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Madden 19 Launch Title Patch Update

Madden 19 is officially out for those with EA Access, and though not everyone has had a chance to play EA’s latest installment, the first patch has arrived.  This is great news for those who played the beta, as a lot of the issues users were experiencing, are now fixed.

EA does a great job of listening to the community and improving the product in a timely manner.  This just goes to show you that no matter how you feel about the game, EA listens to the community.

Here are the key highlights from today’s Madden 19 Patch Update.

Key Highlights:

  • Authenticity: Updated various stadium exteriors, player likenesses/bodies, rosters and coaches
  • Real Player Motion: Improved Pre-Play QB Signatures, Players’ Acceleration rates and AI-controlled ball carriers’ usage of the One-Cut mechanic
  • Franchise: Tuned rookie generation to better match the base rosters & skill point progression for better league balance
  • Commentary: Added additional commentary for Franchise, MUT Solo Challenges, and more player specific content for the Legends and Rookies
  • Soundtrack: YG “Big Bank” track updated

Change Log:

  • General stability and quality improvements

Franchise Updates:

  • Tuned generated rookies to now have traits that are similar to base rosters
  • Tuned the frequency of high OVR rookies generated in the draft
  • Increased regression for some positions to maintain a more realistic league turnover rate
  • Increased XP cost of skill points for younger players, and reduced XP cost for higher OVR players
  • Tuned XP earned from training, awards, and goals to increase XP gain for rising stars
  • Reduced frequency of injuries
  • Reduced simulated game score results during the preseason for better realism
  • Tuned post game Snapshot logic to reduce shots of idle players and empty space

Visual Updates:

  • Resolved a bug where the camera POV would exit the stadium 
  • Updated various stadium exteriors, player likenesses/bodies, rosters and coaches
  • Updated face likeness for the following players:
    • San Francisco 49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo
    • Buffalo Bills’ QB Josh Allen
    • Arizona Cardinals’ QB Josh Rosen
    • Baltimore Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson
    • New York Jets’ QB Sam Darnold
    • New York Giants’ RB Saquon Barkley
    • Kansas City Chiefs’ WR Tyreek Hill
    • Philadelphia Eagles’ K Jake Elliott
    • New Orleans Saints’ LB Alex Anzalone
    • Baltimore Ravens’ TE Hayden Hurst

Gameplay Updates:

  • Tuned Acceleration rate so players can hit their top speed faster
  • Fixed an issue to make QB Pre-Play audio when using hot routes to bluff on running plays
  • Fixed Pass Interference penalties not being called when a defender would use the cut stick mechanic vs. a receiver while running his route – this applies to all Game Styles and difficulty levels
  • Added ability to view Team TD Celebrations when playing online
  • Added coverage logic to better defend passes to the flats
  • Fixed an issue causing AI-controlled ball carriers to repeatedly use the one-cut mechanic during the same play
  • Fixed an issue to make the Audibles on the Fly interface update dynamically
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing users from loading into game with their selected playbook when not using an active profile
  • Fixed cases of players giving up on the play after a failed attempt at a fumble recovery
  • Fixed fumbled tosses on the following plays: I Form Pro FB Fake HB Flip, Gun Trips TE Speed Option, I Form Pro HB Toss
  • Tuned to decrease the frequency of defensive wins vs. double team blocks on zone plays
  • Fixed a missed handoff on Wildcat Trips Over Jet Sweep
  • Fixed issues with pre-play pass blocking adjustment interface that caused players to get stuck in the menu
  • Fix for blockers on kick return sometimes forming an illegal wedge, per new NFL kickoff rules
  • Fixed an issue causing players to repeatedly knock the ball out during fumble recoveries
  • Fixed an issue around the camera pointing in the wrong direction during Extra Points and Field Goals
  • Fixed an issue that caused receivers to go into a pass block assignment when running curl routes or after being sent in motion
  • Fix for defensive linemen constantly shifting back and forth when using defensive line adjustments in pre-play
  • Fix for receivers and/or defenders warping out of catch interactions
  • Fix for receivers running backwards after catching WR Screen passes
  • After watching you play the game and listening to your Beta feedback, we increased the speed of the QB pre-play animations and added some more clock-driven context around them while maintaining the integrity of our new approach.  You can read about the QB Signatures in further detail in our earlier Gameplay Deep Dive.
    • Tuned to make player transitions smoother from the huddle break to the line of scrimmage
    • Added functionality for QBs’ pre-play animations to speed up when there is either 10 seconds or less on the play clock, or the game clock when it’s running – under these circumstances, all QB adjustments will use Hot Route animations only
    • Tuned to increase the speed of QB pre-play animations
    • Added functionality for one free pre-play adjustment when breaking the huddle – the QB will not use an animation if an adjustment is called right after the huddle break

PC Updates:

  • Resolved an issue that  would cause keyboard and mouse users to log out of their Origin account  when entering Exhibition modes

What are your thoughts on Madden 19?  Let us know in the comment section below.

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Nathaniel Jones
Nathaniel Jones
5 years ago

Best madden thus far

Jermel
Jermel
5 years ago

You need to fix the way you always cheat the Steelers every year it never fails to happen. I really considering not even playing or buying madden no more. I have yet to score with Antonio Brown his rating says 99 but he is playing like 59 he don’t get separation he is trying to catch every deep pass with one hand and he is dropping everything in traffic. I’m watching Green Bay team every year I see Cobb better than most wr and he hasn’t had a good year in 5 year he shouldn’t be rated in the 80. I’m watching Adams make one catch and playing like the best wide receiver on the game Madden you’re starting to get out of its no way possible that y’all are watching any NFL game if you are that means you are bieas and just show love to the teams and players you like if that’s the case let somebody who isn’t bieas do the game. Nix pro bowl 70 not fair. Heyward all pro 89 not fair Juju had a great rookie year 80 not fair Cobb should be a 73 then not fair Green Bay gives up more sacks and there line blocks better than Steelers not fair man y’all need to do better

Gord
Gord
5 years ago

The run game is pathetic. Every defensive player blows up every blocker. Several games of finished with negative rushing. Even rigged the run blocking to 100 and still couldn’t pick up a block to save my life. Annoy to the point of I won’t play again until it’s addressed. Very annoying.
Also annoying that every defensive player uses the hit stick against you and if they touch you while you try and make a catch it’s a drop 100% of the time.

Todd Sibley REDRUM4LYFE
Todd Sibley REDRUM4LYFE
5 years ago

Continue to work on the movement of the players with ball and without to enhance game flow and smoothness of play! Great job so far will start online grinding Mon 13,2018 go Gmen!

Kenny Breese
Kenny Breese
5 years ago

Just bought a PS4 downloaded madden tried getting online and it keeps saying I need to download patch but it doesn’t give me the option

Jesse smith
Jesse smith
5 years ago

Many games now have ended do to my team NOT coming to line of scrimage. I have called timout i have skipped ahead in game and anthing else i can think of byt still players will go away from line after huddle on this gm glitch. Online games and offline Please FIX

DMAC2102
DMAC2102
5 years ago

How is Madden authentic when you have game sliders and game helpers…. shouldn’t you be able to adjust the game sliders and game helpers during gameplay..just like coaching adjustments… to counteract an opponent… or take them out altogether… just a thought…

Alford Arnold Jr.
Alford Arnold Jr.
5 years ago

I just want to know is anyone else having the issue where my user LB is not reacting when i press triangle for Interceptions, the ball is going straight through the player to the WR.

Sam
Sam
5 years ago

When I throw a sideline ball the receivers are making no effort to get 2 feet in, they just continue their strides. Also my kick returners can’t accelerate after receiving the ball

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