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Madden NFL 23 Launches Season 3 With New Update

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Football powerhouse Madden NFL 23 launches Season 3, addressing an assortment of changes and providing a small update on the Franchise save issue.

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Madden NFL 23 has launched its sixth title update alongside Season 3 in order to address numerous gameplay issues and tweaks as well as updates to various game modes. The gridiron patch notes include a short paragraph where Electronic Arts discusses the issue with players’ Madden NFL 23 Franchise saves either disappearing entirely or becoming corrupted that occurred at the end of December.


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The latest installment of the long-running football series launched in August 2022 with changes to some of the game’s annual modes while adding new features. EA highlighted the new FieldSENSE, which is intended to give players more control on both sides of the ball, adjustments to Ultimate Team mode, and changes to scouting, free agency, and other various aspects in its Franchise modes. Improvements to a variety of camera angles to ensure touchdown celebrations more closely match what television viewers see, improved visual aspects of stadiums, and the addition of the cornerback position in the Face the Franchise mode were also added to the game.

GAMERANT VIDEO OF THE DAY

RELATED: Most Madden NFL 23 Corrupted Save Files Are Lost Forever

Included in the patch notes is a short statement claiming that the Madden NFL 23 developers have made progress in restoring lost league backups and that they are currently targeting next week to restore the leagues that could be saved. Even with the good news, the patch notes list the current recommendation as simply starting a new league, since EA claims not all Madden NFL 23 leagues will be able to be recovered. According to the gridiron notes, only around 2% of all leagues created since the game’s launch were affected by the Franchise Cloud Save issue.

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Other notable addressed issues include changes to the angles and distance that defenders are detected for applying pressure to the quarterback, tuning the catch chance for non-ability receivers when performing aggressive catches, and a fix to the difficulty for defenders with catching tipped or deflected passes in traffic. The developers also mention a Rob Gronkowski item that players will be able to earn by leveling up their field pass, logo fixes, and new face scans for six players.

The Madden NFL football brand continues to tune and mostly improve the long-running franchise with each title update and season that rolls through. There are some years when it struggles to innovate and justify its role as a yearly purchase, but being the only licensed NFL game helps it weather issues like lost franchise saves without losing much popularity or loyalty. Players and fans will still continue to enjoy taking control of their favorite teams and players, new leagues will be created, and the juggernaut that is Madden will continue rumbling down the field despite its stumbles.


Madden NFL 23 Patch Notes:

Gameplay Updates:

  • Fixed an issue causing the ball to be in the wrong hand on some first down celebrations and some TD celebrations
  • Fixed an issue causing a defensive preplay fidget animation to move a defender into the neutral zone and cause an offsides penalty at the snap
  • Tuning to the angles and distances at which oncoming defenders will be detected as applying pressure on the QB during the throw
    • DEV NOTE: The tuning done to pressure detection is with the intent of decreasing the likelihood of getting an ‘Under Pressure Inaccurate’ pass when attempting to throw the ball quickly vs. blitz.
  • Tuning to reduce catch-chance for non-ability receivers attempting aggressive catches in traffic
    • DEV NOTE: This tuning is meant to decrease the frequency of successful aggressive catches in traffic when using receivers without aggressive-catch abilities
  • Tuning to reduce catch chances for defenders attempting to catch throw-out-of-sack passes behind the LOS
  • Fixed an issue that was heavily penalizing defenders when attempting to catch tipped passes in traffic
    • DEV NOTE: Defenders’ catch chance is globally reduced when considered to be ‘in traffic’ to reflect the difficulties of securing a catch alongside other players. This change will reduce the amount of penalty applied when the ball has already been tipped or knocked up into the air to give defenders a better chance at intercepting tipped balls.
  • Fixed a rare issue leading to an incorrect spotting of the ball when a player would perform a standing celebration following an interception
  • General stability improvements

Face of the Franchise Updates:

  • Fixed an issue preventing the ‘Player of the Week’ Legacy Goal from completing correctly after winning a ‘Player of the Week’ award
  • Fixed a typo in the name of the ‘Shot Play Concept Drill’ side activity

Franchise Mode Update:

Our team is continuing to work on the Franchise Cloud Save issue from 12/28, alongside this Title Update. Further analysis has determined that this issue affected around 2% of all leagues created since launch.

Our team has made progress on restoring backups and we are targeting early next week to restore the leagues that could be recovered. However, the current recommendation is for players to start a new league, as not all leagues will be recoverable.

Play Now Live Update:

Our Franchise Team has added an additional starting point of Week 17 for players starting new Franchises via the “Play Now Live” option. This update will go live via a server side update around the Title Update. There is also a previously scheduled Wild Card update coming next week.

Madden Ultimate Team Updates:

  • Stability Updates
  • General Fixes

NFL Authenticity Updates:

  • New Face Scans added
    • Jaquan Brisker – Bears – S
    • Tyquan Thornton – Patriots – WR
    • Skyy Moore – Chiefs – WR
    • Desmond Ridder – Falcons QB
    • James Cook – Bills – HB
    • Brian Asamoah – Vikings – LB
  • Fixed logos on following White gloves:
    • Nike Superbad 6
    • Jordan Superbad 6
    • Jordan Vapor Jet 7
  • Added Nike Alpha Menace Pro 3 cleats

Presentation and UI Updates:

  • Various stability updates
  • User Agreement updated

Madden NFL 23 is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

MORE: 5 Things We Loved About Madden NFL 23 (& 5 Things We Don’t)

Source: EA Gridiron



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Football powerhouse Madden NFL 23 launches Season 3, addressing an assortment of changes and providing a small update on the Franchise save issue.


