After two weeks upon their release, EA Sports has announced the first update of Madden NFL 18. Here are the much anticipated notes on what has been fixed:

Madden NFL 18 Patch Notes

  • HDR Support
  • General Stability fixing various crashes and softlocks
  • Fixed issue with Steelers; crowd ‘Terrible Towels’ appearing black or grey
  • Online Head-to-Head Quarter Length changed from 4 minutes to 5 minutes
  • Fixed an issue around MUT Squads players receiving the incorrect rewards when teammates leave the session early
  • Improved a small framerate drop when the ball is snapped on PS4
  • Tuned scaling of the football to be slightly smaller
  • Fixed an issue where Points were purchasable in Trial
  • Fixed Button functionality to be correct: [CROSS] button does not function when attempting to load a MADDEN PROFILE
    • Gameplay
      • Zone Coverage tuning to increase ‘Break-on-Throw’ times
      • Tuning to decrease effectiveness of Ball Carrier special moves
      • Fixed issue around Coaches standing in the middle of the field when re-starting MUT Challenges
      • Tuning to increase blocksheds in run defense vs. Gun Inside Zone plays
      • Tuning to slightly increase pass rush when QB holds onto the ball for longer times in the pocket
      • Fixed an issue with sideline characters not reacting appropriately to big plays
    • Franchise:
      • Fixed incorrect Chargers/Giants week 5 game on the schedule
      • Fixed issue around schedules recording incorrectly when using Play Now Live for Preseason Week

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Carl James II
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