Madden NFL 17 patch addresses some final issues with the game

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Posted March 15th, 2017 at 7:30 am

In mid-February a major update heavy on gameplay improvements was released for Madden NFL 17 and now the game has received a followup patch that cleans up a few remaining issues.

♦Addressed a bug that caused the gameplay speed inside of Gauntlet, Skills Trainer, and Franchise Game Planning Drills to be extremely slow.

♦Fixed a bug where the offensive tackle would play a blocking animation without engaging with a defensive player.

♦Addressed a bug where a user’s profile settings weren’t being honored in Play-a-Friend games.

♦For online MUT and Draft Champions games, the 3-letter team name shown in the score hud will now represent the first 3 letters of your team name just as it does in Solo Challenges. To update this go to the “Team” tab and choose the Rename Team tile.

♦Addressed the issue where declining a Live Commentary Update (LCU) and powering on from rest mode could cause significant lag in the menus and in-game.

♦Other minor stability improvements.

  • ClubSteve

    since they are doing a post-season patch, any remote chance of a roster update (including recent free agent signings) as well? it would be cool to play online games with current rosters and see how your team stacks up…..

    • That’s not something they can do even if they wanted due to contract restrictions. Transactions being made now are for the 2017-18 league year so those can only be reflected in the game (Madden 18) for that particular season.

      • ClubSteve

        i should have known….

  • Eric

    No patch for zone reads?! It’s awful. And I don’t buy the excuse that it was nerfed because people can’t defend it. They have scraping plays for a reason lol.

  • Ben Davis

    This is so funny. They don’t address these issues weeks or even a month after the game like other games do. They do it after the football season towards the announcement of Madden 18. Genius marketing.

    • jbstoner43

      Its EA, are you surprised? It amazes me how people just accept mediocrity from EA and be happy. There is no need for EA to change if people continue year after year to spend their on EA products.

  • Casor_Greener

    Great game this year. Madden finally stepped up after 5 years

  • Quen 268

    When I updated my game froze and buzzed for the first time.

    • Packers96

      Sometimes, if you create a new profile can fixed it.

  • Packers96

    I played a few games yesterday and i noticed a bigger number of tackles from my defense.
    Has this happened with more people too ?
    I’m playing in All-Pro level with all sliders standard.

    • SockfulOfNickels

      Was your defense not getting all of your tackles before? Or do you mean a specific part of your defense, like the line or the secondary?

  • it just don’t add up

    Well will there ever be a patch for several routes verse man to man like, comeback route, ten yard or more out and in route, and last but not least the c route especially out of the slot or right side.

    • I believe they’ve stated that they’re done now with any gameplay-related updates. If there are patches they’d just be technical ones from this point on.