Madden 21: October Title Update - New Patch, X-Factor changes, Bench Press Meta & more

The October Title Update in Madden 21 is getting some new additions!

Here's all the details for the newest inclusions going live 8 October.

Latest News - New Update Adds to October Title Update

The newest update adding onto the October Title Update went live on 8 October.

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ANOTHER ONE: Madden 21 has yet another update to add new changes to the October Title Update

It features several changes to gameplay, including the Bench Press ability, bug fixes, and general gameplay stability improvements.

For Bench Press, the ability will no longer apply fatigue penalties on rushing plays. The fatigue impact for receivers getting pressed in man coverage is also reduced.

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For general gameplay improvements, the 'Ball Stuck in Hand' celebration will no longer trigger as often giving more variety, and Madden 21 Ultimate Team will retain your difficulty choice for MUT 21 Solo Challenges when pressing "Play Next Challenge".

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For bug fixes, some of the most prevalent players will love to see gone include user-controlled QBs throwing immediately following the snap, and an issue where HB Toss pitches would sometimes fall short resulting in a fumble.

Madden 21 Title Update Release Date

The Madden 21 October Title Update dropped on 2 October, and a new content update dropped on 8 October to add more changes.


X-Factor Abilities Avalanche and Unstoppable Force both received upgrades with Avalanche now applying to runners using cover ball and Unstoppable Force now applying to User-controlled defensive moves (non-engaged animations only).

They also mentioned the Bench Press meta so hopefully a fix is coming to that which will make it far less OP in Ultimate Team.

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FIX ME: Some gameplay tweaks still need to be made

Coverage improvements are coming to plays, including fixing zone drop coaching adjustments and some cover 4 plays.

The issue with OLBs in man coverage inapporpriately converting to QB spy is on the agenda, as is general improvements like ironing out zone/man tells.

Ultimate Team updates

EA will be fixing the import issues when creating a salary cap lineup.

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INCOMING: Hopefully the file size won't be too massive

They are also going to make some UI improvements to increase the readability of text.

Face of the Franchise

This mode is getting overall stability improvements, as well as fixing issues where some abilities would not unlock.

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