Madden 18 Update Is Now Live, Addresses Kickoff Exploit, AI Issues & More

Get ready for a new year of Madden 18, which starts with a January Title Update. This addresses the kickoff exploit and polishes the AI’s ability to carry the ball and deal with fake-outs.

Read up on the full list of patch notes here:

Gameplay Updates

Substantial reduction to fake-outs for user controlled defenders when defending ball carrier special moves

Slight reduction to fake-outs for AI controlled defenders when defending ball carrier special moves

Addressed an issue that was causing some AI controlled ball carriers to move slowly and/or not perform special moves

Tuned to decrease range of width on kickoffs to address the kickoff exploit that could force returners out of bounds inside their own five-yard line

Developer Note: Players have given us feedback that they’d like more control when clicked-on to a defender in pursuit. We wanted to provide more opportunities for both user-controlled and AI-controlled defenders to make tackles vs. jukes and spins.

What do you want to see from Madden 18 this year? Let us know.

Source: EA Sports

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