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A Detailed List Of All The Changes Coming To Franchise Mode In Madden 21

EA Sports has released the gridiron notes going over what they’ve spent the last year working on in franchise mode.

It is worth noting that while MUT makes up the bulk of revenue and profit for Madden, franchise mode is still the game mode with the most players and time spent in the mode.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at everything coming to franchise mode in Madden 21.

That’s it. That’s the entire list. That is what has changed in franchise mode this year.

Of course EA can’t just come out and say that so here are the changes they listed.

  • New X-Factors
  • Updated the wildcard format to fit the NFLs
  • Tweaked rookie contracts
  • Made the 2nd superstar ability unlock at 85 instead of 80
  • Fixed some bugs
  • Added position specific OL archetypes

When comparing to every other game mode in Madden, you can see how franchise got completely overlooked.

The name “Franchise Mode” was also changed to “Classic Franchise Mode” which sports gaming journalist, PastaPadre, aptly pointed out was intentional to signal that they may not update it going forward.

All in all, it was a very disappointing announcement for franchise players. This follows a surprisingly good announcement on gameplay where they talked about great new features like position specific audibles and zone drops.

The next Madden NFL 21 news wil be about playbooks and will come July 14th. We also expect a beta to drop sometime in the next few weeks so be on the lookout for those 2 things.

What are your thoughts on the improvements to franchise mode? Sound off in the comments section!

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Marcus
Marcus
4 years ago

Make the fans more realistic looking. Maybe a Fan mode that has a back story that loves his team and comes to all the home games. Bring in a halftime that is more realistic to half time shows in the NFL on the NFL network or ESPN’s halftime show. Have a after the Monday night game show clips of how each team won . Make Madden more realistic in general. That’s what we want.

Michael
Michael
4 years ago
Reply to  Marcus

Espn2k football was the ones that did a halftime show and that was the best game to play madden needs to do intros for the NFL game if its in cbs or fox or Sunday night football or Thursday nights or ESPN Monday night all the songs and promos will get people to buy and play it and i miss that

CharcoalHaze
CharcoalHaze
4 years ago
Reply to  Marcus

I totally agree with you

Gnu
Gnu
4 years ago

I can’t wait for CFM m21 this look amazing

Warrenheat
Warrenheat
4 years ago

Pathetic honestly

Warrenheat
Warrenheat
4 years ago

Question for you guys at madden school, what are yours guys plan this year? Anything new we should look forward to with our subscription?

Neil
Neil
4 years ago

I hope the play clock doesn’t speed up anymore that was annoying

Gideon
Gideon
4 years ago

Because Madden 21 Franchises is Garbage I’ll be playing NFL2K5 & see if it will play on the Xbox Series X! Psalms 58:4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

Tom
Tom
4 years ago
Reply to  Gideon

I’m with you. Is there any way to get current NFL rosters into ESPN NFL 2K5 on the original Xbox console??
That would be the ultimate for me.

Paul Francis
Paul Francis
4 years ago

Thanks EA. I won’t be buying Madden this since there is nothing to look forward to in franchise mode. First time in 17 years I won’t take a week off from work to play the newest version of Madden. You killed my Madden holiday.

CharcoalHaze
CharcoalHaze
4 years ago

It would be nice if in franchise mode that the Super Bowl would rotate to different stadiums each year. Also have more relocation teams/cities. Finally and some random suspensions to make it more realistic.

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