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Madden 22 Franchise Mode: Where is the Scouting Update? - Gridiron Notes details

Madden 22 has been in the hands of players for weeks, and did plenty of things to expand on Franchise Mode.

But the biggest change that Franchise Mode players have been looking forward to is still to come, the Scouting Update. Which we finally have news about!

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With an initial release date of September, where is the Madden 22 Franchise Scouting Update? And when can you expect it?

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LATEST - Franchise Mode Scouting Update on the way

We've finally received news surrounding the Franchise Mode Scouting Update that we've all been waiting for. Unfortunately, it'll come as part of a Title Update in mid-October.

The news was revealed in the Gridiron Notes released on September 17th that detailed some of the adjustments coming to Scouting.

In the details, it explains some features you'll see after restarting your Franchise:

  • A full scouting department
  • In-depth scouting reports including player physicals, traits, and ratings
  • News content that will move players up or down the media big board, impacting draft stock
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Madden 22 Franchise Mode Scouting Update

The Scouting Update is a huge sell for Franchise Mode in Madden 22, and while EA announced early that it would be a post-launch addition, players are getting anxious that it still hasn't arrived.

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DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH: The Scouting Update promises unparalleled depth to Madden 22 Franchise Mode

This is because the Madden 22 Scouting Update was given an expected September release date, but as of Wednesday, September 15th, we still have no word on its progress.

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This has led to many fearing that the Madden 22 Scouting Update for Franchise Mode might be delayed.

READ MORE: Madden 22 Review: Are Franchise Changes a Touchdown or Fumble?

Will the Scouting Update be delayed?

Madden 22 has had a lot of action since release - including some powerful MUT 22 sets with the return of Team of the Week, a huge September Title Update, and an upcoming roster update to adjust ratings in line with the NFL season.

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WHAT'S NEXT?: EA have given no assurances that the Scouting Update is on schedule for Madden 22

All of these things could mean that EA may have to delay the Madden 22 Scouting Update. After all, if things were on track, why haven't we seen any of its features since before launch day?

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In the end, whether or not the Madden 22 Scouting Update is delayed, the launch process has left players with more questions than answers, and as a result, nervous about the future of Franchise Mode.

This of course just one year after the infamous #FixMaddenFranchise movement made a significant impact on the development outlook of the Madden series.

And if things aren't handled well, players may very well look to take to Twitter once again to share their discontent.

READ MORE: Every Madden 22 Home Field Advantage

September Title Update

EA follows a regular pattern of monthly Title Updates for Madden, and Madden 22 is no different so far.

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LEGENDARY: Madden 22 Campus Mode has made quite a wave this month

Instead of just one release a month, however, EA will add regular small updates to the bigger monthly Title Update through the month, and this will continue to be the case with the Madden 22 September Title Update.

For now, the September Title Update has targeted some major Franchise Mode bugs like incorrect scoring after played games - so EA is clearly still dedicated to improving the game mode over time.

READ MORE: Madden 22 Campus Mode Revives NCAA Gameplay