'Madden NFL 19' August Update: Complete Changes

The first big update for Madden NFL 19 is now available and EA Sports has brought a lot of changes to it's annual football game.

According to the official Madden 19 page, post-launch updates will add features to tune gameplay based on community feedback. EA is also asking for fans to continue to report things they think need to be adjusted with future updates.

Some highlights of the Madden 19 August update include changes to the Hit Stick as well as bug fixes in Madden Ultimate Team. Another change fixes commentary when referring to the Chargers.

Madden 19 commentary referred to the West Coast team as the San Diego Chargers, not Los Angeles. Also, certain players have received better likeness' on their models.

Here is a portion of the Madden 19 August update changes, the rest can be found on the official Madden site.

  • Gameplay
    • New Hit Stick Formula
    • Less defensive knockouts vs. possession catch
    • Play Action pass blocking upgrade
  • Franchise
    • New off-ball injury banner shows team and player

Change Log

  • General stability improvements

Franchise Updates

  • Added player name and team to the injury timeout drop-down for off-ball injuries
  • Fixed an issue when withdrawing an offer during the re-sign Big Decision
  • Fixed a UI layout issue when using the Members tab to invite friends to your Franchise
  • Fixed an issue where play call suggestions didn't load after exiting Super Sim
  • Tuned framing for Snapshots when focused on blocked field goals and punts
  • Tuned Snapshot flow at the end of game so wipe correctly hides transition

Madden Ultimate Team Updates

  • Solo Battles
    • Fixed an issue where the game speed was set to Slow in Solo Battles
    • Fixed an issue where the playbooks selected in your lineup wouldn't always be the one brought into your Solo Battle game
  • Solo Challenges
    • Fixed an issue where timeouts would go to 0 when restarting a Solo Battle
  • Pack Reveals
    • Fixed an issue where the pack reveals were not triggering for Fantasy Packs

Visual Updates

  • Fixed an issue causing the Inner Color ring of the player indicator to remain visible after clicking off to another player
  • Fixed an issue causing the green User Success ripple under the player indicator to flash randomly throughout the game
  • Tuning to better frame the camera during Team TD Celebrations
  • Enabled statue presentation for Atlanta Falcons during pregame
  • Tuning of multiple cameras that were behind various stadium geometry during Post Game Tunnel Cut-scenes
  • Updated helmet and chinstrap placement on a variety of players
  • Updated a variety of uniforms
  • Based on feedback gathered from the community about the Player Lock camera:
    • Dev Note: In an effort to create more opportunities to make plays on the ball in Player Lock and Franchise Player, we've replaced the Player Lock cameras with our MUT Squads position-specific cameras. These cameras balance your player and the ball in frame as much as possible. This will enable you to make better reads on the play as it develops, as well as move on the ball in passing situations. In addition, we've implemented a punt and kick return view for Franchise Player when you are put in that position for your team, playing as a Running Back, Wide Receiver, or Defensive Secondary role.
  • Updated player likeness for the following players:
    • Chiefs HB Kareem Hunt
    • Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb
    • Browns HB Nick Chubb
    • 49ers LB Reuben Foster
    • Giants HB Wayne Gallman
    • Lions WR Kenny Golladay
    • Redskins HB Derrius Guice
    • Panthers WR DJ Moore
    • Seahawks HB Rashaad Penny
    • 49ers QB C.J. Beathard
    • Buccaneers LB Kendell Beckwith
    • Chiefs K Harrison Butker
    • Jaguars WR D.J. Chark
    • Eagles HB Corey Clement
    • Saints DE Marcus Davenport
    • Lions LB Jarrad Davis
    • Titans QB Luke Falk
    • Dolphins FS Minkah Fitzpatrick
    • Broncos HB Royce Freeman
    • Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki
    • Eagles TE Dallas Goedert
    • Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton
    • Dolphins DE Charles Harris
    • Vikings CB Mike Hughes
    • Chargers SS Derwin James
    • Cardinals WR Christian Kirk
    • Giants QB Kyle Lauletta
    • Steelers FB Jaylen Samuels
    • Cowboys HB Bo Scarbrough