Madden 24 Rumors

Madden 24 Rumors

Regardless of the time of year (and the quality of Madden itself), OS folks are always looking ahead. This year, there is a lot of talk about a lack of news and rumors about Madden 24.

When June hits, that’s when the Madden news really begins. But returning to the point about the lack of rumors, there’s not a lot to talk about as of now. Before official news started to hit last year, there were a lot of rumors about franchise mode, crossplay, how EA would honor John Madden, Madden coming to the Nintendo Switch, and Madden maybe replicating some tech that came to FIFA (HyperSense). We did end up getting franchise updates (albeit not as massive as maybe hoped), John Madden was on the cover of the game he pioneered, and FieldSense was a stand in for HyperMotion. It was a pretty standard year for being about 50 percent on the biggest rumors coming to fruition.

This year we haven’t heard anything about the development of Madden 24 beyond EA’s announcement of the closed beta and how those impacted by the cloud franchise issue in Madden 23 are getting an invite to that beta and half off Madden 24 (if they choose to purchase it).

EA is definitely in another transition period. New tech isn’t on the horizon but EA Sports College Football is a year out. It did get delayed a full year but development is in full swing now and how EA as a company is going to get back to handling two football games a year is going to be interesting. If one or both are bad, it’s going to ask a lot from consumers to support both year after year. The college football game will have that grace period where people buy it simply because they’re just excited to have it back in their lives, but that is fleeting.

While the lack of Madden 24 rumors is curious on some level, quality does seem like it’s going to matter more here because time is running out for Madden in some ways, even if those ways are just internal pressures.

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Madden 23 NFL Draft Program

Madden 23 – NFL Draft Program

Every April, football fans look forward to one event: The NFL Draft. Filled with mystery and with plenty of excitement, the NFL Draft is as big an event for football fans as the games themselves. EA decided to join in on the fun, releasing an all-new NFL Draft Program.

Madden 23 Ultimate Team has been winding down with its player releases, and EA is looking for exciting new content to fill the void. Honoring some of the brightest former and current NFL stars that were drafted throughout the leagues’ history, the NFL Draft Program comes baring an elite selection of player items, with seven of them baring 99 overall ratings.

The NFL Draft Program is a two-part feature, with the first set of players revealed yesterday, April 19, on Good Morning Madden at 10:30AM EST. Despite the reveal taking place on Twitter, the actual in-game release of the NFL Draft Program didn’t transpire until today.

Madden 23 – NFL Draft Program Details

The NFL Draft Program comes with plenty to offer in Madden 23. The biggest and probably the most popular feature of the new program, is that of the returning Mock Draft. For those that might not remember from Madden 22, or might be new to this experience all together, the Mock Draft feature in Madden 23 allows fans to earn NFL Draft Vouchers they can place into sets to fulfill a 14-pick Round 1 NFL Mock Draft.

To complete the Mock Draft, fans will have to play through Mock Draft Challenges with the maximum amount of challenge stars in order to earn these NFL Draft Vouchers. Once secured, fans can then place these vouchers into sets and choose which position they think will be selected for each of the first 14 picks in the NFL Draft this year. Keep in mind though that as soon as you select the position you think will be drafted, it will be locked in for good. So be sure to choose wisely!

Should you guess a certain amount of picks correctly, you will earn Mock Draft prizes. The more picks you accurately predict, the more rewards you will receive. Here’s the full list of Mock Draft rewards:

Mock Draft Pick Rewards

  • 1 Pick – 1,000 MUT Coin
  • 3 Picks – 83+ Overall Elite Player
  • 5 Picks – 91+ Overall NFL Draft Player
  • 7 Picks – 93+ Overall NFL Draft Player
  • 9 Picks – 95+ Overall First Round Draft Player
  • 11 Picks – Choice of 1 of 32 First Round Draft Players
  • 12 Picks – Choice of 4 of 32 First Round Draft Players
  • 13 Picks – All BND NFL Draft Past Heroes & Champions
  • 14 Picks – All BND NFL Draft Past Heroes & Champions plus 8 of 32 1st Round Draft Players
Madden 23 – NFL Draft Past Players

The first of the two-part NFL Draft Program drops consists of what Madden 23 calls ‘NFL Draft Past’ players, meaning all of these items are former or active NFL players that were drafted prior to 2023. This presumably means that the part two release will likely consist of the 2023 NFL Draft class members themselves, particularly seeing that some of the Mock Draft rewards consist of 1st Round Draft players.

