Madden NFL 21 Update 1.20 patch notes

Madden NFL 21 Update 1.20 patch notes

Madden NFL 21 Update 1.20 patch notes


  • Gameplay tuning and bug fixes
  • 4 new superstar abilities
  • 3 new X-Factor readers
  • 12 new superstar players
  • Avatar Personalization UI Improvements

Gameplay updates

  • Fixed an issue where the ball speed would not always reach the desired speed on some specific QB pass animations
  • Adjusted to improve the reaction of deep end defenders to single-receiver side route crossings for highly rated defenders
  • Adjusted to slow linebackers' reaction time in coverage of the man against QB
  • Fixed a run-block targeting issue with the Gun Wing Flex Wk Inside Zone game
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused QBs to appear to use an underpressure pass without actually being under pressure
  • New Superstar Abilities and Superstar X-Factor Update, based on NFL player performance up to this point in the 2020 NFL Season
  • Fixed an issue that caused defenders of covering humans from a 'block and release' RB to sometimes instantly switch their assignments to blitz when they saw the RB start to block, leaving the RB uncovered once it runs its course thereafter

Newly Added Superstar Abilities

  • Film study - Defenders with this ability will have a full view of the games the offense has performed 5 times per quarter; via the coach's camera.
    • DEV NOTE: Based on the feedback we received from the Madden 21 beta, we've reworked this ability to provide more balance in our multiple game modes. One of those tweaks is based on players telling us that it was too easy for the ability to activate, which makes it too powerful. In response, the ability will now require a varying number of repeated offensive play calls before activating. This number will increase or decrease based on the current quarter as well as the game's quarter length settings, with the required amount always displayed via X-Factor Vision in pre-game. In addition, the defender's knowledge of these repeated plays will be wiped out at the end of a quarter, giving the offense a little more leeway in the way it executes its play.
  • Backlash - Ball carriers with this ability will incur increased fatigue penalties against their tackle when tackled via a non-conservative tackle.
  • Recovery - Players with this ability will recover from the effects of fatigue at an increased rate between games.
  • Honorary lineman - Non-offensive linemen with this ability will frequently gain impact blocks when blocking defensive backs on the pitch

New X-Factor players

  • Alvin Kamara, Saints:
    • Satellite X-Factor
    • Juke Box
  • Lavonte David, boucaniers:
    • Exécuter Stuffer X-Factor
    • Deflator
  • DeForest Buckner, Colts:
    • Unstoppable force x factor
    • Inside

New superstar players

  • DK Metcalf, Seahawks:
    • Elite deep
    • Red zone threat
  • Terry McLaurin, Washington football team:
    • Deep within the elite
    • External apprentice
  • Aaron Jones, Packers:
    • Backfield incompatibility
    • Recovery
  • Calvin Ridley, Falcons:
    • Elite in the middle
    • External apprentice
  • Darren Waller, Raiders:
    • TE apprentice
    • Elite short
  • Jamison Crowder, Jets:
    • Elite midfielder
  • Brian Burns, Panthers:
    • Speedster
    • Strip specialist
  • Myles Jack, Jaguars:
    • Surpassed
    • Deflator
  • Jessie Bates III, Bengals:
    • Deep In Zone KO
    • Acrobat
  • Ali Marpet, buccaneers:
    • List it Now
    • Secure protector
  • Jonathan Allen, Washington football team:
    • Inside
    • Run Stopper
  • Josh Allen, Bills:
    • Quickly draw
    • Escape artist

Single addition

Derrick Henry, Titans

  • Backlash (NEW CAPACITY)

Superstar demotions

  • The following players have been demoted from X-Factors to Superstars
    • Drew Brees, Saints - Professional Reading Ability Removed
    • Calais Campbell, Ravens - Unstoppable force and abolished on-board threat capabilities.
  • The following players are no longer superstars, losing all of their abilities
    • Demarcus Lawrence, Cowboys
    • Rob Gronkowski, boucaniers
    • Zach Ertz, Eagles
    • YOU Hilton, Colts
    • Justin Simmons, Broncos
    • Matt Ryan, Falcons
    • Julian Edelman, Patriots
    • Carson Wentz, Eagles
    • Ryan Kerrigan, Washington football team
    • Courtland Sutton, Broncos

Court updates

  • Stability improvements

Superstar KO Updates

  • Stability improvements

User experience (UX) updates

  • Users can now link directly from the Avatar personalization screens directly to the Vanity Story by clicking on the store ad or pressing Y / Triangle while viewing individual items

Madden NFL 21 is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A Next Generation Version of the Game Comes to PS5 and Xbox Series X | S December 4. For more information on this update, visit the official Madden NFL 21 website.

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