Madden NFL 16 Gets First Major Patch on PS4 and Xbox One

See the changelog here.


EA Sports on Wednesday pushed out the first patch for Madden NFL 16, which addresses a number of issues across general gameplay, the Connected Franchise mode, and Madden Ultimate Team.

Specifically, the title update fixes an issue where AI defenders would get strange encroachment penalties. It also addresses general gameplay bugs, possibly including this invisible defender glitch. In addition, today's patch fixes a handful of problems with Madden NFL 16's Connected Franchise, including an issue where some free agents would vanish from the free agent pool.

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The Connected Franchise bugs were so bad that developers at EA Tiburon actually advised not starting the mode until the patch was released.

EA Sports notes that the patch is available today for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but there is no word on when it may be released for last-generation consoles or PC.

The full September 9 Madden NFL 16 patch notes are below. For more on Madden NFL 16, check out GameSpot's review.


  • Addressed issue where AI defenders would get encroachment penalties after random huddle breaks and occasionally during the no-huddle offense
  • Addressed rare issue where receivers were called down by contact even when they weren't being touched
  • Addressed quarterback locomotion warps on certain drop backs

Connected Franchise

  • Addressed issue where players could receive over 100 confidence resulting in a short-term attribute boost
  • Improved regression tuning for offensive linemen
  • Tuned rookie deep accuracy rating
  • Tuned supersim stats where pocket quarterbacks were generating too many rushing attempts
  • Addressed issue where team could sign elite free agents for a low amount
  • Addressed issue where some free agents would disappear from the free agent pool

Madden Ultimate Team

  • Addressed a rare issue where certain items would not have an image


  • Addressed issue where the commentary line and presentation would repeat for a quarterback who returned from injury
  • Addressed a crash that could occur when using multiple controllers
  • Addressed a crash that could occur when exiting a game and the background video would continue to loop
  • Addressed general bugs and stability issues

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