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Much-Needed Xbox Update Resolves Major Issue With Madden NFL 22 EA Trial

Published 08/22/2021, 12:34 PM EDT

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Electronic Arts hosted a massive limited trial for fans of Madden 22. EA Play subscribers got the chance to get their hands on the game before the rest of the world. However, this served as a limited trial, which will only last for ten hours. More reports from the community shed light on a rather strange glitch that caused the clock to tick even when the game is not being played.

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This has caused major inconvenience for the fans, who wanted to try the title’s trial version before purchasing the game. The American gaming giant has offered a response to this strange glitch and has rolled a patch.


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Xbox has rolled out an immediate hotfix

The game development studio has provided a prompt response to the ongoing issue. It has assured the community that the problem has been addressed and has been effectively removed from the game. The patch has been rolled out for the fans the world over and it will no longer trigger the time even after quitting the game.

The studio has also published a guide to educate users about the update. If in case, a certain portion of the community encounters an issue while updating the game, they can follow the following steps to update your game.


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  • Make sure your console is connected to the Internet, then press the Xbox button to open the guide and select Profile & system (your account icon) > Settings.
  • Select System > Updates & downloads > Update console.
  • If you see a grayed-out No console update available instead of Update console, it’s because you’re already up to date.

You can also update your console even if it is turned off. Just follow these steps to train your Xbox to receive updates while turned off.

  • Press the Xbox button to open the guide and select Profile & system (your account icon) > Settings.
  • Select General > Power mode & startup. Make sure Power mode is set to Instant-on.
  • Go back (press B on your controller) and select System > Updates & downloads. Check to Keep my console up to date.


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This setting will keep your console update at all times and ensure all the issues get patched at the earliest.

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Ayank Chourasia


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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.
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