It’s been a rocky start this year for Madden 23. Madden games of the past have been known to have their fair share of bugs and glitches around launch, but EA tends to iron those out quickly. We reported earlier this month about issues with the Competitive Field Pass, and now things seem to be reaching a boiling point for some in the Madden NFL community. A number of developers – both big and small in the Madden community – are coming together under the #packstrike hashtag to freeze their spend.
A number of well-known Madden and MUT content creators, including Zirksee, Mills and Gutfoxx, are calling for a change from EA on a number of issues.
Most of the demands are focused on making sure everything players spend money on makes sense. In particular, Zirksee recommends making rerolls better so players can spend Training Points and making sure the people who spend on the biggest bundles are actually getting all the parts they need. And these individuals are also pushing for an overhaul of the BND system so that these items can be included in sets rather than stuck in your binder.
As mentioned, this isn’t the first issue Madden 23 has encountered since it launched last month. A few weeks earlier, EA had a number of issues related to not tracking cumulative stats for the Competitive Field Pass. This culminated in a temporary gate of MUT, but the issue was resolved after a few hours.
However, these problems did not stop Madden NFL 23 from selling. The NPD Group this week released sales information for the Video game industry in Augustand Madden 23 was the top title of the month.