Early issues with Madden NFL 21 already being addressed

Posted August 26th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

EA Sports has already released one update for Madden NFL 21 with another patch scheduled to arrive by the end of the week. The fixes implemented are for things that severely impacted player’s first impressions and made it appear obvious that the game was not quite ready for release. Those range from slowdown in the Ultimate Team menus, to missing players making The Yard quite literally unplayable, fields missing yard and slideline markings, and even the Seahawks being misspelled as the ‘Seahacks’ in the graphics package.

As discussed on the latest Press Row Podcast, Madden NFL 21 is likely to be a very different game just a matter of weeks from now. These first patches attack some of the technical issues that have plagued its first days.

8/25 Update (now live)

♦The Yard disappearing players issue fixed

♦The word “together” is correct on the Drive Change helmet

♦Stability Fixes (Crashes/Desyncs)

♦Fixed Seahawks spelling mistake

♦Initial Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) menu patch

Launch Update (coming 8/28)

Face of the Franchise

♦Resolved an issue in Face of the Franchise Legacy where the Player Archetype players chosen in certain sequences did not follow them into the NFL

♦A number of soft-locks were fixed that were impacting players

♦Fixed an issue where the user’s avatar skin tone wasn’t always carrying over into NFL cinematics

♦Resolved an issue where there was no season game in one of the storylines

♦Fixed a visual bug where the coach’s head wasn’t loading during cinematic storyline sequences

Madden Ultimate Team

♦Fixed an issue where users were experiencing long load-times when entering or leaving sub-menus in MUT

Superstar KO

♦Replaced a placeholder model for a coach in Superstar KO: Backyard Heroes

Content Updates

♦Buffalo Bills stadium has “New Era” removed as this name is changing in real life

♦Removing last remnants of Washington Redskins branding including uniforms, team select, and environments.

♦Addressed an issue with see-through uniform geometry.