Madden 17 Update 1.11 is now available to download on both PS4 and XBox One. EA Sports fixed several issues with this game patch. The game patch will improve gameplay, Madden Ultimate Team (MUT), and overall game stability.
Update 1.11 Gameplay Fixes
Perhaps the most significant problem EA fixes with this update involves a gameplay bug where tackles go into a blocking play or animation, but they never actually block or engage a defender. Instead, the tackles let the defenders blow right past them straight to the quarterback. I’ve had this happen recently while playing online H2H matches, and this update could not come soon enough. I’m sure many of you feel the same way.
Madden 17 Update 1.11 also fixes some issues with gameplay speed across Gauntlet, Franchise Game Planning Drills, and Skills Trainer modes. These game modes have been experiencing serious lag recently, and EA says this update will correct that.
Update 1.11 Ultimate Team Fixes
The newest update also addresses some problems with online MUT and Draft Champions game modes. According to EA’s Facebook page, Madden 17 Update 1.11 fixes a bug in Play-a-Friend games where a player’s profile settings weren’t being recognized and loading like they should. An issue with the scoreboard display in online MUT and Draft Champions is also corrected. Now, the display will show the first 3 letters of a team’s name.
Update 1.11 Stability Fixes
Stability issues stemming from Live Commentary Updates are also cleared up. Madden 17 Update 1.11 took care of an issue where declining to download a new commentary, or powering up the game from rest mode caused a serious lag in game play, and menu screens. Other minor issues with game stability are also patched up with Update 1.11.
The update might be the last one for this year’s game. Madden NFL 17 released Update 1.10 nearly one month ago to the day on February 14, 2017. Madden players didn’t necessarily expect another one this soon. The gameplay issue where the tackles completely whiff on blocks is probably the most significant improvement. Of course, that all depends on the game mode you prefer.
Have you downloaded Update 1.11? What other issues would you like to see EA address with future updates? As always, feel free to leave your questions or comments below.