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The Madden 24 community doesn’t agree all the time, but they can certainly unite in anger at EA Sports pretty frequently. That is once again the case as the subreddit has discovered a glitch that seems to have been present in previous iterations. According to one Redditor, this particular glitch dates back to Madden 22.
Madden community expresses frustration in devs as glitch returns
One Redditor took to the official r/Madden subreddit to share a glitch they’d uncovered that improperly scored the game. Despite having scored to take a 14-0 lead as evidenced by the live, in-game scoreboard, the box score showed a 7-0 scoreline despite the challenge the user took being successful.
The top comment on the post came from u/Beothegreat who pointed out that this particular scoring glitch has been around for the last three iterations. In Madden 24, Madden 23, and even Madden 22, the scoring glitch presented itself. The user went on to add that the “receiver also won’t get credit for the touchdown.”
That can matter tremendously with milestones, achievements, and more being dependent on statistical production. There are 90 total comments on the original post, with many of them expressing frustrations over the perceived laziness by EA Sports.
User Klutzy-Somewhere-544 believes that the longstanding nature of the bug means it’s likely never going away. Removing it might require a complex untangling of code, a journey EA may not want to undertake. As is often the refrain when the community finds Electronic Arts unsatisfactory, this user suggested a boycott.
The conversation eventually devolved into rampant complaints about the various issues with the game, most of which are frustrating bugs that interrupt or even end gameplay. EA does not have competition in the NFL space, but many players would like to see them do things a lot better.
Even at a lower price (the original poster complained that a $70 game had this insufferable bug), many members of the community do not feel like there’s been enough attention to justify a purchase. Even still, the game boasts tons of players that swallow the bugs so they can enjoy some NFL simulation.