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Coin Toss Removed From Madden NFL 15 Pre-Game

EA Sports has removed the pre-game coin toss scene from Madden 15.  It doesn’t make much sense to take that step backwards but many gamers will much prefer this minor change.

If you’ve ever spent a day (or a weekend) playing Madden, I can just about guarantee that you’ve gotten up to get a quick snack between the team selection menu and the opening kickoff.  That loading screen takes some time and no one wants to sit through watching the same screen over and over.  It is the ideal time to get in a quick bathroom break or to grab some food from the kitchen.

Then you only have 3 seconds to choose whether you want to kick or receive.  99% of elite Madden gamers strongly prefer to kick.  It is pretty frustrating to win the coin toss and have the CPU choose to receive.

You can see from the image above (credit to @shopmaster) that in Madden 15 you select whether you want to receive or kick as well as which endzone you want to start out defending.

The old pre-game coin toss scene added realism but no one really cared to see it and it ended up just wasting time.  I doubt very many people will be sad it is gone.

What are your thoughts on this minor change to Madden 15? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. I think they shouldn’t have removed that hey its e.a sports so it needs to be in the game

  2. Bring back live weather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Won’t stop playing because it’s out but it just doesn’t feel right with it being taken out. Hope the put it back in but if not, it’s not the worst thing to be taking out.

  4. The coin toss should still be on madden ..a lot of the time it determines how ya game is going and can change the game in many ways if u win the toss…smh madden come on ..

  5. Why would they remove this feature??? It’s ridiculous because they have the coin toss if you go into overtime so it’s not like they didn’t write the script for it… Come on Madden bring it back!!!

  6. Coin toss is part of a football game. Taking it away takes some real ness away from the game. Dumb decision I think.

  7. The article is only refering to single player… What about playing multiplayer so either one has a chance to choose to kick/recieve or which side to defend.. Bring coin toss back.

  8. I can’t get it to set so that I kick off every time. I change it, and when I go back in to check it, it changes it back to Receive. I’ve literally had to receive in every single game because of this shitty mechanic.

  9. ive noticed in online cfm, even if you go to advanced settings right before you ready up, and switch to kick as first choice and back out if you go back in it turns back into receive as first choice. also if you pick kick as first choice then it automatically makes you kick with wind. you cant pick kick against wind. i want the wind in the 4th. and i want the ball after half. bring coin toss back. and dont get me started with the challanges. user challanges dont work first of all and if the booth reviews it its 99% of the time overturned. fix these immediately!!