On August 29th, the first title update for Madden 23 was released, although everything went according to plan for EA. With a new patch hitting all platforms, fans were excited for the game to become more stable after a rocky start to the year. But Madden Ultimate Team players were stunned to find that they couldn’t even log into the game since they’d been reset to the tutorial.
Players expressed their frustration by taking to social media to try and get answers. However, the problem spread so widely that EA was forced to temporarily shut down the mode.
Hours later, they tweeted that the issue was resolved and players were reinstated in Ultimate Team. However, when they tried to look at the targets, they got an error screen.
EA has again stated that they are “aware of issues” and that server maintenance will take place early in the morning of August 30th. Some players are still reporting issues, and while the latest EA support update says the issues are fixed, some people are still seeing issues.
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Today’s issue is over a release window where rewards have been delayed, and the only way to get the game to check for those rewards is to restart the game itself. It’s been the most unstable release for Madden in recent memory, and it seems the community is at a boiling point.
In the last two generations of consoles, we’ve seen more and more games in online game modes that reward engagement. One of the main ways developers reward players is by engaging with this system and spending time in it, but when this system gets disrupted, those players who don’t have enough time to play are held back. Madden Ultimate Team, in particular, is a game that expects you to play constantly, or at least check the auction house frequently, making deals to get more coins so you’re always ready for the next weekly drop.
Madden hasn’t had a great year so far, and the implosion of its most popular mode doesn’t help. We will definitely keep you updated on any kind of compensation should EA decide to issue it.
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