Here’s the full set of Part 1 NFL Draft Past players you can now secure in Madden 23 Ultimate Team. You can acquire these new players by completing their sets, purchasing them from store packs, or securing them from the Auction Market. Down below is the list of NFL Draft Program Part 1 players that are live in Madden 23 Ultimate Team.

Limited Editions (99 Overall)
  1. Deebo Samuel (WR) – 49ers
  2. Tre’Davious White (CB) – Bills
Champions (99 Overall)
  1. Cam Newton (QB) – Panthers
  2. D.K. Metcalf (WR) – Seahawks
  3. Evan Neal (RT) – Giants
  4. Kevin Carter (LE) – Rams
  5. Brian Urlacher (MLB) – Bears
  6. Chad Greenway (ROLB) – Vikings
Heroes (97 Overall)
  1. Ryan Tannehill (QB) – Dolphins
  2. Brian Robinson Jr. (HB) – Commanders
  3. Breshad Perriman (WR) – Ravens
  4. O.J. Howard (TE) – Buccaneers
  5. Kenyon Green (LG) – Texans
  6. Grady Jarrett (RE) – Falcons
  7. Boye Mafe (ROLB) – Seahawks
  8. Jeff Okudah (CB) – Lions
High Elites (95 Overall)
  1. Davante Parker (WR) – Dolphins
  2. Quinn Meinerz (RG) – Broncos
  3. Logan Stenberg (LG) – Lions
  4. Steven Nelson (CB) – Chiefs
  5. Jaylon Johnson (CB) – Bears
  6. Michael Thomas (SS) – Dolphins
Mid Elites (93 Overall)
  1. Robert Tonyan (TE) – Packers
  2. Jack Sanborn (MLB) – Bears
  3. Cole Holcomb (MLB) – Commanders
  4. Jermaine Elumenor (RT) – Ravens
  5. La’el Collins (RT) – Cowboys
Low Elites (91 Overall)
  1. Mark Ingram II (HB) – Saints
  2. John Ross III (WR) – Bengals
  3. Phil Haynes (LG) – Seahawks
  4. Michael Brockers (DT) – Rams
  5. Tyson Alualu (DT) – Jaguars

Remember, this is only the NFL Draft Past players. So be sure to check back next week when the Part 2 set of NFL Draft Program players are released in Madden 23 Ultimate Team.

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Madden 23 Update 1.15 Mostly Focused on MUT – Patch Notes

1.15 Update

Madden NFL 23 update 1.15 arrived earlier today on all platforms, focusing mostly on Ultimate Team.

1.15 Patch Notes
  • Mission activities no longer disappear after completion.
  • Harold Carmichael & Jet Anderson player portraits now appear correctly in MUT.
  • Team Diamond player portraits appear correctly in the depth chart.
  • Fixed an issue where some users were unable to apply filters to Binder items.
  • Fixed an issue in practice mode that required the second controller to be turned off before entering the mode, then turning it back on, once inside the mode to control both sides of the ball.
  • Fixed an issue where BND players were showing up in the list of cards eligible to complete sets.
  • Fixed an issue where some users were getting an “Invalid Line-up” error when entering. challenges even if the line-up was correct.
  • Rank tab removed from MUT Champions.
  • Fixed an issue where upgraded team captains could be added to sets.
  • The “Global Profile” button is now only available in the MUT Hub.

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Madden 23 Update 1.14 Patch Notes

Madden 23 Update 1.14 Patch Notes

EA has just put out a new update for Madden23and we have the complete list of changes and fixes added with the patch.

Update 1.14 includes Ring of Honor 2023 content. Players can expect five of the greatest players to ever grace a football field to be inducted into the Madden NFL Ring of Honor!

Here’s the announcement by EA Sports about today’s title update.

