Madden 23 Update 1.02: August Title Update Patch Notes - Pass Block Changes and Bug Fixes

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We're essentially through the first month of the game and now we've received our Madden 23 update 1.02, the first of the year.

Within it was several fixes, however, one specific game mode was left out, Franchise Mode. This has a few players bewildered at the moment.

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Let's see what's changed and what we can expect going forward.

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Madden 23 Update 1.02

Released on August 29, 2022, Madden 23 Update 1.02 is our first update of the Madden year and EA rolled out a pretty large one.

It was a quick download, however, and we believe that is because Franchise Mode was left out. It was also announced on MaddenNFLDirect instead of the EAMaddenNFL Twitter account.

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Now, this could be one patch of many with a Gridiron Notes to follow in the upcoming days but at least this update fixed a few issues.

We're really hoping for a Madden 23 Franchise Mode update to happen in the near future considering this is a Title Update.

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Patch Note Details for 8/29 Update

Unfortunately, there wasn't anything adjusted at the moment for Franchise Mode, however, there were some key gameplay changes.

It's said that this was an update that was designed to target key fixes and that a Gridiron Notes would be released in the future.

Madden 23 Update 1.02
GAMEPLAY FIXES: Blocking was targeted during the most recent update
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The Madden 23 Update 1.02 targeted some of the pass blocking issues that the game has experienced, this should delight players.

Here are the changes:

  • Tuning to pass block locomotion for tackles to get deeper against edge pressure.
  • Improved end game flow.
  • Tuning and stability fixes.

We haven't played the game since the update but a few players have noticed a significant difference.

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August Title Update for Madden 23

Since this is our first title update many are scrutinizing Madden 23 Update 1.02 because it didn't target Franchise Mode.

EA hasn't confirmed or denied that the game mode will receive an update but it being left out is a bad sign.

Once the full Gridiron Notes are released we'll be sure to detail everything there is to know and whether Franchise Mode received any attention.