Details on the first patch of the new year for Madden NFL 18

Posted January 9th, 2018 at 5:00 pm

EA Sports today released yet another patch for Madden NFL 18. There’s only a few changes but they could be significant as they directly impact gameplay. Besides one fix to random instances where CPU ball-carriers would run super slowly it appears they are primarily directed at balancing with the competitive eSports and online head-to-head crowd particularly in mind.

♦Addressed an issue that was causing some AI controlled ball carriers to move slowly and/or not perform special moves
♦Tuned to decrease range of width on kickoffs to address the kickoff exploit that could force returners out of bounds inside their own five-yard line

Players have given us feedback that they’d like more control when clicked-on to a defender in pursuit. We wanted to provide more opportunities for both user-controlled and AI-controlled defenders to make tackles vs. jukes and spins.

♦Substantial reduction to fake-outs for user defenders against ball carrier special moves
♦Slight reduction to fake-outs for AI controlled defenders against ball carrier special moves