As for the inductees, check out the list below courtesy of EA (via the Madden Ultimate Team Twitter account):

Inductee: Tony Gonzalez

Supporting Cast:

‣ Priest Holmes
‣ Will Shields
‣ Dante Hall
‣ Willie Roaf
‣ Trent Green

Inductee: Deion Sanders

Supporting Cast:

‣ Jerry Rice
‣ Darren Woodson
‣ Rickey Jackson
‣ Chris Hinton
‣ Merton Hanks

Inductee: Barry Sanders

Supporting Cast:

‣ Herman Moore
‣ Kevin Glover
‣ Robert Porcher
‣ Stephen Boyd
‣ Larry Tharpe

Inductee: Lawrence “LT” Taylor

Supporting Cast:

‣ Carl Banks
‣ Perry Williams
‣ Terry Kinard
‣ Mark Bavaro
‣ Joe Morris

Inductee: Randy Moss

Supporting Cast:

‣ Randall Cunningham
‣ Asante Samuel
‣ Vince Wilfork
‣ Thaddeus Moss
‣ Gary Anderson

If there are any gameplay changes and patch notes released, we’ll update the article to reflect it.



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EA Claim Big Changes Are Coming To Madden 23

Madden 24

Despite Madden 23 being the third-best-selling game of 2022 in the United States, it sounds like major changes are coming.

The game doesn’t work on a technical level and has devolved into a poor simulation-style game. The people at EA have admitted there is a problem, now the question is “What changes will Madden make?” Here are a few suggestions.

Solve the awareness issues

What are some solutions to these awareness issues? Limiting pre-snap options would be an obvious start. There should be some motion and audible options, but not to the extent that Madden has allowed. The vast array of options have lead to most of the handful of plays every year that no one cans top.

If my opponent only runs one or two plays out of the pistol, I should get that information before I play them. If I knew what plays were their go-to’s, I could pick a defense to counter. This would incentivize diversifying your offense, and punish running the same plays repeatedly.

Show me what people are actually running in game. When playing someone online, after every play, the game shows you what they just ran, but not really. The game shows you the base play they ran, but doesn’t show you all the adjustments they made at the line. Show people what beat them so they can adjust.


Give EVERY player a realistic character model. There is no reason the in game models do not have a clear resemblance to the real life players they depict.

Above all else though, make sure the game works. People are tired of seeing highlights where the ball just magically appears at the fifty-yard line for no reason. People are tired of seeing clips where a player gets tackled only for them to get back up and keep running after going through their end-of-play animation.

All players really require is EA address some of the low hanging fruit issues that have plagued the game for years. Do that and the tone towards the franchise will start to shift.


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Madden 23’s Final Roster Update Is Live

Madden 23 Final Roster Update

The final roster update of the season for Madden NFL 23 arrived today. Inexplicably Super Bowl LVII MVP Patrick Mahomes is not a 99 overall and will not be joining teammate Travis Kelce in the 99 Club. After limping around on a bum ankle for a few weeks, EA did raise his toughness to a 99. One would assume Mahomes will be an overall 99 when the ratings drop for Madden NFL 24.

Jalen Hurts went up to an overall 87, the same rating as Dak Prescott who went down a point. Aaron Rodgers also dropped a point to an overall 86. Other than Patrick Peterson going up a point to an 85 and James Bradberry IV dropping a point to an overall 84, there wasn’t a lot of movement.

Players can now start a new Franchise beginning at the Super Bowl.

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Madden 23 Joining The Game Pass Line-up

Xbox Game Pass Madden 23

Just in time for Super Bowl, Madden NFL 23 is joining the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate library. The latest edition of EA Sports’ football will be available beginning Thursday, Feb. 9 to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on PC and console (Xbox One and Xbox Series X)

Here’s the complete Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass lineup for February 2023:

  • Madden NFL 23 (Console and PC via EA Play) – Feb. 9
  • SD Gundam Battle Alliance (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Feb. 9
  • Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Feb. 14
  • Cities: Skylines – Remastered (Cloud and Xbox Series X) – Feb. 15
  • Shadow Warrior 3: Definitive Edition (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Feb. 16
  • Atomic Heart (Cloud, Console, and PC) – Feb. 21

And here are the titles leaving Game Pass later this month on Feb. 15.:

  • Besiege (Game Preview) (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • CrossfireX (Cloud and Console)
  • Infernax (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Recompile (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • Skul: The Hero Slayer (Cloud, Console, and PC)
  • The Last Kids on Earth (Cloud, Console, and PC)

Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass both cost $9.99 a month. PC Game Pass includes EA Play access, which offers another 70 games on PC. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, at $14.99 per month, gives subscribers access to everything, the PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass libraries, EA Play on both console and PC, as well as Xbox Live Gold membership.

