Skip links
no shake blitz in Madden 13

Madden 13 Opening Day Patch: Goodbye Shake Blitz

no shake blitz in Madden 13

It has been confirmed by the EA Sports team that the shake blitz will be patched up with a release day patch.  For those of you who play NCAA Football 13, it will be patched in that game as well.  For those of you unaware of the shake blitz, it is essentially shifting your linebackers back and forth very quickly pre-snap so when the ball is snapped, they get a huge burst of speed and sack the quarterback insanely quick.  It was probably the most exploited defensive technique in Madden 12.  You will still be able to shift your linebackers in Madden 13 but there will just be a delay so you can’t do it repeatedly.

But that isn’t the only good news! Those of you who played the Madden 13 demo on All-Madden difficulty level probably noticed that your receivers were dropping a ridiculous amount of passes even when they were open.  This too will be patched on release date (August 28th).  All in all today has been a fantastic day for Madden fans and we must commend the fine folks at EA Sports for taking the community feedback and addressing it promptly.

Most of us here at already couldn’t wait to play Madden 13 and this news makes us want it even more.

Leave a comment

  1. I was hoping they would fix the catching before the game came out. The other thing that looks like it might be a problem is when you press Y (xbox) with a receiver he doesn’t react sometimes.

    1. I noticed that too, but then realized that you have to press the jump button a lot sooner than you did in previous Maddens.

      **Off the subject**
      I wish Madden would put the QB option of directing their receivers to get open instead of standing there for 2-3 seconds and not doing anything…ANY THOUGHTS???

      1. ummm, its been there? are you paying attention. Its the same as last year

  2. I’m excited for this patch! It was getting very frustrated for a wide open Vernon Davis to drop a Touchdown pass over and over and over. But what if your getting the game early? (Via EA Season Ticket) Will it be patched for us or will we have to wait the extra weekend?

  3. I just played the 13 demo on ps3 for the first time last night and I also noticed that when trying to user catch sometimes the receiver doesnt react when pressing TRIANGLE to catch the ball

  4. What about the crazy rate at which the computer breaks tackles. I played a game and Ahmad Bradshaw broke six tackles on one play. That game he had 6 rushes for 156 yards, 143 after first contact.

  5. The stafe issue with the CB’s and WR’s squaring up to the ball to box out a defender or offender, they don’t react fast enough and the running to the QB feels like there is a force field around him, good luck on getting huge sacks.

  6. I find one of the most frustrating things to be that in online play you cannot turn off the auto-strafe. Ridiculously easy to exploit tacklers around the corner because you know they’re going to square up. Why can we not turn this off in the options?

  7. Great now if they would patch madden tp fix franchise mode instead of the crap they have now everything would b fine

  8. What happen to the quick slant route to either side? I like the swing route but the slants toeither side should be brought back.