madden 25 audible

The audible system in Madden 25 has been completely revamped from previous versions of the game.  Before most of you start crying over this change, it should be noted that the new audible system is about 500 times better than what we’ve had in previous Madden games.

To put it simply, you can only audible to formations which utilizes the same personnel package that you currently have on the field at the time.  To better demonstrate what this means, an example is provided below.

Say you come out in a formation with 1 tight end, 3 wide receivers, and 1 running back. When you go to audible at that point, you will only be allowed to audible to a play that uses that same personnel group.  So you can audible from shotgun normal (a formation that uses 1 tight end, 3 wide receivers, and 1 running back) to singleback ace y-trips (another formation that uses 1 tight end, 3 wide receivers, and 1 running back).  You will not be able to audible to something like I-form tight because that uses a different personnel group (2 tight ends, 2 running backs, and 1 wide receiver).

In previous games, you could audible to any formation you choose even if that formation called for 2 running backs, 2 tight ends, and 1 wide receiver.  This created all sorts of mismatches with gamers able to get wide receivers lined up as running backs or wide receivers lined up as tight ends.

The same audible system will apply to the defense as well so those of you who used to come out in quarters normal and shifting to a 46 bear will have to find something different.

The new audible system in Madden 25 may take some practice getting used to, but it will almost certainly eliminate some questionable tactics seen in user vs user games and marks another giant step forward for the Madden franchise.

Are you happy about this change or would you rather have the old audible system back?  Let us know in the comments section below.


  • Can you explain how this will work with custom playbooks? If I am reading it correctly, I won’t really have to worry about global audibles anymore.

    My question is how similar will this be to the NCAA demo audible system? When you choose a play on NCAA 14, you can audible to other formations that require the same personnel, and you basically have all of the plays in that set available to you.

    In M25, will you be able to build a custom book where you can edit the plays within a particular set that are available if you are using the right personnel while moving between formations? It looks on some of the E3 videos like there is still the use of buttons to select certain audibles instead of being able to scroll through the entire set of plays like the NCAA demo. Do you know then if we will be able to designate those quick audibles for every formation in our custom book?


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