Madden 22 has been out for some time now, and updates have been made to Franchise Mode. It seems as if EA is trying to stick to it's promise of fixing the franchise.
Some of these changes, include new events and newer players are having trouble navigating them. In an effort to help, we decided to come up with a Madden 22 Franchise Guide for beginners.
Here's our Madden 22 Franchise Mode survival guide, with tips and tricks for beginners and the latest event being brought to the game.
LATEST - Bo Jackson is on his way to Madden 22
EA always finds a way to get their players excited about the latest events and game modes. We now know that legend Bo Jackson is on his way to Madden 22 by way of a new event!
The event is titled "Bo Knows: The Legend Returns" and will debut on November 19, 2021. Unfortunately we don't have many more details outside from.
One of the ways they could bring Bo Jackson into Madden 22 is by introducing him into The Yard or possibly in MUT 22.
Either way, we'll see on Friday exactly how Bo Jackson will be involved in Madden 22 and how you'll be able to play with him.
What's New in Madden 22 Franchise Mode?
Depending on which platform you're playing on, you'll have different experiences with new Madden 22 features. For next gen players, elements like next gen stats and player behavior will be a bit different than current gen players. Otherwise, however, Franchise Mode is a universal experience this year.
In Madden 22, Franchise Mode offers tons of new strategic depth.
For starters, new coordinator systems let you expand the coaching of your team in Franchise Mode to specialists, and even further, these specialists have talent trees you can customize as they gain experience.
Along with this, a new weekly strategy and game planning expand your control over your team's approach to each new opponent.
What to Do First in Madden 22 Franchise Mode
Madden 22 Franchise mode has many more things to manage this year. Here's where you should start!
Pick the right team for you
In Madden 22 Franchise Mode, you'll first want to choose a team that's the best fit for you. This could mean in playstyle, roster construction, financial situation, or even simply picking your favorite team.
For those looking for a challenge, teams like the New York Jets and the Detroit Lions can really make you work for those wins with challenging cap decisions and limited resources.
For those looking for an easy road, teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens come stacked with talent that can make an impact for years to come.
Establish your direction
In football, like in all professional sports, the goal is to end the season as the last team standing. In pursuit of championships, middling or declining teams may have to make some rash decisions to begin the rebuilding process.
Similarly, contending teams may find it valuable to trade future resources for current assets for that final push to winning it all.
With this it's important to establish your roster building strategy from day one to make sure you're moving in the right direction for your situation.
Form your staff
Your coaches are massively important, and as a new addition in Madden 22, it will take some getting used to.
To mold your team how you see fit, you'll need to put together the right coaching staff to help you along. Further than just the coaches themselves, it's important to also manage their direction via talent trees.
Whether you're shaping up as a defensive powerhouse or an air raider, some of your most valuable acquisitions will be the staff that can help you make it happen.
Adjust your playbook
If your direction doesn't match with your playbook, it could be best to change it altogether. On offense if you're looking for a pass-heavy playstyle, look no further than the New England Patriots playbook. If you're looking to smash the ball through with the run, consider the Las Vegas Raiders playbook.
On the defensive side, if you're leaning toward a 4-3 base to your defense, the San Francisco 49ers have some great options in their playbook, and to lean into 3-4, consider the Kansas City Chiefs.
Make best use of your cap space (and free agency)
Managing your cap space is the real secret to success in Franchise Mode. By avoiding or dumping bad contracts and looking for value where you can, you can bring any team up from the mud to the top of the table.
This includes making best use of the Free Agency early on, which offers some talented players like Mitchell Schwartz at 91 OVR for just $6.15 million. If these talented free agents don't slot well into your team, they still work as amazing trade pieces (for instance Mitchell Schwartz and most any first round draft pick can net you Jalen Ramsay at 99 OVR with ease.)
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Patch Notes plan to fix the bugs in Franchise
If you've been playing Franchise Mode you've likely noticed that there have been some gameplay hiccups.
While most of these occur in Face of the Franchise, we've seen some reports that these glitches have trickled into Franchise Mode as well. The most common is the game freezing after halftime.
Some people have found that uninstalling and reinstalling the game can fix the bug, but that hasn't been confirmed by EA as a "sure fix".
However, in one of the upcoming patch updates you can find these fixes:
- Made visual updates to uniform and field issues in Franchise
- Applied various bug fixes to Franchise
- General bug fixes and performance improvements
For more information on the upcoming patches and bug fixes, head here!
New Madden 22 Roster Update
The latest Madden 22 roster update was highlighted Baker Mayfield receiving a positive adjustment to his Madden 22 rating.
Mayfield wasn't the only player that received a boost to his rating as plenty of great performers from Week 9 seen a boost to their Madden 22 overall.
If you're looking to see the rest of the players that received an adjustment we've got the full list for you right here.
If you'd like to read more about our MUT 22 Beginners Guide, follow this link!