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It’s been a rough start out of the gate this year for Madden 23. Madden games of the past have been known to contain their fair share of glitches and bugs around launch, but EA tends to fix them quickly. Earlier this month we reported on issues with the Competitive Field Pass , and now it seems things are reaching a boiling point among some in the Madden NFL community. A number of creators – both large and small in the Madden community – are joining together for a spending freeze under the hashtag “#packstrike.”
A number of notable Madden and MUT content creators, including Zirksee, Mills and Gutfoxx, are calling for a change from EA on a number of issues.
The requirements are primarily focused on ensuring that everything the players spend on actually makes sense. In particular, Zirksee recommends making Rerolls better so that players are able to spend training points and make sure that the people who spend on the biggest bundles actually get all the pieces they need. And these people are also pushing for an overhaul of the BND system so that these items can go in sets instead of being stuck in your binder.
As previously mentioned, this isn’t the first issue to appear for Madden 23 since the title launched last month. A few weeks prior, EA had a number of issues with how cumulative stats were not being tracked for the Competitive Field Pass. This culminated in a temporary gate to the MUT, but the problem was resolved after a few hours.
However, these issues did not stop Madden NFL 23 from selling. The NPD Group this week published sales information for the video game industry over Augustand Madden 23 was the top title of the month.