EA’s Madden NFL series saw another nasty round of franchise errors once again. This time, some players logged into his Madden 23 while on vacation experienced issues related to data storage corrupting files.
according to EAs, the problem started around 2:45 PM on December 28th and lasted until 12:45 AM the next day, December 29th. Players attempting to log into the Madden Franchise servers around this time experienced a data storage he error stating that the League was unavailable, followed by corrupted Online Franchise, Connected Franchise Mode League, and Face of the Franchise files.
EA says the Madden team is trying to recover these files, but estimates that 60% are unrecoverable. The publisher expects to have a timeline by next week, explaining “potential restoration of save files from backups.”
For those who didn’t log in during that period, EA said they should be safe from data storage issues and be able to play. But now that the service is back online, publishers have encouraged players to start new franchises.
Madden players are no strangers to saving losses and nasty bugs. 2021, EA has addressed a game-breaking bug With Madden 22, it expanded well beyond the game’s launch.After building quite a reputation for performance issues and frequent errors, EA decided that Madden 23’s release “The most sophisticated version in a long time“Thanks to new technology for tracking bugs in production.
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