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01 Apr 2021

Madden 22 Franchise Mode to Add New Coaching Depth

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Latest - Madden 21 April Title Update

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Madden 22 Franchise Mode

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Madden 21 Post-Release Updates

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What's next for Franchise Mode?

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Madden 22 leaks new coaching features

With updates slowly winding down for Madden 21, the hype is building towards things like this year's Madden 22 Franchise Mode.

With major push from players with the #FixMaddenFranchise campaign, it appears EA Sports has heard the call and could make the beloved game mode better than ever in Madden 22.

Here's everything we know so far about Madden 22 Franchise Mode.

Latest - Madden 21 April Title Update

While we saw some major changes and good signs for Franchise Mode with the March Title Update, it looks like things will be much less intensive moving forward for Madden 21.

The latest April Title Update detailed some gameplay fixes and addressed bugs on both current and next gen consoles, but otherwise not much was done.

Hopefully, that means EA Sports has shifted their core focus towards things like Madden 22 Franchise Mode, which may look better with this game than it has in years.

READ MORE: Madden 21 April Title Update makes gameplay fixes

Madden 22 Franchise Mode

With #FixMaddenFranchise having seen major periods trending on Twitter, it remains one of the most beloved and criticized parts of the Madden series.

We've seen some of the most beloved features leave Franchise Mode over the years, but Madden 22 may finally be looking to remedy those mistakes.

Madden 21 screenshot
OVERTIME: Franchise Mode continues to see new updates

In a previous Madden 21 update, EA noted that coaching and staff management, scouting improvements, new scenario engine enhancements, a new team chemistry system, and commissioner tools improvements were all things they are exploring for Madden 22.

Madden 21 Post-Release Updates

The developers have been committed to improving Madden 21 since the game launched, and that included a third and final update releasing with a focus on Franchise Mode.

Trade logic, player value improvements, draft pick values, and team philosophy value differences were all some of the changes made in the latest update.

READ MORE: Madden 21 lands on EA Play

Madden 22 looks like it will carry on the new standard set as developers keep improving the game after it launches, so we're sure to see updates in the months after release.

What's next for Franchise Mode?

If their previous update is any indication, we might see more leaks or vague details revealing pieces of how Madden 22's Franchise Mode will come together.

Madden 21 screenshot image
CALL AN AUDIBLE: Developers need to listen to fans and make changes

Based on the immediate response to the leaked Staff Management system, EA Sports could take that cue and continue trickling out bits and pieces of information in the build to the release of Madden 22.

The development cycle for Madden 22 should be ramping up as well, since the most recent Madden 21 update was their third and final for Franchise Mode.

READ MORE: All the contenders to be Madden 22 Cover Athlete

The next news we hear about Madden just might be about Madden 22.

Madden 22 leaks new coaching features

The biggest piece of information known so far about Madden 22 dropped recently along with the Madden 21 March Title Update.

In the background of a short video from Madden NFL Executive Producer Seann Graddy, you can see a Staff Management system on his screen.

Madden 22 Staff Management screen from screenshot in Madden 21 Franchise Update video
NEW LEAKS: Staff Management headed to Madden 22

As seen above, the Staff Management screen shows the ability to hire a particular Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator for your Franchise, in addition to a Head Coach. These coaches will also have talent trees, offering a ton of new depth to running your staff.

This is something players have been hoping to see added to Franchise Mode for years, and it looks like it's finally coming to Madden 22.

READ MORE: Madden 21 March Title Update hits Franchise Mode

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