New exploit threatens to ruin Madden 19 Ultimate Team head-to-head matches - Dexerto
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New exploit threatens to ruin Madden 19 Ultimate Team head-to-head matches

Published: 11/Jan/2019 18:41 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 18:52

by Joe Bartel

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A new exploit in which an offensive target is able to “glitch” their way to previously impossible routes and formations has been exposed by popular Madden content creator Gut Foxx.

The exploit, which Gut Foxx suggested EA has known about since August, has started to infiltrate the online head-to-head format and could threaten to take over the Madden 19 NFL Club Championships Live Finals which takes place near the end of January.

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Dubbed “the Motion Freeze Glitch”, a user must first motion their running back to either side of the field (which can only be done in a pass play), and then holding the left stick up, reset the playback to a run.

The ensuing result will see the quarterback create an odd toss to the motioned running back which the CPU-controlled defender will not recognize, yielding, at minimum, a first down.

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A skilled player could then alternate plays out of the glitched formation, utilizing other runs (stretch or toss) to hurt a given user who might overcompensate for the toss.

Perhaps more alarming, the glitch can also be done on passing plays, albeit “motion freezing” a given receiver instead of the running back, creating previously unable route combinations which the secondary will not recognize.

At this time, there isn’t an immediate “fix” to the glitch other than a player “usering” the potential toss, or in the case of a pass play, sliding the cornerback over to the receiver in order to force him to identify it.

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In the case of the running play, the unintended consequence of the action means a defensive user is left to hope his CPU can cover the rest of the options to the other side of the field.

EA and its community officials have yet to comment on the matter. Hopefully this will be fixed sooner, rather than later.

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Snoop Dogg hilariously rage quits Twitch stream after just 26 minutes

Published: 12/Jan/2020 11:04 Updated: 12/Jan/2020 16:57

by Joe Craven

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Snoop Dogg had fans in hysterics after he rage quit a Madden NFL 20 Twitch livestream on January 11, after a meagre 26 minutes. 

Snoop Dogg is one of the biggest artists in the world. He established himself as an iconic hip-hop artist nearly 30 years ago with his Dr Dre produced debut album from 1993. Since then he has gone from strength to strength in the music industry.

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Unfortunately for the 48-year-old, his musical talents do not appear to have translated very well to video games. Snoop, like many other celebrities, has recently transitioned into video games, and live streaming.

FlickrSnoop Dogg’s Twitch streaming didn’t go too well on January 11.

Snoop was playing Madden NFL 20, EA Sports’ most recent installment in the Madden series of sports simulation games.

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He had only been live for 26 minutes and found himself up against a tough opponent – 17-6 down with just 30 seconds of the match remaining. However, things were about to go from bad to worse for the rapper.

The opponent’s offensive play saw him storm through Snoop’s defense for another touchdown, taking the lead to an insurmountable 17 points. For Snoop’s part in the concession, a couple of tackles went hilariously awry as his players dived at the opposition’s running back.

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This was seemingly the straw that broke the camel’s back for Snoop. Without explanation or any words being said, his stream cuts out just after the opponent goes over for the touchdown, leading everyone to the conclusion of an abrupt rage quit.

The clip is hilarious given the sudden, unexpected ending. It appears Snoop is not blessed with patience when it comes to being beaten in video games, as his total live stream run time was an abysmal 26 minutes.

It is not the first time Snoop has show impatience in relation to Madden. Back in November 2019, he cut an interview short after a loss in his Gangsta Gaming League.

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