New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 21, 2021) follows:

EA Madden 22 is one of those games that is making news for being a typical EA title. Launched officially on August 20, the realistic NFL simulator is making noise for being a buggy mess ever since early access to the game began.

While a lot of players welcomed the changes EA made to the game this year, players are angry with EA for not the game before releasing it.

People with early access to the game have reported issues with missing pre-order rewards while others complained about player cards getting stuck in auction house.

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Now, another issue with the auction house has been reported. According to players, the EA Madden 22 auction house/trade tab is locked all of a sudden.

In case you don’t know what it is, the auction/trade tab allows players to sell or buy items. Moreover, you can also search for any item using the search bar and apply filters.

Madden 22 also allows players to set up their own listings using their own card collection.

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I’m curious if the auction house is down for everyone? I finished a challenge and came back and now it’s locked and greyed out so I’m confused as to why and if it’s only me.

@EAHelp once again require more assistance from you guys for banning me from the auction and trade house in madden 22 even though I’ve never broken TOS. What is going on with this game

Now, EA has come out of the shadows and stated that they have temporarily locked the Madden 22 auction house tab. The developers say that they are currently investigating the issue.

Moreover, some accounts were also locked out of Madden Ultimate Team. EA has clarified that the affected accounts will be locked until the issue is fixed.

Not even a day has passed by since the release of Madden 22 and players are really bummed over EA’s incompetence to develop a stable game.


We hope EA fixes the Madden 22 auction house locked bug as soon as possible. Also, make sure you keep an eye on this space since we will be updating you once the issue is fixed.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Gaming Section so be sure to follow them as well.

Update 1 (August 23)

IST 10:02 am: EA GAmes reports that The Auction House and Trade Block are now available. The majority of impacted accounts will reportedly now have access to Madden Ultimate Team. There are still some impacted accounts that will be unable to get into the game mode of Madden Ultimate Team as EA continues to address this issue.

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