Madden NFL 23 has launched its sixth title update alongside Season 3 in order to address numerous gameplay issues and tweaks as well as updates to various game modes. The gridiron patch notes include a short paragraph where Electronic Arts discusses the issue with players’ Madden NFL 23 Franchise saves either disappearing entirely or becoming corrupted that occurred at the end of December.


The latest installment of the long-running football series launched in August 2022 with changes to some of the game’s annual modes while adding new features. EA highlighted the new FieldSENSE, which is intended to give players more control on both sides of the ball, adjustments to Ultimate Team mode, and changes to scouting, free agency, and other various aspects in its Franchise modes. Improvements to a variety of camera angles to ensure touchdown celebrations more closely match what television viewers see, improved visual aspects of stadiums, and the addition of the cornerback position in the Face the Franchise mode were also added to the game.

GAMERANT VIDEO OF THE DAY

RELATED: Most Madden NFL 23 Corrupted Save Files Are Lost Forever

Included in the patch notes is a short statement claiming that the Madden NFL 23 developers have made progress in restoring lost league backups and that they are currently targeting next week to restore the leagues that could be saved. Even with the good news, the patch notes list the current recommendation as simply starting a new league, since EA claims not all Madden NFL 23 leagues will be able to be recovered. According to the gridiron notes, only around 2% of all leagues created since the game’s launch were affected by the Franchise Cloud Save issue.

Madden NFL 24 Should Skip a Year After NFL 23's Release

Other notable addressed issues include changes to the angles and distance that defenders are detected for applying pressure to the quarterback, tuning the catch chance for non-ability receivers when performing aggressive catches, and a fix to the difficulty for defenders with catching tipped or deflected passes in traffic. The developers also mention a Rob Gronkowski item that players will be able to earn by leveling up their field pass, logo fixes, and new face scans for six players.

The Madden NFL football brand continues to tune and mostly improve the long-running franchise with each title update and season that rolls through. There are some years when it struggles to innovate and justify its role as a yearly purchase, but being the only licensed NFL game helps it weather issues like lost franchise saves without losing much popularity or loyalty. Players and fans will still continue to enjoy taking control of their favorite teams and players, new leagues will be created, and the juggernaut that is Madden will continue rumbling down the field despite its stumbles.


Madden NFL 23 Patch Notes:

Gameplay Updates:

  • Fixed an issue causing the ball to be in the wrong hand on some first down celebrations and some TD celebrations
  • Fixed an issue causing a defensive preplay fidget animation to move a defender into the neutral zone and cause an offsides penalty at the snap
  • Tuning to the angles and distances at which oncoming defenders will be detected as applying pressure on the QB during the throw
    • DEV NOTE: The tuning done to pressure detection is with the intent of decreasing the likelihood of getting an ‘Under Pressure Inaccurate’ pass when attempting to throw the ball quickly vs. blitz.
  • Tuning to reduce catch-chance for non-ability receivers attempting aggressive catches in traffic
    • DEV NOTE: This tuning is meant to decrease the frequency of successful aggressive catches in traffic when using receivers without aggressive-catch abilities
  • Tuning to reduce catch chances for defenders attempting to catch throw-out-of-sack passes behind the LOS
  • Fixed an issue that was heavily penalizing defenders when attempting to catch tipped passes in traffic
    • DEV NOTE: Defenders’ catch chance is globally reduced when considered to be ‘in traffic’ to reflect the difficulties of securing a catch alongside other players. This change will reduce the amount of penalty applied when the ball has already been tipped or knocked up into the air to give defenders a better chance at intercepting tipped balls.
  • Fixed a rare issue leading to an incorrect spotting of the ball when a player would perform a standing celebration following an interception
  • General stability improvements

Face of the Franchise Updates:

  • Fixed an issue preventing the ‘Player of the Week’ Legacy Goal from completing correctly after winning a ‘Player of the Week’ award
  • Fixed a typo in the name of the ‘Shot Play Concept Drill’ side activity

Franchise Mode Update:

Our team is continuing to work on the Franchise Cloud Save issue from 12/28, alongside this Title Update. Further analysis has determined that this issue affected around 2% of all leagues created since launch.

Our team has made progress on restoring backups and we are targeting early next week to restore the leagues that could be recovered. However, the current recommendation is for players to start a new league, as not all leagues will be recoverable.

Play Now Live Update:

Our Franchise Team has added an additional starting point of Week 17 for players starting new Franchises via the “Play Now Live” option. This update will go live via a server side update around the Title Update. There is also a previously scheduled Wild Card update coming next week.

Madden Ultimate Team Updates:

  • Stability Updates
  • General Fixes

NFL Authenticity Updates:

  • New Face Scans added
    • Jaquan Brisker – Bears – S
    • Tyquan Thornton – Patriots – WR
    • Skyy Moore – Chiefs – WR
    • Desmond Ridder – Falcons QB
    • James Cook – Bills – HB
    • Brian Asamoah – Vikings – LB
  • Fixed logos on following White gloves:
    • Nike Superbad 6
    • Jordan Superbad 6
    • Jordan Vapor Jet 7
  • Added Nike Alpha Menace Pro 3 cleats

Presentation and UI Updates:

  • Various stability updates
  • User Agreement updated

Madden NFL 23 is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

MORE: 5 Things We Loved About Madden NFL 23 (& 5 Things We Don’t)

Source: EA Gridiron



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