Fixed an issue with the ‘Adjust Lineup’ tool preventing it from updating the team’s OVR and player-count correctly
  • Fixed a typo in player name in an early retirement story News post
    • DEV NOTE: We updated the list of disallowed player names for Face of the Franchise: QB1 mode. This means that you may not be able to make a player avatar with your preferred last name when playing through the College Football Championship games. Users can change their player’s name once they are drafted onto an NFL team, where there are no naming restrictions. 

Gameplay Updates

  • Updated ‘Run Commit’ mechanic to be more effective at stopping running plays when used toward the correct side of the run on all game styles
  • Fixed an issue causing the commentary to call out a Touchdown when a TD wasn’t scored, most frequently occurring during tackles right at the goal line
  • Fixed an issue allowing the ‘Grab-N-Go’ ability to activate on running backs during RPO plays
  • Fixed some issues sometimes causing players to freeze after TD celebrations
  • Fixed an issue allowing an exploit work-around for the ‘Ice the Kicker’ by calling a fake FG play
  • Playbook Updates:
    • Fixed an issue with defensive alignment with Dime Sugar Weak vs. flipped offensive plays
    • Fixed an issue causing zone swapping for 4-3 Even 6-1 and 46 Cub vs. Trips TE/Bunch TE
    • Fixed an incorrect route on Gun Tight Doubles Zig Under
    • Fixed an issue causing a frozen player on Close Z Clown/Close Z Corner
    • DEV NOTE: We have more NFL Live AI play-calling and Playbook updates that will reflect the latest data from the end of the NFL season coming soon. Stay tuned!

Superstar KO Updates

  • New X-Factors added to the Superstar KO Draft Pool
    • Lamar Jackson
    • Nick Bosa
    • Jamal Adams
    • Devin McCourty
    • Chandler Jones
    • Amari Cooper
  • New Legends added to the Superstar KO Draft Pool
    • Ed “Too Tall” Jones
    • Brian Urlacher
    • Andre Reed
    • Randall Cunningham

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