How to fix common Madden NFL 20 issues

by Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Teodor Nechita
Software Managing Editor
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While not as popular as the Football counterpart FIFA 20, Madden NFL 20 is another sports title from EA with an impressive number of fans.

This American football-themed game series has been in the gaming industry for quite some time, and it is still going strong.

However, just like FIFA 20, Madden NFL 20 has its fair share of bugs and issues.

Thankfully, the most common among them have known solutions.

Which are the most common Madden NFL 20 issues?

1. Players are experiencing extremely slow downloads

Try checking your Internet connection for problems.

Try restarting your console or PC and resume download.

Pause the download for a few seconds, and resume it:

  1. On Xbox One, go to Games & Apps
  2. Choose the Queue and then on Madden 20
  3. Press the three lines button on your controller and choose pause installation.
Madden 20 common issues pause xbox game download

2. Players are having installation problems

Try restarting your console or PC and resume the installation.

Make sure you have enough storage space for Madden NFL 20.

  • For PC:
  1. Press Windows
  2. Type in This PC
  3. Right-click on the partition where you want to install Madden NFL 20
  4. Check how much free disk space you have
Madden 20 common issues cehck PC disk space
  • For Xbox:
  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Select System
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Select System
  5. View Storage.
Madden 20 common issues check Xbox disk space

Try clearing your system cache  (beware that this will delete any game saves unless synced with the cloud).

  • For Xbox:
  1. Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
  2. Select System
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Select System
  5. View Storage.
  6. Press Clear local saved games
Madden 20 common issues clear save game data
  • Once that is finished, proceed as follows:
  1. Once finished, select Settings
  2. Choose All Settings
  3. Go to Network
  4. Choose Network Settings
  5. Select Go offline
  6. Restart the Xbox
Madden 20 common issue go offline

3. Players have issues with MUT 20

Some players see an error message that looks something like this when finishing MUT challenges:

Madden 20 common issues MUT error

If you see it, try to exit out of the challenges and go into the main Ultimate Team menu.

If that doesn’t fix it and you consistently see the error message, check your Internet connection.

4. Players are reporting missing Madden bonus items

Make sure you redeemed the code associated with the bonus item.

Make sure you don’t share the game since only the first player gets the bonus.

One method worked when similar issues happened in Madden 19:

  1. Turn the Xbox completely off.
  2. Unplug the power cable for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Plug the cable in, turn the Xbox on and open Madden 20.
  4. Go to MUT, to Store and Claim Packs even if it says 0.

5. PC users are having general audio and video problems

Disable the Origin overlay during the game while running Madden 20.

Disable full-screen optimizations:

  1. Right-click the Madden 20 icon on your Desktop or Start Menu
  2. Select Properties
  3. Click Compatibilities
  4. Check Disable Fullscreen optimizations
Madden 20 common issues full-screen compatibility

A common consensus for solving most video issues is to run the Madden 20 process in real-time in Task Manager and using DirectX 11.

Besides that, you can as well try to reinstall or update video and audio drivers using specialized software, such as DriverFix.

6. Fix common lag and connection issues

Try restarting your console, router, and even your modem, as this can solve most of the issues.

If that doesn’t help, consider opening ports on your network.

For a more in-depth guide on how to open ports for MaddenNFL 20, visit this helpful guide.

7. Fix common controller mapping issues

Plenty of users are running into controller mapping issues.

One solution would be to open origin and perform a game repair.

If that doesn’t work either, all you can do is wait for a new patch to fix the problem.

Keep note that in the case of FIFA 20, EA stated that they only support Xbox controllers on PC.

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