Today, EA Sports released another edition of Gridiron Notes for Madden NFL 20. Today’s entry covers the patch notes for the new September title update. Madden 20 is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Here is a detailed breakdown of what’s included in today’s title update.
MADDEN 20 SEPTEMBER TITLE UPDATE
Today’s patch is covers a variety of topics, including a new game mode, gameplay changes, Ultimate Team changes, franchise changes, new superstar abilities and much more.
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Per EA, the gameplay updates in today’s patch are as follows:
- Fixed an issue causing the spot of the ball to be incorrect after a Holding penalty is accepted after a turnover
- Tuning to decrease the frequency of successful hit stick tackles and increase the frequency of broken hit stick tackles
- Tuning to increase the ‘break-on-ball’ reaction times for zone coverage defenders
- Fixed an issue sometimes allowing specific QB’s to enter a state where they could not be tackled while scrambling behind the line of scrimmage
The improvement to zone coverage reactions is something the game has been badly needing since the game’s launch over a month ago. EA said in a developer note, “We’ve increased the break-on-ball reaction time by two tenths of a second. You can expect Superstars and X-Factors to break consistently on the QB’s arm movement based on their specific coverage abilities.” EA also noted that more zone tuning will come in future updates.
Two new abilities have been added to Madden 20. Selfless is a new Superstar X-Factor ability. When a player with this ability enters the zone, he puts all on-field teammates into the zone as well. Players with selfless receive no additional benefits when in the zone. Return Man is the second new ability, a superstar ability that speaks for itself. Players with this ability can quickly change directions without losing speed on returns.
During a live broadcast on Twitch this morning, EA’s ZFarls revealed that the Ultimate Kickoff promo for Madden Ultimate Team will be dropping in “early September.”
You can read more about the Madden NFL 20 September title update notes here.
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