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Can You Play The Pro Bowl In Madden 23?

Madden 23 Pro Bowl

As the NFL season closes in on the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl takes center stage this week. The stars from the NFL ‘22 season will be in Vegas for the newest adaptation of the contest.

This year the Pro Bowl will be similar to the All-Star weekend of the NBA. Skill contests, flag football, essentially the video game equivalent of an NFL side quests.

Can I Play the Pro Bowl in Madden 23?

Fans can play the Pro Bowl through Madden NFL as it has a playable version of the AFC Vs NFC All-Stars.

While fans can enjoy playing the game from home, they will also be able to watch their favorite athletes compete at the Pro Bowl Madden NFL contest through its live stream.

Madden 23 at the Pro Bowl

An addition to last year’s festivities was the incorporation of EA Sports’ property, Madden NFL. The video game was a part of last year’s Pro Bowl, it will be back in action for this year’s version too.

This E-sports version of the AFC-NFC rivalry will be a fun contest, as the NFC will look to defend its title. The Madden Pro Bowl contest will have three players from each conference going head to head to see which conference has the best Madden ballers.

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Madden 23 Conference Championship Roster Update

Madden 23 Conference Championship Roster Update

The official Madden NFL 23 roster update for the Conference Championships are available, just in time for the big games on Sunday. These weekly roster updates mostly include changes to player ratings based off of previous week results with updated depth charts and injuries.

Below are some of the most notable rating changes, you can check out all of the changes in the update here.

Moving On Up

  • Fred Warner +1 (Overall 96)
  • Joe Burrow +2 (Overall 95)
  • Marlon Humphrey +1 (Overall 93)
  • Tom Brady +1 (Overall 90)
  • Dallas Goedert +1 (Overall 89)
  • Haason Reddick +1 (Overall 89)
  • Alvin Kamara +1 (Overall 87)
  • Jalen Hurts +1 (Overall 86)

On The Way Down

  • Josh Allen -1 (Overall 93)
  • Tre’Davious White -1 (Overall 92)
  • Tyron Smith -3 (Overall 90)
  • Dak Prescott -2 (Overall 88)
  • Rashan Gary -1 (Overall 88)
  • Ezekiel Elliott -1 (Overall 86)

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Play Madden 23 With Your Friends

Play Madden 23 With Friends

Playing against friends is just more fun. Yes, Madden has some great single player game modes like Face of the Franchise, but that doesn’t compare to the thrill of beating your buddy. Whether you are playing your pal just for the satisfaction of beating them or playing for some real cash on GamerSaloon, head to head action is where it’s at. Luckily, Madden23 has delivered on a bunch of different ways to do that, let’s take a look at a few of them.

Play Now (Head to Head)

This is head to head Madden as you’ve always known it and love it. Play a buddy across the street or across the ocean. Customize the game as you want, and you are off to the races. But, and it’s a huge but…you need to unlock the game mode first. You will need to reach Level 4 on the Field to get in on the action. So play challenges to get the XP you need to keep leveling up.

Superstar KO

In our opinion this is a downright fantastic game mode but some people hate it and here’s why; limited playbook and no audibles to start. That is the draw for us, as it allows you to work on stopping someone who tries to run the same play.

The Yard

This is our favorite game mode. You can take your Face of the Franchise career mode and hit the high school fields for a 6 v 6 backyard style game. The action is fast, you’ll need a high-octane
pass offense to succeed.

Madden Ultimate Team

What is more fun than using a hand picked team that you created? If you’ve built a stacked team, it’s probably time to test drive the roster against some buddies.

Franchise Mode

If you have 31 friends or co-workers and can muster up the time to organize it, this is where it is at. You will need to win on the field and in the press box as you manage your roster, train, coach and ultimately compete. If you’ve played previous Madden Franchise modes, you might be thinking, NO THANKS, but it’s clear that EA has been listening to the community. Franchise Mode now offers more efficient scouting, more realistic drafts and trades.

Have fun out there and don’t forget to check out and play the game you love for real

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