Madden 23 Closed Beta Out Now, Here’s What To Know

Madden 23 BETA

Madden NFL 23 will be released in August, but some fans can start playing the Madden 23 closed beta right now. The test includes a few different game modes, including Play Now and H2H Ranked, with more to come later, Franchise and Ultimate Team modes.

It is a closed beta, so fans will need to get a code from EA to play. Anyone chosen for the beta is forbidden from recording, streaming, or capturing video and images. Those who violate the agreement will be removed from the test and are subject to a “complete” ban on all Madden NFL accounts.

Codes are being sent out periodically, so EA Sports has advised its players to check their email for a code if they don’t get one right away. Players can follow @EAMaddenNFL on Twitter for a chance to get a code. Unfortunately, new sign ups to participate in the beta test are no longer being accepted.

Madden NFL 23 will launch on August 16th on EA play and August 19th for everyone else, with the late John Madden gracing the cover.

What is included in the Madden NFL 23 Closed Beta?

Available Now:

  • Play Now
  • H2H Ranked

Coming Soon:

  • Face of the Franchise: The League
  • The Yard
  • Superstar KO
  • Franchise Mode
  • Squads/Multiplayer for The Yard
  • Squads/Multiplayer for Superstar KO
  • Madden Ultimate Team

Madden NFL 23 Beta Known Issues So Far

  • Mid-Air collisions at the catch point not triggering at a high enough frequency
  • Man Coverage defenders frequently do fakeout animations when covering Curl and Comeback routes
  • HB Slip Screen does not work properly
  • Aggressive catch mechanic breaks in some situations
  • Player ratings relevance to Skill Based Passing is not finalized
  • Skill based passing Reticle snaps back when the user releases the left trigger so the user is unable to place it and leave it
  • Underneath Zone defenders are breaking too early on intermediate and deep routes
  • Some Pass Rush animations are triggering too frequently on All Pro and All Madden
  • Some Catches do not sync up when throwing to Tight Ends on Flat routes
  • Defenders in play ball situations sometimes obstruct the receiver from getting to the ball and do not make a play on the ball
  • Running backs sometimes do not play an avoidance or a Chip block animation when running a route, getting caught at the line of scrimmage

EA Sports is conducting this beta to collect feedback, you can send bug reports and other feedback on the Madden Voice website.

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Madden 23: Everything We Know So Far

Madden 23

An August launch for Madden 23 is almost assured, but what changes will we see this year? EA has promised to focus on AI improvements, and we already know some of the new features in franchise mode. As for the first trailer, rookie ratings, and more: we have some details for you.

When will is the first Madden 23 trailer coming?

EA usually likes to drop its first trailer during EA Play Live, shortly before E3. This year will be different, as both EA Play Live and E3 have been canceled. We can still expect the first Madden 23 trailer in early June, with a bunch of new information coming in the following weeks.

What’s the Madden 23 release date?

There’s no official Madden 23 release date yet. Historically, EA has liked to have the game out before week 1 of the real NFL season. Madden 20 dropped on August 2, 2019, Madden 21 dropped August 28, 2020, while Madden 22 hit the shelves on August 20, 2021.

We know the Madden 23 release date will be a Friday, in August. Beyond that your guess is as good as ours.

As soon as the date is announced, we’ll share it here.

Who’ll be the Madden 23 cover star?

Previous cover men Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are sure to be contenders, as is John Madden himself. The former Raiders coach, commentator, and man for whom the series is named passed away in December at age 85. Placing him on the front of the game would be a fitting tribute.

What will Madden 22 rookie ratings be?

In previous years, EA has tied in rookie ratings with the NFL draft weekend, which runs in late April. This year, we got nothing.

Based on draft classes in previous years, these are our predictions for this years top 10 picks.

  • 1 Travon Walker (DE, Jacksonville Jaguars) – 82
  • 2 Aidan Hutchinson (DE, Detroit Lions) – 81
  • 3 Derek Stingley Jr. (CB, Houston Texans –) 80
  • 4 Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner (CB, New York Jets) – 81
  • 5 Kayvon Thibodeaux (DE, New York Giants) – 79
  • 6 Ikem Ekwonu (OT, Carolina Panthers) – 80
  • 7 Evan Neal (OT, New York Giants) – 78
  • 8 Drake London (Atlanta Falcons) – 78
  • 9 Charles Cross (OT, Seattle Seahawks) – 77
  • 10 Garrett Wilson (WR, New York Jets) – 77
EA says Madden 23 features will focus on AI

The publisher says that going forward, team-mate and opponent intelligence is going to be a major area of focus on the field.

“A.I. is very well set up to be the thing that defines this generation of console,” EA Sports vice president Sean Ramjagsingh told Fortune. “The extra computing power of the new consoles unlocks extra abilities for us from a development perspective and [between] what’s happening with the capturing of real-world data and the way data’s being leveraged now to drive different technologies, there are a lot of opportunities for us moving forward.”

“We took player route data from actual players and used it in [Madden 22],” says Tiburon senior game design director Connor Dougan. “There’s so much cool data that we can use to make the most realistic representations. For example, the Baltimore Ravens use a pistol formation [compared to] the San Francisco 49ers, who get rid of the ball quick and have lots of motion in the pre-play. We use that data to model our play calling.”

What’s being added to Madden 23 franchise mode?

We don’t need an official reveal to answer this one. EA Tiburon provides year-round updates to franchise mode, which carry over from game to game. You can find the most recent updates to Franchise mode here.

We will post all the Madden 23 release info as it comes in.

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