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EA Releases Major Madden 18 November Update

EA Sports has released the latest update for Madden 18, and it is now available for download on both the PS4 and Xbox One gaming consoles. The update includes a ton of big fixes and improvements. As always, the pros at Madden School are here to break down everything you need to know about the latest November Madden 18 update.

Major Updates

  • Added logic on all Game Styles so kick blocks no longer occur on “Perfect Kicks”
  • Adjusted pass blockers being hurdled too frequently by defenders
  • Fixed an issue that removed the VICIS helmets from offline CFM
  • Moved Pump Fake from Right Stick Up to Left Stick Click
  • Adjusted logic around QB Contain defensive assignment
  • Tuned to decrease block shedding in run blocking on All-Madden Simulation Game style
  • Tuned to improve tackling ball carriers during broken tackle animations

You can clearly see that there are some major changes here. The biggest is probably the change in Pump Fake controls. Competitive, online H2H players know the value of a well timed pump fake.

Other changes such as logic tunes for gameplay are also huge. In particular, the logic adjustment regarding defensive QB Contain defensive assignments is pretty vital and should make a difference. Recently, players who utilize scrambling QB’s have been more and more difficult to stop, even with the best and fastest of defenses. The QB contain is a big fix for competitive online players.

Here are the fixes and improvements to perhaps the two most popular and most played game modes–Franchise and MUT.


  • Made stability fixes
  • Fixed an issue that removed the VICIS helmets from offline CFM
  • Fixed multiple issues with depth chart logic with injured players
  • Improved stability in the Weekly Training drills in Franchise mode



  • Set Repeatable Limits – We can now set the amount of times you can complete a set
  • Set Timers – Timer displays on the Set that will tell you how much longer it will be available
  • Improved the look and feel of chemistry in the lineup screen and back of items

You can read all the details on the EA site.

Are there any issues that you see weren’t addressed by this major update? Anything in particular you’d like to see fixed? Share your thoughts and start the conversation in the comments section below.

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