Another entire section of the dev notes is devoted to Madden's Franchise mode, which is one of the game's oldest and most popular game modes, as well as one of its least perfect. This year, players appear to be dissatisfied with the brand-new fatigue system that Electronic Arts has implemented, which appears to require extensive tuning. In an attempt to mimic the NFL, “fatigue will be progressive... increasing in magnitude as your team progresses further into the season,” says the author. Other issues such as free agency, draft classes, and simulation stats are discussed in the Gridiron Notes, some of which have been a source of contention in Madden's franchise mode for years. It is hoped that some of Madden 22's Franchise improvements will assist in revitalizing and reinvigorating the game mode for long-time fans of the franchise.
In response to player feedback, EA Sports has released a list of changes that will be implemented in Madden NFL 22 prior to the game's August 20 release date. A graphical upgrade, as well as numerous new features and improvements, are added to Madden every year, and in recent years, EA has made a concerted effort to incorporate player feedback into these updates.To better simulate the real NFL experience, Madden has worked hard to improve the series' accuracy while also incorporating mechanics and features that make the game enjoyable and accessible to players. Thedevelopment of Madden 22 has been extremely transparent this year, with EA informing its fans about recent changes to the project on a regular basis, some of which include new crowd animations and dynamic gameplay. EA recently launched a Madden NFL 22 playtest in order to put these new features to the test and assess the game's overall stability.According to the most recent Gridiron Notes on Madden 22, the game has received an "outpouring of feedback," and there are a number of fixes that will be implemented before the game's release in a couple of weeks. There appear to be numerous points of contention as a result of the development team's efforts to make the game more realistic. One such point of contention is player movement, which received feedback that was "almost evenly split between likes and dislikes."Since last year, EA has used NFL Next Gen Stats to assist in the development of Madden's AI and ratings, culminating in a feature known as "Next Gen Player Movement..." that will only be available on next-generation consoles. In a developer note, EA acknowledges "how significant an adjustment that is for players, but we are confident that a more realistic movement system... is what is best for our players..."Despite this, the team is still working to improve some aspects of player movement in response to feedback received so far.Because a large portion of the feedback received from players has been addressed in dev notes that merely state the purposes of features and mechanics, many players have reason to believe that their voices are not being heard at all. It's important to note, however, that the development team appears to be confident that some of these Madden 22 changes will feel significantly better after the game's release and possibly a few patches. Hopefully, these enhancements will allow Madden 22 to live up to the high expectations that were set in June.Aside from purchasing players through the auction house, there are a few other options for acquiring new players in MUT. Yes, when you're just getting started, The Campaign is once again your best bet. Superstar Challenges, on the other hand, are a good place to find players with 80+ points. These challenges will be modeled after iconic moments in the careers of contemporary superstars such as Russel Wilson and Michel Thomas. Each pack contains ten challenges that, if completed, will net you 5,000 or more coins and an 80 to 84 OVR Elite player. Earn the most stars possible by completing the challenges on the most difficult difficulty setting and completing the bonus objectives as well.