Madden NFL 21 Patch Available Today, Disables On-Field XP Popups By Default – Patch Notes

A new Madden NFL 21 game update arrived today, tuning and fixing a couple of gameplay issues. It also disables the annoying on the field XP pop-ups, above player heads, in Franchise mode gameplay. While some users knew how to disable them in the menus, it’s good to see they are off by default now.

Check out the patch notes below.

Gameplay Updates:

  • Tuning to increase usage of AI edge-rush animations in certain formations, such as Nickel 2-4-5 Odd
  • Fixed an issue causing a delay by defenders in man-coverage vs. RPO Bubble Routes at the snap

Franchise Updates:

  • Franchise Updates:
    • Disabled the on-field XP pop-ups above players heads during gameplay, by default
      • DEV NOTE: Based on player feedback, we have turned off the XP overhead pop-ups in Franchise gameplay by default so there would be less clutter appearing on the screen during gameplay. For users who prefer this feature, it can be re-enabled via the ‘Drive Goals & XP Feedback’ setting in the Franchise settings menu

The Yard Updates:

  •  UI and stability enhancements

For those of you looking for Madden NFL 21 franchise mode update 2 of 3, it’s scheduled to arrive in January. Here are some of the things the team is working on for that update.

Personnel Logic Improvements

New guidelines for CPU draft logic to assist teams in whether they should or should not have interest in drafting a first round QB. Addresses teams drafting two first round QBs in consecutive years, along with other roster-context considerations QBs a more authentic window to develop before a replacement is considered to be drafted.

Commissioner Controls: Undo FA Signings – Offseason Only

Commissioners are able to undo FA signings in the offseason directly through the transaction log. Simply click on a signing and revert it to send the player back into the free agent pool.

Commissioner Controls: Team Override Settings

Giving commissioners of leagues the ability to turn on/off or allow users to keep individual settings for Heat Seeker tackling, Ball Hawk, and Switch assist – one of our top requested commissioner requests, this creates a way to level the playing field regarding assist features.

Commissioner Draft Tools

Giving commissioners the ability to assign autopilot during the draft, along with pause/resume functionality. This has been a top community request for a number of years now.

Commissioner House Rules: Play Cool-Down and Repeat Play Limits

After these settings made their debut last year in MUT and Superstar KO, House Rules became one of the most requested features for franchise players and we are incredibly excited to bring them to you. Take control as a Commissioner and dictate how many times a play can be called in a game, and how long a player must wait before calling the same play again.

The Next Generation of Madden NFL 21 is available on December 4. With Dual Entitlement, buy now, to get next gen Madden NFL 21 FREE*. Upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X/S for FREE and carry your MUT, Franchise modes, and The Yard progress across generations** Read the Dual Entitlement FAQ for more info. */**Conditions apply.

If you missed our Madden NFL 21 next-gen preview, make sure to read it here.

One theme for this virtual event was allowing the player to see and feel what playing Madden 21 is like as a next-gen experience, and that starts with the utilization of the PS5 controller. So, what does that mean? For starters, controller haptics on the DualSense wireless controller for the PS5 means you can sense the pressure of an oncoming blitz, attempting a game-winning field goal or the impact of a perfectly timed hit stick.

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