Madden 23 officially released last week on August 19 and if you’ve spent any time with the game, then you’re probably well aware of how desperately we need the first Title Update to come. Madden 23 is riddled with bugs and glitches that impact all aspects of the game. From Franchise to Face of the Franchise to Ultimate Team, you’re bound to encounter some sort of problem.
The internet is rife with players reporting various bugs and other issues. A quick search on Madden 23’s forums reveals a lengthy list of bugs impacting all the various game modes.
There’s reports of the game freezing. There’s a bug in which teams let their top-tier players (Nick Bosa, Justin Jefferson, Justin Herbert, Derrick Henry and dozens of others) hit free agency. There’s another bug in Face of the Franchise where you reportedly can’t re-sign a new contract after the first season.
I’ve personally encountered a bug in Franchise mode in which my game was being played as if it were a practice. And when I exited, it had simulated the result of my game.
Note: I’ve since discovered that the “simulated” results were actually recorded from what I had played up to in the game before I quit, which had appeared as if it were a practice. There was no play clock, no bottom ticker, no score or game score appearing.
These are massive, game-breaking problems plaguing Madden 23. And, honestly, it’s inexcusable (although at this point expected).
And I haven’t even gotten to the countless number of graphical glitches. But you can find some hilarious examples on social media.
So what can we do? Hopefully, the game’s first official Title Update will iron out many of these problems and fix the game-breaking bugs.
When is the September Title Update coming?
Although EA did release an update last week, it was mostly updating rosters. Unfortunately, the developer hasn’t announced when it will be releasing the first major Title Update for Madden 23 — the one that will hopefully address many of the aforementioned issues. Nor do we know what kind of fixes it will contain, so we don’t even know if these game-breaking bugs will be resolved anytime soon.
In the past, the first Title Update for Madden typically arrives in late August/early September. For Madden 22, the first major Title Update came on September 2. So we can probably expect something similar for Madden 23.
Hopefully, the first major Title Update, which will likely be referred to as Title Update #1 or #2, to come sometime in the first week of September. When it does come, you’ll likely have to restart your Franchise or any other major mode (Ultimate Team should be safe) in order to apply the fixes. So if you’re buying Madden 23 in hopes of playing Franchise, you should probably hold off on starting the game mode until many of these reported issues are addressed by EA.
It should be noted that the Title Update is different than the Week 1 roster update, which will also likely release in early September.