Madden 23: what’s new? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
With the 2022-23 NFL regular season fast approaching, that can only mean one thing: a new Madden game is here.
Madden NFL 23 is now live and available to play as fans can use their favorite players and teams to dominate the NFL landscape.
But with each release comes the question: what’s new in this year’s edition?
Let’s dive into all the new features of Madden NFL 23 and how you can optimize them for the best possible gaming experience:
What day is it Madden NFL 23 go out?
Madden NFL 23 released on Friday, so it’s available to buy to download and play now on consoles.
What are the new features of Madden NFL 23?
The marquee feature added to the game is called FieldSENSE, which aims to give players more control at every position when it comes to gang tackles, quarterback rushing, wide out coverage, better offensive line blocking and more. It’s a feature built into all game modes. There are also skill-based passes in quarterbacks, which work the same as pitchers in MLB: The Show.
In Franchise mode, the scouting and free agency features have also been revamped. Scouting players offer much more detailed information than area-level ratings, and free agent signings are more detailed as well. Factors such as roster depth, starting quarterback, state income tax and more all come into play, so trying to lure free agents to a team in California may require you to shell out more money to get the deal done.
In Ultimate Team, there is a new feature called Field Pass which will improve the game mode progression system. These passes include Season, Competitive and Ultimate Team program specific passes which can earn you more goodies as you play. The full list of Ultimate Team additions is available here.
East Madden NFL 23 cross-platform?
Unfortunately, as has been the case in recent years, Madden NFL 23 does not have a cross-platform function. You can only play the game with friends who are on the same console or platform as you. This could happen in a future Madden game, as EA Sports will have cross play in fifa 23with a release date set for September 27.
Do Madden NFL 23 do you have a pre-order bonus for Ultimate Team?
Yes, if users pre-ordered the game, they received a bonus that involves the Ultimate Team game mode. These bonuses include the right to choose two elite-level Ultimate Team players, one on offense and one on defense, the All-Madden Gear set for their players, and a “Madden Strategy Item” to help call plays.
Madden NFL 23 quarterback ratings
It’s no surprise to see Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady claim his throne as the highest-rated quarterback in Madden NFL 23. With Brady, here are the top 10:
- Tom Brady: 97
- Aaron Rodgers: 96
- Patrick Mahomes: 95
- Josh Allen: 92
- Joe Burrow: 90
- Dak Prescott: 89
- Justin Herbert: 88
- Lamar Jackson: 87
- Russell Wilson: 87
- Matthew Stafford: 86
You can see the full list of quarterback ratings here.
East Madden NFL 23 on the game pass?
Madden NFL 23 is not available on the Game Pass, but Xbox users who have signed up for EA Play are eligible for a 10 hour free trial.