Madden NFL 21 has received some of the lowest aggregate review scores in years for the series–although that hasn’t stopped the game from selling very well. One of the main criticisms levelled at EA’s latest is that Franchise mode has remained stagnant for another year, with no notable improvements or new additions. Following fan feedback, EA is looking to change that by releasing three planned post-launch Franchise updates.
The first of these has a targeted mid-November release window and will address a number of community requests. The studio has also ensured that all planned updates for Franchise mode won’t require you to restart a Franchise to have access to any of the new additions.
X-Factor/Superstar ability customization is one of the most highly requested features included in the first update. This will allow commissioners to assign X-Factor and Superstar abilities to any player using the edit player feature. A player will need to meet the criteria to unlock one of these abilities first, but once they do you can edit their X-Factor and Superstar abilities by selecting from those available within their position group. Users will have control over this functionality in both offline and online Franchises.