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Madden NFL 18 February Update

Madden NFL 18 developers at EA Sports are continuing the practice of listening to the communities of Madden players and updating the game throughout the year.  Below is a list of items from the patch on February 28, 2018.  This patch addresses an item concern with "running vs weak box" where up to 5 defensive linemen were pancaked simultaneously as a result of a small personnel on the defensive line and defenses using the pass commit adjustment in addition to others.  Check out the patch list below:

To ensure Madden is the best game possible, title updates are deployed by the Madden Development Team to add features to the game after launch and to tune gameplay based on community feedback. Here is a detailed breakdown of what’s included in the latest title update now live in Madden NFL 18.

Gameplay Updates

  • Added logic so that the Weak Box exploit manager does not trigger vs. AI-controlled opponents (penalty results in frequent pancake blocks by the offense)
  • Addressed an issue causing QBs with the Gunslinger Ability to throw touch passes instead of bullet passes
  • Addressed an issue that would occasionally prevent ball carriers from being tackled directly following a broken tackle animation
  • Addressed an issue causing defenders to occasionally give up on the play during some broken tackle animations
  • Addressed the jumping sideline catch animation that would often force players to land out of bounds
  • Added a fix to disable the 10-second runoff when the team that is winning takes a penalty with less than a minute left in the half or game
  • Added fixes to aggressive pass rush to help ensure defenders have a chance to jump offsides no matter what formation the defense comes out in (including Nickel 3-3-5)

    Developer Note: The Weak Box exploit manager was introduced this year to encourage players to better match the offensive personnel on the field when trying to defend the run, especially heavy run sets with eight or more run blockers inside the tackle box. Due to a lot of valuable feedback from our players, we discovered the AI could get hit by this inadvertently which was never the intent of the exploit manager. The new logic will prevent it from occurring when playing AI opponents moving forward.


  • Addressed stability issues

Madden Ultimate Team

  • Added a new tab called Ultimate League to the Ultimate Team Main Menu that will be focused on the upcoming Madden Championship Series Ultimate League event – follow the tournament, learn about the competitors, check the viewing schedule, and watch live all from this convenient new screen
  • Added a new tab called Team Visuals to the Ultimate Team Lineup screen that will allow you to choose which Head Coach and Uniforms are brought into game. and allows you to get the Chemistry boost from your Zero Chill uniforms equipped on the Team Strategy tab while wearing the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Color Rush uniforms equipped on the Team Visuals tab
  • Addressed an issue where not all the Chemistry boosts were showing up on the Lineup Screen.

      Dev Note: After speaking with the competitors in Madden Ultimate League, the regular season and early playoff rounds will be played on the previous title update (TU9), in order to provide sufficient and equal practice opportunities. The competition will use the current title update (TU10) for the Madden Bowl.

Madden NFL 18 is available now on the PS4 and Xbox One. For more about Madden NFL 18 - see


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